Saturday, January 21, 2012

Mk I Land Raider conversion - Part I

Tom McBride hits another home run with this conversion of a Mk II Land Raider he did for me.  We originally thought of it as a Mk IB, with the Pre-Heresy Land Raider kit from Forgeworld as the Mk I C and the original Land Raider from Rogue Trader days as the Mk I.  

But now there is a bit of Forgeworld ret-con going on with the release of their Proteus Land Raider.  They have now named the Pre-Heresy Land Raider the Mk IIB which makes no sense and they have elimintaed the words "pre-Heresy".  It is clearly the forerunner of the Mk II and calling it a Mk IIB means it was produced AFTER the Mk II. 

So I will think of Tom's as the Mk 1.5, occupying a spot between the Land Raider Proteus (Mk I) and the Mk IIB.  

Whatever the case, here it is in the colors of my Crimson Templars.


The first of these was painted by the talented Jim Wappel:


4 comments:

Gigawatts said...

Why do you tease us with these photos, while you don't tell us how those treads were created?

How much do you hate your audience, sir?

Mordian7th said...

Very, very cool! Love the wrap-around tracks, that really sells the Mk.I look, and the paint scheme turned out fantastic. Quite jealous, man!

Son of Dorn said...

I've never been particularly fond of the 'ball' Land Raiders, but seeing how well he did the treads and seeing the sweet Imperial Fist one has me intrigued. :)

Jake said...

To be fair to Forgeworld, the "B" doesn't always designate a later model. For example look to the Panther - the first to appear was the Ausf. D version, which came before the Ausf. A variant.

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