The jewel in the crown of the fleet, the Arkanaut Ironclad is a majestic airship. Bristling with weaponry, its deep cargo holds can be laden with aether–gold or it can be loaded to the gunwales with Arkanaut Companies or Grundstok Thunderers. Advancements made by the Kharadron's endrineers have allowed for ever–larger vessels of the skyfleet, and the Ironclad is to date the biggest. Clad in layer upon layer of riveted iron plates, these massive ships pour astonishing amounts of aether–shot, bombs and torpedoes on anything with the temerity to get between the Kharadron Overlords and their bounty of aether–gold.
This multi–part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble an Arkanaut Ironclad. Befitting its status as the flagship of a Kharadron skyfleet, this model is of an impressive size, and is absolutely covered in weaponry. For a main gun, you have a choice of great sky cannon, great skyhook, and aethermatic volley gun, with aethershot carbines, a supremacy mine, aethershock torpedoes, detonation drills, fragmentation charges and grudgesettler bombs attached to the hull.
The ship itself is held aloft by a massive dirigible covered in detailed pipework and fittings, and features a huge array of customisable features – the crow's nest can feature either a navigator or signaller Kharadron with their own telescope and light box, and there's a ton of rigging, bomb racks, ladders and various ship's paraphernalia to place wherever you'd like. It's covered in aerofoils which can be modelled to show the direction of travel, and a complex–looking system of cogs driving the rudder. There's even a plank which those foolish enough to be captured will be forced to walk…
The crew of the Ironclad are every bit as detailed as the vessel they man, with a captain standing at the ship's wheel; an endrinrigger with various tools hanging off the side, fixing an important leak; a gunner to stand at the main weapon and the aforementioned signaller and navigator.
This kit comprises 152 components, and is supplied with a Citadel 170 x 109 mm oval base and 50mm ball and socket flying stem.