Monday, April 18, 2011

The unwashed horde

I had a chance to take a few snaps of my 15mm Russian Continuation War project. All I have left to paint is 1 76mm Regimental Gun, 4 T-26 tanks and a company command stand. Even without the support of additional tanks, my Russians have been able to absolutely crush their Finnish opponents every single time. I doubt this is due to my incredible ability to command my unwashed horde (yet I seem always to have the worst of luck when playing historical games... T_T ), but more to the fact that the Finns (owned by Dan Hoyt) do not have any sort of support weapons. The 15mm collection is low on his priority list, with 150 plus Great War models left to paint.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Too good an opportunity to pass up

While working on an eight part terrain board with my good friend Dan Hoyt, I could not resist pulling out a rifle squad of my French and taking some shots. We flocked and added water effects to the boards after the shots and I will be sure to post up some nice pictures of the game we have planned on the 20th of April.

New Ships for The One

Since I had a five day lull between exams, I've been very productive on the painting and modeling front. After spending countless hours at my painting desk, I've managed to produce quite a few different ship designs for my personal bio fleet.

Names of classes are pending revisal. They all have to do with computer stuff.

Omniflash Class Destroyer:

Xilinx Class Light Cruiser

Sensor Node Class Electronic Warfare Heavy Cruiser

Coprocessor Class Escort Drone Cruiser

Trojan Wave Class Light Stealth Cruiser

Systolix Class Heavy Cruiser

Bitstream Class Heavy Destroyer Leader

Deltar Class Heavy Missile Cruiser

Gun Data Class Battleship

As it stands, right now I have 38 ships built and waiting for sculpting, 21 painted and 1 still to be constructed. As last picture of each ship class for size comparison.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Introducing "The One"

Been a long time since I posted up some of my spaceship models. Mike Hoyt of and myself are in the process of creating our own galaxy and setting for the custom fleets we have been building for while now. Having finally filled out the fluff or back story for my race I am proud to present "The One"":

The One in essence is nothing other then a multiple planet sized super computer that has attained sentience beyond its programing. Created by The First, the oldest known race in the galaxy, it was programed to be benevolent and handle all of the mundane tasks of the whole race, allowing them to concentrate on culture and technology. After The First was wiped from the galaxy during a century long civil war, The One gained a valuable lesson: War and conflict are not to be tolerated. While The One had eventually taken over the whole planet with storage space, it had spent little time developing space flight, as it had carried out the goal of the First, focusing on culture. The thirst for information lead The One to begin searching the void of space around The Core, it home world, for a method of travel. The First, having limited space flight capabilities, allowed the One to find in its home system a species of semi-sentient organisms residing in a nebula. Fearing their extinction, The One bio-engineered this race to give them a new lease on life. Naming them The Circuits, by implanting a control center into their hive mind, The One was able to direct their actions as if they were part of his mainframe.

The One is the most technologically advanced race in the Galaxy and instead of colonizing a new planet for its resources or population development, it simply builds more servers and memory to handle its ever expanding need for information. Having programmed itself to be non-violent, The One only enters into conflict when two of the younger races are fighting, attempting to separate the two sides by disabling their ships.

Right now, the fully painted fleet stands at 1 battleship, 2 Destroyer Leaders and 2 Destroyers. I have over 40 ships waiting for sculpting and painting...