Dropfleet Shaltari

Making slow and steady progress with the Shaltari. So far you have seen them basecoated yellow and I have a few progress pictures below. Over the Army Painter Daemonic Yellow I did a wash of GW Baal Red and then GW Agarax Earthshade.

Yellow with Baal Red wash

After the Agarax Earthshade wash

So far so good. I am now wondering what colours to use as details and focal points. Probably green, blue and metal but we shall see. Was tempted by a lighter metal but with the overall colour being darker than my DZC Shaltari I am leaning to a Boltgun Metal with Nuln Oil wash, something very dark.

Until next time…


Busy bee

So its been a week or so and again I have not been super lazy and avoided doing any hobby (much).

Last Sunday I managed a game of Dropzone with my Shaltari. The starter set is all finished to a decent tabletop level. I sadly lost as I found out how flimsy Shaltari can be when people are nasty and shoot at your.

My Dropfleet Shaltari arrived and boy are they beautiful. Took me a bit to get my head around the instructions but after you figure out how they go together they are very easy to build. Just a starter set for now but I have a 2 Player Starter Set en route as well as an additional UCM fleet. I plan on having the UCM as my main while the Shaltari are a nice side project to work on. The Scourge have been sold off to a friend. I am planning on painting and naming them after the UNSC ships from Halo 🙃

Finally this is my current to do list… not much as you can see. Pretty sure its grown since last month.

And finally a wee update from this morning as I got some paint on my Shaltari. Army Painter Daemonic Yellow, going to follow a similar process to the DZC Shaltari I have.

Also managed a game if Dropfleet yesterday. It is awesome. If you are on the fence about Battlefleet Gothic V2 then give it a go. Honestly cannot say enough good things about it. 

My only issue with it is that I now have to choose between it and Dropzone for what to play on a Sunday. Wonder if my other half will agree to another day of wargames a week….

Post Claymore Blues

Claymore is over so the next major show in Scotland is now Carronade, it feels like its a million years away, thankfully its only around 9 month away, not that I am counting down or anything. Claymore since its move from the old sports stadium to the new college feels like it has grown and this year was definitely the best organised I have seen it. This is most apparent in the bring and buy section that evolves every year. The traders again were top quality however I still think that Carronade is now thee premier Scottish Wargames show. All that was missing was a painting competition, mostly because I didn’t check the website and assumed that there was one.

The haul from Claymore wasn’t as impressive as I had hoped. I wasn’t able to find any traders who did UCM for Dropzone however I did buy over 20 quids worth of I-94 decals for my various projects. Most impressive was my £50 absolute steal of a PHR deal. Pictures below will show how absurd it was. I have since traded this to Sean as he does PHR and I really don’t fancy doing another Dropzone army so close to Dropfleet coming out.

In other news I did pick up Team Yankee from one of the traders although the plan is to do it in 6mm so I can utilise the small Soviet B grade Armoured force I have kicking around. I am going to proxy my T-62’s as T-72’s until I play a few games and maybe I will upgrade to a few proper T-72’s. Other than that it was mostly paints. I have a crazy number of paints and I still keep getting tempted to buy the Vallejo sets…soon.

This week I hope to get my airbrush back up and running and if I can I will be blasting through my 38(t)’s and the three new Panzer II’s that I picked up.

Until next time…