The Xth Legion – Iron Hands – The Flesh is Weak – Reinforcements

Posted: August 7, 2016 in Iron Hands

Hi All,

So as promised (albeit a bit late) is the update to the Iron Hands army.  I was working on this addition a few weeks ago.  I’ve been meaning to get the photographed for some time, however time restrictions have meant that I’ve not been able to get to them until this morning.

So this tranche reinforcements consists mostly of characters and a few nice to have, but not urgent units.

We’ll start off with Forge World’s interpretation of the classic Rogue Trader era Land Raider, known now as the Land Raider Proteus.  What a great job (as usual) they’ve done.  Whilst Forge World haven’t gotten around to casting the tracks onto to the hull just yet, it’s still a great kit.  Brings back a lot of fond memories.  The plan with this vehicle is to transport the Tactical Support Squad I did with the plasma guns.  The idea is they jump out, hose something, and if they survive after that, then all good.  But hopefully in their suicide mission, they scrub out a difficult to kill infantry unit.

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Next up is the Sicaran Venator.  I’m not 100% on what the meta is on these (I’ve not played 30k in quite a while), however they seem to produce a lot of bang for your buck.  You’ll notice a bit further down I’ve got a tank commander popping out of a hatch.  Thats meant to be Casterman Orth.  A nice force multiplier for the Venator.  IMG_4205 IMG_4206 IMG_4207

Casterman Orth.  Based on the Games Workshop model for Sergeant Antaro Chronus, featured in the Ultramarines codex.  I’ve modified it slightly, including Iron Hands shoulder pads, and replacing the bolt pistol with a power maul.  For the power maul, I ended up making the shaft out of brass rod, I feared that the resin one would be too fragile for day-to-day gaming.    IMG_4209

So Gav-cannon rapier platforms.  Just because they’re cool.  I magnatised the weapons incase at some point in the future I want to give them a different load out.  I put them on the GW oval bases because I think it give them a nice finishing touch.  IMG_4210IMG_4228

A librarian.  I’ve long thought that the Sevrin Loth librarian model (of Red Scorpions fame) as the best librarian model ever produced.  I’ve actually also considered doing one for the World Eaters too (for loyalist forces).  IMG_4214

With the new rules for the Master of Signals coming out regarding his command rhino, I think we’ll see more of these guys moving forward.  They can bring down some pretty serious fire-power in one turn, whilst also delaying or speeding up reserves.  IMG_4215

Yeah, this guy…  with the new rules, I’ll probably take off the jump pack and put him in a squad of destroyers….IMG_4220

Nice to have… nuff said.  IMG_4221

I really like these models.  This squad have some ray guns.  IMG_4226IMG_4204Ok, thats it for now.  I’ve been doing a fair bit of 6mm scale painting and gaming of late.  I find the scale and game play  much more enjoyable.  The models I’ve been working on are just reinforcements to my 6mm scale World Eaters.  So I may or may not do posts on them.  Just run of the mill stuff, more tactical marines, basilisks etc.  I am working on three Thunder Hawk transports, which are seriously cool models and very usable in 6mm, so I may do a post on them too.  We’ll see.

Ok, thats enough from me.

Bye for now

John

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Comments
  1. Carl Hendrickson says:

    Inspiring work! I don’t game 40K but I do like to see how creative people can be with their armies as the level of painting and modelling is much higher than traditional gaming. Your webpage is making me want to visit Games Workshop which is something I rarely consider.

    Again inspiring post and amazing brushwork, thank you for sharing.

  2. Warburton says:

    Very nice work mate.

  3. Pete S/ SP says:

    Great work- the rust and lighting effects are very nice.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

  4. Azazel says:

    Great work on these – the weathering really makes them. And the photos make me want to get to work on my 30k stuff!

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