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jimklein196626 Jan 2013 10:37 a.m. PST

This fleet was originally built for use with Firestorm Armada but with the changes in V2 we decided to go back to playing Full Thrust instead. The model collection is a fair bit larger but I dont have enough bases as yet to mount them all. The rest are on back order :( but I thought I would post some pictures anyway. The manufactures of the models are Ravenstar Studios, Timeslip Creations, and Federation Models. The bases are from Corsec Engineering as is the matt they are all sitting on. For scale/size comparisons, the vipers are mounted on Games Workshop 25mm figure bases.

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Any and all comments welcome.
anyone that would like a copy of the stat cards (SSDs) for these, let me know.

Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Jan 2013 11:14 a.m. PST

These are awesome! A great fleet.. Have you played any games with them yet?

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2013 12:00 p.m. PST

WOWOWOWOW

Stealth100026 Jan 2013 12:13 p.m. PST

Frackin nice.

thedrake26 Jan 2013 12:16 p.m. PST

Jim,

Would like a copy of the SSD's please!

Happen to have an FT SSD on that really cool NOT-B5 station you sent me pics of last summer,from the game you ran at Bayou Wars in June? Missed making that con but you sent me a couple of pics of that station.

the drake 70458 at yahoo dot com

Thx,
Mark

thedrake26 Jan 2013 12:17 p.m. PST

Love the paint jobs on your Galactica ships!

Ivan DBA26 Jan 2013 12:19 p.m. PST

Excellent. Good call on the clear bases with black stems, it works really well, and makes the bases very unobtrusive.

jpattern226 Jan 2013 1:22 p.m. PST

Seriously nice!

jimklein196626 Jan 2013 1:50 p.m. PST

Thanks all !

Mark,
SSDs are sent. We'll be at Bayou Wars again this year. Im thinking of doing a similar scenario as the last two years but with the FT rules in place of Firestorm Armada. We're still play-testing it.

As for playtesting this fleet? Only a couple games so far. Last was against an Imperial Fleet from Battlefleet Gothic.

The game was a disaster for the colonials although they did manage to gut an Imperial Dauntless light cruiser. The Valkyrie class battlestar was completely destroyed.

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Mako1126 Jan 2013 3:39 p.m. PST

Those do look superb, as does your playmat, bases, etc.

I also like the way you've got your fighter bases color-coded by squadrons/wings/vessels.

Any chance you can post the SSD's to the BSG Yahoo Group?

I know I'd like to see them, and suspect a lot of other people there would too.

jimklein196626 Jan 2013 5:07 p.m. PST

I didnt know there was such a group. I will look for it.

thanks!

jimklein196626 Jan 2013 5:13 p.m. PST

Can you post the link for the group? I did a group search for BSG and came up with a bunch of stuff.

Mako1126 Jan 2013 5:30 p.m. PST

Here's the link:

link

IIRC, you have to apply for getting in the group, to keep spammers and spambots out, but once you're approved you can post your stuff in the Files section.

jimklein196626 Jan 2013 5:48 p.m. PST

Application sent, thanks :)

Raptoruk369 Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2013 8:01 p.m. PST

Jim,
Would appreciate the SSD's also please to

ultrauk@blueyonder.co.uk

Thankyou

thedrake26 Jan 2013 10:30 p.m. PST

Jim,

Thanks for the SSD's.
Please let me know what day you will be running the FT game at Bayou Wars so can make sure to take off work to come play in it.

Mark

jimklein196627 Jan 2013 4:13 p.m. PST

Posted the stats to the BSG group.

The Stats for the Galactica and Mercury class are courtesy of Star Ranger of Starship Combat news. The rest are ours.

Raptoruk369 – I send you a copy to your email.

Mark- the preliminary plan for Bayou Wars is to run the game on saturday afternoon. Not sure what scenario exactly were going to do yet. It will either be a redo of the Ressurection ship battle with the FT rules or something totally different.

Raptoruk369 Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2013 4:35 p.m. PST

Jim
I read your reply and thought I'll check my mail and hey presto up pops your email and SSd's
really appreciated thankyou especially after buying a small
galaxy of similar models from Ravenstar which are now crying out to be painted.Your painting is superb and authentique …. did you or would you consider doing a
how to paint for numpties the Colonial Way ? lol
again thankyou for the SSD's they are excellent and a great
help in motivating me to stop buying lead and get gaming…cheers

jimklein196627 Jan 2013 5:08 p.m. PST

Thank you very much. Most of what i do uses an airbrush followed by weathering powders, some by Mig others by Tamiya. I can write up a toutorial easily enough but if you dont have an airbrush im not sure how useful it would be. Let me know and i'll write up something this week.

If you get a chance to playtest any of those SSDs let me know how it goes. I'd be very interested to hear abt other players expiriences w them.

Thanks again!!!

Mako1127 Jan 2013 7:18 p.m. PST

Thanks for posting them to the BSG Yahoo Group.

I will check them out soon.

jimklein196628 Jan 2013 6:59 p.m. PST

Posted the files on the FullThrust group as well and added a file for the Firestorm Armada ships.

thedrake29 Jan 2013 2:02 p.m. PST

Jim,

Thanks for prelim info on Bayou Wars--will be there this year if you run the FT game!

Anerion30 Jan 2013 5:16 a.m. PST

Wow, fantastic stuff! superb models.

I'll definately take a copy of the SSD's please.
place.for.my.head@gmail.com

Cheers!

jimklein196631 Jan 2013 4:39 p.m. PST

Anerion, SSDs sent. If you get a chance to play them send me some feed back. Thanks!

bluedog03 Feb 2013 7:07 p.m. PST

Lovely old BFG models and a nice battlecruiser conversion, if I do say so myself. ;)

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2013 8:49 a.m. PST

Mixed TOS and revisualized BSG vs. BFG? Crazy, indeed!

Thanks for the look, and repeated-from-elsewhere thanks for your sharing all over the place! ;->=

Doug

Ghostrunner04 Feb 2013 1:29 p.m. PST

Great looking fleet.

Not to hijack the thread, but here are some SDDs I made a while back (round about season 2.5):

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I wrote the backstory for this one before Razor came out… either I was precient, or it was an incredibly obvious plot line…

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Feel free to borrow if they are of any use.

jimklein196604 Feb 2013 3:18 p.m. PST

I have these thanks! Theyre awesome. I think theyre posted in the FT group already but not sure abt the BSG group.

ARMY Strong08 Feb 2013 12:30 p.m. PST

Both of you well done

jimklein196609 Feb 2013 6:40 p.m. PST

Thanks! :)

DonLeg02 Mar 2013 5:37 p.m. PST

Jim,

Just saw this thread. Your BSG fleet is Amazing! I thought my BSG Titanium fleet was awesome until I saw this.

Well done! Any chance i could get the SSDs as well?

jimklein196602 Mar 2013 6:12 p.m. PST

Don- post an email addy and i'll be glad to send them.

Ghostrunner02 Mar 2013 11:06 p.m. PST

If you want to post the rest of the SSDs from my photobucket page above, that's OK.

For what it's worth, though, the stats and graphics for the Columbia/Galactica and Mercury were ones that I came up with. Star Ranger's site was the first place I posted them.

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DonLeg03 Mar 2013 6:02 p.m. PST

Jim,

don.leggett@gmail.com

Thanks for the assist.

jimklein196603 Mar 2013 8:04 p.m. PST

Don- email on the way.

Ghostrunner- awesome stuff as always. Im going to borrow some of your designs, especially the Berserk. I didn't know it carried Raptors. Where did you find info on that ship?

Ghostrunner04 Mar 2013 8:06 a.m. PST

The background on the Berserk was strictly my own invention.

The class definitely looked like it had a different function than the other Battlestars, so it seemed logical that be the 'Marine Landing Ship' to complement the Battlestars (the CV/BB of the fleet).

Since then, I've seen some comments on a few other sites that the Berserk was intended by the designer as a light Battlestar. He included Viper launch tubes along the sides, but only a single landing bay along the ventral center line.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2013 9:24 a.m. PST

The background on the Berserk was strictly my own invention.

And I REALLY like it! I'll plan on calling it an 'assaultstar' variant, if it ever comes up.

Doug

jimklein196604 Mar 2013 9:36 a.m. PST

Nice. Im still searching for suitable large size model in scal with the Pegasus and galactica.

bluebirds4019 Mar 2013 4:44 p.m. PST

great battlestar fleet, great job.

jimklein196619 Mar 2013 5:43 p.m. PST

Thanks. :)

UrbanWarrior13 Apr 2013 10:00 p.m. PST

Hi Jim,

I could not find your SSD's at the BSG group, folder seems empty.

Could you pls send them to me at following email:

herc.warrior@gmail.com

Thank you.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2013 7:14 a.m. PST

@Urban Warrior

I don't think that was the only folder that happened to; Jim's PDF is still in the Full Thrust group Files section, if you happen to be a member of that, as well.

Doug

jimklein196614 Apr 2013 7:41 a.m. PST

I deleted them out of that folder because I have been updating them. Most have been play-tested are ready to go back into that folder. I also sent you a PDF of them.

Let me know what you think! :)

Cold Steel16 Apr 2013 5:41 p.m. PST

Jim, can I get a copy of your SSDs?

jevans1258 at yahoo dot com

Thanks

jimklein196617 Apr 2013 8:44 a.m. PST

on the way

TheDreadnought26 Apr 2013 7:25 a.m. PST

That's a spectacular fleet!

jimklein196626 Apr 2013 9:54 a.m. PST

Thanks! :)

mdauben26 Apr 2013 1:07 p.m. PST

Whoa! Amazing fleet, both the miniatures and the paint jobs. I have to admit, I was unaware there were sufficent minis for BSG available to actually produce viable gaming fleets. As a dedicated "space ship" gamer, I may have to look into this…

jimklein196626 Apr 2013 9:34 p.m. PST

Thanks!
Take alook at Ravenstar Studios and Federation Models. Great sources for models like these.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2013 3:13 p.m. PST

I have more than a few Hanger18Fasa ships as well. Hunting BSG? It's a 'target rich environment'!

Happy days!

Doug

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