2021/04/06

40k: Crassus Command, Sentinel Powerlifters, and Other Assorted Tanks

The Moribundan 1st Armoured Regiment, despite its cabinet-straining bulk, has a few gaps in its roster. Well no longer!

Crassus Command Vehicle


As originally discussed in this post, the Crassus Command Vehicle has a fully detailed and totally useless interior diorama.

The end result is fairly close to what I'd originally planned. Fitting all the models into the space was tricky, but they're all in there and in appropriate medieval tableaux poses.

Here's a WIP shot with the models still in test positions. Plenty of detail, greebling, and grime.

Sentinel Powerlifters


After a long search, I finally found 3 Sentinel Powerlifters in decent enough condition to refurbish (casting new bits where I had to). They've been out of production for years.

Side Note: 40k Physics
Forgueworld had 2 in-house Sentinel Powerlifter models. One, used for most photos, the official sketch, and the instructions, had the rear counterweight attached to the chassis:
The second model had the weight attached to the cab.
Now, if the weight is on the cab, the waist joint acts as a pivot point. The weight of anything held in the lifter arm is balanced across it. But if the weight is attached to the cab, the waist joint is subject to terrific opposed forces.

If the counterweight is on the cab, the sentinel can't pivot from side to side as much, but that seems fairly sensible given its role as a walking forklift.


The Malcador Castigator



The Malcador Castigator carries a hull-mounted Castigator Boltcannon. The Macharius Vulcan carries only 20 seconds of ammo. The Malcador Castigator carries considerably more, thanks to its dedicated ammo trailer, and can be reloaded in the heat of battle. Unfortunately, its main weapon has a very limited field of fire, and the crew tend to be "thoroughly agitated" after a few seconds of firing. Like the Malcador Primus, the Malcador Castigator is an unpopular and often overlooked vehicle.
 

Malcador With Battle Cannon


A standard tank without any significant conversion work, other than the track guards.

Engineering Chimera



A support vehicle similar to a Trojan Support Vehicle, this modified Chimera can be used to transport 2 Cyclops Demolition Vehicles, a mobile field hospital, or a Techpriest Enginseer. The magnetized top mount can support a crane or a searchlight.

Final Notes

Just a handful of vehicles remain! Soon, all the red boxes in this post will be filled. I've obtained, but have yet to paint, 2 Medusa Siege Tanks, 3 Solar Auxilia Basilisks, and 1 Minotaur Artillery Tank. And then it's done! Hooray!