Back from the dead, or something like that. After moving my office (still have to finish with the bureaucratic nightmare of paperwork in Greece) and getting some intestinal surgery done, I'm back on the saddle, or sort of. Still can't find my airbrush, my figures are spread in a variety of boxes in my new office, home and a warehouse. So I've been exiled on a portion of Her Royal Highness' work bench, with whatever lead and plastic I have readily available. Hopefully by the end of the summer the situation will have rectified itself. At least I can sit on a chair again (which has improved my mood significantly) and get a bit of painting done.
I bought some (not) Battlestar Galactica miniatures from Studio Bergstrom a couple of months back. Drew definitely has the cleanest castings I've ever seen and he is a great guy to boot. Got myself a Battlestar and some inch-long Mk. II Vipers, an old Cylon (or Zylon as he calls them) ship and some old-school raiders. Drew has small (fleet-scale) fighters as well, but with the bigger ones I can also do dogfights. When I paint them all, find a set of rules that I like and have room for a gaming board again (not anytime soon as you can understand).
I bought a simple black spray from my local hardware store and primed the models. The Battlestar was drybrushed with progressively lighter shades of grey until I was happy with the result. Some red accents and yellow landing stripes later, the Battlestar was ready to defend the 12 Colonies of Cobol against the hordes of the Cylons. Total time, around one hour.
The Vipers took a little more time. They were primed and drybrushed so I could see the detail on them. Then they were given a base coat of a light blue grey (mixed on a spare plastic plate until it looked right in my eyes), red trim, blue canopy and yellow markings. All in all, another hour and a half or so. Now all that's needed is for me to get some clear mat spray, again from the hardware store, and make labels for the Vipers and Battlestar bases.
My WWII miniatures will be on the back burner for a while, until I can get my stuff organized again. I'll work on the Cylons, some Roman gladiators for Red Sand, Blue Sky and my Fantasy Rules! 6mm armies. At least the starships get done quickly enough in order to "cleanse my palate", or so to speak, for my more involved projects.
Have a great morning from Athens.