THE DEADLINE HAS PASSED... AND THE RUSSIAN FLEET IS NOT FINISHED
I work full time as a hotel manager, and Summer tends to be the busiest time of the year (save Christmas). This year was no different, with a series of six-day working weeks and unrelenting brilliant sunshine leading to some very busy, very haphazard schedules. Losing a number of key staff to the usual business turnover and a ten-day holiday in August where no painting was done was also a spanner in the works.
The Russians will be completed... but not today, and not in time for the Challenge. Thanks to those who were following what little progress I made, and I hope you enjoyed all of the other posts I have made in lieu of painting Russian ships. In the mean time, here are some pictures of what was completed...
|The Cruiser and Corvette, the only finished models of the fleet|
|The rest of the Cruiser squadron, with their basecoats and wash layer|
|The five-strong Corvette squadron|
|Destroyers, with their massive hull-mounted cannon|
|The Azov-class Battlecruiser, a model almost as detailed as the larger Battleships|
|The Battleship features a Generator mounted around the funnels|
|Heavy layers of Ablative Armour are always fun to paint|
|The Dudinka-class Assault Carrier, with massive Fore Guns and Heavy Mortars|
|I am yet to come up with a good colour scheme for the tiny flyers|
DISTRACTIONS AND EXCUSES
Holidays and work played the greatest role in keeping me from completing the Russian fleet, but several other projects also conspired to keep me away from them, not least of all a whole other game system - Infinity. While I was kept busy throughout July with the Infinity project, several other fleets also needed a couple of models here and there, which took up valuable time in August. Below, you can see some of the finished works.
|Shamefully, I cannot even count these as my entrant to the competition as I have not painted the other squadrons included in the box, only the "new" ships|
|The Federated States of America also took up space on the painting table during August, as several of the new generation of vessels were commissioned for a Battle Report|
|Again, they cannot make an appearance in the Challenge as several ships were painted before the beginning of the competition and the other ships, such as the Frigates and SAWs, have not been painted|
|The Infinity team - Jurisdictional Command of Corregidor. This force was painted for a tournament in the middle of July and took up the first two weeks of that month|
Thanks for reading,