Saturday, 28 January 2017

Snotling Pump Wagon



I had a bit of luck a few days ago, I located the missing handcrack from this model among a collection of Warhammer bric-a-brac. Truth be told, I was concerned that I had lost it during the move as this was the last model I worked on at my previous residence. 

With the missing piece in my possession, I spent the odd minute here and there this week finishing off the piece. This time was mostly spent touching up the painting on the snotlings (using this colour recipe) and sticking the tiny models onto the surface of the pump wagon. The finished result, I am sure you will agree, is great fun and easily ranks this model as amongst Warhammer's craziest moments. 


Painting wood has always been one of those bugbears all painters have for me. The finished result being either too artificial looking, or too washed out. It took me a while, and plenty of washes, to get a look I was happy with here and I think the completed effect suggests manky, half-rotten wood quite well. Just the sort of stuff snotlings would no doubt build with. 


This is, of course, the single story version. I have had be eye out for the more substantial two decker of this model for sometime but I have yet to be successful in acquiring one for a decent price. 

All in all, an iconic 'must have' Warhammer model painted, based and now part of my collection.

10 comments:

  1. Awesome classic miniature!
    greetings

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    1. It is indeed. One of the best from the 'Golden Age'.

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  2. Great mini, super paint job. Good luck getting the two decker, I've been looking out for that for a while... Eventually I'll cave and pay an indecent price for it no doubt :(

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    1. I have missed a few over the last year or so. The double-deckers seem to go for around £20. But I reckon I'll get one cheaper!

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  3. Lovely work. I agree this model encapsulates one of the things I love about the golden age of citadel - those who ran the place had a great sense of humour. Sadly long gone from GW

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    1. But strangely evident in many sculpts available from The Wargames Foundry!! How odd? (:

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  4. I remember when this first came out. I never owned it myself, but I always loved the humor in this model. Well done.

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    1. Thank you. Perhaps you should remedy the fact you have never owned one of these lovely models?

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  5. One of the great orc and goblin models from 3rd! Had a single level one like yours and ordered the 2nd deck from GWS US back when they had the bitz service. They sent me two left sides and it took them something like 3 tries to get mt the proper right side! Loads of fun to play, especially when you get to mow down ranks of stunties!

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    1. The good old days of the 'Bitz Service'. We could have all bought up multiple McDeaths for a few quid and lived like kings today! (;

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