Although I was hoping to have had a head start on the second challenge for 73rd’s A Tale of Even More Painters with my sentinels, I came back from my work trip to find the challenge was to paint an elites choice, and if none were available then a heavy support could be painted instead. I had neither choice planned for the short term for my traitor guard and didn’t even have any models I could put together for it, but luckily I had one of my brothers old Leman Russ tanks in the back of my closet. With his permission I have relinquished the tank from those who worship the corpse and added it to my growing horde.
I continued the Red/Orange/Yellow theme onto this tank to keep the army color scheme together. This is actually my first tank with “painted” armor, all my other tanks are silver for my Iron Warriors. This gave me the opportunity to apply paint scratches and wear.
The skull motif and XIV are unified across all of my tanks, linking them to the 14th Grand Company. The icon is from the dark elf warrior box, but works great for my tanks.
The process of pulling this tank together in just a few short days was helped by the fact my brother had this mostly built already. I simply had to add the tracks, remove those darn Aquilas and add some chaos flavor. Modifications were kept simple overall, some spikes were added to each sponsoon and around the top hatch.Â Chaos star icons were also added to the back of each sponsoon (those plates fit perfectly into that spot!).
I also felt the cargo hold on the back needed some filling up. I debated on adding actual cargo, a blood sacrifice pool or some gnarly chaos goo. I decided to go with a gnarly chaos sacrifice goo with a victim pleading for help.Â I continued this goo theme out the front viewing hatch of the tank (as well as on one of the sentinels).
I have yet to name this tank, I think I’ll leave that honor to my brother who was great enough to hand this tank off to me! (thanks Sean!)
For the ToEMP challenge this earns me:
- Vehicle: 10 points
- Icon/Symbols: 1 point
- Eyes: 1 point (This is the only guy I’ve done the eyes on and he is dieing!)
- Vehicle Details: 5 points
- Meeting deadline: 2 points
- beating deadline by 24 hours:Â 2 points
- Game points: 185 (just shy of earning another assault card!)
Total for this tank: 21
Total so far: 32