Last year I stumbled across a company running a 50% discount on their Warzone Resurrection models, including some of the big ol’ resin vehicle kits. I initially planned to pick up the Grizzly but decided at the last minute to grab a Leviathan. Both vehicles have that chunky, faux-WWI aesthetic that you also see in Warhammer 40k, but the Grizzly is probably a bit more common so I went with the road less traveled: the Leviathan.
Ordinarily this is the sort of purchase that would languish in my workshop for months or even years before getting sold off to fund some other project. But once we started sketching out the bare bones of Caluphel Prime, our homebrew 40k campaign planet, I knew I wanted to carve out a spot in the narrative for an Imperial Guard detachment. That would mean tanks and vehicles … lots of them!
So I cracked open the kit and spent some time assembling my Leviathan. This was a resin model with more than a few pesky mold lines, but thankfully no bubbles to fill. And the entire kit was like 6 total pieces, so assembly was a breeze (and a far cry from the multi-part vehicle kits that you see in 40k!).
This vehicle featured prominently in last week’s game of Grimdark Future (in fact, it was the lone survivor!).
I knew before I started painting it that I wanted to try for a drab gray-and-ochre color scheme to match my Pig Iron System Scavengers. I’d never tried large camo patterns before, so I figured this would be an OK time to give it a shot. What’s the worst that could happen?
Here’s the result. It’s no pro paint job, but it’s definitely serviceable.
I’m afraid I screwed up the final layer of spray varnish, though. It dried in a slightly pebbly texture, not super noticeable, but also not what I intended. You can’t really see it in these pictures but it’s there. Oh well, gotta roll with the punches.
I’m already moving on to the next project, which will either be A) finishing off 3 Frostgrave guys who have sat on my workbench since last summer or B) knocking out 2 quick shantytown terrain pieces for my sci-fi/post-apoc table. Which one should I do first?