Sunday, 29 December 2019

"Not So Eager With A Shattered Leg, Are We?"

"...The Iron Golems wield weapons that can pierce and crumple even the toughest metal."
This 50mm tall model of a Signifer is one of the eight multi-part plastic miniatures which can be found inside the Iron Golem "Warcry" warband boxed set by “Games Workshop". “Hailing from the Realm of Metal”, the standard-bearer came in six separate pieces and can be alternatively assembled to represent a giant hammer-wielding Prefector, complete with Untamed Beasts trophy helmet, rather than simply just carry its huge icon.

Initially undercoated using two layers of "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna, the figure had all of his numerous pieces of armour, as well as its standard and accompanying circular-plate adornments, pigmented using a combination of Brass and "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade. I then applied some diluted “Citadel” Flesh Tearer Red to the warrior’s highly detailed helmet, shoulder-pads, chest armour, shin-plates, gut-protector and emblem, so as to give the Iron Golem the distinctive metallic red hue his warband has become synonymous with.
"Dominate the Eightpoints with brute strength and unwavering discipline."
The Signifer’s chain-mail skirts, face-plate, chain-link belt, straps, and battle-hammer were painted in "Citadel" Ironbreaker, and shaded with Nuln Oil. The miniature’s flesh was treated to a mixture of "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna and "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade. Lastly, I 'picked out' the shaft of the impressive round icon with a little "Vallejo" Heavy Blue, and later shaded it using some out of production "Citadel" Badab Black.

I have also paid another visit to the LVL Up Gaming Store in Bournemouth so as to spend a few hours testing out some freshly-penned new super-powers for my homemade rule-set "M.I.S.S." This particular wargaming session saw me setting up a small industrial furnace complex using the pre-painted terrain of “Tablescape”, over which a handful of Marvel Worldwide’s finest repeatedly spanked a motley assortment of DC Comics’ most murderous criminals.
The Thing and Captain America lead the charge against a host of "DC Comics" villains and goons
To be fair, this series of defeats could partially be blamed upon the total lack of water features which ordinarily would have allowed the likes of Black Manta and his harpoon-gun-carrying scuba-minions to have realised their full potential. But little could probably have prepared me for the overwhelming dominance of Ben Grimm, who repeatedly managed to smack the likes of Clayface and the gigantic Chemo into tomorrow without working up too much of a sweat.

Even the welcome addition of the Joker and Riddler to my forces in our later games was quickly negated by the stunning speed of Spider-Man and the Black Panther. Whilst the star-spangled super-hero known as Captain America seemed to quite merrily work his way through an increasingly large horde of well-muscled goons and crowbar-bludgeoning hoodlums…

14 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness another stunning model and great to see them altogether. Smashing work Simon.

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    1. Thanks very much indeed, Michael. Truly appreciated :-)

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  2. Great groupshot, your 'Khorne' colourscheme really brings out the best of these models.
    Good to hear your game is still very much alive and being tested.

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    1. Cheers Wouter. The Iron Golems have been quite the journey. I try and play some "M.I.S.S." at least a few times a month if I can, as it makes for a simple pick up and play game.

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  3. Glad to see the Iron Golems finished at last. They look nice in the group shot so you must be pleased with them.

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    1. Thanks Undercoat. Would you be surprised to know I'm considering getting another box of Iron Golems, as I'd like to be able to field a Prefector and some of the other Iron Legionary alternatives. I might buy the bigger box at Salute, and then have some spares for a Necromunda gang..!?!

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  4. Well done on finishing your Warcry models Simon, sounds like the games where like the comics which is sometimes lacking in games based on written material

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    1. Cheers Dave. I probably should have thought about bringing a water-based tabletop with me when I selected Black Manta and his goons LOL!!!

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  5. The IG team looks great Simon. Well done on getting them finished up. All that red armour certainly is striking!

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    1. Thanks Dai. The contrast red is certainly striking... thinking I might do an Iron Man using it to see how that works out.

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  6. On an aside .... you know you want to paint these. https://www.tritex-games.co.uk/shadowforge-minis-411/nun-418/


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    1. LOL! I have been tempted by those before Phil. That entire range is really well done imho.

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  7. Another wonderful Golem and it still amazes me that you can get such consistency of colours without painting them all en-masse !

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    1. Thanks very much Joe. That's why I use this blog as my painting diary, so I can remember how I painted things individually :-)

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