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.
Forgeworld tank traps. These are used to block the movement of enemy ground based vehicles, slowing down any armoured assault. The kit contained three sets of Tank Traps based of a Master Model by Mark Bedford
(Product Code TR-40K-S-085..) was £18 for the set back in 2006,
Shown here with a ruined pillbox from Unreal Wargaming Studio.
I loved going into Wargames and then as it became, Dice and Decks in Southport. Martin had a great setup and I really loved the Forgeworld scenery he had available for use.
When Martin decided just before the world went mad with COVID-19 to close the store and move to a warehouse and online setup he sold up a lot of furniture. I went in for a battle mat and a table and cheekily asked about the scenery.
No battle mats to be had, but a deal was done for the Forgeworld scenery and a long desire to get hands on with this amazing and now out of production scenery was done. So pleased to have managed to get this stuff.
As you’ll see form the photos it is not mint condition it’s all be used and is a bit worn, but it’s good enough for immediate use and with a few repairs will be back to a great standard in time!
Photographed here with some of my own stuff and a new Battlemat which I think works quite well in combination.
It’s definitely given me the appetite to try and get a few other bits and paint this stuff up!
Look at those barricades, there is a set of those of I remember rightly!