Tuesday, 24 March 2015

A Work in Progress: Traitor Shadowsword Superheavy Tank

Another day, another super-heavy.
I've recently purchased a ready-built second hand Shadowsword tank. Of course, it was going to become an Iron Warriors tank. And so I dug into my bitzbox to Chaosify it, adding lots of spiky bits and a tank commander with a banner. Now, I know it is an Imperial Guard/Renegade Guard tank, but it's a heretic tank anyway, so I don't mind it becoming extra heretical!
I will probably giving it a black primer basecoat any day now and start putting my brush to it. It will probably be finished right after the Brass Scorpion.

Monday, 23 March 2015

March of the Super-Heavies

Hi folks,

This weekend saw some work on my Brass Scorpion. I gave it an extra black ink wash and started to work on the brass trims. Still a lot of work and weathering needs to be done. Anyway, during the painting one of its leg segments broke off. A simple glue snap, I can glue it back on easily.

Further to this, I have picked up a second hand Shadowsword tank, and chaosified it by adding lots of spikes and eventually an Iron Warrior sticking out of the top of the tank.

Anyway, see to yourself.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Building a Greater Brass Scorpion part III

Hey folks,

It's been a while since my last post. The hobby has been on a 3 month hiatus. After finishing my Iron Warriors army I took a lengthy break, losing a lot of painting mojo. The fellow below and a lot of Eldar Wraithguard were the cause. Sometimes I enter a "writer's block" when it comes to painting. I simply don't know how to proceed and the seed of doubt that was planted grows into a big tree. Especially with a model this big (and expensive), painting it is taking a lot of risk. Yes I can strip it from all paint should I really mess up, but I'd rather avoid doing that.

What you're looking at now is the scorpion without its scaled plates and claws and with a leadbelcher basecoat, topped with a black ink wash. It will get a lot of layers before it's done. Instead of the standard Tamiya-coloured Khorne red, this fellow will get a rugged, rusty metal look as I used with most of my Iron Warriors. Expect a lot of weathering and a very grumpy, very grimy Brass Scorpion.
As you can see in the first few pictures, I actually purchased and used a big lump of Play-Doh clay (it smells godawful) to make a sort of belly pedestal. After this I glued the legs on using a mixture of PVA glue and super glue. This creates a super strong, less brittle hold that is more commonly used in conjunction with pinning when it comes to larger (resin) models. I considered pinning the legs, but the awkward ball joints didn't really allow the pin to be placed well. It's not the most friendly model to build, though nowhere near as terrible as the Storm Eagle from Forge World.

Anyway, enough banter. See for yourself!

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