“Rest? We were not made to rest; we go on, unflinching, unstoppable, unending in our strength. The Emperor did not make us for such mortal concerns as hearth and home, vanity or contemplation; we are his engines of war, his hammers, beating out the fabric of existence into a vessel fit for Mankind to inhabit.“
- — Ferrus Manus, as quoted in Shadow of the Gorgon by the Remembrancer Czel Atternus
- A while ago, I painted up the model of Ferrus Manus, the Gorgon, The Iron Hand, Slayer of the Great Silver Wyrm Asornith.
- What a detail!! he is packed with tiny little details referring to his legion like smal cogs and the Iron Hands emblem on his left shoulder, but also that backpack just looks awesome. And he jsut really appears strong in his pose. The little detail that I especially love is his hammer, Forgebreaker. The head of the hammer really gives away the fact that this weapon was made by his most beloved brother Primarch Fulgrim. All the small details and then that eagle on its but. Just great. And I really wanted to make clear why he is the Primarch of the iron hands, painting his hands in a metal colouring up just below his elbows, giving away his past of slaying the Great Silver Wyrm, Asornith, pushing it in a volcano with his bare hands and ultimately inheriting the same metal the Wyrm was covered with.
- All in all I had a lot of fun painting Ferrus Manus and I really like how he came out of it. How about you guys?