Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Heresy Era Iron Hands - Of Cataphractii and Characters

Got some good headway on the batch painting, but decided that after getting all the base black and iron on the models that I would just paint them up in units of ten. I think that the terminators and veterans in particular would benefit from some more individual effort.

That said, I pulled out the terminators and got the white weapon housings and leather laid down on 'em. I also added some cog-tooth pattern to the right shoulder pad and left knee to help Iron Hand 'em up a bit. So far, so good!

Speaking of terminators, I finished up the Praetor a little while back but realized I hadn't actually taken any photos of it. Rather pleased with him, went with the basic blue on the power cables and thunder hammer, and went with a reddish-orange glow on the Volkite weapon based on the cover art from Tallarn:Executioner.

While I was about it I also banged out an Apothecary for the army, went with the color scheme laid out in one of the old compilation books from the RT era - Primarily the default legion paint scheme, with a white helmet, backback and right arm/shoulder pad. Think it worked out pretty well!


  1. Your batch painting is looking really great! Well done!

  2. Crackin' stuff! That Praetor is very pretty.

    Really like his Volkite effects.

  3. Those guys look great! I especially like the old school paint job on the apothecary.

  4. @Green Stuff Industries: Thanks man! Batch painting isn't for everyone, but in cases where you gotta knock out 30-40 minis in a short time frame, it's hard to beat.

    @Dai: I appreciate it! Was my first Volkite, wasn't sure what color to go with - never tried red before and it seemed to work well against the predominantly cool colors of the rest of the model.

    @The Inner Geek: Thanks! Figured it was appropriate for a heresy-era army. :)

    @Zab: Cheers, bud!

  5. Smashing stuff matey - I love the hammer on the Praetor. Envious to the max of your current (and last years worth it seems) rate of output.