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Default Servants of the Conquering Worm - A Warriors of Chaos Log

As previously indicated, I was made redundant recently, so intend to build a Warriors of Chaos army.

Having painted a reasonable Thousand Sons army I am feeling Tzeentched out, so will am thinking of maybe Slaanesh/Nurgle. My initial thoughts on 500 point core force are here.

I now have the Battalion and, having seen the wondrousness of the Chaos Knight models in the plastic, have deviated from my plan to build and paint the Marauders first.

The Knights will be marked by Nurgle, so I am trying a pale horse look. As they are much the same at the moment and I have not done any conversions, I have only taken a picture of one of them:



White horses usually have dark skin, so I started with a Space Wolf Grey undercoat over black primer.

Over this I added 1:1 Space Wolf Grey/Rotting Flesh leaving pure Grey in the depressions, then pure Rotting Flesh to emphasises musculature, up through 1:2 Rotting Flesh/Skull White, with a very fine pure Skull White highlight on the extreme tendons.

The tail and fetlocks are Fortress Grey, with Space Wolf Grey painted along the hairs, and a Skull White Highlight. Overall I prefer this to dry-brushing the layers on; however it did take ages.

I am planning to do a Devlan Mud wash over the top of the flesh to draw it together.

To help with painting detail I am painting the riders in pieces on wire frames:



I am currently planing a green/brown armour with dull steel detailing.

Depending on how the light is for photography, possibly more tomorrow.

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hey man all looks cool just though i'd offer my sympathies on the redundancy mate i'm sure it suck BIG. all the best!!

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A little more work on the horses:



The chain-mail and shoes are a base coat of Tin Bitz with Boltgun Metal over-brushed and a Badab Black Glaze.

I am still mulling whether to add any rust effect.



I am quite pleased with the subtle contrast between the Bleached Bone spurs and the flesh tones.

I have also done a trial piece for green armour:



The green is a 2:1 mixture of Dark Angel Green and Rotting Flesh.

I am not sure about this. I like the colour and it does not look ugly with the rest of the model; however it looks "happy", so I am considering doing another horse with a Cammo Green or Catachan Green base coat to see which I prefer.

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This is looking really promising! Looking forward to seeing them done!

Myself I do not know what I think of the green, so try the other mix out and see which you prefer ;)
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I really like the white horses. Not something I would try on chaos warriors. But it is looking very good so far. Great job on the models. Keep it up!

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Aren't those models just the best?

Off to a good start so far, I look forward to seeing how they turn out.

one thing I want is the ability to split my fire everywhere, it makes no sense that a squad of 10 guard or marines or whatever all have to fire at 1 target with everything, is the guy with the lascannon not smart enough to realize maybe he would be better off firing at the massive tank looming overhead instead of the little man no bigger than a squat running at him, or is that far too complex for the 10yr olds?

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I really like the white horses. Not something I would try on chaos warriors. But it is looking very good so far.
I wanted to try something different; however the white does have two problems:
  1. white is a bind to blend
  2. Even using Rotting Flesh it quickly becomes a bright happy colour scheme if any other areas are bright.
Overall I am not displeased; I certainly prefer my off-white to the white horse in the WoC Army Book.


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Aren't those models just the best?

Off to a good start so far, I look forward to seeing how they turn out.
Arrghh.... Wraithlord watching; this feels just like the moment when the teacher stops just behind and watches you for a minute then nods and walks off.

They are rather good sculpts, although the horses' heads did not fit very well on mine.

Also, I find the belly and insides of the legs trick to paint with the base on. Possibly if I add more Knights later, I will try painting then attaching to the base.


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...try the other mix out and see which you prefer ;)
I have finished my Catachan Green tester:



I think it looks more ominous than the first green, so will be going with that: it is less photogenic though.

For highlighting I am torn between mixing with Rotting Flesh and mixing with Cammo Green.

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It was a busy weekend so not much achieved

I have repainted the trial horse in darker green base; to me it looks lighter, which I suspect is down to being over light green instead of black. However, I am hoping that once I add highlights and washes it will not stand out.




On the rest I have added, a layer of Tin Bitz over the steel areas:





As I am trying to avoid "happy", I am planning not to go brighter than Boltgun Metal, with at least one wash over the top for the weathered steel.

Where the armour is nicked, I am torn on whether to add a Boltgun Metal highlight on after the washes to make the damage look fresher.

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Been busy applying for jobs, so updates got pushed a little. As the weather was not great today the quality of photographs are not great

Spent the last few days working on the Knights:






The colour scheme is the same as the horse armour at the moment. To make getting the detail easier I am painting the shields and helmets before attaching. Depending on how the horses and knights look with highlighting and washes I am pondering making the knights slightly lighter to draw the eye to them.


As I start to loose motivation doing the same thing over and over again, I also assembled four Marauders today.

The models do not seem to go together very tightly, so they need some green-stuffing around some of the joins to hide the seam/gap.



I do not like the look of the big horns and top-knots so I have removed them.

The great weapon on the left is the most complex. I started with a one-handed axe and glued the shaft of the left-hand axe onto the bottom. Both hands have been cut at the edge of the wrist guard and rotated to fit. I like the pose; however am still wavering back-and-forth on whether or not the shaft is too long.

The middle left is made for a flail with the chain removed then the head attached straight to the shaft.

The two on the right are both made from flail shafts with the head of the left-hand axe attached to the top.

With the 20 I have from the Battalion, I plan to build eight with Great Weapons and eight with Hand Weapons, plus Standard Bearer and Musician so that I can either make two smaller units or mix them to make a big unit.

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Been a little busy recently; deciding to make up some modular movement trays did not help. However, progress is now progressing

As the knights are still separate form the horses, I am still treating them as two sub-projects; not sure if this is good or not as:

I can get in to more areas but am probably spending time highlighting and shading areas that will not be visible.

I can convince myself I am taking a rest and changing task, but have to remember to match the colours.



There is not actually a stripe under the face-horns; my camera just decided to impose a stark shadow.






These two fill me somewhat with confidence that my white horses scheme might work.





At the moment the bone does not have any washes or highlights; hopefully once they are on these two will look more morbid, and the bone/flesh contrast will be better.

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