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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break. My current interests are Ancients, ACW, 30YW and SciFi gaming.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

NSL Carrier Assets Primed

I spent yesterday evening assembling the heavy carrier and two escort carriers. The heavy carrier was a right royal pain in the 'arris to put together.This evening they got a blast of grey primer.



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.

Escort carriers


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.




8 comments:

  1. I like how your paints are organized in the back there. I have similar set up with my bake boxes.

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  2. God, those look like great ungainly things to try to put together AND all in white metal too! Yikes! Good on you, girl.

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  3. I those ships! They remind me of the only part I liked from Starship Troopers the movie.... the starships!

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  4. Good stuff. I have a NSL fleet to paint as well I shall enjoy seeing your colour selection.

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  5. Love the look of these ships. Look forward to seein the fleet assembled and painted.

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  6. Great work and I do like the NSL ships they look like the ones in B5

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