40k and X-Wing Hobbyist. High quality painting and model-building my main interest, but increasingly tactics and gaming. I hope to deliver painting tips, formation advice and list feedback on both 40k and X-wing systems.
I recently revisited my Land Raider I completed a
few months back having grown in confidence and ability with various different
techniques.I am really pleased I did
go back because I think these additions have brought the model up another level.
One addition that stands out straight away is the headlamps.The red base colour compliments the
blue really well and acts as a powerful spot colour in tandem with the Sgts red
helmet.It makes the tank significantly
more interesting.This OSL headlamp
scheme was shown to me by Medow’s Arts channel on youtube.His models are outstanding and his
airbrushing ability right up there with the best on the web. You will require
GW Evil Sunz Red, Troll Slayer Orange, Flash Gitz Yellow and Bloodletter
Glaze.Follow his points and enjoy
Secondly, using AK streaking effects along the
sides of the model and on a few of the top rivets along with some white spirit
tied everything up.You can see
the awesome effects it can produce on some of the close ups.
Finally, I made a real effort to blend in the heavy
mud effect to a better extent, achieving this with a progression of VMA Hemp to
Sandy brown to finally Olive drab just near the tracks (thanks MAC – youtube).Using Vallejo pigments in small quantities
I worked patches of dust and dirt over the model, again bringing the weathering
together far better than previous attempts.
These techniques are all still new to me but it
does not take long to get a good understanding of them.The results are certainly well worth the
time and effort.