This was the car yesterday afternoon driving home from work. Gotta love a slowly baking freeway...
And today is HOTTER.
Anyway, enough moaning and making excuses. I have managed to paint some stuff despite the weather. In fact I'm pleased to report I've paint one whole more point than the number showing on the temperature gauge in the car :-)
I've been collecting classic Warhammer Empire miniatures for about 4 years now, slowly building an um.... "Millsy-sized" army whilst attempting not to break the bank (talk about opposing points of view!). I've finally reached a point where I am ready to start painting and given I'm still waiting for stuff for my Boxer Rebellion project I figured I'd finally crack into this project.
Today's post is a pair of artillery pieces and crew in the state colours of Nuln (black and whatever else). The men of Nuln are famed for their prowess in all things black-powder related. First up is a current edition plastic cannon and classic crew. I'm not much of a fan of the current artillery pieces overall but this one is ornate whilst not being overwrought.
The second piece is a classic Hellblaster Volley Gun, a 9 barrelled crack-pot device at least as dangerous to the operators as it is to the enemy. The crew includes engineer Leonardo, whose bald head is either a result of stress or misfire and probably a good dose of both. I suspect his surname may be Acropolis.
50 points of Empire artillery and I'm off and running. Next up a unit of hand gunners, also in Nuln state colours.
Now, on to your work.
I must say I'm really liking your approach to your Empire collection. The uniform colours are subtly muted, giving them very much a historical look - in fact most of these would be absolutely terrific in an Italian Wars collection (will start rummaging right after posting this...).
I'm also admiring your dark metallics for the guns. I often see these in bright steel, which is perfectly fine, but I'm liking the more utilitarian look of these guns. They look like they mean business.
50 points for your fine efforts, Mr. Mills. Well done sir, and best of luck with these Abominable Devices.