Another Dark-mech Dunecrawler!

Since the first one was such a roaring success, I decided to build it a brother!

Nothing much to say on construction, it’s pretty nigh identically built.
I had to buy a bunch more stuff to do it, but I’m not the slightest bit regretting the decision 😛
Bonus points: I get a new Deathstrike to pair with the first one!

I’ll figure out what to do with two helldrakes worth of wing and head parts later.
Maybe some terrain pieces…


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the new one is the one on the left with the silvery base rim.

As far as painting went: I didn’t quite manage to keep the smoothness on the plates. I think that was my primary mistake, the result looks like it has too much paint on it.
I added too much typhus corrosion to the model and it gave it a grainy effect all over.
Should of just done it on the exposed workings and left the plates alone.
Ah well, live and learn, maybe if I make another I’ll remember this 😛

I’m thinking I need a warpsmith to go with these guys 🙂

4 thoughts on “Another Dark-mech Dunecrawler!

  1. Teselación

    That corrosion works wonders to “nurglify” panels, though… They look awesome, btw! Those eyes/lights could use some love, maybe? If they had organic/demonic eyes painted on they would rock, I think…


    1. ruadhan2300 Post author

      Funnily enough, I was thinking something similar, that I should paint the really big optic package on the front as a daemonic eye…

      might do something like that on any other chaos models I make 😛

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    1. ruadhan2300 Post author

      Sure thing

      The chassis is a heldrake body, namely the two chest pieces and two shoulder plates that fit on top.

      The legs are dunecrawler legs, fairly obviously.
      I glued them straight onto the chassis, it’s not a very structurally sound join, but lots of plastic glue and determination and it stuck just fine. I socketed them on the indentations for the “arms” of the heldrake

      The front-face is a necron triarch stalker optics-package, with a pair of heavy bolters and two claw-arms from dunecrawler kits (or similarly sized mechanical gribblies will do)

      The top ridge is off a Manticore missile carrier, just the launcher guidance bit (from between the pairs of missiles)

      The turret is the cannon off the Triarch Stalker, married to a Dunecrawler’s Neutron Laser. They fit surprisingly well together without modification.
      I sat the gun on some random bits I had to build it up, then covered it in green-stuff piping (I used a pipe-roller to make the tubing) and added a couple lights off the dunecrawler for detailing.

      That’s about it.

      The paintjob is centered around using typhus corrosion for texture, I think it lends it a lot of extra gribble.



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