Saturday, December 26, 2009

TOEMP #9 - Heavy Metal, part 3

I hope everyone has been having an enjoyable holiday so far! The weeks leading up to the new year are always packed full so squeezing in some brush time is tough. On the up side, I have a few days off coming up and I hope to be able to finish off the King Russ tanks.

In the home stretch on the tanks, though - I started the detailing process, and laid down the Dark Flesh undercoat for the red sections.

I decided on blocking in the red side panels on one of the tanks to see how it looked, and I think I like how it's coming along. I'm going to go back and make the cogs along the upper track guard red, but other than I think I'll leave the rest of the detail in grey and pick out the winged skull in gold.

 I received a package in the mail on Wednesday, which contained a few models from eBay - more bits for the Adeptus Mechanicus army. I've seen some interesting conversions done with the Imex "Robogear" models, and poked around to see what was available. This 'Spider' model caught my eye, and I thought I might be able to use it to make a Myrmidon Assault Engine - described in the codex as being like a somewhat smaller version of the Defiler. Multi-legged chassis, a pair of dreadnought close combat weapons and a twin-linked autocannon, but lacking the Battle Cannon and having slightly weaker armor. I was really pleased with the contents of kit, for a 'snap-fit' model, it's rather well detailed and it appears it will work out nicely!


  1. I must have missed these posts, but how did you make those tanks?
    Also check out our blog in the contents, we did a bunch of Robogear posts
    Santa Cruz Warhammer

  2. sorry, sorry not in the contents, but do a search for robogear on our blog, see if any of this stuff inspires you.

  3. Thanks folks. The tanks were resin-cast models that I bought on ebay years back from a guy in Russia. They were called "Golgotha Assault Tanks" and I managed to snap up a half-dozen or so before GW came down on him like a bag of hammers. Unfortunately I've not been able to get a hold of more of them in the intervening years, more's the pity.

    @Capitola Family - Indeed, the ork warbuggies that you'd made were an inspiration for me to go looking for the models. I found a guy on eBay who has a fair number of them in his shop. I'd picked up a couple Spiders and a couple T-Rex models to gauge the quality of the models and was quite impressed. I'm going to have to pick up a few more kits, they're great for conversion bits!

  4. How did I miss your blog, these are incredible models you have! I can't wait to start my IG soon! Inspiring works!