Land Speeders utilize a repulsion plate that allows them to skim a planet’s gravitational field, enabling them to perform low-altitude manoeuvres. Their versatile weapons loadout enables them to undertake a range of battlefield objectives, including lightly armed reconnaissance and scout deployments, tank hunting, and seek-and-destroy missions.
The Land Speeder Tornado, on the other hand, is a highly mobile, multi-threat skimmer that is capable of inflicting far more death and destruction than its relatively small profile suggests. It serves as a mobile Space Marines firebase in battle, capable of bringing multiple heavy weapons to bear wherever they are needed most.
Land Speeder Tornado Datasheets
What’s in the Land Speeder Tornado box
- x60 plastic components included, this kit allows you to assemble a Land Speeder Tornado, a Land Speeder or Land Speeder Typhoon.
- a variety of weapons, including an assault cannon, a heavy flamer, a Typhoon missile launcher, a multi-melta, and a heavy bolter, to suit different battlefield objectives.
- Decals for Blood Angels, Dark Angels, Ultramarines, and Space Wolves are also included to customize the model to your preference.
How to paint the Land Speeder Tornado set
- Step 1: Prepare Your Land Speeder Tornado
Before you start painting your Land Speeder Tornado, make sure it’s cleaned, assembled, and any mold lines are removed. This ensures a smooth painting process.
- Step 2: Priming (Chaos Black Spray)
Priming is crucial for good paint adhesion. Use Chaos Black Spray to create a suitable base for your paint. Spray the primer evenly over the model, covering it completely. Allow it to dry fully before moving on.
- Step 3: Base Coat (Macragge Blue)
Start with the primary color of your Land Speeder Tornado. For this guide we will Macragge Blue for an Ultramarines scheme, but you can use Mephiston Red or Corax White for a Blood Angels, respectively White Scars scheme. Coat the entire model evenly with you chosen base paint. Apply it with smooth, thin brushstrokes.
- Step 4: Shading
Shading adds depth to your model. Thin Nuln Oil with a bit of water and apply it to recessed areas like panel lines and crevices. This enhances details and creates shadows.
- Step 5: Highlights
Highlights make your model stand out. Apply Calgar Blue, a lighter shade of blue, to raised areas like edges and corners. This mimics how light naturally hits the model.
- Step 6: Details
Paint the small details now. For weapons, use a contrasting color like Abaddon Black. For any crew members, paint their flesh with Cadian Fleshtone, and Retributor Armour to paint smaller details like emblems.
- Step 7: Weathering (Optional)
To give your Land Speeder Tornado a battle-worn appearance, use Ryza Rust sparingly to simulate rusted metal, and Typhus Corrosion to create a gritty, corroded texture in appropriate areas. This step is optional.
- Step 8: Basing (Optional)
For a complete look, consider basing your model. Use textured paints to create a terrain effect on the base. Martian Ironcrust is a good option for this. You can also add rocks and grass tufts.
- Step 9: Varnish (Munitorum Varnish, Optional)
To protect your hard work, apply Munitorum Varnish. This will preserve your paint job and keep it looking great for a long time.