Anyway, enough waffle from me. On with the show;
|I know, I know.....the diorama doesn't suit it, but I ain't got no desert scenery yet ok!|
|The front sidey bit.|
|The noisy end.|
|Disco lights in full swing. The inhabitants of Helsreach really know how to party :)|
|The shot from above, or something?|
|Control panel, with a poorly lit photo from me.|
|Look! It has a flip top lid too! For mini insertion......mmmmmm, insertion!|
|The ubiquitous teddy bear up front. Every heavy vehicle has to have one of these.|
|My "almost" successful OSL on the engines.|
|More of the same.|
|An arrow pointing to something important.....like a glowing thing that gets hot?|
|Oil leaks, good mechanics are hard to find on Helsreach.|
|More streaking mess along the sides of the hull. Roadworthy check? Fail!|
|The big arse boom stick & a shark maw. Nothing says "get outta mar fuckin way hombre" like a set of shark teeth.|
|An oil pipe with yet another leak, a Heavy bolter and a cow herder on steroids up front.|
Now comes the staged
|Nothing gets the boys more psyched prior to battle than havin a boogey on the Hovertank dance floor.|
|"Iz a liket up eer, Iz kan shoot a lot a umies!"|
|"Oi! wats dat out eer?"|
|"Iz kan see ya, but yooz karnt see me. Muhahaha"|
|Once the disco's over, the REAL fun begins.|
|The Hovertank and Co. on the lawn, in front of a fake brick wall. Really helps to set the scene now doesn't it :)|
Ok, now some boring critiques from me. Hold on! Here goes;
I'm a bit annoyed with the weathering, again. I think I overdid it.....again! If I compare it to the the state it was in before I took to it with the oils, pigments and other paint stuff that I used, then I can see that I've covered up a lot of it's original colour. It turned out ok, just a tad too much on the aged look for my taste.
The OSL on the engines looks too flat as well. More time spent with the airbrush probably would have helped I think. I didn't lay enough coats down to make it "pop" enough. Oh well, live and learn I guess.
I was going to give this thing a name or put some personal graffiti on it, but I couldn't think of anything suitably corny or witty on both fronts, so in the end I just gave up and left it plain, bar a few transfers :)
The photo's are a bit crap too, coz it was too damn big to fit it my light box. I had to rely on my ceiling lights instead :( Sorry guys.
Wow! Quite a lot of whinging from me hey? But overall I'm pretty happy with the beast. I'm just a bit disappointed with how some of the elements turned out. It's still gunna be a lot of fun to use in game though. I foresee a lot of unfortunate individuals getting run down with it.
Actually, now that I think of it, can anyone think of a really cool, kick arse name for it? The winner will receive an overly enthusiastic -e pat on the back- from yours truly :D