Building and undercoating 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.

It comes in an A5 sized box with two sprues. One consist of the main body and chassis.

The other sprue is the wheels, crew and weaponry.

As some of my forces are inducted Tallarn Imperial Guard, I am going to see if there are any models I could use, otherwise I will build it as locked down. I won’t use the included crew as they are Genestealer Cults troops and they have Genestealer traits…

I started to build the model.

You get a fair few options for weapons for the Achilles Ridgerunner, but in the end I went with the missile launcher. I wanted to a”locked down” version of the Ridgerunner so that I didn’t need to use the included Genestealer Cults crew.

Having finished construction I decided that I would leave the missile launcher off as it would be challenging to pain in situ.

The underneath of the Ridgerunner was given a spray of black primer.

I wasn’t intending to get full coverage of the tyres with this spray.

I then masked the model ready for the top white primer spray.

The model was then given a white undercoat.

The masking tape was then removed.

The next stage will be the main body basecoat.

 

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