- Learn How to Scratch Build Tanks #1 – Gathering Supplies
- The Basic Structure of the Devil Dog
- Building the Turret, Armor Plates, and Rivets
- Going Beyond the Template
- Adding Tracks to the Devil Dog Build
- Scratch Building a Multi-melta and Melta Cannon
- The Finishing Touches on the Devil Dog Build
- Scratch Built Devil Dog Painted
- Scratch Built Chimera vs. GW Chimera – Part 1: Early Build Comparison
- Scratch Built Chimera vs. GW Chimera Part 2: Finished Build Comparison
I have finished painting my Rebel Grots Devil Dog. This is the same tank I used for my tutorial series on scratch building tanks. So, you can see it from start to finish by reading through the other posts in the series.
For those of you who already read through the series, you can finally see the finished product!
Devil Dog Painting Gallery
When I painted the sponson weapons for my Leman Russ Exterminators, I decided to go with brass muzzle shrouds on the multi-meltas to set them apart from the rest of the vehicle without going for too loud a color. I like how they came out. So, I decided to do the same with the multi-melta and melta cannon on this Devil Dog.
I also decided to do the feed pipes in copper, again to break things up a little. Both the brass and copper parts received a healthy treatment of Nihilakh Oxide to show that they aren’t cleaned too often.
I painted the rubber shroud on the multi-melta with a darker green to differentiate it from the painted steel around it.
This tank was a lot of work to build. Now that it’s finished, I feel like it was worth the effort.
As I paint up the tanks I am very pleased with how my Rebel Grots army is coming together. I have been working towards a 1500 point list. I have two chimeras, and three sentinels left to paint. Then I’ll switch to infantry mode to finish the Conscripts, Priest, and psykers.
One more tank finished. I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at the pictures, comments and questions are always welcome!