Monday, December 29, 2014

Heresy-Era Thousand Sons - Spartan lumbers towards completion, and some more build time

Took a little time and laid in some hull markings on the Spartan yesterday evening, the legion symbol and some decorative text on the upper hatch, and continuing the theme from the Vanquishers, an eldritch rune on the side doors.


At this point I think it's ready for weathering - time to break out the sponges!


Along with the rotor cannons and other spireguard-y bits in the box from Victoria Lamb a few weeks back was another fun piece of kit that can be used to turn a Taurox into a 4x4. I had no idea how tiny the taurox was, for some reason I had this vision that it was battlewagon-sized. Not even remotely, it turns out! I do think it'll be a fun little Centaur counts-as for the Geno Five-Two army I'm in the process of collecting bits for...

12 comments:

Jake said...

The Taurox are pretty tiny - bit large for a Centaur, but pretty small. I was surprised when I picked one up on release day to make that conversion kit - I was thinking "ok, one or two in the front, two in the back, the only thing that remains to be seen is if it's 6 or 8 wheeled in the end" and nope, not large enough for either.

I have to say, these heretics are shaping up very nicely, Mord.

Zab said...

Yeah that tank is totally sponge worthy - wait, what?! Also, that up armoured pig looks boss with those wheels!!! sWEEsWWE! i MEAN, sCREECH ScreeCH!

Mordian7th said...

@Jake: Thanks very much!

@Zab: Haha!

Cheers guys!

Stephen said...

sponge it baby!

Pawn Cocktail said...

That Spartan is an incredibly mean-looking beast!

Siph_Horridus said...

You Sir are a painting machine!! Love the Spartan so far, I think the bone front panel still needs something tho, maybe Legion Number?

I think I want a Taurox halftrack...

Dai said...

LR is boss. Your free hand symbols, etc are just getting better and better mate. Well done.

Ugly APC is still.... Well, don't think I'll ever be a fan of the Taurox design...

Mordian7th said...

@Stephen: Hah!

@Pawn Cocktail: Indeed, it's definitely got an aggressive vibe to it!

@Siph_Horridus: Thanks mate! Aye, it needs a little decoration on the bone panel - I'd used the legion XV on the door panel already, so I'm thinking maybe some more arcane symbols...

@Dai: Cheers! Yeah, I run hot and cold on the Taurox even with the upgrade. Far better than the quad tracks, but it still seems to be too narrow for its height. Was hoping for a Cargo 8, got an oversized dune buggy!

Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

Greg Hess said...

Looking great! Happy new year! Looking for another great year of your constant great production!

Sir Tainly said...

Spartan look ace! Hoping to get one myself soon. Adding Wheels is the way to go with the Taurox - I've seen 4x4 and 6x6 but I've yet to see either of these kits used to make a halftrack, which I think would look neat.

#2501 said...

Boy, that Taurox really turns into an MRAP, when you put wheels on it, doesn't it? Yours looks so good I want to do one too. :)

Mordian7th said...

@Greg Hess: Thanks man - to you as well!

@Sir Tainly: I appreciate it! I agree - a halftrack version would be sweet. I'm just not sold on the track section it comes with, something using the old chimera rollers and tracks perhaps...

@#2501: Indeed! I'd love to see what you'd do with one, man - it's a cool little conversion kit!

Cheers all!