So, I didn't get much painting done this week, but I did do some:
That's a Battlecruiser pair and a Dindrenzi Carrier. I'm really slow when I paint; it took me hours to just wash them to bring out the detail. Granted, I had to wait quite a while between the first and second wash, as high humidity (near 100%) makes drying slow. I also had to figure out how to remove bits of paper towel afterward... Made more difficult because they had molded to the model and became gray.
I'm just starting to dry-brush metal on the plating, and can't figure out how I want to actually paint them... I'll enlist some online help.
Finally, I wanted to share one of my many 800 point lists. Despite a horrendous showing the first time, that loss was due to many poor decisions on my part, and don't reflect the value of the fleet:
3 Heavy Cruisers (Open Fore Torps)
Praetorian Battleship (+2 AP, Launch Tubes, Split Fire, 2 Interceptor Token)
This list focus on Activations and overwhelming Smalls. Generally, the Corvettes will be Shunted in, while everything else starts on the table. The 6 Frigates tend to draw fire away from the Escorts, which greatly enhance the Praetorians offense options.
Started playing Firestorm Armada December 2014