Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Warcry--Iron Golems!

The Iron Golems hail from the Ferrium Mountains in Chamon, the Realm of Metal, where they harness raging magma-flows to forge their brutal weapons and armour. More than just warriors, the Iron Golem are superb smiths, believing flesh to be impermanent where metal is eternal. Those fighting in the Eightpoints hope to prove themselves to Archaon, aspiring to one day provide arms for his endless hordes.

Much like the Untamed Beasts, the Iron Golems were painted with mostly with Contrast Paints.

They were initially primed with Vallejo Silver Primer. After that, the iron areas were washed first with AK Interactive Dark Brown Wash and then the Rust wash. I also applied spots of Typhus Corrosion randomly. After that, they were drybrushed with Necron Compound, but very lightly.

The gold parts were then layered with Contrast Iyaden Yellow, which when dry, was followed by a layer of Plague Bearer Flesh. The brass parts were picked out with Scale 75 Victorian Brass (although if I were doing this over, I probably would have just used either Gore Grunta Fur or Skeleton Horde over the silver). It was then washed with Athonian Camoshade.

The various amulets were just various contrast paints applied over silver. The Flesh was Ionrach Skin and layered with a mix of Guilliman Flesh and Basilicanum Grey, thinned pretty significantly. Highlights were applied by mixing in white to the Ionrach Skin. 

I think I had a good idea for the Furies, I just don't think I executed it well. The skin flesh was pretty simple, as I primed the models black and zenithally highlighted them with white. Over that, I applied a layer of Army Painter Dark Tone mixed with Blue Tone, which I had let thicken up for a while. The beards were just Contrast Basilicum Grey over white. So far, so good. For the wing membranes though, I tried to make get a very sharp gradient. I started with Fyreslayer Flesh in the recesses, then did a layer of Gryph-Hound Orange, followed by Iyaden Yellow. It didn't work out right, and took much expiramentation to get them to look semi-okay. So much that I couldn't even begin to remember how I did it!


  1. I'm not sure what effect you were after with the furies or why you are not satisfied with the result but I think they turned out excellent.

    1. Thanks! I think it's one of those things that because I had something different in my head, I can't fully appreciate what I've got!