Sunday, 31 May 2020

Converted Epic Silver Tower

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a… what is that thing? It’s like a large, kind of silver floating tower. Ah, it’ll probably be fine. If we ignore it, it’ll almost certainly go away...

One of the great opportunities my crazy-tiny Epic project has provided is to re-appropriate 28mm Citadel components to 6mm. I suspect I’m going to be doing a lot of this for terrain going forward. But another outcome has been a re-imagining a classic war machine using modern bitz. Just like the goold old Tzeentchian Silver Tower. My previous post talked about the genesis of this project and the build.

Now the painting is finished I can sit back and enjoy the view. And pray to the Emperor that this terrifying (yet graceful) war machine doesn’t happen to float this way.

Painting turned out to be a two-part affair insofar as I left the main tower off and painted it separately, correctly surmising that it was going to be tricky to reach some of its detail. Spraying the base white and the tower silver was a good start, and then I went crazy with Retributor Amrour, various Contrast Paints and finally some gloss varnish on the gems.

I’m pretty happy with the result. I feel like I captured the vibe of what I set out to achieve, and while not exactly as Rapunzel-tower-like as I imagined it’s suitably weird and adequately imposing when placed next to the tiny Epic infantry models.