Friday, January 28, 2011

Anathema Assault Tank, Part 3 - Initial basecoats

As I'd mentioned in my last post, I decided to paint the Anathema and the Myrmidon simultaneously. I'm going with the basic metal and red scheme on both of vehicles, and as such started off with a heavy drybrush of Boltgun Metal followed by a Badab Black wash. Eventually I'll hit some of the higher edges with another pass of Boltgun Metal and a light pass of Chainmail, although that hasn't happened as yet.


I decided to trim down the roller pins to recover the caps which I then glued in place on the wheels. Still a little disappointed in that aspect of the kit, but overall I think it turned out fairly well. It ends up looking suitably heavy yet slightly ramshackle.


There's definitely more red armor plate space on the Anathema than there is on the Myrmidon. After I'd gotten the red undercoat on this tank, I reconsidered how spare the red was on the walker. This is just the Dark Flesh step - the models will both get a coat of Red Gore followed by highlights of Blood Red and Blazing Orange on the extreme edges. Once that's done I'll be going back through and adding the white cog-wheel edging on certain areas.


All in all I think it's going to be a fun project to finish up - it's just such an absurd vehicle!

8 comments:

LuckyNo.5 said...

Again, awesome Mechanicus tanks.

It really reminds me of those experimental WWI tanks. Great use of parts and great scratch building. I can't wait to see them finalized!

Bigdaddy said...

breat tank ! can't wait to see it painted.
do you think velard have anothers like tese ?

Mordian7th said...

I've done some more work on it since these pictures, I'll get some pictures up soon. I haven't spoken with Velard in a while, this was 'new' from him when I bought it but that was well over a year ago. I haven't seen him post the Anathema or the 'Golgotha' (which is what I use for my 'King Russ') on eBay in a long time but I don't know if that's because they're not available anymore or if he's just not selling them through eBay due to C&D from GW...

chochi said...

this tank is made by the same guy that made the golgotha pattern leman russ???

mauro

Mordian7th said...

Yup, it sure is.

chochi said...

ok thanks!!! I´m looking for some golgotha pattern russ, do you know how to contact him????

mauro

Mordian7th said...

Your best bet is to send him an email through eBay - his seller ID is "mrs-velard".

chochi said...

hey thanksss!!!!!!!!!!!!
been 2 years looking for 1 of these!!!!

mauro