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The new Ironhelms - Spyros' 42000 painting blog


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Spyros man, your painting is great - I think a recess shade would really take it to th next level, especially on the red BA armour. I use a 50/50 lahmian medium to agrax earthshade, but pure agrax also works. The armour will come alive.


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Really nice work here! Very clean painting. I agree with Xenith that some agrax earthshade will add a lot. I really like nuln oil myself, but I think most use agrax for BA like Xenith recommended.

I'm look forward to seeing more :)
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Thanks guys. Do you think I can apply shade over the varnish? Never used shade before, I just paint to battle ready level 'cause I paint slowly.


"Whatever the Blood Angels' flaws, nowhere in the Imperium can truer servants of the Emperor be found." , Blood Angels Codex 5th ed.
"Although feared and mistrusted by those they protect, the Blood Angels continue to smash the Imperium's foes, compiling a battle history second to none.", Dark Millenium 7th ed.

"You underestimate our cousins, skald. Their gold and jewels mask a killer’s soul, and we would do well to remember that.", Helik Redknife, VI Legion ‘Vlka FenrykaCaptain

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Thanks guys. Do you think I can apply shade over the varnish? Never used shade before, I just paint to battle ready level 'cause I paint slowly.


I'm not experienced with varnish but I believe in some cases the varnish will make the shade flow into the recesses better.

Don't wash the whole model, just take a fine brush and paint the shade paint directly into the recesses of the model, armour panel lines, shoulder pad rim etc. I often don't like the look of my red marines until I get the shade stage done, then they just look...ready. more 3d, if that makes sense.

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The question is what kind of surface the varnish you use creates. However I believe that shade should still stick to it once dried. Give it a try - only one way to find out :)


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Excellent painting, the standard bearer looked super cool! Custodes looked fantastic as well.


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The 3rd Tactical Intercessor squad joins the ranks!

I think the banner sits nicely on the sergeant. Head, sword, jousting shield, and banner were enough to change his looks completely.

The assistant squad leader has a hidden chainsword (2nd ed. chainsword) on his belt, so I can use him as a sergeant if I opt to field to entirely different squads. I 've done the same trick with the first Intercessor squad I made.

Sergeant and assistant squad leader are from First Strike, grenadier from multi-part box, and the rest from Dark Imperium and First Strike.

 

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3rd Intercessor squad (iii)

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"Whatever the Blood Angels' flaws, nowhere in the Imperium can truer servants of the Emperor be found." , Blood Angels Codex 5th ed.
"Although feared and mistrusted by those they protect, the Blood Angels continue to smash the Imperium's foes, compiling a battle history second to none.", Dark Millenium 7th ed.

"You underestimate our cousins, skald. Their gold and jewels mask a killer’s soul, and we would do well to remember that.", Helik Redknife, VI Legion ‘Vlka FenrykaCaptain

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Good job.
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Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)

Warhammer 40,000+ Star Wars- Rian Johnson- Reylo= AWESOME! (Knights of Renaissance)

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

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Love the chequered shield! Between the the banner, this vibrant red and green bases, there are some serious old-school vibes in my heart when I see those :)


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Thanks guys!

New blood, old traditions!


"Whatever the Blood Angels' flaws, nowhere in the Imperium can truer servants of the Emperor be found." , Blood Angels Codex 5th ed.
"Although feared and mistrusted by those they protect, the Blood Angels continue to smash the Imperium's foes, compiling a battle history second to none.", Dark Millenium 7th ed.

"You underestimate our cousins, skald. Their gold and jewels mask a killer’s soul, and we would do well to remember that.", Helik Redknife, VI Legion ‘Vlka FenrykaCaptain

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Finally some more progress!

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"Whatever the Blood Angels' flaws, nowhere in the Imperium can truer servants of the Emperor be found." , Blood Angels Codex 5th ed.
"Although feared and mistrusted by those they protect, the Blood Angels continue to smash the Imperium's foes, compiling a battle history second to none.", Dark Millenium 7th ed.

"You underestimate our cousins, skald. Their gold and jewels mask a killer’s soul, and we would do well to remember that.", Helik Redknife, VI Legion ‘Vlka FenrykaCaptain

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Good job.
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Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)

Warhammer 40,000+ Star Wars- Rian Johnson- Reylo= AWESOME! (Knights of Renaissance)

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

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More Intercessors, totaling forty with this squad. That's the core of the new force.

 

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"Whatever the Blood Angels' flaws, nowhere in the Imperium can truer servants of the Emperor be found." , Blood Angels Codex 5th ed.
"Although feared and mistrusted by those they protect, the Blood Angels continue to smash the Imperium's foes, compiling a battle history second to none.", Dark Millenium 7th ed.

"You underestimate our cousins, skald. Their gold and jewels mask a killer’s soul, and we would do well to remember that.", Helik Redknife, VI Legion ‘Vlka FenrykaCaptain

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Our dark messiah?

 

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Mephiston 3

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"Whatever the Blood Angels' flaws, nowhere in the Imperium can truer servants of the Emperor be found." , Blood Angels Codex 5th ed.
"Although feared and mistrusted by those they protect, the Blood Angels continue to smash the Imperium's foes, compiling a battle history second to none.", Dark Millenium 7th ed.

"You underestimate our cousins, skald. Their gold and jewels mask a killer’s soul, and we would do well to remember that.", Helik Redknife, VI Legion ‘Vlka FenrykaCaptain

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Good job on Mephiston and the Intercessors.
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Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)

Warhammer 40,000+ Star Wars- Rian Johnson- Reylo= AWESOME! (Knights of Renaissance)

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.




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