As promised in the last Admech Post I've got the last model in the initial 1000 point Crusade Roster for you today. It a big 'un. We have K-44/4, an Onager Dunecrawler. As with all GW naming I ignore about half the name and just call it the Dunecrawler, or Spidey Tank. Which whenever gets mentioned on our Discord chats is automatically followed by at least 3 different and simultaneous renditions of the old school Spiderman theme tune. This has not stopped being funny yet.
Following the standard template painting pattern for Akaros units the painting called for a mostly bone/white scheme. This was best achived using subassemblies. The legs, hull, commander, and shooty bits where all kept seperate and undercoated in the most appropirate colour. The hull was basecoated black and then sprayed Wraithbone, the legs black then Leadbelcher, the rest just got black. It means the bulk of the work is already done to a standard far higher than I can manage with a brush.
With this being larger I've added a number of decals here and there. I always feel that little icons, warning symbols, vehicle numbers, etc just make the model feel more lived in. Even if it is just a few.
I also took the opportunity to magnetise the main weapon options because frankly I couldn't decide. So I can have the Eradication Beamer for maximum steampunk points.
The Neutron Laser, for maximum Bond Villian points (Yes, it said in my worst 'Doctor Evil' voice whenever I fire the Neutron Laser)
The Twin Onager Heavy Phosphor Blaster, for maximum number of syllables in one name points. This is on the one I've taken in the Crusade Roster as it's the most flexible in my opinion.
So that is the initial Crusade Roster covered. Fret not, I've been working on the first wave of reinforcements. The first of which has been finished and we'll cover next time it's my turn to blog!