Thursday, August 28, 2014
Never too HOT.
Just finished my mini-restoration project to save this once dilapitaded gem of a model. Of course, I didn't think to take a before-and-after thing, but I managed to scrounge up a very grainy old file pic from the original Spunkybass Place site.
I got this fearsome flame tank from the original owner some years back, along with a bunch of Russes. They were formerly soldiering in a little-known Imperial Guard regiment called the Sovetskii Corporate Guard. The Sovetskii Corporate Guard fought alongside my Brandenbergers in many a campaign back during the fierce wars in and around the Balau Sector.
After a few bloody battles in the current edition with the current codex, I just felt that the Hellhound has actually increased in its awesomeness, and just wished I had more than one. Which of course, I did. I had been putting off restoration work on the old Hellhound because there was really quite a bit to do - it was missing reactive armor bits, the tracks were all over the place and had to be stripped and completely redone, and of course, there was the messy bit of stripping and repainting it.
Of course, like most projects, what had been put off for years was actually achieved in a couple of nights. It took a bit of thought to figure out how I painted my other Hellhound (which was done in 2000), but I managed to more or less match the paint-job. A couple of dry decal numbers from the awesome Archer Fine Transfers range finished it.
Hellhound #8 proudly joins the original #7 in their batllefield role of cleansing heretics, xenos and traitors in support of my Assault Platoons. Now all I need to do is to field them against the next vic... um ... awesome great cool opponent.
Keep them dice rolling ...