18 Apr 2009

Relictors Thunderfire Cannon

Just a quick post to see the progress of my latest edition to my Relictors Space Marine Army, a Thunderfire Cannon. I've just got to do the Techmarine now, which is actually more of a job than the cannon itself. I'm going with a standard Codex colour scheme for the Techmarine, mainly red uniform with a Chapter shoulder pad.




The lenses on the cannon have been 'Ardcoated so they look glassy. The cannon itself is simple to do, mainly drybrushing metals with a few varied colours to add detail. The construction itself is pretty straight forward once cleaned up, except the breech block - that required several attempts after heavy filing to fit without forcing the cannon barrel apart.



Now, do I base it like Zen 40,000 has over at his blog here or leave as is? Comments welcome... (2 painting points btw)

11 comments:

Peter said...

Great job... on a poor model, the techmarine is good but the cannon is relitivley poor

eek said...

Looks great! If I were to make one I'd give it a base to help protect the paintjob on the lower surfaces from the wear and tear of gaming.

The Inner Geek said...

I'd definitely base it. That's my .02 dollars.

jabberjabber said...

Basing it could offset the (already great) paint job well! I say go for it.

Hephesto said...

Looks great, particulary liks the screen and lights on th back. As for the base, depends a bit on the type of basing you'll be going with. Though judging from the basing on your other minis I'd say go for it!

Cawshis Clay said...

I say...base it! Why not? It gives the model a little height and you get the chance to show off your basing skills.

Great job btw. The model doesn't look at all easy to assemble. Do you have any tips for putting it together? I notice you mentioned the breaching block?

Siph_Horridus said...

Thanks everyone. Think i'll base it then, once I get a big enough base, 60mm too small for Techmarine and cannon. Cawshis, it was surprisingly easy except breech. You put bottom trolley together, then cannon parts with breech, then the 4 barrel pistons, then attach cannon to trolley with the mesh gears, then add shields and sensors and feet. Self explainatory but for the breech. I painted all the stages separately before putting together, much easier.

oni said...

Very nice. I'm eager to see the Techmarine.

Gothmog said...

I like your relictors. I am thinking of getting those backpacks you did a little bit back to use on my blood angels.

Peter said...

Yeah they'd be good for death company I rekon

Siph_Horridus said...

Gothmog, Peter, totally agree - fill your boots, i'll look forward to seeing the fruits of your labours.

Still not finished Techmarine... doh.

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