@InfinityTheGame – Playing T.A.G. – #PanOceania Cutter
I’ve been posting little tidbits to the Facebook page for the past few weeks as I progressed, and I’ve finally put the finishing touches on Pan Oceania’s favourite crutch, the Cutter! I wasn’t going to pick this guy up as he doesn’t fit into the Military Orders army I’d originally constructed, but when it comes to giant robots I can rarely say no.
I painted the big guy in much the same technique as my previous PanO figures, adding a bit more black into the mix to help contrast between the parts of such a large model. The standard technique applied, basecoat areas, wash, then highlight. I made a point of not bringing the Orange quite as high as the rest of the force as the larger surface areas needed more subtle technique. A part of me wishes I spent a bit of time playing with OSL on the arm controls but I’d like to test it before throwing it on my army’s centerpiece.
You may have noticed that the model is a bit glossy, this is a combination of two factors. First, Let me apologize for the lack of effort to throw the model into my usual Lighbox setup. Time is few and far between these days so I had to make the pics quick and dirty. Please forgive me! The Lightbox would normally diffuse the white light and prevent such harsh reflections.
Secondly, there is the issue with the new GW washes. Simply put? They suck. Compared to the glory days of Devlan Mud, the new Citadel washes have gone back to the previous formula of glossy garbage. I’m even researching solutions just to un-gloss post-wash. Does anyone have any other tips here? I’m dying for a good Devlan Mud equivalent.
In terms of gameplay, I’ve already got a few ideas on how to migrate my force into a non-sectorial Pan Oceania army list. Fortunately the newly purchased Auxilia and Sierra Dronbot fit perfectly with my existing collect to make a nice 300pt army. If it’ll stand up to @sjmheron’s morats though? That’s a different story.