Thursday, January 6, 2011

BFG plog

So, here we are, my first progress log! BFG and other specialist games have been the bane of my existence since I first stumbled into the hobby in 1995. Bright eyed and bushy tailed, I dragged my mother and grandma into a hobby shop in Muncie, Indiana. I just wanted to see if the dusty, murky, mil-dewy smelling hole had any Marvel Comics, but what I discovered would leave me broken for the rest of my life.

I left that day with my first box of Space Marines, but I distinctly remember some fat, beardy looking men huddled around a table full of hundreds of tiny miniatures, rolling dice and shouting. I found out later that they were playing what is now called Epic Armageddon.

This image plagued me for my childhood, and once I was able to afford another hobby beyond 40k and Fantasy, I started to delve into the world of Specialist Games. I started with BFG, the brain child of some of Games Workshops best game designers.

Not to change pace so abruptly (maybe I need an editor) but here is my BFG total list:
Void Stalker
Eldar Havenspire (incoming)
Dragonship (incoming)
Wraithship x2 (incoming)
Aconite Frigate x3
Hemlock x3
Nightshade x6
Hellebore x2
Hellebore x2 (incoming)
Shadow Hunter x4 (incoming)

What I have assembled can be clearly seen here:
These fleet has been a work in progress for a long time, and I honestly never thought I would finish it once I moved away from my friends who played BFG up in San Jose. Luckily for me, Ironmonger shares my love for these antique games and has spread the love around our gaming group. Now I have a purpose, a real reason, to break out the hobby drill, knives, pins and superglue and REALLY go to town on my pretties.

As you can see, I am going with a more realistic image of what I would think space faring vessels would look like in the distant future. These aren't hot-rods that some 50+ year old is restoring in his garage, these are purposeful vehicles, used to protect the craftworlds and defeat the many foes of the great Eldar race. The dull metallic I used was a special blend of Scorched Brown and Dwarf Bronze, built up until it was shiny, but still efficient looking. The solar sails are painted Enchanted blue, and I slowly built them up with a mixture of Ice Blue, Hawk Turquoise and Mithril Silver. These are just the blocks, mind you, so once I begin adding detail there will be a touch more flair to the models, but not much!

More to come following Thursday's game night.


  1. They're looking mighty nice so far. That cruiser is a BEAST! I'm getting all mine sorted out right now, so the next time we throw down all my ships should be at least table top ready, as well as all my ordnance...