I got my Baneblade kit soon after they were released and painted it not much after that. Over the last few years it was really showing its age, and I decided last year to repaint it. I posted then that I was stripping it of its old paint and earlier this year I finally got around to slapping on a new paint job. Zeal is again ready to go to war for the Imperium and now I don't even have to only use it in Apocalypse. Though the best part is seeing it with all the techniques I have learned since the last time I painted the tank.
|Here it is now.|
More after the break.
|Here's a before shot.|
All of the weapons were updated to my newer color set and I decided to go with a buttoned up crew. I updated the heavy stubber with one of my 1/35 M2 Browning machine guns because they have a much nicer scale look to them and a cleaner silhouette.
|Yeah, that's a lot of guns.|
|All of the filters, washes, and weathering took a long time on this tank there are a lot of surfaces to cover.|
|Cleaned up the back a bit too, I wasn't liking the fully rusted exhaust pipes, so I cleaned it up a bit by painting the mufflers gray.|
|I decided to forgo the command stripe on this tank and just add a company flag as I would like to buy a Shadowsword and use that as my superheavy command tank.|
|The commander of this beast is Colonel Fuller. Right now he's comfortable in his command cupola with its 360 degree periscope array.|
|Cadian motto, first time really trying to paint on a script font. I found a guide and some reference online and kept it open on my phone as I painted.|
|A final shot from another angle.|
Well, I hope you enjoyed another finished model showcase. I'm still riding on a good swell of inspiration, so hopefully these will roll out more consistently in the coming months. I've got plenty to work on for sure. I will probably do a tutorial for my weathering process in the next few posts, not sure which model I will use for this, maybe 40k, maybe some Dust. Time will tell. Thanks for stopping by.
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