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Big Mek in Mega Armour

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The Big Meks are true warlords, flaunting their engineering prowess with awe-inspiring mechanized contraptions, brimming with custom-made dakka.
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Equipped with a formidable kustom mega-blasta and a mighty power klaw that doubles as battlefield repair tools, the Ork Big Mek is a force to be reckoned with. Additionally, you have the option to outfit your Big Mek with a back-mounted kustom forcefield for added protection or a tellyport blasta for strategic teleportation. And let’s not forget the Grot Oiler, a small but resourceful assistant who tirelessly puts out fires and squeezes into tight machinery to keep everything running smoothly.

What’s in the Big Mek in Mega Armour box

  • x146 plastic components that make 3 Meganobz, one of which can be assembled as the Big Mek in Mega Armour.
  • x3 Citadel 40mm Round Bases.
  • x1 Citadel 25mm Round Base.

How to paint the Big Mek in Mega Armour set

  1. Step 1: Basecoat the Armor
    Start by applying a basecoat of Averland Sunset to the Big Mek’s mega armor. Use a brush to cover all the armor plates with this bright yellow color, ensuring a smooth and even application.
  2. Step 2: Paint the Clothing
    Next, paint the clothing and other fabric areas with Mephiston Red. This includes any cloth patches, capes, or other elements that you want to stand out in a vibrant red hue.
  3. Step 3: Choose Helmet Colors
    For Big Meks wearing helmets, decide on the helmet color. You can go for a striking contrast with a black helmet using Abaddon Black and intricate details.
  4. Step 4: Detail the Metallic Parts
    Use metallic or silver colors like Leadbelcher to paint any metal parts of the Big Mek’s armor and weaponry. This includes the kustom mega-blasta, power klaw, and any other metallic components.
  5. Step 5: Highlight the Armor
    To make the mega armor pop, apply a lighter yellow color like Yriel Yellow as a highlight. Use a fine brush to accentuate the edges and raised areas, adding dimension and depth to the armor plates.
  6. Step 6: Weathering and Rust
    For a battle-worn appearance, add weathering and rust effects to the mega armor. Use paints like Typhus Corrosion and Ryza Rust to simulate wear and tear on the armor plates and metal parts.
  7. Step 7: Add Other Colors and Details
    Use additional colors like gold or other metallic/silver shades for belts, straps, and other small features to add flair and visual interest to the model.
  8. Step 8: Base the Model
    Create a suitable base for your Big Mek to stand on. You can use textured paints, tufts, rocks, or other scenic elements to represent the terrain he’s standing on.
  9. Step 9: Varnish for Protection
    Once you are satisfied with the paint job, apply a varnish like Ardcoat to protect the model. A matte varnish like Ardcoat will give the miniatures a realistic finish, while protecting the paint job from chipping and wear during gameplay and storage.

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