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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.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Challenge Entry #19 - NAC Fleet

Late last year, I painted up the NAC intro fleet I'd won in a prize draw on Seb's blog. Moving on a few months, my final final entry to this year's Challenge were the extra ships I'd ordered to upgrade it to a mega fleet.

With the intro fleet I'd made a bit of a booboo at the early stage (I was a bit too heavy with the wet brush stage) and had to go back and do a wash step to add some depth to the base colour of the hull. With these ships I learnt my lesson and the wash step wasn't needed (nor the preceding gloss varnish step) - quite handy really, as otherwise I probably wouldn't have finished them before the deadline!

That's enough blather from me though - you want to see the pics.

The Fleet:




Scout Ships:




Corvettes:



Heavy Cruiser and 2 Escort Cruisers:




Battleship:



Battle Dreadnought:




Super Dreadnought:






Tomorrow I'll be posting a review of my Challenge with pics of all my entries (and my hall of shame).


14 comments:

  1. I was really impressed with the detail and work you put into these very nice work Tamsin

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  2. All your spaceships have been real eye candy. Coupled with the mass it makes four a great collection. Well done.

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  3. Stunning work Tamsin! Very impressed with these ships!

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  4. These spaceships are very nice! I was quite taken by your spaceship stuff.

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  5. Nice work Tamsin. You have a knack for adding just the right amount of highlight colour to make them interesting without being over complicated.

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  6. Great looking fleet - the ships have a nice character to them
    What ruleset do you use them with?

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  7. Fantastic looking fleet. I love all the little touches of paint here and there it brings it all to life nicely. I really like how you have done the thrusters in that cold blue flame effect compliments the miniatures nicely

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  8. Another nice fleet. I now believe your aim is to have a fleet of every type. )

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  9. Very impressive Tamsin - great detail you picked out.
    Cheers
    Dan

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  10. Nobody does them better Tamsin, well done.

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  11. Wonderful work. Really wonderful. Looks like an aweful lot of work to paint all those details.

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  12. Thanks guys!

    @ Miles - I'll be using them for Full Thrust. Getting the right amount of highlighting is a matter of trial and error. I got it very badly wrong with my initial go on my NSL heavy carrier

    @ Simon - the blue-flame effect thruster is copied from other people. My only addition is to wash with fluo blue at the end.

    @ Clint - I might stop at 6 fleets....

    @ Markus - it is quite a lot of work, but the fiddliness is the worst part.

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