Tom Webb (of Steel Crown Production fame) often assumed to be an uncle/brother/son/male relative of mine.Â People think Webb is an uncommon surname and we're all related - but sadly it's just another vocational patronymic like Smith or Baker.
Anyway, Tom recently commissioned a pair of his towering new Exodus Wars Behemoths from Golem.Â As the resident 6mm enthusiast I pounced on these robot beauties.
To give you an idea of scale, here they are with a Blood Angels Dreadnought.Â They weigh about a third of a kilo each.Â Put one in a rugby sock and you've got a murder weapon.
Rather than paint them as one assembled piece I broke them down into sub-assemblies and stuck them to bottle tops.Â Â Â Finding this many caps in Golem is very easy as the amount of soft drink is directly proportional to the ability to paint.
The torsos had large holes drilled through them and were glued to old paintbrushes.Â Any handling of metal models results in paint wear and finger-grease transfer.Â Of course - you do end up fingering the model - but you agree with yourself a limited number of contact points - and only paint them when you've finished everything else (Thomas Moore had a similar approach to painting his Khorne Lord on Juggernaut).
So here's the Marcovian Behemoth.Â This had the brown base-coasts airbrushed to ensure a smooth finish to the armour panels.Â I particularly enjoyed the markings on the left arm, and the nuclear symbols on the tips of the missiles.
In order to stop people thinking these were 28mm miniatures I added trees to the bases.Â It really gives them a sense of scale.
And here's the Zho Behemoth, clad in slick black armour plates.Â Notice how all the fades get lighter towards the bottom rather than the top for extra coolness factor.
On the top of the carapace is a large freehand Zho faction symbol.
Chuffed to have done these studio jobs.Â It makes Steel Crown the latest in a long line of companies that head to Golem for their studio paintjobs.