A Tale: Iron Hands Heresy Challenge


Greetings dearest internet, and welcome to the kick off article to my tale of many Basterds challenge. As I mentioned in the setup article I shall be expanding my Iron hands.

Despite my progress last year with my monthly oath articles, my painting this year has been frankly.. Well non existent. I have built a whole bunch of stuff, begun a 30kification of my Wordbearers and planned started 2 infinity factions, but I don’t think I have actually painted anything. So hopefully this is the kick up the ass I need.

My 2k list is roughly as follows:

  • Praevian with 4 Castellax
  • Consul in terminator armour
  • 2 squads of 10 tactical marines in rhinos
  • Medusan Immortals In a Spartan
  • 2 Contemptors
  • 1 Hyperios tarantula

Of this I have the Castellax, tac marines and rhinos painted. So I still have a way to go, but something achievable in the 3 months remaining.


I shall be using the Iron Hand painting method I have shared here before (How to Paint Iron Hands) but slightly adapted for my airbrush which will be used in place of the dry brushing stage.

To prepare I have got everything sprayed black and a zenith highlight with Vajello German grey.. So here we go, 3 months, about 16 models to go. Think I can do it, and keep my other projects ticking over? Well only time will tell, glory to the winners shame to the chumps with the unpainted armies.


By day a mild mannered Web Designer from Swindon, by night a horder and shaper of bits in his mad kit bash laboratory.

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