This Brushstroke Guide shows you how to paint Iron Warriors. This guide is based on a Terminator, but you can apply this scheme to any Iron Warriors Model.
How to paint Iron Warriors – Paints & Tools
- Winsor & Newton Series 7 (not the Series 7 ‘Miniature’ Brushes)
- Eshin Grey
- Doombull Brown
- Zandri Dust
- Rakarth Flesh
- Averland Sunset
- Wazdakka Red
- Pallid Wych Flesh
- Mephiston Red
- Evil Sunz Scarlet
- Wild Rider Red
- Screaming Skull
How to paint Iron Warriors – Tutorial
Step 1 – Base Colours
Over a black primer paint the following base colours:
- Main armour -Iron warriors
- Armour trim – Retributor Armour
- Armour joints – Eshin Grey
- Tassels – Doombull Brown
- Skulls and Bones – Zandri Dust
- Loin cloth – Rakarth Flesh
- Silver details – Ironbreaker
- Hazard Stripe Panels – Averland Sunset
Step 2 – Shading
Shade the following colours with Nuln Oil:
For the shoulder pads use 2 coats
Shade the following colours with Agrax Earthshade:
Step 3 – Hazard Stripes
Iron Warriors’ most standout feature is their hazard striping, which really sets them apart from other legions.
For larger models, using masking tape to produce the striping is recommended. For smaller figures, however, I found freehanding them the quickest method.
A tip to help paint neat lines is to hold the model so that you paint the lines vertically. As your fingers bend in that direction you’ll have far more control painting vertical lines from top to bottom.
Step 4 – Highlight
Edge highlight as follows:
- Armour with Iron Hands Steel and then Ironbreaker
- Silver with Ironbreaker. This just gives a highlight without being overpowering.
- Tassels with Doombull Brown and then Wazdakka Red
- Eshin grey with Dawnstone
- Gold trim with Retributor Armour and then Ironbreaker
- Rakarth Flesh with Pallid Wych Flesh
Step 5 – DETAILS
The last few details to finish off are:
The skulls and bones I aged by doing a final wash of Seraphim Sepia.
How to paint Iron Warriors – Complete
I hope you find this guide useful.
If you do have any questions or suggestions on how to improve it for others, then please do let me know.
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