The Valiant is a powerful Space Marines combat vehicle that provides support for infantry and transports, maneuvering through all kinds of terrain with ease, while its twin las-talons efficiently annihilate enemy armor and fortifications.
Similarly, the Gladiator, built on an Impulsor’s chassis, functions as a front line battle tank, and the Valiant-pattern Gladiator variant excels at close-range destruction of enemy vehicles with its turret-mounted twin las-talon and multi-melta sponsons, making it a perfect choice for aggressive tactics.
Gladiator Valiant Datasheets
What’s in the Gladiator Valiant box
- x157 plastic components included in the set wich can be alternatively used to build a Gladiator Reaper, Gladiator Lancer, or an Impulsor.
- x1 Citadel 100mm Round Base
- x1 Clear Tank Hover Stand
- x1 Primaris Vehicle Transfer Sheet
How to paint the Gladiator Valiant
- Step 1: Blue Base Coat
Start by painting the Gladiator Valiant with a base coat of blue to fit the Ultramarines theme. You can use a vibrant blue like Macragge Blue or a darker shade like Kantor Blue.
- Step 2: White Details
Add white details to the model, such as chapter symbols or decorative elements. Use a fine brush and a steady hand to apply White Scar or a similar white paint with precision.
- Step 3: Gold Accents
Paint gold accents on the model, such as trim or insignias, using a metallic gold paint like Retributor Armor.
- Step 4: Black Weaponry
For the weapon parts, paint them black using Abaddon Black or a similar black paint to make them stand out.
- Step 5: Shading the Armour
Apply shading to the blue armor using a darker shade of blue like Calgar Blue or Altdorf Guard Blue. This will add depth and realism to the model.
- Step 6: Highlighting the Armour
Use a lighter shade of blue like Hoeth Blue or Alaitoc Blue to highlight the raised areas of the armor. This step will bring out the details and make the model visually appealing.
- Step 7: Final Touches
Review your work and make any necessary touch-ups to ensure a clean and polished appearance for the Gladiator Valiant.
- Step 8: Metallic Details
Add metallic details to the model, such as bolts, rivets, and other metal elements, using Leadbelcher or a similar metallic silver paint.
- Step 9: Weathering Effect (Optional)
For a weathered look, you can add weathering effects like dry brushing or sponge weathering with a light grey color to simulate wear and tear on the model.
- Step 10: Varnish for Protection
To protect your beautifully painted Gladiator Valiant, apply a layer of varnish. You can use a suitable varnish like Munitorum Varnish to seal and protect the paintwork.