Orlygg has raised this question before. Curiously, it was also a chariot for him.
Month upon month I would gaze at the Ironclow chariot sitting on my desk. I would stubbornly refuse to complete it on the grounds of its unwordly hideousness, and it would stubbornly defend all of the figures behind it, refusing to let me move on to them.
And so we were trapped in this loveless relationship. It refused to let me see the children and I refused to give it the love it needed.
Why is it so ugly? Where do the influences come from? What sort of oriental, viking precision goblin box was this thing? I know Ironclaw models are generally like marmite, but with this one glaring exception, I've always found Ironclaw fascinating.
So, I've plumbed new lows in my painting standard (which is what happens when one closes ones eyes and thinks of England) and completed the revolting thing - enough to get it off my desk and free up all the beautiful, patient wonders hid behind it.
Even the camera struggled with this one - unsure of its focus - not wanting to emphasise any part of the thing, lest the operator lose an eye or a mind.
Anyway, heres what I've got:
The thing shrieks of compromise and is littered with clumsiness that I just can't bring myself to fix.
Still - we must look for silver linings. Simply put, I have another chariot, which has in it a goblin wizard, and the thing is complete and off the table. Mustn't grumble.