The other day, while idly wandering the internet, I ended up at Ramshackle Games’ website. They sell various stuff for playing Warhammer, the insanely addictive and expensive wargame set in a fantasy universe with Space Marines, Orks, Space Elves, and what have you. Ramshackle sells three variants of a cute little tracked vehicle called the Gnu, and the Military Tractor cargo version appealed to me, probably because it looks some thing like a Dodge A-100 forward-cab pickup truck. So I bought one, and when my long-running spaceliner project kept pressing me for an engagement ring, I went on a break and built the Gnu.
It was cast out of a heavy, brittle grey resin, in big blocky subcomponents that required a bit of fitting. Here it is, glued together:
I thought it needed a funky camouflage scheme; I started with a greenish grey, which I painted yellow-green splotches over:
…and then some purple-brown splotches over that:
It was time to think about a base. I needed a figure for scale; I rooted around and found a charming figure of a girl with a big gun (“Steampunk Boudi”, from Hasslefree Games)
I’m not much at painting figures in this small of a scale, but I think she’s presentable.
My first thought was a base with rocks and dirt, but I’d been doing a lot of those lately, so I dug out a piece of tile-scribed styrene sheet, masked and painted it, then gave the Gnu a dark wash, built some stanchions (I got to go to the craft store to get beads to make the stanchion bases out of–I like going to the craft store), and here’s the result:
Not a very complicated project, but it made a nice break from other, more troublesome projects.