Land Raider Doors Stone Iconography

Grey Knights can use Land Raiders, when I first started putting this force together I knew that if I was going to get a Land Raider it would have to be the Forge World MkIIB Land Raider.

However I was also lucky enough to receive a second Land Raider as a present. It was the Terminus model, I decided though to build it as a standard Land Raider. Having made the hull I kept the weapons as separate assemblies, I would also be adding the tracks later too.

Now I made a mistake when I ordered my Mark IIb Land Raider, you get a set of doors and I (foolishly) asked them to replace the supplied eagle doors with Grey Knights Land Raider doors.

Now what I didn’t realise was that the side doors on the sponson are not the same size as the Land Raider doors, but are in fact the same size as Rhino side doors. So the Grey Knight doors are too big! However this meant I could use them on this new Land Raider.

The Land Raider has been through a journey of black undercoat, Tausept Ochre, some airbrushing and eventually a final coat of Daemonic Yellow spray from Army Painter.

When I was originally looking at the iconography on the doors of my Land Raider I did think about how I should paint it.

Initially I did consider painting it up with the colours of red, gold, black and white skulls. However when I looked at examples online they looked very busy. One thing I always liked about the Terminators from Space Hulk and at Warhammer World were the stone icons on their shoulder pads, like these Dark Angles Death Wing Terminators from Warhammer World.

Dark Angels Death Wing
Dark Angels Death Wing

So in the end I decided that I would paint the icongraphy on the doors as stone. I painted the door iconography with Mechanicus Standard Grey. I however did paint the skulls with Ushabti Bone.

Then I washed the model with various Citadel Shades. I also did some dry brushing with various shades of yellow.

Once the model was shaded I then painted the doors with Stormvermin Fur. This was followed by a drybrush of Dawnstone Layer and then a lighter dry brush of Administratum Grey. The Dry paint grey was too dark, so I did a final really light dry brush of Terminatus Stone Dry paint.

I was really quite pleased with the effect that I got in the end.

See the full workbench feature on this Land Raider.