Here we have the H.E.L. Cannon for the Leviathan Crusader, a very big gun indeed that is about the height of an Imperial Knight.
I am working on some homebrew 40K rules for the Crusader, to run it as an Imperial Knight variant, based on a Forge World profile. This weapon will likely be a Volcano Cannon, hopefully enough to deal with a Chaos Knight.
This seemed like a good idea when I bought this online, I thought the Toons style design was quite fun and might work as a steampunk tank, but now I am not so sure. This Meng Toons King Tiger is more likely to work as a Weird War II tank.
The model itself took a few minutes to build, really not very many parts.
The tracks are soft rubber so they can actualy work, but I do not want that, so I have glued the wheels in place.
When it came to painting, I originally did a green and brown cammo pattern with my airbrush but I did not like it. So I went back and did a dark gray that I will highlight a bit.
The is indeed a very big gun, but not the biggest that a Leviathan Crusader can carry.
The next weapon build will be the H.E.L. Cannon. That looks like it will be the height of an Imperial Knight.
This is a very big box of bits, the Dreamforge Leviathan Crusader.
I bought this model years ago as I thought it would go with my Grey Knights really well, the helmet design is a perfect match for later generation Grey Knight Terminators.
It is quite a complicated kit and it got put on a shelf to collect dust for a while. And I do mean a while.
I also had no idea how to go about painting it. As it is a fully articulated model, I thought I should paint each component before building, something that would take some time to do. This is another reason it has sat around for ages.
But now that I am playing 40K again and models the size of Imperial Knights actually have decent rules and I have an airbrush, I am building the damn thing.
So starting with the feet, I am working my way up the model. By the time I got to the top of the leg, I realised this will be considerably taller than an Imperial Knight. I think I will need a homebrew 40K profile for this model, something that is in between a Knight and a Titan.
This was another bargain I picked up at a wargames show, I like the model but I still don’t know what force I would use it for.
I finally got around to building it during my Chrstmas build spree, a pretty simple kit that really did not take very long.
The finished model is pretty cool, I left a few bits off so they can be painted easier.
Now I really need to decide which army will get to use it as I have to paint it to match something…
The last of my Imperial Knights is now underway, the Castellan, the largest of the Knight models.
There kits do go together very well, very cleverly designed so the same leg sections can effectively make two different legs.
I still have to paint all of the Knights, but that was one reason behind buying an airbrush.