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!
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.
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%.
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.
Lastly, I have spent an abysmal amount of time pounding through power armored dudes. Here they are, many very close to being done. HOORAY!!!
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.
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.
So I have begun painting a conversion that I began working on after ordering Greenstuff Industries Tentacle Maker. The concept began as a possible obliterator conversion as I have yet to find the legs that make me truly happy with my miniature defiler conversion. However, for the Chaos Lord of Nurgle, it looks epic. So I asked myself, how do I tie in Nurgle with Word Bearers. So I opted for a Nurgle Lord with classic Nurgle colors (green, brown, bone) with the remnants of previous garments before swelling and deforming being the colors of my primary chapter (crimson, black, parchment).
Overall, he is a massive kitbash. He emerges from these kits (from what I remember)
Torso- Chaos Terminator Sorcerer
Lightning Claw: Terminator Lord
Power Fist: Terminator Box
Shoulder Pad: Chaos Knights
Book: Plague monks
Icon: Bloodletters w/ the top from a plaguebearers kit.
Cape: Loincloth of daemon prince
Loincloth: Terminator Lord
I began painting last night. I built up the armor slightly to add a bit of definition to the areas I will highlight. I then painted the head, banner, and tentacles. The tentacles are a 3:2 ratio of elf flesh and changling pink and then washed with purple then red. This is what I have thus far.
The pictures are not great. I took them after I finished painting. The banner will be a brownish color while the skull will be bright white with a sharp contrast producing wash and the spine will also be the same. All of the brass will get the new oxidizing technical paint on it, so I am looking forward to that. The Nurgling will be a green-brown to create contrast. The parchments will all get a 1:1 mix of agrax earthshade and ogryn flesh to slowly drop the tone to aged paper. The tentacles will get a drybrush of a light pink and then some hard highlights of either a brighter pink or a brighter, sharper, flesh color.
Well, thanks for reading.