Sunday, February 27, 2011

Land Raider W.I.P.

Turns out two things didn't work out the way I'd hoped. Golden Yellow apparently covers Iyanden Darksun just fine when using an airbrush, and Sunburst Yellow doesn't cover a thing. Ended up using Bleached Bone instead and adding Iyanden after the fact at the bottom of the sides. Also painted the engine covers Iyanden Darksun instead of Golden Yellow. I will add a bunch of soot later, so I thought I'd play around a bit :)

The white color I got with my airbrush #$(%#$*%^#($ sucks, because it peels off just so damn easy. Not fun! I ended up re-airbrushing the white parts. So I've used up a bunch of masking tape today :) Also, painting white with a brush? NO WAY, doesn't freakin' work at all :( Gotta airbrush that stuff.

Doesn't this look a lot better painted? I haven't highlighted/washed anything (except a black wash on the wings) yet, that's the next step. Maybe, just maybe, I can finish the hull today. Then there's weapons (plus some Rhino/Razorback ones) and tracks left:)

Still haven't decided 100% what to call the yellow beast. Terra Ira is winning at the moment though.

Break over, back to painting! :)


  1. I like it a lot, just want to know: you got a regular or one of the specifics if the later can be used to arm the regular LR and the purchased model?

  2. It's a Crusader / Redeemer variant and I have an extra weapons sprue so I will build both a heavy flamer and a bolter variant. That way I don't have to use any magnets to switch weapons. I just switch the whole spoonsoon assembly.

    I've got one magnet on top of the doors and one below. They are on the other side of the plastic so they aren't visible. I've got a few large square magnets I'm going to use on the inside of the door for the weapons and that way they will snap in easily. I have yet to decide what to do with the doors.

    And I wish I could get hold of a standard lascannon weapons sprue for land raiders. Would be perfect so I could switch out all the variantions. Maybe eBay some day :)

  3. great I have my mind done now with that info, I will get one crusader/redeemer for my birthday.
    plus some other things like a Drop Pod and a razorback and a vindicator and the newest codex and ... keep dreaming werner.

  4. I'd consider getting a vanilla Land Raider (Godhammer pattern?) and the GW upgrade sprue for Crusader/Redeemer. That way you can field all three variants :)

    Never buy Rhinos, always buy Razors or bigger. All the Rhino based kits have all the Rhino pieces after all :)

    And Vindicator, can't have just one, I want three :)