Monday, 6 July 2015

"The Ion Age" - Yellow Adder Combat Lifter

Fire Support Adder with twin Anda Missile Pods
This 15mm resin model of a hover light vehicle is made by “The Ion Age” and is model IAF036B Yellow Adder Combat Lifter from the company’s Prydian Army Vehicles range. As I wanted it to be a fire support Adder I assembled it with (resin) twin Anda Missile Pods in a turret mount. The vehicle is an impressive 60mm in length, 30mm wide and 35mm tall. In order to give the model some additional protection I based it upon a large “Battlefront Miniatures” plastic stand.
Imperial Fist Company with fire support
Because I am ‘modelling’ my Prydian Army upon the ‘Rogue Trader’ Crimson Fist Space Marine Chapter I initially undercoated the vehicle with two coats of “Vallejo” Heavy Blue. I then washed the entire model with “Citadel” Nuln Oil. The Adder’s forward and rear hatches were then picked out with “Vallejo” Heavy Red before being a glaze of “Citadel” Bloodletter. I picked out the vehicle’s sidelights and missiles with Ironbreaker and finally applied a “Warhammer 40K” Crimson Fist decal to its front.
Adder Combat Lifter WIP - Just waiting to be tidied up before being washed with black shade
Having completed the first of my Prydian Army vehicles, I have already based and undercoated a second Adder Combat Lifter. But this time armed it with a Hermit grenade Launcher in order for it to provide infantry support. 

14 comments:

  1. Nice one mate, looks business.

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    1. Cheers Chico, not as colourful as many of your wonderful vehicles but it ties in well with the rest of my 'chapter', and should look good on the tabletop for this weekend's BatRep ;-)

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  2. My word simon, you've got some projects on the go! I love the mailed fist, a nod to the RAC perhaps?

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    1. Always plenty on the go I'm afraid Michael. That's my problem (and your recent sojourn with Batman models isn't helping ;-) ). I don't actually know where "Games Workshop" got the idea for the Crimson Fists' emblem from I'm afraid. But I did think having such an emblem associated with the Royal Armoured Corps was rather fitting for such a big beastie.

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  3. That's a fine looking model, Simon. I must admit that your Crimson Fists look a lot better than GW's Crimson Fists, even though they are different scales.

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    1. Many thanks Bryan. A much appreciated comment :-) They're the iconic Space marines in my mind at least, and these "Ion Age" sculpts are terrific. At some point I'd like to dedicate a month to this range and really get a load ready for the table top.

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  4. A very effective paintjob that's provided good results.

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    1. Cheers Roy. You know me, the simpler the better.

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  5. That does look the business Simon, and is a lot nicer than a lot of the stuff GW is producing itself these days!

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Thanks Roger. They are nice little resin vehicles and I've a whole box of them I really need to paint up. Big fan of the colour scheme too... blue and black wash. Simples :-)

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  6. Looks great mate. So many fab mini ranges so little time!

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    1. Cheers Simon. That is the problem these days. Too many figures and no where near enough time.

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  7. Nice to see more love for these old school Crimson Fists!

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    1. Thanks Dai. Huge fan of the Crimson Fists... and they're going to need this sort of fire-power if they're to beat the xenomorphs they'll be encountering this weekend ;-)

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