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Whiteflames
09-11-2010, 19:11
This is my Narn fleet from the Babylon 5 space combat game A Call to Arms. I had these pics posted on the Mongoose Publishing forums for a couple of years, but I recently found that the B5 section of the forum is no more. Mongoose lost the B5 license some time ago, but left the forums up. So, I guess they finally decided to take them down. Anyway, since the pics are no longer accessible I decided to post them here.

I guess this isn't a true project log at this time as I'm not going to be adding to it right away. However, I plan to eventually get around to painting my Minbari and Vree fleets at some point. Also, in the coming weeks I will post some pics of my B5 station, asteroids and nebula and maybe ships from other ranges (my White Scars force are taking up most of my free time still).

Anyway, on to the ships. The Bin'Tak, G'Quans and one of two other ships were originally hand painted. Although they looked nice I couldn't bring myself to paint any more ships that way. So, that is when I came up with the idea of using large decals. The geo-pattern on the ships are all decals that I created using Photoshop and Corel Draw. I basically scanned the ship and used the imported image to draw the patterns to the correct size. I then applied some hull textures and printed the decals on white decal paper. The models were primed white and any metallic areas were painted first. I then applied the decals. After drying I trimmed away the excess decal overlay (I drew and extra 1/4” or all the way around to account for inaccuracies in scanning).

Well, I guess that's it for now. If you have any questions or comments feel free to post.

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/Fleet1.jpg

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/Fleet2.jpg

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/th_KaBinTak.jpg (http://s567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/?action=view&current=KaBinTak.jpg)
Ka'Bin'Tak

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/th_BinTak.jpg (http://s567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/?action=view&current=BinTak.jpg)[/URL]
Bin'Tak

[URL="http://s567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/?action=view&current=GVrahn.jpg"]http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/th_GVrahn.jpg (http://s567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/?action=view&current=GVrahn.jpg)
G'Vrahn

Whiteflames
09-11-2010, 19:12
http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/th_GQuan.jpg (http://s567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/?action=view&current=GQuan.jpg)
G'Quan

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/th_TLoth.jpg (http://s567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/?action=view&current=TLoth.jpg)
T'Loth

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/th_GKarith.jpg (http://s567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/?action=view&current=GKarith.jpg)
G'Karith

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/th_TRakk.jpg (http://s567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/?action=view&current=TRakk.jpg)
T'Rakk (these are actually converted T'Loth wings)

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/th_KaToc.jpg (http://s567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/?action=view&current=KaToc.jpg)
Ka'Toc

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/th_VarNic.jpg (http://s567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/?action=view&current=VarNic.jpg)
Var'Nic

Whiteflames
09-11-2010, 19:12
http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/th_Rongoth.jpg (http://s567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/?action=view&current=Rongoth.jpg)
Rongoth & Rothan (These are original Lance Electra fighters from Silent Death)

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/th_DagKar.jpg (http://s567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/?action=view&current=DagKar.jpg)
Dag'Kar

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/th_Thentus.jpg (http://s567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/?action=view&current=Thentus.jpg)
Thentus (These are Spiculum fighters from Renegade Legion Interceptor).

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/th_ShoKar.jpg (http://s567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/?action=view&current=ShoKar.jpg)
Sho'Kar

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/th_ShoKos.jpg (http://s567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/?action=view&current=ShoKos.jpg)
Sho'Kos (These are converted Gorith fighters from B5Wars)

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/th_Fighters.jpg (http://s567.photobucket.com/albums/ss118/JaghataiKhan/Narn%20Fleet/?action=view&current=Fighters.jpg)
Frazi and Gorith fighters

Tarrisvaal
09-11-2010, 20:27
G'vrahn cruisers are sooooo good. Loved them to bits in game :)

I hadnt realised they had actually released a model for the Ka'bin'tak. Fantastic paint job for the ship markings, and I really like the blue scheme for the T'loth and T'rakks as well :)

CheesyRobMan
10-11-2010, 11:10
Fantastic job! I have a few fleets for ACTA, but mostly at Fleet Action scale - Shadows, Vorlons, Minbari, Brakiri and ISA. I also have ACTA-scale Centauri. None of them are painted quite as nicely as your Narn, though :)

Whiteflames
10-11-2010, 14:34
G'vrahn cruisers are sooooo good. Loved them to bits in game :)

I hadnt realised they had actually released a model for the Ka'bin'tak. Fantastic paint job for the ship markings, and I really like the blue scheme for the T'loth and T'rakks as well :)

Thanks for the comments. Yeah, the G'Vrahn is a nice ship. I wanted all of the older hulls to use the original blue scheme from the series and I think they turned out great. It's a nice contrast to the red of the rest of the fleet.


Fantastic job! I have a few fleets for ACTA, but mostly at Fleet Action scale - Shadows, Vorlons, Minbari, Brakiri and ISA. I also have ACTA-scale Centauri. None of them are painted quite as nicely as your Narn, though :)

Thanks! You have quite a few fleets there. I still have several boxes for Vree and Minbari to assemble at some point. I do have a couple of EA Omegas and some other various ships. I also had Centauri fleet at one point, but I eventually traded them.

precinctomega
10-11-2010, 21:26
Lovely ships, beautifully painted.

Are the rules still available, anywhere?

R.

Whiteflames
11-11-2010, 15:36
Lovely ships, beautifully painted.

Are the rules still available, anywhere?

R.

Thanks. The rules have been OOP for a few years now so I doubt any retailers have it in stock. Your best bet is probably going to ebay unless you can find a copy hidden on the shelf of a local store.

Tarrisvaal
11-11-2010, 17:24
Ebay is a pretty good source for them, they forever always seem to have some rulebooks on there.

What Minbari ships have you got? After seeing your work on the blue Narn scheme, I suspect they'd look pretty good :)

precinctomega
11-11-2010, 20:11
Firestorm Armada, IIRC, has rules in it to design your own ships or adapt ships from other systems to the F:A rules.

R.

Whiteflames
13-11-2010, 15:16
What Minbari ships have you got? After seeing your work on the blue Narn scheme, I suspect they'd look pretty good :)

I have multiples of just about every ship in the range. However, none of them are painted and most are not even assembled. Just another unfinished project at this point. I hope to get around to painting some of them in the near future.