Thursday, July 11, 2013
Vraksian Iron Warriors Build Phase
A quick build of some 30k conversions, to finish-up my absurd Siege of Vraks army.
I am loving these "chaos skull heads" I ordered from Puppets War. They make a perfect Aspiring Champion upgrade, and add to the "Steel Brethren" feel to the models.
The model above, was intended to be an homage to the rogue trader era of space marine poses. For whatever reason, the old plastics were all hunched-over, with their bolter pointed almost down to the floor. While I did not pose this figure as drastically, I hope hobbyists as old and crotchety as me will get the reference.
Again, loving these Puppets War heads.
This old-timey Iron Armor is suitably clunky.
The segmented nature of this 30k armor should make for an interesting profile.
While I did use the Chaos Terminator weapon sprue for the weapons, I did some serious surgery on the bits. Too many chaos spikes and skulls and stuff. I want this army to be closer to a pre-heresey force, than the kind of models the recent Dark Vengeance set came with. Too much chaos detail.
Now that the helldrakes, maulerfiends and infantry are finished, I just need to tidy up these tanks, and get to priming. While I hope to finish two gaming boards this summer, getting this collection built and primed would be good enough progress, to be honest.
Now, does anyone know how I am going to drill out lascannons that have oval barrels? I'd love some ideas. At the moment, I am simply considering drilling several small holes, then linking them with an exacto knife. I am a bit concerned that the aged, yellow plastic of these land raiders, circa 1980 something, will disintegrate or shatter when the bit goes in.
Thanks again for the assist!