If you have been following us you might remember an awesome tutorial on how to build an Imperial Grand Cruiser: here. While quite efficient, the build had some left overs from Chaos Cruiser . Well, today we are going to show you what to do with them! Hint: more spaceship goodness!
Scratchbuilt Battlefleet Gothic Cruiser
After building a few Imperial Grand Cruisers we have some left overs, namely the lower hull of the Chaos Cruisers.
We will simply glue together the two lower halves, forming the body of a new ship.
And now we mount a bridge over the gap at the back of the ship, covering it nicely.
Finally we use antennas and imperial nova cannon/prow bits plus lance turrets to give this cruiser some weapons. Notice how the antennas and the imperial bits cover the side gaps and the turrets are placed in the most logical (and good looking) position.
And we are done! Aren’t you glad you didn’t throw away the spare bits? That’s actually a rule of thumb: never throw away bits, you never know how you’re going to use them!
Just in case you don’t know what Battlefleet Gothic is i am going to shortly describe it to you: a tabletop game with huge spaceships fighting in a galaxy torn by war, set in the 40k universe. And if you still don’t get it, you are lucky! A video game will finally be released this year: Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. While now defunct, there are still plenty of us who still play probably one of the best (fluffwise and ruleswise) spaceship game ever made. Various other game systems have spawned since then but none has raised to the quality of BFG, mainly due to simple yet extremely effective rules and an extremely appealing game world.