Heavy carrier with a 15mm NAC trooper to show the size
The heavy carrier is a weighty beast. I've now glued in a 2" acrylic peg, reinforced at the join with the ship using a short collar of 5/32" brass tubing. For painting the ship I've got a 4" length of 3/16" brass tubing. When I go to use the ship for gaming, I'll need to add another short length of 5/32" tube as reinforcement.
Awaiting assembly are the light carrier, battleship and battlecruiser. I'll probably assemble them tomorrow evening (I need a break from superglue!). I'm taking the fighters and my extra NAC heavy cruiser to work tomorrow to prep.
Going back to basing the fighters, it seems that everyone agrees that 3 fighters on a large hex looks best, which is what I was leaning towards anyway. When I do them, I'll probably play around with different formations to give a bit of variety.