Thursday, February 4, 2016

Dwarf Flame Cannon

 Brave Dwarven Engineers of the Thunder Mountain colony prepare to drown Oogie Spazzjabber and his Gobbos in a miniature lake of liquid fire...if they don't blow themselves up instead!
I can remember not liking this model way back in my twenties and swearing I'd never own it.  I thought it looked too silly and not dignified enough for Dwarves.  Over the years I've lightened up a bit and now I like it.
The improvised, ramshackle look of the thing is appealing to me now, It has a humble, slightly comical, yet still menacing look to it, sort of like a Trojan pot-bellied pig.
And the crew figures are great...cringing desperately as though certain the blasted thing is going to blow up and kill them...
...yet they're gamely sticking to their posts, as if the horrible risk they're taking will be totally worth it if they get to cook a big batch of Gobbos or Clan Rats in a hellish blast of naptha. I'm glad I changed my mind about this model and I'm keen to try it out on some Goblins soon.   I still draw the line at some things, though. Example: I will NEVER own an Empire Steam Tank or a Hot Pot Catapult.

NEVER.
"Ok lads...ROAST ''EM!!!"


6 comments:

  1. That's a thunderous piece of ordnance, absolutely wonderful.

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  2. Beautiful work on that cannon. However somehow I feel dirty and used after reading the name "Oogie Spazzjabber".

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    1. Thanks, Matthew! I told Oogie how you felt about his name. He just thumped his chest proudly and looked smug, as if to say, "Mission accomplished!"

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  3. Hey Mouse,

    Great scene! I love those goblins all Ravening Hordes arrayed! And I share your feelings about the Flame Cannon. Always found it too small and unassuming for mighty dwarves, but I have been coming around to it too. Might even have to dig it out of the shed and paint it up one day. But hey, what are those amazing black leave apple trees? Never have seen those before - they seem so perfect for fantasy!

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    1. Thanks! Just a taste of what I hope is to come this year. I want to get a few exhaustively photographed battle reports up on the page over the next 11 months. As for the trees...mrrrghhh...I bought them at the craft store. I can't remember who made them I originally intended to make an orchard for my Flames of War set-up with them, but they add a nice splash of color to fantasy terrain as well. Next time I make a trip to the craft store I'll try to get the name of the manufacturer for you.

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