General 40k Shinanigans

Snowy days mean painting…plus a wrap up!

So, lots of pictures of hobby progress for today.  Today, I have been working on the Dark Vengeance Chaos Lord.  He’s a cool model I have been figuring out exactly how to paint.  So I finally sat down and said “screw it” and put brush to paint and let it develop.  It ended up looking good and I am happy with it.  It’s not gonna win a painting competition, but it’s something that I think fits my style, I like, and will add to my army.  I am glad to get him painted because I have needed a regular power-armoured HQ model (though I guess I realistically COULD just use a regular old CSM and call him a power armor lord or sorcerer…or really even a Dark Apostle if he has a maul).  I have continued to work on my possessed and mutilators, as well as my CSMs.  I love the possessed…they are terrible in the game, but one of the coolest looking models and a BLAST to paint as they combine the curved smooth parts of cold ceramite armor on textured daemonic skin.  There are eyes and helmeted eye-slits.  Guns, swords, claws, and spikes they have pretty much every texture and surface you could hope for.  I feel vindicated as I hear of others painting models because they like them as a friend of mine, Thor over at Creative Twilight, just posted this article.

 

So, onto the pictures!

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I still have to do the tassles on the end of his sword.

 

My possessed have seen less progress.  The basic color scheme is done for them all with only a single completely finished.

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My mutilators have seen a fair bit of progress.  They seem to be in a linear progression when laid out, with one finished, one about 70-80% and the last about 40-50%.

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However, I have made a few advancements on my chaos lord of Nurgle.  I like the way this guy is turning out.  Always would love more ideas.  Looking something to make his armor REALLY pop.

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Lastly, I have spent an abysmal amount of time pounding through power armored dudes.  Here they are, many very close to being done.  HOORAY!!!

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Oh, and my warpsmith, who has seen a little bit of washes and a few minutes here and there of work getting him ready for some high and low lights.

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Well, thanks for reading.  My CSMs are going along at full speed and I like how they are looking right now.  At first I didn’t like the quartered color scheme en masse, but now I really do.  It sets them apart from many armies.  I continue to like the heat effects on the black portions of the armor.

 

KI

 

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2 responses

  1. Lots of progress, good work.

    That Lord is a really cool model. I don’t use mine that often though mostly because I rarely ever give my HQ an plasma pistol. Yours is coming along well. The skulls look great and I see you did some OSL on the plasma pistol; well done. I did notice the grenades behind the sword aren’t done yet either, FYI, not sure if you saw that.

    Your converted Lord, I’d consider bringing that skin tone back up. If you layer/dry brush that skin back up to the original color it will give a cool tone where the shading is really dark with the purple but most of it is the lighter color you started with. It tends to create this sickly gaunt look when done right. That was my idea when I mentioned the wash on him and obviously you’re welcomed to do whatever you like.

    January 3, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    • I had planned to bring the skin tone up, but I lack a paint color that I like to do it currently. however, I want the skin to be just a hair brighter than the armor and this I am going to bring the armor up to its highlights first then finish the head.

      I DID NOT notice those grenades, thanks for spotting that. Yeah, that pistol is my attempt at OSL. It’s not perfect, but I feel I am making progress. Thanks for the tips.

      January 3, 2014 at 2:19 pm

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