Here are some progress shots of my Fort Falk Stormwall. For those not familiar the Fort Falk colors were based on some fluff and a studio scheme from the MK I Escalation days. Since Caine is going to be my go to caster for Cygnar I thought it would be cool to go with Fort Falk, apparently that is where Caine was stationed at one point...or something... I decided to go with the grey/yellow color scheme for my whole Cygnar army, all the jacks will look akin to this one. I am also going for a more "realistic" weathering and painting approach. So I have been painting this guy like I would a WWII tank or other modern military vehicle. One thing you might notice for example is that the metal parts are not painted, but metallic pigment has been used instead.
I went to local construction sights and took tons of pictures of tractors and other industrial equipment to help get an idea of how I wanted to the weathering and rust to look. The lower legs will get a final dusting of weathering powder once the model is based. I also still have the arms and other detail parts to do. My box was missing the head, so I am waiting on a replacement part form PP as well.
I did not realize that the upper torso has such a forward lean to it. Consequently the chipping and scratching is at an odd angle. I think it looks close enough though to be ok. I still have not decided on what color to paint the swan, I was think brass with some patina on it would look good, but then a nice blue might help add a little accent to it.
Here on the foot you can see how the oils colors I used for the rust and the metallic pigment combine to give a very realistic metal effect.
One more shot form the back. The boiler cover will be painted brass and weathered as well. The smoke stacks will receive a nice dousing of soot. The back half of the model is a much darker grey than the front, this was done to try and create some variety in color and simulate the sooty nature of the fuel being burned.
I will get some photos of the base in the next post