Saturday, June 8, 2013

Custom BFG Fleet on eBay for Charity



Buy a cool fleet and do a good deed!

From my buddy Zac Soden:

Resin Addict member and hobby friend Shane Barnbrook (Barn) suffered a lot of misfortune last year with regards to his health. Something as seemingly inane as accidentally swallowing a chicken bone resulted ultimately in a coma and paralysis! While doctors expect him to make a full recovery, it will be a very long journey. In order to take the first steps Barn needs to get out of rehab and back to his home so that he can be with his lovely wife and children. This however requires extensive and expensive improvements and mobility assistance equipment.

In order to help raise funds for Barn and his family I am auctioning off a one-of-a-kind custom Battlefleet Gothic fleet on ebay: 
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190848743706

Every cent from the auction will be donated to the Barnbrooks (the models, listing fees and postage are all coming out of my own pocket). Even if you're not into BFG yourself, please spread the word so that we can get lots of bidding!


The Fleet

Let’s get down to business. This fleet has been designed as a competitive, stylised 1500 point Voss fleet for Battlefleet Gothic. It is composed of the following:
 
1x Fleet captain +1 extra re-roll (not a physical model)
2x Mars class Battlecruisers
1x Dominator class cruiser
1x Gothic class cruiser
2x Endurance class light cruisers
5x Sword class frigates
4x Cobra class destroyers

That’s a total of 15 ships and exactly 1500 points.




 

Cruisers and Battlecruisers
 
These are all converted from the standard imperial plastic cruisers. I have fitted custom prows and one of the battlecruisers has a bridge and superstructure section taken from a Chaos cruiser. The Dominator has a different style of Nova Cannon fitted to further differentiate it from the others.


Light Cruisers
 
These are resin casts of the custom design I created. They have been fitted with standard plastic Imperial lance decks (however note that I have not fitted the lance turrets – these will be supplied in a bag so they can be glued into the desired positions).


Frigates and Destroyers
 
These are custom designs by myself that I have recast in resin. In this fleet they are standing in as Sword and Cobra class ships. 

Custom Bases
 
As if all of the above custom goodness weren’t enough, I have gone one step further and added custom bases. These are resin cast and include bearing and fire arc indicators moulded into them. Escort sized ships are mounted on a styrene rod and all other ships are mounted using a brass rod. This means no more snapped stems!

Free Shipping
 
That’s right – I will package the fleet very carefully and post it via registered airmail to anywhere in the world for free!

Final Notes

All ships will be supplied assembled but unpainted. Some have been partially primed. For shipping I will remove them all from their bases – superglue will need to be used to re-fix them.


And if you don't bid, DONATE!






1 comments:

Col. Ackland said...

Wow, that's really cool. Well done.

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