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Ideas for Iron Warriors bases


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So I picked up to chaos halves of Shadowspear and will be painting them as iron warriors.
I have no idea how to base them though.
I’m looking for a quick and simpleish scheme, more than likely using the GW technical paints.

What would you evil lords suggest?

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So I picked up to chaos halves of Shadowspear and will be painting them as iron warriors.
I have no idea how to base them though.
I’m looking for a quick and simpleish scheme, more than likely using the GW technical paints.

What would you evil lords suggest?

I would suggest Necromunda bases that come with all of the grating and scrap metal molded in. Then hit them with some Boltgun Metal, Skavenblight Dinge, and maybe some Typhus Corrosion here and there before picking out desired parts in brighter metals.


Edited by GreaterChickenofTzeentch, 02 April 2019 - 10:52 PM.


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I'd so the opposite and suggest not having metallic bases on metallic models as the two will run together.

If I was doing the awesome mechanics bases (and they are) is go with a drab other colour instead, like how they painted the terrain.

That's the fastest by far. I go with:

Stirland battlemire
Agrax wash
Increasingly light drybrushes of:
Mournfang
XV88
Karak stone

Also pretty fast, you can see the results in my BA or Chaos plogs.

Edited by Xenith, 03 April 2019 - 05:56 AM.


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Cheers for the suggestions. I’m not going to be going with metallic bases. As Xenith said I think it would flow to much and the model wouldn’t pop.

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The GW painting app has a section for basing, could be useful as a baseline.
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Do you have a particular theme in mind for your Iron Warriors? That can help plan your basing ideas.

I'd consider doing a Martian red/heavily rusted mechanics based- there is a reddish technical paint you could use to keep it quick isn't there?

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My idea is to run them as the fist exemplars that turned traitor and joint the iron warriors M32. I’m thinking of going for a reddy mud colour (I have 6 other armies all with different bases) and this is one I haven’t tried.

Maybe using Stirland Mud and a Ruiz’s rust drybrush

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I went Armageddon dust I think it is then with aggrax and highlights with khaki and bone whites

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For my Iron Warriors I use a combination of the Sector Mechanicus and the Sector Imperialis bases from GW, for we play on an "urban warfare" table. :)

Mostly just primed with some sort of metallic and washed with a combination of Agrax/Nuln Oil and some Typhus corrosion.

In addition I am experimenting with weathering colors from AK Interactive, wich are really nice (take a bit of practice though).

As for texture paint I reccomend the Earth Texture Acrylic from Vallejo (200ml ~10,00€ vs. 24ml 6,30€). ;)



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I'd so the opposite and suggest not having metallic bases on metallic models as the two will run together.

If I was doing the awesome mechanics bases (and they are) is go with a drab other colour instead, like how they painted the terrain.

That's the fastest by far. I go with:

Stirland battlemire
Agrax wash
Increasingly light drybrushes of:
Mournfang
XV88
Karak stone

Also pretty fast, you can see the results in my BA or Chaos plogs.

 

Can't agree more. Dont go for a metalic base on a metalic models. It will bore you to death to paint the same colors, and base are here to creat contrast. 

So go with an urban base, but with snow on it, or a red martian type base, or mud.

 

https://www.games-wo...ured_Paints.pdf

 

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these colours work with silver...

 

thunderhawk blue and  Deathworld forest?...

 

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^^ personally, I find the left better than the right, which is too similar to the model.
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I was inspired by the FW Horus Heresy bases on Siege Tyrants. It’s very easy and super cheap. You just need pastel crayons.
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Edited by Dhar'Neth, 06 January 2020 - 12:16 PM.


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I've been doing mine with a mixture of Stirland Mud and sector mechanicus/imperialis bases. I'm going to add some razor wire at some point; the theme is the army going "over the top" in a trench fight and breaching a wall (the scenic bases). I wanted to try to capture the army as if it were in the process of breaking a seige of an imperial city.

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I use Stirland Battlemire, cover with a thick coat of Nuln Oil Gloss, then snow clumps in spots with Valhallan Blizzard.

I decided to go for the look of the conditions I (and most others) despise working in. It's cold, wet, and you're not likely to end the day without being chilled to the bone and wanting to rip someone a new one. I'd say add razor wire and that would match conditions the Iron Warriors have been dealing with since the Great Crusade.
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