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Just a quick update with a few pics… Enjoy

Hey there, just a quick post on some progress on 4 Rhinos and a Landraider I’m painting for my Iron Hands.  So, the pics

This one is of the mask that I made for the top doors for the Rhino… it is to display the tactical squad markings.  I first made a template out of plasticard, then used it to cut out four arrows.  I then fixed these to the top of the doors, and airbrushed white on.

what it looked like finished…

I then did a bit of modulation with a light grey on the hull, and applied the decals.  That milky discolouration you can see is just the clear coat that I put over the decal to bond it to the mini better.  Once the mini is complete it helps make the decal look like a stencil.



This is the link for my Iron Hands painting diary.  This was my second diary, and my aim for this army was to create a Space Marine force that is capable of total drop pod deployment.  This was a bit of an experiment for me because I often see Space Marine armies built along “conventional” lines.  ie, mechanised.  However you very rarely see a Marine army depicted for wargaming in the way that Marines most often fight, and are set up to fight.  That is drop pod deployment.

As I have an interest in Infantry intense armies, this one has 4 tactical squads in it, supported by 4 Dreadnoughts, all in drop pods. For the Dreadnoughts, I chose to use the Forge World Dreadnought drop pod mini.  This was before I know the rules for it, I just didnt want to have my Dreadnoughts deploying in the standard infantry pod.  I’m glad I selected the FW models, because the rules for them are fantastic too!

Again, this army has now grown, and has several more Dreadnoughts, Terminators and more infantry added.  I am currently adding some Rhinos and Landraiders for Transport so they can be a bit more “Conventional”…