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Miniature painting

From inspiration, to construction, to completion

I have always had a thing for spaceship miniatures, and even more so when it comes to any Narn ship from Babylon 5.  I have been slowly painting up my collection and adding pieces when I can get them off of ebay.  I regularly look for inspiration for my painting from images taken from the show to other blogs and websites, however a recent perusal ended with me being enthralled by a CG image I saw on DeviantArt, as seen below.

It is two Var’Nic cruisers connected by a generic bridge section.  As soon as I saw it I knew I needed to create it.  I just so happened to have a Var’Nic and a Thentus cruiser that I had yet to paint.  Seeing as these miniatures are no longer in production I decided to make resin copies of them to work with.  Below are the three ships, getting ready to go under the knife.  As you can see they are not the best casts, but I am still learning.

Next you can see it all put together, ready for priming.

And jumping ahead a whole tonne of work, the finished product.

I really enjoyed building and painting this mini.  I think it is the fastest I have every built, primed, and finished anything.  Usually I seem to have months between each of those steps.

Anyway I just wanted to show off the finished miniature, I will return with a few posts that walk through each stage

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4 responses

  1. Just found your Blog and was very impressed with this particular article. very well described and executed.

    Tony
    http://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/

    March 1, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    • Thanks for the praise Tony. Took a look at your blog, wow. Amazing work. Onto the Blogroll you go, 😉
      Ryan.

      March 24, 2011 at 12:54 pm

  2. just came across your blog and you did a great job on the narn ships

    March 31, 2012 at 7:02 pm

  3. Nice to see that someone made such a nice model out of my idea.^^

    Really cool!

    best regards!

    Amras

    April 27, 2013 at 6:10 am

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