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Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Gallery - Plasma-tastic

You may remember that I previously painted a Leman Russ with Plasma Sponsons. They aren't always to everyones taste, but I love them... and I've now painted TWO more! I spent a bit more time concentrating on some details, as you can see if you click on the image to the left!

I don't think I'm good enough to paint the words, but I think that you can all recognise the brand of soda can... This might be the far future, but some things stay the same!
You should be able to make out the continued theme of adding blue and red wash to the metal of the plasma in order to give it that heat effect you'd expect. The Russ above and the previous one both included sand bagged turrets from the GW classic range, whilst below you can see the third tank belonging to the squad leader... it's been loaded with other sandbags from a resin kit. The sand bags are a recurring feature of the Plasma Russes... perhaps they are useful for soaking up reactor leaks or, heaven forbid, putting out fires!
I'm also thinking about trying to add some scorch marking around the front of the tanks to give the effect of the Plasma Cannons constantly firing next to the hull, but I'm not entirely sure how to go about this.


  1. for the scorch marks, try weathering powder... you'll find some good tutorials on weather powders on from the warp

  2. Cheers, I'll check out FTW for that!!!

  3. Nice - perhaps a teardrop shaped scorch mark on the hull starting 1/8" or so forward of the muzzle to represent the 'thermal bloom' of the plasma discharge. I have no doubt whatever weathering effect you end up with will look ace!