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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See the full workbench feature on this Mark IIb Land Raider.

Evolution of the Land Raider

The Landraider is the single most destructive weapon in the Adeptus Astartes’ arsenal. Protected by bonded ceramite and adamantium armour, the Landraider is impervious to all bar the most destructive weaponry. Equally impressive are its armaments – four lascannon and twin-linked heavy bolters allow the Land Raider to deliver punishing support fire capable of decimating enemy infantry and tanks alike.

Evolution of the Land Raider

Those of us old enough know that this model of the Land Raider is now how it has always been… This is the MkIII Land Raider there as both a MkI and a MkII.

Originally the Space Marine Land Raider looked like this. This is from the Rogue Trader era and used the concept of symmetrical parts to reduce the number of sprues that needed to be cast. Compare that to today where we have plastic Stompa kits and virtually everything that Games Workshop now sell is in plastic.

Evolution of the Land Raider

This (I believe) is the three-up version for the Epic version of the Land Raider.

With the release of Epic 40000 a new version of the Land Raider was envisaged which because of the time did not need to worry about number of sprues.

Evolution of the Land Raider

This is very similar to the current  version and the MkIII is derived from this model. Of course it will be familiar to those gamers who know about the Forge World MkIIb Land Raider model as that Forge World model is a version of the Epic model.

These models were on display at GamesDay 2005.

More photographs of the MkIII Land Raider.

Mark IIb Land Raider

I have undercoated my Mark IIb Land Raider with a black undercoat.

This is to be a Grey Knights Land Raider, though I may use it now and again as an Inquisitor transport. As you can see from this shot though, the undercoat didn’t really cover the front, so I might need to give it another coat.

Next stage will be the basecoat.

Full workbench feature on the Mark IIb Land Raider.

Mark IIb Land Raider Sponsons

I have added the lascannon sponsons to my Daemonhunters Mark IIb Land Raider.

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They fit over the gaps where the doors and lascannon assemblies go on the “traditional” plastic “modern” Land Raider.

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I have used Inquisitor Rhino doors on the sponsons, the normal Land Raider doors don’t fit they are slightly bigger.

I much prefer this model over the “modern” Land Raider and if I get a second Land Raider then it will be another Mark IIb.

This then begs the question what do I do with Grey Knights Land Raider doors I have?

Full workbench feature on the Mark IIb Land Raider.