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[WH40K] Kitbashing an Iron Warriors KillTeam

After a nice KillTeam match with my friends, I got the idea of creating a unique team of old battle forged veterans. Luckily, nobody bought my chaos chosen from Ebay. So I decided to start with them. They look really good, very unique and characterful.

I started with the guy wearing the cool Bolter. I removed the Bolter and gave him a Plasmagun. I realized earlier, that this weapon is good in KillTeam games. He also got an Iron Warriors shoulder pad from Forgeworld to show his affiliation to the legion.
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The second man should be armed with an Autocannon. He would play the role of a sniper, maybe with the special ability to shoot at two models. Due to the lack of an Autocannon I made my own from a Heavy Bolter and a Machinegun, but it looked too massive. I shorted the barrel after some time of thinking.
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The third man was a normal guy with a chainsword, a Bolter and a Boltpistol.
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After him I thought of getting another Plasmagun carrier and I wanted to go further with the modding of those chosen. This one was challenging, because I fully changed his pose and I like the result.
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A leader was missing and this one should look great! And should, like a real Iron Warrior, wear a Servoarm. Although, there are no rules for that tool.
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The last member took some time to think about. I also had the 200 points maximum in my head, because I also want to add 10 cultists to my team. And that’s why I could not take another Plasmagun with me. So a Flamer should do it. I call him the crazy Pyro and gave him the backpack of the old chaos rocket guy to give him a lot of explosive stuff.
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I’m looking forward to play a game with them ๐Ÿ™‚
KillTeam is really inspiring and I’m already thinking of building teams for other armies as well. You don’t need to collect a huge army to have nice games. Just a small group of trained veteran characters with a lot of personality. It is helpful to have a huge bitzbox ๐Ÿ˜‰
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[WH40K] A new Predator

Actually it was some time ago I endedย this project, but I didn’t found the time to write about it. I sold my old preds on ebay and got me this new one. I like the “new” design. My old Chaos tanks were littered with spikes, skulls, blood, and this stuff, but

I found a Chaos front from Forgeworld in my Bitzbox. I also magenetize all the weapon options. This brings a bit more flexibility.
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I started with black primer.
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After that I dry bruched the whole tank with a mix of Squig Orange and a dark brown followed by Boltgun Metal. I washed the whole tank with Nuln Oil. and brushed it again with Boltgun Metal.
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After the dry brushing with metal I intensified the left rust marks with Squig Orange and the metal scratches with Mirthil Silver. I also painted the chaotic fixtures with Shining Gold and hilghighted them with a mix of Shining Gold and Mirthil Silver.
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An Iron Warriors tank also needs those black and yellow stripe sheme somewhere and I decided to put it just on the side weapons so the tank wouldn’t look too overloaded.ย I started with a layer of Skull White followed by Golden Yellow and a mix of Golden Yellow and Sunburst Yellow. I added a layer of Gryphone Sepia to produce some shades. Then I painted the black stripes with Chaos Black. After that I highlighted the yellow area with a mix of Golden Yellow, Sunburst Yellow and Skull White. I repeated that by adding some more Skull White. I also gave the black stripes a highlight with a mix of Chaos Black and Skull White.
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I really like the result. It’s definetly an Iron Warriors tank, but it looks clean.
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[WH40K] A new coat of whitewash for my Chaos Landraider

I bought a landraider kit right from the beginning. I added as much spikes from the chaos sprue as I could. I liked it at that time. But today think it looks like a freaky punk version of a landraider and I had to change that. That’s why I grabbed that tank and cutted all those spikes off. I also had to stuff some holes with green stuff. I like clean slightly battle damaged tanks for my chaos army. In order to achieve that I had do disassemble the whole tank ๐Ÿ˜€

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After I put it back together I gave it a coat of black primer. I wanted to give it the look of rusty scratched metal. The same look I applied on my shadowsword. That’s why I drybrushed the tank with a mix of squig orange and mournfang brown. In order to let this rusty layer to come through I used some kind of liquid masking tape. It was applied in small and larger areas in the tank. This stuff dries and can later be scraped off. After that followed a drybrushed layer of boltgun metal (I know it’s an old colour, but I still got some pots in my hobby crate ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). When you use this liquid masking tape it is important, that you remember WHERE you used it. I spent a lot of time searching the surface of my landraider for those areas I could scrape off. I think I found them all… but I’m not really sure ๐Ÿ˜€ I like the effect. I think one can compare it to the salting technic. I can’t use this technic because I got no paint brush equipment. In my opinion it’s a paint-brush-only-tech. Whatever, I like this liquid masking shit and I think I will use it more in the future. In order to highlight the metal I drybrushed the tank with runefang steel in the first place. Then I took runefang steel mixed with a bit water and a fine detail brush and tightened the edges of the metal areas. I highlighted quasi the borders from the metal areas to the rusty ones. This step took some time, but the result looks really nice.
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The Iron Warriors black and yeallow stripes were applied the same way I painted the yellow moons from my night goblin army. I tried to let it look dirty and battered.
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I didn’t add too much details, because I wanted this to be a quick project. I also realized, that the arms from my new fully modular chaos general fit perfectly on a faxe beer can ๐Ÿ˜€

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[WH40K] Some new BOOOM BOOOM

When you took a look into my small gallery you may noticed my basilik squadron. As an owner of an Iron Warriors army I couldn’t resist to add another three of them. I like big guns with a long range. I also took some old tin models and decolored them with aceton. I was surprised by the result. But look for yourself. Besides the aceton I used a metal brush, some warm water and a tooth brush to remove the old color from the models.
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The basilisks are still work in progress. I want to add some aging effects and a crew for each one. I purchased a titan tech priest to represent a member of the Dark Mechanicum who maintains those artillery machines.

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