More of the model painted… Managed to get in some painting time (the majority was spent on a secret project) however I did manage to get some more of my Grey Knights Land Speeder painted.
You can see I have painted more of the bodywork (in Boltgun Metal) and painted the Imperial Eagle in Burnished Gold with highlights. The Inquisitor Book has also had the edges painted in Burnished Gold.
The underneath has been drybrushed with Boltgun Metal and I may do some weathering on the engines later.
Though the crew legs still need painting, I have painted the instrument panel.
This final shot shows how the model is coming together… still need to paint the crew!
Trying to ensure that the panels look battered…
You find the previous history of my Ork Fighter Bommer on the workbench section of the main website.
One effect I wanted was to ensure that the fighter looked like it was cobbled together from bits and pieces and then painted orange. I also wanted to have some “new” pieces that looked like they were from captured Imperial vehicles.
However first I needed to do the edges, and these were painted roughly in black.
These will then be drybrushed with Boltgun Metal and Chainmail to give a rough knocked about a bit look. The panels will then be painted orange (though some will be painted Cadian green as though they were taken from destroyed Imperial tanks).
My original colour scheme for the Grey Knights in my Daemonhunters army was done as follows:
- Black undercoat
- Chainmail base coat
- Thinned blue ink wash
- Mithril highlights
You can find out more here.
However I was not happy with the results which looked too shiny.
Though I had followed the painting guide in the Codex there was one difference, I had used Chainmail and the guide recommended Boltgun metal.
My local store had sold out of Boltgun, but I managed to get a pot the other day from a GW store and had a go at re-painting the Grey Knights and was much happier with the results.
When I was at GamesDay 2003, I managed to get my hands on the new ForgeWorld Epic Ork Gunwagons (which are the Epic versions of the FW 40K Gunwagons).
They are good value for money, just £5 for three, and there are four different types.
As I suspect with a lot of people, I did not paint them straight away and put them in a box to do later…
However now I have got them out and undercoated them.
They are very detailed models, though the exhausts are somewhat delicate and many of them were broken in transit.
See the full workbench feature on the Epic Forgeworld Ork Gunwagons.
I am currently working on a Grey Knights Land Speeder for my Warhammer 40K Daemonhunters’ army.
I do realise that it is not in the Codex and there is not a lot of fluff to support such a model, however I do think it will look cool.
Using the Land Speeder which came with the original boxed set, purity symbols from ForgeWorld and a book and skull from the Inquisitor range.
The crew lower halves needed to be cut back as they were rounded and when the Grey Knight (metal models) are cut in half they will need a flat surface to stick to.
The Land Speeder weapon systems were “donated” to my Ork army to become a Loota unit.
The entire model was then sprayed black. The base colour is Boltgun metal.
See the full workbench feature on the Grey Knights Land Speeder.