Another cigar chewing Prussian engineer for the heavy weapon platforms coming along very soon.
For the next chap, I want to make some long missiles for Nebelwerfer Rocket Launcher.
The models are available from Olleys Armies.
Love this steampunk artwork. If only I could get a model that looks like this and actually paint it to match. In the meantime, I will have to try painting a Warmachine mech in gold and brass and see what it comes out like.
This is an old Golum model from the Vor The Maelstrom game from FASA that was around between 1999 and 2001. Yet another game to fall by the wayside.
There was only ever one pose release as far as I can remember, I have a few and will have to convert a few for use in the retro Dark Legion Warzone Resurrection army.
I had been using Army Painter resin “dip” to shade models, as will have been seen in the Orc posting extravaganza over recent weeks. Since then I have moved on to their ink version.
I have found that each have their pro’s and cons.
The biggest things against the tinned resin dip are;
(1) the tin never seals very well and a large amount of the dip will dry up. I usually lost about a third of a can. As you can see in the photo below, you can end up with a massively thick layer of dried up dip, and what is below becomes unusable.
(2) The price. Considering how much was wasted, it was actually an expensive way to shade models.
(3) As it leaves a gloss finish, it is necessary to matt varnish the models to get rid of the shine.
(4) It is messy, smells and brushes need to be cleaned with white spirit.
But I do like the results from the resin dip, the models come up very nicely.
Over the last year or so I have been using the ink version of the Army Painter. As this comes in small bottles, it only costs a couple of quid at a time, it is water based, has a matt finish and does not go off. The finished results may not be quite as good, but it is much easier to work with. So I will be sticking with the Army Painter Dark Tone ink for the foreseeable future.
It will be no surprise to find more Prussian Scrunts on the painting table. These five are close combat troopers armed with chainswords and energy hammers. There is a lot more detail on these troopers than there is on the rifle equipped infantry, more pipes, tubes and general steampunk goodness.
The tunneling machine is an Ironclad Miniatures resin model that has been pretty easy to paint.