Ork Fleet

I recently decided to start a new fleet for Battlefleet Gothic. I’ve always had a soft spot for Battlefleet Gothic; the miniatures are great and have really stood the test of time. What’s more, I really enjoyed painting my Imperial Fleet and, with a few simple techniques, the models are quick and easy to paint. For my second fleet I settled on Orks as I have always liked the race and I really like the models with their ‘aquatic predator’ look. I also managed to pick up a few ships quite cheaply on ebay (which, coincidentally, work out at exactly 500 points) which was pleasing as a number of BFG ships sell for crazy prices since the game was discontinued.

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One thing that is worth noting about both my Ork and Imperial fleets is the way I have based them. Although I have used the standard GW flying bases I have replaced the fragile stems with lengths of brass rod. This gives the stands increased durability and, although cutting and filing all of that brass rod was a real pain, is definitely worth the effort. As I think BFG stands look better painted black anyway it does not matter that you lose the transparency of the plastic.

If you are going to do this than I suggest you find a thickness of brass rod which fits snugly in the hole in the base of the stand and then use a drill bit to widen the sockets on the ships. Don’t worry if the rod is a bit loose as you can always secure it with a bit of putty.

Battlefleet Gothic Customised Bases

BFG models really benefit from drybrushing and washing which are the main techniques I have employed here. The models were basecoated with a 50/50 mix of Leadbelcher and Tin Bitz. After this they were drybrushed Leadbelcher before being washed with Nuln Oil followed by Agrax Earthshade. A quick drybrush of Necron Compound brought them to the stage you see here. Not bad for an afternoon’s work. Now all I have to do is paint in the details.

BFG Orks  Ork Terror Ship

 

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Comments
  1. Andrew says:

    Sweet! I always wanted to get into BFG ever since it came out, but no one here plays 😦

    I can at least live vicariously through you!

    • Andrew King says:

      Thanks, I’m glad you are enjoying my work.

      As for BFG, the rules are a bit convoluted in places but the models are great. It is quite fun though. I would like to try the Full Thrust rules with BFG models at some point to see how they compare.

  2. ephrael says:

    The Ork fleet looks great so far. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and you can finish them soon.

  3. The fleet looks good already. The metal came out nicely. I remember an old withe dwarf that featured a scratch built space hulk. That was some awesome stuff and you should totally add one to your fleet :).

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