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The Thunderfire Cannon

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The Thunderfire Cannon is a mighty war machine mounted on rugged tracks, capable of a punishing rate of fire with its quad-barrelled gun. Its shells can be detonated in various ways, allowing it to thin out enemy ranks, whether on the surface, from the air or deep underground.
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Looking for a powerful weapon for your Space Marines, to obliterate your enemies? Look no further than the Thunderfire Cannon! This impressive war machine is mounted on tracks that make it both rugged and reliable. With its quad-barrelled gun, the Thunderfire Cannon is capable of unleashing a punishing rate of fire. One of the most exciting features of this weapon is the Techmarine’s ability to set the shells to detonate in different ways, depending on the tactical situation. The surface detonation is ideal for enemies in open terrain, while airburst shells can clear out foes hiding behind cover. However, the most devastating barrage is a shell that burrows deep into the ground before exploding – the resulting shockwave is often enough to knock even the toughest enemies off their feet, making them vulnerable to other weaponry. Whether you’re looking to thin out hordes of lightly-armoured troops or take out heavily-armoured enemies, the Thunderfire Cannon is the perfect tool for the job.

Thunderfire Cannon Datasheets

What’s in the Thunderfire Cannon box

  • x31 resin components that make one Thunderfire Cannon and Techmarine Gunner.
  • x1 Citadel 25mm round base for the gunner.

How to paint the Thunderfire Cannon Set

  1. Step 1: Prime the miniature
    Begin by priming the Thunderfire Cannon with a suitable primer spray. Black or gray primer works well for this model and provides a good base for painting.
  2. Step 2: Base coat the cannon
    Using a large brush or airbrush, apply a base coat of Mechanicus Standard Grey to the main body of the Thunderfire Cannon. Ensure even coverage and smooth application.
  3. Step 3: Paint the metallic parts
    Using Leadbelcher or Iron Warriors, paint the metallic parts of the cannon, such as the barrel and mechanical components. Take care to paint these areas with precision and attention to detail.
  4. Step 4: Detail the cannon
    Using a smaller brush, carefully paint the smaller details of the Thunderfire Cannon. This may include the control panels, buttons, and other intricate elements. Use appropriate colors such as Macragge Blue, Abaddon Black, or Mephiston Red, depending on the specific details.
  5. Step 5: Shade the model
    Apply a wash to the Thunderfire Cannon to add depth and shading. Citadel’s Nuln Oil or Agrax Earthshade are great options for this step. Apply the wash to the recessed areas and allow it to flow into the crevices, enhancing the overall appearance of the model.
  6. Step 6: Highlight the model
    Using a lighter shade of gray, such as Dawnstone or Administratum Grey, carefully highlight the raised edges and prominent features of the Thunderfire Cannon. This technique will add dimension and make the details pop.
  7. Step 7: Weathering effects (optional)
    For a weathered look, you can add some weathering effects to the Thunderfire Cannon. Drybrushing with a lighter shade of gray, applying rust effects with Typhus Corrosion or Ryza Rust, or using a sponge to create chipped paint effects are some techniques you can try.
  8. Step 8: Base the model
    Paint the base of the Thunderfire Cannon with a suitable color, such as Mechanicus Standard Grey or a natural earth tone. Add texture to the base using materials like sand, rocks, or grass tufts to create a realistic setting.
  9. Step 9: Varnish the model
    Once the paint has dried completely, apply a coat of varnish to protect the model and give it a finished look. Munitorum Varnish or a similar product will work well for this purpose.

Here’s a guide to paint the Techmarine.

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