It’s stubby, it’s old-school, and I love it: The plastic Land Raider Proteus model released last year for The Horus Heresy. It took me a while, but I finally added one to my Sons of Horus collection. Checkout all pictures in this showcase post.

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Sons of Horus Land Raider Proteus painted by Stahly
This model was kindly provided by Games Workshop

Of all the Heresy-era vehicle designs, the Land Raider Proteus is probably my favourite. I love how the model takes cues from the old Rogue Trader plastic model and Epic scale Land Raider first seen in the Epic Space Marine starter box. Check out my review of the kit here.

Painting the Land Raider Proteus

While painting, I kept the tracks and turrets separate in sub-assemblies, and I recommend you to do the same. I basecoated the model with Warpaints Air Unforgiven Green, then added Warpaints Air Ruinous Spell and Warpaints Air Exile Green as zenithal highlights. I sealed the model with gloss varnish, then applied panel lining and weathering.

Teaser image of Stahly's Patreon exclusive Sons of Horus masterclass tutorial

You can find more details in my tutorial for Sons of Horus here, and on Patreon, there is a more in-depth version that also covers all the techniques I used on vehicles such as this Land Raider Proteus.

Cinematic shot of a Sons of Horus Land Raider Proteus and a Tactical Support Squad
Cinematic shot of a small Sons of Horus army, consisting of a Kratos tank, Tactical Support Squad, Praetor, and Contemptor Dreadnought

Here is a group shot of all the models I painted before the Proteus. With a Kratos, Contemptor, and now a Land Raider Proteus, I’m lacking a bit of infantry. Painting and weathering vehicles is just so much fun. Guess I need to paint more Legionaries next, or maybe a squad of Tartaros Terminators to ride in the Land Raider?

Make sure to check out my Praetor, Contemptor Dreadnought, Kratos Heavy Assault Tank, and Tactical Support Squad if you want to see more of this collection.

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