Sunday, March 13, 2011

Ol' Rowdy - Cygnar Character Heavy Warjack

The oldest Ironclad still in service, he has a temperment that reflects its many years of service.  At one point it was religated to solely training purposes until a young journeyman named Coleman Stryker was told to control the crotchity jack.  To instructors amazement the two bonded instantly and since that day Commander Styker goes no where without the fevored Ol' Rowdy at his side. 

I held off buying this jack for a long time, intent on playing and winning games without using Character jacks, with the exception of Thunderhead (which was the exception due to not having an Affinity).  When I entered Adepticon for the Mangled Metal Tournament and realized that without this guy, who is very focus efficient, I would be a fool. 

I initially based him on a normal base and realized he really belonged an epic base.  Using Walton's original concept art as inspiration, I constructed the base from green stuff.  It was a tedious process, taking several nights of positioning and trimming before I got it just right.  Then I went onto painting him in a similar fashion as my other Cygnar jacks, but the base of the gold was changed from Rhulic Gold(P3) to Solid Gold(P3), which makes his gold a bit brighter and makes him stand apart from the rest. 

I love his torso design, and I wish PP would have utilized his Cygnus on all their new plastic jacks.  I also went as far as to add red and orange to all his vents to make him appear that he was at full burn for the impact of his Tremor attack.  Now when I go to play there is hardly a game where I don't take him over his cheaper Ironclad counter-parts. 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Mule - Mercenary Heavy Warjack

A former staple of Cygnar's army, the Mule has found service after retirement.  A powerful addition to many Mercenary warcasters and assorted mercenary charters, the Mule has everything you could want; good speed, a powerful steam lobber that can fire further if it doesn't move and a battle mace capable of defending itself.  Its weaponry is unmatched still, its cannon being able destroy and disrupt ranks by throwing the away from it.  To complete its utility it is easily repaired and maintained, a boon to those who find themselves burdened by high maintenance costs. 

I really love the Mule, owing two and fielding them as often as possible.  To tell apart on the field I replaced his head with the new Ironclads head and added the eye covering and left off the cargo addition.  I decided to keep him true to the Mercneary studio paint job and continued the green that started with Drake McBaine.  On his Steam Lobber I free handed the Cygnarian script that translates to 'Big Bang'. the nexy will have another phrase, and rest assured it will have 'Boom' in it.  Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Ironclad 2 - Cygnar Heavy Warjack

The Ironclad, most recognized warjack in the Cygnar armory, it exemplifies the Cygnarian view of combat.  Equiped with a Quakehammer, this durable warjack can  move quickly across the battlefield and knock its opponent off its feet.  A skilled close quarters combatant, the Ironclad has seen a long career and will no doubt see many more years.

My second Ironclad, and I plan on getting one more, not counting Ol' Rowdy.  I really like the new chassis, but the hands could use some bulking up.  I really like hand painting the Cygnus on top, and the newly designed hammer rocks.  As always and all comments are welcome.

Defender "W" - Cygnar Heavy Warjack

The Defender known as "W" can be found by Captain Kara Sloan.  While it bears a unique name, "W" is still a standard Defender that does what it is built to do, blast apart its opponents at range.  Given white trim shortly after being assigned to Captain Sloan, she keeps "W" by her side when she takes the field, utilizing its cannon to compliment her own magelock rifle fire.

Given the true utility of the Defender there was no doubt that I was going to get a second Defender.  The choice to do white came when I needed a way to tell them apart.  Kara Sloan was my first warcaster so I decided to assign her a personalized Defender in that honor.  Any and all comments/critisism welcome.

Charger - Cygnar Light Warjack

The backbone of Cygnar's army, the Charger is a the journeyman warcasters friend and even finds service with many veteran warcasters.  Armed with the very efficient dual cannon, it can blast holes through the toughest armor with dead eye accuracy.  Equiped with a hammer for neccesity, most casters choose to use it as a last resort.

My first new light warjack from the battlebox, I am in love with the new chassis design.  I really enjoyed putting him together and painting him up.  The placement of the Cygnus was the most pleasent turnout on this, the area in the middle wasn't big enough and it just turned out to be fortunate that the shoulders where big enough.  Any and all comments are welcome. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Mordhiem Witchhunters

A very old group that I unearthed while trying to finish up my most recent painting project.  Old they might be, but the red/oranged haired fellow standing in the front is one of my favorite characters of all time.

Gor the Repentant, Flagellant Hero.  He became the reason I played, just to see what he would kill next.  In the rear is my priest, converted from a 40K model and weilding the Book of Amy (my wifes name), Tome of the All Sayer. 

I hope you guys enjoy these nostolgic models as much as I do.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Astrid Eaglebourne

This piece was done using a reaper figure that was missing her left hand and right leg.  A friend, Matt, was playing a Hybrid Sword Mage/Warlord and decided to go with a lasso as the conduit of her spells.  I crafted the rope out of GS and wire, thats right, that rope is all hand rolled and bound.  I made the back leg and hand out of GS and the painted her up to match up with his artwork.  The base is custom, sculpted from GS as well. 

This was a very challenging project, the diameter of the rope proved the most difficult task.  Unfortunatley my friend moved down to Florida and I never got the chance to give him the finished project.  I keep her in my case, safe and sound till the next time our paths cross.