As I posted before, I am building a Battlefleet Gothic Alpha Legion fleet out of Firestorm Armada minatures. Now I revised my first three ships and added some details. Luckily my girlfriend took some new pictures and they turned out very well!
Today I just finished my Grey Knights strike cruiser. For the model I used Firestorm Armada’s Zenian League Rense System Navy (RSN) Phoenix Class Destroyer.
For the basecoat I used Citadels Chaos Black, then Vallejos Gunmetal Metal. Then I inked the whole miniature with Badab Black, let it dry and afterwards drybrushed everything with Vallejo Game Color Silver.
The details are painted with Shining Gold, Golden Yellow, Scarlett Red and highlighted with brightened up versions of the same colours. Then I added some Games Workshop’s decals using Vallejos Decal Medium to cover and soften the borders of the decals so you won’t see them. Some lines and dots of white colour were put on the highest lying edges of the hull to strengthen the shining impression of the metal body.
In Spartan Games’ February 2014 Release there will be new battlecruisers for every faction (scroll down). Just two more weeks of waiting.
Though I think Firestorm Armada’s spaceships are a bit too large for my taste, they again look awesome – and can again be used as proxy models for Games Workshops’ Battlefleet Gothic. Especially the Marshal class battlecruiser (Terran Alliance) and the Hasta class battlecruiser (Sorylian Collective) have a great look in my opinion.
As you can see my Battlefleet Gothic Traitor fleet (Alpha Legion colour scheme) is growing. Or at least it is getting some paint. As already mentioned previously I use Firestorm Armada models as chep proxies.
From left to right you can see:
– Sorylian Collective Plumbata Class Corvette -> perfectly to use for escort ships with a lance weapon in the front (e.g. Chaos Idolator Class Raider)
– Zenian League RSN Spook Class Cruiser -> I think it fits very good for Imperial Navy Cruisers although I use this as a Chaos carrier
– Corsairs Brigand Class Cruiser -> they have a nice ‘evil’ look so you can use them as ‘standard’ Chaos Cruisers
Some of my friends and me recently started playing Battlefield Gothic, one of the abandoned, unloved “Specialist Games” from Games Workshop.
Because the miniatures are now out of production we decided to use spaceships from Firestorm Armada. They look suprisingly good and in comparison they are really cheap.