Sunday, June 6, 2010

"The German Guns" by S. Baldrick

Baldrick: "Boom, boom, boom, boom,
Boom, boom, boom,
Boom, boom, boom, boom..."
Edmund Blackadder: "Boom, boom, boom?" 
Baldrick: "How did you guess?" -- S4.Ep6

I figured that particular poem would be appropriate for the last Thudd Gun post. I've been agonizing about repainting all the bases on my guard and it occurred to me that while the infantry wouldn't be too big of a deal, most of the larger bases have some sort of urban-themed terrain built on to them and as such would look sort of silly with buildings jutting up out of mud and grass. That being the case I've decided that I'd go with my original plan of adding snow to the various bases instead and took a crack at it on the Thudd Gun. I don't think I had the snow/glue mix quite right, but it's a passable effect overall. Practice makes perfect, after all!

Secondly I painted up a test model for the Hypaspists (Tech Guard) for my burgeoning Adeptus Mechanicus army. A fairly simple scheme - red cloaks, white piping, grey armor plates and various metal and gold detailing. It painted up rather quickly which should help when it comes to painting up the other 30+ models.


  1. Very nice Tech-Guard you have there. You're quite good at the who MEchanicus thingamajig.

  2. I see you have a cunning plan.....

  3. That's superb, and Baldrick's ditty is apt indeed!

  4. Thanks folks!

    @Sytus - I'm pretty excited to have appropriate models for the Troops choices in the Ad Mech army. I've been using my guard as stand-in models but these should hopefully really make the army stand out.

    @John - Indeed! It's so cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel!

    @Drax - I think it's my moral obligation to recite that poem EVERY TIME this thudd gun fires...