Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Veydreth Allied Recon Helix - Painted

This helix was a blast to paint. Though definitely out of my comfort zone for colors the result was better than I had hoped. I am really excited to pick up and paint the core helix once it is released this winter.

Veydreth Recon Helix including Yok-Ta medium skiffs, Nuk-Su light skiffs and artillery designator tokens.
Nuk-Su Light Recon Skiffs - My wife elected to go for a dark purple base color with bright blue lighting effects. The final effect reminds me a little bit of Tron.
Different angles of the Nuk-Su light skiffs.
Yok-Ta medium skiff. Added a little bit of pink at my wife's request. I think that it was a good choice and looked a little more tribal.
Rear and side view of the Yok-Ta medium skiff. 
These were a fun little painting project for me and my wife was really happy with the results. We've only broken them out to play once this summer but daughter has several times and loved the color scheme too.

Next I will try to get some pictures of my painted command helix. I also have a battle report from my most recent game against my brother-in-law. Relthoza vs. Terrans, unfortunately my dice were very much not on my side and my poor Relthoza suffered greatly because of it.

Thanks for reading!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Directorate Assault Helix - Painted

I recently completed this helix for my Dad's Directorate forces. I kept to the same desert camouflage scheme but wanted to really make it pop with all of the red cameras, lights and weapons. Overall I am extremely pleased with how the the robots turned out.

Directorate Assault Helix - Nemesis Assault Robots and Purgation Battle Tanks
Purgation Medium Battle Tanks. I was really pleased with the contrast the orange/red has with the camouflage.
Side and rear views of the Purgation Battle Tanks.
The Purgation Assault Robots. These guys are beasts and I tried to make them look a little more intimidating with the red "eyes", weapons and lights. 
Another picture showing the front and side of the Nemesis Robots.
Side and rear pictures of the Nemesis robots. I continued the red/orange colors for the power plant on the robot's back and their exhaust vents.
Final pictures showing the side and rear of the Nemesis robots. 
These guys were surprisingly easy to paint. The scheme was fairly simple with the red lights providing the contrast and interest on the models. I'm really pleased with how these turned out and my Dad was thrilled which is what matters.

Next I am planning to get some pictures up of the Veydreth Allied helix I have painted for my wife. It turned out really great, she was happy and I got to step out of my comfort zone for colors and a little bit in the way of technique. Thanks for reading!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Dindrenzi Assault Helix - Painted

It's been a long while since I last posted. I must apologize for that. I have been very slow at getting pictures taken this summer, unfortunately. I am hoping that going forward I will be providing updates a little more regularly. 

The Dindrenzi Assault helix has some fantastic models, particularly the robots. I worked to keep a similar color scheme to the rest of my forces while assault making them a little different. I tried to jazz up their swords in particular and the effect turned out much better than I had hoped.

The painted Assault Helix. Not the best angle to view the Assault Robot swords but there will be some better pictures further down.
The Hades Missile tanks. I tried to create blue light sources for the launchers and red lights for the sensors on the tanks.
Side and rear pictures of the Hades Missile Tanks.
Underside of a Hades. All of my Dindrenzi vehicles have utilized green engine lights sources. 
Front view of the Iapetus Assault Robots. I am really happy with the effect on the swords for each robot. I was initially going for a molten look but am very pleased with the more subtle super heated metal appearance that occurred. This was achieved by successive shades of red orange and yellow applied along the length of the blade.
Side profiles of the Iapetus Robots.
Rear view of the assault robots. I maintained blue as the primary source of light on the battle robots similar to the rest of the Dindrenzi models I have painted.
Second side pictures of the Iapetus battle robots.
I am excited to be back to posting and look forward to getting posts up with my completed Dindrenzi Command Helix, Directorate Assault Helix and Veydreth Recon Helix. 

I am also excited by what I am hearing is in the future for firestorm. Between Allied Core Helixes this winter, some new armada boxes this fall. Hopefully, this will include the Illosians and Saurian Conclave fleets rumored earlier this year. I am particularly excited for the Saurian conclave in both Armada and planetfall. The next 6 months or so appear to be very exciting! 

Until next time!