|Vindicator close support tank for the World Eaters|
For this first theme round I wanted to maintain my focus on 30k. I figured my World Eater forces, which at this point consist only of infantry, could use a vehicle to assist in their various community outreach efforts. This is a Vindicator, a close-support tank for the Space Marine forces.
|Some WIP...so much white paint...|
|More WIP - the paint chipping stage...|
Built on the to the carriage of the Rhino APC, the Vindicator has slabs of extra armour and very heavy, short-range cannon. The vehicle supports action against enemy fortifications and fighting in built-up areas, types of fighting the 12th Legion would often find themselves embroiled in. I figured it would be a fitting first vehicle for the World Eaters.
|Be ready for some hope...|
|Ready to blast loyalists, and their structures, out of the way|
|I'm sure that emission system takes everything that was learned from VW when it comes to meeting control standards...|
While Forge World makes a very nice "30k version" of this vehicle, I actually find the standard plastic "40k version" to be really sharp. In particular I love the the big shovel on the front of the vehicle, it gives a combat-engineering vibe to the model.
|Ready for action at a community centre near you!|
The model kits have great options for the commander, so I went with the option to have the commander peaking out of the cupola, and used a spare Mark IV helmet so he would match the other troops.