Contrasting the Inquisitorial Stormtroopers using the Tallarn Box

As well as my other Daemonhunters Inquisitorial Stormtroopers which are based on the Cadian Kasrkin I have also decided to add a unit based on the Tallarn or I may just use them as inducted Imperial Guard.

I have had these models for a fair while.

I did look at my original painting scheme that I was using for the blister pack of Tallarn Imperial Guard. For them I had used a basecoat of Desert Yellow. Having finished the base coat I gave the models a wash consisting of Chestnut Ink, Scorched Brown paint (which helps remove the gloss of the ink) and some water to thin the wash down.

However I did think about doing something slightly different now that Contrast paints were available. I had painted some Star Wars Legion Rebel Troopers with Citadel Snakebite Leather Contrast paint and had been impressed with the results.

So I went to paint the models with Snakebite Leather Contrast paint, however upon closer inspection, I realised that the white undercoat was quite sparing on the metal models. This would have been fine using the Desert Yellow basecoat, however I didn’t think it would be the ideal primer for the contrast paint. So I took the models and gave them another spray with Citadel Corax White.

Then I painted them with the Snakebite Leather Contrast paint.

I am actually quite pleased with how they came out. I got a similar effect as I did when using paint and an ink wash, as you can compare here with the Tallarn models I painted before.

The next step is to drybrush with a lighter brown to extenuate the detail.

 

Detailing the Repressor

The Repressor tank is often used by Sisters of Battle as transport, and by the Adeptus Arbites in an anti insurgency role. I said  in a blog post back in 2004 “I do like this model and I am intending to get one to use with my Daemonhunters army as a transport for the Storm Troopers”. I did get one that Christmas as a present. Though I actually started building and painting this model back in 2007, I recently retrieved it from storage and decided that I would try and finish painting it. I realised I had made quite significant progress.

Having sprayed the model with Citadel Zandri Dust. I started the detailing, using Leadbelcher on the weapons and the exhausts.

I need to add more detailing

Basecoating the Razorback

One model I got many years ago, well in 2006, was a Forgeworld Razorback the one with the much bigger turret, which I much prefer over the plastic kit version that you could get in the shops back then.

I actually started this model back then, I recently retrieved it from storage and decided that I would try and finish painting it. I realised I had made quite significant progress.

I was using Tausept Ochre as the base coat, however having liked the paint scheme I was using on my Deimos-pattern Rhino, I decided that I would paint the Razorback in the same scheme.

Having sprayed the underneath of the model with Citadel Zandri Dust. I gave the model a basecoat of yellow.

Games Workshop don’t do a yellow spray and I don’t have an airbrush. I did use a paint comparison site to find a close alternative to Yriel Yellow. The Daemonic Yellow spray from Army Painter seemed like a good choice, and my local FLGS had one in stock, which I bought for the Deimos-pattern Rhino.

I gave the model a couple of light coats of Daemonic Yellow.

Next stage will be painting the weapons and the exhausts.

Inquisitorial Stormtroopers using the Tallarn Box

As well as my other Daemonhunters Inquisitorial Stormtroopers which are based on the Cadian Kasrkin I have also decided to add a unit based on the Tallarn or I may just use them as inducted Imperial Guard.

I have given the models a white undercoat.

I did look at my original painting scheme that I was using for the blister pack of Tallarn Imperial Guard. For them I had used a basecoat of Desert Yellow. Having finished the base coat I gave the models a wash consisting of Chestnut Ink, Scorched Brown paint (which helps remove the gloss of the ink) and some water to thin the wash down.

However I did think about doing something slightly different now that Contrast paints were available. I had painted some Star Wars Legion Rebel Troopers with Citadel Snakebite Leather Contrast paint and had been impressed with the results.

The other challenge was that the paints and inks I had used before, were no longer available.

So I went to paint the models with Snakebite Leather Contrast paint, however upon closer inspection, I realised that the white undercoat was quite sparing on the metal models. This would have been fine using the Desert Yellow basecoat, however I didn’t think it would be the ideal primer for the contrast paint. So I took the models and gave them another spray with Citadel Corax White.

Painting the Land Raider

As well as the Forgeworld MkIIB Land Raider I have on my workbench I also have a standard Land Raider. For the basecoat I used the Foundation Paints from Games Workshop, specifically Tausept Ochre.

This was taking it’s time, so I decided that I would try using Citadel’s spray gun to base coat the rest of the Land Raider. However due to thinning the paint too much I didn’t get the result I hoped for.

I did give it a second coat, and then lost interest in finishing the model.

So, it got put into storage.

However having liked the paint scheme I was using on my Deimos-pattern Rhino, I decided that I would find the model and paint this Land Raider in the same scheme.

The Land Raider does have a fair amount of Inquisitorial and Grey Knights iconography on the model, but I have decided to leave it on.

The first thing I did was spray the underneath of the model with Citadel Zandri Dust.

The next stage will be the yellow basecoat.

Refreshing the Repressor

The Repressor tank is often used by Sisters of Battle as transport, and by the Adeptus Arbites in an anti insurgency role.

The Repressor is an Imperial armoured personnel carrier (APC) based on the standard Rhino chassis. The Repressor is used by both the Adeptus Arbites as a riot control and crowd suppression vehicle, and by the Adepta Sororitas as an infantry transport during intense urban battles. The Repressor uses an extensively converted Rhino chassis; the transport compartment has been greatly expanded upon, a raised roof featuring firing slits for the passenger’s weapons has been added, a large dozer blade used to plow through debris and rioting mobs is attached to the front of the vehicle, and the vehicle possesses a small forward cupola-mounted turret.

I said  in a blog post back in 2004 “I do like this model and I am intending to get one to use with my Daemonhunters army as a transport for the Storm Troopers”. I did get one that Christmas as a present.

Though I actually started building and painting this model back in 2007, I recently retrieved it from storage and decided that I would try and finish painting it. I realised I had made quite significant progress.

I was using Tausept Ochre as the base coat, though as you can see the basecoat wasn’t covering the black undercoat very well.

At one point I decided that I would try using Citadel’s spray gun to base coat the rest of the Repressor. However due to thinning the paint too much I didn’t get the result I hoped for. It was really at this point it got put away.

However having liked the paint scheme I was using on my Deimos-pattern Rhino, I decided that I would paint the Repressor using the same method, but not necessarily the bright yellow of the Rhino.

The first thing I did was spray the model with Citadel Zandri Dust.

This certainly covered the model well, and looked better than the Tausept Ochre paint.

The next stage will be the detailing in Leadbelcher before shading the model.

Space Marine Razorback

If you have looked at my Grey Knights and Daemonhunters pages on the site, you will realise that I was attempting to paint a Grey Knights force which goes beyond the listings in the DaemonHunters Codex. What I was trying to do is to create a Grey Knights force (using the Space Marine Codex) and then using a DaemonHunters force as allies. Though this got stalled (as projects do) and many of the models were stored away.

One model I got was a Forgeworld Razorback the one with the much bigger turret, which I much prefer over the plastic kit version that you could get in the shops back then.

I actually started this model back in 2006, I recently retrieved it from storage and decided that I would try and finish painting it. I realised I had made quite significant progress.

Though as you can see the basecoat wasn’t covering the black undercoat very well.

I was using Tausept Ochre as the base coat, however having liked the paint scheme I was using on my Deimos-pattern Rhino, I decided that I would paint the Razorback in the same scheme.

It does have a fair amount of Inquisitorial and Grey Knights iconography on the model, but I have decided to leave it on.

The first thing I did was spray the underneath of the model with Citadel Zandri Dust.

The next stage will be the yellow basecoat.

Sagitaur ATV

Well looked what was revealed today over on the Warhammer Community site, a new vehicle for the Squats, sorry The Leagues of Votann.

Designed for surveying inhospitable alien terrain, the Sagitaur is a rapid-response ATV suited to scouting operations and lightning-fast armoured offensives alongside Hernkyn Pioneers. Its armoured carapace is durable enough to shrug off everything from rockslides to plasma blasts, making it an ideal spearhead for any League-sponsored colonisation effort.

I really like this vehicle, it certainly has character and looks the part. It certainly has a very hard SF feel to the design, I can even see it being used for other games, as well as Warhammer 40K.

We’ve also been told that the Sagitaur isn’t the only vehicle in the Leagues of Votann’s garage. I wonder what else is in that garage?

More shading

I got a couple of Ruined Factorum sprues that came with Warhammer 40000 Imperium 34. The ruins are from the The Battlezone: Manufactorum – Sub-cloister and Storage Fane kit. One I decided I was going to paint in the same manner as the first Ruined Factorum, for the second I chose to follow the (white and red) paint scheme as outlined in Warhammer 40000 Imperium.

Having constructed the models I gave them a white undercoat. I sprayed the model a few more times with the Corax White spray. I then, following the instructions painted the doors and window frames with Mephiston Red base paint. The next step was to wash the models with Nuln Oil Shade.

I hadn’t quite got the look I was hoping for, so I decided to do some more shading, using Agrax Earthshade Shade and Seraphim Sepia Shade.

I think the floor looks a lot better as well.

This was much better and, much more the effect I was trying to achieve.

Washing the white ruins

I got a couple of Ruined Factorum sprues that came with Warhammer 40000 Imperium 34. The ruins are from the The Battlezone: Manufactorum – Sub-cloister and Storage Fane kit. One I decided I was going to paint in the same manner as the first Ruined Factorum, for the second I chose to follow the (white and red) paint scheme as outlined in Warhammer 40000 Imperium.

Having constructed the models I gave them a white undercoat. I sprayed the model a few more times with the Corax White spray. I then, following the instructions painted the doors and window frames with Mephiston Red base paint.

According to the instructions in Warhammer 40000 Imperium the next step was to wash the models with Nuln Oil Shade.

I did this, but realised I wanted a slightly dirtier look as with the GW version. So I used some Agrax Earthshade Shade as well.

I haven’t quite got the look I was hoping for, so I might do some more shading.