Painting, Sculpting and Modelling for Games.

Tuesday 31 July 2012

Chaos Dwarf Dreadquake Mortar WIP

Here’s the final major piece for this Chaos Dwarf commission. It’s been quite on par with previous large pieces from Forge World, by that I mean pretty nice but a hell to put together. This one wasn’t the worse though. There are a few things that were different. First, as it’s on the picture, the blocks are not yet glued together, it’s possible to paint it in small parts. Secondly and it’s quite unique from the other pieces, the mortar rotates. It’s designed in a way that the gears it’s sitting can be kept functioning, a detail but quite enjoyable for the gamer. 
Once again, I’ve got a massive base problem as, of course, Forge World does not include a base with it and it’s 18cm long, yes 18cm…I’m going to need a base which is at least 200x120mm…easy. I think I’ll make a mould of this one^^.  
Anyway, some putty work then painting…

La grosse pièce finale de cette énorme commande de nains du Chaos. Elle est au même niveau que les pièces précédentes, par cela je veux dire : très belle figurine mais une galère à monter. Ce n’était pas la pire du lot par contre. Il y a quelques aspects uniques sur celle-ci aussi. D’abord, telle qu’elle est sur la photo, rien n’est collé, il sera donc possible de peindre en pièces démontées. En suite, le mortier tourne sur son socle. Il a été fait de manière à être fonctionnel, un détail mais sympa pour le joueur. 
Et encore une galère de socle par contre vu que Forge World ne les fournit pas et la pièce fait 18cm de long, 18cm !!! Il va me falloir un socle qui fait au moins 200x120mm…piece of cake^^. Bon, je vais en faire un moule de celui la, c’est sur. 
Bref, encore un peu de rebouchage et nettoyage, puis peinture…


  1. Blimey that looks like it'll take some time, how many hours do you think it'll take?

  2. Bl**dy hell!! I´ve just measured out 18" here...!!!!!!That´s massive!!! Impressive looking though.

  3. That is a very cool piece of kit. It would be interesting to place it in a diorama setting that is similar to the images of the deployed railway guns the Germans used in both World Wars (Morser 'Karl').

  4. très impressionnante machine de guerre !!
    le "nain" est par ailleurs très marrant (ben oui!)
    on se demande comment if fait pour transporter le boulet....
    Joli boulot: j'ai hâte de le voir peint!

  5. That's fecking beautiful, I'm with long?

  6. @Paul: Yeah right^^
    @Curt: you're right, could make a terrific diorama. lots of things could be added on the machine itself too but this is for a playing army...
    @Ray&Fran: I really should time myself, the building up is probably as long as the painting itself.

  7. Will we see this one updated as you go?

  8. I might do an intermediate update but most likely the next post about it will be the finished article.