A few years back I adopted the mantra of ‘finished, not perfect’ to help me clear my backlog of projects. It was through gritted teeth I hissed those optimistic words as I realised I would have to paint both of my least favourite things for this project: fire and flags. Curse you, past me! I would need to have recipes ready for candles, flames, glow effects and a design for the flag, likely involving some custom heraldry. I resigned myself to my fate, poured myself a tumbler of ‘19 Lahmian Medium, and picked up the brush.
The 39th pioneer corps was intended as a modelling project, specifically based around using Anvil's Regiments figures at its core… who else? As the theme of the 39th is a sapper/engineer regiment set in a dieselpunk European-war trench-warfare setting I went straight to Anvil’s trencher range of minis. Although I had previously used parts of their ranges to modify existing models I had decided that it was past time I put Anvil's minis front and centre, with other parts used hither and yon where appropriate.
A few weeks ago Anvil Industry sent me a message asking if I would be interested in creating some tutorials to help other painters achieve the glow effect I had been posting on social media using their products. If I am being upfront about it all, it is just an OSL technique using types of paint that many might not even know exist. My secret weapon is white ink and fluo (fluorescent) paints. And yes, they both exist. And yes, there are brands that make them for miniature painting.
I love Necromunda. I could gush about its campaign dynamics and larger-than-life characters, its ease of entry or relative low cost to play, but I’ll spare you the character count and cut to the chase. I love its Guild delegations. These Guild delegations are presented in the books with very specific head counts, equipment and skills, but barely any of them have been released and there are only one or two bits of concept art to indicate what they might look like. The solution? Make your own!
A guest post by Instagram's Krieghobby, showing off some gruesome conversions using a mix of the Anvil Industry Renegade parts and our iconic Greatcoats to make a terrifying unit of elite killers.