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Adeptus Mechanicus at the Warhammer 40k Hobby Weekend

Adeptus Mechanicus at the Warhammer 40k Hobby Weekend

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Onager Dunecrawler

Tutoring 6
Skill 6
Idea 6

There are two main observations to make with this kit. The first is that if you use the feet without the pads then the connection points with your base are very small. The model will keep breaking off the base unless you pin it. This is why you can see my hand holding the model in place in my photos – its not pinned yet.

Also the legs are all the same, so your model can only be built in a standing position. Thomas Mennes suggested I re-model one or two of the legs to show the dunecrawler climbing over a rock. I achieved this by cutting the leg at the knee and also extending the piston using a spare weapon barrel. The conversion itself is crude as I didn’t have my bits box or tools with me at the WH40k hobby weekend, but the end result looks good.

I added more detail to the larger base by using stones from outside OTT that I washed and painted abaddon black.

The large flat panel on the front of the model had worse contrast paint pooling than on the Skitarii Rangers, but I’ll fix that later by covering it with a transfer.


All the lenses were painted leadbelcher and then with waystone green technical paint.

TIP: pin the dunecrawler to its base.

TIP: contrast paint tends to pool on large flat areas.

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I like the orange throughout. I saw that you planned to leverage it to tie into the lava bases, but in some areas the lava does not read strongly. Is that your intention or do you have a later process in mind to pump up the contrast on the bases?

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