Saturday, July 11, 2015

40k Adeptus Mechanicus - Dunecrawler painted

Got a relatively free weekend and jumped on the Dunecrawler this morning, and it came together surprisingly quickly!

Kept on with the red, gold and bone - got me feeling like I was painting Thousand Sons again! The model has all sorts of cool little detailing, the little manipulator arm is pretty cool.

I tried a little lightning crackle on the barrel of the neutron laser but the overhead light sort of washes it out. Will try to get some better pics once it's finalized with the weathering and whatnot.

Once the transfers and weathering are in place, the bases will all get some static grass as well - giving the models a little green on the base should set off nicely against the reds of the models!

Next up, the last of the built models - a unit of Skitarii Rangers. Once they're done, I need to build a unit of Skitarii Vanguard and a unit of Infiltrators, then lastly the knight. Looking forward to that for sure!


  1. very nice. And freehanding some lightening in there. very painterly :)

  2. OMG, you Sir, are a painting machine, I wish I had half your speed! What is your recipe for the red, as I might get some Breachers to match those lovely Vorax of yours, Great stuff as always Mordian7th. This is taking you no time at all... What's the next project? ;)

  3. I noticed the lightning effect. Ace.

  4. @Zab: Thanks! Been trying to add some new stuff to the painting arsenal. :)

    @Siph_Horridus: Cheers man! The red recipe is Vallejo Dark Red basecoat, heavy drybrush of Gory Red, light drybrush of Blood Red, then an all-over wash of GW Carroburg Crimson. Doing a little vanity project next - details to come soon!

    @John Lambshead: Thanks very much!

    Cheers, everyone!

  5. Fantastic paint job. I like how you've used a variety of metallic hues for the leg mechanisms & the tool arm; & the deep red is lush.

  6. He's a painting machine! I'm curious, did you paint the Dunecrawler in sub assemblies?

  7. @Pawn Cocktail: Cheers, man! Been experimenting with different washes over the metal. :)

    @CJ Kilbride: In retrospect, leaving the body separate from the legs would have definitely made things easier!

  8. That's the glowiest I've ever seen a lightning gun without an LED in it! Well done!

  9. Really nice. How did you paint the base?

  10. It's weird lookin' beast.

    And I see exactly what you mean about the K Sons.

  11. Loving it! Now I always get excited when new mini's come out, as I know in a few months you'll be painting them up :)

  12. Didn't like this walker when they first released it, but you somehow make it look damned nifty.

  13. @#2501: Thanks man!

    @Emperor Bill: Cheers! The base is a basecoat of Vallejo Tierra Earth, followed by a quick drybrush of Khaki. The rim gets a coat of Dark Flesh - easy peasy!

    @Zzzzzz: Aye, it's got some interesting design cues in it. Definitely needs a fair bit of Ad-Mech symbology to help steer it out of KSons territory. :)

    @Greg Hess: Haha! Too true. :)

    @Dai: It's not my favorite part of the line by any means, but in-hand it's not quite as goofy as some of the pics make it seem. I do wish the legs had a bit more articulation option, though.

    Cheers everyone!