Thursday, 9 July 2015

"The Ion Age" - Prydian Army Retained Knights

"What is your duty? To serve the Emperor's Will."
These three 15mm miniatures are from "The Ion Age" miniatures selection IAF008 Retained Knight Post Charlie and are all armed with Angis Rifles. I’ve based them on a medium “Battlefront Miniatures” stand in order to represent a typical Prydian Army infantry unit. The models were initially undercoated with "Vallejo" Heavy Blue before being washed with "Citadel" Nuln Oil. Their hands were then picked out with "Vallejo" Heavy Red, before I treated them to a glaze of "Citadel" Bloodletter. Finally the models' weapons were painted using the "Citadel" combination of Ironbreaker with Nuln Oil.
Sanguinius WIP - The "Games Workshop" wings will be washed with grey and then dry-brushed white
Sticking with "The Ion Age" I've managed to apply some basic colours to one of the company's 28mm miniatures. I plan to use this 'converted' Retained Knight with an Octa Powered Sword to represent Sanguinius at the time of the Horus Heresy; the devastating Space Marine civil war made popular by "Games Workshop" and "Warhammer 40,000". The model is a little larger than the Primarch of the Blood Angels should be. But as a result should dominate the tabletop as befitting one of the Emperor's genetically-engineered sons.

As the majority of the figure's armour is going to be gold, I've started with a brown undercoat. However I'll need to paint his plastic wings first, as I plan for these to be dry-brushed, so am bound to 'mess up' any surrounding paintwork.
Imperial Guard WIPs - These cars need to be based and undercoated grey
In addition I have assembled and started to base four resin Adder Combat Cars. These wheeled vehicles will actually form part of my 'Rogue Trader' Imperial Army, and will be armed with a variety of weapons ranging from Railguns to Rotary Cannons.

12 comments:

  1. Good work all around, Simon. I'm looking forward to seeing how your WIPs turn out, especially Sanguinius, who, already, looks very impressive.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Bryan. The 'Sanguinius' model is wonderful and will hopefully look rather impressive on the battlefield when decked out all in gold and red. In the meantime I'm hoping to have my Crimson Fists and Imperial Guard see action against more Giger Aliens over the weekend :-)

      Delete
  2. Imperial Army? Super cool.

    Sanguinius is overthetop great.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cheers Dai. I'm just working on a little command base of Imperial Guard but there'll still be plenty of these stalwart troops appearing in my weekend's BatRep. Glad you like the Blood Angel's primarch. He's a great looking figure.

      Delete
  3. We certainly have a heavy metal theme at the moment Simon and I love those armoured cars.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Michael. I wish I had more time to spend on my 15mm mountain. But if I can get some of these vehicles finished and regularly start gaming with them then hopefully it'll spur me on to paint more up :-)

      Delete
  4. There is some rather nice stuff in the Ion range isn't there, this is the first time I've seen those armoured cars "in the flesh", I can remember there being a drawing of them in an advert on the back of "Ragnarok" the SFSFW journal more years ago than I want to think about. Looking forward to the Batrep, it'll give me something to read on my phone at work this weekend!!

    Cheers Roger.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cheers Roger. Big fan of all "The Ion Age" vehicles and plenty more to buy and paint. I do like to use them as an incentive to paint up some additional infantry too though.

      Delete
  5. Those ersatz space marines are looking super.
    I used to have the Space Marine (epic) game back in the early 90s, preferring them over the larger figures, I only wish these 15mm figures had been available then. Though, at 11 years old I might not have done them justice :))

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Roy. They are a cracking range imho and seem to cover most of the figures you'd want to recreate the 'heady days' of 'Rogue Trader' imho. I too preferred epic to 28mm and indeed have for some years been close on several occasions to dusting them off and painting them up :-)

      Delete
  6. Very cool mate. Liking the vehicles I have been admiring the Rogue Trader and Inquisimunda threads in various places may pick up a few random bits to paint for fun.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cheers Simon. Huge fan of "Rogue Trader" era and "Horus Heresy". These "Ion Age" minis are just the trick too :-)

      Delete

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.