Ok, so i'm finally getting off my arse and putting this thing together. As some might know, i've always been a long time fan of the World Eaters. But now i've decided they need some company, the ever lasting Plague Marines of Nurgle. Now i have some back story fluff on this little rag tag band of bloodthirsty, festering warriors, but that will come alittle later once i've fine tuned the details.
Some of things i want to make sure i touch on in this log is (of course) the army completion status, the structure of the army, fluff, painting, tips & tid bits, discussions and so forth.
This will be a pic heavy log, so theres your forewarning. A few other things to keep in mind. I have plenty of bitches and gripes that will come with time, but that dosent mean im not all for a discussion on whatever the matter might be and am always looking for opinions, insight, questions, comments, concerns and hum drum chit chat. I am a fairly slow painter, so this could take awhile!
Please make sure to visit and return to see whats new, blast me on my screw ups (as there will be many im sure) im always for the atta boys when something looks or sounds pretty cool. Keep tuned in, i will update on a regular basis. the first real entry will be posted soon after this post, just thought i'd do alittle introduction.
I hope you enjoy my misery as i continue on this quest! (kidding, i love this stuff!) :yahoo:
Ok, so i actually started the army about a month ago, but i've been on vacation along with various other little things not need mentioning, so im gonna start now. Let me catch you up to speed.
This is a Khorne and Nurgle marked army. The scheme is pretty well balanced model wise, maybe a good portion difference in point costs, but whatever.
The way i usually do my armies is troops, then HQ (or mixed as they are in this case) then i usually do transport(rhinos), then dreds, then heavy support. Right now i'm starting out with my Khorne berzerkers, plus i've finished my Khorne lord. His detailed entry can be found here https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...ad.php?t=79555.
Now i'm a firm believer in that anyone can paint, and just as many can paint well. This is predicated on the idea that you find YOUR painting style, strengths, weaknesses and address them accordingly. For example in my case, im very particular about getting all the little nooks and crannies of the model. at the same time, i like to keep to a "one line painting strat" as much as possible. meaning i like to normally only paint against one line as much as possible instead of painting in between two. So, to combat the difficulties these tendencies pose, i normally paint my models at natural breaks in the model (pictured below.) This is probably what causes my lack of speed in painting, but i couldnt care less if i was fast or not. as for my style and comfort in painting, i have more control of the model when i am holding them with hemostats and pull the brush towards me instead of fanning away. Things like that is what you have to look for to find your niche (imo) in painting. Obviously little tid bits of advice from other people can be good, but ever let someone tell you how you have to paint. no, tell them to go sit on a vice drill.... Anyway, on to some pictures.
Here you can see what i mean by i paint in sections. I simply drill a hole in a later unseen area, glue in a piece of paper clip, then use my hemostats to handle the model. same process for the backpack. Now im ready to prime.
I like to base my models before painting. IMO it saves time down the road, and is less hassle. The mix you see is a mix of Gale Force Nine rock, Army Painter black battleground and Caribbean sand (regular sand.) I mix it into a separate container for consistency. First i place any tid bits like skulls on with super glue (i use Loctite Superglue) then I put a dot or two of regular elmars glue then spread it around with a tooth pic evenly across the surface. Once im happy with the spread i dip it into my mix. Using a retired painting brush i might move a grain around or two to my liking, get the grit off the legs and what not then let the glue dry for 2-3 hours to be safe. Now im ready to prime.
I still need to prime for picture purposes, so stay tuned and i will get back to you. In the mean time, here is a small gallery of models that i have completed to give you a sense for whats in store.
Gripe numero uno! Forge World
Yay, my first gripe in a long line of them! Ok, first let me say this. i do LOVE Forge World. There models are ridiculous. They help me not have to GS things, as i suck with it. In fact, a large part of this army will be attributed to Forge World. But... two things.
1. Does it take everyone else as long to get their orders as it does me? i generally dont see the package for almost a month and a half at a time. Im alittle impatient sometimes, but this is workable, i just have to plan accordingly.
2.take a look at this picture:
Anyone else see the problem here? Looks like Frodo standing next to Gandalf! Again, due to my lack of sculpting ability, i just have to deal with it but i just wanted to get some more opinions here. We pay ALOT of money for these beautifully sculpted models, but isnt the scale offset just alittle too noticeable?
Ok, i feel better now. But i would like to hear what you have to say. drop me a line!
NO, it normally takes a while for me as well. Yes I have noticed the model scale is a little off on the FW stuff, almost like they sculpt on a 30mm scale.
So far your army is looking good. Nothing really jumps out at me, looking forward to seeing more of your work. I would love to see more pics of your Khonre Lord from different angles.
I'm in the US and it normally takes about 4 days to get my order from FW...
Nice models BTW
Nice work, love the red :).
Holy shit dude, nice painted World Eaters! Rep + for that! :ok:
While waiting for more updates, i just thought id throw out my army list that i'm shooting for. It's 2000pts. I've got the names, but i'm still working on some back story. As some may know by now, i'm not very creative, so most of the names are just latin for something to do with the unit, mark or whatever. Comment plz, but this is mainly just filler info till i get more updates and pictures up.
Lord Kriel Mechrite w/ MoK, twin-linked LCs, - 130pts
Daemon Prince Dominus w/ MoN, Wings, Warptime - 175pts
Dreadnought Carrier w/ HF, twin-linked lascannon - 130pts
Skull Champion Ferox Caedes' Berzerkers: (Lord Mechrites chosen squad)
9 berzerkers w/ champion upgrade, meltabombs, PF - 229pts
Skull Champion Ires Repetits Berzerkers:
8 berzerkers w/ champion upgrade, PW, personal icon, rhino w/ EA - 263pts
Plague Champion Tabe Mortems Plague Marines:
7 plague marines w/ champion upgrade, x2 plasma guns, PF, rhino - 265pts
Plague Champion Mori Praesidio Plague Marines:
7 plague marines w/ champion upgrade, x2 plasma guns, PF, personal icon, rhino - 271pts
Obliterators Telum and Delere - 175pts
Lord Mechrites personal transport Landraider w/ daemon possesion - 240pts
Vindicator w/ daemonic possession - 150pts
NOOOOOOOOOO......... Not a WE/DG mixed list...All World Eaters, all the time.
What are the personal icons for? I don't see termis or summoned daemons on your list. do you plan on DSing the Oblits in off of them?
What are those 9 & 7 things on your list, before your troops choices? Khorne doesn't recognize that number...[ just joking around ]
Again, GREAT painting.
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