The abandoned Chimera is a classic Forgeworld model that was originally available for pre-order way back in 2004.
Mine is a slight variation on the original model because the tank top doesn’t feature the sandbagged top hatch of the original casting. I am not sure it takes much away from it.
The excellent waterslide transfers from the Mighty Brush feature on my take on the Imperial Guard livery and tank markings.
This was a purchase off eBay and whilst I am confident it’s a legitimate original casting, it was a bit bashed up and so there were a few repairs to it before painting, notably the hooks on the shed and spare tank tracks that were snapped off and were repaired with styrene.
I am relatively new to using weathering powders but have been really impressed with them so far.
Original Forgeworld casting was by Simon Harris.
(Product code TR-40K-S-058) was £28 when it came out in 2004. They’re going for a fair bit more than that now!
A really nice model which I enjoyed painting and which I feel makes a good addition to my Forgeworld scenery collection.