It’s been awhile since I’ve posted but it’s not because of a lack of progress. I am playing in a local tournament at the end of this month so I have been painting duplicates to what I’ve already posted about (Heldrake/Maulerfiend). I finally painted something new for my army and also tried out some object source lighting. To those that aren’t familiar, it is a painting technique where you pick an object on the model that is emitting light and shade/color your model appropriately in reference to that light source. In my case, I picked what is probably the object a lot of people start with, a weapon. The sorcerer has a force sword so I wanted to make it really stand out and create an intense OSL effect. I painted up the model as I normally would and the very last thing I did was to add the lighting affect. I started with blue and worked my way up through a few shades, hitting all the surfaces that would physically “catch” the lighting. I am happy with the results, although I am sure I have a few things to learn.
For those interested in what I did to make this model, I started with the terminator lord/sorcerer model from GW. I cut the force axe off at the hand and added the sword from the Dark Vengeance chaos lord. I had to do some trimming to get it to look right, but I made quick work of it since it is plastic. I then used a head from the chaos spawn kit and cut two of the large tusks off. I drilled those large tusks out and added a few pipes to go along with the Slaanesh theme. Finally, I added a dirge caster as it’s banner pole. I thought it was a cool bit to use from a slaanesh sorcerer and, like a lot of chaos players, I have an abundance of those bits.
Let me know your thoughts and any pointers you may have to improve my OSL technique. Thanks!
Painting up a few new models for a local tournament and wanted to try out some noise marines because they aren’t very popular and I really like the look of them and their weapons. All of their weapons ignore cover which is a pretty big deal in this edition of 40k. These are all stock, out of the box models. I put the banner pole on the champion’s backpack/doom siren and that’s the only minor change. We’ll see how they do! Let me know any C&C you may have.
I’m playing in a local tournament in late October so I’ve decided to go back and add a few things to my 40k army. Someday I’ll get to spend a good amount of time on my Vampire Counts and actually paint some… Anyway, the first thing I’ve added are some additional HQ choices. Lucius the Eternal is a really good looking model and I didn’t change anything about him albeit his color scheme to match my army. For Huron Blackheart, I made him with bits I had from the possessed models, standard chaos marines and an aspiring champion. His familiar are also bits from the possessed range. The 3rd HQ model is a kit bash from several models including an ultramarines captain, possessed and standard chaos marines. Let me know any thoughts or suggestions and thanks for visiting!
Obviously, I haven’t posted in awhile. July was a very busy month and I was on vacation for 2 weeks of it. I did manage to finish assembling my Vampire Counts army and have just barely started painting it, but nothing to really show yet. A wrench has been thrown into my plans to get the vampire counts painted because I am going to be re-visiting my chaos marine army to make some changes for a local tournament I signed up for in October. I guess technically this is a wrench I threw but you get the point. I recently was looking back through old pictures of my Deathguard (nurgle) army and figured it’d be worth sharing. This was back when daemons and marines were part of the same army and daemons were summoned to the battlefield. I sold this army to a fella in Italy when I decided to take a break from the hobby. This army took my awhile to build because a lot of time went into modeling different changes to the models. The terminators were a particularly long project because of the extensive modelling using the old metal terminators, torsos and heads from vampire counts zombies, and then using modeling putty to finish them off. Looking back at these pictures, I would definitely change some of my painting techniques, but I am still pretty happy at how the army turned out. Hope you enjoy!
I was going back through my pictures and realized I had never made a post of my Warpsmith for my chaos space marine army. I think this is the last model I have to post about prior to REALLY switch over to Vampire Counts. I promise.
For this model, I decided to make my own Warpsmith because I just don’t like the GW one that much. I started with a possessed model and cut the blades from it’s power pack. I snipped the tentacle from it’s head and added the correct hand weapons (power axe and bolt pistol). I then rolled out some green stuff and made some segmented tentacles and let them harden. After that i could attach the tentacles and started giving the model it’s weapons attached to the mechatendrils. I used a claw from a Necron tomb spider, a drill from an old Dark Eldar talos, and made the flamer and meltagun from guns that I had in my bit collections. Finally, I added some guitar string to simulate additional wires on the harness.
Thanks for reading. Let me know if there is anything you’d like more detail on regarding my projects.
Well, my foray into my Vampire Counts didn’t last long… The Origins gaming convention was in town and Forge World was there, which obviously means I had to buy something. I bought the Chaos Decimator because I really like the looks of dreadnoughts, and this thing is a dreadnought on steroids. It stands about 2X as tall as my helbrutes and looks amazing. I bought one of each arm and magnetized them. I pinned the legs at the joints prior to assembly because this thing would have been very difficult to assemble if I hadn’t. It also adds some strength to the legs so that hopefully I wont have to do any repairs down the road. OK, NOW I can get started on my other army..
This model marks the move from painting my Chaos Space Marines to working on my Vampire Counts army. This is the first completed model in the army and I started with this sculpt because it’s awesome. As with my chaos marine army, I chose vampire counts because I really like the range of models and I want to work on a very dark, earthy color scheme. I have a pile of un-assembled models, so I will have a lot of updates over the next few months as I work on this new army. What new projects are you working on?