Here's the built Iron Circle model that is the second part of my fourth ETLV vow. It's a really cool model to build - although it's far less poseable than say a contemptor, because of the fact that both knee joints are fixed, and that the pelvis-leg joints aren't ball-and-socket joints, but rather a hinge-type joint. This means that the left leg will always be up front, severely limiting the poseability of the model, let alone the amount of variation between different Iron Circle models. Luckily no-one will ever field more than four of them, so hopefully this will not be a problem.
The arms, on the other hand, are extremely posable, which is retty awesome! I'm painting this one up first, and depending on how fast I can paint it, will do two more on Sunday or not for a fifth vow.
Anyway, here's the WiP shot of the Iron Circle:
As you see, I went for a more intimidating and menacing stance. This was more by necessity than by choice, as I made the mistake of glueing the left wrist bit to the elbow quite early in the process.
What´s also bothering me is the weird way in which the hammer is designed: it's a very thin bit that you'r supposed to glue to the middle section, and because it's so thin, there's hardly any room for a 1mm pin in there. I tried and succeeded, but with the smallest of margins - and I fear that although the pin is in place, I've actually weakened the structural integrity of the hammer shaft itself. I have no idea how to fix this, so if anybody has any idea: I'm happy to hear them.
Then there's the groin armour plating, which is so thin I had to reinforce it with a thin strip of plasticard (it's the red clear plasticard I also used for the cockpit of my Hell Blade Chaos fighters) and a liberal soack of 2-epoxy glue.
All in all, he's ready for priming now! i´m looking forward to painting this baby! YEAH!!
Thanks for looking, and as always, comments, suggestions, feedback and constructive criticism most welcome!
@ KrautSCientist: I'm not sure about the OSL. I used to love it when I got into airbrushing, but now think it looks a bit tacky. I'll still be doing it on my Night Lords for consistency's sake, but haven't done it on the other KDK miniatures I did for my ETL, and so far haven't really missed it.
@ Midnight Runner: I promise to make a group shot of C8L with his 2L bro, as well as all his KDK mates at the end of the ETL.
@Vairocanum: Thanks, buddy! I'll survive, no worries.