Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Commission: GX1 Short hauler 'Phoenix'

And here's the last ship for the year, a GX1 Short hauler known as the Phoenix. It was a ship in service of the Republic during the Clone Wars, though now it has been pressed into service with the Rebellion.




Sunday, 11 December 2016

Axelay

The fourth in my series of SHMUP based conversions is the D117B Axelay, from the game Axelay. This is a game which I personally consider to be one of the greatest SHUMPs of all time. It is currently the last in this line of designs, though who knows when inspiration might strike again?



Saturday, 10 December 2016

Commission: The Sandworm

I can already hear the question; Haven't you already painted a Z-95 exactly like this before? And you are indeed correct. I think this is a first for me, a commission to copy the paint job of a ship from my personal collection.




Monday, 5 December 2016

Painting an Arrowhead

I'm finding it harder and harder to keep up with my paint guides. Real life can be such a problem sometimes and it certainly doesn't seem to let up. Anyway here's how I painted my Arrowhead.





Thursday, 24 November 2016

Ikaruga

The third in my series of SHMUP inspired conversions, we have the Ikaruga from the game with the same name. Normally I don't like bullet hell type shooters but the polarity system of Ikaruga makes it stand heads above its genre siblings. To this day it remains one of the best SHUMPs ever made.


Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Building an Arrowhead

I'm still not sure where I got the idea from, it might have been an off hand comment on a forum somewhere. However from the point it entered my head, I just knew I had to make a G-1A look as similar to a R-9A Arrowhead as possible.




Thursday, 17 November 2016

R-9A Arrowhead

Here's the second in my series of converted Star Wars ships based on old SHMUPs. This time I've taken inspiration from the R-Type series. Basically I've tried to convert a G-1A Starfighter into a R-9A Arrowhead. 

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Painting the Executive Sweet

Along with the K-wing, the ARC-170 draws a lot of inspiration from World War 2 aircraft. As such I just knew I had to paint my ARC as some kind of WW2 bomber. After some research I found the Executive Sweet and right then and there I knew how my ship would be painted.



Thursday, 10 November 2016

Vic Viper

It's fascinating where and when inspiration can strike. In this case I've been inspired by video games, specifically old shoot'em up games, also called SHMUPs. And so, without further ado, I present the Vic Viper from Gradius!




Painting a Razor Squad ARC-170

While certainly a good looking paint scheme I knew that the Razor Squad ARC-170 would be tedious to paint. Of course, reality stepped in and gave me a helpful push. And in this case it was a good push.