Monday, February 8, 2016

Painting Challenge Theme Entry - Whacko Turret

Some big gunz for 30k/40k

So I actually painted some terrain! Hell didn't freeze over (as Byron may suspect), but doubtless it was a little chilly down there two weeks ago as I actually completed a piece of terrain for the latest bonus theme round in Curt's Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.  This whacko turret is from the "Vengeance Battery", a line of plastic 40k terrain from GW, known with suitable melodrama as the "Wall of Martyrs".  As with many GW 40k pieces these days, the "Wall of Martyrs" holds great promise, but is unfortunately so contaminated with skullz that its hard to really dive into them.



But this turret, equipped, I believe, with a Punished Cannon, should be fun.  I was able to leave quite a few of the skullz off, and the ones I was stuck with, well, they kind just work on this.  I can see this turret guarding anything from a critical military installation or governor's palace...or just being set in place to keep an eye on a day care...in the dystopian world of the 40k Imperium, big guns are needed to point at just about everything, after all...

The goofy skullz on this one kinda work for me...
I look forward to putting this out for a 40k/30k game sometime - perhaps in a situation where the players are not 100% certain who is in control of the turret from turn to turn...that's always fun!

The next bonus theme round is "amour". I have no idea what to paint for that, so I expect it will be the first bonus theme round that I skip out on this year - so far I've made three of them, and that is three more than I expected...

3 comments:

Iannick said...

What about a Loyalist and a Traitor in a loving embrace, Romeo & Juliet style? ;-)

Dallas said...

Or a giant spider with rider...?

Michael Mills said...

Awwww... c'mon mate! Surely you can think of something???