Monday, February 13, 2012

paint: iron warriors: breaching squad ferrugo

Finished my second unit... (all images clickable to biggie-size)

Breaching Squad Ferrugo:
plague marines, plasma, flamer; champ w/ fist

I streamlined the sequence a bit (same colors, just re-ordered some steps so I'm not going back to the same pots) and kept a stopwatch running while I painted - took about 12 hours to do the squad. A little math averages me an hour-and-a-half to an hour-and-forty-five per figure, depending on the type of squad.

Both of the "Breaching Squads" in my list are technically Plague Marines, and while I think the shields help denote the Toughness increase and Feel No Pain well enough for most folk, I thought I'd amp up the rust and patina to give 'em a metallic "decay" look, just to help drive the point home. It's not quite as pronounced as I thought it would be, but I'm happy with it.

While I had the wife's camera to snap nicer pics than last time, I brought the Zigouilliers back out to help see the difference...

Breaching Squad Ferrugo & Ahnighito's Zigouilliers:
Plague Marines & Chaos Havocs, respectively

I plan to take the rest of the month off from painting to work on building/converting the last Rhino, both Vindicators, and the Dreads. I'll also be working on some custom Iron Warrior Rhino doors/front plates for The Freebootaz annual Toys for Tots army. In March it'll be back to the painting table with... whatever vehicle or unit gets me a fully-painted Combat Patrol for Adepticon in April.

1 comment:

  1. Those "Plague" Marines look ace and the idea behind the shields to represent the improved stats and special rule is quite clever.

    The chevrons on the shields are very well done. How about some freehands on them? So much plain space would seduce me instantly to paint something on it. So how about a IV or even the legion's symbol, i.e. the IW Skull?