I've finished my Land Raider Achilles conversion and am super happy with it. I can't wait to crush some enemies! There are some work in progress (pre painting) photos here and an expanded version of the fluff below is presented here (Part 1). There are a lot of resin bits on this guy and I used many techniques including airbrushing, dry brushing, washes, blending, sponging and weathering powders to tie it all together. I'm a pretty dark painter but am making an attempt with my last few things to brighten up my models a bit (not the main model but the bells and whistles) so I hope it's working.
Responding to a distress call on M37.142, two squads from the 3rd company and a supporting Argonought of the Night Hawks Chapter set down on Truvel XI. The Adeptus Mechanicus maintain a forgeworld in the Truvel system which contains many planets classified as dead worlds. After four expeditionary fleets from the Mechanicum had vanished on Truvel XI, the Night Hawks were summoned for aid.
The Night Hawks quickly scoured the desert planet searching for the lost explorer vessels and came upon what could only be described as the prow of a ship extruding from the planet's surface. As they approached, the ground began to shake as defense systems activated and metalic men rose from beneath. Comms failed and the air was filled with the roar of gunfire. Surrounded by a legion of cybernetic constructs with no where to run, the fate of the battle brothers seemed all but assured.