Greetings Wargamers and Hobbyists, and welcome to the skies of Targus…
I have always been a fan of the sci-fi ‘space ship’ genre of game. A few weeks ago, I was one of a few lucky gamers who received a rather exciting parcel in the post: a set of resin ship miniatures, sent to me by the guys over at Sky Relics, for me to paint for their upcoming painting contest!
Sky Relics is a game that is currently under development, and as part of the Team’s drive to engage with the gaming community, and to generate some images of ships painted by members of the gaming community, several gamers and bloggers from across multiple continents were sent three Valdian vessels, three Outcast vessels, a Relic Golem, and an additional Valdian ship to practice on which came from their ‘miscast’ box.
We were provided with a run-down of the typical colour schemes for the various factions, but also encouraged to be creative with the Relic Golem and the spare Valdian War Wind ship which could be painted up as a Mercenary vessel with a colour scheme befitting the temperament and reputation of it’s captain.
The closing date for the competition was February the 8th, after which there will be a period of judging before the results are announced, but far more exciting than any prize is the chance to be involved with something new that no one else has yet had the chance to be a part of in quite the same way until now.
I think that this has not only been a great opportunity for me and the other gamers involved in the contest, it is also a brilliant way for the game’s developers to get both words and images out into the public sphere via a number of members of the community. After seeing the sample ships up close and having the chance to paint them up, I am intrigued to see what they have to show us next.
In my next post, I plan to bring you a bit more information on the game itself, and a few words from the guys over at Sky Relics, as they were good enough to answer a few questions for me. Until then, I will leave you with some photos of the ships I painted.
Until next time, thanks for reading.