Monday, February 17, 2014

From BrendonW: 30mm Warmachine Warcaster 'Kommander Harkevich' (6 points)

From Brendon:
This one took a while but here he is. 
Kommander Harkevich, The Iron Wolf.  30mm scale, Metal, Privateer Press for Warmachine. 
This is my first Warcaster army leader for my Khador faction force. The warjack BlackIvan has an affinity with this boss. While Black Ivan is in Harkevich's control area he gains boosted range attacks. Sounds good to me. 

Traditional Khador faction colour is red so I stuck with that for parts of this model. It took a lot longer than many other figures I have done recently due to the amount of detail on him and not just his size. 
His large size actually lends itself to taking your time. The illustration of this character shows him with a black beard but I wanted a brighter area against all that darkness around his head. Looking forward to painting some more figures from this range as the sculpts are excellent and the castings top quality.
I must confess that I really don't know much about Warmachine other than it's quite popular in these parts and is considered serious competition to the 40K tournament circuit. From what I've seen of the figures the sculpting and casting quality seem very nice and Brendon's top-notch brush-work takes great advantage of these characterful models.

Kommander Harkevich will give Brendon 6 points. Nicely done and good luck with him Brendon!

From MilesR: Part II of the Imperial Japanese Navy Coral Sea Fleet in 1:6000 (42 points)

Well I'm back from our weekend break and see that I have a load of entries to catch up on - it's good to know that people have not reduced their pace during my absence! First off we have Miles with the remainder of the Imperial Japanese Fleet that was present at the Battle of the Coral Sea (plus a brace of the huge battlewagons).

From Miles:
Some more reinforcements for the IJN in 1/6000. This submission includes 12 Mutsuki class Destroyers and 2 Tenru Class Light Cruisers, which will complete the fleet for the Coral Sea campaign. In addition I’ve bulked up my Japanese fleet with 4 Mogami class Heavy Cruisers and 2 Battleships - the Yamato and Mushashi.
A close up of 6 Mutsuki class destroyers on the right flank.
And the other six destroyers on the left.
Two Tenru class Light Cruisers and the four Mogami’s - well actually only three - it seems I stuck a Myoko in there by mistake. I’m sure that happens to all of you too.
The Big Gals - the Yamato and the Musashi. These were the largest Battleships eve built and mounted 18 inch guns.
The full fleet on the move: 5 Carriers, 2 Battleships, 12 Cruisers, 2 Light Cruisers and 28 Destroyers. Next up, the US Coral Sea fleet!

Wonderful work Miles! Its great to see your whole IJN fleet all arrayed and ready for action. I really look forward to seeing the corresponding American fleet make its debut. We game with 'General Quarters III' and I wonder how these 1:6000 figures would adapt to it... We'd probably just have to scale the movement distances and create a new turning gauge but otherwise I think it could work. Hmmm...

This, the last part of the IJN Coral Sea Fleet will give Miles 42 points. Well done Mr. R!