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.
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.
Stage 2: Primed Model
Stage 3: Base coat, ink, and drybrushing
Stage 4: Desert camouflage pattern applied
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.
Chimera Chassis Sprue: Front
Chimera Chassis Sprue: Back
Manticore/Deathstrike Sprue: Front
Manticore/Deathstrike Sprue: Back
Imperial Guard Vehicle Decals
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