I told you I was bringing up some of my oldies I hadn't shown over here. Reviewing pics of minis I took long before I started the blog I've realized I have a few interesting things (and lots of junk, hehe).
First thing I'm showing out of that bunch is this FW Ork Kil Blasta.
|Just out of the junkyard|
I painted this one by the end of 2011; mostly 'just because', as in fact I never got to deploy it on the battlefield. Stuff this size begins to be out of scale to me, it's not manageable. I really have some issues about deploying a 6x4 ft. table at home, so these battle monsters become kind of useless to me on a regular basis. Anyway, I really wanted to paint this one, so that's enough motivation for me :D
So I started, piece by piece (literally!):
|The tracks. Gasp.|
|When assembled, they look like this|
Here is the crew:
|I love this one1|
When you manage to fix all the hull, you get this:
Then it's all just a matter of details:
I specifically kept it dark; somehow I felt this was not taking an oldschool paint style quite good, and you have to adapt your brushpaint to the mood of the model.
So, after some heavy weathering, this was what I finally got:
Painting such a Leviathan has little to do with smaller, regular vehicles. You have to work on another scale and always thinking of the great picture. I recall having a really good time building and painting it. Unfortunately I never got to play, (and now I handed it over to other more capable hands in which I hope it gets some real action), but it would have made a true centerpiece for any Ork army. Anyway, the pleasure of having this one finished is compensation enough for seeing it departured to another home.
I cannot deny it, these huge kits are really appealing to me, they allow you to work on tiny details as well as great surfaces, and they are absolutely imposing. Never mind if I don't get to deploy them on the battlefield. My first try on that way was a Mûmak (which I believe haven't shown over here) and the experience is just the same, a beautiful piece, totally terrifying and more a showpiece than an actual gaming model.
I'd love to paint a Thunderhawk, for example (oh, how I'd love to), or an Imperial Titan, of course. I have my eyes on an Imperial Knight, and I'm thinking of possible conversions. Well, time will tell...