|2000pts Blood Angels + Imperial Guard Allies|
My heavy weapons teams proved so successful that I have started to wash and layer them up a bit. Once I was happy with the basics I jumped at the opportunity to try out some weathering techniques courtesy of Tale of Painters. Not quite a vehicle as such, but man-portable heavy weapons would certainly see their fair share of battle damage.
|Rust, Chips and Soot add some 'realism'|
|Work-In-Progress, this guy has been on the sauce and is totally unprepared for a dawn assault!|
Aside from playing with and painting my I.G. I have started a new (for me) novel by my favourite Warhammer author, Dan Abnett. His Eisenhorn trilogy was very popular in 2004-5. I am barely 50 pages into it and absolutely hooked, however every chapter begs for a diorama to be made of a key scene or two. I have begun sketching out some ideas and creating a few 'proof-of concepts' using Fimo as it is much cheaper than making an entire scene out of 'green stuff'. Alas, I need to scuplt in smaller sections as I discovered the oven-hardening causes the Fimo to crack if spread too thin.
|This was to be a steam-punk like column, or inside of a spiral staircase,|
|An example of the details possible with Fimo, very rough paint scheme to illustrate.|
|By using cork and other materials the cost and weight can be kept to a minimum.|
|AAA battery for size reference. Small sections sculpted at a time.|
|The final column, the detail probably wasn't even noticed when the entry was judged!|