The Birth of Ironfate

Chaos Knight Titan Painting Showcase – The Birth of Ironfate

Deathcry and Hellscream, Grimtech’s Helbrutes, dragged the damaged Imperial Knight from the battlefield. It’s back scrapped against the cold hard ground as each Helbrute towed the Knight behind them by its feet. The head was blown apart during the battle, killing the pilot. The condition otherwise was impeccable.

“What do we have here my friend?” asked Warforce as he strode over to Grimtech, the warband’s Warpsmith, who was monitoring the Helbrutes progress.

Grimtech responded to the Sorcerer, “The prize of victory. I have an idea that requires your expertise.”

“What is it you require of me?” asked Warforce with a grin, already knowing where the conversation was going.

“With your power of the warp, and my knowledge of machines, I would like to infuse a Daemon into this Knight,” said Grimtech, one mechatendril waving at the Knight being dragged by.

“We will need a powerful Daemon for this to work.”

Nodding, Grimtech replied, “If we can bind a Daemon Prince then it should work.”

The eye lenses in the Knight lit up a glowing red. Thick chains the size of the Knight’s legs held it in place, secured to a thick metal wall. The Knight’s dirge caster let out a terrifying wail as it began to thrash against the chains binding it.

“What will you name it?” asked Warforce, extremely pleased to see the ceremony was a success.

“I will name it Ironfate,” answered Grimtech.

Chaos Knight Painting Showcase

I’m not going to say much here. Those who follow me know this Chaos Knight has been a labor of love for a good many months. So, it’s time to let the pictures do the talking finally.

Ignore any dust or stray things that floated onto this thing. I tried brushing it clean, blowing it off, but you can never get it 100% perfectly clean. It’s like these models attract dust!


I’m very pleased with my work on the Chaos Knight. It has mistakes (what model doesn’t?), but I can look past those and see the model as a whole. This is one of the few models that has met my vision from the onset.

The upgrade kit to make it a Chaos Knight adds so much character and detail, and I had to let those elements come through in the painting. I’ve seen my fair share of Chaos Knights painted where those unique details are overlooked, and just blended into everything else. That’s why I did the scarring on it, had the organic growths shown as bone, to give the Knight depth and character.

I’m pretty happy with how the blade came out on the weapon. I used my standard power sword technique for it.

Not sure what else to say. This thing has taken me so long to do that it’s hard to believe it’s done.

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Delighted to see it finished and named! Great job you have done with it and all, bravo. Just need to seeing him towering above his comrades.

Nils Holmbergh

It looks great! You really managed to give it a great Chaos look, both the painting and the model itself. The shield and the bayonet stands out (in a positive way) and adds some really nice contrast.


Dude…..pure awesome. The work and effort you have put into this models has really paid off. All the conversion bits you have done, and highlighting all the chaosy bits just brings it to life and make it great. Love it!


Very nice! Definitely a result worthy of the time you’ve put into it.

stats DGDWH

Awesome! The “pink” blade is a brave choice, but it pays the risk, it is incredibly eye-catching without steal all the attention. Great job! If I have read well, you forget to underline the fact that it is a work of brush only and, seeing such result, a great brush work!


great work!


Love it! One can tell that you put a lot of effort and time into this one. Brilliant really and the fluff piece is spot on! Ironfate is a cool name too.


Fantastic work! The flesh and bone colors contrast work very well to add contrast and to highlight the corrupted nature of this beast. If it serves you half as well as you’ve painted it then you can expect many victories!


Awesome, as was expected.

Jack Shrapnel

Great job! Looks Awesome!

Joe Baird

Fantastic work Thor! Can’t believe I missed this earlier. I love the colors on him, very chaosy but not distracting. The shield turned out really well and the snow base looks awesome dude.