Friday, August 21, 2009

For when you care enough to send the very best, part 2

Some forward motion on the Deathstrike for the Tale of Even More Painters contest today, started adding some detail work - doors, control panels and a blast shield. I also finished building and primering the missile and launch pylon:

My intent is to have three main sections to the crawler - the driver's compartment up front, a control section amidships (which will be crewed by a tech priest and a servitor), and the rear section will be the actual launch pad. On the first turn the missile will be in the 'travel' position as shown above, and in subsequent turns while the countdown is, well, counting down, the missile will stands in the 'launch' position on the rear deck:

It's a truly huge piece, at the moment I'm trying to decide if I want to make a whole diorama out of it, adding camo-netting, sandbags and such. I still need to clean up some gaps, add the Heavy Bolter, some stowage and a good-sized antenna array, but other than that it's getting close to being ready for primer! I'm hoping to polish the build off over the weekend and get started on the painting process...


  1. That is beyond cool! I just can't get over how much I love this model... How bloody well long is it? I imagine you'd snuggle to deploy it :P

  2. That is a very cool conversion, dude, and it's actually the first Deathstrike launcher I've seen since the new codex came out. I think the size is very fitting considering the destructive potential! Can't wait to see it painted.