Iron Warriors in under an hour
So according to Warhammer TV you:
- Spray your models a base
Thincoat of paint. Thincoat of paint. Thincoat of lighter paint.
- different coat of even lighter paint.
- Repeat for every different
I’m not going to be doing that again.
Here’s my first effort:
Here’s my suggested recipe:
- Prep environment by doing the following:
- Clean your painting area.
- Put everything that isn’t involved in this process away.
- Put all sprays, paints
andequipment in front of you.
- As the process involves washes make sure to check the models thoroughly for mold lines before starting. They should also be attached to a base to
assetwhile spraying and painting.
For an upgraded
version follow the steps with a *
Start day 1
- Spray base
colouron model– 2 mins.
- Spray Retributor Armour on shoulder pad sprues – 30 secs.
- Glue a single 1mm
plasticardriser to each base – 30 secs.
- Apply PVA to base and scatter
flock, static grass, lichen and details across it – 2 mins.
- *Tightly cut out appropriate transfer markings (cut 10 and 2 o’clock lines) – 2 mins.
Finish day 1 (5-7 mins)
- Cut shoulder pads from the sprue and glue to model – 1 min.
- Spray base all over with black primer, follow up straight away with ivory from directly overhead at a range of 6″ – 2 mins.
- Apply Dark Reaper (TK) paint in the following order: shoulder pads,
boltgun, pipes andpadding. Then repeat 3 times – 10 mins.
- Paint Averland Sunset in stripes over the gun casing – 2 mins.
- Paint Retributor Armour into leg details, helmet and areas left after the shoulder pads were clipped out – 2 mins.
Finish day 2 (17 mins)
- Apply Typhus Corrosion wash to areas on base – 1 min.
- Apply Biel Tan
Green washto areas on base – 1 min.
- Apply Abaddon Black to
sideof the base – 1 min.
- *Highlight selected areas with
StormhostSilver – 5 mins.
- *Apply transfer – 5 mins.
Finish day 3 (3-13 mins)
- Glue model to
base, wait to dry – 3 mins
- Wash model except shoulder pads with 50/50 Agrax Earthshade Gloss mix, start from the top and end with the base – 5
mins Wickaway excess wash while it is drying – 5 mins
Finish day 4 (13 mins)
Total 38 – 50 mins. Average of 10-13 mins per sitting.
It’s worth adding a caveat here that even though the whole process takes less than an hour, it’s not really designed to be done in one sitting. Some steps require a few hours for the primer or paint to fully cure before applying the next coat.
The bonus for painting Iron Warriors is that due to their renegade nature you can mix and match the faster and slower methods inside a squad.
You can even mix the tones of
If you are thinking about batching painting using this formula you can simply apply all the steps in day one in one go and have a load of transfers, bases, models and shoulder pads ready for you to pick from. You will only need to spend 33-43 mins on each model from that point
What do you think? Do you want to see me, let me know in the comments if so.