The Archaeopter, a versatile Adeptus Mechanicus aircraft, has been a steadfast companion to the Tech-Priests for eons, traversing both the toxic skies of Mars and distant worlds on the frontier of their expansion. This agile fixed-wing wonder is piloted by members of the esteemed Pteraxii caste, who meld with its controls through intricate hardwiring. The Archaeopter’s wings, woven from nano-carbon fiber, possess a unique capability: they can morph, much like the flight packs of the Pteraxii, granting it exceptional maneuverability. This remarkable feature allows it to adapt to ever-changing atmospheric conditions, making it an aerial marvel that swoops through the skies to deliver payloads of ground-penetrating, tectomagnic bombs, causing seismic shock waves amidst the enemy ranks.
One variant of this incredible aircraft is the Archaeopter Fusilave. Armed to the teeth, it boasts not one, not two, but four cognis heavy stubbers, ensuring a hail of firepower that can suppress and deter even the most determined foes. Additionally, it carries a bomb rack loaded with tectomagnic munitions. From its lofty perch in the skies, the Archaeopter Fusilave can rain devastation upon enemy ground forces below. These bombing runs are not only destructive but also highly disruptive, making it an excellent choice for countering enemy assaults and thwarting their advances.
The beauty of this kit lies in its versatility. It can be used to construct not only the Archaeopter Fusilave but also the Archaeopter Transvector or Archaeopter Stratoraptor. No matter which configuration you choose, you’ll find yourself with a surplus of components that offer endless possibilities for customizing your collection. The Archaeopter, in all its forms, is a testament to the boundless ingenuity of the Adeptus Mechanicus and a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield.
Archaeopter Fusilave Datasheets
What’s in the Archaeopter Fusilave box
- x94 plastic components that make 1 Archaeopter Fusilave, a great option for countering enemy assaults, blunting their advances with bombing runs that are equally destructive and disruptive.
- x1 Citadel 170mm x 109mm Oval Base.
- x1 Citadel 115mm Ball Stem with Tang Adapter,
How to paint the Archaeopter Fusilave Set
- Step 1: A Prime Beginning
Embark on your painting journey with the Archaeopter Fusilave by establishing a strong foundation. Start by priming the model with Mephiston Red spray. This crucial step not only prepares the model for the upcoming colors but also serves as a clever shortcut, eliminating the need for a separate base coat for the red body.
- Step 2: Unleash the Red
Now, let’s bring out the fiery personality of your Archaeopter Fusilave. Begin layering the red body with Evil Sunz Scarlet. Apply your paint with precision, ensuring complete and even coverage. Consider this step akin to applying the initial strokes on a masterpiece. Then, layer it again with Troll Slayer Orange, infusing your model with a vibrant and striking appearance that’s bound to make an impression on the gaming table.
- Step 3: Wings and Arms
Direct your attention to the wings and arms of this magnificent machine. Commence by painting the starting points of the wing arms with Screaming Bell. Don’t forget to add a touch of Reikland Fleshshade to this area, creating depth and warmth as if the Fusilave relishes the spotlight. As for the remaining wing arm and other metallic components like weapons, use Leadbelcher. Finally, introduce a touch of Nuln Oil for a weathered appearance, bestowing your Archaeopter with the battle-worn look it rightfully deserves.
- Step 4: Elegant Wings
Paint them with Abaddon Black to capture that stealthy, shadowy essence. Layer this with Eshin Grey to accentuate intricate details, lending the wings depth and texture that any discerning enthusiast would admire. For the finishing flourish, apply highlights with Dawnstone.
- Step 5: Symbolic Details
Pay homage to the small details that render your Archaeopter unique. Any symbols or emblems should be meticulously painted with White Scar, making it a true reflection of your style.
- Step 6: Landing Gear
Even the landing gear deserves its share of care. Coat it with Zandri Dust to create a realistic appearance, akin to comfortable shoes for your Archaeopter. To give it that seasoned look from countless landings, apply a subtle shade of Seraphim Sepia, showcasing the art of graceful aging.
- Step 7: Base Brilliance
If you’ve made it this far without quitting your miniature painting endeavor, it’s time to address the base of your model. Paint it with Martian Ironearth or any Texture paint you want, to bestow a textured terrain effect, adding depth to the display. Incorporate some grass tufts for that finishing touch, and you’re officially done.
- Step 8: The Final Flourish
To preserve your meticulously painted Archaeopter Fusilave and provide it with a polished, professional finish, apply a layer of Munitorum varnish. This step not only safeguards your creation but also elevates it to a level of excellence.