Thursday, 20 October 2016

A new project!

As a man in possession of approximately 4 tonnes of unpainted models in his garage, the last thing I need is a new project that adds more stuff to the pile.

So, of course, that's exactly what I've got.

Last year I, along with the rest of our little gaming group, backed the Dropfleet Commander kickstarter, which is now shipping. I'm still waiting for my box (which will contain way more models than I need), but Wes has his, and has kindly handed over the Shaltari ships so I can get started with painting.

And start I have!

These turn out to be a bit easier to paint than I was expecting - as they're plastic, the details aren't as deep as on resin models. Normally that would make things harder, but I've been finding that with the Dropzone Shaltari the most time-consuming part is basecoating the vast areas of intricate detail on each model. So, weirdly, it's a relief to have less well-detailed models to paint for a change.

I have another 4 ships to paint at the moment. As far as I know, not having any rules yet, that's not enough for a game, but at least I'll not be starting completely from scratch when more of them turn up...