Saturday, May 26, 2018

Déjà Vu

So this just happened. Sigh. Am I cursed or is God trying to tell me something? I only just finished the Drakhun too. Maybe I can fix him, but I am just so sick of this. I put so much work into him, installing an LED into a metal model by hollowing him out, installing clear plastic windows, running the current up through the legs, replacing his arms and magnetising the wrists. Plus of course the base.

I need a vacation.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Drakhun Up

Remember this guy? After sinking an absolute ton of time and effort into my Drakhun conversion, he fell to the floor just as I was about to varnish him. So in a fit of rage I destroyed any chance of fixing the model and threw it in the trash:

The next day I dug it back out because for some reason I just couldn't let it go. Eventually I came back to it and started to try to repair it. I cut off the damaged leg and drilled three thick solid brass rods into the stump.

Then I slowly went about resculpting the leg. This took a very long time, and when it got as good as it was going to I realised that it no longer matched the other leg, so I eventually had to build up the undamaged ankle as well.

A little bit of touch up work, some screwing around with snow that just didn't want to go where I wanted it, and a couple of coats of varnish, and he was finally done. It's been over a year after I finished painting him the first time, but at last, here we are.

The MOW's name is Mikael. His mount is a Khador Industries Transport Tyrannosaur. I believe the armour was Vallejo Grey Black (or maybe a lighter shade?) washed with Badab Black. Army Painter Quickshade Dark Tone was used to shade the dino, including the mouth, eyes, and saddle. I think I used a bit of Devlan Mud for shading some spots during the final touch-up phase.

Thank God he's finally finished. Who knows, maybe someday I'll actually get a chance to play a game with him.