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vorthain
16-08-2011, 20:13
Just picked up Spartan Games' Firestorm Armada and went with the Sorylians. Here's what I've got so far:

http://www.warseer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=116337&stc=1&d=1313523100
http://www.warseer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=116336&stc=1&d=1313523109
Halberd Class Heavy Cruiser

http://www.warseer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=116335&stc=1&d=1313523109
Bombard Class Gunship


http://www.warseer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=116334&stc=1&d=1313523109
Progress to date. Hoping to tackle some frigates next.

Ragsta
16-08-2011, 20:19
Oooh Soryllian stuff, nice!

Could you resize the pics so they aren't so humungous? They look pretty good though, thats a nice paint scheme you're going for.

For some reason that gunship reminds me of the Junkyard Dawg from Homeworld...

vorthain
16-08-2011, 20:27
Is there a way to do that in HTML? I ended up doing it manually but if there is, it'd be good to know.

shelfunit.
18-08-2011, 09:12
Great looking models. Do you by any chance have a BFG ship for scale? I always wondered how they looked together. Anyway, good start and I look forward to seeing more of your work soon :)

vorthain
18-08-2011, 14:21
Unfortunately I do not. I can tell you that the average medium-sized FSA vessel is about 3 inches long; frigates tend toward 2" but battleships (and soon dreadnoughts and leviathans) can be quite long - the Sorylian one is 5.5" - the Dindrenzi one is even larger. One thing I like about the game is the big models.

This guy has a good blog (mostly Sorylian) with a Chaos battleship next to a Sorylian cruiser and battleship - it looks to be somewhere in the middle: http://buckaroo13.blogspot.com/2010/04/firestorm-armada-big-boy.html

Soon, I'll have two frigates and a cruiser up.

vorthain
19-08-2011, 03:05
http://www.warseer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=116462&stc=1&d=1313719325
A pair of Scythe Class Frigates escort a Skyhammer Class Cruiser.

Next up will probably be another batch just like this one, but that will come after the first post in my Infinity blog - check it out in the meantime, and I welcome critiques here! I'm still really shaky on OSL techniques for the engine. I can't get the fading right. My main engine color is Enchanted Blue. I do the center white, then the peripheral engines that color, and mix 50:50 blue and white for the engine highlights and surrounding metal. What I cannot get is the fading of the blue onto the main ship color, Bleached Bone. I know I'm supposed to water is down, but it gets runny and pools away from the light source or leaves 'rings' in the main ship color. Right now I'm just doing a little bit of streaks of Enchanted up the sides of the engine, but I'm not quite happy with it...

shelfunit.
19-08-2011, 19:08
Unfortunately I do not. I can tell you that the average medium-sized FSA vessel is about 3 inches long; frigates tend toward 2" but battleships (and soon dreadnoughts and leviathans) can be quite long - the Sorylian one is 5.5" - the Dindrenzi one is even larger. One thing I like about the game is the big models.

This guy has a good blog (mostly Sorylian) with a Chaos battleship next to a Sorylian cruiser and battleship - it looks to be somewhere in the middle: http://buckaroo13.blogspot.com/2010/04/firestorm-armada-big-boy.html

Soon, I'll have two frigates and a cruiser up.

Excellent link - thankyou :) Keep up the good work!

vorthain
11-09-2011, 21:51
And now, the Sorylian Battleship!

http://www.warseer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=117834&stc=1&d=1315774250
http://www.warseer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=117835&stc=1&d=1315774253

Ragsta
14-09-2011, 19:55
Mate, that is awesome! How did you maintain your sanity from doing all those panel lines?! This is an awesome centre piece for your fleet, great work.

vorthain
14-09-2011, 20:34
Thanks! I actually spread this thing out over the course of three or four days because the panels get monotonous. It consisted of a lot of Bleached Bone, correcting with black, more Bleached Bone, correcting with black, etc, til I got a good color, then doing a few white highlight and correcting those with black. That is the one bad thing about these large ships is they do start to feel a little same-y, both on the same ship and across them.

vorthain
01-10-2011, 22:28
The Armada so far

http://www.warseer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=119208&stc=1&d=1317504504

All I have left is one remaining frigate that will be a escort for the battleship and a second gunship.

Easy E
04-10-2011, 14:22
That looks great!

Morglum Necksnapper
16-11-2011, 00:11
Great models and great painting. If the game is as cool as the models, I'll might pick it up. :-)

precinctomega
16-11-2011, 18:26
They look so good as a fleet.

R.

Whitetip
19-11-2011, 21:43
I've never come across this game before but those ships are really cool. The paint scheme is really effective too, that battleship is awesome