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So with the new Chaos Codex now available I have been distracting myself from the more involved Minotaurs project with these guys. Ever since reading First Heretic I have had an itch to field these guys. So what better place to start then a 20 man Blob of Power Armour.

Let me know what you guys think:





and a close up of the OSL guy. I need to glaze this down a little as the colour is too much.. some dark green on the edges should bring it back in line:


Thanks for looking guys hopefully I shall have some finished shots of these soon.

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nice work so far man. The only critique I had was that the OSL on the eyes seemed to be a bit bright, but you are sorting that already. The red on the armor is nice and muted but you still get a lot of the progression from shade to highlight. Looking forward to seeing more.
 

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nice work so far man. The only critique I had was that the OSL on the eyes seemed to be a bit bright, but you are sorting that already. The red on the armor is nice and muted but you still get a lot of the progression from shade to highlight. Looking forward to seeing more.
Cheers buddy. I think I have worked out the issues with the OSL but that and the armour blend were my first attempts at either technique so it's all learning :)

Hopefully I shall have some updates over the weekend as I have started playing around with the Dark Apostle.

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Hey,

I have made some more progress with this army this time putting a HQ together. This guy will be my Dark Apostle:





Let me know what you think and please give me some suggestions for something to put on his waist where the DA icon was removed.

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These guys are looking pretty good.

I think a skull, chaos star, or leering daemon head would be best as a belt buckle.

I think you really need to address some of his other details though. The inside of his cloak clearly reads"imperator". And the trim on the out side of the cloak also has lots of little dark angel swords on it.
I also don't think the little rhino spikes/horns are working, they're far to simply, blocky and angular compared to the rest of the model.

You've done a really nice job so far removing DA details but I think you need to keep going a but further, and then start adding in more chaos details . . .

Like chaosy trim on the shoulders.
More chaos details on the head & chest.
Etc.

Chaos is really in the details.

Good luck man!
 

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These guys are looking pretty good.

I think a skull, chaos star, or leering daemon head would be best as a belt buckle.

I think you really need to address some of his other details though. The inside of his cloak clearly reads"imperator". And the trim on the out side of the cloak also has lots of little dark angel swords on it.
I also don't think the little rhino spikes/horns are working, they're far to simply, blocky and angular compared to the rest of the model.

You've done a really nice job so far removing DA details but I think you need to keep going a but further, and then start adding in more chaos details . . .

Like chaosy trim on the shoulders.
More chaos details on the head & chest.
Etc.

Chaos is really in the details.

Good luck man!
Thanks! I really appreciate the advice and I think you have convinced me to take him back to the work bench and rework him. Remove all the DA stuff that was left and then add in some details to give more of a Choasy vibe.

Those Rhino spikes were my first ever dabble with Plasticard and you have convinced me they were ill advised. I may just remove anything extra to the helmet as its a pretty nice bit as it is.

I'm gonna follow this project. :)
Well then I best get working on these guys again for you!
 

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So I have continued to work on anything but the stuff above. So I have some more WIP models this time some Bikers/Cavalry:







These are still a WIP so any comments would be helpful to get these guys just right.

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I received quite a bit of advice with this guy and some suggested I should remove the words etc around the edge of the cape as they indicated Imperial Allegiance so that is gone. Does "feel" better this way. Also I added a Skull to cover up the DA icon on his waist. Most significant of all the changes however, was the Angelus Bolter in place of the Powerfist. This came about as I was unaware that Dark Apostles could not take anything from the Melee Weapon Wargear list.



I am glad for the advice received and I am very happy with the new look. He somehow looks more stocky without the fist? All in all I am happy with it and cannot wait to get paint on him.
 

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looking good mate. Looking forward to seeing the paint!
 

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looking good mate. Looking forward to seeing the paint!
There is now paint on him.... however, I used the wrong paints so it is very different to the CSMs I started with... might have to strip one or the other :(

I have been working on this model for about 2 years with very little time actually having been spent working on it. However, it is starting to get their. This Daemon Engine is affectionately called "The Freak" and is a Defiler with Power Scourge:







He is still far from perfect but I think the weapon arms are almost done. The chimney sorts out this issues I was having building some kind of power supply/exhaust system.I think next to see some work will be the head as he needs to look far more Daemonic. The feet need widening, the shoulder pads need green stuff rivets and I am hoping to use the Braziers from the Warshrine on them:



I could see the front of the shrine making a good part for the Defilers head. Maybe even the Stone Horn's head?



I shall have to work something out soon as I really need this guy before I can think about playing a game with the Word Bearers.
 

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very nice work
 

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Thanks guys,

I have been putting paint to the Dark Apostle have a look and let me know what you think:



I am not sure about the cloak the purple does not seem to be working...

More pics on BLOODYdice

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I like the fact yo used a seperate color for the robes and cloak, helps the figure to pop a little more. Overall looks great man.
 

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I like the fact yo used a seperate color for the robes and cloak, helps the figure to pop a little more. Overall looks great man.
Thanks. Hopefully when I have blended in some highlights it should really pop!

In this post I am taking a slightly different approach to modeling Obliterators than usual.

I picked up the WFB Chaos War Shrine for some cool parts to go on my Defiler Biped and thought the Mutants would make for good Nurgle Obliterator stand ins. With a little bit of tweaking I have them to a playable state:




I still have a lot of work to do on these... some cabling being a good start and also gap filling. Also after taking these pictures I noticed the Aquila on the Plasma Cannon so that is now gone.
Any thoughts on how I could integrate the weapons with the mutant?
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This long term project is starting to take shape with some dry fitting of parts in this post.
I finally received my bits order for the Stonehorn head. Currently it is just tacked on and I think I need to make some changes to get it to fit right.







Any suggestions? I seem to be a bit snow blind by this thing at the moment.

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I have been plugging away at this Dark Apostle for awhile now.
The blending was started with an airbrush with final highlights done with a brush:




I really want to add some freehand on the cloak but thus far I have not found anything that I want to use. Annoyingly I have noticed the uneven surfaces from where I did not sand the modeling work smooth so i think I shall be finding some finer sandpaper now for future projects.

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I decided to pick up the Heldrake. After this thing literally cutting me while building it (so many spikes/blades) I put the airbrush coats of red down and I am now detailing.

The silver detailing is taking a very very long time and I am really regretting the fact that I did not lay varnish down before starting as every mistake will need to be fixed at the end with a brush... I might put Varnish down tonight before doing any more actually. Here he is:





These are obviously iPhone pics taken while I was at the FLGS I shall get some better pics when he has moved along a bit.

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Finally I have an update!



Quick post today just to show what I have been working on this weekend. Above you can see the current state of my Chaos Lord for the Word Bearers army I am working on. Below is a First draft as it were while I played around with some alternative parts. Oddly, i bought the model as I thought the Deamonic Head would be perfect for Word Bearers and then after a few head swap tests I found the trusty Chaos Knight heads looked much more appropriate.



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