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PostSubject: Tale of a Land Raider   Tale of a Land Raider I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 02 2015, 22:09

So, several years(as in almost a decade ago) as an excited youth, I purchased a Chaos Land Raider, with every intention of making it part of a Thousand Son army.
However, it proceeded to sit there, partially built, for many lamentable years.

Then, about 3 years ago, a burst of inspiration! I'll paint a Loyalist Marine Force. Dark Angels! No, Angels of Redemption! I hadn't painted a 40k model ever at this point. Results were as to be expected.

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And then, in a bout of obsessive eBay purchasing, a LR Achilles conversion kit. YESSSS!
Now my Land Raider will have purpose!

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My interest in the Unforgiven waned, and my painting ability was not progressing.
Again my Land Raider lamented.
Then I discovered the paint stripping abilities of Dettol! Magic! Gone would be the pathetic paint scheme, onward to greater things!!

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Then I read "Architect of Fate" (good book, btw) and my new idea- Star Dragons Chapter! I was confident it would work out for me and my Land Raider.....

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Now, the astute amongst you have no doubt noticed a few things- I take hopeless pictures, sponsons are never attached, the model never seems to get beyond base coat and I have the attention span of small mammal. All true. But some of those things will change.

Then, I discovered Commorragh. And my eyes were opened. Then quickly removed and the flesh flensed from my face.
Anyway, this seemed to improve my painting skills, and a Dark Eldar army was built.
Again, my Land Raider lamented. Unloved. Alone in a drawer.

Finally, inspiration struck. After reading "Siege of Castellax", "Storm of Iron", "Angel of Exterminatus" as well as other HH books, I decided to paint up some Iron Warriors.
Then, the Four Powers intervened- IA13 was released! Achilles can be taken by CSM!
The Time of Lamentation was over.
Years and years later, my Land Raider is coming home. And with the "Tzenak the Occluder" legacy of ruin, I can even give it a Tzeentch theme, honoring its origins.
The Call of Chaos has proved irresistible.

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PostSubject: Re: Tale of a Land Raider   Tale of a Land Raider I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 02 2015, 22:33

I am still painting the LR (as in right now). Hoping to have a fair bit more done on him and his Rhino mate, before I go out tonight. Also hoping I can stay focused and ohhhhhhh shiny........

I'm a bit unsure how I want to do the hazard stripes though, it'll be a bit harder than the rhino I already painted.
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PostSubject: Re: Tale of a Land Raider   Tale of a Land Raider I_icon_minitimeSat Jan 03 2015, 07:49

This is so heartwarming. My favourite is the pic of when the LR was held together with hair ties, like ET in that tent. Is he gonna make it?! He's so sad, but someone still wants to make him better and bring him home.

Way to go, ET the landraider. Pulling through and looking slick as hell.

I'd just freehand the hazard stripes if I were you. Tape is going to be a nightmare on all that detail. Pencil first. Careful how you go over corners so the stripes don't end up going in mad directions.

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