The Stark Hammers

Though the Hallowed Knights are coming on nicely, I had been debating about doing another Stormhost for some time – partly because forces of two combined Stormhosts pop up in the Age of Sigmar storyline fairly regularly, and partly because a bit of variation is, well, interesting!

So, I had picked up a few Stormcasts with the intention of doing something with them at some point and, last week, I finally got the inspiration.

Like some other models I have done, the idea for the colour scheme was shamelessly ripped off from elsewhere on the Internet (in this case the Age of Sigmar Fans Facebook page) but I can finally present the first models from the Ironmen Warrior Chamber of the Stark Hammers, led by Tonius Ironman (though I haven’t done him yet – waiting for a new Lord-Celestant model to appear…).

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I am not going to go mad with these guys – just a few units to support the Hallowed Knights from time to time, probably starting with some of the battles in the Godbeasts book. I used the opportunity to put the variant Heraldor in, as well as a Vexillor with the banner rather than the icon. A second Lord-Relictor is needed for one of the upcoming battles, so he went in as well!

The only models I am planning to add right now are a single unit of Retributors, but the Stark Hammers will probably become the repository for all ‘variant’ models, like the Heraldor.

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As with just about all Stormcast colour schemes, this one is very, very easy (and quick!) to do. They start with a base of Mephiston Red, get a Nuln Oil wash, and then highlighted with Mephiston again before a final touch of Evil Sunz Scarlet.

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After that, the metal and scroll work follow (the scrolls are Zandri Dust with a Nuln Oil wash, highlighted with Pallid Wych Flesh).

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The last major job is the gold, using the normal Retributor Armour/Reikland Fleshshade/Liberator Gold scheme. Then the black items – weapon handles, hair pieces and leather.

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The Vexillor in particular came nicely in this scheme, which gives hope for the forthcoming Retributors.

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And the Lord-Relictor!

This weekend we had a bit of a joint painting session and while the guys worked on their Badab War models, I got stuck into my Spiderfang Grots – and got through a lot more than I expected!

In the end, I managed to do all the base colours, shading and highlighting on the major areas of forty (!) Spider Riders, leaving just the detailing to do. I probably won’t get that done on so many models during the week, but I believe I can get them all done this coming weekend and, with a Big Boss on Gigantic Spider also in an advance stage if completion, I will just have the two Arachnaroks to polish off to complete the army, which shiould also have a decent amount done to them by the end of the weekend.

Just in time for their first battle in two to three weeks time!

 

 

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One Response to “The Stark Hammers”

  1. Stephen Green Says:

    Your models are great, and I cannot believe how quickly you get everything done. Really good work!


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