Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Ironhelm, the Iron Guard Captain

   Ironhelm is the Dwarf Iron Guard Captain according to the "War of the Ring" rulebook but GW never released such miniature. Once the WotR system is abandoned in our days, I don't think the miniature will ever be released in the future. Besides, there isn't any need for this since the Iron Guard Hero doesn't exist in LotR SBG rulebook. 
   The other day a friend of mine gave me a Chaos Dwarf. He knows that I have a Dwarf Army and he thought it would be nice to add the miniature to my collection. And I did so, but not before I converted it to an Ironhelm Captain! First step was to remove all the skulls from the miniature and there were too many of them! After that I had to change the shape of his hat to remind the Iron Guard helmet. Finally, I cut the horns, the pointed ears and the long canine teeth and gave him a moustache and a closed helmet by using green stuff. The whole idea was to modify its warhammerish look and I want to believe that I succeeded! I painted him with green and blue colours to match with both Iron Guards and Iron Guards Ancients. Below you can see the result:

The Ironhelm leads his Iron Guards

I found this photo of a wonderful painted Chaos Dwarf on the internet

The green stuff work

The Ironhelm

The original miniature

Ironhelm and Iron Guards Ancients 

Ironhelm and Iron Guards

The "family" photo!

   During games I will use the Dwarf King's profile and at an additional points cost Ironhelm will carry the deadly Durin's Axe! He is a killing machine for sure!
   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!  


  1. nice work. that is a really clever conversion!

  2. Thumbs up on this one! You truly have a flair for convertion and green stuff have no secrets for you if I judge by the refinement of the details. Also, I really like the subtle green patern on the green robe. I give it a AAA.

    Cheers. Nico.

    1. Thank you very much, Nicolas! I'm trying to improve myself in decorating garments, but still there is a long way in front of me to reach your level!


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