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I have had my siegeshakers painted for a week or two now, but need batteries for my damned camera (originally typed cameras for my battery!). I need to get photos up of my models! Painted the Siegeshaker and the spare! I also started a conversion for a CD sorcerer today. I used an old Dwarf cannon crewman (the one holding a cannonball) and cut his helm off. I took one of my 7 BBs (I was scared to do this, but will get some more hopefully) and removed is hat. Glued the hat on and now need to get some GS to fill the hole in his head, "regrow" some hair and put flames on his... urmm.. ball. Oh the hilarity of immaturity, he he he. Pics as soon as I get the batteries!

Please note, it'll be the first time I have EVER used GS. Flames sounds a bit ambitious, but if worse comes to worst, I can remove them again!

P.S. The hatless BB did not suffer in vain. I used the spare helm from the Dwarf battalion box set cannon to replace half his head. He shall be used a unit champion or an engineer or something. Not quite sure yet.

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So, I got some batteries, took the pictures and loaded them to my computer. Was about to start uploading them to photobucket, but my girlfriend arrived. It is now 3am and I am trying to put them on here, just for you lot!

First of all, we have the main Siegeshaker cannon that I received from Mr. Xander. It shall be used as an Earthshaker or if in a Dwarf army, a Grudgethrower. I have a few slight modifications left and those are to put "gripping spikes" on the front wheels and to put some kind of decoration on them. They look too bland right now and I don't want to use more Chaos stuff if possible. Any ideas?

Next, we have the second Siegeshaker that I received. This time, I did not put it on wheels and didn't include the front rim, but chose to place some cotton wool in the barrel as an explosion. In games, this will count as a Death Rocket and sometimes as an Earthshaker. The only extra difference here, is that the barrel faces the opposite direction to the chassis (when compared to the other cannon) and there was no insignia. I choce to cover the shield shaped part with a spare old Chaos Warrior shield. Which way around do the bronzeish colour and silverish colour look?

Thirdly, we have the OLD Dwarf cannon. Since it is SUCH a small calibre piece of equipment compared to the other pieces, in games, it will be used as a Bolt Thrower. I have another, new, Dwarf cannon that shall also fill that role (will get picks up sooner or later for that). When used with Dwarfs, there are just cannons. With this, I simply painted it, following the scheme used with the other warmachines so far. However, what IS noteworthy, is that it came with the three crew, one of which is part way to becoming a Chaos Dwarf Sorcerer!

Oh, yes! A CD Sorcerer made from a crewman. It's the model that is hefting a cannonball. All I did was remove his helmet, grab one of my BBs (I only have SEVEN! Was a little scared to do this...) and clipped his hat off. I glued it to the hatless crewman and now need some greenstuff to fill the MASSIVE hole in the back of his head and hat, replace a little lost hair and add flames to the cannonball to make it a ball of flame. It should be interesting to say the least because I have NEVER used GS before. I'll let ya see how it goes! As for the BB, he was rescued. The Dwarf battalion box comes with cannon accessories, which, strangely, include a helmet, so I just glued that on. Almost no sign of a hat-swap! Any comments and/or ideas appreciated.

That is all that I have painted that looks even REMOTELY CDish. Constructive criticism and comments please. I am also aware that my painting is not excellent. Not necessarily bad, just not excellent.

P.S. Should have some Orcs painted soon.
The Earthshakers turned out great!  Awesome work!  That skull is painted very nice, it looks awesomely evil!
They work fine, but the slots need to be covered up for sure!
I DID say I needed to change the front wheels, I have no idea what to do with them. I was going to put spikes on them as a sort of grip, but I also want a symbol (that doesn't scream Chaos cannon) on the wheels, which would cover up the unsightly gaps.

Ishkur Cinderhat, how would you paint scratches onto this then? Only, I am very basic at painting, I use no highlights or anything. Only recently started to use inks actually.

Also, the reason it's shiny is because currently I only have Dwarfs that are painted darkly as my CDs. (that are painted anyway) So I painted some cannons to fit in both with Dwarfs and CDs, but I had to keep continuity with the CD specific warmachines. I tried to make it darker by using a little balck on the frame, scorched brown for the wood and using chestnut ink on some of the areas.

Mr. Xander, which skull do you refer to exactly? (I'm glad you like them by the way, I think they are awesome models. Thanks again for them!)

Khan! Thanks for the positive comments. Any ideas on how to sculpt flames? In fact, does anyone know how to sculpt flames? (Must fill in the back of his head too, he he he)

Like I said before, I was a little precarious as to hacking off the hat of a BB when I only have seven, but I think if I get the sculpting right, it'll have been worth it.
I was referring to the GreenStuff skull. Happy
The thing is, that IS boltgun metal. Does anyone know what mixing black and boltgun comes out like? Because I could use that for scratches. What about mithril silver, with a line of chainmail inside? or vice versa? Bcause cut metal looks shinier...
Mix away.  Mixing works fine. Tongue


great job
He he he. Thanks for all of the tips AGPO. I have some random Saurus warriors lying around, I'll try out highlighting on those before I do on the models I use. The thing is, this IS the limits of my painting capabilities right now. My characters previously have been only as good as, if not worse, than these models. Although, I AM pleased with my Chaos tournament army. I have pulled off some quite cool paintjobs there.

Thing is though, I think my models are of a decent tabletop quality as is. ESPECIALLY compared to my original painted models. But, as I said, I'll practise on the lizzies and then try it on these dudes. Desperately want some more BBs so that I can make a regiment of them. That'd look quite cool painted up. The warmachines will actually stand out quite a bit in my army because they will looks slightly lighter than most of it.

Thanks again and I'll keep ya updated on the progress!


Hashuts Blessing heres how you can scult flames.
Hey I dident say I'd teach you.
Well, it's been absolutely ages, but last night (as in Saturday night), i finished painting the sorcerer, that crewaman and my first test blunderbusser. I also added a spear to the OLD cannon to make it look more BT-like. I haven't painted the bases yet and basing detracts from my models (it's show them up and that's not low esteem of my models). When I next get the chance, I shall take some pictures. Also, I received 16 BBs recently, so I can have 22 BBs. A legal army, W00t! I won a swivel gun on eBay and am hoping to win a CD hero. I also have my Rykarth model. Will take and post all pics soon. (Haven't started on my BBs yet. Too much work. 6 days a week, 11 hours a day... Urgh...)
Well, the stint of that work is long over, but univeristy has been a little hectic so far. I've managed only to paint most of one more model. Hmmm.... Progress is slow. I must remember to take pictures soon! Someone remind me to in a few days time if I still haven't!
I actually just found 8 more of those Siege Cannons. Happy
First of all, orcs. The first was modelled and painted by EvilClown (well, I painted the base Wink ). The second was made and painted by me. Standard bearer, obviously. The third is my GHIV entry. the 5 orc boys.

Next up, we have (in order on the first pic): Immortals standard bearer, blunderbusser, fire sorcerer and a hero.

Comments and criticism are welcome. If you're just joining, please look at the first page also Wink
Kera: Thanks, but I didn't paint that one. It was EvilClown, so credit to him Wink

Uzkul: From what I can remember, yeah. Except I cut off the bulb on his hand for the shield and glued his shield to his back (after painting both for once Wink ).

Canix: Thanks. I started him ages ago, as can be seen at the beginning of this thread. Then, I finished making him a while ago. Finished painting him just before uni. Touched him up at uni (not in the student way Wink ). Then, took pictures when I posted them. Long time Big Grin As for the blunderbussers, I have 5 more undercoated black and 16 that I bought that were undercoated (annoyingly) white and I can't open our back door, so I can't spray them in the garden. But, they will be done. Not sure what beard colours to do... Any ideas anyone?

Khaos: Thanks. The main units don't actually seem to have any purple on (E.g. Blunderbusser and orcs.), but it seems to have appeared on the sorcerer, the hero AND my Immortals (of which I only have the standard bearer and a champion to put together [he was hacked up for his head for my Rykarth] from the remains of the musician and champion of the Ironbreakers).

Out of curiosity, did anyone look at the beginning of the thread? Does anyone have comments on that stuff? What colours should I do my beards? Has anyone got tips for painting the eyes of my orcs? What colours should said eyes be?
Kera: I painted all of the others, so no worries Wink Thanks. I guess you mean the guy on the far right?

Khaos: Good idea. What sort of blues do you use? (I might have to use the one already painted as my unit champion due to his fully blue beard...)
Kera: Someone said it was quite original. I don't mind. Purple is awesome. Plus, it works, IMO and apparently some of yours too. Kera AND Khaos: Awesome!
Thank you gIL^. It was difficult since I only used clippers and brute strength. I'm now onto the next stage: Using some of my pre-painted normal dwarf units, paint 2,000 points ready for a competition in 10 days. Wow, now THAT'S a challenge (this is all of my painted stuff. Well, just finished ten more orcs. About to finish 6 hobgoblins and a swivel gun. ). Kera: I have no recollection as to what ", IMO and apparently some of yours too. " was referring to, so I'm sorry for that. Glad you like my stuff (even if it IS purple Wink ).
Well, I didn't get a chance to do any more yesterday due to a party that was made primarily of LARPers and thusly awesomeness. However, I have got a total of 11 hobgoblins painted, the 17 orcs, the characters, some of the warmachines (but not crew) the swivel gun and one of it's crew...
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