|Here we go!|
Ok. The Land Raider Crusader/Redeemer is one of the biggest models there is in Warhammer 40K, and possibly the biggest model for the entire space marines army. It clocks in at 124 parts- the Storm Raven Gunship for the Blood Angle Space Marine faction, which is probably the vehicle closest in size to the land raider, has 116 pieces. In game play, the Land Raider Crusader gives me 12 Strength 4, armor penetration 5, twin linked (meaning you get to roll twice to hit) shots from the side mounted storm bolters that shoot 24 inches. The top mounted assault cannon gives me a 4 strength 6, armor penetration 4, twin linked shots. It can carry 16 infantry figures who can assault on the same turn the disembark. It has armor of 14 all the way around. Right out of the box, before you add any additional weapons such a multimelta to kill other vehicles, this thing is fast moving, enemy infantry shredding, moving fortress bar none. I plan on throwing my terminators inside and just demolishing the armies of my foes. Hordes of cheap orks or necrons? Bring 'em on. But first I need to build the thing.
|Its gonna take me a while to get this all put together.|
Yeah. That's almost as many items as were in the entire Assault on Black Reach Warhammer 40K starter kit. I love seeing all these pieces though. It reminds me of when I was a kid and got the Lego Blacktron Message Intercept Base for my 9th birthday. There were sooooo many little bags of lego pieces to put together. That thing was HUGE. I remember that it took me 5 hours to put it together. I *loved* that toy.
Well, as my mother always said, "the bigger the boy, the bigger the toy."
This thing isn't going to be done in 5 hours.
I've done enough blogging about my priming and I think you all get the picture. It took me a while to prime everything, flip it over, and prime it again, and let it all dry. There are six separate sprues in the package, and my spray paint box was only big enough to spray two at a time, so I would spay them out, wait ten minutes, flip the two I was working on over, do them again, wait ten minutes, take the finished ones off and put the new ones on, and repeat.
|A detailed section of the inside of the Land Raider.|
Until next time,