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  1. looks like battlescribe's been updated pretty recently - pretty sure you can get in on Android
  2. Поехали! I've taken the plunge and ordered some Russians - I'll update this once they arrive. However, for this fleet, I'm going to go a lot more real world inspired: I think the yellow and black will be a nice contrast with my green-and-red Empire fleet. Hoping to progress soon, Charley.
  3. Finally, an update! I'm on my way - here's my current progress (feat an old Dreadfleet surface I managed to scrounge up): I'll call these tabletop ready. Still got some work to do, in particular the turquoise and red could do with a highlight and I'm yet to use any metallic paints (these will be for the machinery and smokestacks). I also need to decide how to paint the rocket pods and generators, but this'll come later. I found the plastic ships a little tricky to assemble, but in the end pleased with the result. I think it's obviously a mixed fleet, but I like the flavour. Paints used: Citadel Chaos Black Spray Primer (will probably switch to either a lighter spray, or a brushed surface primer in future - I needed a lot of layers for the green and decking) Vallejo Model Color 70.823 Luftwaffe Camouflage Green - base for the green Vallejo Model Color 70.857 Golden Oliver - heavy drybrush on all green armour Vallejo Panzer Aces 311 New Wood - decking Citadel Shade Agrax Earthshade - over the decks Citadel Base Mephiston Red - red details (needs highlighting) Vallejo Model Color 70.840 Light Turquoise - pagoda roofs Citadel Shade Nuln Oil - over the roofs Vallejo Model Color 70.994 Dark Grey - basically everything that's going to end up metallic.
  4. A little bit of progress: Primed all my old stuff and starting to block in some colours. Also starting to build my Ning Jing Battlefleet. They're a little fiddly, but very satisfying to put together. Also magnetising everything, a bit of a chore as each Meru-class has a total of 11 options but I'll be pleased when it's done, and I'm looking forward to trying some glow effects on all the different generators! Unfortunately my Ning Jing arrived damaged, so waiting to hear about a replacement piece - other than it's stunning and so much bigger than I thought, can't wait to work on one!
  5. Thank you! It's not on the sprue then - I look forward to seeing it in further releases then
  6. I think the title says it all: Building some Empire cruisers, and checking the weapon and generator options they can mount an interphase generator? Which on the sprue is it / what does it do? I can't seem to find it in the main rules.
  7. Hello everyone, I'll be using this thread to keep a log of all my Dystopian Wars modelling and painting over the coming months. First up is the majority of a Empire of the Blazing Sun Naval Battlegroup: I've had these particular minis since their initial release, time to finally get some paint on them! I've sanded these down to remove some extra material on the base of each ship. I've also magnetised the Kongo-class Heavy Battleship (ex-Sokotsu). This is the first mini I've ever magnetised, so I'm very pleased with myself. So, currently I've got waiting to paint: 1x Kongo-class Heavy Battleship 3x Dao-class Light Cruisers (ex-Nakatsu) 5x Shanghai-class Frigates (ex-Uwatsu) 3x Corvettes (ex-Fujin)* I've also ordered a Ning Jing Battlefleet, and can't wait for it to arrive! In terms of colour scheme, I'm thinking of going with an olive green with bright red accents - I think this'll look suitably Japanese, and also give me some room to expand into contrasting colours for those pagoda flourishes on the Chinese ships (I'm thinking turquoise). For these Japanese ships, I'm thinking of giving them black-and-bright yellow funnels, for a splash of colour and to connect them to real world pre-dreadnoughts. I also think I'll paint the lifeboats stark black and white for the same reasons. Check in for updates later - C. * I've got five of these in total, I picked them up semi-recently when I first saw Warcradle Classics up on Wayland Games and wanted to bulk out an order for postage, I'll use the two spares for scheme testing, as I can't see myself
  8. Hello I had no idea this account still existed, so thought I'd blow the cobwebs off it as I'm about to start painting some Dystopian Wars minis again! Which games produced by Warcradle Studios do you play? Dystopian Wars How long have you been playing these games? Technically a brand new player - I picked up a Blazing Sun Naval Battlegroup probably in 2012/13, and some American armour. I never painted or played a game, as at the time I was moving away from home for the first time and left my gaming community behind. Loved the setting and the minis since then, and hopefully will be playing some soon! Where do you play? I live and play in Glasgow, Scotland - so if anyone's local to me please do give me a shout! Which fleets and armies do you own? Which fleets and armies do you plan to add to your collection? I currently have a Japanese / Empire fleet I'm about to start painting, and have ordered a Ning Jing Battlefleet to bring it up to date. I'll hopefully post a painting diary of these, and an update when I get to play them. I'm looking forward to more Empire releases, and am interested in seeing where the Alliance and Sultanate are going when they get some new minis. What is your favourite Warcradle Studios model? I'm suitably impressed by the Ice Maiden - though I can't wait to paint up a Yangtze-class. Anything else you would like to tell the Warcradle Studios Community? Nothing yet - hopefully you'll see some more of me around the forums
  9. There are? Please indulge me wih a link or details?
  10. Yeah, that's my biggest beef about the FSA box art, everything is far too shiney...the brass is highly polished, and the blue is too, well, blue...but I guess that might just be me. I prefer my machines to look dirty; like they've just rolled off of the battlefield, rather than the parade ground. Anyway, without further ado: F.S.A. ARMOUR UPDATE #1: ARMOUR ARRIVES Hey, well, the box set arrived this morning, and let's just say, I'm pretty excited to get these painted up...the figures are pretty good, however, I've got a couple of bug bears: - there's a bit of a defect on my landship, the railings under one of the sponsons (I don't know if I can really get away with saying that when it comes to something of this scale, one of the pieces of neo-classical architecture) are very skew-iff, as though a bubble had just made it to the surface. It's not a major deal though, as I've taken to it with a craft knife and bit of imagination...now I've just got a bit of decent-looking battle damage. - the Trenton Class miniatures aren't as high quality as I hoped, on more than one, the bottoms of the four casemates don't bend inwards as they should, but are just detail-less blobs. It's not enough for me to complain, as a bit of work with a knife and a file mean that it won't be noticeable once they're flocked...still, it annoyed me. Anyway, for lighter new...BOMBARDS! I love these little guys, they are just so menacing - no superstructure, no guns...just rockets. It's one of the reasons why I went FSA, I love missiles and I'm planning on having a fleet that bristles with them (with won't get me anywhere against those pesky Muskovites, but who cares...I'm in it for pleasure). I'm also very happy with my landship, which I'm yet to christen, it's my favourite piece, it's bigger than I hoped, and the large smokestacks and little paddle-wheels are reassuringly steampunk. I've also decided on my colour scheme, which is going to be a nice olive drab for most of the superstructure, bronze engine parts and smokestacks and cold steel everything else (par the decking, which is gonna be a nice bootstrap brown / devlan mud combo). The Landship, being amphibious, is going to get a 'red lead' under the waterline, a scheme I'm going to carry over to my naval fleet. Pictures will follow as soon as painting begins. Until then, my minis have enjoyed a nice bath and a spray of black paint. Hope everything goes well, C.
  11. Yeah, I've seen a few Prussian models done up that way, and it really does work...makes for a crisp kinda look...though I was looking at trying to economise on paint, as funds are low and it's been a while since I last painted and (surprise surprise) all my GW pots were as dry, as well, bone... I've sorta gone off the grey idea now, I think I'm going to go for a nice olive drab or green-grey, depending on what I can get hold of / looks the best (PS, it's great to have this community to fall back on... all game sites should have their own community)
  12. I think the basic colour scheme (vallejo) on the tanks will be: >Primed black >Basalt Grey drybrush for panels >Earth for the decking panels >Natural steel for tracks and weapons >Brass for smokestacks and boilers, and to pick out some weapon parts > a liberal Devlan Mud / Strong tone / Earthshade wash then I'll just go over a few parts that need lighter colour with a detail brush any thoughts?
  13. Ah, lovely ^^ I was about to say I thought I'd seen these on dakkadakka until I clicked the link Excellent job, the green really does work Is getting the stone-look on the landship, well, hard?
  14. hi there, I was thinking along the same lines...other players seem to mainly go for a blue-grey, which though seems to fit the models down to a tee...I was either going to go for a drab green or a light grey colour...I'll probably test out the two schemes to see how they work that, or maybe a rough and ready bare metal look if I could ask, how did you paint up your Washington, if you have one?
  15. brilliant responses, guys definitely stuff to take away! cheers
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