Basecoating and shading the Inquisitorial Achilles Ridgerunner

One of my more recent models is the Genestealer Cults Achilles Ridgerunner.

The Achilles Ridgerunner is an Imperial light exploratory vehicle often used to scout out new ore seams by mining guild prospectors and newly discovered terrain on Frontier Worlds by geological surveyors.

I really do like this model, and as it is an Imperial light exploratory vehicle, I decided that I could use this to support my Daemonhunters force of Inquisitorial Stormtroopers, some of whom are Cadian Kasrkin and some are Tallarn Imperial Guard.

I had already constructed and undercoated the model.

So the next stage was the basecoat.

I would like to have used a Foundation paint, Tausept Ochre, which I have used on my other Inquisitorial vehicles, however Citadel have not made that for a few years. Checking a paint conversion chart, I bought some Balor Brown.

To be honest Balor Brown, though similar in colour is no Tausept Ochre!

It certainly didn’t cover the model in the same way, so much so that in some areas I had to apply a second coat. However the shade looks right, so I was happy with that.

Using Abaddon Black I painted up the underneath where the white spray had “leaked” onto the black, or where the black spray hadn’t covered.

The model was then given various washes of mainly Citadel Shades, Seraphim Sepia, though for some parts of the model, basically therear decks, I used Agrax Earthshade.

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