Here is the beginning of my Federation Fleet (Klingon Fleet still to be purchased). From largest to smallest are the NCC Heavy Cruiser (Enterprise), NCL Light Cruiser, Frigate and Shuttlecraft. I picked these really nicely detailed ships from Amarillo Design Bureau, they have an extensive selection of models from Federation, Klingon, Romulan to everything in between. Great looking pieces and should be a blast to paint up…think I’ll work on one of my Shuttlecraft models first.
Archive for March, 2010
I purchased a really nice Lionel train for Perdition’s Gulch, but needed a passenger car to go along with it. So after blowing the budget on the steam engine and its tender I scoured eBay for an inexpensive passenger car. I found that I liked the looks of the older Pullman cars, but the price tag was still a little steep. Then I came across this broken down unit…with a new paint job, some new trucks and a completely redone inside this passenger car will be just what the doctor ordered!
Here are two spectre hobbits I made from a spare Merry and Pippin (never trow away any of your conversion parts….you’ll never know what good they’ll be later on). The skeletal parts were from Ebob’s skeleton armatures and just adding bits of tattered greenstuff makes perfect torn clothing.
Still plugging away on Nathan’s Undead Standard Bearer…he is coming along well I think. I almost gave up on this scheme and went for the classic ghost look, but kept pushing forward and after painting the rusted sword I was sold. That is when the ADD stuck…and his hobbit buddy was created. I used an old chopped up hobbit I had laying around in my drawer and used one of Ebob’s skeleton armatures for his missing parts. Once his greenstuff parts are dry I’ll give him the same rotten look the standard bearer has.
He was a fun (and tiny) model to paint up. Think that they will look pretty cool in my display case once I finish off the rest of the company.
I came away pretty impressed on how the lens on the rifle turned out and that I was able to paint his open eye without too much issue as it was really close to the rifle’s scope. The camouflage looks really cool in real life…blown up in the photo…ehh, but that is ok. 🙂
For those that know me in this hobby, I have little ability to stick with one type of miniature for long periods of time (which is why I rarely paint large ones often…however I have quite a few I need to tackle). So in between painting a batch of Hobbits or Rangers or some such I dabble with another model here and there. I presently own 10 of ZombieSmith’s Quar models and think that they are a great little distraction here and there for me.
Here is a Quar sniper. I am going to paint his skin to look like my dachshund Ogi. 🙂