Sunday, September 18, 2011

Yes we Game!

A couple months ago I was looking for a gaming club on my city where I could get together with like minded folks. Turned out I live few hundred yards from the biggest wargaming club in Brazil (!), the "Tropas Polares" (Polar Troops).

Looking around the web, one may think wargaming is restrict to USA and UK, but that's not true. Particularly in my country, wargamig is growing, and growing fast.

Last Saturday, we had a Flames of War (FOW) tournament. For those who don't know, it's a 28mm (I believe) World War II miniature game. I didn't play, for I don't know the rules yet, but guys there had a lot of fun, and I thought I'd post some pictures of the tables.

I'm still working on those Centauri. The wash I did looks awful, and I'm still not sure what I'm gonna do to fix it...

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

United Federation of Planets Fleet

Here is my Federation fleet. I've never been much into those designs, so I didn't put much effort on this fleet. But, anyway, here they are, after all, my romulans need something to blow up...

Federation Starbases. 

All models on this fleet are Micro Machines. All I did was some washing on several of them, including the starbases above, to make them look more realistic.

Now this is one design I was loved: The Intrepid Class. This is the class to which the Voyager belongs.

A Squadron of Defiants in formation.

Next, the Centauri!

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fighters, fighters and more fighters!

I finished painting my fighters for general use. I have some to work as interceptors and others to work as bombers. I painted little details in red or blue so to differentiate which are controlled by each player.

 Blue Interceptors

Blue Bombers

Red Interceptors

Red Bombers

Those are Studio Bergstrom fighters. As I mentioned in a previous post, they come with silicon hex bases, perfect for displaying them as squadrons. All you have to do is glue your fighters on the tips of needles and stick them on the silicon. You can take the needles off as you like, without damage to the base, allowing you to keep track of casualties without using dice. Pretty cool, uh?!

I plan on using those fighters for a multitude of races, as having specific fighters for each fleet I currently own is simply not feasible...

I even based some Battlefleet Gothic fighters I had on those silicon bases, since those original bases they come with are simply horrible (a good example of how big hobby companies are not always the best in everything...):

I also finished my Federation fleet, and am almost done with the Centauri, so, expect new posts very soon!

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Cardassian Fleet

I've been slow on posting, lately, due to too much work on my paint desk, but now let's see some new pics. Featuring, the Cardassian Union:

The Galors and stations are Micro Machines, the Keldons and Hidekis are from Studio Bergstrom. I basically primed them all black and then drybrushed 2 types of yellow. Overall, they look much more weary than in the show, just as I wanted.

I did some wash on the Space Stations, to give them a more realistic look. (check the amount of fur on that felt. That's one more reason why I use cotton mats for gaming...)

The Centauri Fleet is on the works, and it became clear already that these are going to be the most complex I ever painted...

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