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Forgeworld Battlefleet Gothic Support Vessels

By Michael Cannon / February 17, 2013

More vessels from the lead pile (in this case, resin pile which is much shorter!)

These are more of the Forgeworld models I have had for a while. What I thought was odd was that they come in four pieces with the mounting holes in the second and third pieces so you can’t use the stand in the center of the model.  If they weren’t so light I’d worry about their stability and damage to them from getting knocked over.

I undercoated all four of them with matte black  spray paint and then drybrushed them. I started on the troop transports with chestnut ink and then drybrushed browns up to a final yellow color. I picked out all of the running lights (or spots that could be considered running lights) with red. This helped to bring out the details of the models. Why yellow? I was inspired by a couple of the fleets in Warp Storm and thought they’d look cool.

The fuel transports were a different kettle of fish and I thought they would probably be bulk haulers with not a lot of frills or fancy schemes. I went with an undercoat of black and then drybrushed them with Reaper Honed Steel. I really like the Master Series Paints Reaper makes. Now I have to do two things:

  1. figure out the scenarios I can use them in,
  2. see if I can mug someone for a Ramilles star fort!
About the author

Michael Cannon

I have been wargaming as long as I can remember. I met my wife when I was 14 and had been gaming long before that so that should give you an indication as to how long it has been. One of the first games I owned was Anzio by Avalon Hill. I drove over to the hobby shop in the snow to pick it up as I finally had the money to get something! I can remember playing with Airfix figures and Roco tanks back in the 6th grade and before.

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