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Ultramarines Forge World Rhino/Razorback WIP

Ultramarines Forge World Rhino/Razorback WIP
With the first of my 10 man tactical squads for my 1000pts Ultramarines Army complete, it took little convincing to revert back to armour, looking to build a battle field taxi for them.I will do a separate post on the second squad having used the first squad to refine the way I plan to paint all the infantry for this force.

I am trying to build a 35k Ultramarine force – I really like the new CSM releases (the Sternguard and Hunter/Stalker) and want to be able to include the Forge World Heresy designs as well.The new tactical marines are great but I don’t want to go down the road of full Heresy or full 40k… anyway.In short I want to mix the elements of GW I like with the FW stuff.The best way I can make this work in my opinion is experimenting with paint schemes.
I really like the grey Razorback that pops up in the old codex and on the back of the Razorback box.I don’t know the background to why grey is used but I have seen Land Raider designs …

Forge World Scorpion Type II – Saim-Hann

Forge World Scorpion Type II – Saim-Hann
With my first project under my belt, I dug out a Forge World kit that had been left under the bed for a good number of years.  I could not ge the smooth finish I wanted so parked the model to one side, but never came back to it.  All the practicing of pre-shading, zen highlighting and shading using the Falcon kits drove me to dig it out and get it done.  This will be more step by step but do ask questions below if you want something made clearer.  Again, Buypainted! gave a vast amount of guidance and inspiration - credit where credit is due!

1.The main hull was constructed, wing-lets, tail section etc.  The turret was also built however don’t do what I did initially and leave the pulsars sperate.  The crew and smaller weapons were mounted on old sprues to assist in painting.  The whole lot was primed us Vallejo Polyurethane Grey Primer – great stuff, and key to get the different shades of red later on.
2.I started with the base.  You cannot paint …

Ultramarines Land Raider

Ultramarines Land Raider
This is my first blog on a site I am still trying to understand!So this is more of a test run for me more than anything else.
Over the last year I have been sucking up as much information on painting vehicles as possible.I took the plunge financially and invested in an airbrush from Iwata back in March having exhausted my brush skills when it came to vehicles.  Despite best efforts I could never get a smooth, thin finish on flat surfaces.Enter the airbrush!It solved that issue and opened up a total new avenue within the hobby.Furthermore it took my painting up a number of levels.This was actually my first fully painted airbrushed model.

What you can see just off to the right is one of two old Falcon kits I practised on before moving onto this expensive kit.Buypainted’s youtube channel gave me most of my early guidance and tips.His Vindicator tank pretty much set the tone for this Land Raider.I had never heard of Vallejo paints and spent quite a lot building up a …