Wednesday 7 September 2022

Warhammer 40,000 Manticore Rocket Launcher (Astra Militarum)

 

 

Astra Militarum (Imperial Guard) Manticore Self-Propelled Rocket Launcher

Designed to fire a barrage of long-range incendiary rockets, the Manticore Rocket Launcher is the self-propelled rocket artillery of the Astra Militarum (Imperial Guard).  The Manticore, like many other Imperial Guard weapon platforms, is build upon the Chimera infantry fighting vehicle chassis.

 

 

 

 

Astra Militarum (Imperial Guard) Manticore Self-Propelled Rocket Launcher

 
Astra Militarum (Imperial Guard) Manticore Self-Propelled Rocket Launcher

Stage 1: Assembled Model

 

 

 

 

I finished building and painting Imperial Guard (Astra Militrum) Manticore Self-Propelled Rocket Launcher, which utilizes the chassis of the Chimera Infantry Fighting Vehicle.  Manticore/Deathstrike kit includes options for building either the Manticore Rocket Launcher or the Deathstrike Mobile Ballistic Missile Launcher.  I selected the options to build the Manticore Rocket Launcher (with a hull mounted heavy flamer) and painted the self-propelled gun in a tri-colour desert camouflage pattern.

 

 

 

 

Astra Militarum (Imperial Guard) Manticore Self-Propelled Rocket Launcher

Astra Militarum (Imperial Guard) Manticore Self-Propelled Rocket Launcher

Stage 2: Primed Model

 

 

 

 

 Astra Militarum (Imperial Guard) Manticore Self-Propelled Rocket Launcher

Astra Militarum (Imperial Guard) Manticore Self-Propelled Rocket Launcher

Stage 3: Base coat, ink, and drybrushing

 

 

 

 

Astra Militarum (Imperial Guard) Manticore Self-Propelled Rocket Launcher

Astra Militarum (Imperial Guard) Manticore Self-Propelled Rocket Launcher

Stage 4: Desert camouflage pattern applied

 

 

 

 

Astra Militarum (Imperial Guard) Manticore Self-Propelled Rocket Launcher

Astra Militarum (Imperial Guard) Manticore Self-Propelled Rocket Launcher

Stage 5: Finished Manticore Self-Propelled Rocket Launcher

 

 

 

 

 

The Imperial Guard Manticore/Deathstrike includes a sheet of Imperial Guard vehicle decals and two sprues: The Chimera chassis sprue, and the Manticore/Deathstrike sprue.

 

 

 

 

Astra Militarum (Imperial Guard) Manticore Self-Propelled Rocket Launcher

Chimera Chassis Sprue: Front

 

 

 

Astra Militarum (Imperial Guard) Manticore Self-Propelled Rocket Launcher

Chimera Chassis Sprue: Back

 

 

 

 

Astra Militarum (Imperial Guard) Manticore Self-Propelled Rocket Launcher

Manticore/Deathstrike Sprue: Front

 

 

 

 

Astra Militarum (Imperial Guard) Manticore Self-Propelled Rocket Launcher

Manticore/Deathstrike Sprue: Back

 

 

 

 

Astra Militarum (Imperial Guard) Manticore Self-Propelled Rocket Launcher

Imperial Guard Vehicle Decals

 

 

 

 

 

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