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My turn for Syndicate ****Update 4/8/2015****

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First of all I need to give Khaleth a shout out for inspiring me to paint my Syndicate with an airbrush. Thanks Khaleth!

Second, this project was way outside my normal comfort zone. Up until now I only used my airbrush for priming. This is my first attempt with painting with it. Hopefully you will like it.

I started off with painting the ships red. Again thank you Khaleth.

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Next I added some metallics to the ship.

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Added some more highlights and put on a Matt varnish. I think I will need a second coat.

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I don't think I'm 100% done but close. Now I'm starting the Battleship.

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Definitely achieved it.  I actually convinced a friend to get into FSA when I showed him the Syndicate ships and said "They're like Flash Gordon meets old school cars" and he instantly said "I MUST HAVE THEM TO LIVE!"  He might have been exaggerating, slowly but surely I am infecting others with the FSA bug.

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Out of curiosity, how do you plan to run them?  Or accompany them?  I love the design of Syndicate ships I just don't have any clue how or when I would use them, except to say "See this freaking model?  LOOK AT IT!"

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Out of curiosity, how do you plan to run them? Or accompany them? I love the design of Syndicate ships I just don't have any clue how or when I would use them, except to say "See this freaking model? LOOK AT IT!"

My plan is to use the BB with escort frigates in a Terran or Kurak fleet. Run her with shields +3 and full 6 wing SRS (fighter or bomber). The BB is a strong ship with elite crew (including frigates). RageofAeons posted the idea about using gas clouds (since elite crew) for cover. This should help her to keep it's firepower until end of game. With her 1' turn radius, she should be able to hunt down tier 1s easily.

Now for the BCs. I see shutting in late into the game as an assult carrier or Bomber carrier. They have a lot of firepower but it's a glass cannon. I think I will only use them in a large game.

This is my plan. Now of course with any good plan. It's only good until the first contact with the enemy. So plan B is to say "see this freaking model"!

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First of all I need to give Khaleth a shout out for inspiring me to paint my Syndicate with an airbrush. Thanks Khaleth!

Second, this project was way outside my normal comfort zone. Up until now I only used my airbrush for priming. This is my first attempt with painting with it. Hopefully you will like it.

I started off with painting the ships red. Again thank you Khaleth.

 

Thanks to you for your praising tank0625.

 

The red ended quite nicely. maybe I would shade a bit the metal parts with black ink and then highlight them with a brighter metal ( yo can even try a mix of 1:1 white a mithril silver (citadel) or aluminium (vallejo))

A tipfor paiting the small windows if you are going to piant them yellow is to first apply white on those windows, so when you apply the yellow paint it wll be brighter, this is beacuse light colors dont cover very well the dark paint or black. so you need to apply 2 layers or white and then the desired colour. (this usually happens with red, orange and yellow).

 

The other tip is to use your airbrush to do the windows. but again 1st paint them in white by brush. 

 

I like were this is going Tank0625, keep it going and let us see your fleet progress

 

PD. remember that the best way to continue polishing your skills is to constantly work off your confort zone.

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Thanks to you for your praising tank0625.

The red ended quite nicely. maybe I would shade a bit the metal parts with black ink and then highlight them with a brighter metal ( yo can even try a mix of 1:1 white a mithril silver (citadel) or aluminium (vallejo))

A tipfor paiting the small windows if you are going to piant them yellow is to first apply white on those windows, so when you apply the yellow paint it wll be brighter, this is beacuse light colors dont cover very well the dark paint or black. so you need to apply 2 layers or white and then the desired colour. (this usually happens with red, orange and yellow).

The other tip is to use your airbrush to do the windows. but again 1st paint them in white by brush.

I like were this is going Tank0625, keep it going and let us see your fleet progress

PD. remember that the best way to continue polishing your skills is to constantly work off your confort zone.

Thanks, I will use yours tips on the Battleship.

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