This week, I have been working on my White Scars Landspeeder and Landspeeder Storm to finish them off for my tournament list for the upcoming Caledonian Revolution. I decided to paint both models at the same time as they are very similar in their colour scheme and it would allow me to get them done quickly.
The Speeders were undercoated white. Heresy, I know, but when you are painting White Scars, it is much easier to start from a white surface. The hulls were then painted in the same way that I paint my armour; first a wash with Agrax Earthshade. I then drybrush with Ulthuan Grey, normally doing a couple of thin coats to get good coverage of the wash. I then do a couple of drybrushes of White Scar (what else?) to finish off the hulls of the vehicles. I find this creates a decent coverage of white on the model and adds a bit of depth to the white.
I then paint the metal areas with a basecoat of Abaddon Black. I find Abaddon Black to be quite thick straight from the pot, so water it down to get good coverage. I know you are advised to water down all your paints by the better painters out there, but I don't like to dilute them if I plan on drybrushing them. I then layer the metal areas with Leadbelcher, followed by a wash with Nuln Oil to dull them down a bit.
For the red areas, I do a basecoat of Mephiston Red. I normally follow up with a wash of Carroburg Crimson, but based on Nick's advice, I switched to a wash of Agrax Earthshade to give a deeper contrast. I then highlight the red areas with Evil Sunz Red.
With that done, I added the final details such as Blood Red for the eyes of the marine crew and highlighted the black of the guns with Mechanicus Standard Grey.
The crew were painted up at the same time as my Scout Bikers as they followed the same colour scheme.
With the painting done, I glued the crew onto the Landspeeder Storm and added transfers to the vehicles and crew to finish them off.
With the two speeders now finished, I have completed my army for Caledonian Revolution. As I have said before, I have actually been making good progress on the White Scars and plan to continue to try and get all my remaining White Scars units completed.