Last week I mentioned that I had started working on my Judicator… well, here she is!
Not much to look at yet… I’ve since started priming her (I’ve done… half of the first coat, and I suspect it’ll take 2 coats total, or 3 more priming-expeditions, before she’s got a nice, light, even coat). In a bout of insanity, I decided to prime her White… I don’t think I have enough “Menoth White Base” to paint all those surfaces 5 or 6 times if I primed her black, and I’m hoping she’s big enough that I can get my brush wherever I need it!
I’m going to post more pictures here shortly (as she is primed, and then temporarily assembled for the upcoming tournament!), but for now, a few notes:
1. Wow, is the flash on the Judicator AWFUL. Just, horrible places to put the injection points, and THICK. Took me over an hour to get most of it, and I am by no means a perfectionist when it comes to this stuff.
2. The white metal parts are *heavy*. I’m a little worried that my combination of glue and greenstuff won’t be enough to keep it in place… if she falls apart on me, I may need to pin some of the parts.
3. I’m much more impressed with how she looks already than I expected to be. Don’t get me wrong, she’s no Stormwall (which is a beautiful model)… but she’s not bad. And I like the rocket pods! So… cautiously optimistic?
4. I’m going to name her “Hammer of Sul”, I think. That or “Purification of Heresy”
This is my favourite part of painting… the moments that I’m thinking about all the potential colour schemes, how things will come together, what I’m going to do with the base… and before I’ve messed anything up. ^_^
I’ve now finished priming her…
Only took 2 coats, which is pretty good (I still have to spot-check, make sure I didn’t miss anything!). Now I have to magnetize it so I can use it in the upcoming tournament on Saturday without it compromising my ability to paint it… we’ll see how THAT goes…
I managed to magnetize the left arm and left shoulder, so that’s done as well… but I may just white-glue the thing together for the tournament. It only has to told together well enough that I can play with it, and then as soon as I get home Saturday night, the whole thing is being broken down into these parts again… so more pictures tonight of how well that works out!
So I used my Judicator at the tournament (as everyone who’s listened to the Tournament Podcast on Wednesday will know!). But I didn’t want to permanently assemble the model, since I haven’t painted it yet, and it’s really important that they be in separate pieces so I can paint the white-primed warjack! So what does a guy do?
He reaches for his elastic bands, obviously…
That’s blue-tac to attach it to the base, but other than that, just 2 rubber bands!
After the tournament was over, I pulled the elastic bands off, and…
Boom! No glue (which is good), and all those pieces are once again ready for painting! I’m hoping to actually start painting this week!