11/30/2004

WIP: Yriel's Flagship

There's a new line of miniatures coming out for Battlefleet Gothic, a game of naval-style combat in deep space. "BFG", as it's known, shares the same cosmology with Warhammer 40,000 and so in the same way there are Eldar, Imperial, Orks, etc. armies for the latter game, there are fleets that can be purchased and painted for the former. What's nice about building a BFG fleet is that it costs about 1/6th or less of building a respectable Warhammer army and takes about 1/10th of the time to paint (in general).

This new line of minis is the Craftworld Eldar fleet which, instead of being a raiding force like the older Eldar ships, is an actual battle fleet. This is a new direction for Eldar in the game, and the new ships look quite different than the old ones. You can get a decent look at them here.

I've acquired Yriel's Flagship; a very lovely model which is about as long as my hand and filled with lovely detail. To be honest I found this thing somewhat unappealing until I saw it in person, but now that I have done so I think it's an absolutely beautiful piece of work. As one only takes a handful of ships for one's fleet (rather than the dozens or even hundreds of models needed for a Warhammer army), I decided to work rather hard on making this thing look great. I very carefully spent the night last night filing, sanding and buffing (with a dremel) and, while I wouldn't say the job was done to perfection, I can definitely say I'm ready to put primer on this model and start with the process of getting it painted. Here are some pics of the Flagship before it goes under the spray.

1 comment:

Bill said...

Man, that model looks awesome. I'm a big fan of the CWE ships in BFG, and while I like the Corsair Eldar ships they pale in comparison.