22 May 2009

Relictors Predator Destructor

Here is my Predator Destructor now finished. This was one of the tanks part painted by paintedfigs.com along with the previously posted Vindicators. Since arrival he has been waiting patiently in the painting queue - but now I've finally thought I should get something larger painted (but only half painting points) so I took out the bits I'd put aside for this and got going.
I've added a Chaos skull chain like all my other vehicles have to continue the Relictor theme, added Aquila, Skull (from WFB shield), Chaos Auto Launchers (smoke), and a Hunter Killer Missile upgrade for some decent Anti Armour beside the Autocannon. I've also painted every rivet, window and sensor lens and weathered the bottom part of the hull to match my other tanks and the Autocannon barrel. Particularly pleased with the blue lens on the turret.
Lastly I added the Transfers and a Scroll to match earlier tanks. This one has a random name 'Vitruvius' taken from the Dark Angel Name Generator (I think found at Bolter & Chainsword?)
I had a varnish frost nightmare when spraying the turret but was immediately fixed by a quick layer of 'Ardcoat to de-mist and then a careful tentative Matt Purity Seal re-spray when dry. You really have to shake the can vigorously - and then shake some more to avoid this hell!
As always, bigger pics in the 'Finished Relictors' gallery >>>>>

9 comments:

jabberjabber said...

Great predator! I like the chaos skull chain especially - nice touch.

Tristan said...

Nice pred Siph. If I can make one recommendation it's to go over the clear part of your decals again with black paint. (It always shows up the most on black).

CrusherJoe said...

Looks FANTASTIC. Good, good work my man...you should be proud!

Oh...and about the "frost nightmare"...that's why I refuse to use anything but Testor's Dullcote. It's simply the best there is. Follow the instructions on the can to the letter and you'll be so pleased with the results you won't feel too bad about the premium price you fork over for it (around $5.00 for a 3 oz. spray can).

Siph_Horridus said...

Cheers Fellas, Tristan - good point, will do. And Crusher Joe, will do after i've used this can. It's very hit and miss with GW Purity seal so far. Nothing is worse than seeing your newly completed paintjob disappear!

Andy said...

Nice Predator, the paint job looks good but i really like the details, especially the skulls and chains on the front nicely done.

oni said...

Very nice. I agree with Tristan, painting around the edges of the decals so they blend in a bit better. :)

Col. Corbane said...

That's a nice clean looking model, kudos to you mate.

Karitas said...

Very nice, like the weathering and the more realistic colour scheme :)

Siph_Horridus said...

Thank-you all for your comments. 2nd pred on way.

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