After assembling my slightly-converted Ironblaster for the Little Death tribe of Ogresses, I had originally planned to do some more sculpting work and get some Mournfang Cavalry ready for painting. That plan evaporated as I was assembling the Ironblaster; it’s such a lovely kit I wanted to bash straight on and put some paint on it. And paint it I have, over the course of many an evening doing a few parts here and there. As mentioned in the previous post, this boiled down to a mighty 13 sections that I kept separate for ease of painting, and I thought that it might be a good idea to take a photo of them all before gluing it together. However, a game scheduled with Forkbanger put paid to that idea, as I couldn’t resist the opportunity to put this on the table fully assembled. I have now acquired some static grass (courtesy of Furycat) but there’s not enough room on the base for me to apply any of it.
Here are a few close-ups of the Ogress gunner. I see that I have some touch-up work ahead of me.
Here’s the Rhinox, which was a joy to paint. The fur sculpting makes my wash and drybrush technique (which I use because it’s so easy) look like I’m competent at this painting malarkey.
The Gnoblar driver wasn’t so exciting to paint, but it was worth putting a bit of effort in while he wasn’t glued onto his seat since he’s so deep in the bowels of the kit that I’ll never be able to get a brush near him now.
The view before it (so far ineffectively) rains doom upon my foes. Sadly, I have yet to make even a single kill at range with this thing despite playing three games with it [updated 03Mar12: the third of these games is reported here], although it has squashed a few of Furycat’s Tomb Kings in close combat.
For completeness, here’s the rear. Admittedly, this is what I most often see on the table, so I’m glad it looks fine. It does show off how much stuff is being carried around on the cart; it is full of chests, barrels etc.
Next up: the aforementioned Mournfang Cavalry. But finally, here’s another photo with my assistant.