Drybrushing the Land Raider

I have on my workbench a standard Land Raider.

The standard Land Raider, also known as the Land Raider Phobos, is an Imperial main battle tank and troop transport which serves as the “armoured fist of the Space Marines.” It is one of the most resilient and iconic armoured vehicles in the galaxy. The Land Raider’s heritage predates even the founding of the Imperium of Man, yet it remains the single most destructive weapon in the Adeptus Astartes’ arsenal. Protected by bonded Ceramite and Adamantium armour, the Land Raider is nearly impervious to all save the most destructive weaponry.

For the basecoat I used Tausept Ochre. I lost interest in 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 first thing I did was spray the underneath of the model with Citadel Zandri Dust. I gave the model a couple of light sprays of Army Painter Daemonic Yellow. I painted the weapon sub-assemblies. added detailing and painted the iconography. Then using various Citadel shades I washed and shaded the model.

For the next stage I used some Citadel Layer Yriel Yellow. I took a large brush and gave the model, what I would call, a heavy drybrush. I put paint on the brush, and then used some kitchen towel to remove most of the paint, and then using a stippling process added paint to the model.

This was done all across the model and then repeated. I wanted to remove some of the shine from the shade as well.

I then gave the model a light drybrush of Citadel Layer Dorn Yellow. The aim here was to add edge highlights to the Land Raider.

I wanted to achieve a slight dusty effect as well.

After the drybrushing I will then detail the iconography, the weapons, and the engines on the model.

The tracks for the Land Raider were given a spray of Mechanicus Standard Grey.

I then did a heavy drybrush of Gorthor Brown. The tracks, once dry, I then gave them a wash of Agrax Earthshade Shade. After painting and shading them, I drybrushed them lightly, first with Leadbelcher. I then did a very light drybrush with Terminatus Stone.

The next step was to paint and highlight the iconography.

This is to brighten up the purity seals and other iconography after it was dulled down by the shades and washes.

I am really pleased with how this Land Raider has turned out, so much so I have decided that I will paint my Mark IIb Land Raider using the same process and techniques. However I might give the model a white spray first before doing the yellow.

See the workbench feature on the Land Raider.

Drybrushing 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 recently retrieved it from storage and decided that I would try and finish painting it. 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 Army Painter Daemonic Yellow. This was followed with Leadbelcher for painting the exhausts and weaponry. The next step was painting the iconography and purity seals. I then slightly messed up the shading on the model, but think I managed to get the effect I was looking for.

For the next stage I used some Citadel Layer Yriel Yellow. I took a large brush and gave the model, what I would call, a heavy drybrush. I put paint on the brush, and then used some kitchen towel to remove most of the paint, and then using a stippling process added paint to the model.

The plan was that this would take the flat surfaces of the model back to the base colour.

I then gave the model a light drybrush of Citadel Layer Dorn Yellow.

The tracks for the Razorback were given a spray of Mechanicus Standard Grey.

I then did a heavy drybrush of Gorthor Brown. The tracks, once dry, I then gave them a wash of Agrax Earthshade Shade. I then did a heavy drybrush of Gorthor Brown. The tracks, once dry, I then gave them a wash of Agrax Earthshade Shade. After painting and shading them, I drybrushed them lightly, first with Leadbelcher. I then did a very light drybrush with Terminatus Stone.

The next step was to paint and highlight the iconography.

This is to brighten up the purity seals and other iconography after it was dulled down by the shades and washes.

See the workbench feature on the Razorback.

Shading the the Space Marine Dreadnought

This Space Marine Dreadnought was one of the models included the Assault on Black Reach boxed set. The Warhammer 40,000 Assault on Black Reach was 5th edition’s “boxed game” or “starter set”. Having constructed the model I then put it away for a while… I got the model out of storage and decided I would paint this up as an Imperial Fists Dreadnought to accompany my new Deimos-pattern Rhino. I gave it a white undercoat using White Scar spray. The next stage was the base coat and I did consider to either use a yellow spray, or to use the new Imperial Fist contrast paint. In the end I went with the new Imperial Fist contrast paint and I was quite pleased with the end result.

I knew that though this looked quite good, it wasn’t quite the effect I wanted, so I shaded most of the model with Reikland Fleshshade Shade. This was the process I used on the Deimos-pattern Rhino.

I will do some further Shading with Nuln Oil and Seraphim Sepia, especially on the back of the model.

See the workbench feature on the Space Marine Dreadnought.

Shading the Land Raider

I have on my workbench a standard Land Raider. For the basecoat I used Tausept Ochre. I lost interest in 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 first thing I did was spray the underneath of the model with Citadel Zandri Dust. I gave the model a couple of light sprays of Army Painter Daemonic Yellow. I painted the weapon sub-assemblies. added detailing and painted the iconography.

I attached the lascannons to the Land Raider and then started to shade the model. The side sponsons I did glue in. The frontal lascannons I left unstuck as I wanted to ensure I could get behind them.

I shaded the model with Reikland Fleshshade Shade. This was the process I used on the Deimos-pattern Rhino.

It didn’t cover as well as I would have liked, so I will be going over the model again.

I will do some further shading with Seraphim Sepia Shade and Agrax Earthshade Shade, especially over the rear engine area.

See the workbench feature on the Land Raider.

Working on the Ork barricades and scrap piles

All Mekboyz can perform battlefield repairs using no more than a weighty wrench-hammer, a sack of nails and a healthy dose of gumption, but most do their best work in the comfortably anarchic surrounds of their own workshop. Meks are more than capable of cobbling together a workspace from whatever is lying about, with rudimentary workshops springing up from battlefield wreckage even while the bullets are still flying. Greenskin vehicles roar toward such teetering structures, their crews throwing sacks of teef at the resident Mek – he and his crew get to work immediately, sending the Ork customers on their way with snazzier guns, souped-up engines and extra armour plates.

I had been thinking about getting this kit for a while. So on a shopping trip to my local games shop I decided to make an impulse purchase and buy the box. Well it was nearly 30% cheaper than on the GW site.

Having cleaned the plastic parts I gave them a Corax White undercoat.

I then started painting the basecoat across the scrap piles and barricades using a combination of Base and Contrast Citadel paints.

I continued to paint the different barricades, using, as before, Base and Contrast paints.

See the workbench feature on all parts of the Ork Mekboy Workshop.

Shading the Grey Knights Dreadnought

I have had a Mark IV Forge World Grey Knights Dreadnought on my workbench for a while. After getting some weapon arms for the model. I gave the main model a black undercoat and started base coating with a metallic paint. The weapons I had given a white undercoat. Getting it out from storage, I decided to almost start again and gave the model a base spray of Leadbelcher. 

What I wanted to do was to give the model some shadow. I gave the model a wash of Nuln Oil Shade.

Next step will be some highlighting.

See the full workbench feature on my Grey Knights Dreadnought.

Shading the Inquisitorial Stormtroopers Repressor Transport

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 and 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 and it wouldn’t take too long to finish it off.

Having sprayed the model with Citadel Zandri Dust. I started the detailing, using Leadbelcher on the weapons and the exhausts. The next step was painting the iconography and purity seals.

I wanted to give the model a wash to add shadow, so shaded the model using Seraphim Sepia Shade.

Repressor

The rear view.

Repressor

This is the Repressor with the front turret and dozer blade. I am liking how this now looks. I did notice that there was some iconography on the front track guard which I had missed.

The next step will be more shading of the model.

See the workbench feature on the Inquisitorial Stormtroopers Repressor Transport.

Found the Ork Warbike Rider

Ork Warbikes are ramshackle devices created from as many parts as possible, designed and maintained by the Mekboyz to fulfill two important Ork urges: to move as fast as possible and to make as much noise while doing so.

This model is an original Ork Warbike from Gorkamorka, so has a fair few of metal parts. Originally after sticking the model together I gave it a white undercoat. I then painted the metal parts black. Having recovered the Warbike from storage I painted part of the bike with Snakebite Leather constrast paint. For the bodywork of the Warbike I used Blood Angels Red contrast paint.

I found the rider, whose driving arm had fallen off. After cleaning the join of old glue I glued the rider back together.

Ork Warbike

I had given the rider a black undercoat, thinking do I keep this, or respray with a white undercoat.

Ork Warbike

The workbench feature on the Ork Warbike.

Shading 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 recently retrieved it from storage and decided that I would try and finish painting it. 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 Army Painter Daemonic Yellow. This was followed with Leadbelcher for painting the exhausts and weaponry. The next step was painting the iconography and purity seals.

So, there I was ready to shade my Razorback in the same way as my Deimos-pattern Rhino. I did bring up my painting guide on the website. Even so I completely misread what I had done! Instead of using Citadel Reikland Fleshshade Shade I used Seraphim Sepia Shade.

Thought I had used Seraphim Sepia Shade on the Rhino, the primary and first shade was in fact Reikland Fleshshade.

It seemed to be okay.

However it wasn’t quite the same look as the Rhino. So I got out the Reikland Fleshshade.

This again wasn’t quite right, so I did some more shading.

I think the next stages of drybrushing will help soften the effect of the shading.

See the workbench feature on the Razorback.

Iconography on the Land Raider

I have on my workbench a standard Land Raider. For the basecoat I used Tausept Ochre. I lost interest in 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 first thing I did was spray the underneath of the model with Citadel Zandri Dust. I gave the model a couple of light sprays of Army Painter Daemonic Yellow. I also painted the weapon sub-assemblies.

I started detailing and painting the iconography. Purity seals were Ushabti Bone for the paper and Mephiston Red for the red wax.

I painted the door iconography with Mechanicus Standard Grey aiming for a stone effect.

See the workbench feature on the Land Raider.