Detailing the MkIIb Land Raider

The Land Raider is an Imperial main battle tank and troop transport which serves as the “armoured fist of the Space Marines.” The Mark IIb Land Raider Phobos is one of the earliest marks of the standard pattern of Land Raider, and it still bears similarities to both the Land Raider Proteus and the Spartan Assault Tank that served as the models for the design. 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.

When I got a Forge World MkIIB Land Raider and was originally painting it up, the plan was to this as a Grey Knights Land Raider in desert camouflage. I wrote up some more reflections recently on my MkIIB Land Raider, on the current state of the painting and what I needed to do next.

After giving the model a spray of White Scar over the original base coat of Tausept Ochre I gave the model a new basecoat of Daemonic Yellow spray from Army Painter.

The next stage was painting the details on the model. This included the bolters and lascannons.

I also painted the rear exhausts and starting on the iconography.

I do like the exhausts on this model which differ from those included with the plastic kit as seen on my other Land Raider. They are single chunkier exhausts.

The next stage will be finishing painting the exhausts, weapons and iconography. The iconography actually matches that on my Repressor.

See the full Mark IIb Land Raider workbench.

Painting the MkIIb Land Raider

The Land Raider is an Imperial main battle tank and troop transport which serves as the “armoured fist of the Space Marines.” The Mark IIb Land Raider Phobos is one of the earliest marks of the standard pattern of Land Raider, and it still bears similarities to both the Land Raider Proteus and the Spartan Assault Tank that served as the models for the design.

I got a Forge World MkIIB Land Raider and was originally painting it up as a Grey Knights Land Raider in desert camouflage. Eventually it would have looked like the Repressor.

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

After giving the model a spray of White Scar over the original base coat of Tausept Ochre I gave the model a new basecoat of Daemonic Yellow spray from Army Painter.

The next stage will be painting the exhausts, weapons and iconography. Having painted the Deimos-pattern Rhino, my other Land Raider, and the Repressor I feel confident in painting the details on this model.

See the full Mark IIb Land Raider workbench.

Reflecting once more on the MkIIb Land Raider

The Land Raider 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.

The Mark IIb Land Raider Phobos is one of the earliest marks of the standard pattern of Land Raider, and it still bears similarities to both the Land Raider Proteus and the Spartan Assault Tank that served as the models for the design.

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. This pattern of Land Raider is mostly extinct within Space Marine Armouries, having been replaced with newer marks and patterns of the standard Land Raider Phobos. However, some Chapters may still possess one or two as treasured relics of their ancient past.

When I got a Forge World MkIIB Land Raider and was originally painting it up, the plan was to this as a Grey Knights Land Raider in desert camouflage.

The planned painting process I was using, eventually it would have turned out and looked like the Inquisitorial Stormtroopers Repressor Transport.

Though I am pleased with my Repressor, and it works with the painted Inquisitorial Stormtroopers I painted a few years back.

I wasn’t sure if this was the best way forward for the Mark IIb Land Raider. 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.

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.

However I first decided that I would try out the paint scheme on my other Land Raider first before doing anything drastic. With that Land Raider I followed the process I had used on the Rhino with a yellow spray various shades, dry brushing and detailing.

I was really pleased with the progress on that Land Raider so as it neared completion, I decided I would use a similar process on the Mark IIb Land Raider with one minor change. Whereas with the other Land Raider I left the base coat Tausept Ochre before applying the yellow. This time I sprayed the Mark IIb Land Raider with a spray of White Scar paint.

I left the underside Zandri Dust to add some shadow to the future yellow basecoat.

The next step will be a spray of yellow paint. 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 I had one which I bought for the Deimos-pattern Rhino.

I also started on the tracks for the Land Raider, which 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.

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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.

Painting tracks

Having started repainting my Land Raider, a MkIIb Land Raider, the Razorback and the Repressor, I decided to paint the tracks. Having liked what I did with the Deimos-pattern Rhino tracks, I went with the same process.

I had done a few different things with the different tracks, but most had a black undercoat.

I gave the Land Raider tracks a spray of Mechanicus Standard Grey.

I did the same for the Rhino tracks.

The tracks for the Deimos-pattern Rhino are much better than the tracks you get with the Rhino kit.

The next step will be a heavy drybrush of Gorthor Brown, then a wash of Agrax Earthshade Shade. The tracks will be finished off with a light drybrush, first with Leadbelcher, then Terminatus Stone.

Reflecting on the MkIIB Land Raider

The Land Raider is an Imperial main battle tank and troop transport which serves as the “armoured fist of the Space Marines.” Available to the Space Marines, the Traitor Legions of the Chaos Space Marines and the forces of the Inquisition and Adeptus Mechanicus, 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.

The Mark IIb Land Raider Phobos is one of the earliest marks of the standard pattern of Land Raider, and it still bears similarities to both the Land Raider Proteus and the Spartan Assault Tank that served as the models for the design.

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. This pattern of Land Raider is mostly extinct within Space Marine Armouries, having been replaced with newer marks and patterns of the standard Land Raider Phobos. However, some Chapters may still possess one or two as treasured relics of their ancient past.

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

For the basecoat I used the old 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 like my other Land Raider. 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. 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.

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

The rear view.

Next stage is to decide what to do next.

See the full Mark IIb Land Raider workbench.

MkIIb Land Raider

I seemed to have spent ages painting this model, so I had a look at it the other day to see what I need to do next.

Actually I have done a fair bit to get the basecoat finished now.

The next stage will be to give the model a thin wash to bring out the detail and darken the shadows. The tracks have been painted separately.

This Forge World MkIIb Land Raider is a Grey Knights vehicle, with a desert camouflage for use with my Daemonhunters force.

Grey Knights MkIIb Land Raider

Having given the Land Raider Mark IIb a black undercoat I started the basecoat.

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Though this is a Grey Knights Land Raider, I decided early on with this force that the majority of the armoured vehicles would be a sandy desert colour.

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I used Citadel Foundation Paint, Tausept Ochre as the basecoat.

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Now I made a mistake, 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!

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