What else ignores cover? Flamers.
Let's do this thing.
Three Heavy Flamers and a Nova cannon. Assault this thing, I dare you.
The paint looks better than this photo shows, and is obviously unfinished.
Honestly, I think it's a terrible configuration, but I've already got three Russ' so I decided I do something different with this 4th one. Who knows, maybe it'll be more effective than I anticipate. I still think the Nova Cannon is cool looking.
Note: This is the old Leman Russ model, so magnetizing the weapons wasn't a realistic option. I had to chop the lascannon and sponson bolters off with an Xacto knife to fit the flamers on, and there wasn't enough left of the original weapons to save them. I may yet purchase other weapons for the hull and sponsons, pop off the flamers, and magnetize for a more flexible tank. Not sure it's worth it, but who knows.