Title: Iron Warriors 21st Grand Company
Description: Terminator squad and Warsmith
Jofus - May 19, 2010 12:47 PM (GMT)
I am about to start working on a Lieutenant in terminator armor. He will be in charge of the other terminators doing siege warfare, thinking along the lines of anti-armor, wall breaching, and bunker busting. For weapons I will give him a chain fist and combi-melta. Model wise I am going to use the plastic lord, no cape, as a base, convert one leg to be bionic, use the loyal terminator helmet with the bionic eye, and give him a servo arm. I think i will leave of the trophy racks mainly because seams they would get in the way if you where trying to get into a hole in the side of a wall or what have you. I was just wondering what else I might be able to do to make him a little more Iron Warriorish.
I will try to post WIP pics here but it will be a slow process because this will be a project I work on while on lunch at work.
KingOfFools - May 19, 2010 03:55 PM (GMT)
you can't be much slower than I though. :D
Jofus - May 19, 2010 04:13 PM (GMT)
Well I have a defiler that I have been converting since July 2007, but I did drop the hobby until recently just because I have been too busy.
Warsmith Gorrched - May 19, 2010 08:55 PM (GMT)
What you have described would be IW, at least in my eyes. Sometimes its not about going 100% over the top, painting and such also pulls to the effect of what an iron warrior really is. Not to mention pose and other things. Little effects such as battle damage is another good means to having that 'siege' feel.
Loki - May 20, 2010 08:01 AM (GMT)
Battle damage is a must, a "I'm going to blow a hole in your wall with my sheer awesomeness" pose, and perhaps som additional armour plating..
Khargoth - May 20, 2010 09:06 AM (GMT)
Make the chainfist a Big Daddy-style drill. Integrate the combi-melta into his other gauntlet in the same way one of the older Chaos Lord minis did.
Jofus - May 20, 2010 03:31 PM (GMT)
He won't be getting a big daddy drill, that's a little too over budget. I started on the bionic leg; unfortunately I can only able to fit one piston inside his lower leg but it still looks good. After the glue drys I will try to make his foot look bionic.
Warsmith Gorrched - May 20, 2010 10:57 PM (GMT)
I'm surprised I'm the first to say this but....WE WANT PICTURES!! :gas
Khargoth - May 21, 2010 02:43 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Jofus @ May 20 2010, 03:31 PM)|
| He won't be getting a big daddy drill, that's a little too over budget. |
And I'd be horrified to hear if you'd chopped up a Big Daddy just to get one. Try using the nozzle from something as a base, be it a sauce squeeze bottle or a tube of super-glue, and scratchbuild your way up from there.
Jofus - May 22, 2010 02:47 AM (GMT)
Warsmith Gorrched - May 22, 2010 03:10 AM (GMT)
A good start to be sure, just needs some file loving to clean it up a bit (besides green stuff of course)
Jofus - May 26, 2010 05:00 PM (GMT)
Jofus - June 8, 2010 01:14 PM (GMT)
Well sculpting an Iron Warrior Symbol from the skull failed. It was just too small for me to sculpt any details on, I could get the bottom half looking nice but only enough room to put two of the vertical slots. Next up I will make a mold from an Iron Warrior shoulder pad, and try to make a thin cast that I can glue onto his shoulder pad. If that fails then a transfer is my last resort, just cant free hand good enough.
I went to my FLGS this weekend but they did not have any techmarines with servo harnesses in so no servo arm yet, going to try again on Friday. In the mean time I am working on his retinue, 5 termies with combi-meltas and 2 chain-fists, 3 powerfists. Nothing really special about them other than 4 of the guns are converted do to lack of combi-meltas. Think I will give the champion a servo arm too and keep that as a running theme in my army.
On a side note what is a good way to add a little bit of rubble to a base? I was thinking of cutting up a sprue, that could give the impression of some small supports or chunks of a wall. I would want the look of something haven been blown up, not fall down in sections so just small bits and pieces.
Jofus - August 3, 2010 04:57 PM (GMT)
Well I had finished my squad but do not like how the Iron Warrior symbol came out, to thick, so I am working on a second batch for my squad and will be placing a shoulder pad behind the mold and greenstuff to get them thinner. Starting work on my next squad and was wondering what special weapon, if any would complement an auto cannon best for gunning down infantry? Right now its just going to be a 10 man CSM squad modeled with bolters, Champion will have a combi-bolter, on guy will get an auto cannon and not sure about the special weapon.
KingOfFools - August 4, 2010 05:40 PM (GMT)
I can't recommend single lightning claws.
either go cheap with power weapon or go power fist.
I'd never take more than one chain fist per squad, I'd make that guy a champ though.
Khargoth - August 5, 2010 02:16 AM (GMT)
If you're teleporting the Terminators, a combi-flamer will add some punch against light infantry on the turn they arrive. Chainfists and combi-meltas are good for popping tanks, but unless you can get the drop on something expensive like a Land Raider, Terminators are an expensive investment for that role.
A good mixed-purpose teleporting squad is a heavy flamer, combi-flamers, power weapons and two chainfists. The heavy flamer, combi-weapons and lack of CC upgrades are cheap, making two chainfists cost-effective. Teleport in, drive off any nearby infantry with massed flamers. Terminators can handle themselves with just Power Weapons, the chainfists lend some extra wallop in combat and let you peel open more than one tank. You may think needing to charge the tanks to destroy them is a weakness, but your opponent will see the chainfists, and either hold his line and have his tanks picked off, or scatter them trying to keep them intact, during which time their shooting is greatly reduced.
Jofus - August 31, 2010 04:00 PM (GMT)
Time for some pics of the full squad and Lt. Thanos.
If you want to see more pictures of the individual members here is the full Album
Jofus - October 1, 2010 01:04 PM (GMT)
kelaino - October 2, 2010 04:09 PM (GMT)
Nice work. I really like the bajonettes on the little guys (i.e. ordinary marines) have a couple of them myself and I am very pleased with them. The GS on the shoulder guards look really promising too. Now paint them :)
Jofus - October 6, 2010 02:35 AM (GMT)
Jofus - October 6, 2010 04:00 PM (GMT)
Here is my WIP Land Raider Ares.
Still working on the dozer blade, need to file down the plastic card added to the sides and add some spikes to the blade itself. The sponsons are done, but will not be assembled until after painting. Also I am going to try adding Iron Warrior symbols to the doors, just not sure how well that mold came out yet. Should I add some more Chaos details to it or leave it as is.
KingOfFools - October 10, 2010 04:38 PM (GMT)
very nice conversion so far.
Jofus - October 11, 2010 02:21 AM (GMT)
Ok I have another PIP of my Defiler. I am not too happy with the picture itself but that is what I get for using my phone.
Jofus - October 11, 2011 12:15 PM (GMT)
KingOfFools - October 15, 2011 08:48 PM (GMT)
It took exactly 1 year to finish? that reminds me of some stuff that is standing on my shelf.
I hate it when the frosting effect screws up my work, so I am glad it wasn't too bad for you. It happened to me on my blood slaughterer and I had to fix it.
Jofus - October 16, 2011 01:36 AM (GMT)
Actually I think I first started on that guy around July of 2007. Put the body together then took a long hobby break. After that then if was mainly just slow painting and real life limiting when I could paint and for how long.
Jofus - January 17, 2012 09:19 PM (GMT)
hushrong - January 18, 2012 04:33 AM (GMT)
That Terminator looks great!
Khargoth - January 30, 2012 05:47 PM (GMT)
Great job on the Defiler, glad to see another upright among our ranks.
Regarding the terminators, the only criticism I'd put forward is the red. It's quite flat and very bright. I'd give it a rather heavy go with a dark wash, and then drybrush it with your original red. Hopefully will give it a bit of depth.
Jofus - January 31, 2012 01:19 PM (GMT)
Khargoth, I do see what you mean about the reds being very bright and flat, but I was going for a bright look on the cables. Right now the only washes I have are Gryphonne Sepia and Thraka Green, neither of which sound good for the red. What wash would you recommend. Now on the tusks though there is a drybrushing of red gore up to blood red, just really can't see it from any of these pictures.
Jofus - March 7, 2012 02:56 AM (GMT)
lokkorex - March 7, 2012 10:09 AM (GMT)
sweet-looking lieutenant you've got there. :thumb: