Friday, January 3, 2014

From Millsy: Dystopian Wars Kingdom of Britannia Dreadnought & Flyers (78 points)


Millsy performs the coup de grace on his Dystopian Wars project with this great entry.

From Millsy:
First up here's the Dreadnought for my Dystopian Wars Kingdom of Britannia armada. She's painted in the same blue / bronze / white scheme as my surface other vessels. Quite a hefty lump of resin and lengthy paint job but certainly worth it.
Secondly, it is with great pleasure I announce the maiden flight of HM Royal Fleet Air Arm. The little ones are Doncaster Class Bombers, the mid-sized ones are Scout Class War Rotors and the large beasty is a Eagle Class War Rotor. The Doncasters are all metal whilst the rest are resin hulls and metal engines / guns. Why the bombers are smaller and less well armed than the scouts I'll never know.
One of the Scout Class War Rotors had the last 5mm or so broken off his tail by an overly enthusiastic factory worker. Whatever, it was snapped right off and an eyesore. Luckily, I was able to rebuild it using green stuff and a mold made from Instant Mold (https://www.coolminiornot.com/shop/instant-mold.html) using the complete flier as a master. It worked so well I now can't pick the repaired craft after the paint has been applied.

To say these fliers were a nightmare to complete would be an understatement. I'm no stranger to the more colourful side of the English language for a variety of reasons but this lot required the kind of no-holds-barred doubled-barreled invective any salty old sailor would be proud to call his own.
Painting white pin stripe borders over black undercoat, across compound curves and at 1:1200 scale left me a gibbering wreck. Ten fecking hours of squinting, swearing and touching up later they look pretty good though and I'm happy to call them done. REALLY happy indeed. Never again.

By finishing these off I complete the entire force of approximately 1250 game points. From absolute last place to finishing well ahead of all the other lads in my gaming club in our fleet build efforts, all in under two weeks. Woot! Now it's back to the skellies once more.
Beautiful work Millsy. I love this colour scheme you came up with. I've been wavering whether to get one of those Eagle Class Rotors but your post has quickened my pulse a bit on the idea. Very nice.

This fine addition to Britannia's proud naval and air arm will give Millsy 78 points.

25 comments:

  1. Millsy man you can paint nice these look perfect, the detail on the models is so good, I'm tempted to purchase some

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    1. The detail is extraordinary. Better than I've ever seen, especially on so-called "finecast".

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  2. Wow, those are spectacular. It may have been a real pain putting them together and painting them, but it's worth it.

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    1. Now I'm sitting back looking at them complete I'm a bit more relaxed about it. At the time, well.... :-)

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  3. Lovely, worth the effort I would say.

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  4. Excellent work. Your empire will expand with all that British firepower.
    Cheers

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  5. Excellent, just excellent, so very crisp

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian. Partly that's the detail coming through but like I said the effort was there too.

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  6. WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. These fliers are really fine, well worth all of that effort.

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  8. I think this is the nicest Dystonian stuff I have seen.

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    1. Cheers Clint. As I said in my first post on these the dazzle stuff has been done to death and done really well, Curt included, so there was really nothing I could add. I just felt I needed to do something different. I'm pleased it came off and repaid the thought out in.

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  9. Super work , Millsy - these look terrific. I know the castings were a bit of a pain to work with, but you've finished them off wonderfully well.

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  10. These look great Millsy. Awesome.

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  11. Great painting! I've tried to do some DW stuff myself some time ago but th scale somehow never grew on me. So I pull my hat off and salute you for an amzing paintjob, Sir!

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