Next began a careful, laborious process of panelling. I built this up in layers starting with larger panels, and then overlaying smaller, thinner panels. This was followed by layers of detailing using bits and bobs from my many spares boxes.
The model was underpainted in flat dark grey and then coated in a mid blue-grey
(Tamiya acrylics XF-20 Medium Grey with a touch of XF-18 Medium Blue).
I did a very light drybrush in a lighter shade (XF-12) to catch highlights on the raised panels. I then applied a variety of shading using various mixes of XK-24, XF-25, XF-65 and XF-70. To add some tonal interest I applied a few areas of XF-9 Hull Red. Details were added using citadel acrylics, mainly the metallic shades.
I created my own decals using photoshop and decal paper. This included copying the Earthforce logo. These were applied using decalset to ensure good adhesion. I dusted the whole thing in dullcote.
I weathered the model using grey, black and brown dry 'hard' pastels.
GS-11 Mitchell-Hyundyne “Warhound” affectionately called the “Mutt ”
- D-37 Mondhexe (Moonwitch)
- Commissioned 2221
- Assigned to 147 Squadron Lunar Defence Force
- Commander Alexander Hastmann
- Length 96.2 meters
- Width: 42.5 meters
- Height: 16.0 meters
- Crew 24
- 1 x Fusion reactor
- Average 85cm armoured hull
- 1 Particle Laser
- 2 Fusion Missile clusters
In the early half of the 23rd century, Earthforce identified a need for a mid-sized, mid-range ship. Mitchell-Hyundyne won the contract to develop the GS-11 project designated 'Warhound'. The Warhound was designed to be a multi role ship capable of delivering heavy firepower at the expense of long range capability. The result was a beast of a ship. Tough, fast and with the firepower to do serious damage to larger ships.
The first Warhounds were rolled out in 2221. Its brutal weaponry and less than aesthetic appeal quickly earned it the nickname “Mutt ”.
The Mutt 's first proved their worth during the Earth-Dilgar war. In 2231 Earth helped the League of Non-Aligned Worlds against the Dilgar invasion. When the Dilgar launched a huge assault on the Orion Colonies, the Mutt s, alongside Starfuries and other Earthforce warships, quickly fought off the Dilgar. D-37 took part in this action taking out two Dilgar ships and damaging a third. She was herself damaged and returned to Earth for repairs.
In the aftermath of the Dilgar war, D-37 was re-assigned to the Lunar Defence Group, where she served with honour for many years. Under the command of Alexander Hastmann, she was affectionately named 'Mondhexe' (Moon Witch).
The Moon Witch, now a venerable old lady, was destroyed at the 'Battle of the Line' during the Earth-Minbari war.
Image: Front view
Image: Starboard side
Image: Top view
Image: Deck-level view
Image: Original sketch
Image: Getting started
Image: Basic shape
Image: Mostly there
Image: The eight field emitters
Image: Base coat
Image: Detail painting