Sunday, October 27, 2013

Heresy Era Iron Hands - Sicaran battle tanks built

Crazy busy week once again, however I was able to squeeze in a little more painting time on the Iron Hands here and there and they're really starting to look like something at this point! Still another session or two to go however, need to highlight and shadow the bases and add in the squad markings on the knees and greaves. Once that's done they'll get a hit of sealant and then I'll add the waterslide clan markings to the right shoulder pads. Not far from the finish line!


Having gotten that far I decided to reward myself with a little build time and banged together the pair of Sicaran tanks. The kits went together like a dream - by far the easiest FW build I've done in a long, long time. Looking at the pics it appears I need to give the cannon barrels another hot water bend treatment, but other than that they're pretty much ready for the paint stage. Really looking forward to putting a brush to 'em!


The side sponsons are once again magnetized for transport and damage mitigation, and I added a tank commander to one of the turrets to represent Spearhead Centurion Castrman Orth - he's very similar to Sergeant Chronos in 40k, it seems. He grants the tank BS5 and tank hunters which coupled with the 6x Str 7 Rending shots the Accelerator Autocannons put out makes it hell on light vehicles and potentially even to the AV14 so prevalent on the 30k battlefields!

10 comments:

Siph_Horridus said...

Well jealous, look amazing mate!

Godwyn Fischig said...

These look fantastic! The brass symbols are well placed and subtle. It is excellent news that they assemble really smoothly. I have been considering getting one, but I have heard a lot of the other HH tanks are a pain to assemble. I guess the fact that you do not need to piece together the tracks is a great step towards better kits.

Zab said...

Just finished reading about them in Massacre. It seems that the death of Manus left quite few of them unhinged. Quite apt given their predilection for machinery ;) Nice touches with the brass etch.

Dai said...

Weird, those symbols on their "shoulders" (?) with the 3 hex's - almost.... nurgle-ish?

Very impressive looking armour. They'll look splendid in your colours.

The Inner Geek said...

Those are sweet! It's a shame all the best stuff is coming from Forge World lately. But, on the up side, at least the prices are becoming competitive since GW keeps raising theirs!

Mordian7th said...

Thanks folks! Definitely a fun kit, really looking forward to getting some paint on 'em!

The Eye of Error said...

Yes they are nice tanks, knowing you. They are fully painted by the time I post this comment. :)

Mordian7th said...

@The Eye of Error: Hah! You know me too well. Though at this moment they're only about half painted. Should be done with 'em tonight though! :)

TheAmbit said...

How large are these compared to a land raider? Fairly similar?

Mordian7th said...

@TheAmbit: They're a little smaller in every dimension, but only by a half-to-three-quarters of an inch or so. I'll snap a couple scale pics soon!