A blog about my wargaming in Middle-earth, the Old World and some other far away places across the void, with Grand Scale 10mm (and some 15mm) miniatures using the Warmaster, Blitzkrieg Commander, Cold War Commander, Future War Commander and GW's The War of the Ring (and some other ) rule systems. Oh, and there might be the odd post about roleplaying and board games here and there. So all the usual geeky stuff we are so proud of!
I'm not currently building a Star War's fleet but I have wanted a scaled Millennium Falcon equivalent to use for ACTA Star Fleet (and NO winging about this being a crossover, Reader!). I have loved the Millennium Falcon since I was a kid and saw the first Star Wars movie. So I have always wanted one. As such, I finally purchased one of Mr Bergstrom recently and painted it up.
Lots of detail for such a small ship
Painting it was very simple. I just followed this process:
Based the miniature on a flying stand.
Base coated it in Chaos Black
Wet brushed it in White
Inked it in Nuln Oil (i.e. black ink)
Dry brushed in White again to the level of paint application I wanted
Painted red bits in a suitable red paint using a VERY fine brush
Painted the engine outlet in light blue
Painted the gun in Administratum Grey
Painted Nuln Oil ink into depressed areas in order to highlight the raised areas.
I didn't use the hole in the model for inserting the flight stand as I felt it was a little too far to the back of the model for what I wanted. So I instead cut off the small peg at the top of the flight stand and glued the now flat top of the base of the centre of the miniature.
"Punch it Chewie!"
So how big is this tiny fella? You can see below next to an ADB Destroyer and MicoMachines Light Cruiser. Its the perfect size for an ADB 2400 scale fleet.
Under escort. Clearly been a bad boy again!
So its a good fit for ADB 2400 / Attack Wing / MicroMachines scale and will go well with my ACTA fleet.
Its a beastie of a base and just the right size and shape I needed for a Federation Starbase.
Guarding the frontier!
Starbase 27 was one of two new starbases (the other being SB12) built along the Klingon Border following the Four Years War. So this monster will be filling in for Federation starbases in my ACTA games.
Painting was fairly simple too.
Basecoat in Chaos Black
Wet brush in Administratum Grey
Ink in Black Ink
Do as many dry brush coats with Administratum Grey as required to get the desired effect (it too me about three goes to get the coat I was after).
Paint windows in a very light blue.
Paint details with Bleached Bone
Paint docking access ports in light blue
Close-up of docking access port
I have to confess that I haven't detailed the underside of this baby yet. Just wanted to get this one off my painting table as it was taking up room and I hate half finished projects.
Detail of the main promenade with windows
I haven't drawn up any ACTA data sheet for this one yet. Still need to think about that some more and pull out my old Star Fleet Battles SSD's for this sort of thing and translate it to ACTA.
Nice scale for my ADB 2400 scale Star Fleet mini's
So far the Yeti's and Savage Kin have been unlocked. See the concept art below.
Next up is the Hill Giant, and if that is funded Black Gate will be adding stuff that they were going to wait for a 3rd Kickstarter to produce. Namely beasties like the diminutive Greenlings. So this Kickstarter may indeed end up covering two Kickstarters.