Plastic Sicaran Battle Tank | The Horus Heresy | Unboxing & Showcase
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The Horus Heresy is here in a big way. Look at today for example.
We can now preorder a Leviathan Siege Dreadnought IN PLASTIC. We have a new book so that we can play Mechanicus in 30k. And, the reason for this post, you can grab a PLASTIC SICARAN BATTLE TANK.
Now, I loved the Forge World Sicaran, so I jumped at the chance to get my paws on the plastic version (which Games Workshop have kindly sent us to unbox and review, thanks GW!).
You can watch Matt unbox this glorious beast of a tank in the video below:
Look at all the lovely plastic….
For the turret you only have the option of the Twin Accelerated Autocannon, but you do have options for the tank’s sponsons:
- Heavy Bolters
- Heavy Flamers
- Volkite Culverins
The options don’t stop there either, as you also have the option of adding the following Pintle Mounted Weapons:
- Combi-Weapon (Bolter, Flamer, Meltagun, Plasma Gun, Volkite Charger)
- Havoc Launcher
- Heavy Bolter
You can choose to have the top hatch open or closed, and if you go for open it can have a Space Marine Gunner or Commander popping out the top. Neat!
Other bits you can add that are included on the sprues:
- Hunter Killer Missle
- Smoke Launcher
All-in-all, tons of variety when it comes to how you equip yours. For mine I went for Volkite Culverins for the sponsons and a Hunter Killer Missile (tempted to add a Pintle Mounted weapon now though…)
Whilst the kit comes in a large number of parts the instructions are really clear and it is a joy to assemble.
Next up was painting this tank, and what fun I had in the process! Check out my end results below:
My Legion of choice for Horus Heresy is the 1st Legion, the Dark Angels!
I’ve really tried to take this opportunity to push my painting on this one, and I’m very happy with the results. For a simple scheme it really really works on the Sicaran. I do intend to go back and add some transfers, but even without them I’m really happy with the end result.
The sponsons are super easy to take on and off, and I’ve not glued the turret, making it much easier to paint and position for added cool-ness mid-battles. GW have done an excellent job of taking a superb resin tank and turning it into a fully fledged plastic kit. I can certainly see these doing well, not only for Heresy players, but also for those who play 40k wanting to add a tank from the Dark Age.
Building and painting this has really fired me up to add more armour to my Dark Angels (and to get the army finished and on the tabletop for that matter!).
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