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?
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