Finally got my Iron Warriors Warsmith finished. He is now ready to join my Iron Warrior Breachers. Part of my small but ongoing Horus Heresy collection.
Warsmith Curax “The Butcher”
My Warsmith Curax is based off the limited edition Centurion that Games Workshop had out a couple of years ago. But it looked a little plain to me so I made some modifications.
Namely a servo arm from some random parts and the arm itself from an AdMech Onager. A combi melta and extra power cells are strapped to his side and back respectively.
But the standout detail of course is the changing of the paragon blade for something with a little more heft. A giant chain blade from Conversion World.
Iron Within, Iron Without!
With some advice from Joe (over at Broken Paintbrush), I went and broke up some of the metal with black armour plates.
I tried not to go overboard on the Blood for the Blood God technical paint. Hard to get it to make a presence without going overboard. Still I think it could double as a chain fist in a pinch.
All in all I am fairly pleased with how he looks overall, as ever I am a terrible self critic. But I think that it makes for a unique looking character to lead my Iron Warriors, from the Heresy onwards.
So what has everyone else been up to? What do you think of my Iron Warriors Warsmith?
This is a very cool and characterful mini. I really like it, nice work. I should really put some effort into a unique character model for any if my armies.
If I can do it, so can you. Go for it!
Only in the last 6 months or sonuave I really started to push the boat out with my small minis, like the possessed I put up on our blog. But possessed are just no options infantry that don’t even have like “Sargeants”. So I should definitely try to do a character as it’s a lot of fun.
Nicely done. Some simple conversions on there that give it some extra detail, and a solid paint job to pull it all together. I also like the small use of color on there to break it up, the reds, blues, and of course the black.
A worthy HQ to lead your army.
My thanks chief. For once even things like the reds have highlights.
All those little things add up.
Now that is a Warsmith!
The blood enhances rather than detracts so I think you’ve hit the sweet spot there.
Great work chap.
Thank you. I am eager to make more troops for him to lead.
Beautifully done, man! You’re right on with the ‘less is more’ approach on the blood. Looks great!
My thanks. It is so easy to go overboard with that paint. It does look wonderful when applied.