Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Neverness enters the Space Race

+++From the cold ship yards of Fenris, emerges the battle barge 'Ragnar's Breath'. Pictured above on it's first test voyage, not yet fully armed and outfitted with the killing arsenal that will rid the nearby systems of the the xenos scum that pollute them. Hark, for the origin of this majestic war machine is upon you.+++

It's been damn near 10 years since I last played BFG. Warfrog and I spent a solid day playing the heck out this game, and I don't think either of us has messed with it since. However Masta Cheef and his grot underlings have been playing it off and on and bloging away with some impressive paint-jobs, and with my gathering of the Rogue Trader supplements for the RPG, my interest in finally building my fleet has been growing. Recently while shifting'stock' around, I came across this battle barge in a zip-loc GW UK parts bag. Why I ordered this like this I have no idea, but alas here it was:

Cleaned up, which was to me a far more challenging task then I originally thought (remember this statement, it becomes the theme) I figured I could quickly paint this between business trips.
Here it is base coated in Shadow Grey. This was a pain in the ass, as all the little details were preventing paint from filling the voids. Once I got to a satisfactory point, I wanted to proceed, but the fricking model kept chipping. So, again, satisfied with it at a certain point, I took it outside and blasted it with one of my favorite art tools: Workable Fixative.

The mid coat and highlights went fairly quickly, and here it was just before the final highlight stages and assembly.

And a closer view...

Assembly, again was a pain in the ass that I thought would be far less challenging. Once I got most of it together, I added decals to the...fin things with the yellow circles... and then proceeded to build it most of the way.

Here it is without the turrets and lances -just don't have the time tonight to do them and do this blog. Also I've been itching to play around with photographing this ship against the star field background that I made a few years ago using felt squares, paint and a tooth brush. This is my star field for playing the game on but I works good for photos too I think. With slightly better lighting, I think I can achieve the effect I'm after (my favorite pic is the one that I started this blog entry with)

Once I finish this (adding the guns), and move on to the rest of the fleet, I will take more pics and experiment a bit more with the lighting.



Da Masta Cheef said...

'Ragnar's Breath'


Stoopid Beakies! Yooz iz no macth fer da fleetz of Admurrals Orkbar & Ballzey!!!

neverness said...

...until we get out lances and turrets mounted, you might be right grot-boy!