Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Getting Started with the Krieg Engineers
Didn't get a whole lot of progress done unfortunately- I had "The Unit" playing on my PC as I worked, and ended up paying too much attention to the show and not to cranking out the models!
Tonight I got the following done:
Primed all five with my airbrush using Vallejo Black Primer. It's great stuff, ready to go out of the bottle with no dilution necessary. If you own an airbrush, you should really check their range out.
Airbrushed their coats with Vallejo Model Air Gray Primer
Painted hose fittings, gas mask respirators, as well as some metal detailing on the grenade launchers, krak grenades, and melta bombs with Vallejo Game Color Brassy Brass.
That, unfortunately, is it. Tomorrow I'll get a lot more done. Here's a couple of closeups of the work thus far:
Before I sign off for the evening, I'll show you a shot of something I'm working on for the Engineer's Chimera:
What you see here is a kit bashed light bridging "assault ramp"- the first of two that I'm going to make. This one will be done once I add some rivet detailing along the sides. These will hang along the sides of their Chimera in place of the stowage bins that normally occupy that space. I've got an old Chimera that has the stowage bins as separate bits- the current one doesn't offer that option.
I'm also strongly considering modeling up a trailer for the Chimera, believe it or not. I thought it might be cool to have something to carry pioneering equipment like mine sweepers, razor wire, explosives, etc. I could also put a big promethium tank in the trailer, and model some braided hose that is connected to the Chimera. Since I've got their Chimera (or will have) equipped with a hull mounted heavy flamer, it only makes sense to have a steady fuel supply, right? The trailer would be a kind of half British Crocodile trailer/half supply wagon. It looks good in my mind's eye, anyway. We'll see how it pans out.
See you guys tomorrow!