Friday 11 December 2020

Sector Mechanicus Galvanic Servohaulers - TO DONE! Red pics

Afternoon #warmongers and #warhammercommunity I've been #paintingwarhammer Galvanic Servohaulers for #ArmiesOnParade. That seems so long ago now, but these were finished in time if you saw the pictures.

Obviously it was the servocrane and the medium sized servocrawler that I was painting, the small one having been completed earlier in the year.

But they make a set and it's worth seeing them altogether so the consistency between the gap in painting is evident.

I'm really pleased in the end, some additional shading has given the impression there is a layer of oil in some places, as well as the layers of rust and weathering.

I'm also really pleased about the skull motif. It felt like such an afterthought to paint it white but with the weathering it still ties in but doesn't draw too much attention away from the rest of the model.

It's just a little unfortunate GW didn't think to have the cogs at different angles. It's a little annoying that they're both at 12 o'clock. Just one of them pointing in a slight direction elsewhere would have been more realistic. Although, I do imagine it in my head and can see how that might have seemed odd... catch 22

The cran was much more of a challenge, particularly trying to get all those internal struts painted.

With only the crane and the carriage as sub-assemblies it was quite fiddly to paint but I'm not sure how else you could have broken it down.

Luckily, I wanted it grimey so if there was ever any difficulties I could just throw in some more wash to hide anything not quite right.

And it was also rewarding not to get too hung up about rusty oranges and browns and just go black in places. It adds more contrast, of which you know I'm a big fan, and ties in some of the darker elements too.l

Now that they're done I need to apply the same process to my Galvanic Magnavent from my Imperial Knight Renegades box set. The plan, of course, was also yellow but I'm also contemplating light blue or even white/bone... Anyway, that's a long term goal, got to make them first! 

And so I gets me my Great Big Granite Stamp of Approval - TO DONE!'


  1. I love those terrain models. You did a great job on them. Great details, effective, not-over-the-top weathering. The works!

    1. Thanks, it frustrates me a little about just how useful these will be on a board as terrain. How much will they benefit/impact gameplay. They might obscure some things but not very much. I'm think some Munitorum Container might be due at some point. Although I think I should attempt scratchbuilding them first. Then again I'm not playing at the minute and even if I was not in my house so it's all a bit academic!