Forgeworld say the following about this machine;
The Sicaran Venator is a purpose-built tank destroyer. It mounts the fearsome neutron laser system and the atomantic arc-reactors required to power it. The neutron laser is a formidable anti-armour weapon, and is capable of penetrating any known armour. The combination of mobility, protection and firepower being highly valued by the Space Marine Legions.
I mean, COME ON! Look at the size of the Cannon on that thing! I love my fluff, but if your like me the only thing you got out of that spiel was “Anti-armour weapon, and is capable of penetrating any known armour” and as Jeremy Clarkson would say (Were totally best friends by the way) POOOOWWWEERRRRR!
As you can see the model is fully assembled, I realise that this is not particularly the norm for a hobby blog (Stay Calm, disengage troll mode, and all will be revealed) I managed to get this little beauty from
an absolute chump a valued friend, for a steal as pre-built, hence the reason I have broken the mould and not gone through the usual process where by I would explain how i tackle a build like this and handling a resin project.
The model is stunning to say the least. The guys at Forgeworld have really pulled it out of the bag. Yes some people out there may think “they just stuck a big cannon on a Sicaran”… and yeah, they did, but what a gun! The actual design of the Neutron Laser looks great, the power couplings are extremely well detailed and add a lot to the tank. Pictures online just don’t do this model justice, something you can really appreciate after having one in your hands. When picking it up, I keep making the same face as the Rock as if I’d found the BFG.
So on to the process of getting it ready for the table. The model was already built, meaning it had been scrubbed and washed to remove any mould release (VERY IMPORTANT!, LEFT OVER MOLD RELEASE IS BAD! AND MAKES THE MACHINE GOD CRY!) as in it could make all your hard work, time and patience go to waste, as in any model you have glued together will fall apart and any paint will not take to the model and end up flaking off, like your will to live after you see all your hard work go to waste…
After a brief Clean up and repair of some areas which I will spare you the details on this occasion, (I will however Build other models from scratch in future blogs going through the process) the model was now ready to be primed. I used CITADEL Black Primer for this, i find that when applied you get great coverage. Although I strongly advocate the use of airbrushes, as they are great at helping to keep in as much detail as possible, the paint is so fine in the layering process it can chip and come off easier.
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So, we have come to the end of this blog, (Praise to the Emperor!) fear not! For there will be more updates from Chris and Myself in the Coming weeks! That being said please feel free to leave your comments below, happy Gaming!