I loved this model from the day it was released on Forgeworld’s site. I love the base, the pose, and just how it all came together. In this moment, Ferrus is on Istvann IV, battling the Emperors Children in a fight he will ultimately lose. But nonetheless he will fight with the Hammer forged by his enemy, to his last breath, steadfast and unyielding — much like his chapter. The model was designed to capture his movement in his swing, which is a awesome feature. I tried to do my best with making him look rugged, while still maintaining the aura of perfection that comes along with being a Primarch.
I painted this one for my friend Jay, who asked me to stick to a certain color pallet. He wanted it to fit in seamlessly with his already-painted Iron Hands army, and let me tell you… it really does. I kept the black paint flat, and highlighted where I could with some grays. I tried to make the flesh look as real as I could while incorporating the silver into his arms and hands. I even gave Ferrus a five o’clock shadow, which turned out better than I originally thought it would. Truthfully I wanted to pain the hammer to look a little more “fabulous” if you know what I mean, as it was technically forged by Fulgrim (Primarch of the Emperors Children). I still think that the model turned out beautiful, with the scattered bodies of both friend and foe on his base.
I know that Jay is very happy with his model, so I hope you guys like it.