Friday, 5 March 2021

40K Genestealer Cult vehicle: Achilles Ridgerunner

I really haven't found my comfort spot with 28mm vehicles. This kit has been nagging at me for years, until I was Challenged to just get it done. It is a cool and zippy little buggy, with a lot of options. I 3D printed some extra parts to give me all the options, and fiddled around with magnets and superglue and swearing.

I experimented with pigments on the tyres (Vallejo European Earth)- I don't want too much weathering, but I still didn't quite get the effect I was looking for.

Twin Heavy Stubbers

Decals are from scale kits

Rocket Launcher and Spotter

Heavy Mining Laser and Flare Launcher

Heavy Mortar and Survey Augur

I made antennae from stretched sprue.
One snapped during painting.

Spotter with Autopistol

The kneeling character has legs from the
Wargames Atlantic Raumj√§ger kit, 
which are 
a little too large but not criminally so.

This vehicle comes with an oval base- but based 28mm vehicles are just weird.


  1. Very nicely done, the dirt in the tread is really sympathetic to the overall look. Nice job.

    1. Cheers, Norm! I wanted something a bit less muddy and more dusty- more practice required.

    2. It actually looks like "we drove through mud at some point, but have since been driving a lot on deck plates or dry asphalt and it's mostly worn off". So, looks good.

    3. Thanks very much, Allison!

  2. Not my ‘cup of tea’ but excellent work all the way from painting to weathering!

  3. If you are not comfortable with 28mm vehicles yet you get this result, I cannot imagine what could you achieve if you enjoyed it!!
    Seriously, I love it. The weathering (not only the wheels, but the whole hull) is fantastic, and the extra work on the weapon options certainly paid off. really great work!

    1. Thank you very much, Suber! I find vehicles very unforgiving of mistakes. I wonder if an airbrush would help...