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A couple of years ago I was slowly building up a force of Iron Warriors, after having seen the "Uber Bang Bang Death-army" made by Lemmingspawn. However, after a while I stopped that (not really sure why, guess my interest just ended). Then when the CSM got a new codex and the Dark Vengeance was released, I decided to take up them once more - but not painting them like IW but Word Bearers, as I have always found them quite interesting as well. Thought I should show them here (just note that I do in fact have more 'Bearers painted, it is just that I don't have them very close at hand, so pics of them will come later on). One thing I would just like to point out is, that this army will be a fluffy one and will mainly contain units I find fitting. As such, it won't be a completely competitive one, just so you know:whistle:

That aside, here I have my Word Bearers standing under the Dark Apostle Iovan Salmyr (who I will show soon)! To begin with, I here have this Terminator Lord, whom I in fact painted while I was still working on my IW:s - might have been then my interest for the fanatically religious chaos space marines was starting to build up. Not completely sure what to equip him with, though.



Then, I also have the first three of my first Chaos Space Marine squad, with one carrying one of the Cursed Incenses (counts as an Icon of some kind):






That's it for now, although - as mentioned - there is a lot more to come, sooner or later. For example, how does a couple of Cultists, a Forgefiend and some Berzerkers in a Rhino sound?
 

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The colors are very nicely done, well applied and consistent. I'd look at the fires again and add some black or silver to the backpacks of the three normal troopers.

What head is that on the Chaos Lord?
 

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Thanks both. You might be right on that though, Cymry - however, it could also be that the photos are not exactly my best ones. The backpacks do have some black parts, it is just that they are hard to see here; the fires could use some fix, though.

The lords head is from... er... um... Oh, that's right, the Chaos Space Marine box.:whistle:
 

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I love that helmet, it works so well for the Chaplain idea. Also like your flames. Is the bowel from the old VC Black Coach?
 

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Can't remember really, although I don't think so, as everything I've yet posted is in plastic.
 

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Nice beginnings here, i especially like the incense flames very well done. Look forward to seeing the forgefiend!
 

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The forgefiend, you say? Well, good for you then that I just recently managed to take a couple of pics of Iovan's little cute pet:






Will post a few other guys soon, and then it will be time for a finished CSM squad.
 

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Thanks, I did in fact buy it when I was in France.
To continue - Iovan Salmyr, my Dark Apostle (I really like the DA model, although I am not very much into CSM with bare heads):




And a couple of cultists.


 

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I really like that head you put on that Dark Apostle! The flesh tones look good on those cultists too, something that I personally have trouble with haha
 

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Thanks. The flesh weren't really that hard, try Ratskin Flesh, then a Seraphim Sepia wash, then finally a layer with Ratskin Flesh + Rakarth Flesh.

Here, I have some of my Chosen - really like those models (two left to paint, shouldn't take too long):






Also, I normally use the DV-lord as the Chosen champion:


 

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Your rate of updates is impressive and the quality of work is the same! My faavourite of yours so far is the dark apostle very good indeedy!
 

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You are a painting machine! I've never really been a fan of Word Bearers but you are begining to change that. That Deamon Engine looks brillaint, best version of it I've seen and I don't like that mini at all butyou've made it work. Have you got a hellbrute to as well?
 

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I do have a helbrute, although I haven't started on it. I am not really that fond of that model, so I plan to convert it in some way, just not sure how though.
Will try to finish a couple more cultist and regular marines soon; this can be a little hard though when you have seven other armies to work on :)
Suppose though, I can show you some of my Berzerkers while waiting for me to finish with that:


 

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These guys are really good. Top notch army you're churning out, here!
 

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I like the berzerkers but they look unfinished to me. Are they still WIP? I don't know that you used fewer colors than on the word bearers, but something is missing.
. . . I think it's the trim.

While you didn't paint the rivets on the word bearers you did do the armor trim. I staunchly believe a chaos marine is incomplete if the studs haven't been painted, but I think that's doubly true berzerkers.

A brass or bronze trim and painting some/all of the rivets will make a world of difference.

Keep up the good work!
 

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Actually, I painted my berzerkers after a scheme I found in the former CSM codex, the warband "the Knights of Blood" http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Knights_of_Blood_%28Warband%29#.UrRamIV5kql, (mainly because I liked the symbol) so yes, I believe I am finished with them. Actually, there are quite a lot of warbands without trim paint. I do in fact have a rhino painted for them as well, but that one is not at hand at the moment.
 

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No, it is freehand, actually. Have always liked juggernauts, so therefore I liked how the KoB:s design looked (if you have the former CSM codex, you can take a look at them there).

Think I'll sit down and paint my champion today (power sword)...
 
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