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Acolyte Iconward

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The Acolyte Iconward, a pivotal figure in the Genestealer Cults, raises the sacred banner that ignites the fervor of his followers. With the power to inspire and lead both in faith and combat, the Iconward stands as a beacon of unwavering devotion to the cult's cause.
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Elevating the revered banner of their cult amidst the chaotic turmoil of insurgency, the Acolyte Iconward embodies a blend of religious devotion and battlefield leadership. These Iconwards invest years, even centuries, into the meticulous preparations for their incursion, channeling the pent-up energy into an exhilarating surge that ignites the brood brothers for warfare. As the Iconward raises his standard, a contagious fervor propels the broodkin forward in a torrent of unbridled aggression – a ferocity that the Iconward himself mirrors, his fervent dedication undiluted by compromise. Safeguarding the Acolyte’s icon becomes paramount, symbolizing the emergence of an imminent and glorious new era.

What’s in the Acolyte Iconward box

  • x5 plastic components that make 1 Acolyte Iconward miniature.
  • x1 Citadel 32mm Round base.

How to paint the Acolyte Iconward set

  1. Step 1: Base Skin Tone
    Begin by applying Daemonette Hide to the Acolyte Iconward’s skin. Use smooth brush strokes to ensure an even and consistent coverage across the skin areas. This initial layer serves as the base color for the skin.
  2. Step 2: Shade the Skin
    Enhance the depth and definition of the skin by applying Druchii Violet wash. Concentrate the wash on the recesses and shadowed areas of the skin, allowing it to settle naturally and create shaded regions.
  3. Step 3: Layer Skin Highlights
    Progress to highlighting the skin with Warpfiend Grey. With a smaller brush, focus on raised portions of the skin, such as cheekbones, nose, knuckles, and muscles. The goal is to create a gradual transition from the base color to this lighter tone.
  4. Step 4: Final Skin Highlights
    Refine the highlights with Slaanesh Grey. This is where you can bring out the most prominent points of the skin, emphasizing the brightest areas for a natural skin glow.
  5. Step 5: Robes and Icon
    Use Wild Rider Red to paint both the robes and the icon carried by the Acolyte Iconward. Apply the paint evenly, ensuring that the color appears vibrant and even on both the fabric and the icon.
  6. Step 6: Base Armor Color
    Apply Kantor Blue as the primary color for the armor plates. Use smooth and controlled brush strokes to cover the armor areas, leaving no visible streaks or brush marks.
  7. Step 7: Layer Armor Highlights
    With Hoeth Blue, start layering the armor. Focus on the edges and raised parts of the armor, as this will create a visual effect of light reflecting off the surfaces.
  8. Step 8: Metallic Icon Details
    For intricate details on the icon or the miniature’s body, use Retributor Armour. This metallic paint adds a touch of complexity and catches the eye, enhancing the visual interest of the miniature.
  9. Step 9: Metallic Components and Edge Highlights
    Address smaller details, such as metallic components or weapon handles, using Ironbreaker or Runelord Brass. To add further contrast and sharpness, carefully apply White Scar to the edges of these components.
  10. Step 10: Protective Varnish
    Preserve your hard work by applying a protective varnish. Use Munitorum Varnish Spray to ensure your paint job remains intact and resistant to wear during gameplay or display.
  11. Step 11: Optional Base Enhancement
    Consider enriching the base with additional elements like Astrogranite Debris. Apply the texture paint to the base for a realistic ground effect. Enhance the visual appeal by adding grass tufts, small rocks, or other thematic details.

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