This week we're going to be talking a lot about tanks and vehicles on the blog and what better way to start than by featuring some of the ones that have been sent in to us. First amongst many was this beautiful Razorback painted by Adam Pacula, who has been painting this masterpiece on and off for the last two years. Now that is some serious dedication.
The whole model is covered in amazing freehand detail, from the tiny scripture across the flat areas of the tank and the scrollwork around the gun casings to the object source lighting on the energy coils of the plasma gun and the mud around the track guards. According to Adam the scripture was one of the main contributing factors to the two-year paint job. If you're going to consecrate a vehicle with litanies of faith then it can take some time.
The converted turret is a combination of parts including bits from the Vindicator, the Immolator, the Stormraven, a teleport homer and a fridge that Adam found in the woods (yeah, we weren't sure about the fridge either, but apparently there's a part from it in there somewhere...). The tank is covered in purity seals and honourifics to show the fighting pedigree of the warriors that travel to battle in it and two Ripper heads have been used as ornamentation on the smoke launchers to show that these Ultramarines have fought against the dreaded Tyranids.
The interior of the tank has also been fully detailed, including yet more scripture and several spare icons from the Drop Pod kit. Even the dials and screens on the console have been covered in tiny writing and images.
Two years well spent I think.