For this tank, which is a vintage relic, I wanted to inject a little bit of the colouring from that age into my modern-day scheme. Flames and other designs seemed more prevalent back in those days, especially ones in one solid colour like yellow or black. I've added striking yellow flamework across the front of the tank, and on the Heavy Bolter turret. The shape is somewhat based on the flames forming the Thousand Sons' own icon.
A few of the smaller details have been picked out as well. The trophy bins are coming together with a bit of colour. All the bone elements have been base coated in Steel Legion Drab. The Emperor's Children helmet has been added to highlight some inter-legion conflict that this vehicle took part in.
The trim will be the most time consuming part of this model, but once that, and the freehand work, is done, I can make a start of weathering.