Tunnelling Machine

If you need to tunnel through a mountain or the centre of the earth then you are going to need some kind of Tunnelling Machine. This is a resin kit from Ironclad Miniatures. This is a very clean casting.

There are not many parts and this dry run shows it was very easy to put together. So I went ahead and glued it together.

The first task was to wash the resin, to remove any remaining mould lubricant. Then I gave the model a white undercoat.

The drill was painted using Boltgun Metal.

This is a different method to the process I would usually paint a metallic object like this. Normally I would give any metal parts a black undercoat and then drybrush with Boltgun Metal.

I did give the tracks a black basecoat.

After realising I had not thought about the rear of the VSF Tunnelling Machine, I decided to paint it with a basecoat of Boltgun Metal.

When I first looked at the model I did initially think that the rear of the model was some kind of boiler so I was going to do it very dark. However upon reflection I think it is actually just the rear of the vehicle, what I thought was the firebox is in fact the rear access hatch.

The drill and rear hatch were then given a wash of Citadel Shade: Nuln Oil.

I painted the wooden hull, with Flat Earth (983). I am trying to get a polished teak effect.

Victorian SF Tunnelling Machine

Victorian SF Tunnelling Machine