Monday, 9 September 2013

Thunderfire Cannon fresh from the Thunderbolts Forge

I've been a bit lax in my painting time recently and so it's a while since I finished anything and thus a long time since I posted here.
I'm currently working on a group of techmarines, firstly my new Thunderfire Cannon. The techmarine is built from parts from various sources; the body and right arm are my old metal techmarine which was the first figure I painted for my Thunderbolts many years ago (stripped of course), the servo harness is from the thunderfire kit and the bionic left arm is from an Iron Warriors forge father which I picked up at Games Day a couple of years ago.
Here's a few pics....

Next, and hopefully to be posted later this week is a stand alone techmarine with servo arm.

That's all for now. As ever feedback is always welcome.



  1. Looks good, very nice job on the white; it came out very clean.

    Is there a special technique that you use to apply the water-slide transfer, or just the GW method?

    1. Thanks for the comment.
      The white is definitely the hardest part in this army, the larger the area the harder it gets.
      The transfers on the shoulder pads can be tricky too, I have a pair of very small scissors which I keep as sharp as possible. I use these to make tiny cuts into the transfer whilst it's still on the backing paper, in the case of the thunderbolt I use for the chapter badge, the cuts are just into the black circle. I also trim off as much excess clear transfer around the edges. The cuts allow the transfer to shape itself around the curved surface of the pad.(I do this on knee pads too.
      As for stopping the reflective nature of transfers, with this army I use an all over purity seal spray which flattens all the shininess. On other armies where I don't matt or silk varnish I use a coat of brushed on matt varnish on the transfer where I want a flat finish.
      I've not read the GW method that I remember so I can't compare. Is it similar?

  2. Looks Sweet dude, I'm glad you are getting back into the painting.