|It's punchy punchy time!|
|Bit of a blurry side shot, incompetent cameraman!|
|Decided to add some glowing effect, simulating engine activity of some kind...maybe kerosene powered?|
|"Number five is alive"...oh what a terrible movie :P|
|I applied dry pigment to the hammerfist, representing concrete dust.|
|For the "built up grime" look on the shafts that the Las-cannons are mounted too I applied several |
coats of oil paints, then Tamiya gloss black & Tamiya smoke, and finally some clear gloss.
|I didn't do anything fancy with the Las-cannons themselves, just rusted them up a bit.|
|Here you can see some oil leaks from the hydraulic hoses.|
|Another view of the grime, nasty looking stuff isn't it?|
|Here's little old Billy, holding onto yet another joystick....this time|
between his legs :)
|And to make the beast move forwards, what better way than to have|
an accelerator pedal? Vrooom vroom!!!
|It's a bit hard to see from any single angle, but I wrote "smash" on |
Billys' left leg....coz that's sort of what he likes to do all day.
|The nine kills he's notched up could be for anything really. Demolished|
buildings? Enemy combatants stood on? Amount of times he's
fallen over?...who knows?
|The weathering process disguised the Ultramarine insignia a little|
too much for my liking, but I was worried that I might make it worse
trying to fix it, so I just left it as it was.
|Bullet holes & oil stains. It's pretty hard to keep these things in a|
"new" state of repair on the battlefield.
|Why is there so much rubbish on the ground in the far off future?|
Environmental vandals, the whole lot of' them I tell you!
|Billy shares his opinion about of the previous owners capabilities.|
|Tamiya black & smoke make a great recipe for oils stains.|
|More fisting action :0|
|I think those concrete adversaries comply with the request every time.|
|Another blurry shot, sorry :(|
|What's that I can see affixed to the underside of it's chin? Is that a name plate?|
|Why yes it is! It's the MK VI Hammeroid! Ready to be a pain in the arse to all those who oppose him :)|
Ok, so it's done. Another kitbashed Rogue Trader beast for the display cabinet. I'm kinda happy with the weathering...went a bit overboard I think. I used this weathering exercise as a practice run for my Hovertank. So I can get back into the swing of things before I tackle the big jalopy.
Why a name plate? Well, widening the body made this area quite bland, it was just a blank space. I thought about putting some spotlights there, but they wouldn't last too long in that location if concrete was raining down onto them now would they? So I decided upon a good old fashioned name plate, the ones they used to put on old boilers and cranes.
The name was the easy part, twas a challenge put forward (mostly in jest) to me by my Blogging buddy Asslessman. You can read the challenge if you want to in the comments section of the blog post here. I just couldn't think of a better name for a robot that has a big lumpy fist used for smashing concrete fortifications in with. So thanks for the idea JB :)
Gaming wise, I don't have any siege games lined up atm, but I may think of something to use him in soon?
I've got some scatter terrain & wooded areas that I've been working on while building this guy up, so expect to see them in the coming months.