This post is mostly for me, but I'll write it out in case my thought process piques anyone's interest:
To be honest, I've been getting bored with my Iron Warriors a bit. So I've started looking around for some other projects to intetrsperse in my Iron Warriors. It'll break up the tedium of painting a million silver marines and give me a chance to play with some techniques I've had my eye on.
First up: the lists I'm interested in.
Haven't decided which one to start first - they'll both cost about the same taking overlap into account (3 Rhinos).
Not looking to go too crazy with conversions - just the big stuff. I'm trying to keep the cost down.
I already own most of the daemons I need.
Now, to the ideas I wanted to try out:
1.) Found a neat painting technique in No Quarter No. 18. Essentially, you paint with a series of washes over white primer. Tested it out a bit, produces interesting effects and moves pretty quickly. Also may give me an excuse to use my new hairdryer.
2.) Speaking of speed - I want to try my hand at getting an army to the table pretty quickly. After years of being painstaking, I think it's time to try something new - leave my comfort zone and all.
3.) Forgeworld is the bane of my existance. the Chaos Dreadnoughts they make are amazing and I've had my eye on the deathguard kit for a while as well.
4.) I've also had ideas for a nurgle defiler filed away for about 6 months now. I'd like to bust those out as well.
5.) As far as a paint scheme, this will give me a chance to fuck around with a lot of different ones. I'm not going to be too concerned with a unified color scheme.
6.) As an added challenge - I wont be using any metallic paint. Could be crazy.
These are tidbits of info and reseach that I've done so far while I think about getting either of these lists started.
1.) No idea how I want to base these armies - something cheap (so no ready made resin bases) and fairly simple (so no eleaborate milliput slate bases with water). Been thinking about lava bases. Found this tutorial on 'em.
Fun Fact: this guys thread about his own iron warriors on dakka got me started on my own guys. Pretty neat stuff.
2.) Looking at the mech list as well as the sternpod list for my Iron warriors, it's painfully obvious that I need a ton of combi-meltas, chaos meltas and chaos flamers. Not all that easy ot financially feasable to get that many of any of them. I've even looked into altenatives, and there's nothing I like too much.
This brings me to thinking about resin casting. I figure if I need 24 metlas, 12 flamers and 16 combi-meltas, then maybe the money would be better spent on just making them myself. It would also be a neat techique to add to my repertoire. Based on what I've seen on the Smooth-on site, I wont be needing any vacuum equipment.
Links (for me):
The Chaos Lists;
Lava Bases: http://www.coolminiornot.com/article/aid/750
The iron warriors army that inspired me way back when: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/189538.page
Resin casting of parts:
The kit I want:
I'm looking to continue my "On Paint" series soon. Just wanted to throw this up for the time being.
Hmm, I should probably get off my ass and post some pics of recent work as well.