Tuesday, 10 November 2015
Pre-Heresy Iron Hands: Ferrus Manus WIP
I'm back with another post for my Iron Hands legion which features the gorgon himself;
So it was a bit of an impulse buy for a future meeting with the other bunnies to give my force some much needed close combat capabilities. However, I have to confess I was planning on doing a step by step build for the model but unfortunately I am in no way a master model builder! lol. It's definitely the fiddliest model I have ever built, as you have to apply all of the parts for the servo harness, chains and pipes separately. The picture below should give you an idea of all the tiny pieces before the build.
Sometime later after much frustration and cursing! Ferrus was ready :)
I will definitely say it is a beautiful model, the details on close inspection are brilliant. I personally enjoy the painting side of the hobby to the construction, so i'm excited to put brush to model over the next week. The only drawback I can see with the model is its posing. I know it is designed to be apart of the diorama with Fulgrim, but in most other cases he is swinging way too high in my opinion.
I did think about reposing him myself to change his stance or the height of his swing, but in the end I decided to build him as intended. Another Ferrus in the future may get some changes though :).
I have also decided to not paint or put together the scenic base for the time being. This is because I am wanting to maximize the amount of painting time I have on Ferrus himself, so he's completed for his first battle field appearance. The other reason being that I would like to magnetize the scenic base. Below is a photo without the dead Emperors Children on it ;).
So I hope you like the quick post from me, please feel free to ask any questions. I will be doing an overview post in the not too distant future talking about the legion, its organisation and tactics. After doing my research I'm looking forward to discussing the Gorgon's style of warfare and how I see it affecting my legion. (In a fluffy way of course!)
Thanks again for reading,