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Modelling: Iron Hands


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Howdy. This one's kinda big tutorial, so crab some snacks and drinks and starts shuffling through ;).

Ok, let's start with tools what I used:
-crafting knife
-super glue
-cord (taken from old headphones)
-iron rod
-guitar strings
-green stuff

Modelling

1. Prepare the model, remove any mold lines or flash.
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Leg bionic #1

1. Take two spots and drill holes in them. I took two places for demonstration.
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2. Carve the area between these two drilled holes with crafting knife.
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3. Cut a piece of wire that fits to the carved spot and glue it on.
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Leg bionic #2

1. Cut off the thigh.
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2. Measure using the cut off thigh for the bionic parts. It's up to you what / or how many pieces of rod (etc.) you use, for demonstration I used 1 thicker cord and 2 thinner rods. Glue them on.
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3. If you measured wrong (like I did), use GS to cover it up.
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After GS dries up, smooth it to boxy shape.
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Arm bionic #1

1. Take an arm.
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2. Make 2 deep cuts. Depth of the cut should be around third of the arms width.
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To clear things up, the 2 blue lines show where to cut.
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3. Carve the area between the two cuts off.
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4. Glue some rod on the carved spot.
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Arm bionic #2

1. Take an arm.
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2. Cut off the area between red lines off.
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3. Measure the length of the bionic parts with cut-off arm part. Again you can use what rods and wires you have, in my case I took 1 thicker cord and 1 thinner rod and glued them on.
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A very nice bionics tutorial kik, very simple and easy, well done ;)
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Painting

Preparing the model with black primer.
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Metallics

1. Metallics areas are basecoated with Tin Bitz.
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2. Drybrush with Dwarf Bronze
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3. Light drybrush with Chainmail.
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Black

Repaint all black areas after you've finished with metallics.
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Extreme highlighting-style

1. Highlight all edges with German Grey (VMC).
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2. Highlight with watered down Codex Grey, leaving some of the previos grey showing.
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3. Babad Wash whole model.
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Mock-up "painterly" highlightin-style

1. Paint the upper edges with German Grey. Around 1/3 of the area is good.
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2. Mix German Grey and Codex Grey 50/50, and highlight. (Here comes a mistake from me, while painting this layers, I started to paint final stage, without taking a picture. So left side of the mini shows current stage and right side is finised. I apogolize.)
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3. Final highlight with watered down Codex Grey.
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4. Babad Wash the damn thing :D.
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Blue

1. Basecoat all blue areas with Ice Blue.
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2. Mix Ice Blue and White 50/50 and highlight, remember to leave some of previous layer showing.
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3. Final highlight Ice Blue and White 30/70.
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Grey

1. Basecoat all grey area with Codex Grey.
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2. Mix Codex Grey and White 50/50 and paint.
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3. Pure white on the top. (I forgot to paint the purity seal :P)
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Symbol and clan marking

All markings are painted like this. Basecoat with Ice Blue and apply slightly watered down white over it.


Iron Hand symbol
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1. Paint a "8".
2. The "8" roughly gives you core for the hand.
3. Paint the lower part of fingers like this.
4. Paint 4 straight lines to make fingers.
5. Paint the thumb with 2 straigt lines.


Clan Marking
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1. Paint a cross, size of the cross helps you to size the circle.
2-3. With circling motion fill the circle.
4. Paint little squares on the sides of the circle to form a cog.
5. Paint clan marking (not showed)

I hope you like it ;).
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NIce work on the painting aspect!! You make painting IH so easy ;)
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very nice tutorial, i think ill have to try the leg ones on a few mini's.

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Glue the legs to the base and then remove the thigh?! Madness! Such an efficient process must be heresy. :wub: But what happens if you want to replace both thighs...?

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Thanks for the comments!

Glue the legs to the base and then remove the thigh?! Madness! Such an efficient process must be heresy. :)

Not funny! I'm very slow thinker you know :rolleyes: .

But what happens if you want to replace both thighs...?

I would do one leg first like in the tutorial, and after it's done, the other :lol:.
But there's the fear that you'll accidently break the bionic leg. Here's solution for this: before lopping off any legs, I would almost cut of the other leg. After finishing with 1st bionic leg, you can remove the other leg with eaze.
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Genius.


--edit--

I took a shot at doing the first type, with the wire embedded into the leg armour. Nice and simple, and it looks good. I hadn't thought of using the drill to make the slot for the wire. I'll dress them up with a bit of GS and post some pics.

Edited by Barret, 04 November 2008 - 07:50 PM.


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Damn it, now I want to collect Iron Hands too.

Nice effective tutorial.
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Well, there's nothing stopping me from doing this on a few of my Sallies...!

Very nice tutorial. You almost make me wish I played Iron Hands.... Almost.
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Another one that deserves a place in the Librarium, kikkala ;)

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@Barret
Glad ya like it, post some pics of your bionics, when you get 'em done.

@Lamenter
Thanks mate :).

@maniclurker
Darn it, almost converted another to path of IH :) .

@Sigismund Himself
I'm already waiting for completed article :HQ:, please tell me when its done :P .
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Nice. My friend would love to see this. If only he had internet...
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Woops, I forgot to post back here. Anyhow...

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I divided it up into 3: Freehand Chapter Badges: Iron Hands, Painting Iron Hands Mk.II (faol had Mk.I up in there already) and Modeling How To: Bionics (which is yet to be published).

Thanks once again, kikkala.

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Thank you for doing the articles Sigismund Himself :).

Edited by kikkala, 12 December 2008 - 08:31 PM.

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Tutorials
How to paint Word Bearer "Kikkala-style"
How to sculpt your own candles "Kikkala-style"
How to model and paint Iron Hands "Kikkala-style"

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And the Bionics tutorial is up now.

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Wat kind of wire do you use??? It looks quite interesting :evil: :lol:
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They're guitar strings, if you know anyone who plays guitar they might have some old strings you could use, or you could buy some from a music shop fairly cheap (although the 3 highest strings wont be much use for this).

I somehow missed this topic, it makes me want to strip all my models and start Iron Hands, despite my love of chaplains and dislike of techmarines lol.

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an electric bass guitar G string it the right size :) i love this tutorial, im gonna be using it alot soon :) thanks!
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