Iron Golem – Part 1

With work well underway on the Untamed Beasts it’s time to turn my attention to their adversaries, those enthusiastic metal fans the Iron Golem. After all, if we’re going to be able to play some Warcry then we’ll need at least two different warbands – an Orc may be willing to beat up himself if no other adversaries present themselves but a warrior of Chaos will struggle to impress the gods if that’s all they can manage.

A few months ago I painted the Chaos Dwarf Armator so with the short angry man done I turned my attention to the big angry man instead, that most muscular of an already hench warband, the Ogre Breacher.

Ogre Breacher Warcry Wudugast ConvertOrDie (1)

Ogre Breacher Warcry Wudugast ConvertOrDie (2)
Ogre Breacher Warcry Wudugast ConvertOrDie (3)
Ogre Breacher Warcry Wudugast ConvertOrDie (4)
Originally I was wondering about trying to get my hands on another to kitbash into a Goliath ‘zerker, although since there is now an official model (flawed but fixable in my opinion) that’ll no longer be necessary. However just in case anyone is thinking of using the Breacher for something in the Underhive, here’s a size comparison anyway.

Ogre Breacher Warcry Wudugast ConvertOrDie (5)

And here he is next to his little buddy.

Ogre Breacher Warcry Wudugast ConvertOrDie (6)

Anyway, that’s the long and short of it – now I just need to tackle the rest!


19 responses to “Iron Golem – Part 1

  • imperialrebelork

    It was quite a tall order to match what you did with the little man hehe 😉 He’s awwwweeesome dude. I love the splashes of blood (always) and the base looks great too. Are you going to get the new Goliath models? I’ve already ordered mine haha.

    • Wudugast

      Cheers mate! I try to avoid overdoing the blood spatter effects precisely so that I can go mad on them at times like these, I thought it really suited him. Some poor sod just got splattered!
      Yeah, I’ve ordered the new Goliaths (including – a few minutes ago when I finally cracked – the ‘zerker). I’m trying to save money at the moment so I promised myself I wouldn’t get anything new for a bit, but I’d my an exception for Necromunda and Warcry. GW obviously saw me coming with last week’s kits didn’t they! I wasn’t entirely sure about the Stimmers until I saw the 3d rotating images of them, now I love them. The ‘zerker needs some tweaking but once that’s done he’ll be great. The little forge-born are awesome as they are, although I’m curious about using them to make normal juves as well. Very taken with the new Ogrens that are coming too – those are going to be sweet! Definitely going to start a slave uprising of the big lads when the time comes.

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Love the metal work. Nice lot of contrast going on there with just the right amount of whethering, excellent and a beast of a figure.

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! I actually put quite a lot of thought into getting the right amount of weathering on these. On the one hand the background describes them as metalworkers and blacksmiths so I thought they’d keep their gear tip-top, but on the other hand they’re mad, bloodthirsty barbarians so their armour probably takes a real battering all the time, and they’ll only have so many opportunities to repair it. Hopefully I got a good balance 🙂

  • Pete S/ SP

    That looks great. Am sure it could be used as an escaped gladiator/ pit fighter in the under hive; it has a look of the Crupellarius to me.



  • patmcf

    Its strange how when I saw this guy the sounds that came from me sounded somewhat like Oh Eeeh Owwh chuckle chuckle followed by bugger me he’s pretty confronting!! great work again mate and I agree with IRO in regard to the blood !!

  • Faust

    Nice work and thanks for that size comparison. He looked rather huge (like the ‘Zerker size) at first to me. But I guess he’s not much taller than the Goliath.

    Whats your recipe for the goldish looking bits of armor, like the part of the shoulder pad closest to his head? It’s got a nice brassy contrast look with the rest of the model. Lovely model and paints!

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! Yeah, he’s not actually as big as he looks like he’s going to be when you see him on his own. His bulk makes him seem like a real brute, and he definitely stands out as the “big guy” in the warband, but in comparison to a lot of GW monstrous infantry he’s not all that big. I don’t actually think he’s even as tall as a normal ogre, at some point I’ll have to dig one out and compare.

      The armour is ludicrously easy to paint, which is always something I approve of (why make it harder than it needs to be and all that). Basecoat with leadbelcher, then paint in the golden bits with snakebite leather contrast paint (not snakebite leather, the old brown paint that hobbyists of a certain vintage like me still look back on fondly). Then wash the silver areas with nuln oil and the golden parts with agrax earthshade (not being too careful to keep them from mixing though, in this case you want it to look dirty). Then a tiny bit of athonian camoshade here and there on the golden parts to give them a bit of greenish tarnish and add a few highlights to the silver areas with leadbelcher followed by stormhost silver. It sounds more complicated written out like that but in practice the only thing you need to be careful about is painting in the snakebite leather, apart from that you can be as slapdash as you like 🙂

      • Faust

        Oh wow, that’s a pretty cool recipe you’ve worked out and I would have never guessed! What did you use before the Contrast paint came out?

        I also remember “snakebite leather” and some of the other snappy names that GW used, but I don’t know that I used them much. I think it was a phase where I bought a few paints, but quickly got out of mini painting. Given my investment in paints and tools now, this hobby better stick with me for awhile, haha!

      • Wudugast

        Aye, there were some classic paint names back in the old days. Snot Green and Vomit Brown both made an impression on me when I was a kid!
        Before Contrast I would have worked it up from various shades of gold but it would have taken a lot longer and been much trickier to pull off. Honestly I would probably have used a brassy colour more like that used on his tabard – I always found gold a real chore to work with before and I’d always avoid it if I could get away with it!

      • Faust

        Oh yea, I recall Snot Green too. I must have had more paints than I thought, haha.

        Retributor Armor has been pretty much a godsend for me in painting gold. Thanks again for sharing!

  • Alex

    Lovely job mate – especially the armour! He is wee for an Ogre, but he looks very imposing in the context of the warband… I don’t want to think about how he wipes his arse though!!

    oh, and I love your use of the word Hench – you’re so down with the kids 🙂

  • Azazel

    Great pair of Iron Golems, and now that you point out I think the big bloke would fit into Necromunda pretty seamlessly as well!

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