I went an entirely different painting direction with these ships - the Tarakians are very clean and to some degree experimental. I used no black, no washes and no metallics on them. These Xelocians on the other hand are dirty, chipped-up and well-used. They're meant to look battle-worn and 20 years old.
|The other pictures don't show the metallic blue very well|
These frigates may not have been the "power" choice as an ally for the Tarakians, but they certainly are the "sexy" choice. They'll be a fun little addition. And if they don't work out, the next ships I post are certainly a heavy-duty "power" choice as allies go. They should be done later today or tomorrow.
Happy 4th, fellow Americans, be safe and enjoy the day!