For the best part of two years, not very much happened with the crawler, other than sitting, gathering dust, unloved and unused. And then motivation in the form of the imminent Ash Wastes campaign came along. In a few weeks, I'll be playing with a new Maniac road gang, accompanying my Water Seller Journeyman on Logan's World. So I've been gradually adding to the crawler - a platform here, am aerial there. And then over the course of a number of painting sessions over the past week, I've finally painted it too:
I decided to keep the heavily weathered white paint job I'd used on the dune buggy and bike previously.
The only concessions to colour are the flags, jauntily arrayed on a line stretched across the hull. I wanted a splash of colour, without altering the colour scheme. They're just small rectangles of paper, painted and folded over black thread with some PVA glue.
One of the major changes to the crawler from the WIP version, is the addition of a range of platforms and firing points on the hull. This was done for game purposes (to have places for my crew to stand), but it also helps to give the crawler a slightly ramshackle look.
I've kept the turret hatch unglued so I can place a driver in the front part of the vehicle. The hatch is from Zinge Industries, placed onto a Leman Russ hull.
I've already noted a few areas where I need to go back and sort out a few little painting errors, but by and large the crawler is more than ready for the tabletop I think.
|A Journeyman convoy is ambush by Ash Wastes mutants.