Hello all, and welcome to the probably futile attempts of a small group of us to not only paint fleets for Battlefleet Gothic, but also learn to play the game, struggling in this vast, sprawling and utterly unpredictable task we shall attempt to overcome overcome the primary obstacle to success: our own laziness.*
The idea for this started a while ago, when Firestorm Falcon and myself were pondering ideas for future armies, and expanding away from the core games (or, more precisely, Fantasy, as we'd sort of given up on 40k by mutual agreement), and BFG seemed to have, in our opinions, the best combination of model support and rules (and cost, otherwise WotR may have been the final decision). With the summer holidays not too far ahead it was logical to delay until then, and in this time more interest appeared from various friends, meaning that 2 became three, then 3 and a half, all of us with either a limited or nonexistent experience of playing BFG.
The roster of participants:
Myself: Forgeworld Tau
Firestorm Falcon: Eldar (primarily Craftworld, but eventually with some Corsair escorts)
And the half:
Theprogram00: maybe Nids if an inexpensive and simple method of converting a fleet can be found.
I'll let others introduce themselves when I actually tell them I've started this thread, but for now, my plans:
My plan is to initially go for a 1k pt fleet, maybe expanding to 1500 at some point. After the Castellans arrived about three weeks ago, I made a start painting them, but didn't get around to creating this log. And now, when the rest of the fleet has arrived, I felt that I may as well. However, it seems that progress will continue to be thwarted by Forgeworld, as the Protectors are badly warped, and are very soft and bendy, in comparison to the other ships, which are hard and brittle
1 Custodian Battleship
2 Protector Cruisers
3 Castellan heavy escorts
3 Warden escorts
If I were to expand to 1500 I'll probably add a Demiurg Stronghold ship, and then try to find some way of filling the spare 150 without just getting more Castellans.
I've painted the first couple of Castellans, using Horizon's fantastic Tau scheme. They aren't great, as they're a lot smaller than what I'm used to painting, and this is my first attempt at painting over a white undercoat, but oh well:
And a scale shot for those new to BFG:
Included on the right is one of the warped Protectors, which I will have looked at by someone with a greater knowledge of resin than I, and then decide whether to get them replaced, or just to try and rescue them.
Oh yes, my photography will also be a bit hit and miss throughout, and I still haven't quite worked out how to make it work properly, although I have taken good photos in the past.
Hopefully the others will check in at some point
*Disclaimer: this may or may not apply to only me...
**I hope I've spelt that right...