So, it’s been a while since I got a good hobby update in. So, since my last set of pics, I have made some good progress. First, the painting. I finished my Predator. I airbrushed the base, wash, and highlights. The wash was rough, but worked fine. I really need to work on my freehand writing though. I think I may get a caligraphy pen and work with that for fine writing on models as black ink will work well. If anyone has tips on stylish freehand writing, let me know.
Bonus points for anyone who gets the Chi-Rho and the term “Under this Sign” Statement. Fitting, as I play Word Bearers. The guy on top reminds me of the meme “Drive closer, I want to stab him with my sword!”. Overall, I like it. I matches my style and the paint job is solid. May go back and highlight those black areas with the same scorching streaks that adorn the infantry.
Now, here are the last of the possessed.
The other four still need their scorching streaks on their black armor, but I really like them. The combination of all the different colors and textures made them fun and challenging to paint. They served as an opportunity to practice blades, metal, skin, eyes, teeth, horns, hooves, power armor, wings, claws…yeah, pretty much everything I paint. I have 4 more to paint and that will finish my possessed squad.
I continued working on the vindicator shield, though making only a little progress.
I have the basics for bits and now I am going to start cleaning it up and blending. Basically, adding the initial layer, another layer of bits, one more structural layer, then finishing details.
I also have started a project of revamping my terminators. I wanted something more chaos-ish. I plan to get the horus heresy terminators for REGULAR (ie-non-aligned terminators). HOWEVER, I wanted these guys for my chaos lords retinue…this guy:
So, I didn’t want to do tentacles. I wanted something else. Partly because while this guy turned out REALLY well, he was a) a royal pain in the ass, b)used a metric ton of bits and GS, and c) there was no way to keep him on a 40mm base and not look awkward. Now, I am perfectly fine making my bases bigger for very small squads (oblits), characters (my lord or thirster) but for terminators I wanted them smaller and obviously subordinate to this guy. So yeah, I came up with this idea:
Yeah, so he is attached to a goblin spider rear. I used a possessed head, though I am not sold (it’s just on a ball of GS as a mount). But I really like how it came out. It still needs some GS work (the bottom of it is hollowed, the joining area and the leg bases, plus the areas around the underarms). But yeah, this is something that I think when the lord and retinue are on the table, they will draw a good bit of attention.
Lastly, my second oblit is ready for GS. I wanted a dynamic pose on this guy, so I came up with this. He is the exact same size as the other one (so much larger than a normal terminator) but he is more reared up in a striking pose so looks taller. Excited to get this guy done and then one more. It’s the kind of squad that people really like seeing on the table.
He still has to get some more bits after the GS work, but most of the primary bits are done. GS work will be daemonic flesh, cabling, skulls, and the joints of the legs. This guy has less complicated legs than the other one and thus will take more effort in the post-production phase.
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Oh my, I never realized how bad my painter’s ADD was. Until I have about half dozen projects that are all going at the same time.
Chaos Contemptor Dread
Oh…plus a plethora of other stuff that hasn’t even begun or I just have a solid plan for (for example, I have an exalted chariot that I worked on but the only thing I like about it are the seekers but the metal chariot is just boring looking)…
I am closest to done on the Mutilators I think, then the Thirster, then about 30-50% on the rest. Ugh. I need to pick a project, crank through it, and then finish it and move on. Here are the pics of the works in Progress
I still need to detail the steel, highlight the leather, work his face, claws, hooves, wings, and finish the bone plate on the shoulder.
I worked on the brass last night. I still need to highlight the brass, work on the cabling, and paint the steel on the joints (I think the joints are all going to be steel colored). Currently he doesn’t have a base. Lots of work to be done, but coming along nicely. I am looking forward to painting all the bodies sticking out of the cabling and the gore I hope to work onto the blade.
Oblits and Mutilators:
I don’t have any pics of the oblits handy, but they are still a VERY rough WIP. I have done a little work on these guys (the mutilators) since this point, mainly their bases.
Chaos Contemptor Dread:
This guy has a lot of the basics done, it is a matter of knocking out the highlights on all the brass and black, and working the small details which there are a metric ton of.
My last big thing I have started, though hardly in earnest.
I have actually 5 more assembled and with no paint on them besides primer. Want to get all 10 done for my CSM army. I love possessed models and they are really neat in gameplay, especially now that they are troops with the crimson slaughter.
So, this is what’s on my table and what I am working on. Now…to figure out what to finish. Sort of leaning towards the slaughterer.
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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.
I am back! Well…I have been back for about two weeks but I have had no time for blogging, barely any time for games. But today I sat down and got some serious painting in. I had been tired of painting power armor or skin, I have had no models that were really mixed. However, the other day I picked up a box of possessed. I am a fan of word bearers (My warband “Lorgar’s Knights” are a succession chapter of the Word Bearers) and possessed tie in to the fluff of the Word Bearers. I was super excited to paint these guys up. Power armor merging with flesh and teeth and claws. Blades and flames thrown in for good measure. So I built the five models and painted the first one up today, from start to finish. Instead of my usual step by step all over painting style, I painted the base colors all over then finished one piece at a time. Went actually pretty quick and smoothly. So here is the final results! Hope you like the first one!