Iron Warriors Lord Continues

So today I spent a bit of time putting the  terminator lord together. I’ve added a few photos to show the details as I discuss them.

The principle of pinning is used to ensure two or more parts that may break apart are sufficiently glued together. For newer people to the hibby that might be reading this, if you glue a large metal arm to a creature that always seems to break off or just refuses to gluw together this applies to you.

Pinning is also used for a variety of different reasons, for example attachig a heavy metal piece to a plastic/resin model, making a banner haft that stays on the model or forming an area between 2 pieces that can later have additional material added, most commonly greenstuff.

Other uses of the technique can be used for say, using as the haft of a long weapon where the end of the weapon is plastic or metal.

For the lord I needed to pin the resin legs to the plastic body mainly because the body is designed to flush fit the terminator legs. The resin legs I had were flat at the top meaning they’d be an insufficient bond between the two.

I started by selecting a sturdy rod and cutting it down to size. The length was determined by having around 10mm inserted into either part of the model with another 5mm to fill the clearence inbetween. The thickness of the rod was determined by the fact I only had two sizes. If you look at the pictures below the size was overkill for the purpose, I wpuld normally use a rod thickness shown to attach say an arm to a daemon prince. A large metal model.

I then selected a drill bit that was slightly larger than the rod thickness to give me some ‘wiggle’ space when putting the two together and also fill the remainder of the hole with glue.

I then drilled a hole in each part of the model. Worth nothing another technique here. When putting two pieces together,paint a small splodge on one part and then fit the two pieces together. Some of the paint should then transfer onto the second piece givig you a guidance hole so the two holes and therefore the rod fits snuggly.


I then added superglue to the hole in the legs and inserted the metal rod.


The next stage was to fill the gap between the two parts before they qere stuck together, mainly because the access inbetween was difficult after the two parts were together. I rolled up some greenstuff whilst the glue dried and put this over the top of the rod. The action of sliding the body onto the rod would push the greenstuff down filling any gaps.

Normally if I was pinning say an arm to a body I would superglue one part with the rod inserted and press a very small thin layer of greenstuff onto the part and then push the arm on. This will ensure a bond between both pieces with no gaps.

I then had the legs looking as follows:


I then liberally added more superglue to the greenstuff to make a nice joint with the body and pushed the body onto the rod.



Leaving this to dry will then give a joint between the two halves that would require one hell of a job to break apart.

Once the two halves were together, I scraped away any excess greenstuff that oozed out the gap. Once dry I used a knife to then cut away any greenstuff missed on the first pass.

Hope thats helpful.

Next time onto the arms.

Iron Warrior Champion

Done a very small amount over the last couple of days.

Champion of my first unit is now complete.


But spening far too much time on World of Tanks and Heathstone.



Added a very small amount of frontal armour to my original rhino and thats it.


Hopefully some better updates soon.

On another front, would really like to find some local kill team players. Scrolling through Google I’ve been inspired to build some kill teams. Suits my budget and time a lot more than a larger game.

In the beginning….

Before my last buy on ebay (add a vindicator to that also) I had a boxed chaos force that I’d started putting together. Couple of pictures below of where this is heading.

I’ve always been a big fan of tanks ever since I can remember and wanted to get that ‘been in the field for a while’ look. Adding some old accessories to the front not only provides a little more armour but also gives the impression that the Iron Warriors are entrenched in a long drawn out battle.

I have no idea what supplies a marine army would need as the fluff never mentions it, food and water are given as not requied as are sleeping bags etc.

Maybe some basic tools or repair kits?

Who knows, back to the pictures.


Pretty standard rhino. The chain holding the kit on didn’t work out quite how I’d like, but hunting through the kits toy boxes didn’t reveal any chains of any sorts, you know, the little chains they get with chidrens jewellery sets, so had to make do with what was in the box. My spares for 40k are pretty much non-existant at the moment, 17 years of fantasy gaming has given me a wonderful bitz box, but there aren’t many tanks or bolters in fantasy.

Ho hum, onto the squad.

Below is my squad, or at least the combination of two squads. I really dislike horns in these miniatures and would prefer them without but when I first started putting them togethet I thought we might start gaming with them so didn’t spend much time making them how I wanted.

Also a coulple of normal marines who’ve been converted as stand ins.


Havoc squad with some golden oldie space crusade weapons.


Finally my hero. Or at least most of him. Really like the helmet for this guy. Gives the impression of forbidden technology.


Terminator Lord

So made a small start today on the terminator chaos lord.

Purchased a new set of legs from ebay to give that IW feel. The forgeworld nrugle heresy legs without any nurgle markings seemed to work.

Used the head from the possesed box. Not sure if it works yet, I’ll wait until the rest of the models comes together.

Now just need to find some suitable shoulder pads and finish putting him together.



So warhammer isn’t my only hobby these days.

Between Magic the Gathering, Warhammer and World of Tanks my little free time is well and truly taken up. Thats just the things I do, the internet isn’t ready for the list of things I WANT to do…..

Anyway, been slogging away all day on World of Tanks and rewarded my faithful T-150 with a new paint job and spider emblem for shooting its way through what feels like every tank on the battlefield.

I know, I should have been sorting those Rhinos out.


Getting started again

Was just setting up a new blog for all my hobby needs and realised I already had one. So here I am again.

I’ve been off recently after an operation so had some time to surf ebay. Over the last couple of years I’ve reading the Horus Heresy novels and am forming a list of favourite to least favourite legions. Currently top of the list is Iron Warriors. Don’t know why but I just like the brutality of the legion.

Coming a close second in novels/fluff are probably World Eaters, Space Wolves and Alpha Legion. Continue reading

Slann Base

Although I should have been busy finishing off the daemons for the GW doubles tournament next weekend, I decided to spend a bit of time on my slann priests base.

The base itself is made from 4 x 25mm ruined temple stone resin bases that I’m using throughout the army. Foundations of War have just made a chariot and 50mm ruined temple base but I don’t think they are as good as the smaller ones.  To make the base I used GW’s modular base kit to make a 50mm base and then superglued the 4 smaller resin bases to it.

I then filled the gaps with some filler. After a grey drybrush and slightly inked the stone green and brown with GW’s washes to give an older weathered look to the stones.

Moving on to the actual scenery. The large jungle plant in the background is from some jungle scenery I bought at Salute this year. I also poured some water effect into the gaps between the stones to give the impression of standing water. Some static grass and moss was then glued on.

After having a quick think, I’ve started to paint up a snake to go on the base too to add a bit of colour and tie in with the slann model (lots of snakes and frogs on his palanquin).


Bit of a closer up.


You can see a bit of the water in the next picture, as well as the jungle plant.


A ‘from behind’ shot.


Club Slang

Several members of our club have been given new nicknames (this paragraph is an attempt to immortalise these names). I give you….

Carl the book leper (don’t lend him your army book)

Magpie Stu (because he likes the shiney things)

Gollum Gav (he’ll do anything to have that one ring in his dark elf army)

Whilst we’re on the subject of nicknames (and we’ve shamelessly stolen these), pendant of kaeleth is now the pendant of cheating and the ring of hotek is the ring of filth.

Anyone else have any little nuggets of information we don’t really need to know but need to know (if you know what I mean)?

Oink oink

As disappointed as I am, our group have voted to call ourselves HOGS. My vote (Dice Stealing Ninjas) was ignored. I could rant on for days about it, but thats unproductive, boring to listen too (Carls already had to endure an entire hour on the phone about it) and unproductive (did I say that already?). At least we are moving in a direction. We plan to do a few more tournaments this year. We’ve been looking at the Portsmouth pillage, GW doubles, Bristol Brawl part deux and the GT heats. So here we are, the hogs………….oink oink

Bristol Brawl list – Warriors 2000pts

A few posts (and weeks) back I mentioned I’d post up my Bristol Brawl list, so here it is:

Warriors of Chaos


Exalted Hero (110) Tzeentch (10) Steed (16) Enchanted Shield (15) Halberd (4) Collar of Khorne (25) 180 pts

Exalted Hero (110) BSB (25) Nurgle (20) Banner of Rage (35) Steed (16) Halberd (4) Shield (5) 215 pts

Chaos Sorcerer (85) Dispel Scroll (25) Blood Curdling Roar (20) 130 pts


15 x Warriors of Chaos (225) Shields (15) Full Command (30) Rapturous Standard (20) Nurgle (30) 320 pts

10 x Marauders (40) 40 pts

5 x Marauder Horsemen (65) Flails (10) 75 pts

5 x Warhounds 30 pts


5 x Knights (200) Nurgle (30) Standard Bearer and Champion (40) Warbanner (25) 295 pts

5 x Knights (200) Tzeentch (20) Standard Bearer and Champion (40) Blasted Standard (40) 300 pts

3 x Trolls 135 pts

Chaos Chariot (120) Nurgle (30) 150 pts


Warshrine 130 pts

Total 2000 pts

I always knew that to have a chariot, 2 units of knights and a tooled up warrior unit I’d have to keep the points of the characters quite low. In the end they came out at around 700pts, more points than I would have liked.

My general was the first to be selected. Survivability for cheap was the key so I gave him the mark of Tzeentch along with the 6+ ward and MR2. I also gave him the enchanted shield but forgot to add this into his armour save everytime. For a bit punch I gave him a halberd for that crucial strength 6 when needed.

The BSB was next and I gave him the banner of rage. My figuring behind this was that I could pick and choose the unit that would be frenzied from game to game. Again, I gave him a halberd so if required he could dish out some punishment.

I knew magic offense was out of the question and played a few practise games without a sorcerer but experiance and a lack of dispel made me take a level 1 with a scroll. I wanted to take two scrolls but opted for the bloodcurdling roar instead (after the tournament I realised either bloodcurdling roar or second dispel scroll wouldn’t have made much difference).

Troops wise, I took 15 nurgle warriors with the raptuous standard for a holding unit. Great unit especially in combat with a 2+ save, but nurgle was a waste of 30pts. Not once did I ever feel the points cost was justified. Nurgle has well and truly been nurfed.

The two blocks of knights I knew would smash the pieces out of everything but knew I’d need to get them over to the opponent. One unit had the mark of nurgle for -1 shooting and the other mark of tzeentch and blasted standard for 4+ ward against attacks in the shooting phase.

Several of the club mumbled about the blasted standard but it done me very well. I could put my knights against a dwarf gun line with confidence and banshee screams just bounced off.

The nugle chariot and warshrine were the final bit along with some trolls to dribble at the enemy.

The army itself performed how I imagined, hit them fast and smash their faces in but there are a few things I’d change. The chariot done well but didn’t need the mark of nurgle (I have three nurgle chariots so the time saved in painting another one was worth the 30 points), the mark of nurgle could theoretically be dropped throughout the army, not once did I notice the benefits. The horsemen were great in their various roles but another unit wouldn’t go a miss, the amount of times I just needed another cheap unit behind the unit I was about to break was unbelievable. Hounds were ok but not really needed. If I was needing contention of table quarters I had smashed their army and could easily win them, and if I hadn’t smashed their army, table quarters were the least of my worries. Again the horsemen with fast cav rule can capture them.

Next time I go warriors, I think I’ll take khorne and beat them to more of a bloody pulp.