Another almost-finished vehicle! As every 40k commander knows, you need some proper fire support in the field – preferrably in spitting distance to the enemy ranks so you can choose between firing the artillery piece at the enemy or run them over – so the Crimson Fists got a Whirlwind!
One of the few units without a predetermined name so I just came up with Pilum VI. As with all vehicles, I put some additional baggage on there to make it look like it’s on a longer campaign already and the Crimson Fists have to stay mobile to be able to rush to the defense of the city whereever the Orks try to break through.
Can I ask how you did the grey weathering on the bottom? That's the exact look i'm trying to achieve but haven't had much luck to date. It looks like it's airbrushed on?
@Kai: Thanks! 🙂 I thought that the missles should stand out in a way, plus: These things are so big that they would look kinda like a toy (more than it does already of course) so I thought I'd do the quartered look. The guy I'm painting this army for swiftly noticed that they reminded him of these squeezy, soft american football things you can buy at toy shops. 😀
@Blaise: Thank you. 🙂 It's a mix of airbrushing, drybrushing and pigments. Airbrushing would look way too even so you gotta "rough it up" with other techniques.
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Nice one! I really like your "we're on a longer campaign"-approach, I'll definitely do something similar with my Raven Guard (who specialise in operating behind enemy lines for long periods of time).
What I find especially innovative are your missile markings. Don't think I've seen that too many times before. Keep it up!