Sunday, 5 February 2023

Warsmith's Words: Raptors and Warp Talons

 Welcome back to the Vault! Life has been very full on recently, but I've found some time to write a blog post. My hobby time still continues to be very Iron Warrior focused, although it feels like there's been more playing than painting recently!

I'm currently painting 10 Possessed; the sculpts are lovely, but the level of detail on them is insane! I've finished the trim on all the power armour, and am now considering the fleshy/spiky/gribbly bits. I'm taking these fairly slowly just to avoid burning out.

I do have a back log of completed units to share on the blog. So for today here are the Raptors and Warp Talons.

Saturday, 7 January 2023

Warsmith's Words: Iron Warriors 'Brute Squad

 Welcome back to the Vault and a (belated) Happy New Year. Whilst I am not really one for new year resolutions I would like to continue with my painting streak, and play more games. I think lockdown got me into a much more "stay at home" mindset, and I'd like to change that in 2023, taking more opportunities to participate in the more social aspects of our wonderful hobby.

I painted over 100 models last year (a record I think), and I still have a number of them to share on the blog. First up are a pair of Helbrutes. Nothing says Chaos Space Marines more than these corrupted Dreadnoughts.

The first Helbrute is equipped with a Multi-Melta and punchy fist:

Saturday, 24 December 2022

A Tale of Two Santas: Chaos Noctilith Crown

 Welcome back to the Vault, and a very Happy Christmas to you all. Regular readers will appreciate I haven't posted in a while; I've made some priority changes to my schedule in the last couple of months and whilst I am blogging less I am painting more. There is a veritable back log of Iron Warriors to share in upcoming posts.

I've been involved in a Christmas painting challenge. In 2020 a number of my friends participated in a "Tale of Four Santas" producing painted models as gifts for each other. This year we revisited the challenge in a slightly different manner; each participant would keep the model but the particular miniature had to be inspired by the lyrics of the "The Twelve Days of Christmas". 

For me there was an obvious choice; the Chaos Noctilith Crown aka the Stargate. The central ring would serve wonderfully as a Gold Ring. 

Sunday, 20 November 2022

Warsmith's Words: More Iron Warriors Legionnaires

 Welcome back to the Vault! My collection of painted Iron Warriors continues to grow with the addition of a squad of 10 Legionnaires. These chaps are kitted out for the assault phase with chainswords and pistols, whilst the Aspiring Champion has a daemon blade. The trophy rack on the Champion can also be used as an Icon.

Monday, 7 November 2022

Warsmith's Words: Perturabo-don!

 Welcome back to the Vault! Today we have even more reinforcements for the Iron Warriors. One of my fellow club members gifted me a 3D printed Armoured Evil Space Baddie who I've paint up in Iron Warrior colours.

Wednesday, 2 November 2022

Warsmith's Words: Iron Warriors Havocs

 Welcome back to the Vault! I seem to be on my longest hobby streak for several years; I'm actually painting daily at the moment which is unheard of! I'm currently alternating "unit of dudes" with "cool big model or character", and next off the list is another Iron Warriors iconic unit, the Havocs.

Tuesday, 25 October 2022

Warsmith's Words: Iron Warriors Daemon Prince

 Welcome back to the Vault! I am on something of a hot streak with my Iron Warriors; the hobby butterfly remains firmly alighted on the IV Legion and I've completed another unit. To my mind Daemon Princes are one of the quintessential Chaos Space Marine choices and I knew I would have to have one in my collection.