Friday, 27 January 2012
Trencher details - Weathering and conversions
First up we have some fun with weathering powders. Now, I've shown these two Chain guns side by side for a comparison so you can see what they look like before and after weathering.
I got a few questions on the techniques i used to weather them , and honestly, it was all experimentation. I grabbed an old manky brush and applied a small amount of the powder direct to the model. Instead of painting it on, which really doesn't work, I pressed it on. I sort of smearing motion pushing it out until it wouldn't spread any further. That's probably about all I can say about it really, just dab it on with a brush and smear for effect.
One thing to note is once its on it wont stick 100%, handling the model a lot will result in some of the powder coming off
Next up was creating some Trencher Commandos. I got a 10 pack of these guys, and honestly, i never thought I would field all 10 as one unit. Seems like overkill, especially as you pay the same cost for the scatter gunners. 10 Commandos for 10 points is far worse than 6 commandos and 3 scatter gunners for 9 points.
So I converted some of them into scatter gunners. I took the standard carbine that had and sculpted a round nozzle on it with green stuff.
Initially that was all I was going to do, but I thought they needed somethign extra to have them stand out. I didn't want anyone saying "OH THATS THE GUNNER, AS ITS NON STANDARD I DIDNT NOTICE"
Good luck not noticing the giant fireballs coming out of the scatterguns now!
I started by drilling a pin into the gun and gluing it in place. I then molded the green stuff around the gun, making sure I had a flower type effect around the muzzle. Not exactly pleased with the paint job on the fireballs, will look at that again in the future
Last, and least is the Trencher grenadiers. Same logic here, would rather have 6 trenchers and grenadiers than 10 trenchers. This didn't turn out so well, but at least with the paint job and the over the top grenades you cant mistake them on the table.
Right, off to my first war-gaming tournament ever tomorrow...... i'm gonna get crushed.