Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Hammer of the Emperor



While I work away at the projects I recently laid out for 2013, I thought I'd show you the finished photos of a tank I finished up last weekend. This is a Baneblade I painted up as a favor for a good guy in Las Vegas. A good wargaming friend of his passed away well before his time, and this guy took on the task of helping his friend's widow keep her head above water by selling off his wargaming collection. His Vostroyan army was sold off with the promise that I would paint up the Baneblade.

For some unknown reason, we never decided on a deadline, and as such this tank never really registered on my priority listing, despite the obvious need to get it sorted. After too long a time, I finally got it all squared away and shipped off to the new owner. The tank arrived yesterday and I'm really hoping it was a) a good tribute to the departed friend, and b) worth the wait.




The tank is magnetized where it is needed, and can be switched out to sport heavy bolter OR heavy flamer sponsons (in any of the three spots), and can also be switched up to be run as a Hellhammer, as you can see below.


It was great to be able to see the finished model head out the door after almost two years of lurking around the edges of my painting table. Tim, may your Baneblade smite many foes of the Emperor!

Cheers
Dave

19 comments:

  1. Beautiful work, bravo. (And what ever would we do without magnets?)

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    1. They are wonderful things, aren't they.

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  2. This is a great looking tank and what a great destination too!

    - D.

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  3. Looks Great! No matter the length of time I'm sure it was worth the wait.

    Are the tracks pigment/dusted or washed?

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    1. Hi Matt

      The tracks were base coated with the original spray coat of VMC Hull Red, then drybrushed with GW lead belcher and black mix, and a light dry brush of GW Runefang Steel. They were then dusted several times with a Secret Weapon Miniature rust pigment,and then sealed with GW Purity Seal spray.

      Cheers
      Dave

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  4. It was worth the wait and Tim is very much looking forward to fielding the whole army at an Apocalypse game over Presidents day Weekend.

    Thanks again Dave

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  5. Hey Dave, this one's a magnificent work of yours. I especially like the mud on the rear and the red-white-red markings on the sides with the chipped off paint.

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  6. Great effects and well worth the wait.

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  7. Dave,

    The Hammer of the Emperor was well received and in excellent condition.

    The model is a beautiful tribute to our departed friend and along with rest of his 9th Vostroyan "Old Irascibles" will long be a reminder of his love for the game.

    This peice was well worth any wait and I look forward to feilding the entire army in his honor very soon.

    Thank you for your fine efforts they are truely appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Tim

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    1. Hi Tim

      I'm glad it will live up to his memory, and may it bring you a lot of fun on the tabletop.

      Cheers
      Dave

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  8. Very nice as always Dave. What is the base color if you don't mind me asking I would like to try to get a similar tone if possible. The tan type color looks really sharpon the vehicle and would contrast great with my allies.

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  9. Good work, I have the Storm Lord in process and wait to finish it soon. A great greeting.

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  10. Lookin' good. I'm enjoying the combo of purposeful painting chipping using a brush coupled with the uncontrolled randomness of sponging. Mmmmtankporn & weathering stuffs...

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  11. Great model although I would have liked to have seen how the different panels could be interchanged.

    Tony

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