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Warsmith
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I have decided to start a new Plog, to mark the start of my new project!

Last Month I picked up the new Forge-world book IA:13, and finaly finished the reading the Iron Warriors Omnibus. This brewed in my brain for a few weeks then I decided that I was going to start re-painting my Chaos Spacemarine army to form a Grand Company of the Iron Warriors.

At this point the plan is quite simple..

By the end of 2015 I want at least 3000pts of Iron Warriors (and Traitor Guard) fully painted.
I also want to have built a display board and have entered the 'Army's of Parade' competition.

I have a few other goals, but we will see how that goes.

Now from Jan 1st to the end of May my local GW store has a Escalation league running, so for the next 6 months I shall focus on painting up the army itself and then move on the display board.
 

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Warsmith
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Cultists

So first up on the painting table was Cultists...

I do plan on using these as a base for a Renegade List, but for now they will mob-up into a Cultists Blob.





 

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Tanks!

Following the Cultists, I moved onto to paint up a Chimera and a Rhino.

I used weathering powders to make the tanks look a bit more, well weathered. I am very happy with both of them..







 

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And Finaly, I have my Space Marines themselves...

Using the Iron Warriors conversion kits and a number of parts from my bits-box and other older unopened box's I was able to create 20 marines



And then in a single nights painting I have been able to paint up the first 5 marines..



So next up will be a HQ choice to give me a full 'legal' army.


Additional: Before I started this project I painted up a Raptor to see if I liked painting Iron warriors, I finished up the squad after the first unit of cultists..




I built using Khorne Berzerkers and Assault Marines. I used them allot back in 5th edition, but the advent of over-watch and the lack of lesser daemons for Icon based summoning has lowered the tactical value of these guys allot... which is why they had been unpainted for 3 years and as they will not see much Table time they will work well for the test models for the army.
 

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Note:

The Space Marines themselves are not fully based at the moment, I have ordered some of the new 32mm bases that I will be texturing and painting and then putting the Iron Warriors on...
I like the idea of the extra space and I think it will make the army look just that bit better. (Though I do have a few slot-base models that I need to work out how this process will work, otherwise all the marines have just been supperglued on to the base so they Will/Should 'pop off')
 

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lovely chimera!
 

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Warsmith
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lovely chimera!
Thanks!

It was quite fun to paint, cannot wait to do more... I am fighting hard not just to keep painting tanks, but without waves and waves of cannon fodder I would not be a good Iron Warriors General.

Its just a shame I have to pay for the mutants to have guns!..
 

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These are looking sharp! I really dig the cultists. I'm usually lukewarm on cultists, but I think the mix of Marauder bits has worked out really well with the Iron Warriors colors to keep them from looking too "dirty viking-y" and like they still belong in the 41st millennium.
 

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Looking good so far mate! :good:
 

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These are looking good. I'm not sure if it's the lighting but they seem a bit dark/dingy, with not quite enough contrast.

If you're building new Iron Warriors, there's an eBay seller with a custom conversion kit which is pretty sweet.

Warriors of Iron conversion kit.

I have one of these sets waiting in the wings for when I have more time.
 

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Warsmith
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These are looking good. I'm not sure if it's the lighting but they seem a bit dark/dingy, with not quite enough contrast.
Yep, I am aware of the lighting issues, don't have a great set-up yet for quick photos. But when I have a few units finished I will take some much better photos.

But as I am shooting for 'High Tabletop Quality' I am not that worried that the fine details don't show up that well....
 

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[5] Captain Trakas

Good evening

Well, its taken me a few days to get the next unit done. But I have been aiming for a hour a night (or well mornings as I have been working nights). But finally I have finished my first HQ choice.. as such may I present Captain Trakas of the 1st Company, 1st Battalion.


The Model itself is magnetized so I will be able to switch out the the war-gear. But I decided to start with the Combi-Melta and Chainfist as it is more fitting the Iron Warriors.


I painted the base separate from the rest of the model, which is something i will be doing for all my marines. Though I will not be doing so for my cultists, as well that's a little to-much work!





 

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Looks stellar. Good muted effect on the metallics. Druther have the BBoS, myself, but... like you say, magnetized!
 

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Druther have the BBoS, myself, but... like you say, magnetized!
Oh indeed, Iam saving that for the WarSmith, who also will be a Terminator Lord (I have two of the box's). So one set of arms will be kept 'as the box'. and the second will be used to round out the armory and give me options like the BBoS.
 

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Have you considered decals? I think the bare shoulder would be perfect for one of those, but I know that many shy away from the decals, for fear of ruining their models.
Yes, I am thinking about it! Not quite sure what to put on their yet, but it is something I am thinking about.
 

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Yes, I am thinking about it! Not quite sure what to put on their yet, but it is something I am thinking about.
The Iron Warriors logo is on the standard decal sheet that comes with any Chaos Space Marine box. Usually they show their emblem on one of their shoulders, to signal which legion they come from.

If you don't have any, I can send you some if you wish. I only use the Crimson Slaughter part of mine, so I have some spare you can use for shoulders if you want them :)
 

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The Iron Warriors logo is on the standard decal sheet that comes with any Chaos Space Marine box. Usually they show their emblem on one of their shoulders, to signal which legion they come from.
Oh I have plenty of the decals, but I had sort of done the logo with the silver skull on the other shoulder.. But I agree it could look quite good!
 
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