Next off the Ursa Miner assembly line is this artillery piece: the Jotunn Heavy Hailstorm Cannon. It bears quite a resemblance to a piece of 1980s 40K nostalgia known as the “Thudd Gun” too, not that I am complaining.
The Jotunn is quite a large, chunky piece. It was a little awkward to assemble. Nothing major, but I should have plonked the kit in hot water to remove the small amount of bowing/warping in the kit before I started gluing. It wasnt a big deal though, definitely not something that should put anyone off.
I had a couple of issues with a pot of Devlan mud that decided to misbehave while painting this piece. Between that and the hassle with assembly I was glad to see the Jotunn finally finished. If I get another of these models tableworthy it will take me about half the time I reckon.
In keeping with trying to keep the fantasy element reasonably low I chose to avoid the runic script and iconography normally associated with dwarfs/squats. I decided to add Tau transfers to the Jotunn (the white writing just about visible on the top of the camouflaged shield above) as:
- I had a couple of those transfer sheets handy
- The Tau transfers look a lot more anime or sci-fi than the usual gothic/grimdark, roman numeral heavy transfers that I own loads of.
More Space Dwarf stuff to come.