Feruss Manus: Iron Hands Primarch


Feruss Manus, Primarch of the Iron Hands, comes to an end. This miniature was a beast to paint, but very fun.

Continuing from the last posts, I finished the techno-harness on his back, vambraces (forearm guards), and his hammer in the same fashion as the rest of his armor. The harness got a few spots of color, with the Plasma Gun’s reaction chamber done in P3 Cygnar Blue Base and highlighted with a few layers of Blue/White, with a final layer of Pure White. The hose for the chainsaw arm was P3 Moldy Ochre and black. The ‘industrial’ pattern is a nice echo of his rival techno-mechanical brother, Perturabo, Primarch of the Iron Warriors.

The hammer got the only gold on the model, with the eagle making up part of the hammer’s head getting GW Gehenna Gold, followed by a wash of Agrax Earthshade and Nuln Oil. This got a highlight of Genna Gold and Mithril Silver, with a little Bronze to soften the highlights. The hammer head and various other parts were done with Pig Iron and Nuln Oil, while the shaft and counterweight spike were Tinny Tin and Nuln Oil/Agrax Earthshade, followed by a light highlight of Tin and Silver.

The numeral X (for 10th Legion) was highlighted with white/grey, then pure white. I kept the white a bit subdued, to keep it from being too flashy and standing out too much from the gleaming metal and black of the armor.

I am quite happy of my choices for the model. The skin in particular stands out so well compared to the armor. The face, red with exertion and anger, pops from between his cool white metal collar and shoulder pads, with the halo/gear above his head echoing the warm color like a nimbus. I hope I did justice to this great sculpt.

Next: Horus!


One Response to “Feruss Manus: Iron Hands Primarch”

  1. The primarch looks fantastic. Very good work.

    Looking forward to your Horus model.

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