My Emperor's Spears Vs WE's diorama is coming along swimmingly and i am just waiting on some materials so i thought i would share my ideas for my next project with you.
Last year my Dad asked for a chessboard for his birthday but unfortunately didn't get one so i thought i would make one for him this year!, i saw one a while back and always wanted to give it a go
The board will see those damn emperor's children pitted against a yet unamed chapter. I will however be writing fluff for them as this project progresses. Below you can see my ideas for colour schemes:
As you can see i have gone for a very promenant black vs white theme that you see with a lot of chessboards, i wanted the loyalists to look unwaveringly bound to the good of mankind with their gleaming plate, abundance of purity seals and very visable markings of the Emperor (which will be golden). I have used this however to portray in a way what the emperor's children used to represent with their proud use of the aquila and almost pompous demeiner.
The EC will however be covered in Slaanesh markings and not the imperial eagle at all, i have also moved away from the black/pink themes that you see alot of (personally i am not a fan) and have tried to keep it similar to their pre-heresy colour, although the armour will be an extremely almost black version of purple.
As for the modelling all pieces will be running towards eachother with no pieces in a stationary position, i really want to portray how much both sides hate eachother and love the idea that they are charging to rip apart the enemy. I am also undecided on a basing theme as of yet so any ideas would be helpful.
As for the pieces here are the ideas i have so far:
Space marine force:
Pawns - Tactical squad (all running, heavy use of bolters, no power weapons etc)
Rooks - Terminators (heavily adorned with a greater use of gold)
Knights - Assault marines (as they can jump over other pieces )
Bishops - Chaplains (only minimal parts of their armour will be black to keep the white theme)
Queen - Unsure as of yet but possibly a Librarian (with force staff covered heavily in purity seals)
King - Will be using Captain Lysander as a base but will be changed alot/ or The master of the recruits model also changed alot
Pawns - Squad of noise marines (not to much noisey stuff though lol, also running, minimal use of 'trophies'
Rooks - Again terminators (sonic weapons as their main arsenal, heavy use of 'trophies'
Knights - Chaos raptors
Bishops - Sorcerers (unsure if i like the gw models for these so may convert my own)
Queen - The masque, Eternal dancer of Slaanesh
King - Chaos lord with jump pack (although he wont have a jump pack, instead he will have a speaker unit which is so powerful he will be floating on its energy)
This is just a rough outline and basic ideas for my project, as ever any ideas are greatly appreciated, criticisms too as they help just as much