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The Daemon Forge - Iron Warriors Blog


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Ok, so I've been collecting Iron Warriors for a few years now, and I'm quite passionate about them. I've got a fairly good collection of them back home in Australia. Right now I'm in Germany, and I've only got my Sallies with me. But while I was here, I saw the announcement for Dark Vengeance, and those Chaos Models were so good (not to mention the price in euros!), that I just had to get a set. So, I present to you my new Iron Warrior blog, currently the contents of Dark Vengeance, but later, the whole of Medrenguard.....

So the first thing I had to paint was the Hellbeast. This thing is so cool in the flesh, if you haven't seen it I recommend going down to your local store a.s.a.p. just to see it. Anyway, here's my version of it.

Before wash:

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After wash:

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And while that was drying, I prepared the next bunch of figures for spraying - five cultists:

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So there it is! Thanks for looking, c&c welcome.

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I'm surprised more people haven't commented. A lot of people here think that Iron Warriors are awesome and these are some decent examples of that :nuke:

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The Hellbrute looks great, and I really like what you did with the eyes. Nice to see the DV stuff in an alternative scheme. Still deciding what to paint mine as.

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Awesome Hellbrute dude :cuss great painted job & good to see a fellow IW player on here.

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Thanks for the encouragement guys, it's what makes these things go!

So, Hellbrute with completed base:

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I'm not sure about the base, I'm thinking it needs something more. A piece of red metal plating perhaps?

And here's the test mini from the cultist squad:

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I have mixed feelings about him. While I like the colours, I'm not sure that they'll fit with the rest of the army. I think I'll paint up a chosen in my scheme and have a look at them together before I decide. Until then, your thoughts are valued.

Thanks!

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So, painted up a Chosen to compare the colours with the Cultist. Also made some slight adjustments to the cultist's scheme.

Here's the Chosen:

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And here's the new Cultist scheme:

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I didn't do a lot to him, I just darkened the red with a black wash, lightened the flesh tone, changed the auto pistol to black and the shoulder pad to silver.
Here's a for and after pic for comparison (left for, right after):

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And last of all, here's and image of big daddy Chosen and little boy Cultist side-by-side:

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So, really wanna get some feedback on whether they match or not, because I want to get on and finish the Cultists nice and quick before I do the other Chosen. So, what do you guys think? Good match or needs alteration? All comments welcome!!

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Why not put hazard stripes on the cultists? it could easily go on a pauldron if the model has one (like your test model) or you could put it on the gun. Just a quick way to associate them to the iron warriors
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Nice job on the Chosen, looks great in the IW scheme and the chevrons are really well done.

The cultist also looks good and I prefer the darker tunic and the other small alterations to the scheme.
He does fit in well alongside the Iron warrior but you have to remember these are cultists and will be wearing whatever civilian clothing they happen to own and so should look quite ragtag. A few elements that help tie them together, such as the silver shoulder pad, is a good idea but don't worry too much about them looking quite different.
The bases will unify the finished army anyway.

Cheers,
Mike.

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The Hellbrute is fantastic! Love the flesh tones. I think the base is fine as it is. Nicely done and doesn't distract from the model itself.

The Chosen is also very nice indeed.

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they all look great and i think the cultists match enough while still looking rag tag too :o the biomech look of the new models really suits IW...tempted not to sell my chaos from DV. have you seen all the leaked pics of the new chaos models from oct white dwarf

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Thanks guys, I guess I'll keep to the scheme and mix the colours around on each model.

@ShottyScotty: There is actually some chevrons on the canister on the back of his belt, so that's covered. I'll mix it up a bit on the others.

@Chaplainmikey: The idea with the colours is that they're the red-uniformed troops from the Storm of Iron book. While I do want them to be rag-tag, I also want a coherent unit that can be easily distinguished as an ally to the Iron Warriors.

Thanks again everyone for the comments, this means I'll have something to do tomorrow, as I've just busted my foot in a Ju Jitsu class and can't go to school tomorrow. At least I'll have models to paint!

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OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry for the double-post guys but if anyone who's a Chaos player hasn't seen the leaked pics from White Dwarf October, you have got to see this, they're fantastic! I especially like the Warpsmith, very glad for a model of that! The Daemon engine-things look cool too, I'll need to get me some of those!!

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@Chaplainmikey: The idea with the colours is that they're the red-uniformed troops from the Storm of Iron book. While I do want them to be rag-tag, I also want a coherent unit that can be easily distinguished as an ally to the Iron Warriors.


Ah, was unaware of that. I haven't read that book so I can't really comment of the likeness of the scheme but I will say agian that I think they look pretty good both on its own and next to the IW.

Looking forward to seeing some future updates.

Cheers,
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Is that an Eye of Horus I see? Not that I'm complaining -a big fan of that particular symbol myself :) - but it would be better either 1) with a triangle or something to represent the pupil or 2) without it being a hollow circle and not confusing poor people like me who want it to be an Eye of Horus :cuss

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This is really good stuff.

When I first saw the Chosen from DV I found it hard to envisage them in anything other than Word Bearers or Black Legion (out of the original 9 legions anyway). You have proven that not to be the case. It works so well with the Iron Warrior scheme. I love the chevrons on the leg, very nice touch.

I am really looking forward to seeing more of your work. Oh whats that I see in your sig a link, Lovely Jovely!

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Is that an Eye of Horus I see? Not that I'm complaining -a big fan of that particular symbol myself ;) - but it would be better either 1) with a triangle or something to represent the pupil or 2) without it being a hollow circle and not confusing poor people like me who want it to be an Eye of Horus :D


It's actually just a symbol I chose way back as my warband's insignia. I purposely didn't give it a pupil and didn't give it eight arrows, so as to distinguish it from the Eye of Horus. I've occasionally regretted the chose because people are always mistaken, but it's on ALL off my models, and I don't really want to go back and paint something else. Plus I cannot paint the Iron Warrior symbol to save my life!

Query for you all: Has anyone else noticed that Devlan Mud, not the new equivalent, seems to rub some of the paint off the edges of models?

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So, today wasn't quite as productive as I would have liked, but I did get a whole bunch of models prepped and made a good start on the rest of the Cultists that I had primed. So here's some pics of what I got done:

All the miniatures I prepped which are all the close combat Cultists and all the Chosen.

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I also sprayed most of these today.

Here's the stage the cultists are at. Pre-wash red and browns are finished.

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Thanks guys.

Daemon Smith

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The chosen is really nicely painted :) what technique did you ue for the armour & the flesh of the hellbrute?

I recently go the Chaos DV minis and I hope I can do them justice like you have :ph34r:

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@Vladvar the Destroyer: Thanks for the comment mate. The armour was pure Chainmail (don't know the new equivalent) and the flesh was a two-layered (for consistency) base of Cadian Fleshtone and then a highlight of 1:1 Cadian Fleshtone and Bleached Bone (again, don't know the new one). Everything was washed with Devlan Mud (again don't know the new). Hope that helps.

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Almost ready for washing! Only skin highlights and chevrons to go!

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Thanks

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Awesome stuff! Gritty, brutal, violent, grim, dirty. All good things for Iron Warriors, the Chosen looks fantastic. Nice Cultists too, dark and muted colours make them look good alongside their masters. I'd like to face these traitorous awesomely painted heretics on the battlefield :P

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And...... Voila! First seven Cultists finished! Don't ask me why only seven, maybe Nurgle's trying to infiltrate my legion....

Here they are:

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Here's some of my favourites:

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I realised after I uploaded these that the bases need tidying around the edges... I'll get onto it.

Anywayz, Enjoy!

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I love the Chevrons/ hazard stipes on the pistols. painted well and will really unify the army as a whole.



Your doing a great job, keep it up! :huh:


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After many many years of not wanting to have a chaos army I have been tempted by the DV models. I have been going back and forth between doing them up as Red Corsairs or as Iron Warriors, and your thread has pushed the scales to do them up as Iron Warriors.

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After many many years of not wanting to have a chaos army I have been tempted by the DV models. I have been going back and forth between doing them up as Red Corsairs or as Iron Warriors, and your thread has pushed the scales to do them up as Iron Warriors.


Wow, thanks a lot dublindawg! Really generous of you to say that!

Ok guys, not very exciting, but here is a work in progress of the rest of the Chosen. You may notice that one is missing... I have something special planned for him ^_^

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So there you have it! Enjoy! C&c welcome as always.

Chow for now,

Daemon Smith