Chimera

Years ago, when I still played the unwieldy behemoth that was Warhammer 40k, I had a rather large Imperial Guard army and as part of it I owned no less than six Chimera APCs. They have always had a place in my heart, those sturdy little tanks, many is the time my opponents scoffed at them before having their precious troops bathed in promethium fire from their hull-mounted flamers or had their light armour knocked out by the humble multi-laser!

I flogged the majority of my army on eBay years ago when the need to eat overcame my love of toy soldiers and so this project was an homage to my favourite tank from the Warhammer 40,000 universe. As I only had to build and paint one model for my display collection, rather than getting as many ready for the table as quick as possible, I decided to go to town with converted bits and a fancy camo paint job…

5 thoughts on “Chimera

  1. Great stuff, I don’t think that I’ve ever seen anyone paint an open-backed Chimera before. Does the kit allow for this or did you have to dig up 6 lasgun stocks?

    Also, I think that autocorrect has gotten the better of you in the last paragraph as the Catachans probably expect to be disgorged rather than discouraged 😉

    1. I did indeed have to chop up some lasguns to use their stocks for this. All that comes with the kit is the detailing on the floor and the back of the hatch. The rest of the interior are bits from my bits box.

      Thank you for picking up on my typo, apparently I know more words than my autocorrect but can’t spell them, so it has to give me its best guess?!

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