The Land Raider Crusader is a highly effective linebreaker and a formidable addition to any Space Marine army. With its powerful weaponry and reinforced armor, this mighty tank can smash through enemy formations and deliver Space Marine assault troops directly into the heart of the enemy position. The Land Raider Crusader features incredibly solid armor on all sides, including metal panels, hatches, rivets, and searchlights. Its armaments include a twin-linked assault cannon, frag launchers, and hurricane bolter sponsons, and the kit also contains a multi-melta and two flamestorm cannons, giving you the ability to customize your vehicle according to your preferences.
Land Raider Crusader Datasheets
What’s in the Land Raider Crusader box
- x124 components with which to make either a Land Raider Crusader or a Land Raider Redeemer.
How to paint the Land Raider Crusader
- Step 1: Assemble the model
Before painting, the Land Raider Crusader model needs to be assembled. Follow the instructions that come with the kit, and use Citadel Plastic Glue to glue the pieces together.
- Step 2: Prime the model
Using a can of spray primer or a brush-on primer, apply a base coat of primer to the model. This will help the paint adhere to the miniature and provide a smooth surface for painting.
- Step 3: Paint the base colors
Start by painting the base colors of the Land Raider Crusader. Use a large brush to apply the base color, then use a smaller brush for the details. For example, you could use Macragge Blue for the main body, Leadbelcher for the metal parts, and Averland Sunset for the Imperial iconography.
- Step 4: Wash the model
Once the base colors are dry, use a wash to add depth and shadows to the model. Apply a wash of Agrax Earthshade to the recesses of the model, which will bring out the details and add depth to the color.
- Step 5: Highlight the model
After the wash has dried, use a lighter color to highlight the edges and details of the model. This will create contrast and make the model look more dynamic. For example, you could use Calgar Blue to highlight the edges of the Macragge Blue areas, and Ironbreaker to highlight the metal parts.
- Step 6: Paint the details
The Land Raider Crusader has a lot of details, such as the Imperial iconography, searchlights, and weapon barrels. Use a small brush to paint these details, making sure to use a steady hand and a fine point brush. For example, you could use Retributor Armour for the Imperial iconography, and Gehenna’s Gold for the weapon barrels.
- Step 7: Varnish the model
Once the paint is dry, protect the model by applying a coat of varnish. This will prevent the paint from chipping and protect the model from wear and tear. Use a brush to apply a thin coat of gloss or matte varnish, depending on your preference.