A couple of weeks ago, I saw that another blogger had posted pics of my great coats under the heading of Steel Legion. While I'm always flattered to see my noticed by someone else, my great coats aren't really Steel Legionish. So, it got me to thinking, how I would go getting the feel of the Steel Legion from plastics, if not exactly duplicating the actual Steel Legion metals..
The Drop Pod is one of my favorite models; when GW starting making them in plastic I was thrilled since I didn't see myself dropping the money to buy a significant number of Forge World DP's. I love the interior detail of these models so it's a shame when I see folks gluing the doors shut because they don't want to take on painting the interior. But actually, painting the interior is pretty easy if you plan ahead.
I decided to add 2 squads to my Greatcoat platoon, nothing really ground-breaking, adding flamers to the basic infantry squads. With 6th ed adding grenade throwing to the mix I also added a grenade chucking lasman to the mix, also a guy with a Necromunda lasgun for variety:
So currently here's the whole platoon: 4 squads, platoon command squad with meltas and a special weapons squad with meltas.
Future plans include adding heavy weapons, either missile launchers or autocannons
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