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.
Thursday, 24 November 2016
Wednesday, 23 November 2016
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
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
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
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!
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.
Monday, 31 October 2016
Another ARC-170, though this time I was inspired by World War 2 US medium bombers, more specifically, a B-25 Mitchell called Executive Sweet. As this is a real-life aircraft that is still in operation it was only proper that I named my ARC after the aircraft that inspired me.
Friday, 28 October 2016
I've been working on some arcs lately, some ARCs to be precise! Bad puns aside, since the release of this sexy model I've painted two of them, one for a commissioner, and one for myself.
Thursday, 13 October 2016
Sunday, 2 October 2016
I honestly forgot about this one. And I didn't even have a shiny new game to use as an excuse for my forgetfulness. No matter, here's how I painted a pair Rogue One X-wings, now known as the Partisan X-wing.