Wednesday, 20 November 2019

"Welcome To The Bloodwind Spoil..."

"...A Chaos-twisted wasteland that stretches out before the Varanspire's fortified walls like an open wound."
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". Known for piling the corpses of their defeated enemies upon burning pyres, this figure came in five separate pieces and included a couple of hand-weapon options.

Having permanently attached the Chaos warrior upon its 28mm circular base, the close-range fighter was undercoated 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-plate, painted 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.
"Glory or death."
This colour provided the model's shoulder-pad, helmet, shin-plate, back-plate, gut-protector and circular shield with a striking metallic red hue, which also allowed some of the "Vallejo" Brass underneath to shine through; especially once the model had been gloss varnished. The Legionary's chain-mail skirt, face-plate, chain-link belt, straps, formidable-looking spiked club and bolas were painted in "Citadel" Ironbreaker, and subsequently shaded with Nuln Oil.

Stepping away from the warband's 'official' "Games Workshop" pale grey skin palette, I applied a combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna and "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade to all the miniature'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.
"Welcome to the Green Lantern Corps."
With yet another time-consuming "Games Workshop" figure finished, I also managed to complete a third light construct from “Wizkids” War of Light DC "Heroclix" range to use as a Green Lantern themed objective marker. This Blue Lantern Mallet is miniature number R207.03 and was super-glued onto one of the thin 40mm circular bases I use for the vast majority of my scenario markers.

As I wanted to use this model for my Green Lantern Corps, it was treated to three coats of "Vallejo" Dark Green so as to ensure its translucent blue plastic was completely masked in paint. I then thoroughly washed it with some "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green Shade, before heavily dry-brushing it using some (more) "Vallejo" Dark Green.

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    1. Thanks Simon. Probably my least favourite pose of the warband so far, but another in the books :-)

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  2. Terrific and at the same time fearsome looking warband, it's a great colourscheme and together they look even better.

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    1. Cheers Wouter. It'll be good to get the entire warband finished and on the tabletop in a BatRep or AAR.

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  3. Colourful bunch aren't they. Nice though.

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    1. Thanks Phil. I think the red/brass is a nice combo tbh.

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  4. A great looking Iron Golem. Nice job! Can I ask the ratio you use for thinning down the contrast red paint? Just curious as I know you have had a lot of trial and error. The group looks ace, a great looking bunch! Those Green Lantern minis make me laugh! Have you any more?

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    1. Cheers Undercoat. I use a 50:50 mix for thinning down the Contrast paint. I do indeed have two more finished Green Lantern constructs, which should be posted over the next week or so - and more to come after that... I even have a huge Green Lantern Battery ready for painting...

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  5. Great work on the warcry models Simon, and another interesting marker !

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    1. Thanks Dave. I really like the Green Lantern objective markers, and as you can tell, they're really easy to paint too :-)

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  6. He looks great Simon! How many more to go now?

    Hammer is... green and a hammer. LOL More to add to these Lantern effects?

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    1. Cheers Dai. Three more Iron Golem to go, and all of them are already primed and had their base brass layer finished.

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  7. What an awesome piece, great dynamic pose.

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    1. Thanks Michael. These "Warcry" minis are dynamically posed alright, which makes them even more of a pain to paint ;-)

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  8. Superb looking figure, very dynamic pose and great detailing. Your attention to the little details is iutstanding btw,
    I love this colour schemeandthe group shot shows it off well.

    OK a green Lantern Mallet ? - Why not !

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    1. Cheers Joe. The "Warcry" minis are a lot of work, but hopefully worth it in the end. I still have a few more Green Lantern hard light constructs to come, so enjoy ;-)

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