Monday, July 28, 2014

Heresy Era Thousand Sons - Prospero Spireguard King Russ Vanquishers Assembly begins!

After a good couple hours with a Dremel sanding down all the casting gates and resin blocks, creating drifting piles of resin dust and undoubtedly reducing my life expectancy by a good few months (a respirator is a must for this sort of work), it was finally time to set to work building them! These tanks have always been a bit of a bear to assemble, as is generally the case with garage-quality kits, but with the purchase of an electric kettle a while back this time around it was (reasonably) simple to get everything straightened and bent into shape!


The front track guards ended up a little wonky on two of them, but all in all I'm reasonably happy with 'em. Now it's just a matter of rooting through the Closet of Doom for all the appropriate detail bits, hatches and whatnot to finish them off! In game they will be treated as Leman Russ Vanquishers, with extra armour (natch) and the Massive custom rule - due to their size they re-roll failed difficult terrain checks (essentially paying the points for a dozer blade, though they don't have one modeled). I'm planning on building a tank commander to match the rest of the Spireguard aesthetic for one of them - I'm really looking forward to getting some paint on 'em soon!

8 comments:

davetaylor said...

Ok, they look very cool, but where are they from?! : )

Zab said...

Paint faster, I want to see these nicely weathered with the tricks you picked up doing your ork trucks! Such cool kits. Very, very cool!

Greg Hess said...

These are some beefy beefy tanks! Looking forward to your progress!

DimmyK said...

@davetaylor from ebay: "the machinator" I believe unless I am mistaken

Mordian7th said...

@DaveTaylor: They were made by a russian fella six or seven years ago who went by the name Velard. I'd purchased ten of 'em way back when, knowing that he's eventually get squashed by GW legal (there are some GW bits that he used in the casting process).

@Zab: Hah! Hoping to get some paint on 'em this week!

@Greg Hess: Thanks man!

@DimmyK: I've been keeping an eye out on ebay for more over the years, will have to check it out! Maybe he just changed names...

jugger said...

These are gonna look badass...love em'!

The Eye of Error said...

So badass!!! I remember seeing these kits years ago and thought they were awesome. I'm excited to see them painted up.

Mordian7th said...

@Jugger: Thanks man!

@The Eye of Error: Cheers bud!