Sunday, April 15, 2012

My (first) Bug Fleet

Finished my Entomalian Fleet. Here it is:

Initially, I thought of using Desertscribe's Entomalian paint scheme for mine, but I realised I had a problem: I liked both Desertscribe's and the Studio's jobs for the bugs, and I purchased a Hive Empire Fleet from Studio Bergstrom for which I had no idea of colors to use.

Desertscribe's Entomalians

MKP's colors for the bugs

Bergstrom's Hive Empire Fleet (pic from the site)

To work this out, I chosed to stick to the green theme for the Entomalians and use Desertscribe's scheme for my Hive Empire. So I get to have both variations for bugs colors and don't have to come up with a new look for the Hive Empire. 

This is the pic I used as inspiration to come up with my stile of green for the Entomalians:

The quality of the pics of my ships here isn't the best, as glow is always a chore to get right on pics, but I assure you they are very shiny in person, just as the exosqueleton of a real bug. I haven't sealed them yet, but I'll do that using glow varnish, to preserve the natural glow of the paints I used.

I also applied myself to get a nice glow look on the engines, but once again, the quality of the pics don't show that. Too much light reflection coming from the bedroom's window (even though curtains are closed).

Let's try that with the ships upside down:

And now, the fighters:
Light Fighters

Heavy fighters

They were all based on Studio Bergstrom's silicon stands, and I fit 5 on each, as they were too big to be fit 6 per base, as I usually do. I had enough fighters to come up with 12 squadrons - 6 light and 6 heavy.

Next on the Wish list is the Carnivorans and the Earth Alliance fleet form Babylon 5.

While I wait for these, I'll invest my hobby time on getting my ruleset finnally ready.

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  1. They came out great! I can see the iridescent effect you were going for. I'm looking forward to seeing your Hive fleet, too.