Thursday, July 23, 2009

Painted Blood Pact Tank! (#6)

Finally painting is complete on my AT83 Brigand for my Blood Pact (counts as Leman Russ, model by Mort). I've lost track of how many hours I've put into this bad boy, but between building, spraying, painting, washing, inking, painting again... It's been a real labor of love.

Demolisher cannon, hull lascannon. Note the scroll on the starboard side.

Front view shows off the blood stains on the khorne icon. This angle nicely shows the rust in the recesses of the tracks.

Port side.

Aft, where a great deal of weathering took place.

Said weathering. Achieved with the sponge that comes in blister packs.

Weathering where the commander and crew climb in the top hatch and access the rear stowage.

Weathering where the gunner and driver climb in.

Weathering, periscopes, airfilter and smoke launchers.

Magnetized weapons swapped for battlecannon and heavy flamer.

Mmmm, heavy flamer.


  1. Dear Rabid
    A true labour of love, indeed. the weathering is excellent, especially the rear hinges and the bow where the crew step to climb up.
    What a magnificent vehicle?

  2. Damn. That's all I've really got. Damn.

  3. The weathering and chipping really do it.
    I think you should add more soot to the ends of the barrels but all in all, one mean ass Mother.
    Your starting to give me the treadhead itch again :)

  4. Wow! Awesome work on the Pact Tank! Excellent work on the weathering....Very Cool Overall! =)

  5. This looks great how hard was the Magnetized weapons

  6. Anonymous7/23/2009

    Great job on the paint and weathering. I've really been digging the Mort-pattern tanks since I saw them on Warseer. Maybe one of these days I'll save up a bit of coin and purchase a few. I think they fit into GW's line better than the venerable Russ itself!

  7. Your tank came out killer! All the little details you added really make it pop including the dirt chunks on the treads. Seriously Jaw dropping man I can't say enough good things about your awesome tank.

  8. Anonymous7/24/2009

    That is a great looking vehicle.

    The weathering effects are awesome as is the ability to swap out the armament.

    Well done.

  9. Thanks for all the kind words, what a great response! To answer Warpspawn, the magnets were a little tricky but with a drillbit the same size as the magnet it's not too difficult.

    Stay tuned dear readers as I try some weathering pigments and finish painting all the optional weaponry!

  10. WOW! I love it. Your weathering really is fantastic... I'll have to try using the blister pack sponges to weather my tanks.

    I'd love to see a picture of all your painted Pact together!

  11. it is certainly an awesome model you should be extremely proud of it

    now hand it over ;)

    i personally am not a fan of the red weapons, but hey it still looks damn good and your pact should be proud to have a venerable war machine such as an AT83 Brigand with them...

    i'm defiantetly going to buy a couple of these, if not more

  12. Hello there,

    I was wondering if I could use an image of your excellent tank as an example of what an AT83 Brigand is on my Blog, as I'm describing some of the differences between Blood Pact tank descriptions and Sons of Sek Vehicles?

    Do let me know, thank you!

  13. Mark, you are of course welcome to use anything you would like from this blog. I intended it to be a community resource right from the start. I'm loving the look of your Sons of Sek, and jealous you can have Commissars. :-)