September 20, 2014

Imperial Lambda Shuttle

Finally got around to finishing my Imperial Shuttle, I airbrushed over the ship months ago adding shading in various greys and white to make the ship less stark white and black since it should be much more subtle. Then I added some streaking down the wings and then using old GW Badab Black outlined the panels and details. It's not as harsh as the original black wash. To gloss up the canopy I used some Tamiya Smoke which gave a really nice shine.

September 16, 2014

Who You Gonna Call?

Just arrived from Crooked Dice the Paranormal Investigators and hungry ghost. I can't wait to get these painted. When they were announced I immediately ordered an ECTO-1 Hallmark decoration (it plays the Ghostbusters theme song) from Ebay to go with them. I already had the Mr Staypuff moneybox from a couple years ago. They look like very clean casts which they should be since I ordered them the 1st day they were available so 1st run casting.

September 6, 2014

Pile of Rebel Scum mods: E-wing, Y-wing, HWK and magnetized B-wings

Some new stuff. Decided today that I wanted to get rid of the big roof gun on my E-wing and give it one of those tiny double barrels turrets like most of the artwork including the LEGO kit of the E-wing has. The original gun peg popped out half way through me cutting it off. Then I made a tiny turret like how I did my Y-wing ones. Also decided to do up a Y-wing ace in dark red a bit like the scum ones. I also did some extra markings on my Z-95s and painted a HWK like Immaterium Press' one cause I really liked it.

Some better shots of the HWK

decided to magnetize my B-wings as well purely so I could get them to take up less room in my carry case

my effort at speeding up setup by having all my ships already on their bases ready to go with their dial

September 5, 2014

Blockade Runner Engines Glow

Finally got my hands on a Tantive IV and wanted some nice bright engines and not game to put lights inside so TO THE AIRBRUSH!

1st I sprayed white onto the center of each engine

next a good coat of fleuro orange

then sprayed yellow around the middle then white in the center tubes, with a touch more yellow added by brush on the edge of the tube. Then some charcoal grey sprayed on the engines after masking the ends for a touch more contrast.

The corvette and smaller Corellion ship flying past MIR space station.

I also drilled out those horn things at the bottom of the ship. Repainted the red around the bridge window and glossed the window 4 or 5 times to make it nice and shiny.

I'll probably add a lot more shading to the ship but unsure how much weathering to add since the original was relatively clean compared to most Star Wars ships.

The fleet assembles

September 2, 2014

Ships in Space

Here's a bunch of better photos on the space mat instead of the cutting mat