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Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Gallery - Got Guns, Will Travel

Last time I brought you images of a squad leader, now here is his unit. A pair of Leman Russ tanks armed to the teeth with Heavy Bolters! Here again I've tried to add some unique details which extend beyond the simple addition of stowage from a range of sources. One of the tanks carries a big tin of paint, I haven't worked out how I'm going to mark this up yet, but suffice to say I imagine they get through a lot of Desert Yellow! I'm also a little annoyed that the techniques I use seem to show up mould lines where I thought I'd got rid of them!!! (not quite sure what to do about that)
Looking at the images again and thanks to my own personal paranoia, I can see ways to improve some elements, namely the cola bottle. It could definately use more of a green tinge to it as well as some more highlighting and glossing to bring out the idea that it is actually made of a glass / plastic material.


  1. I'm loving the little details, really brings the tanks to life! I find tanks without details very monotone and lacking character, which yours certainly aren't! Great stuff! Keep up the fantastic work!

  2. nice weathering man. If you're ever looking for a super realistic "bare metal" effect, try using graphite from a pencil. If you're doing a hard edge, just rub a pencil against it. If you need a larger area, shave some graphite off into a powder and rub it on. Looks great in the end. The only rub is that you do have to use a varnish to seal the finished product, because that stuff rubs off like crazy.

  3. Thanks Dethtron, I've seen that technique in the Forgeworld Masterclass Book and I think you are right, I might give it a go. It will add a bit more depth to the metallic details and I can add a small amount to the tracks to give a more worn effect too.

  4. Ooh, where'd you get the insulated beverage container (in the last photo)?