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Mattias Elfström
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I recently took delivery of four packs of Starbase models. I'm going to paint them. There are not many pictures of painted Starbases in the gallery. How do you think they should be painted? Faction colours straight through? "Space grey" with Faction trimmings? Something else?
 
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Chris Byer
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I painted mine in matching faction colors and gave them a ligh wash.
 
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Same. I did mine (3d portioned ones, not the official ones) in the factions colors with a wash and some highlights.
 
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I also just did faction colors with a wash and a little bit of highlighting.

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ChromiumAgeCollector wrote:
I also just did faction colors with a wash and a little bit of highlighting.


I like these a lot!

I think I'll give it some thought before I settle.

I think I'll go with dark blue (space) coloured bases and stands, but I'm not yet certain about the structures themselves.
 
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I will go with faction coloured bases and proper painting close to the originals (as soon as I finally get them).
 
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Telrak wrote:
I will go with faction coloured bases and proper painting close to the originals (as soon as I finally get them).

Have you found pictures of the originals for all of them?
 
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Kind of, yes.
 
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Telrak wrote:
Kind of, yes.

Would you link to them?
 
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Federation:
https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/startrek/images/d/dc/Sta...


Klingons:
http://www.ditl.org/station-sizecomp.php?ClassID=sds&Station...


Romulans (kind of hard to find, but I will go with this style):
https://www.google.de/search?rls=com.microsoft%3Ade-DE%3AIE-...:&spf=1517214311409


Cardassians:
Well, DS9.
https://www.wallpaperup.com/262690/DEEP_SPACE_NINE_Star_Trek...


Ferengi (not original, but close):
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fQomyRyH0tc/TbZ8Dgo8oBI/AAAAAAAADb...
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That's great. The only one I'm unsure about is the Romulan. Does anyone have a better picture of a Romulan Starbase?
 
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Since the starbases can change hands during the game I decided to paint them 'realistically' instead of faction colours.



My federation ones were won as part of a demo before the game was released so the base didn't have the etched pattern. So I did black with a white spray to look like a star field. The others all had the etched base but I paited over it and turned them into star fields as well.
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goo I did/will do the same as CAC, without the wash and highlighting (my Cardassians and Ferengi bases are now coming in the mail). But I did the bases all in black, and also blackened the Klingon imperial symbol on theirs.

The 3Ds fit perfectly onto their cardboard counterparts, and then look even more cool, with the outline and the 1-3 yellow pips showing from underneath. They are also more stable this way. In addition, when a Starbase is taken, you could use the cardboard from the conqueror to show who now controls the original mini!
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I went with "realistic" colours and some Faction trimmings.

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Those look amazing!
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Very nice. I just did mine, and only matched the ship colors. I have another Cardassian base to be DS9, an old model I got to use in a custom scenario with Star Fleet Battles, which was fun. Its gray. My excuse is that as soon as the Cardassians vacated their light tan one, the Federation painted it over for the Bajorans!
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I like the idea with coloured stripes on the base! Will copy it as soon as I finally receive my stations. =/
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I finally got the Klingon bases too:

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Loving it! The only thing I will do differently will be clear acrylic stands for Cardassians, Ferengi and Romulans. =)

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