Hello, my fellow Heretics. Name's Malisteen, and though I'm new around here, some of you may know me from other forums around the net. I'm a chaos player, and though I'd fallen away from the game during 5th edition, 6th edition and the upcoming Chaos codex has me positively psyked
. Psyked enough to bust out the remains of my once massive chaos marine collection - now a pale, broken shadow of its former self, and start sorting and modeling in preparation for a major painting offensive.
Anyway, with a mess of sorting and assembling and priming underway, it was time to decide how to start off this painting log, and for a dedicated Black Legionnaire such as myself there was only one model suitable for such an ostentatious occasion - Ezekyle Abaddon himself! Or rather, my conversion of him using a plastic termie lord and old Abaddon's weapons. So here he is, my take on the Despoiler in all his dark glory:
And here he is with his terminator retinue, hanging out on my new, top-of-the-line, genuine corrugated cardboard painting station (Like I'm going to hand GW my hard earned boondollars for an overpriced plastic tray when I could be buying overpriced plastic models instead!) The terminators were painted long ago, and I imagine some of them will be getting hacked apart and reconverted based on how their options look in the new book.
What's that you say? closer pictures of the terminators? But since they were already painted, they aren't technically part of this project! Eh, ok, you pulled my leg.
First up, the elder terminators, primarily converted from 2e plastic loyalist terminators, enlarged & chaosified, starting with the magnetized icon bearer:
And here's some terminators built primarily out of the current chaos termie kit:
And a mixed group, to see how they look together:
Eh, while I'm posting old stuff, here's my daemon prince, who will be partially repainted later on in this project, and my former chaos lord Mojo Jojo (retired since the 4e book took his kai gun) who, if the rumors prove accurate, will be reconverted & repainted as a warpsmith after the new codex is released:
Alright, so enough reliving old glories, back to new stuff! With a monstrous new HQ and massive elites squad ready for the table, I need to work double time on some troops squads to make up the difference. First up is a squad of 10 chaos marines, including magnetized special weapons, champion, & icon bearer. The optional bits will come after, leaving the champion without arms at the moment.
Here's how they started the day:
And here's how they're finishing it out, after a dark grey overbrush, lighter grey drybrush, dark metal trim, P3 gold shoulders, black wash, and light purple ribbing:
Hopefully i'll be able to make some more progress tomorrow, but if not there will at least be some updates this weekend.
And after the chaos marines? More chaos marines!