Sunday, January 21, 2018

'BFG' from AaronH: Bombard and Crew - The Original BFG

This entry is for the BFG bonus round. This is a 20mm Bombard from Zvezda. I left off the small crew and added crew from some Hundred Years War artillery from Black Tree Design.

The bombard was the original big gun. They were laid out on the ground because they didn't have a carriage that could handle the beast.

These were wall breakers, but also prestige items. Henry the VIII had twelve of them cast for his war in France, the Twelve Apostles. Due to their high cost they were often heavily decorated.

The model itself is nice enough, though the canon has some unfortunate casting errors; which, come to think of it, is fairly accurate from an historical perspective.

The BTD figures are nice. Simple, easy to paint. Good clean casts as is normal for their stuff.

Looking at this I realize that I failed to cover a couple of the holes for the tabs on the 20mm figures. The timber bracing behind the gun is my favorite part of this model. It really looks the part.

The barrel is removable in case I want to do a wagon for it at some point.

The 28mm crew look just fine on this. Since there was not really a standard size for these guns this could easily be a smaller example of the breed.

I'm not at all sure on points. The three figures are 15. The terrain is about nine inches long and seven wide at its widest, but it is only an inch tall.

'BFG' from AnthonyO: Da Ork Nob

When thinking about big guns it is hard to go past an Ork, the bigger the better because size has a direct correlation to noise and noise is directly related to effectiveness, or something like that.


For this challenge I did not have anything prepared and it took a dive into the bits box to bring this Nob together. Although it is not a large or impressive miniature I thought I would try my best to make him look good.

Going back to old school painting styles I did not use any washes on the skin and tried to blend it up through about 7 layers. I even tried for the first time to give a hot barrel effect to the muzzle of the flamer using a bit of sponge.

Well here he is, angry, excited and eager for a fight.

'BFG' from Barks: Exitus Longrifle

The Exitus Longrifle is the signature weapon of the Vindicare sniper assassin. It can take Shield Breaker, Hellfire, and Turbo-penetrator rounds. It is a BFG.

Vindicare Assassin with Exitus Longrifle

I picked up a 'cheap' second hand copy of Assassinorum: Execution Force last year. The figures had been assembled and the assassins sprayed black, so I had to deflash and paint this figure whilst already assembled! Bit of a pain getting around the back. The synskin was painted in shades of blue and washed black, and came out better than I had anticipated. I wasn't going to do the facemask white, but it really adds a focal point to the model.

At my regular blog, if I paint a 40K figure I fire up the Skullometer to count how many skulls are on the figure. This one reaches 10.

1x 28mm figure