Here’s one last progress post before Templecon. I have until Wednesday to finish my Hardcore list and it is finally almost there.
Tonight I was able to get all the basing done and flocked. Judicator is done, and the Vessel just needs some minor cleanup and touch ups (partly due to a glue mishap). The Errants are the last bit and they are actually almost done. Some shoulder pads need to be finished and glued on, and the standard bearer is suffering big time from neglect.
With just two more nights to get it all done, I’m feeling confident that I’ll make it..I’d never thought I’d be this close for some reason…
One more quick WIP shot before the finals are revealed sometime this week.
I was really planning/hoping to have the Judicator done last night but work had other ideas and assembly took a little longer that anticipated due to going back and pinning some things. But I can honestly say that he will be done by the end of the week, I am hoping by tomorrow, so that I can bring him to game night in fully assembled glory, but I may not have the time tonight either to devote to him.
Only things left are his eyes, the tiny rockets in the rocket pods, and I missed the sanguine strips on the forearm shields. Oh and I completely forgot about his flamethrowers. But overall, these are small things that won’t take much time This list is mostly here so that I don’t forget to do them.
As my Dark Judicator nears completion, it is time to decide on how he will be immortalized in all his splendor. I love the poses that are action-oriented or tell a story by themselves. Ones that make the subject look “alive”, as compared to the statue ones (looking at you plastic pKreoss, as awesome of a model as you are).
Right now I am torn between two pose options, pictured below, and I would like help from you, faithful internet denizen, in deciding on a pose. I was leaning towards the “I am Judicator, hear me RAWR!” pose I’ll be copying from a Sanctifier I found on Lost Hemisphere (WM/H blogging won’t be the same without yous guys *sob*). I flipped the image so that the legs match up with the Judicator’s legs. It’s a cool pose I think because I imagine it is very awe-inspiring to someone viewing it if it was real. The other option makes it look like he’s walking forward and I can just feel the weight of it as it lumbers towards the unfaithful.
So have a look at the pics below, and vote in the poll below them!
“Ain’t no heretic gonna break my stride!”
“I am Judicator, hear me RAWR!” (I flipped the image so that the legs more closely match the way the Judicator legs are)
Work continues on my Judicator in preparation for Templecon. It’s a definite centerpiece model and a part of my Hardcore list, so it needs to be done by then…
I’ve painted one before as a commission for another player so mine, although it is in a different scheme, is going by relatively quickly. What you see is the product of two days of work. If I keep up at this clip, getting it done with time to spare so I won’t have to stress so much on my other stuff is possible.
How is it on table you may wonder? Well so far I’ve only used it with pSev, but it does not disappoint. No frills is the way I would describe it. It doesn’t do or have a lot of the cool crap that the other colossals/gargantuans have, but it is effective in its simplicity.
Well enough blogging for tonight, there’s more gold to be painted…
My thoughts on the Judicator now that we see him (nearly) complete? Still awesome! I can’t wait to put him on the table with my Menites! I think a giant black knight walking cathedral will certainly look intimidating on the table! I think the arms are a little disproportionate to the rest of the body, but it’s a small nitpick that to me, doesn’t detract from the model too much.
The Judicator LIVES!! Well, it’s in pieces at the moment, but it’s great to see it in the real world. If those leaked renders were any indication of the sexy, the assembled model surely won’t disappoint! Check it at on Matt Wilson’s twitter, specifically this post!
Despite my trepidation on what Collosals will do to the game…HOT DAMN!
This is the Collosal I’ll be getting. It is my favorite looking Collosal/Gargantuan that I’ve seen thus far. Next is Hyperion (recently the Ret stuff has been growing on me), then Conquest in the looks department. I think Stormwall wins in the rules department (Hyperion’s Star Cannon is a close second).