Good morning all,
Heres a project I’ve been working on over the Easter Holiday break. It’s about 4,000pts worth of 30k Iron Hands. I’ve still got Ferrus to go, and quite a substantial amount of Mechanicum too. This is just the first tranche to get the ball rolling. It was a real pleasure to paint. Black, as you all know, is a tricky ‘colour’ (it’s actually a shade) to paint. To make a black army look good is very difficult. I tried a few different techniques on this army to help overcome some of the obstacles faced by painting a black army.
You’ll notice that I’ve used the new Forge World Iron Hands decal sheet. I have to say, I am a little disappointed by it. There are a few pros, but also a few cons too. Let me explain. The main pro, is that, unlike the older FW decal sheets, each decal is printed on its own piece of clear film. So no more spending hrs cutting around 50 shoulder pad markings. Oh, the time I’ve spend doing that. Another pro is the totally awesome Clan markings. There are some really nice ones on this sheet. So thats it for the pros. A few of the cons. There are not enough Clan markings to do anymore that 15 or so marines. So that means, with a force this size, I would have needed to buy about 3-4 sheets if I wanted to do a whole army from the same clan. The other con is the lack of the roman numeral “X”. One thing I really love about 30k modelling, is festooning the marines and their vehicles with their legion number designation. It just looks hard as fuck. There are no Xs” on this decal sheet. Also, the new style ‘graphic’ decals look childish to me. I used them, and they look ok, and some had some cool shit on it (an inverted pentagram) but overall, not that impressed. I preferred the old decal sheet….
Ok, the models, behold!
So as many of you know, the hull is based on the plastic Baneblade kit. The instructions that accompany the Fellblade are basically useless. This kit is a real prick to assemble. Looks fucking cool though! Tough as nails too…
Probably my favourite models from the FW Iron Hands range. These guys look like Special Forces about about go and kick down a door or something. They’re covered in bits of kit and just look like they’re ready for business. I want to get more.
Thats it for the time being. Back to study now. See you all for the post Emperor’s Legions Epic Scale 30k Comp I’m supporting at BrisCon on 01 May. If you’re thinking of coming, please head over now a pick up your tickets.
Thanks for dropping in