Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Into the Abyss.

A long time ago in a galaxy not too far away...

...well...this galaxy actually.  An addicted hobbyist decided to put together a small Starship crew.  To go with the crew, a starship was needed; a SMALL starship...


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The trouble with small starships is that they look a bit...small so in order to readdress the balance, the starship was miraculously transformed into a dropship by...calling it a dropship instead.  

As time progressed and the paint changed from off-white to a flame colour and got thicker and thicker, the enthusiasm waned and the poor little dropship was consigned to the attic for an eternity.

until yesterday when I had to put a box in the attic and was drawn to the box that happened to be right at the bottom of a pile of boxes.  Inside the box...was another box!  Inside that box were three partially-converted Tau Devilfish and a mysteriously wrapped bundle that needed to be taken down stairs...in the bundle was a poor little dropship with a ghastly paint-job.  

There was no way it could stay like that so I threw some Necron Abyss at it and stippled on a few other coats of paint and it ended up like this:



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Now the starship crew have a dropship to get them from the 'Galaxy', into the 'Abyss' and onto the planet surface.

The dropship is a very simple conversion.  I bought a 10 inch Thunderbird 2 toy (from the motion picture), chopped off the tail's cross-member, filled in the front windows with green stuff, glued a plastic spoon to the top and filled the gaps/built a window frame with green-stuff.  Underneath the nose is a Spartan shield that is painted as an observation window.  That is all I did.  

I think it looks the part...

See you from the port-side observation deck!

5 comments:

brutpaul said...

Looks great!

Lord Siwoc said...

That looks pretty good!

You should check what else you have up there....

Brummie said...

Very nice like how the blue is done. Would look good for your smudge squad

Inso said...

Cheers! The blue was stippled on and there is no way I could do the same effect on my tiny little pugs...I just couldn't.

The attic holds all sorts of things and I know what there is...Macross mechs, loads of boxes of troops...bits boxes...not to mention loft insulation!!!

Mr Teufel said...

I thought you might find these guys possible additions to your Starship Crew:
http://www.rapierminiatures.co.uk/page/Range/28mm_Fantasy_General.html#Gen

(Scroll down and look right.)