Friday, March 27, 2009

A Word Bearer Assualt Vehicle Pt 1.

I started my CSM Word Bearers army back in 2003 when The Eye of Terror GW World wide campaign was announced, I built 1500pts and really enjoyed the back ground and the way the army played on the table top. In late 2004 and early 2005 I revisited my Word Bearers for a Tournament I was attending in Western Australia, I only needed a few extra hundred points but I went a bit crazy and built and painted another 1500pts worth in just a few months. After the tournament I had amassed just over 3100pts of Word Bearers!! Fast forward to New Codex and a few years (OK several) I felt it's time that I revisited my beloved Word Bearer's...

To start off with I've had to re organise the squads in the army, so that they comply with the ne
w Codex. Not a big deal really, just a bit of shuffling around to make sure all CSM Units were at least 10 man strong so I could field the Squads I already had. I had always planned on giving my Terminator Lord (Draas, The Red Pilgrim) a Land Raider and a unit of like minded Terminators to run around with him, but I had never gotten around to building these back in the day and boy am I glad I didn't as the new plastic Terminators are awesome looking.

So this week I started building and painting the interior of my Lord's (long overdue) Land Raider.
Below are the pics of the completed interior before assembly. As you can see I decided to c
haosify the interior and paint it before assembly. I was concerned about the new GW washes matching the colour of the previous inks I had used on the interior of a Rhino I had built 4 yrs ago, but there was no probs and everything went better than expected. I decided not go crazy with interior details as the insides of a Land Raider is dark and hard to see into, that being said I still painted all the switches, screens and other 'ornaments' adorning the interior walls. I'm quite happy with the way it has turned out.
They say a picture speaks a thousand words...

Over the course of the weekend (Melb F1 Telecast permitting...) I'll have assembled the interior completely and have made a start on building the rest of my new Word Bearer Assault Vehicle!!
Happy modeling...


  1. I remember this army well and still count that epic battle we fought at the Skulls 40K tournament years ago as one of my funnest moments in the game since I've been in the hobby! Great to see it getting some more lovin' mate - top work. ;)

  2. Hey Jason

    Looking good! Is that a metallic drybrush with a coat or two of Badab Black and Devlan Mud? Looks sharp and the instrument panels really pop!


  3. Hi Luke, yeah that tournament and that game in particular are some of my fondest hobby memories also!!

  4. Thanks DT, the metallic is just Boltgun drybrush followed by a Mithril drybrush, let this dry over night then heavy wash of Devlan Mud, let this dry and then a very light drybrush of Mithril again.