Hello again everyone, Lecoqadoodledo here with an Ironjawz Warchanter. This was both the beginning of my Ironjawz army (which is now on hold due to the incredible Sylvaneth release) and the test model for the scheme I wanted to do. I got to use a few tutorials from the ‘Eavy Metal Masterclass book that I’d not tested out yet, which was a welcome challenge.
I wanted to stick closely to the box art scheme, but instead opted for a richer yellow and green skin colour. I also changed the Gorkstikk and Morkstikk bone to something darker so as to emphasize the Waaagh energy pulsing inside them.
The base needed to be simple and contrasting, with a few fun little elements to it, so I asked FruitBear if I could use a base tutorial he had previously done up. I tweaked it slightly for speed, due to needing it to be an army wide scheme, and not display standard.
I really enjoyed painting the Warchanter model, and it has quickly became one of my favourite models in the Age of Sigmar range. I look forward to trying out this scheme on the Brutes, and Gordrakk himself once I’ve worked through some Sylvaneth.
Thanks for reading, see you guys next time!
- Colonel Winterborne
Looks brilliant, really liking the skin tone. Can you run through the colours and steps you took to achieve it?
Hey thanks! The steps were as follows:
Basecoat Caliban Green
Layer Loren Forest, avoiding recesses
Layer Warboss Green
Layer a 4:1:1 mix of Warboss Green, Yriel Yellow and Ushabti Bone
Another layer of the same mix as above, but changed to 2:1:1
All those layers should get tighter and tighter on the raised areas of flesh.
Veins and eyelids are painted a 2:1 mix of Kantor Blue and Warboss Green
Lips are a 1:1 mix of Khorne Red and Warboss Green
Finish with an extreme highlight of pure Ushabti Bone over everything.
Hope that helps!
- Colonel Winterborne
I'm going to give that a go on some 40k Orks I'm painting. Really looking forward to trying out your method. I note there are no glazes or washes used, seems unusual these days!
I've found that if you paint in thin enough layers, glazes aren't overly critical. There were a couple touch ups on the arms that needed a small glaze of the colour I was using to soften some blends, but that's about it.
What about the yellow armor (one of the most dificult colors to paint) and the blue-black plates?
What basing tutorial are talking about? Could be interesting to see.
The yellow was as follows:
Basecoat Balor Brown
Shade Doombull Brown, wash consistency
Layer a 1:1 mix of Averland Sunset and Yriel Yellow. This step takes a while as you need to work in thin layers and build the colour up in the right areas as if it's a glazed highlight.
Highlight with a mix of 1:1:1 Averland Sunset, Yriel Yellow and White Scar.
Highlight again by adding half as much White Scar again to the previous mix.
The blue black was pretty straightforward.
Basecoat Stegadon Scale Green
Shade Abaddon Black
Highlight with Thunderhawk Blue glazes on the areas the light would hit
Edge highlight Fenrisian Grey
Thanks! You da real MVP
Really nice painting, I love the Green tone. A step by step or at least a small explantion would be great!
Thanks, I was really happy with how it came out. Hopefully I can manage to replicate it. I posted the steps in a reply above.
'Eavy Metal quality!
By the way, do you have Instagram or Facebook, so we can follow your work?
I don't sadly, I've found my rate of hobby is a little too slow to warrant something like that.
Outstanding model! Agree with above, a step by step would be fantastic.
Thanks, I posted a step by step in a reply above. 🙂
Looks amazing. What did you use on the weapons to get the green effect? I would like to try to apply it on my weirdnob.
Thanks! The glow was simply glazes worked up through Warpstone Green, Moot Green, and Yriel Yellow.
Im surprised no one has asked about the tusks. How did you do those if you dont mind sharing?
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Top stuff as always mate =) Was really looking forward to seeing this up here on the blog!the proportion of weathering to the armor is just right, not too much not too little and I really like the glow effects on the Gorkstikk and Morkstikk!
This will be my next Orruk model so we'll see how I go eh =D