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My son received a battlewagon from his grandfather for his 11th birthday. (I got him a box of grots... I look like a cheap dick huh? I also got him tickets to a Phillies baseball game, $145 worth of tickets mind you.) My son and I came to an agreement when he started buying his army, (yes, he spends his own money, nothing from Mom and Dad unless it is a birthday or Christmas) that he would paint the troops and I would do the vehicles and special units. Well, all I have left to do is the gunners and the top turret guy and I will be done, but I wanted to show off a little early, so here is his battlewagon... enjoy.













Sorry for the dark pics, I didn't have my normal lighting for this model. When I get the gunners and turret dude done I will post "better" pics.

P.S. I am so f'ing tired of painting rivets! There has to be 10,000 of them on this model!
 

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I wonder if he plans to drive it round the Top Gear Track :laugh: I really like the way you have painted the red. The scratches and scrapes draws the eye away from the red it's self. Great work mate +rep

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I like it! Some bits look a little clean though, I'd whack some weathering powder on the metals and the tracks / wheels
 

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Nice work. No need for weathering. This is the truck for a guy who has a box of grots to clean his truck. Fine work.
 

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it looks great but you've left out an important step... you've chipped and weathered the main hull and guns, but you didn't black out the cupola... it's red and doesn't show that an Ork or otherwise would be able to get in or out of the hatch. Also, the tracks and metal on the running gear need to be edged with some silver to show true wear. Regardless of weathering, you've chipped up the main hull and showed some great wear there, but neglected the running gear which should be the first and main point of focus since without the running gear getting worn down buy running, the main hull can't be chipped and worn! Good work man, now, finish it up!!!
 

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Nice work. Although the teef on the battlewagon prow need to be chipped and weathered up to match the rest of the wagon. Some checks, dags and glyphs would make it pop as well.
 

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looks great, but needs some glyffs and checks and icons and such to make it a bit more orky.
I like it! Some bits look a little clean though, I'd whack some weathering powder on the metals and the tracks / wheels
Wonderful work, your son will be so happy!
How in hells name do you paint rivets?
Very slowly and patiently with a fine detail brush and mithril silver with a black wash over each one. I did them one at a time. It took a lifetime to do them all.

it looks great but you've left out an important step... you've chipped and weathered the main hull and guns, but you didn't black out the cupola... it's red and doesn't show that an Ork or otherwise would be able to get in or out of the hatch.Good work man, now, finish it up!!!
I have to finish painting the ork wagon commander holding the binoculars. When he is painted he sits in the top turret. I will black out the inside of it once I have him (and the side gunners) finished and ready to install.

Nice work. Although the teef on the battlewagon prow need to be chipped and weathered up to match the rest of the wagon. Some checks, dags and glyphs would make it pop as well.
The concensus is for more "stuff" and to grime up the running gear. I too thought about the tracks being too clean or just flat looking. I will address that issue. As for glyphs, dags and checks, I was afraid that too much would end up looking, well, over done and too comical or cheesy. I will see what I can do to ork-ify it up a bit more.

Looks awesome dude.

Want to paint mine for me? :biggrin:

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Sure, but it ain't gonig to be done fast and it sure ain't going to be cheap! :biggrin: If you seriously want it done, drop me a PM, we can work something out I am sure. :eek:k:

Thanks for the ideas and comments, they have been very helpful.
 
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