Iron Warriors

Iron Warriors

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    18 Nov 2022
  • Updated
    13 Jan 2023
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My second attempt at painting Chaos Space Marines as the IVth Legion.

Iron Armour

  1. I started by basecoating the armour with black. I primed with Chaos Black and ensured I had a nice even coat by going over the armour panels with some Abaddon Black .
  2. Now I heaving dry brushed the armour with Vallejo Metal Color Gunmetal Grey .
  3. Drybrush again, this time more lightly and with Duraluminum .
  4. Finally pick out hard edges with selective edge highlights of Chrome .

Grey Undersuit

  1. Basecoat with Mechanicus Standard Grey .
  2. Wash with a 1:1 mix of Black Templar and Contrast Medium .
  3. Edge highlight tubing with Dawnstone .
  4. More selectively highlight with Administratum Grey .
  5. Finally, add some white into the above grey and add very small highlights, just add some punch.

Hazard Stripes

  1. Basecoat with Averland Sunset .
  2. Carefully paint in the black stripes with Abaddon Black .
  3. Wash the lower parts of the yellow stripes and the recesses with Iyanden Yellow . Pull the brush toward the recesses to try and create a gradient.
  4. Highlight the top edges of the stripe with a line of Averland Sunset , again.
  5. Where the previous highlight isn't noticeable, go over the area with a fine line of Averland Sunset and Screaming Skull mixed 1:1.
  6. Finally add a small highlight of Screaming Skull within the last stage.
  7. Highlight the black stripes in the same way. I used Eshin Grey , Dawnstone and Administratum Grey for this.

Bronze Trim

  1. Basecoat with 3 parts Vallejo Metal Color Gold and I part Copper
  2. Wash with a mix of 1 part Fyreslayer Flesh and 3 parts Contrast Medium . Make a second selective pass if places need more colour.
  3. Around rivets and deep detail, pop a little thinned Agrax Earthshade .
  4. Edge highlight with a 1:1 mix of Gold and Chrome .
  5. Add small.amd specular highlights of Chrome .

Rookie Brushes


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Citadel Painting System 13
Base 3
  • Abaddon Black
  • Averland Sunset
  • Mechanicus Standard Grey
Shade 1
  • Agrax Earthshade
Layer 4
  • Administratum Grey
  • Dawnstone
  • Eshin Grey
  • Screaming Skull
Technical 1
  • Contrast Medium
Spray 1
  • Chaos Black
Contrast 3
  • Black Templar
  • Fyreslayer Flesh
  • Iyanden Yellow
Vallejo Metal Color
Base 5
  • 77.702 Duraluminum
  • 77.707 Chrome
  • 77.710 Copper
  • 77.720 Gunmetal Grey
  • 77.725 Gold
Vallejo Model Color
Metallic 1
  • 70.996 Gold
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