Seeing as this week is vehicle and tank week on the blog there aren't many models from either Warhammer or The Lord of the Rings that really qualify to join in. However, there is one that definitely fits the bill - the Empire Steam Tank and this one is a real cracker.
This Steam Tank, Ende Zeiten was painted by Gerald Moore, a regular visitor to Games Workshop Victoria. The beautiful artwork along the side of the Steam Tank is actually 'The Triumph of Death' originally painted by Pieter Bruegel, which can be seen as the backdrop behind the model in the picture. There was much debate in the office as to whether Gerald had hand-painted the triptych onto the armoured panels of the Steam Tank, which would make him both an amazing painter and a little bit bonkers. A follow-up email from Gerald confirmed that he had, in fact, created his own transfer and carefully applied it to the model - very clever and clearly effective. Now all he needs to do is finish the rest of his Empire force, which is based around the mysterious Prophet of the End Times - a herald of woe, death and destruction. I'm willing to bet that Flagellants will be involved.
And in other news:
While I was hunting down the Facebook link for Games Workshop Victoria I stumbled across an image gallery on their page that I just had to share. It's a huge Imperial bridge that they built for an Apocalypse game last Christmas. With over 100 pictures, including work-in-progress shots, it's well worth having a look at for scenery building inspiration.