I finally decided that I needed to finish my Chaos models from Shadowspear and other that I bought. Carpel tunnel is still giving me hell so it needed to be something simpler than the black legion.

I’ve also got a Primaris army or the good start of one sat on shelves that is going to get built and then will be painted into either Salamanders or a new Primaris only force.

I have Graham McNeill and Aaron Demski-Bowden to thank for turning me to embrace Chaos.

Graham is to blame for writing great books about Iron Warriors making them a believable force and the characters are just fabulous. ADB for making some of the imperial elements seem grim and just as horrible as the Chaos forces.

Honsou’s work in progress

I tried to boost him up to match a Primaris marine in size. Then I made a suitable cork base to get him up a bit higher also.

Honsou Finished.


Here is the finished model, really enjoyed building and painting this model, I Tried to keep the paint job simple. Its silver and contrast paint at its finest.

Honsou and Uriel Ventris

Honsou is not fully Primaris size but you can really see the size difference between the old space marines and the new ones.

Really made be realise that I won’t be adding Primaris to Salamanders and that means I won’t be adding much to them either. Need to start something new.

I have been toying with turning my shadow spear box into raptors but that is on the back burner for a new project.

About the Author Warbringer

Where to start! I’ve been collecting, building, painting (sometimes) and playing 40k since the late 90s. My high school did 40k in 40 minutes and I promptly joined the schools 40k club and it's spiralled since then, I now have a varied range of models spanning Tyranids, Space Marines and some individuals from other armies like Orks even starting AoS Follow me on twitter @warbringer11


  1. That’s a fantastic Honsou conversion, mate! He’s so intimidating, and that ragged, bright red cape is a lovely addition for making him seem even more like a powerful Warsmith.

    Seeing him next to Uriel Ventris makes me realise how poorly those older Marine models’ proportions have aged, though… 😉

    Anyway, fantastic job! 🙂

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  2. Hey mate, I’m actually in the middle of a similar conversion. Where did you steal that head from? If you don’t mind me asking.


    1. Hey! Not at all. I’m pretty sure this was just a terminator sergeant head as I had a couple. Some of the best ones are the old space marine sergeants. there is one with half a terminator face that I considered using.


  3. This is brilliant! I am reading the omnibus now and am entirely hooked on iron warrior! Where is the silver arm from it’s perfect! Amazing work sir!

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    1. It’s from a chaos warrior or chariot kit I have considered doing another version and I would look to use a bloodletter arm and remove the claws and tidy it up a little.


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