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I'm working on a chaos army and in the pretty early stages of modelling it up. I have finished the 3d work on a figure which is going to be one of my sorcerors of slaanesh. I'm not sure if I'll have two sorcerors or a daemon prince and one in the end, but this guy is a safe bet.

Anyway here he is. It's the first time I've tried taking photos like this so bear with me. I think it gets the point across.


Pity his face is out of focus here. I need to see if I can get a better focal length.


He has tentacle "hair" and twizzly horns like daemonettes as well as fur on his shoulders. These sort of merge together while all green, but hopefully all should be clear when painted.


This shows some detail of the base. They have already messed up the carpet. Who's going to pay for that, eh? One result of taking these pics is that I can actually see the figure bigger on screen than with the naked eye. I've been able to go back and tidy up a few bits where there were flakes of green stuff since taking the pictures.


Detail of the Daemonette. I'm not sure if she will count as a familiar or just some detail on the base. It only occured to me that she might count as one after I had modelled her. I guess I have the option now.


I'm quite pleased with the pose. He looks properly arrogant and commanding.

He is based on one of the "masters of the chapter" figures, the guy with bolter and power sword. Actaully the original figure was probably my least favorite of the four guys in the box so I'm pretty happy with how he's turned out. I'll be using the others for unit champions and the second sorceror if I have one.

I will probably start painting him over the weekend and hope to have something to show then. I'm planning to have a very dark colour scheme and cut down on what I think of as scoobeedoo evil with bat wings and skulls everywhere.

For the bases I'm going with the idea that they have broken into some kind of high security imperial facility - the sort of place where most people would prefer black legion not to be. Different units are going to be in different areas so that will seperate them out well hopefully. This guy is in some kind of chapel area, which is probably a bad sign.

Depending on the level of interference from "real life" and my own concentration levels, there will be more to come I hope.
 

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I like it, looking good so far. Be a nice model when it is all painted up.
 

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Reasons for doing black legion include:

  • I like the fluff of black legion. I really like the idea of a bunch of guys who have been around for 10k years and want to burn everything they once worked to create now that they can't have it.
  • It allows me to include units from various powers that would otherwise be unlikely to get on together
  • I think I can do black that looks good.
  • The studio ones are rubbish and don't look properly evil at all. I haven't really done an evil army before and I think it could be fun.

There are some interesting variant schemes for black legion in the chaos book that I'll take a look at. I'll do some test figures as well.
 

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Amazing!

Looking forward to more!
 

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I agree on the sentiments of the above posts!

I would like to see this model with a bit of paint on it. Even if it's still 'WIP' (Work in Progress).

I think the detail will come out more and more and I would love to see how it turns out!

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Well done a very impressive piece of work. Seeing as im just starting a small chaos force that is very interesting :) *rubs chin with fore finger and thumb
 

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Reasons for doing black legion include:
  • I like the fluff of black legion. I really like the idea of a bunch of guys who have been around for 10k years and want to burn everything they once worked to create now that they can't have it.
  • It allows me to include units from various powers that would otherwise be unlikely to get on together
  • I think I can do black that looks good.
  • The studio ones are rubbish and don't look properly evil at all. I haven't really done an evil army before and I think it could be fun.
There are some interesting variant schemes for black legion in the chaos book that I'll take a look at. I'll do some test figures as well.
You forgot that they are led by The Despoiler!

Here's my wip http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee233/johncjenkins/?mediafilter=all
 

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That is one nice BL...
I want to see it painted!:hang1:

Oops, wrong smilie!

:angry:

Not again!

:suicide:

Dammit!

:biggrin:

FINALLY!!!
 

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Paint it black

I've done quite a bit of painting now. Here's how it's going.


Daemonette looks like this.


And some images of the base, which still needs quite a bit of work.



I think that I'm going to need to introduce some colours other than black :wink: A red lining to the cloak will probably work, though I think the back will remain black - maybe with a design of some sort painted on it.

I'm quite pleased with the eyes of horus. I think these will feature on other figures I do, maybe throughout the army.

I'm not sure if I should add more slaaneshi iconography or if the various horns, tentacles and daemonette get the point across. I'm really going for a look that this guy (and other guy in my army) are black legion first and cult second. I'll think about it some more.
 

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I think that the colour of the background hasn't helped with the photos. I think the camera has adapted thinking it's a pretty light photo, and lots of the detail that I've painted hasn't appeared. I'll try a darker background.

The tiles aren't done yet. They are only base coated and still thinking about what colour they will eventually be. A light and fairly colourful base might emphasise the darkness of the guy - or maybe make it look like I haven't painted him yet at all. In any case I'll be doing stuff to make them look more ceramic.

Quite a lot of the detail on the bloke himself isn't done yet. There are various scrolls, gems and stuff that I haven't got round to. I'm not sure what a difference it will make when these are all finished so I think they will be the next thing to do.

I do think I'll put more colour on the guy. A coloured lining on his cloak would give a good background and if the fur on his shoulders was lighter it would show up his "hair" better.

I'm pretty happy with how the armour itself looks but picking an overall scheme is tricky. I might do some trial figs to test stuff.
 

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So freakin cool!!!
Must... see... fully... painted... version...
 

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Love it a chaos marine with a sex slave:biggrin::eek:k::laugh:
 
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