Thursday, 17 March 2016

Mordheim Plague Cart 

This is what I've been working on lately.

I must admit it was an absolute pain to put together. The base of the cart was warped along with two of the sides too which threw everything out. The gaps were plugged slowly with green stuff. After the first layer cured I found it had shrunk so I started from scratch again.

When I thought I was getting thre I then discovered that the wheels wouldn't fit unless I boosted the height of the axles...

After priming I started on the paint job. Basecoat as vallejo ivory. I then added green oils to weather the cart adding a few streaks here and there. Wood grain was pretty straight forward using variuos browns and beiges to build up the grain.

 The details were done using some Scale 75paints. Using purples, greens and a deep crimson.

 Up next were the wheels and horses. I painted the wheels like this just in case I got metallics on the cart whilst the oils were drying out.

I used a variation on an old rotting flesh recipe for the horse heads..

It only just fits on the base supplied..

 Next up was the freehand designs... 

I used the same unnatural colours on the driver too.

Dry fit before some proper pics :-)

....and the finished article....

Cheers DB.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Bugman's Keg Of The Covenent

The mission is to create this wagon with Bugman standing at the front of the cart. In order to do that the barrels need to be placed side-on otherwise there's no room for Bugman.

Some of you might recognise the barrels from the old flame cannon kit, they'll need a lot of greenstuff to plug the gaps.

 The other problem was that to fill the holes in the ends of the barrel. I used plastic shields for this. Which leads to another problem, they were now to wide to fit inside the wheels of the cart. I decided to build a couple of trestles for them to sit on so that the shields were now above the top of the cart wheels.

This was another great exercise in practicing wood grain, trying out a new recipe for a dark brassy colour too.

...and the completed piece.


Friday, 4 December 2015

Mordheim Sisters of Sigmar.

A little departure for me

I quite enjoyed painting these and it was nice to revisit an old imperial dwarf paint scheme as opposed to the red colours used in the box art.