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Wanting a fleet done quickly I went for a minimal paint-job on these. Starting with a black undercoat, I dry brushed all of the metal areas with Vallejo natural steel. Next I gave the hulls a coat of Citadel Foundation solar orange (the excellent Foundation range is now discontinued so grab what you can) and once dry I ran some red/orange ink into the panel details. The panel edges were picked out with Vallejo sunburst yellow to give a bit more definition. Finally some areas of the ships were given a wash of blue ink to give a 'glow' effect. The entire fleet was then matt varnished for use
The bases are magnetised with neodymium magnets I bought from Dom's Decals to allow removal for transport, and hopefully not end up with any broken stands. The entire fleet including the additional cruisers & R&D ship all fit nicely into a new KR Multicase Aquilla 4 bag that I bought especially. I can't recommend these cases highly enough!
Ready and just waiting for the first game now