Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Firestorm Armada: Rense System Navy fleet

This project took far longer than I wanted it to - 13 months in all, though several of them were just 'stall' periods where I couldn't raise the enthusiasm to finish stuff.
Overall, I'm not as pleased with this project as I was with my previous Firestorm Armada foray. I think, as I've mentioned in previous posts, that I overcomplicated the painting. Another lesson learned. 

So, on with the pictures:
Dreadnought and frigates



Forward!

The fleet sails on


Frigate close up

Frigate close up

Dreadnought underside

Most of the fleet


The dreadnought is closely guarded

They sail by

Making the jump to lightspeed


Phoenix class destroyer

Phoenix class destroyer

Phoenix class destroyer

Banshee class dreadnought


Banshee class dreadnought

Banshee class dreadnought

Dreadnought bridge detail

Dreadnought launch bays and fore weapons

Phoenix class destroyer

A flight of frigates

Frigates recede into the distance


Oh! here they come again


Escorts


Phoenix class destroyer







Destroyer and Escorts







I wanted to convey the 'Elite' nature of the RSN, so I decided each vessel would have a unique fin identification. The destroyers would have this plus another group id marker. I'm happy with some of them. The Frigates and Escorts were painted freehand, whereas I used decals for the larger ships.
Fin detail on frigates

Fin detail on Escorts

Fin detail on Destroyer

Fin detail on Destroyer. I wasn't as happy with this one.

Fin detail on Destroyer

Fin detail on Destroyer

Fin detail on Dreadnought








Engine detail

Engine detail


I'm glad these are finally off the table. I have a Marauders project for F:A to do at some point, but I think I'll be working on my Laserburn 15mm and Dystopian Wars projects before they get underway, not even mentioning the others. (Oh, I just mentioned them :/)

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