Sunday, April 28, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Now wer are getting to the larger ships. This is primarily a beam armed ship, however, a variant exists which is armed with salvo missiles. These ships are larger than corresponding destroyers in other fleets, making it easier to paint the national emblem on the ships.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
A relative small frigate, however versatile in its armament. It shares many design similarities with the Athena. In terms of starship design, the asymmetric contour Ibiza and the Athena are interesting and these two ships are probably my favorite ships in the FSE fleet.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013
FSE ship doctrine uses ordinance as their primary offensive armament with beam weapons as secondary. Defensively, ships emphasize mobility over armor/screens. To compensate for the fragile hull, FSE ships tend to be larger than the comparable classes in the other human factions. The Mistral scoutship is an example of this combat doctrine. Variants exist which replace a beam with a submunition pack or with armor.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Switching gears to the 3rd main human faction in the Tuffyverse. After the split of the European Space Force in 2101, The Federal Stats Europa (L'Astromarine) formed one of the major remnants of that organization (the other is the NSL). Fleet doctrine emphasizes mobility instead of defense. Offensively, they rely upon ordinance and therefore are susceptible to disruption to supply lines.
In deciding how to paint these ships, I went to the Full Thrust Wiki for ideas. The national flag colors are yellow and dark blue. I did not want to use a dark blue base for the ship as it may make some of the details harder to see. I did have a bluish grey, which I think would be more appropriate for military ships. What you see are some of the results. Shown above are the Mirage IX fighters. Below are the larger Camerone heavy fighters.
Painting was relatively straightforward. Start with a hippo grey (Ceramcoat) basecoat. Follow with a heavy drybrush of wedgewood blue (Ceramcoat). Detail the cockpit and engines.