Legion Javelin Attack Speeder with Missile Launchers

I always liked the original Space Marine Land Speeder, which a version, the Proteus Pattern is available from Forge World.

Legion Javelin Attack Speeder with Missile Launchers
Legion Javelin Attack Speeder with Missile Launchers

Larger and more heavily armoured than the common pattern of Land Speeder, the Javelin Attack Speeder is a nigh-irreplaceable relic of a bygone age of technological mastery. Gravitic nullification plates, the secret of whose production and maintenance have long since been lost, allow the Javelin to mount an array of heavy weaponry more akin to a heavy tank destroyer than a nimble Land Speeder, allowing them to make pinpoint strikes on enemy armour or infantry with devastating lascannon or missile barrage. Those Chapters of Space Marines whose histories stretch back into the grim days of the Imperium’s founding may, if they are fortunate, still possess a few justly revered Javelins within the sanctified depths of their armouries.

This version is similar to that original, but reminds me of the plastic Epic version.

Epic Land Speeders
Epic Land Speeders

Grey Knights Land Speeder Crew

Having worked a lot of my Grey Knights Land Speeder, one of the key components is the replacement crew. Here is the finished crew in situ.

Grey Knights Land Speeder Crew

I could have used the included plastic Space Marine crew, but in the end I used some metal Grey Knights models. I started with a black basecoat and then gave the armour a basecoat of Boltgun Metal. This was followed with the gold metal parts been given a base coat of Brazen Brass.

After painting the base coats for the purity seals and other iconology on the Grey Knights, I gave the purity seals a top coat of Bleached Bone and highlighted with white paint. I then added text and writing using a fine brush and thinned black paint.

Grey Knights Land Speeder Crew

I then cut the legs off…

Grey Knights Land Speeder Crew

Placing the crew in the Land Speeder gives an idea of the final  effect I am trying to achieve.

Grey Knights Land Speeder Crew

Another view.

Grey Knights Land Speeder Crew

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Grey Knights Land Speeder Crew

Having worked a lot of my Grey Knights Land Speeder, one of the key components is the replacement crew. I could have used the included plastic Space Marine crew, but in the end I used some metal Grey Knights models. I started with a black basecoat and then gave the armour a basecoat of Boltgun Metal. This was followed with the gold metal parts been given a base coat of Brazen Brass.

After painting the base coats for the purity seals and other iconology on the Grey Knights, I gave the purity seals a top coat of Bleached Bone and highlighted with white paint. I then added text and writing using a fine brush and thinned black paint.

Grey Knights Land Speeder Crew

See the full workbench feature.

Grey Knights Land Speeder Crew

Having worked a lot of my Grey Knights Land Speeder, one of the key components is the replacement crew. I could have used the included plastic Space Marine crew, but in the end I used some metal Grey Knights models. I started with a black basecoat and then gave the armour a basecoat of Boltgun Metal. This was followed with the gold metal parts been given a base coat of Brazen Brass.

I then started painting the base coats for the purity seals and other iconology on the Grey Knights.

Grey Knights Land Speeder Crew

See the full workbench feature.

Grey Knights Land Speeder Crew

Having worked a lot of my Grey Knights Land Speeder, one of the key components is the replacement crew. I could have used the included plastic Space Marine crew, but in the end I used some metal Grey Knights models. I started with a black basecoat and then gave the armour a basecoat of Boltgun Metal. This was followed with the gold metal parts been given a base coat of Brazen Brass.

Grey Knights Land Speeder Crew

See the full workbench feature.