This morning was another one of those moments, i've been building a set of Iron Warrior Close-Combat terminators. I'd wanted to go a bit different to the normal chaos fare so I used a loyalist terminator close combat squad kit as the basis. Removing all the Imperial Eagles was an obvious step but i wanted to do something a bit more to make them 'Iron Warrior'. The answer came form a set of Steam Knight heads from Maxmini, which i finally got my hands on this morning.
I'll say right away that these heads are superb. Cheap as anything and as good a quality resin bit as anything you'll get from Forgeworld. Admittedly its taken them over a week to get here and anyone who wants to squeeze them into a terminator head slot should ready themselves for some trimming, but if you want a really interesting alternative for your space marines then this is the way to go! Pre-hearasy collectors will certainly enjoy them too!
Well thats fine but then my mind got to thinking.... I've had a dark angel army sat boxed for a while now. It's a mix of the remnants of my old DA army from my teens, the Black Reach models and a couple of models I got recently to top them up. Its been on hold for a while because i was struggling first with the green armour then with the bone white for the deathwing. Eventually it got shelved while i worked on my chaos. But now because of these heads the spark of inspiration has started. Pre-hearasy... Dark Angels ... Already lots of Chaos Marines though...... Fallen! Now where did I put that black paint! ;)