Shut Up and Paint! 3

January 15, 2012 ·

January 15, 2012

Iron Warriors Plasma Chosen Squad 1 is done! I managed to finish off these guys in 3 hours flat, which is pretty good going, if I do say so myself.

Strangely enough, the plasma guns were actually quicker to paint than the bolt guns. I opted to go for the pinky/purple glowy Chaos power cell effect, rather than the usual blue Imperial one.

Yes, it does look a bit gaudy next to the black and yellow hazard stripes. But I think this will look better once they've been dipped and shaded.

I'm actually starting to like this army now that it's all coming together. Of course, I haven't played any more games with it, so it might suck on the tabletop. But either way, I'll be taking it to Blog Wars 3 and Open War while I'm working on my Tau.

Finishing 1 squad a week feels good and based on this, I have about 3-4 weeks of painting left.

I have another Iron Warriors Plasma Chosen Squad, a Melta Havoc Squad, 6 Obliterators and 1 Warsmith to go.

They all need to be dipped, flocked and varnished. Then they're done.

In the meantime, James is keen to get a game in with his Necrons soon and has asked if he can play my Iron Warriors. So it will be interesting to see if melta/plasma spam can deal with the latest Codex.

If I'm honest, I don't have great hopes for the Iron Warriors, because they're a very blunt and bland army. Take out their transports and they're pretty screwed. But isn't that the way with all Space Marine armies right now?

3 comments:

Stillfrosty said...
January 15, 2012 at 4:36 PM  

Adam,

I do not have a single transport in my Space Marine Army...

Kagami said...
January 15, 2012 at 6:20 PM  

this iron warriors look amazing

Pumuckl said...
January 18, 2012 at 3:07 AM  

Adam,

can u post the Armylist of your Iron Warriors. I remember u wrote a article about conversion or youtubemovie?

Would be good to get an overview about the army.

thx

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