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Workbench: a Xuvaxi Fleet

Raw metal from Studio Bergstrom

Raw metal from Studio Bergstrom

As you may have gathered from the last post, I made another order to Studio Bergstrom. For this post, the important parts of that order are more samples of the Xuvaxi, working my way through the smaller models that match up with the other Starships fleets. As usual, click on the pictures to see the full size versions.

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On the Workbench: (Bergstrom) Terran Cruiser

So the holidays are coming up, and I’m starting to get swamped. I have a little free time this week, so I’m going to try to clear a couple of workbench posts out of the backlog. This one is a Studio Bergstrom model, their Terran Cruiser. Not be be confused with any other Terran Cruisers.

Terran Cruiser right out of the box.

Terran Cruiser right out of the box.

Like the caption says, that’s a top view of the Terran Cruiser. The coin on the left is a Susan B. Anthony dollar, and the models up top are Bergstrom “Cobra Fat Boy” fighters. (Is that what they call a teaser?)

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Painting an ORCDeF Cruiser

ORCDeF Cruiser.

ORCDeF Cruiser.

Someday I’ll learn: the most unassuming models usually end up being the best to paint. It was true of the Cold Navy models; I ended up liking the way the Mauridians painted up better than the Terrans, which was the fleet that drew me to Cold Navy in the first place.

The same is true so far of the Studio Bergstrom stuff. I made the order for the fighters, and added the ships just because. The Adjudicator has already convinced me to buy more Xuvaxi.

Today, we’ll talk about the ORCDeF cruiser I got in the same order. They’re from the Future Frontiers line.

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Unpacking a Studio Bergstrom Order

Minis from Studio Bergstrom.

Unboxing the Studio Bergstrom order.

So I made an order to Studio Bergstrom, primarily for some fighters to round out Leanne’s Directorate fleet, but also to get some of Charles Oines’ not-quite-Star-Trek models to spiff up my demos, and to get a sample of the Outer Rim cruisers. What follows is a review after the unboxing. As usual, click on the pictures to see them at full size.

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Workbench: Mauridian Missile Cruisers

Long-time followers of this blog might remember that I bought some Val’Neveg missile cruisers from Ravenstar Studios back in October of 2013. Here’s the picture I took for that post:

Vel'Naveg missile cruiser, from Ravenstar Studios.

Vel’Naveg missile cruiser, from Ravenstar Studios.

Well, I finally got around to painting them. If that seems like a long time to wait, consider that they displaced some Orc ships from Battlefleet Gothic. I was going to paint them, but changed my mind when I decided that I needed to write an Ascension battle report instead. I was missing three matched missile cruisers, and these were sitting in my “unpainted” box.

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Workbench: Iron Wind Metals’ Earendel Aero-Fighter

Bare metal.

Bare metal.

Spaceship casters will sometimes produce a line of miniatures that consist solely of a fleet’s warships, and not bother with the fighters. I’ve got a few fleets like that — plus a couple of discontinued fleets that I now can’t get the fighters for. Rather than augment these fleets with X-Wings and Vipers, I went looking for somebody who sells fighters without spaceships.

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Workbench: Litko Custom Missiles

Right out of the box.

Right out of the box.

I’ve been using some of Litko Game Accessoriesmissiles in the playtest, but they haven’t been perfect. So I decided to order some to my specifications. Here’s unwrapping and assembling the custom missiles, in the style of my usual workbench articles. As usual, click on the pictures to zoom in.

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