Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Space Hulk Grey Knight Terminator

I picked up the new edition of Space Hulk last autumn and we've had a good fun playing it from time to time. I decided that instead of painting the Space Marine Terminators the classic Blood Angel red that is typical of the 'GW fluff' I would do them up as part of the Grey Knights chapter. I also wanted to try to do a variation of the 'non-metalic metal' finish to see how it worked out. Anyway, above is one of the completed Terminators. The rest are in various levels of completion and will be following along as we play the game. Maybe I'll do a group shot as a follow-up.

Warhammer Fantasy Empire Steam Tank

Chitty-Chitty... Bang! Bang!
I thought I'd move some stuff off the main page to where they actually belong. Here is something completely off the beaten track. This is another golden oldie that I've excavated from the display cabinet and dusted off (literally) - an Empire Steam Tank from a previous edition of Warhammer Fantasy.

I converted the base model to make it reminiscent of something Leonardo da Vinci would dream up - sort of a Renaissance Steampunk Land Dreadnought kind of thingy. The kit was virtually all white metal and almost every part was warped or somehow misshapen.  I think about of quarter of this thing is composed of metal pins and Green Stuff filling gaps and holding it all together. Some of the engineering crew are courtesy of my friend Kevin to which I muddled around with their poses and  harmonized their colours. The model weighs a ton. I can't remember all the whacky stuff that this bad boy could do in the game but I do recall it was pretty darn rude. It got to the point where I felt a little guilty putting it on the table - an emotion I deftly learned to stifle. ;)

I know, like a sail would have any chance of moving this thing - but it looks cool and, really, who can deny a tank with a crows nest?
Another friend, Sylvain, has recently finished building a lovely Wood Elf army which is quite the terror. Now that I look at this thing again I really think his pointy-eared, hemp-wearing, tree-huggers need to be introduced to some Imperial Heavy Metal... Toot! Toot! Parp! Parp!