Thursday, 18 June 2015

Strippers! I see Strippers!

Before anyone thinks I have had a severe mental breakdown, I have not........

Do you remember these two?



It has been bugging me for sometime now that they are a different colour to ALL the other tanks in my Steel Legion army and with the recent completion of the Stormsword, Baneblade and the very near completion of the Hellhammer things came to a head yesterday morning when i got all 5 tanks out on the table to have a look and my left eye started twitching (my tell when something is causing me irritation) at the inconsistency.  

Compare the above with the two below......



Not only are the colours different but the quality of the final paint jobs are entirely different.  So based on both those inconsistencies this happened (no that is fairy power spray not semen!)    


Suffice to say after an evening with some thinners and a tooth brush they are stripped reundercoated and rebasecoated for the repaint......and as my friend Tommie pointed out, it is like having 2 new models to paint!!! Huzzah



6 comments:

  1. fairy powedr spray......that's what I would call it ;-)
    Looking forward to the new paintjob very much!

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    1. Cheers Odinson

      I am confident that I am able to painted them far better this time though

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  2. Spray it all over mmmmmmmmm lol
    I have moments like this when i look at some of the messes I have made of models in my collection. I salute your OCD sir, inspirational.

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    1. lol

      When you know something is not right you just have to change it for the better :D

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  3. I can just imagine the Drill Sergeant:

    "Dee! Do these super-heavies look like they belong in my beloved Legion?"
    "No Sergeant"
    "Then get them stripped and re-painted before I paint them with your blood!"
    "Yes Sergeant"
    "The God-Emperor loves a matching armoured column Dee"
    "Yes Sergeant"

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    1. haha

      I stand vindicated in my decision to strip them. The two tanks already look better after a weekend of work on them and Morningstar (Hellhammer).

      I have also renamed the Stormblade as "Light of the Emperor" was a five minute choice of name in a quite frankly rushed paintjob and as names go pretty wank. I had a list of suitable names but eventually went with Ironbound due to the Overkill connection, a 10" plasma blast being a little bit overkill............

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