Wednesday, 26 July 2017

What time is it?

It's tiny purple spaceship time!

Yep, I've been painting Dropfleet Commander ships again. By this stage there's very little else for me to say about them, but I feel honour bound to list all of my painting efforts, so here we are. Let's all just stay strong, we can get through this.

Right, here we go. Deep breath.

First up, a couple of Opal frigates. These improve on one of the "interesting" features of the Shaltari, their ability to raise shields for extra protection, at the cost of being visible from much further away.

Ships with entirely fair special rules

When these ships are within 6" of a Shaltari vessel that has its shields up, they confer a re-roll. As you can imagine, this is incredibly well received by my opponent.

Also! I've painted some of these...

Ships with entirely fair close action weaponry
These are Amethyst cruisers. They have close action weapons that allow them to ignore enemy point defences, so although they can't attack at long range they're pretty nasty at close range. As a nice bonus, the Shaltari version of "close range" is the longest in the game. Although I haven't fielded these yet, I'm sure they will also be received in very good humour once they're on the table.

There now, that wasn't so bad, was it? Final thing to do is to look at the scores...

Sadly, there's a problem here. The Joy of Six show in Sheffield took place recently, and, well, I bought some stuff.

Specifically, a couple of 6mm buildings (no big deal) and a couple of packs of 6mm MDF wall. Sadly, there are 12 sections to a pack, so that's another 24 models to add to the count. Ooops.

With all that in mind, here we go...

Painted: 103
Acquired: 118

Aww, dammit.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Been around the world twice, talked to everybody once

At last, I've painted something that isn't another tedious incremental build of a force I've posted about here many times before.

Sadly, photographic evidence has been hard to produce, but I've had a go...

Rootin', tootin',

shootin', parachutin'
As you may or may not be able to tell from these (frankly terrible) pictures, these are US Navy SEAL frogmen.

They've been difficult to photograph because I've given them entirely black wetsuits, equipment and weapons. I've also followed my standard basing method for modern models and gone for a tarmac effect. The result of all that is a very black model, with only various shades of grey highlight and a face to add anything approaching colour.

This did make them very easy to paint, at least. I don't have any immediate plans to use these, although there are a few back-burner projects that they'll be handy for at some point. Mainly I just felt like painting something different! I did show the photos to Kieron and caused him to start muttering about 7TV, so they may show up at some point...

Anyway, numbers!

Painted: 97
Acquired: 92