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I have been building and painting some Word Bearers for
months now, but for some reason I just can't seem to be
able to keep focussed on them :?

The idea is to build a 2000 pst., all infantry/daemon Word Bearer
legion. I'm planning to use replacement for all the normal daemons
and using daemons with their patrons holy numbers. Yes, I know
there's no advantage to it, but it just seem to fit with the
Word Bearers.

So far I've finished the following;

Dreadnought


Kemset, sorceror lieutenant


Umbras (daemonette replacements)


Dark Apostle


Right now I'm working on some more daemon replacements
including carnival of chaos plaguebearers, a court of chaos
nurgling swarm, bloodletter replacements and some
chaos marines.

Court of chaos




Chaos Marines


Any thoughts and/or suggestions would be very welcome!
 

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Its all so awsomely unique! :shock: its great! lol, im a fellow word bearers player so dont mind the drool :lol: love the dark apostile conversion and the daemons are so creative, its a very sweet look, and i really like how the caped models turned out i often thought about doing a squad of chosen with that body myself so i might have to look into that see'ing how good they turned out, very clean job as well!
Only thing i might suggest, the sorcerer for being a sorcerer looks a little plain :? just too much like a regular CSM or a champion, nothing except the gems on his armor are very socerery about him thats just imo though, and dreads look sweet, onlything i might suggest is some highlights/rust coloring/aged look/pant wear, these guys are mellenias old and imo should look it
Over all though very creative and unique work props! :D
 

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Thanks, both for the reply and the reputation point!
I'm indeed planning to add some more battle damage here
and there.

The sorceror was actually my entry in astronomican's pre-heresy
marine contest, he's a pre-heresy thousand sons marine. He just
looked so good next to the 3 word bearers I had finished at that time
I just decided to use him. And given we has a thousand son,
sorceror seemed the most logical rank for him. Getting him to stand
out more is going to be tough, as I have the (sometimes irritating)
habit of making each mini into an individual character.

The black templar infantry upgrade sprue is a thing of beauty
for any word bearer fanatic. Fortunately I can split the bits with
a mate, I get the robes and he uses the rest for a black templar
successor legion. The new dark angels should also work pretty good,
a shame though that you can only do 3 poses because there are only
3 robed lower bodies.

With a bit of luck I'll finish the plaguebearers in an hour
or 2, eventhough it is 4 AM here. I think I might have a sleepdisorder :wink:
 

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Mmm heres a idea for your sorcerer, you already have some scripture hanging down around his waist, use some GS(which it looks like you already have great skill in using) to continue that pattern getting bit longer as it goes back, hitting the ground in the very back, giving him the socerer skirt/robe thing but its also a very word bearerish way to it since its using the scripture/rune pieces to do it, and you can even have it blowing in the wind going against the way hes standing/looking, that and possible try and replace your SM back with a sorcerer back piece, i kno though it would be a pain in the arse to repaint all that then, but they are ideas to make him stand out more as a sorcerer :D
And ill have to look into the black templar and dark angel sprews!
ironically im tryin to start up a black templars army as well
 

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Elchimpster said:
The bottom court of chaos dude is awesome, looks like a Skekses from the Dark Crystal. Totally good!
Lol, that's were the idea for that guy and the judge came from.
That movie has really had a serious impact on me, pretty funny
that it was made by the creators of the muppets :D
 

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Took me 3 weeks to finish (time constraints) but I finally finished to
model that will replace the normal plaguebearers. All other daemons
I'm converting, but these guys are just so cool that I couldn't resist.

The picture unfortunately doesn't do them justice, both the red and
yellow look very flat :? . I only I was any good with a camara :roll:


Close-up

Another close-up
 

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Those are my favorite Mordheim models, nice...

How did you make your Umbra's? Those are incredible. I'm thinking dryad bitz in there? but not sure
 

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Yes, among other things. The were made using wooden beads,
dryads bits, tyranids fingers and claws and various tyranids
mouths (even a classic piece in there);


A bigger picture, just before they got painted
 

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Anphicar said:
Apostle flames rock!
Thanks, Vash managed to drag me over to this site for some pics and articles.

The plan is now to do a few articles, including 1 with various accesories
I'll be putting those flames in there as well, they are actually
relatively simple to make. Its just a matter of knowing how :wink:
 

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Very nice work, I love the use of what looks to be Black Templar bodies to give them that robes, disciple feel. Love the gs work too.
 

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Thanks for the replies guys!

I'm hoping to get some more painting time in coming week,
after I clean up this junkyard I'm calling a home :wink:

I'm still thinking about stuff to improve the sorceror, but
first I'll try to get a marine squad done. So here another quick
picture of the squad's icon bearer;



And a pic of the concept models I made months ago
for the bloodletter replacements. Still no entirely sure
about these guys, although I have 3 finished so far and
they look better and better with their numbers growing.



As always, crits and ideas are very welcome!
 

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I like those chaps alot Heph,
Chaos Warrior heads, CSM legs and are those Chaos Maruader torsos? (Im asking because they would make great bodyform armour for my roman style marine sergeants.)
 

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Thanks Vash, the torsos are from beastman gors.
 

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Like someone said before, the moels themselves are excellent, but the characters don't stand out in any way. Perhaps mounting them on 40MM scenic bases would address this issue?
 

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uberschveinen said:
Like someone said before, the moels themselves are excellent, but the characters don't stand out in any way. Perhaps mounting them on 40MM scenic bases would address this issue?
Both of them are on 40mm bases, but I agree that they don't really
stand out that much. That is the problem when you try to make each
figure into a character. The 'main characters' turn out a bit normal.

I'm not that big a fan of using daemon princes, so that normally
limites me to marine-sized figures. Another thing is that I started
out with the dark apostle and got the feel I wanted to get for my
Word Bearers from that model. So every model after that has
more or less been an improvement of the first. This is probably the
clearest with the champion and the iconbearer, both seem to be better
than the apostle :?

And as much as it pains me I'm even considering downgrading him to
aspiring champion and making something new for the dark apostle.
Although I have no idea how the apostle will/should look.

Think I'll work in opposite direction for whatever army I will do next :)
 

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I love the models. Your conversions are great.
 
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