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.

12 comments:

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

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

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    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.

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    3. Thanks very much, Allison!

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

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  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!

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

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