My choice of colours/materials has led to unforeseen problems, and the sheer number of models in this project has proved daunting (6 frigates, 6 escorts, 4 destroyers, 1 Dreadnought = 17 models – the last project was 5!)
|The Escorts. Not sure about the orange energy thing now.|
|Virtually finished Bulwarks|
|The beginnings of a freehand snake|
As a result I’ve gone over the white lines with liquitex fluorescent purple – but even that isn’t as bright as I’d have liked. It’s almost been a case of ‘back to the drawing board’
|Overhead view of a Bulwark frigate. |
They're quite slim from that angle.
This gave the effect I was looking for on the engines – a nice slate grey. I highlighted afterwards with a 0.7mm POSCA Metallic blue pen.
|Another frigate with black/green/white motif|
I decided the pale green looked a bit bland, so I have added a little bit of design to the undersides – at first with a Liquitex Green Gold – an olive green colour that, if applied lightly, becomes a dark greeny yellow – but the difference between that and the original Basil Green was negligible, so I over painted with Secret weapon washes’ ‘Baby Poop’ – another olive green (and not at all like the colour they show on their webpage).
I’m really hoping to have some finished models to show you all next time – so fingers crossed!
|Fin detail on the frigates|
|The phoenix destroyers with a test 'rense' logo on the upper example|
|I continued the same lower body pattern across all four Phoenix destroyers|
|The power cascades light up on the dreadnought|
|Rear view. I still have to work on the engines.|
|Close up of power cascades. I need to brighten these - they've suffered from the watercolour basecoat and darkened.|
|The main bridge. I've had to bite the bullet and opt for |
multiple coats of white on the bridge window areas.
|Front fork and main weapon detail|
|Three-quarter side view of the dreadnought|
|View from the front|
|The engines are starting to get there|
|I'm saving all the fancy bits on this 'til last -|
I'd like this one to be right
|Overhead Phoenix - a classic crucifix.|
|The flight of the... [gets coat]|