Monday, March 21, 2011

The Flying Roadshow

I finished painting my Star Frontiers scouts and freighter, and I figured out how I'm going to use them in my games--as one of the galaxy's most prestigious precision flying teams, the Galactic Knighthawks!
Comprised of seven stuntships and one support vessel, the Galactic Knighthawks travels from system to system, entertaining locals at airshows, planetary fairs, sporting event halftimes, and trillionaires' birthday parties.

The Knighthawks are one of the top three independent stunt-flying groups in known space.  Their pilots include former military officers, retired probability racers, and freelance corona surfers.
In its century-and-a-half of existence, the Galactic Knighthawks remains one of two acrobatic spacer teams to have employed citizens from all of the Five Powers, and the only group to allow a non-Turing AI to pilot one of its ships on a regular basis.

For Galactic Knights, I can use these guys as targets, obstacles, or objectives.

These ships are also the perfect size for War Rocket as Class Is and a Class II, so next time I play that game I'm bringing the Knighthawks.
As far as painting, I primed white, brushed metallic pearl white, and washed in metallic gunmetal gray.  I then added the color detailing to the smaller ships.
For the freighter/support ship, I didn't add any color.  I think the wash did a decent job bringing out the detail on this spacecraft.
I enjoyed experimenting with metallics, and thought they came out well, even though you might not be able to tell thanks to the glare from the flash.
I'm looking forward to getting these guys on the table!


bighara said...

Red Five standing by!

Great ships!

Desert Scribe said...

Thanks, bighara! Now I just need to come up with some stats and a scenario.