The wings seem a little too organic to me; I feel they would fit the armoured look better if some of the ribbing was smoothed and trimmed to make it more stylised.
I might trim away the cables on the wings but parts of the organic feel has to stay in order to keep the visage of the Night Lords. Most of the ornaments they have are rather organic even in the non-possessed units (such as the skulls and bat wings the chaos miniatures have on them now). I imagine much of that imagery would hail from a similar pre-heresy source even if it has been exaggerated with time after the Heresy.
Think of the wings as a substitute for the sanguinary guard angelic wings and you are close to the concept. I might do minor alterations close to the connection with the armour (possibly add some minor watch gears or similar which might make it more convincing).
Finally, a new post of you :D
This long time of wating nearly made me cry!!!
Seconded. Good to see some new models.
Thank you both, always nice to have a faithful followers
And please don't cry, surely you have better things to do rather than longing for my updates!
I'm still rather new here and I just read through the 114 pages of glory of which you call a Project Log. I thank you for the inspiration to get back into the hobby in full swing.
I don't agree with Mr Hobbit the wings look pretty damn awesome, if you look at GW Nightlords they all have the huge ribs but theirs are thicker, I especially like the "tails" at the end of the wing as they give the model an element of flow.
Well, then you are officially mad by now, must have taken quite a while to plough through, no?
Indeed, and I'm stealing my ideas from the GW Nightlords so the similarity should be evident if I've done it correctly. I'm probably going to do some minor tweaks though to sell the wings as an adornment/piece of the jump pack rather than an organic mutation / demonic influence.
Not much painting done lately, I spent my weekend building 11 Mk III marines from the "only legs on bases"-state to the "all things attached"-state. Takes a remarkable amount of time when your trying to make the miniatures interesting and doing tiny extra details like the ones I've done below.
Here's the squadron command element of the Legion Tactical Squad - Sergeant, Nuncio Vox Caster and Vexilla Bearer. Pretty straight forward builds all in all but I took the opportunity to make them more complicated because I felt the squad deserved some attention (and differentiation between the mass of miniatures that will fill it out). The Sergeant has a sheathed power sword (Red Scorpion Honour Guard sheathed swords) and a plasma pistol (rule of cool - apparently you can't have them both in the HH:B rule-set for Legion Tactical Squad Sergeants).
The Vexilla bearer got a slight modification in the form of exchanging the pole to steel wire instead of resin thus freeing the details on the vexilla from the pole. While looking at the scroll work on the vexilla I decided to make it actual scrolls instead of stylized scrolls hence giving them a sense of movement by bending them slightly in the direction dictated by the movement of the miniatures pose. Hopefully the effect will come to life fully as the miniature is painted:
The antennas on the Nuncio Vox was so fiddly I realized that - 1. They would snap sooner or later - 2. They would be next to impossible to repair if they did break - so I did a pre-emptive strike and replaced them right away with steel wire with copper wire details and tiny glue blobs on the tops. I also took the freedom to add some details to the helmet since it's quite obviously a Mk II Nuncio Vox helmet (I don't get why they didn't make a Mk III version bet hey) and I wanted it to get a slightly different look which I think I achieved.
The sergeant got Mk V arms instead of MK III, mostly because I have a lot of Mk V arms over but also because I found it fitting that a sergeant - if anyone - would probably be the one to get newer pieces of equipment as they started to spread parts around. Evidently I also magnetized the pistol arms so that I can change between Bolt pistol and Plasma pistol as I see fit (ie if I need to).
Hopefully I'll have some painted pictures to show in the future.
Till then, cya around,