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Nordicus 11-01-13 09:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Miami (Post 1428338)
Do you have any experience as to which mark is the "best"?

The favored mark (by far) is currently the Mark of Nurgle, which gives +1 toughness. It's a foolproof mark that gives you a little advantage over basically all armies and setups you meet out there.

That's not to say the others are bad though. I am unaware of how much you know of the gamerules at this stage as you haven't played the game yet - Have you studied the gamerules and your codex, as in you units capabilities?

Miami 11-01-13 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Nordicus (Post 1428343)
The favored mark (by far) is currently the Mark of Nurgle, which gives +1 toughness. It's a foolproof mark that gives you a little advantage over basically all armies and setups you meet out there.

That's not to say the others are bad though. I am unaware of how much you know of the gamerules at this stage as you haven't played the game yet - Have you studied the gamerules and your codex, as in you units capabilities?

Thanks, I'll keep MoN in mind ;)

I've read through the rulebook once, and I played the game some 10 years ago so I know the general flow of a game. I know there's been rule changes and all that but I grasp the general concept well.

I've read up on the codex as well, at least all the fluffy stuff. I haven't had a chance to sit down and delve into the unit stats and wargear options etc. yet.

Nordicus 11-01-13 09:49 AM

Allright, do let us know if you have anything you need to know. But that's a topic for another thread :D

In terms of the painting I would advise against painting them to suit a specific mark, specially when playing Black Legion. Black Legion is a all-rounder in terms of both fluff and playstyle, so it will probably hinder you more than anything to paint them to suit a specific mark. It would suck to paint them to fit MoN and then finding out htat you enjoy Slaanesh more for example.

Again, keep up the good work - Can't wait to see the forgefiend!

Saintspirit 11-01-13 01:00 PM

Oh, sorry. That termie looked like a lord, with that head.

I frankly finds all the marks quite useful in various ways; for example, the mark of tzeentch can be interesting mainly on terminators since it gives them a 4+ invo. I personally use the MoK most often, though, since I like to be pretty agressive with my units and I also finds the Icon of Wrath really useful. I also like to paint red.

neferhet 11-02-13 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Miami (Post 1428322)
it’s just tedious and time consuming having to apply 3-4 layers to get a good finish…

Amen for that, man. But the results are really good, don't you think? I've found that with some more "bitchy" colours like pink, yellow and white you can do good with just 2 layers, but you should need some practice in finding out the right amount of watering down.

I think the cultists are very good as they are. The purple skin tone make them very "mutant-scum-ish" :) I like that

About the marks and the general uses of chaos units i'll point out Mossy Toes tactica:
https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...d.php?t=121542
It is pure gold.

The first model: eh, you were daring indeed, starting with white models! I've stripped and repainted my first two models sadly.

Miami 11-04-13 08:14 AM

So a quick update!

My Lord is well under way. ”Unfortunately” I had some visitors this weekend which hindered my painting. But I was able to sit down on Sunday for a good 5-6 hours at least. I managed to snap some photos of my progress after (almost) every step.

I’ve practiced doing multiple thin layers on this model. The results are smooth and nice, but it takes sooo much time! And getting good results on black armor is hard…

A quick question to anyone reading: how do you transfer paints from the pots to your palette? I just load up a brush with paint and transfer it a couple times, then dip it in water and mix the water with the paint. Is there a better way to transfer and thin your paints?

Chaos Lord step-by-almost-step

http://i.imgur.com/669wA2O.jpg


1. Eshin Grey + Lahmium Medium, painting top 2/3 of black armor
2. Dawnstone + Lahmium Medium, painting top ½ of black armor
3. Administratum Grey + Lahmium medium, painting top ¼ of black armor
4. Doombull Brown on the cloth parts


http://i.imgur.com/X213AV2.jpg


5. I skip a few steps here, because I forgot to take pictures. Anyways I’ve painted the Bolter with Warplock Bronze. Then I washed the black armor, Warplock Bronze and Doombull Brown parts with Nuln Oil. I then painted Leadbelcher on to the parts I want to be metal, and then washed them with Agrax Earthshade.
6. Brass Scorpion was painted on to armor trims etc
7. Brass Scorpion is washed with Warplock Bronze mixed with Lahmium Medium. This tones down the shininess a lot and gives the armor a very ancient look to it. However I think in the future I may want it just a little bit brighter, and I believe I might be able to achieve that effect by using more Lahmium Medium in this shade. I used 1:1 here; I think 1:2 or maybe even 1:3 will make it look better.


So yeah, I’ll be continuing on this guy when I get home.

Anyone have any tips/ideas for how I should paint the fur on his cloak? I’m not even sure what color I want yet, grey or brown? Or try something more drastic to make the model stick out?! Oh and I haven’t painted the claws on the power fist yet. Not sure if I want them metal or have a similar effect to the axe of the other Terminator. Any suggestions there?

Miami out.

neferhet 11-04-13 09:07 AM

Neat and precise work. Very good! The fur could be white to give the model a point of light. Other colours from grey, white or brown might seem too garish. he's not a slaanesh lord, after all ;)
About the claws: the "axe effect" would be very good. you can use those as a way to give some colour contrast to the lord.
About paint transferring and thinning: it's the way i do it. You can better control the quantity of colour and water, that way.
Keep it comin'!

Nordicus 11-04-13 09:28 AM

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Originally Posted by neferhet (Post 1429003)
Other colours from grey, white or brown might seem too garish. he's not a slaanesh lord, after all ;)

I would actually argue that a grey fur would look ace with that color theme. Something along the lines of a cape that he took from a slain Spacewolf Champion or the like - I did so on my Lord and it looks ace with the dark red cape :)

Similarly, I also do the way you described in terms of transfering and thinning. There are alot of ways to do it, and I think nearly every player has their own way to do it :P

Miami 11-06-13 09:10 AM

Update again!

Progress is slow; I have only had one or two hours the past evenings to paint. I’ve managed to do all the highlighting of the armor trims and metal parts of his armor. I haven’t however gotten around to doing the spikes on his back, those will probably be done last.

So what I plan on doing until my next update is paint the red cloth, the “claws” on the PF and the fur. I think I’m going to go with grey fur. I’m thinking of basing with Eshin Grey, then Nuln Oil wash. Then a heavy drybrush of Dawnstone Grey, then a light drybrush with Administratum Grey. Then doing extreme highlights with either Russ Grey (for a blue-ish tone) or a white (for a more white-ish tone, duh). Any thoughts on how that would look?

Anyway, here are some photos of the latest progress. The first picture is after highlights with Runelord Brass on the Scorpion Brass trims, and the second picture is after the highlights with Runefang Steel on the metal parts and armor trims.

http://i.imgur.com/IfyjtdD.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/aBWJRwt.jpg

Miami out.

Saintspirit 11-06-13 09:53 AM

I think it is looking good so far, the metal highlighting in particular. While I am not very fond of what head you have chosen for him, I believe that is more of a quite personal view.


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