Many people may assume that this post would be about a rather large champ, but no, today I use BFG to stand for Battle Fleet Gothic! This is a now discontinued game by GamesWorkshop, it was affectively the space ship version of Warhammer 40K. Now I played this game many years ago and got an Eldar (space elves) fleet for it and painted a lot of it up. However more recently this game has had a bit of a comeback at my local club, so I dug the models out and had some games.
This of course lead me to want to.paint my outstanding models, and as such here are 2 Hemllebore Class Frigates, this are the biggest Escorts class vessels that the Eldar get and are pack full of weapons.
The large gun at the front is a Lance weapon, a massive anti ship laser. Then on the prow the silver barrels into the purple housing are Weapons Battery which is a cover all for and other type anti ship gun. Finally there are torpedo ports on the underside of the prow. But these ship are also very fast thanks to their sails. Yes in ghis setting space Elves literal “sail” the stars with Solar Sails, which I painted blue with silver runes.
Now of course I zlready had z fleet so this colour scheme was done to try and match the old models, and I think it’s comd out OK, perhaps the main Hull is a little to dark but it’s good enough to my eye.
And here they are taking point with the rest of the escorts I have in the fleet.
I had tried to get all the fleet together for a shoot but it was not working in the light box and in the process I did this 😞 that bit should be attached to the light!
I am going to show the paints I used for this model, as ever more for me than anyone else as I do have a few more to do!