Continuing the conversation from last post. Nearly a year and a half ago, I started a small gaggle of Iron Warriors for Special Operations purposes in order to scratch that particular hobby itch. I wanted each model in the team to be distinctly OOP and particularly full of the warm, glowing, warming glow that those old sculpts offer.
Of course, this was slightly controversial decision -not for the OOP nature of the project, but rather because (as longtime readers will know) the Iron Warriors are one and only army that my favorite frienemy, Referee Pitmann, has enjoyed for nearly 12 years now. How many of us can say that? He has only ever collected and played Iron Warriors in his entire 40K career.
Perhaps unwittingly working from the time-tested motto “if you can’t beat them join them,” I actually slapped these bad boys together almost a long while ago… and they have only just now made it on to the pages of A Gentleman’s Ones (you might be surprised to hear how many other projects remain untouched on this site). There’s been a lot going on and only so much time to post. So, in slower hobby moments, here we are.
I absolutely must offer a very warm a specific “thank you” to Derina, who quite kindly donated most of these models. Thank you.
The Heavy Bolter marine is my favorite, and therefore the Team Leader of the bunch –that’s how it works with me, practical considerations be damned.
I’m not sure what to make of the fellow in the back right –that gun is just weird, really weird. Certainly, he is not Berzerker as the helmet might suggest but rather from a time in which the aesthetic of these things remained wondrously in flux. Perhaps that is part of my attraction to these models now… how peculiar and raw they seem. I don’t know.