Sunday, 13 December 2015

Full Thrust: Escorts and Cruisers

Hi Folks,

I've been chipping away at my small pile of Full Thrust ships (the small foothill of a much larger metal mountain). Nothing major, only a couple of Escort Cruisers, a Light Cruiser, 3 Frigates, a Corvette and what I think is a 'Lancer' - a sort of small ship with a substantial one shot missile pod.

Back left to right: 2 x FT-137 Suffolk class Escort Cruiser (CE), Back Right: 1 x FT-136 Lancaster class Light Cruiser (CL), Front left to right: 3 x FT-134 Troutbridge class Frigate (FF), FT-133 Comanche class Corvette (CT), FT-123 Gladius class Lancer.
Back left to right: 2 x FT-137 Suffolk class Escort Cruiser (CE), Back Right: 1 x FT-136 Lancaster class Light Cruiser (CL), Front left to right: 3 x FT-134 Troutbridge class Frigate (FF), FT-133 Comanche class Corvette (CT), FT-123 Gladius class Lancer.

These are very quick paint jobs. I've only bothered painting the top details as it is unlikely that there will be any need to see the underside of the models. The escort vessels were actually a pleasure to paint and are very quick to do. The Cruisers are slightly more tedious. I'm going to take some advice from Tasmin and try a solution to the paint chipping issue I am having, by coating the mini's with 'Clear' before varnishing.

I've still a couple of Capital Ships, some large transport vessels and some cruisers to do for this batch to be finished. I've been pondering some more on fluff based stuff.

So aside from this slight diversion into space ship painting, I took some time recently to go and meet up with the owner of a local shop. As a result I have a little side project to start soon - but I'm going to keep the pictures for one post rather than spoil it now :P

4 comments:

  1. Quick paint jobs they maybe excellent they still look! nice work dude.

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    1. Thanks Simon. It took me a while to settle on the paint scheme, but I am quite happy with it.

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  2. Stunning. Although quickly done they really do work. Rate them very highly!

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  3. For quick jobs, they look great Jamie. Your fleet must look quite impressive now.

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