|It's a weaponized Van de Graaff generator!|
When the model was shown on the PP page I was incredibly giddy and the science nerd in me joined-in. Also, I was pleased that this was the first time that we saw a female stormsmith (more on that later). The guy wielding the lightning generator really affected me personally, as his glee at spewing forth giant bolts of electricity is clearly visible on his face. I knew that I had to own this model.
|Our first female stormsmith!|
The second stormsmith I decided to paint was my converted one. I had drilled some small holes into the staff head and stuck some floral wire into the holes for where the lightning would come from. I bent the wire into lightning-esque positions and viola! Lightning! I tried a different technique this time for the staff, but it still didn't have enough definition. I decided that next time I should use less paint, as it looked like it was obscuring the detail.
You know what they say: third time's the charm! This time the paint was thin enough that it didn't obscure the details on the staff handle. The wash ended up a little thick at the bottom, but at this point, I didn't really care. I finally had my trio of stormsmiths! While I still have a bunch more, I typically don't field more than 3, so I'm set until I move on to a 50 point list. I still have another storm tower too, but again, I'm not too worried about it until higher-point games.
Now I'm really tempted to go back and make that converted female stormsmith... Maybe after Templecon.