Not to just kill time, but to destroy it.


Wedding Gifts 1 of 3

For Mike, my groomsmen, I wanted to do something for his Imperial Guard army.

We have a story that involves Imperial Guard and Necron, which will be now mentioned as 'Imps' and 'Crons', on a barren nuclear winter type planet. So I wanted to do a vehicle, and make it 'cool'. Thats a pun kiddies. So here is what I did!

First I built most of it. Making sure the pieces that would have details enclosed, were not glued. Then I did the priming, and put sticky tack in spots around the hull. These would be the centers of the camo pattern I would do. My next step was to spray paint it light grey. Adding more tack around the remaining tack, I then painted it Fenris Grey, thats a light blue kinda grey colour from the Citadel paint range.

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After the camo basecoats


My next step was to paint the inside. I assembled the walls and floor. Gave it all a Boltgun drybrush, to make it look all... metally. Then, since I know it would be closed, and only the side and back doors would be open, used bright colours to paint the interior detail. Makes it noticeable in the dim interior.

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Bright little things!


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 Test fitting!


Then I did the same to the cockpit. Bright consoles to show through the glass. I added a frost effect by dry brushing the interior of the glass. And like a IDIOT! I took no progress shots of that. So here is the completed cockpit, from the back.

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Chilly lookin'


After that I wanted the thing to be done. So I hammered at it and and finished it. All glued together and dry brushed!

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Then it all came to the base. I actually broke the one it came with! I was trying a recessed ice look, but snapped the base in half! Derp. So my Riptide had to donate its base for the greater good! And again, like a DOOFUS, I have no progress shots up to the water effects. I made the layered rock out of cork, and added sand for texture. And just for a laugh, threw a Necron Warrior into the ice. Which infact, Mike gave me. He had some bits and gave them to me, so I could practice painting Crons. Good move Past Mike. And before I laid down the water effects, I painted it teal, with dry brushed layers of lighter blues. For a deep ice effect.

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Water Effects goes on thick, and dries SEXY!


Then I played the waiting game. After 3 days, it wasn't dry. I worried I applied it too thick and it made a shell that would keep it wet FOREVER. Turns out I was dumb and it worked out. When it was dry I dry brushed it white. Which proved difficult, because it was not a hard surface, but a gel like substance. I had to resort to stabbing my brush on it to take paint. Then i picked out interesting spots and put white glue down, then flocked it with snow. Then grass tufts for... grass tufts. All works for the final product!

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No napping on the job!... wait. He dead.


And to round out me being a scruffy nerf herder, no final shot. I will as the guys for picture of the gifts in their homes. That'll look nice.


Thanks for reading! I look forward to showing you more projects. Next is Travis' LOTR Gift!

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