Saturday, 12 October 2019

"One Of Warcry’s Most Powerful Fighter Types..."

"...This massive wall of meat and metal is a match for pretty much anyone in the game."
This 28mm scale model of a Breacher is one of the eight multi-part plastic miniatures which can be found inside the Iron Golems "Warcry" warband boxed set by “Games Workshop". "Hardy and ruthless", this figure actually took quite a while to assemble as it came in ten separate pieces, including a staggering four parts simply to build its formidable-looking spiked hammer-hand.

Once glued upon its 40mm circular base, the Ogor was undercoated with two layers of "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna, and had all of its numerous pieces of armour, as well as some tiny symbolic hammers dangling from his chest, painted using a combination of Brass and "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade. The vast majority of these areas were then later treated to a coat of the "Citadel" Contrast colour Flesh Tearer Red, which I had previously 'watered down' using some Contrast Medium.
Four Reavers tackle an Ogor Breacher and a Duardin Armator
This application provided the indomitable fighter's shoulder-pads, helmet, spiked knee-guards, shin-plates and gut-protector a distinctly reddish hue, but also allowed some of the "Vallejo" Brass underneath to peek through. This particular effect was further exaggerated after the model had been gloss varnished, as for some reason the "Coat d'arms" hard protective transparent film seemingly reacted with the "Citadel" Contrast colour in places, completely eradicating the Flesh Tearer Red so as to leave just the "Vallejo" Brass shining through...

Despite this 'set-back', which to be honest left the Breacher looking like it had covered itself in oily blood as opposed to donning a suit of metallic red armour, I subsequently painted the tyrant's chain-mail loincloth, face-plate, chain-link belt, straps, spiked hammer-hand, and spiked ball-fist with some "Citadel" Ironbreaker, and shaded them with Nuln Oil. Both the ogor's weapons and loincloth were additionally treated to a smear of "The Army painter" Strong Tone Quickshade, before being dry-brushed with (more) Ironbreaker.
"Resistance is futile."
Lastly, I started working on the Breacher's flesh, and as with my previously-painted Duardin Armator, I initially tried to replicate the warband's 'official' "Games Workshop" pale grey pallor with a couple of layers of "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey. Unfortunately, despite washing the skin with some watered-down "Citadel" Nuln Oil it simply didn't turn out as I had hoped, so I soon swapped palettes and applied an infinitely more successful combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna and "The Army painter" Strong Tone Quickshade instead.

This being the second week of "Zomtober", I have also been busy pigmenting another male Borg drone by “Modiphius Entertainment”. “Designed for use with the Star Trek Adventures roleplaying game”, this resin figure was painted in precisely the same way as the rest of my Borg Collective, with the exception of his eye lens, which was 'picked out' using a spot of "Vallejo" Dark Green and "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green.

12 comments:

  1. Great work on your Warcry not so mini Simon, and another great looking Borg, looking forward to seeing your charging stations

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    1. Thanks very much Dave. The Borg charging station mdf bases have just arrived, so hopefully by next week's "Zomtober" posting I'll have something to show :-)

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  2. Looks good despite the setbacks. Interesting to hear of the reactions with the contrast paint. Was it a spray you used or something you brushed on.

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    1. Cheers Simon. I use brush on gloss, but interesting it isn't until later when the varnish is drying that the Contrast paint seems to deteriorate.

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  3. I like these, especially the skin on Breacher.

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    1. Thanks Phil. I'm really pleased with the dark skin on the Iron Golems.

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  4. What an awesome brute of of a miniature Simon.

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    1. Cheers Michael. Brute is a good description of the Breacher.

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  5. Well, I do like your Ogor Breacher. He looks a great "little" model! I do like the metallic red too, even if it caused you lots of issues. Another great Borg and I have to admit your Star Trek postings have got me re-watching TNG while painting my own minis. Those Star Trek minis are tempting, but I am staying strong...

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    1. Thanks Undercoat. Hopefully the other Iron Golems won't be as tricky to paint as the first two. I've a few more Borg coming, and fortunately have been lucky to note that "Modiphius Entertainment" release schedule for the range has slowed right down. Hopefully to give me time to finish my Borg and Romulans, and move on to the Federation and Klingons.

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  6. The Breacher has turned out really well, you must be very pleased and maybe his armour is meant to look like he's drenched in blood!
    Another Borg too and as us with red/green colour probles say "What green lens ?"

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    1. I'm certainly pleased the Ogor Breacher is finished, Joe :-) More Borg to come, plus at least one non-"Star Trek" entry for "Zomtober" too :-)

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