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Ok, so i have finally bought my IW army, and how should i paint them to give it a nice metallic look? What colours and so on.. And Should i base the models b4 painting? Im good at basing but the painting part is something i just have to learn =P
PS: Plz send pictures of ur IW army if you have =)
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Go for a different look man, do not got boltgun metal. Instead be creative, like boltgun with a bronze drybrush (dwarf bronze and what not). Make'um look old and dirty, some character.
If you are going for the normal look. Have a black base coat and drybrush a thin layer of boltgun, it should cover most of the main parts of the models with a few very small black bits(in recesses and stuff). Thats how i would do it, the black would bring out the recesses and add weathering if you get the coat right. you can also highlight or drybrush over the boltgun again with mithril silver or chainmail.
Can't say I'm keen on brass or gold armies but you can always try prove me wrong.
In my opinion, if I had iron warroirs, for a secondary colour i'd use blue. Thats just my personal preference, but then again I don't have a single army that doesn't have blue in it.
True, gold and brass are that color but no one can put you on the spot for being unoriginal.
If you want a normal looking Iron Warriors army use Black Primer, then drybrush with boltgun metal, hilight with mithril. Use black on the casings and then stripe the casing with yellow. Kinda like a consturction look. To make them look old or more choasy I would use beaten bronze (beaten? I think) and dry brush the lower legs and maybe the entire thing but not very thick if you do the entire model. You are going for a very metallic look with Iron Warrors. A word of advice. Don't use nmm for Iron Warriors I know from trying to do it for a client that it takes for EVER!
Edit: If you happen to have a copy of WD 300 then read the article in it about the guy who built a Iron Warriors army. It is quite good. If you don't have it just ask around your local store and I am sure some guy there will have it. On the basing it depends on how you are going to base them. If you are going to paint your base then I would say build the model, base it, prime it, and paint it.
Last edited by Sanctus; December 24th, 2005 at 18:16.
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If you can get your hands on the GW spray can of boltgun metal I would suggest spraying them and then applying a black ink wash to add definition. This would be faster than painting them with a brush.
You can then go back and add highlights and do the little detail work. For brass I would start with a brown base coat and brush on the brass and add highlights in gold. If you blackline between the boltgun and brass it will really stand out.
For the hazard stripes paint the yellow first and then go back and add the black lines - it will be easier that way.
As for basing I alwasy recommend completing the base (minus static grass if you want it to be the natural color) and priming and painting it along with your figures. You don't necessarily need to attach the figures before hand - but it is a good idea to get it all figured out ahead of time. At any rate it is much easier to do a good looking base if you construct it all together with the figure - otherwise it tends to look like an after thought to painting the figure.
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I'd try a Tin Bitz/Boltgun mix (heavier on the Tin Bitz), ink the models and finish the edges/trim with Blood Red/Red Gore.
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I recently wrote a how-to-paint-Iron-Warriors-fast post here- http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...t=51432&page=4 (Painting Armies fast for new people: guides on fast, cheap and effective painting.) There are other good articles there too, which might help you with good hints and pointers.
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here is how i paint my IWs
the model looks like its wearing battered armour.
hope i helped
- i spray black
- paint entire model tin bits
- paint model boltgun leaving tin bits in deep recess
- watered down black ink
- chainmail dry bruch
- watered down black ink
- tin bits on the shoulder guards etc
- brazen brass on the edges again.