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Plagueburst Crawler

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The Plagueburst Crawler is a repulsive and formidable vehicle used by the Death Guard, the followers of the Chaos God Nurgle. This lumbering war machine exudes an aura of decay and disease, its hulking frame covered in rusted armor and oozing toxic fluids.
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The Plagueburst Crawler, a lumbering and formidable siege tank, a heavy support option for Chaos Armies, stands as a testament to its incredible resilience on the battlefield. With massive ram-blades, thick armor plating, and infused daemonic energies, this war machine is built to withstand relentless assaults. Its arsenal includes the fearsome plagueburst mortar, which boasts an impressive parabolic fire arc and a terrifying range. The shells it unleashes combine high-radius explosives with corrosive spores, inflicting damage comparable to that of an Imperial Demolisher cannon.

In close-quarters combat, the Plagueburst Crawler unleashes a barrage of deadly attacks. It sprays diseased slime and showers vital shells upon any who dare approach. This multi-part plastic kit provides all the necessary components to assemble a Plagueburst Crawler, a front-heavy tracked dozer that exudes an aura of horror. Its thick armor bears the scars of corrosion and decay, while a striking feature is its enormous, spiked dozer blade, proudly adorned with a symbol of Nurgle amidst a sea of skulls.

The Crawler features two plaguespitters on its sponsons, though they can be replaced with the included entropy cannons for added firepower. At the front-center, the heavy slugger can be exchanged for a rothail volley gun. However, the most fearsome weapon of all is the plagueburst mortar, situated at the rear of the vehicle. Its targeting mechanisms and enormous barrel dominate the Plagueburst Crawler’s silhouette, striking fear into the hearts of its enemies.

Assembling this kit also offers options for posing the weapons. One option presents the weapons positioned alongside Mortarion, creating a more measured and restrained stance. In contrast, the other option showcases a highly aggressive pose, emphasizing the Crawler’s offensive capabilities and ferocity on the battlefield.

What’s in the Plagueburst Crawler box

  • x71 plastic components is all you need to make this tank

How to paint the Plagueburst Crawler set

  1. Step 1: Prime the Model
    Apply a thin, even coat of black primer to the entire Plagueburst Crawler. You can do this by using a brush, like Abaddon Black, or a spray , like Chaos Black. This will create a smooth surface for the paint to adhere to.
  2. Step 2: Basecoat
    Start by applying a basecoat of dark green paint to the Plagueburst Crawler’s armor using a medium-sized brush. For example, you can use Death Guard Green to cover the majority of the model.
  3. Step 3: Add Rust and Decay
    Using a sponge or a small brush, dab on patches of brown or orange paint to simulate rust and decay on the armor. For instance, you can use Rhinox Hide or Jokaero Orange to create these effects.
  4. Step 4: Weathering Effects
    Dry brush a lighter green color onto the raised edges and areas of wear and tear. For example, use Elysian Green or Skarsnik Green to create a worn and weathered look.
  5. Step 5: Metallic Accents
    Paint any metallic accents, such as pipes or weapons, using metallic paints like Leadbelcher or Iron Warriors. Apply multiple thin coats to achieve a smooth and realistic metallic finish.
  6. Step 6: Apply Washes
    Use a wash, such as Agrax Earthshade, to darken the recessed areas and add depth to the model. Apply the wash selectively to areas with textures and crevices, such as the tracks and around rivets.
  7. Step 7: Ooze and Slime
    Using a small brush, paint areas that represent ooze and slime with colors like Nurgle’s Rot or Moot Green. Apply thin layers to build up the desired effect, and consider adding small touches of gloss varnish to enhance the wet appearance.
  8. Step 8: Highlighting
    Using a lighter green shade, like Ogryn Camo or Nurgling Green, apply edge highlights to the armor and any other raised areas. This will make the details stand out and add depth to the model.
  9. Step 9: Detailing and Symbol Painting
    Paint any additional details, such as the Nurgle symbol or other icons, using a small brush and contrasting colors like Balthasar Gold or Screamer Pink. Take your time and be patient, applying thin layers to achieve clean lines and precise details.
  10. Step 10: Finishing Touches
    Apply a matte varnish over the entire model to protect the paint job and reduce any unwanted shine. Consider adding additional effects like flock or static grass to the base to complete the look of your Plagueburst Crawler.

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