I may have been distracted recently with training new staff at work and preparing for the Infinity tournament next weekend, but in the last few days I have managed to get some paint on some Dystopian Wars, specifically the new Indian Raj Devak-class Cruiser. Here are the results! I hope you like what I've managed so far.
|The scheme is dominated by the camouflage scheme and the complimentary metallics - bronze and silver grey|
|The Shield Generator is painted a brown gold, as with all of my fleets, and fits in well with the rest of the scheme|
The colour scheme was inspired by the work of a guy named Sheep, whose Warhammer 40,000 Death Korps of Krieg impressed me greatly. The scheme looked difficult and time-consuming, but with his handy guide (found here) it was remarkably simple. I have adapted some areas to fit with the rigid, flat armour plates of a warship, and changed the way some of the dots are placed to look better at this scale. The triple-dot pattern used on several parts of the vessel will be used further in the future, as I feel this was one of the most successful areas of the scheme.
|I tried to keep the camouflage limited to the main hull, with the superstructure kept in the simple brown drab|
|The decking risks blending into the hull, but I like this shade of brown and thinking with the wash it looks fine|
|The Indian Raj patrols with comrades from another arm of the Britannian Empire|
|Pirates are warded away from vital oil platforms|
The metallics were painted with GW Citadel Brass Scorpion and highlighted by adding bright silver, while the gunmetal was simply silver washed and highlighted. A more in-depth painting guide will follow when I have painted more of the fleet. The scheme is deceptively simple - once the camouflage is done, the rest of the ship can be completed in minutes. I kept the weathering fairly light, as I scheme already featured enough oranges and browns.
|The Indian Raj join my other Pacific-based Grand Coalition fleets, the Royal Australians and Federated States of America|
|Chinese aggression into the Andaman Sea and Indian Ocean is not to be tolerated|
So there we are, a strong start to the Indian Raj and a scheme that will be quick and easy to complete. Hopefully I can crack on with these guys and the Russian Coalition in the coming weeks, and tick off a few tasks from the (horrifically long) Work In Progress list!
Thanks for reading,