Sunday, 27 October 2019

Iron Legionaries Are The Core Of Any Iron Golem Warband."

"Those fighting in the Eightpoints hope to prove themselves to Archaon..."
This 28mm scale model of an Iron Legionary is one of the eight multi-part plastic miniatures which can be found inside the Iron Golem "Warcry" warband boxed set by “Games Workshop". "Boasting an excellent toughness... when armed with shields", this figure came in five separate pieces and included the option to either be armed with a spiked mace or battle hammer.

Having glued the close-range fighter upon its 28mm circular base, the brutal warrior was primed with two layers of "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna, and had all of his numerous pieces of armour, as well as some tiny symbolic hammers dangling from his chest, pigmented using a combination of Brass and "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade. The vast majority of these areas were then given to a coat of the "Citadel" Flesh Tearer Red, which had been previously 'watered down' using some Contrast Medium.
"Heroclix" WIPs - These Skrulls are all having their black boots, pants and gloves 'picked out'
This Contrast colour provided the superb smith's shoulder-pads, helmet, spiked knee-guard, shin-plate, back-plate and gut-protector a metallic red hue, which also allowed some of the "Vallejo" Brass underneath to shine through. The Legionary's chain-mail loincloth, face-plate, chain-link belt, straps, vicious-looking hammer and bolas were painted in "Citadel" Ironbreaker, and subsequently shaded with Nuln Oil.

Due to some poor results in the past, I stepped away from the warband's 'official' "Games Workshop" pale grey skin and instead applied a combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna and "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade to all the chaos warrior's flesh. Lastly, I 'picked out' the shaft of the Iron Golems' hand-weapon with a little "Vallejo" Heavy Blue, and later shaded it using some out of production "Citadel" Badab Black. 
"You are an imperfect being, created by an imperfect being."
With the complexity of another "Games Workshop" highly-detailed plastic miniature behind me, I have attempted to regain some of my hobbying sanity by quietly persevering with a quartet of Skrulls by "Wizkids". These old "Heroclix" Skrull Commando sculpts are proving significantly easier to progress, and should hopefully soon be ready to face the likes of Reed Richards and the rest of the Fantastic Four on my tabletop.

This being the fourth week of "Zomtober", I have also been busy progressing three more female Borg drones by “Modiphius Entertainment”. These identical resin figures were predominantly painted in the same way as the rest of my Borg Collective, with the exception of their "Vallejo" Dark Green and "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green eye lenses, and a couple of entirely "Citadel" Ironbreaker and Nuln Oil cybernetic limbs...

16 comments:

  1. Another great Warcry model Simon, you seem to have got to grips with the red contrast now. Skrulls progressing nicely , and more great looking Borg for your final entry of Zomtober

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    1. Thanks very much Dave. I hope to get a fifth "Zomtober" entry in next week, before the actual end of the month, but I'm pretty happy with six minis for the themed month already :-)

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  2. I really love that reflective metal effect you are achieving with these Simon.

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    1. Cheers Michael. The Iron Golems don't look quite so red in real life, as the brass shines through a bit more to the naked eye.

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  3. love the Iron Golems.
    and those skrulls gonna look hot man. awesome job

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    1. Thanks very much Mr. Martin, much appreciated :-)

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  4. The skin tone on the Warcry figure has turned out rather well and you have Borg painting off to a fine art. With the Skrull have you decided to paint the skin green like the comics or a more tan colour like the films?

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    1. Cheers Phil. The Skrulls will definitely be green :-)

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  5. I agree about the metallic red really good effect. I like your Iron Golems a lot can't wait for a group shot. Your Borg are awesome and have made me rewatch Star Trek TNG and I have nearly finished series 3 in just 2 weeks!! Might get some of those minis, curse you!!

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    1. Thanks Undercoat. Once I get my fourth Iron Golem finished I hope to start posting some group shots. More Borg to come too ;-)

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  6. That red armour look so good! Might have to steal that idea for a future project. Great work Simon!

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  7. The red turned out looking very impressive.
    Good to see ore Borg (even if in an identical pose !)

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    1. Thanks Joe. More Borg to come as I'm down to my last five drones.

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  8. Bravo, excellent work! The red armour in particular is very nice.

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    1. Cheers Wouter. Slowly getting through the "Warcry".

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