Tuesday, January 28, 2020

MM90 painting countdown 12

So lets dub this one: Skully. Next would be a Fox then (remember the X-files?)...

Now Clam was weary of painting this one, it being a complex sculpt but also his copies being somewhat soft in the detail department, but I must say he did a stunning job, and really enjoy the nodhe towards the Captain America Villain:


I really enjoyed painting this miniature, my details were crisp enough and I just loved the whole model, skull helmet, skull pauldron, the short sword on his side and the gauntlets (yes! no chainmail gloves!).

Without further ado:

Next one is for Clam to decide!

Friday, January 17, 2020

Cannon siege cannon, the real one!

Measure twice, cut onc… wait what!?

So, there I was being all proud of my Ass cannon, and the accuracy I put into the sculpt.
The eye for detail, the exact measurements, the facial expressio… Hold on just one second, what did you say there? Eye for detail? No no, the other one. Exact measurements? Yes that one, slowly repeat that and then look at this picture….

Darn… It…

So what went wrong here? Well since I was using pictures to measure the cannon, and i was using the chaos dwarf models as the reference, because I actually owned them, and they were in the picture with the cannon, it had to be spot on. Wrong!
I used this picture from the ccm wiki:

I guess I messed up the measuring because now that I own the original…. Holy smokes that thing is tiny!!! My sculpted cannon looks like Big Bertha: 

But anyway, my Chaos Dwarf collecting saga has almost come to an end, I still miss a few of the regular Citadel Chaos Dwarfs, but none of them are rare, I just haven’t found the time yet to figure out which ones I don’t have yet.

A quick review of the original cannon, it’s a mediocre sculpt at the most, details are soft and it looks a bit bendy as if made from rubber (cleary Nick Lund rushed it). The cannon balls supplied with the cannon are anything but round... but… the overall model is just so much fun! It’s a deamon, that is a cannon, that shoots cannonballs out of its arse and they are put there by Chaos Dwarfs, what’s not to like!!!

Really happy I managed to find one, I’m still really happy with the likeness of my own sculpt (despite the size) and I hope everyone that got one from me is not too disappointed about the size difference J

By the way, what ever happend to Nick Lund?

Finally they are available!

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