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Monday, 1 April 2019

Skitarii Onager Dunecrawler - Fully painted

Well, I'm back from a couple of weeks away from work, away from the blog and away from pretty much everything else! I managed to fins plenty of painting time, so things have moved on well. First off, I finished an Onager Dunecrawler for my Adeptus Mechanicus army:

Crawl those dunes baby!
This is actually the Onager from my first Start Collecting: Skitarii set bought way back when. Some of you may know that this is the second Dunecrawler I have painted, the reason for this is that I excitedly started building and painting this model when I first bought it, only to realise quickly that I had made a mistake! I should have built it in sub-assembles for painting and it would have been far easier. After a few shoddy brushstrokes, it was shelved fro a later date.

Neutron Laserrrrrr!!
As a result, the half painted model has been part of my army for years. As the rest of the force has grown around it, it began to look more and more of an eyesore. But, with the Mechanicus points drops from chapter approved I was hard pressed to make an army that didn't include it. Thankfully, I managed to push through and get it finished.

Aren't transfers fun?
I also tried something a bit different with the base on this one. I attempted to build a kind of toxic waste outflow next to a bunker hatch. I used some clear pouring medium for a water effect and I'm reasonably happy with how it turned out. I think I will attempt something similar on future projects. The base design was inspired by my friend Anna over at The Ashen Pair. We had some conversations about my sandy bases and she gave me a gentle shove to try something a bit more adventurous.

The base itself.
Waste outflow detail.
Anyway, another model added to the army and another fun project. More than anything I'm just really pleased to have this one done and to be able to use it on the tabletop.

Check in next week to see my next project which is also Mechanicus themed!

8 comments:

  1. Lovely looking Dunecrawler and the base looks amazing, great job! Now a few more of these to become the truly awesome support three Neutron Laser Dunecrawlers with Cawl re-rolling they can be! :)

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    1. What a horrible thought! I have fielded a pair of them with a nearby Dominus for re-roll ones and that was bad enough. Just one of those lasers managed 15 wounds on a Monolith with a single shot!

      Also, thanks for the compliments! :)

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  2. Ah, way back when. I almost remember those days, when rumours abounded of an advisor of great beauty and skill.

    Also, nice pond!

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    1. Between the time when the oceans drank Atlantis, and the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of. And unto this, a skilled advisor, destined to bear the jeweled crown of Airbrushing upon a troubled brow.

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  3. Great work, loving the attention to the base work.

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    1. Cheers Mike! Thanks for the compliment. I'm going to try and make all my large bases a little more interesting.

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  4. I have always loved the look of your AdMech and this Dunecrawler is no different. Well done.

    The base is a great touch and all, more if that. Keep pushing yourself.

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    1. Thanks Rory! I've got something else to share this week, keep an eye out.

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