|The December 2015 finished minis|
As per the title, I finished the painting challenge I set myself earlier this week - knocking off the last bits of the Big Guns (sans crew). I even made a start at the crew, with the view to getting them done by the time I go back to work in the second week of January.
|Nobs finished earlier this month|
|Big guns finished this week|
Being on leave gave me plenty of time to finish f the Nobs I'd started earlier on, and then work from start to finish on the guns. It helps that the guns are mainly just dry brushed metals and washes, though I did pick out some parts for the scuffed red armour treatment as well as spot white and checks. I also threw in some copper panels and verdigris.
|The Big Lobba - The attached crew member sports a blue peaked cap taken from a fallen Praetorian - C/- Col. Acklands mob|
|Killkannon number 1|
|Killkannon number 2|
|The 3 smaller big guns together|
Thinking there was still too much plain metal going on, I made up a powder wash and got some extra colour onto the metal gun decks, as well as picking out some wires in yellow on the Supa Kannon.
|The Supa Kannon got some extra yellow splashed on it for wires and gubbins. You can also see some of the powder treatment on the firing platform|
|The other side|
|The crew and overseer - I think he's an old Games Day Fantasy Orc Black Boss|
|The crew showing the rear side of the Overseer where I've started on his shield|
So that's December done - this year must rank as my most productive year for miniature painting since I was a 12/13 year old. My Orks took a massive step towards completion - though there are another 30 Boys sitting on my shelves of shame to finish off. Next year I will be parking my Orks in favour of working on a mixed Chaos Marine, Daemon and Renegade force I have been slowly accumulating. More on that in the new year.
Enjoy the remainder of the festive season/new years period.
Happy hobby all,