Friday, December 31, 2010

Unknown vessels approaching

ALERT: Scanners detecting incoming bogeys.  Two unidentified craft, approaching at .6 c, unfamiliar design:
I took this photo without a flash and heavily manipulated it.
Tonight I painted up a couple of Silent Death minis that I had acquired sometime back.  SD is a game of space fighter combat, so these figures are meant to represent individual attack craft.  Since they're about 1&7/8 inches (46mm) long--about the size of a Starfleet Wars/Galactic Knights destroyer--they can also serve as larger ships in other starship combat games.

They're not blurry when I have the flash on.
These models by RAFM are part of the Night Brood faction (whatever that is); this particular design is known as the Muskellunge (whatever that is).  I like the lines on these ships.  The insectoid design means I could use them as new Entomalian designs.  These ships could also serve as civilian luxury yachts, racers, cargo ships, pirates, or even a new alien species.

The Violeta.
The Goldie.
Since I'm not sure how I'll end up using these ships, I didn't paint them in the colors of any of the Five Powers.  Instead, I had a little fun, ending up with bright gold and electric purple effects for these craft.  I'm looking forward to getting these gals on the table, once I figure out their role.

5 comments:

Porky said...

It's pretty, and as you said, very versatile in terms of how it could be used.

Have you been following B/X Blackrazor? He's working on a set of space combat rules too and has put up plenty of thoughts on the genre over the past few posts.

http://bxblackrazor.blogspot.com/

EastwoodDC said...

I'm not sure about Muskelunge, they look more like cephalopods to me.

Chuthuloids in Space?

Desert Scribe said...

Thanks, Porky! I've been keeping up with the posts at B/X, and it looks like he's working on something for a roleplaying group, not 1-on-1 combat. Stilll, I'm interested in seeing what he comes up with.

Interesting idea, Eastwood! A race of squidlike beings (possibly originating from a gas giant instead of an Earthlike world) would provide a nice alternative to the humans-in-funny-suits trope inherent in Starfleet Wars.

EastwoodDC said...

We might not be the first ones to have this idea: http://www.epicponyz.com/2009/11/cthulhu-meets-star-warstrek.html
:-)

quorthon13 said...

I think the purple ship is one of the nicest paintjobs you have posted