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 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.

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.

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.

Iconography on the Inquisitorial 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 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 decided that I would go down the full inquisitorial look for the iconography, as opposed to doing stone or bronze on some of my other vehicles.

For the skull I used Ushabti Bone. Once shaded this will then be highlighted with more Ushabti Bone and then White Scar for the highlights.

I painted the inner part of the Inquisition symbol with Mephiston Red. The outer part was done with Retributor Armour. I was pleased with how this went and how it looks.

I painted the purity seals using Ushabti Bone for the paper and for the wax seals I used Mephiston Red.

For the eagle and Inquisitorial symbol on the back ramp I used Retributor Armour.

The next step will be shading the model.

Iconography on 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 started this model back then, then out it in storage. I recently retrieved it from said 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. Purity seals were Ushabti Bone for the paper and Mephiston Red for the red wax.

For the brass etchings, I did consider painting these up, but in the end I painted them with a base coat of Warplock Bronze.

I had intended to use Sycorax Bronze, however my post of this was a little dried up… so I had to throw it away.

I did try out a wash on the main weaponry to see the effect it would have on the bronze painted iconography.

I also painted the door panels with Warplock Bronze.

This is the front of the Razorback.

I painted the front icon with Mechanicus Standard Grey aiming for a stone effect, after shading and drybrushing.

See the full workbench of the Razorback.

Looking again at my 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. I sprayed the arms separately.

I then attached the weapon arms.

Next stages will be washing and highlighting.

See the full workbench feature on my Grey Knights Dreadnought.

Found the missing part

The Land Raider is an Imperial main battle tank and troop transport which serves as the “armoured fist of the Space Marines.”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. The Mark IIb Land Raider Phobos is one of the earliest marks of the standard pattern of Land Raider. The Mark IIb Land Raider Phobos is the only pattern of the standard Land Raider Phobos that uses the older armoured sponsons, as they do not allow the weapons they hold to fully rotate.

I got a Forge World MkIIB Land Raider and was originally painting it up as a Grey Knights Land Raider in desert camouflage.

I wrote up some reflections recently on my MkIIB Land Raider, on the current state of the painting and what I needed to do next.

I also noticed that there is a part missing the, the hull top front bolters. I will have to find where I put that piece.

Well I was pleased to find the missing parts and these have now been reunited with the Land Raider.

Forge World MkIIB Land Raider

Still got to decide what colour I will be painting the model.

See the full Mark IIb Land Raider workbench.