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Hey everyone I have decided to do my own warband of chaos space marines rather than a GW legion/warband and this will be my modeling/painting log for my chaos space marines army. Tips and thoughts on my models appreciated be as brutal as you want. I decided that fluff-wise the sea serpents are a splinter group of the alpha legion with a tendency towards worshiping slaanesh over the other chaos gods, and they also have a tendency to bring more mech than alpha legion.


I started with black primer followed by 4 dry brushes of various blues, then I painted the eyes white with 2 washes of druuchi violet and painted the edges of the shoulders, vents on the backpack, and guns iron breaker with agrax earth shade. Then I painted the pony tails red with reikland flesh shade, and painted the shoulder pads war boss green.













 

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Man, do I hate photobucket :biggrin:
Neat work but i'd really gave those blue and green a good wash to shade them off. Otherwise too plain and light surfaces.
Also, the shoulderpads needs some freehands :wink:
 

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Yea I was going to paint the japanese symbol for water on the shoulder pads as the chapter symbol but I am waiting on the ultra fine detail brush that I ordered. What kind of wash would you suggest? Also I know I didnt paint all the metal parts on the bodies but I kind of like the uniform blue look through the whole body of the model.
 

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Agree with DaisyDuke suggestions! :)
 

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I don't have a phone right now but I ordered a new phone so I will have more pics up of my conversions and basing in about a week when I have something to take pictures on :p
 

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If you want to post pics on here from photobucket, if you click on an image in your library in photobucket and copy and paste in the IMG link to the right of the picture into your reply it should show up. It'll look like like the long line of text but you can preview first if you wanted to check you've done it right.

The spears look a little unwieldy due to there length in particular the chain sword one in my eyes but its a decent conversion so your on the right track. Others advice on here is all good if there's anything I've learnt just keep at it, read some guides to pick up some techniques and you'll improve so fast at the start.
 

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I was thinking about either cutting down the handle part or taking off the bottom chainsword blade. also I have an old carnifex that I am making plans for, would it be too much going on to put him on my helldrake base?

Thanks Howzaa, I think my issue was that I was trying to upload to here directly from my hard drive, I never thought to upload them from photobucket :D
 

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...Another tip, don't go so heavy with your drybrush highlights. You have too much paint on the brush when you applied it.
Keep it up dude.
I think your brush is also too dry. That creates those raised/gritty streaks. Hobbyists often take "dry brushing" too literally. To get a good result you actually want to thin your paints slightly and ensure the brush is still a bit damp with water and paint. Then using quick back and forth brushstrokes brush over the raised areas of the model. This prevents the ugly striation and gives you a much nite natural blend.

...Thanks Howzaa, I think my issue was that I was trying to upload to here directly from my hard drive, I never thought to upload them from photobucket :D
I would also endorse Flickr. Flickr offers a terabyte of storage, has good tools for managing your photos, and is owned and operated by a major/reliable company (Yahoo). Flickr can also create the BBcode to post directly to our message board.

Another option would be to use washes to make dots and tiger stripes (e.g. to suggest fish/sea monster scales, waves, or droplets) and then do a nuln oil over all to unify and shade it.
 

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Probably the most extensive kit-bash I have ever done haha. I was sitting around bored and managed to find enough bits to make a chaos space marine from scratch.bits are as follows...

Head, sword, and stake he is standing on are from bret battleforce (Warhammer Fantasy)

Torso and backpack from chaos space marines box

pole on the backpack is from chaos rhino box

legs, axe, and shoulder pads from outdated khorne berzerker box (bits from current box are slightly different)

chain loincloth from chaos terminators box

Also I glued a penny to the bottom of the base because it is a top heavy model.

anyway here he is.










I can't wait to paint him up! I will fix a few spots once I get more liquid greenstuff since there are a few cracks where bits wouldn't quite fit together.
 
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