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On RikuEru's Table: Battle-Barge and Gothic-Class Cruisers

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Hi, I'm RikuEru, I have mostly been a lurker and like-thrower in this subforum, mostly just posting in the Space Wolves Sub-forum.
But... I want to do more than "just" Space Wolves, with the collection of 'other' (sub-)factions' minis "slowly" growing.

So this'll be my little WIP thread, so I can keep track of my own work for once and get some magnificent feedback from the best people on B&C (that's you!) without being confined to a single sub-forum.

I dare keep this first post as a "one day maybe" Register for various project posts I can link to within this thread, if the Mods allow me to do so!? (Someone smite me with his favourite Power-weapon if I ever forget to update this...)


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Some weeks ago I started on more than two dozen Custodes (Including Captain-General Kitten... yes... I am sorry.) who've been waiting to be painted since forever.
I got them primed and ready, even started on some of them... but some paints were missing, they were quite the hassle and I lost my mojo for them, for now. This is them, pre-priming:

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So I got myself into something different...
Over the last few weeks I have been busy with these, to do something different for once:

I started off with some little Imperial Torpedo-Boats... IN SPACE! ...to try out how to do BFG models.
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And these worked out pretty well. They were quick and fun to do, tho hard to photograph, just with a phone. The "cuppolas" aren't gold, they are Contrast Yellow, to make them a tad bit more distinct. But alas...

So I was quite motivated and eager to start with my Space Marine Fleet!
 

I began with 10 tiny little Hunter-Class Destroyers!

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And the 3 Frigates take flight!
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...the Strike Cruiser comes right after.
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And the Fleet so far...

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Something big... LOOMS in the future.
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I haven't painted anything this heavy since one of the Trolls or the Mumakil for LotR, I think.

...and after that something even bigger will come around! I'll have to figure out how and on what base I put it tho... (If you have input, I am all eagor to hear it!)
Mama Hrafnkel for those interested: (got it from Shapeways. It was a gift for myself when I finished my degree. ...no, I am absolutely not explaining myself for no reason right here...)

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Generally I can ONLY recommend getting your hands on some of these old BFG models on ebay or in trade groups, if you can. (*cough* Shapeways... *cough* Tell me which of these were printed and I'll give you a cookie and a horn of mjod!)
They are something... different... to regular Marines. Spraying, Shading and then Drybrushing gets you so damn far with these already. Then you'll just pick out the Details YOU want and do them however you want.
It's something different in style too. The scale gives you a different kick to finishing a new kickass Squad or some Hero of (your own) Legend.
...I finished a damn FLEET of over a dozen Chapter Vessels! And soon a BATTLE-BARGE will follow!
(I guess that's part of the kick for people who do Adeptus Titanicus too!? - ...and to an extent also the people who do Aeronautica Imperialis/Epic)


But... what's happening on the Primaris front!?
Well... uuuh...
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142 Primaris Marines (26 of those being Characters/HQs), 2 Ambots for the Iron Priests, 3 Wolves, 3 Landmines.
Not pictured:
...two tanks, two Ogryn Servitors for the Iron Priests, Leman Russ (lying around since the Forgeworld Open Day in Amsterdam where he was first available), Freki & Geri, an unfinished Stormfang/wolf Conversion, unassembled Logan Grimnar on Sled, a Leviathan Dread, far too many (probably just as many) Firstborn I kinda can't be arsed to do anymore.

And then the Custodes, a few "Adventurers and Allies", a half-finished Imperial Knight, I think some Skitarii somewhere... and some Sisters of Silence and probably other stuff I forgot...

My girlfriend's Start Collecting Thousand Sons Box I will have to build for her, because she only likes painting them...
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Then there's the Orks, Necrons and Sisters a friend of mine got.


Well... enough to keep me occupied, even without new (Primaris) Releases.


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Nice one, looking forward to seeing these all progress :tu:


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Those space bases are really cool.

How did you do them?

Dallo

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So yeah, long story short.

Dallo <- Blame that guy.

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Nice one, looking forward to seeing these all progress thumbsup.gif

 

Thank you! Don't expect too much too fast tho, as hobbytime is pretty irregular. Tho this, the TITH Thread and some other bits atleast help with the motivation part.
 

Those space bases are really cool.

How did you do them?

Dallo

I will do a proper Tutorial, when I do the next ones, with step by step pictures (Even tho it's not that hard). Still have to do three big ones and 5 small ones.

As for today's progress (with some prep time and drybrushing the days before):

I made some progress on the Battle-Barge...
Slowly but surely adding some gold trim. Not finished for the night yet, but I wanna add to it slowly, as not to overdo it...

 

 

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She's a fine, shiny lady...


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I love how you do the different coloured nebula on the BFG bases to identify squads - I think - if so, a beautiful and brilliant idea.


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Loving the BFG bases, reminds of images in the WD as a kid.
All looks good and enough to keep you very busy.

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Loving the BFG bases, reminds of images in the WD as a kid.
All looks good and enough to keep you very busy.

-Noctem

Thank you! I never had a WD during that time, only the DeAgostini Magazine for the LotR game & miniatures.
But I have vague memories of baffledly looking through the ships on the online store.

 

I love how you do the different coloured nebula on the BFG bases to identify squads - I think - if so, a beautiful and brilliant idea.

Thank you, too! Yea, that was the general idea. Even tho I might never play, I liked that to be the case, if I ever do.

And because Brother Dallo asked on how I do the Space and Stars Flight Bases, here you go!

How to do: Space and Stars Flight Bases!

Step 1:

Assemble your flight bases. Cut out a long strip of cardboard. Put some double sided sticky tape on it. Put the Flight Bases on it.

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Step 2:

Prime them black. (Remember the shaking the can. Warming the can in lukewarm water before can do wonders, too!)
Due to the transparent plastic, it's sometimes hard to tell if it's not fully covered yet or just glossy black primer already - it takes some getting used to, so you sometimes need to do a second layer of black.

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Step 3:

Rip up an old sponge. (RIP. AND. TEAR.) Then dabble on some Grey Seer onto the sponge, rub of some of the paint on a piece of paper, then put it onto the bases. You decide on how much and the structure of it.
Either dab it on, for the "gas clouds", or lightly brush it on in long strokes for the more "streamy" variety (third from the left).
If you need inspiration or ideas, look for pictures on interstellar nebulae and what kinda structures they can form - basically any error you could make at this step could just be a strangely formed nebula. Don't worry too much about it.

{"Why Greyseer, Rikueru?" - Well, it's a very light grey, which behaves REALLY well and works well with Contrast colours on top!}

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Step 4:

Repeat the same with some White Scar, but only at the "center" of your greyseer clusters/streams - basically a Highlight.
(Remember to shake it REALLY well. You sure you shaken it enough? Yes?! SHAKE IT MORE!
Also make sure you have none of the nasty white "blobs" of paint sticking to your sponge!)

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Step 5:

Now for some colour!
Use -whatever- Contrast Colour you like! Does it fit your fleet? Is it your favourite colour? Is it your partner's favourite colour? Both of them?
It doesn't really matter. Again, look at pictures of interstellar nebulae, any colour is possible, any colour combination is possible.

Apply the Contrast colour in a thin layer ALL over the base (even the black parts). Now take either a dry brush (which has seen the best of his days pass by - not a new one!) or some pieces of paper towel, to remove some of the Contrast at the center of your clusters/streams, so you get NEARLY white parts in the middle and darker coloured edges.
Now add some more Contrast of your favourite variety (or a second colour) at the edges and here and there.
You can also wetblend two contrast colours or thinly layer them over each other.

Be creative, play with the Contrast colours, trust your gut, go with your instincts.
If it REALLY turns out to your disliking - and a night of sleep doesn't help to change your judgement - just prime it black again. There's no detail to loose on these flat bases.

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Step 6 a):

The aforementioned steps can be done in quick succession, because it doesn't take long to dry, but NOW you should let the Contrast colours dry fully!

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Now get your White Scar again and get yourself a straight sewing needle of average size. [Handle with care!]
(Pros of the Hobby who trust their painting skills and have good brushes might want to use a brush for this!? I chose this because it was easy, fast AND reliable. Also no tip of a Brush needs to suffer.)

We won't be using the tip of the needle, as that would take ridiculously long and would make teeny tiny stars. (Go ahed, if you want that, tho!)
Instead we use the BACK of the needle, the ear - because it has the right size and can hold some colour!

With the needle, you can now put down all the stars you want.
As you can see, I dabbed the needle onto the cardboard a few times, to get rid of excess paint, to make smaller stars.
You can vary them in size, line them up, group them in clusters or let them stand alone in the deep dark.
Go wild, stop whenever you want.

When you are done, take some Abaddon Black to clean up the Flight Base stems, if any of the colours got on them, to clean up.

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Step 7 [Optional]:

For some variety, or as markings, hidden details, easter eggs or just for fun, you can also add a few "coloured" stars.
In my example I used Lothern Blue, Wazdakka Red, Auric Armour Gold and Stormhost Silver! (The last didn't work out as well as I thought)

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AND you're done! Congratulations!
Now put on your models and enjoy as they fly through space!

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Edit:
I forgot to add the WiP shot of my big beauty, as I made some progress on her over the last week...

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Edited by RikuEru, 19 September 2021 - 09:09 PM.

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Lovely tutorial, I think I'll try this out on some of my old BFG Chaos ships. Thanks for sharing, that BIG ship in the last post looks ace.
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I finished this lovely lady today:

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Probably will find some tiny things here and there to touch up on, but in general, I am quite happy with how she turned out.
But now, what next to do!?


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I put the ol' lady on her base!
 

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And over the last few days I worked on these Gothic-Class Cruisers:

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Now... I will do something GOLDEN and Bigger than anything I ever did.


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