A small update. After last night's blog post I added some brass etch to the first Lord of Battles, and converted an old, dead Knight Paladin's battle cannon into a co-axial rapid fire battle cannon for the death storm weapon mount.
I figured (a) it's already a heavily reinforced weapon mount, and (b) anchored firmly enough I can use it to represent a relatively rapid-firing "rangefinder" gun for the primary weapon (battle cannons have ~30cm more range on them than the death storm). Now, every weapon on the Lord of Battles is represented, from the 6 basic and 3 macro close combat attacks to the 6 AP/AT shots from the on-board cannons (granted, on the original model the battle cannons were tiny little snub guns mounted to the war engine's head).
So the only thing left to do tonight was build the second war engine! Since I can field these in formations of 1-2, you had better believe that I'm going to send 800pts of blood-crazed insanity charging straight up the board for my opponent to have to handle!
Note: when an 8 hour workday manages to expand into a 10 hour workday, you take your small victories where you can find them, like assembling yourself a second war engine before crashing for the night (and not supergluing your fingers together more than twice in the process!).
I wanted them to be similar but different. Unfortunately I couldn't find my other Berserker heads (I was really hoping to use the skull helm and bare pauldron for this one, to contrast against the "helm" and skull shoulder pad of the first), so I changed the chainaxes and poses. The first one is about to hack into someone's Warhound, probably, while the new one (on the left) is gunning down an infantry formation in front of it (not worth the time and effort to engage).
With luck, I'll coat their bases tomorrow night and get them mounted for basecoating Thursday (and maybe get a few layers of paint in). Planning for black & gunmetal sub-layers, dark crimson plating trimmed in brass, and sparing amounts of silver where needed.
Next group gaming session is penciled in for 4/2, so I should be able to get these guys painted and the rest of my Iron Warriors fully based by then! Probably won't be playing Lost & the Damned or World Eaters, but if Coach decides to bring his World Eaters I'll lend him Hans & Franz ("We are here to BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!") so they can get blooded.