Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Sa'Kean'Tha

Here is a squadron of Sa'Vasku Sa'Kean'Tha scouts. According to the fleet book, it has similar to the Sa'An'Tha scouts, except it is smaller, but more heavily armored. These ships were painted in the identical fashion to the Sa'An'Tha (multiple dry brushes with lighter shades of brown and blend from the body to the spikes).

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Shifting to Full Thrust

I started collecting minis about a decade ago. One of the first minis I got was the Full Thrust Sa'Vasku from Ground Zero Games. There's something about the concept of bioships with a Cuthuluesque aesthetic that I find interesting. They are also quite powerful ships in the Full Thrust universe. Here is a squadron of Sa'An'Tha scouts. I have not seen any photos of painted Sa'Vasku anywhere so I decided to show what I have in my collection. The main body was base coated with dark brown. The hull received successive dry brushes with lighter shades of brown. The spikes were then painted with ivory white and then blended into the body with medium brown. A rather creepy, but unique appearing fleet.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Draconia

After a long hiatus, I finally found time to paint and photograph some ships and fleets that have been resting on my table for the past few months. Up first is the Draconia from Buck Rodgers in the 25th century. The model is from Mini Model Madness and can occasionally be seen on ebay. It's a large one, about 7 inches long. for the color scheme, I started with a base coat of barn red, followed by dry brushes of victorian red, bright red and finally orange. Engine glow was painted white. Here is a rear view:
This was a very detailed model and relatively complex to assemble. However, I had fun with assembling and painting this model. All I need now is a bunch of hatchet fighters and to figure out how to make a Earth Directorate fleet to oppose this monster.