Iron Within, Iron Without – Test Mini

By | 1st April 2017

Iron Within, Iron Without

+++ Iron Havoc +++

Painting a Warhammer 30K legion yellow has defeated me. I can do it no longer, as such I am moving back to my original choice: The Iron Warriors.

It was always  close thing with me which legion to go with but with the Imperial Fists colour scheme being such a pain I have chosen their arch-nemisis instead. I love the Fists characters but that yellow… *shudder*

Sadly the moment I started a tester paint scheme for this my black spray paint ran out, priming by brush is a pain.

Iron Havoc with Lascannon

Iron Havoc with Lascannon

Iron Havoc with Lascannon - business end

Iron Havoc with Lascannon - power feed

Iron Havoc with Lascannon – power feed

If you have never worked with those Forge World power feeds for the lascannons then you are lucky. Hot water and bending got the first two in easy, the others kept popping out or needed sections clipping off. There are another four made to go with this fellow and all. In 30K I can and most likely will go bigger with this squad but it is a start.

I play Chaos Marines, but can I find an Iron Warriors decal for a test mini? Iron Within, No Legion symbol without.

  • Svartmetall

    Welcome back to the Fun Side! Try drybrushing a little Tamiya Chrome Silver for really shiny metal highlights…

    • Cheers chief. The fact I could use this army to partner with my 40k Thousand Sons may have been considered.

      I actually have given this fella a leadbleacher highlight, might need more shine. Also a lot more paints.

  • D Power

    A few electrical wires might help in this case, twisted together or with a band of greenstuff to hold them.
    Nice scheme, dull and beaten like they should be! Mind the blue on the foot.

    • Fook! Hadn’t noticed that, cheers for the spot.

      If I had to do them again I think a solution like that would be worthwhile.

  • TRAITOR! Seriously though, you may want to grab some Leadbelchers spray, it will save you some time. I have been using it for my Iron Snakes and it works really well.

    • Hey now, they could be loyalists… you don’t know! 😉

      I shall have to pick some of that spray up.

  • Turkadactyl

    Yellow is a tough colour to work with. Go with what you’re inspired with. And try Leadbelcher!

    • Good call on both accounts.

      • Turkadactyl

        When I say Leadbelcher I forgot to add spray. Saves loads of time. Using it on my Mechanicus.

        • Do you spray it direct or undercoat black first?

          • Turkadactyl

            I was recommended to use a primer first (I used black). I was told leadbelcher wasn’t a primer and may get rubbed off over time if it is not sprayed over primer.

  • Ah it’s a shame the fists were so difficult to paint. I loved how they looked and was looking forward to seeing more. The iron warrior looks very good however. Have you tried fallout hobbies for decals? They do custom stuff as well, and I am pretty sure they have an iron Warriors decal sheet

    • I haven’t heard of them before, but will go have a looksee. Cheers.

  • Looking good. The blue is a good choice on the cable. I would do some bronze (assuming it’s bronze on the dude’s trim?), on the lascannon – like the tip, and a few details, to pull it all together.

    • Yeah that would be no harm to bring things together a bit more. Cheers.

  • Lovely scheme, keep up the good work!

  • Jimmy K

    Nice looking result there! 🙂
    I’ll look in my toolbox later this week. I don’t use decals, but I sure as hell keep them. I have a ’92-ish Chaos Army starter kit, surely they would’ve been inthere? If I have them I’ll report back!

    • Cheers chief, sadly I don’t have the rest of the squad ready yet. The metal spray I put on them obscured all detail, they are currently soaking for a scrub and round two.

      • Jimmy K

        Hehe, I haven’t checked yet, nor are they at your address within two days, I’ll keep you posted 🙂

      • Jimmy K

        I just checked, I have 1 iron warriors only sheet, 7 small chaos sheets and 4 large ones. If you want them, drop me a line to tell me where to send them? 🙂
        Mind though, I’ll only send the IW ones, not the entire sheets 😉

        • Very generous of you chief, that would be wonderful. Just about to drop a message on your contact form on