A short pause in the Astropolis project so I can offer something different today :)
The title says it all, I've repainted my old Splatta Kannon. I didn't take a pic of the 'before' stage, as I took for granted I had an archive pic, but now that I'm posting it all I've realised I haven't. Well, I guess it's better for you, it was painted like in 1995 or 96 by the very younger me. No comment.
So new paintjob!
The original gun was painted in Bad Moon Clan colours. I really liked it, so this time I simply updated my previous work, didn't really innovate. I fortunately kept the yellow primer from the Gargant.
|I can do a whole Bad Moon Waaagh!
So I replicated the work, but at this little scale. I used Iyanden Yellow Contrast paint as an ink:
|I'm using a Contrast as an ink. You can expect anything from me!
Then I made the black fames and Orky stuff:
I mean, it's quite a basic scheme (and paintjob!), but I honestly need no more.
|A pic from another angle
I also repainted the little gunnerz, but it also was quite a quick paintjob:
|Da little gunnerz
So in the end I came to this result:
|Da Splatta Kannon!
|Boom boom dakka dakka
The model is really great, but I've always thought it really doesn't depict the supposed concept, not even remotely. I mean, here I can see quite a functional big gun, with proper ammo and a decent design. However, the description states that "it is a cannon which fires a splatta shell, named so because of the irregular way it travels across the battlefield. The shell consists of several linked rockets attached to a chain with a large metal ball at the end. The initial rocket is launched and the rest are fired on timers, giving it a particularly unpredictable trajectory.The ball and chain whip across the battlefield, slashing through anything it hits before crashing to the ground. A few moments later the next rocket fires and launches the chain and ball in another direction. It also has the effect to scatter ground troops due to its irregular movements".
I mean, I expect something different after that read. Something more... Orky, I don't know. Whatever, I do love the model.
Here you have the current state of my Orkdnance:
|Oh, I should have put the Gretchin crew on separate bases! Didn't remember I did that with the catapult
Well, until I solve that, they're staying like that.
The Waaagh! grows!