Friday, 8 May 2015
Cdr 902 Div's Crassus
Over all, I'm pretty happy with this. It's not supposed to be that badly beaten up, being the Divisional Commander's trundling HQ. The stains around the fuel filler caps are better in the flesh. The main disappointments are the sooting where the exhaust chucks out the diesel fumes - this looked great until I tried to seal it in with a bit too much varnish - hence it looking like a spray on coating, rather than an accumulation of soot - go figure. Generally speaking I was a bit heavy handed with the varnish all over - you can see white patches on the tracks as well.
I will go back and sort those out. The other track treatment that doesn't show too well is rubbing pencil lead shavings over the tracks (rather than highlighting/drybrushing with a metallic paint) - this normally gives a really good result. However, I used too hard a pencil this time and it's just not showing up. Sad face.
Anyway, here he is, side by side with the Korps Commander's run around. It sort of points out the difference between the 3 Star Vostroyan Korps Commander - 30' high walking chimera. And the 2 Star ASL Divisional Commander - large capacity very tough crassus.
Still - more stuff to go on the mid year report can't be bad, even if it does need a little bit of fixing. Anyway, having a little bit of time, I thought I would examine all of the ASL assets.
ASL Chimerae, very rusty tracks; the sky/eau de nile/rotting flesh needs sorting out before any more work is done.
The rest of the ASL fleet - the LRMBT need some euro dust on the tracks. Those little curiously constructed gun carriages need some dust as well. And the muzzles need a bit of work as well.
The Stormsword has been done once (by JTS) in grey. And this will get some rotting flesh/sky/eau de nile as well. The whole lot do hang together quite well. The Stormsword is technically Gen Welbahn's tactical vehicle. In reality, it's command is delegated to his crew chief, Kaptain Hammith, as Gen Welbahn has a whole Division to command, which is possible in the Crassus in a way it isn't from the cupola of the Stormsword.