As I was sorting out the models for the Battle Fleet Gothic painting sessions I came across a box of Firestorm Armada Relthoza and decided to paint them up as well, as I was in ‘Sci-Fi’ mode. The box art is quite pleasing so I decided to take inspiration from it for my scheme. I kept the blue – gray theme but for the Battleship I wanted the colours more ‘angular’ similar to the ‘Dazzle’ scheme used on various ships during WW1.

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Box Art

I primed the models with Stynylrez gray which I left as the primary grey, the other colours used were Vallejo Model Air 050, 054,087 and 089. The completed models were given a thinned  down oil wash of Phthalo blue (yes it’s a real colour pronounced ftalo) which I think really adds depth and strength to the colours particularly the 089 Light Sea Blue. Once the wash was dry I gave everything a coat of matt varnish.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

Just before the arrival of an unexpected gift from Rob 😀 of the Star Trek: Attack Wing starter set – I’ll post on that once I’ve played it through a few times –  I was in-between builds I wanted something simple that I could try out AK’s Xtreme Metal and Vallejo’s new Metal’s on. So digging through the archive I unearthed some of GW’s Battle Fleet Gothic ships, in particular a white metal Necron fleet I acquired off ebay many years ago, here’s the result:-

Update:- Added more pictures

As far as the metallic paints are concerned the AK black primer is brilliant to work with, the Vallejo black primer seems to thicken as more air gets in the jar so needs to be thinned in the airbrush.
As a direct comparison between the copper colour from both AK and Vallejo – virtually no colour differences determinable but the Vallejo copper seems to suffer the same problem as the Vallejo black primer and needs to be thinned in the airbrush.
I’ll keep elements of both as the ranges are not quite the same – Vallejo seems easier to use off the brush. One of my future builds will be a Korean War F-86f Sabre jet its basic colour is Aluminium, my choice of paint will come down to which manufacturer has the greater number of Aluminium shades.