This colossal multipart plastic kit allows you to assemble a super-heavy Baneblade, a true behemoth of the battlefield capable of withstanding the most punishing assaults. Whether you’re planning to build a formidable armored column or simply need a stalwart bulwark for your Astra Militarum forces, this super heavy tank delivers. It comes armed with a devastating baneblade cannon and co-axial autocannon on the turret, a demolisher cannon on the forward hull, 2 lascannons on side turrets, twin heavy bolters on a forward hull turret, 2 twin heavy flamers in sponson mounts, and a heavy stubber in a pintle mount atop the turret. The sponson flamers can be swapped out for an additional 2 twin heavy bolters, and you have the option to add extra sponsons equipped with lascannons, twin heavy bolters, or twin heavy flamers. The sheer volume of firepower at your disposal is truly impressive.
The kit also offers various cosmetic customization options, such as additional stowage, extra armor plating for the treads, tow hooks, fuel containers, and choices for gunners and tank commanders in the hatches – including a selection of different heads. You can even opt to assemble the tank commander on foot, armed with either a bolt pistol or laspistol in one hand and a power sword or pointing hand in the other. With this kit, you’ll find plenty of spare plastic components to bolster your bits box and enhance your modeling options. The Baneblade is a force to be reckoned with, and its presence on the battlefield is sure to leave a lasting impression.
This massive kit can alternatively build a variety of other super-heavy tanks:
- Banesword – armed with a quake cannon to punish vehicles and fortifications at extreme range
- Shadowsword– armed with a tank-slagging volcano cannon
- Doomhammer – armed with a titan-slaying magma cannon and troop-carrying capacity
- Stormsword – armed with a bunker-busting stormsword siege cannon
- Banehammer – armed with a tremor cannon to slow down aggressive opponents
- Stormlord – armed with a vulcan mega-bolter and large troop-carrying capacity
- Hellhammer – armed with a hellhammer cannon for close-quarters warfare
What’s in the Baneblade box
- x381 plastic components to buid this impressive tank.
- x1 Baneblade Transfer Sheet with 253 transfers.
How to paint the Baneblade Set
- Step 1: Prime for Painting Excellence
Start by applying a solid base coat to your Baneblade using Chaos Black spray primer. This step ensures that the subsequent layers of paint adhere well to the model.
- Step 2: Earthy Foundations
Begin painting the armor with Zandri Dust, creating a foundation for the tank’s distinctive color. Make sure to cover the armor plates evenly with this earthy tone.
- Step 3: Layer of Light
Layer the Zandri Dust with Ushabti Bone to bring out the richness of the armor’s color. Focus on the raised areas and edges for a subtle but effective highlight.
- Step 4: Camouflage Craftsmanship
To create a captivating camouflage pattern on the armor, use Castellan Green. This pattern adds character and depth to your Baneblade’s appearance. Be creative with your shapes and placements, making it unique to your vision.
- Step 5: Shading for Realism
Apply Agrax Earthshade as a shade to the tank’s armor. Concentrate on the recesses and areas where shadows naturally occur. This step adds depth and a weathered effect to the model, making it look battle-hardened.
- Step 6: Metallic Details
Turn your attention to the tracks, weapons, antennas, and other small details. Use Leadbelcher to give these components a metallic finish. Ensure that your application is even and thorough, as these details can greatly enhance the tank’s realism.
- Step 7: Emblem Elegance
For the tank’s emblems, icons, or other detailed markings, employ White Scar. This crisp white paint brings these elements to life and provides a striking contrast against the tank’s earthy tones.
- Step 8: Weathered Warrior
To give your Baneblade a battle-worn appearance, introduce weathering effects. Typhus Corrosion can simulate rust and wear on the tank’s surfaces. Additionally, use Stirland Battlemire to apply mud effects to the tank’s tracks, enhancing the realism of your model.
- Step 9: Protect and Preserve
To safeguard your painstakingly painted Baneblade and give it a professional, matte finish, use Stormshield varnish. This step not only protects your work but also adds a consistent finish to the tank, ensuring it remains impressive for years to come.