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Title: Pre-Heresy Iron Warriors Tutorial

BigWill - December 6, 2008 03:31 AM (GMT)
The Iron Warriors were the seige specialists.
They had alot of MK3 armor for the superior frontal armor.
I like to model them as down and dirty trench fighters
The Iron Warriors Upgrade was used to make this model with a simple shortening of a melta-gun to make it compact
I primed it black because metallics look better over black
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1)-Boltgun Metal for the armor plate,
-Shining Gold for the Trim
-Tau-Sept Ochre for any yellow
-I then gave a thinned wash of Badab Black wash
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2)-2 coats Undiluted Badab Black wash,letting each coat dry fully before adding the next
-1st layer an undiluted 50/50 mix of Asurmen black and Badab Black
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3)-Highlight the armor plate with Boltgun Metal
-Paint the yellows areas Iyanden Darksun and the stripes Chaos Black
-Give the armor another wash of Asurmen Blue/Badab Black
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4)-Neaten up any stripes
-Shade Yellow with a few layers Delivn Mud wash
-Give the Gold Trim a wash of Devlin Mud
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5)-Using Mithril Silver paint an outline of a skull
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6)-Using a mix of Boltgun Metal and Chaos Black paith the eyes and lines for the mouth
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7)-1 layer of Devlin Brown wash on the legs below the knees
-1 layer of watered down Graveyard Earth
-Devin Brown wash spoltched over the graveyard earth
-The end of the melta I used Scorched Brown and Chaos Black
-The old codex would let you use servo-arms I like to model them on mine
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Inquisitor Malaclypse - December 8, 2008 03:01 PM (GMT)
Very nice!

this is an excellent tutorial on metallic color scheme.

i like the bluish tint to the model. works well with the yellow.

morningview66 - January 27, 2009 10:41 AM (GMT)
This is an amazin model, with a nice paintjob too.
Is there any change you could give me a list of the bitz you used to make it?

BigWill - February 1, 2009 03:19 AM (GMT)
Sure it is mostly IW upgrade bits(chest and head)
The powerfist is from the devastator sprue.
The trench melta is just a normal meltagun trimmed down
Normal kneepad legs carved to be mk3 the groinplate is a peice of scrap plastic with rivets added(see rivets tutiorial in the tute section of the site)

And the servo-arm backpack is the one that comes on the old techmarine model that you still can get in the GW collectors section.

Ps next time PM me for a quicker response I am always willing to help.


Kharn - February 1, 2009 07:34 AM (GMT)
Sweet model!

And VERY well painted!

Magos Explorator - February 7, 2009 08:10 PM (GMT)
Here's one of mine--I was going to post a tutorial but realised my method's about the same as BigWill's, so instead I'll just post it as another example of what it looks like.

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Brother-Captain Basilus - February 7, 2009 09:45 PM (GMT)
Now you have to say what helmets/bodies you used ! :lol:

Magos Explorator - February 7, 2009 10:23 PM (GMT)
Oh, heh. :) It's discussed in my blog--basically this guy is a 1990s Chaos Space marine body with new Imperial plastic bits.

BigWill - February 8, 2009 04:17 AM (GMT)
That model is Dead Sexy :lol:

malika - June 15, 2009 06:53 PM (GMT)
Anybody know how to get those lines (yellow and black) really straight?

Magos Explorator - June 15, 2009 08:45 PM (GMT)
I painted the whole pad black, then just added the yellow carefully. It's easier to repaint over any errors in black than in yellow, which is why I used the black as the basecoat. So, yeah, take care. ;)

BigWill - June 16, 2009 03:38 AM (GMT)
Thats funny I usually do yellow then black :lol:
I wish there was a secret but infact it is all practice and alot of touch-ups.
But I really try to make a supreme effort to keep them all the same width
If you look at Alot of my models they usually have a danger stripe there somewhere(I just love em to death)
The new DeathWatch Kill team I am doing will have Danger stripes going around the bases to help tie in the spacehulk themed basing I used.

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