Sunday, October 30, 2016

Stormhammer

Ahoy-hoy!

Finally got enough time to put the work into this beast that was required. The general idea was to create a rebel/Chaos guard unit that, while readily identifiable as such, hadn't gone full degenerate cultist. This is naturally in contrast to 99% of GW imagery, which seems to imply that when one shrugs off the totalitarian mantle of the Imperium they immediately turn into a slavering subhuman
 
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Instead, I opted to maintain the general weathered and standardized feel of a Guard vehicle, with a few identification markers to separate them out from their loyalist brethren.
 
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The scheme was an upscaled version of the one I employed on my epic Krieg stuff a while back. I feel like the olive/yellow disruptive pattern is really quite a nice balance aesthetically.
 
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Weathering was applied liberally. This was meant to look like a vehicle that had probably been in the field for many months, if not years.
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Apart from the standard stars, I added a few other small markings to indicate it as part of the traitor forces, including a few Cholchisian runes and some weird geometric markings from the Calth box.
 
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I have loved the Stormhammer design for a long time. It really embodies everything a superheavy tank should be in my mine. My only disappointment is that the FW turret did not include the original double cannon configuration.
 
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I've ordered a tank commander to cap it off from Bolt Action's Soviet range - once again, this will help emphasize the normalcy of the forces over the usual deranged sadomasochistic pervert that GW loves to stick in the cupola of their traitor tanks. I may also add some stowage in a while, simply because something of this size simply shouts out to be covered with a bunch of random crap.
 
And just to prove I haven't been entirely idle with my World Eaters, heres a commander I finished:
 
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As well as some rampagers, who still need their bases finished!

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Something.....large is coming

 
Waiting for some chaos star stencils, then its on to a rather intense weathering process!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Khurasan Sci Fi Grav Tanks

And now for something completely different - a couple new grav vehicles Khurasan commissioned me to paint.

First one was done in my usual weathered style and modeled as if part of a future US army unit, using a bright splinter urban/snow camo scheme. I wanted it to look as if it had been in operation for months:


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If anyone is interested, this fellow is up for grabs for $40 USD

Next was a very different looking beast that inspired me to err away from my usual weathering scheme and instead try out much more clean look. I also tried something I never had attempted before - glow effects. I think they turned out fairly well!


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