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GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/03/19 18:39:46


Post by: GiraffeX


[spoiler]Hi

I thought I'd start a blog here as the other forum I'm with seems to have no interest for my Thousand Son's army.

A quick bit about me, I've just decided to return to the war gaming hobby after an 18 year break and these are my first painted miniatures apart from my test marine who is in counselling at the moment!

The army will be based on an ice planet hence the cold look to the bases, I do have plans to branch out into the other chaos goods at some point when I need a break from painting blue Marines.

This is my latest Raptor Sargent which I would be grateful on feed back on before I paint the other members of the squad.



Now going back wards through the other painted miniatures.

This is Ezekiel once of the Dark Angels, now fallen to the temptation of Tzeentch.



This is my Havoc squad the first painted unit in a very long time.



Thanks for looking






GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/03/19 18:54:29


Post by: Commander Cain


Nice stuff! The use of sang guard parts is very effective with this army and gives it a new flavour that many csm armies are lacking.

Keep up the good work!

Cain


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/03/19 18:54:47


Post by: logg_frogg


Don't worry you will get some love for this here!
I'm excited to see where this goes!

Those heads are going to get expensive fast >.<

I'm in the middle of converting some thousand sons termies right now and am going to be building my heads from plasticard.. eep


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/03/19 19:17:33


Post by: Miss Dee


Not a bad idea conceder the rapter idea pinched.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/03/19 20:27:41


Post by: Matt.Kingsley


Awesome!
Subscribed


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/03/19 20:30:39


Post by: VikingScott


Sweet stuff.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/03/19 20:45:40


Post by: Knightley


Looks awesome, cant wait to see a full force posted


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/03/19 20:54:08


Post by: Emperors_Champion


Awesome concept!

May I suggest a alternative recipe for gold?

1st = 50:50 mix of Mithril Silver & Macharius Solar Orange & a little water to help the mix (shake very well) - Apply as a base coat.
2nd = Fine highlights of neat Mithril Silver
3rd = Generous coat of Gryphonne Sepia

It's a really simple method but I'm happy with my results, try on a test piece but feel free to ignore I won't take offence.

Keep the pics coming!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/03/19 20:56:05


Post by: shingouki


cool looking mini's mate.i like the ezekiel conversion.i also think the yellow looks good on those marines.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/03/19 22:11:05


Post by: GiraffeX


Thanks for the replys.

I have quite a few other surprises for you when they are painted up as well, should be good.

logg_frogg wrote:

Those heads are going to get expensive fast >.<

I'm in the middle of converting some thousand sons termies right now and am going to be building my heads from plasticard.. eep


Yeah the heads will add a bit onto the price of the army but they will look much better, good luck with the plasticard idea I'm really bad at modelling so wouldnt even attempt that.

Emperors_Champion wrote:

May I suggest a alternative recipe for gold?

1st = 50:50 mix of Mithril Silver & Macharius Solar Orange & a little water to help the mix (shake very well) - Apply as a base coat.
2nd = Fine highlights of neat Mithril Silver
3rd = Generous coat of Gryphonne Sepia

It's a really simple method but I'm happy with my results, try on a test piece but feel free to ignore I won't take offence.



Sounds interesting using Solar Orange, its not a paint I have currently though so will give it a miss this time but I will pick one up for the future and try it out.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/03/20 00:40:03


Post by: The Ravening Jaw


Very nice looking thousand sons. I particularly like the use of the blood angels sanguinary guard. Keep up the good work.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/03/20 04:09:40


Post by: medabee


Looks awesome, cant wait to see a full force. Subscribed.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/03/20 11:50:17


Post by: Imperial Monkey


They look great, except the loyalist weapons somehow ruin the effect...I think it would look better if you made them more ornate, if not necessarily chaos-y. At present they look too functional compared to the ornate armour.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/03/20 12:14:40


Post by: Melkhiordarkblade


Those are some awesome models.

But I do agree with the guy above.
Maybe some sort of ornate gun barrels just to keep up the look of the army.

But that Ezekial is just pure win,I'm sorry but I'm stealing that now.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/03/20 12:40:15


Post by: crimsonfist832


Nice minies mate, that Ezekiel conversion is amazing but I think the loyalist weapons look fine in my opinion. Keep up the good work.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/03/20 15:45:56


Post by: GiraffeX


I choose to use the imperial heavy weapons for two reasons the first is that the devastator box as so many more heavy weapons compared to the havoc box, secondly I wanted to try and keep the army quite clean as in not much chaosing them up with skulls etc.

As the Thousand Sons are a mutation free army I wanted to build on this a bit more as they are the closet to imperial marines that chaos has to offer if you can get past the we no longer have a body issue lol.

Oh I forgot to say the Sergeant in the havoc squad is a converted Techmarine, this is the picture before he was painted.



GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/03/20 17:36:41


Post by: Imperial Monkey


FAir enough, you seem very capable with GS so just adding some rivets or guilding to them would make them look more ornate. It would improve the look a lot IMHO...


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/03/20 18:13:23


Post by: GiraffeX


Imperial Monkey wrote:FAir enough, you seem very capable with GS so just adding some rivets or guilding to them would make them look more ornate. It would improve the look a lot IMHO...


I like the idea of some rusty rivets, although I'm not sure if GSing onto a painted mini would work. I wanted to make up the other two heavy plasma guns so I have a choice of weapons for the squad, might have a play with them and see what I can come up with.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/03/20 21:35:53


Post by: Emperors_Champion


I actually didn't even notice the weapons!

I don't think they look out of place though, but maybe that's cause I'm a loyalist at heart!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/03/21 22:24:16


Post by: Ifalna


Whoah, sorry I didint get to this sooner!

Some really really good brush control here GiraffeX, especially on the sword detail and helms. Looking great. For the first minis in such a long time, these are absolutely excellent.

Looking forward to seeing how things progress as you get more into the swing of painting again!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/03/24 00:25:36


Post by: GiraffeX


The raptors had a small break this week while I painted a miniature for my girlfriend.

I present to you a fair lady upon a white horse



This is the the feudal knight mounted sorceress with parchment from Gamezone.

The miniature was a nightmare to put together and required lots of GS and was not easy to photo either but I loved painting it.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/03/27 07:14:51


Post by: medabee


Pretty.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/04/10 22:51:39


Post by: GiraffeX


It's update time

It took a while due to being too busy with work the last few weeks but I've finally finished my Raptor squad now.



For some reason they just ate away the hours painting them as there are lots of layers to get to the final result for each colour.

I also thought today would be a good day to so you all my work in progress shots so you have an idea of whats on the horizon.

First up is my Daemon Prince who is next on the painting table, I'm looking forward to painting him but a bit worried in case I mess it up.



I've also got a dreadnought ready for painting although I still need to do a little bit of work on the sarcophagus (not sure if thats spelt right).



Then we have a chosen squad although the main guy at the front needs an arm removing as I modelled him wrong as he cant have both of those weapons.



Last of the Thousand Sons stuff to show you today is a bulk of Thousand Sons marines for my basic troops I've more on the way as well.



I've also got a pic of my Purge Daemon prince as well who is very much still a work in progress



That's it for the chaos side at the moment. I also wanted to list whats in my head for other units as well to keep me going and also to use it as a tick list.

Thousand Sons
Necrosphinx/Defiler conversion
Grey Knight/Thousand Sons terminator conversions
Magnus the Red (big conversion job)
Vindicators
Greater Daemon of Tzeentch
Dryad/Horror conversions

The Purge
Terminators with Lightning Claws (FW parts)
Bike Squad (FW Plague marine parts)
Plague Marines
Commander using Kazyk The Befouled On Rot Beast (FW, already bought still in box)

Slaanesh

Warmachine/Terminators conversions
Warmachine/commander conversion
Dark Elder Wyches/Daemonetts conversions

Khorne

Daemon Prince (FW)
Death Company/Khorme Berzerkers conversions
Rhino

As you can see I have a lot to do and I expect I will be adding to this list as well.

I'll also be starting up other threads for my Red Scorpians (small force) and WFB Marienburger Empire army which I'm slowly picking up models for, expect lots of pirate action in this one.

When the 40k chaos army is finished I plan to start on an Imperial Guard Beastmen army, all the foot troops will be beastmen apart from the Commissar's as some one has to be in control of the beasts!

There's also going to be some one off models for something different to paint as well.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/04/10 23:33:50


Post by: Matt.Kingsley


Very nice!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/04/10 23:41:28


Post by: moonshine


Wow awesome, the wings are a great idea. The only probalem I see with the wings is they don't keep the egyptian theme. Swooping hawk wings might work, I don't know if they are big enough though, In case you are wondering egyptian style wings would look like the ones on this picture

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GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/04/10 23:57:43


Post by: Melkhiordarkblade


Nercosphinx defiler you say?

I want to see that.
As soon as I saw it on the TK page, I said:

"There is a 1k sons model in there somewhere"

So I guess I'll steal that too.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/04/11 17:58:17


Post by: GiraffeX


moonshine wrote:Wow awesome, the wings are a great idea. The only probalem I see with the wings is they don't keep the egyptian theme. Swooping hawk wings might work, I don't know if they are big enough though, In case you are wondering egyptian style wings would look like the ones on this picture


I think Swooping Hawk wings will be too small if GW still sold bits then I think the wings from Lord Baharroth, The Cry of the Wind would be perfect (Swooping Hawk Exarch).

Melkhiordarkblade wrote:Nercosphinx defiler you say?

I want to see that.
As soon as I saw it on the TK page, I said:

"There is a 1k sons model in there somewhere"

So I guess I'll steal that too.


Yeah should be good I know where I want to put the cannon, hopefully it wont look too dodgy I'm just trying to work out if I need to add an extra pair of claws from the defiler and how to do the twin lascannon.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/04/11 18:32:51


Post by: Miss Dee


Im just Waiting on some Grey Knight teleporter backpacks to arrive.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/04/11 18:54:09


Post by: biccat


Love the work you've put into the whole thing.

I like the raptors, but I would have used Chaos Marine torsos (or 1kSons torsos) instead of the BA torsos. The collar obscures the face too much, IMO.

Any chance of getting a closeup of the Daemon Prince? Looks like a different head on the beast. Also, what wings did you use?

Finally, what part is that in the right arm in the Purge DP? Looks like a giant flaming ball of barbed wire!

Looks great all around!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/04/11 19:21:30


Post by: GiraffeX


biccat wrote:Love the work you've put into the whole thing.

I like the raptors, but I would have used Chaos Marine torsos (or 1kSons torsos) instead of the BA torsos. The collar obscures the face too much, IMO.

Any chance of getting a closeup of the Daemon Prince? Looks like a different head on the beast. Also, what wings did you use?

Finally, what part is that in the right arm in the Purge DP? Looks like a giant flaming ball of barbed wire!

Looks great all around!


The Thousand Sons torsos are a bit boring to be honest, the BA ones make them stand out a bit more from the rest of the army.

I'll post some pics of the Daemon Prince later before he was under coated he didnt have his tail in those pics though. The head is the horned DP head with a GS beak, the wings are from the High Elf Griffon same as yours I just spread them out to make his wing span look bigger

In the right arm of the Purge DP is a skaven Plague Furnace, yeah he's that big!

Glad you like the army so far


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/04/11 19:30:36


Post by: logg_frogg


SOme very nice progress!

I'm really loving the look of that first daemon prince and honestly can't wait to see it painted sop I can see the detail~!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/04/11 22:51:28


Post by: GiraffeX


biccat wrote:Any chance of getting a closeup of the Daemon Prince? Looks like a different head on the beast.


Here you go biccat



GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/04/12 00:16:07


Post by: Just Dave


Great looking forces, I love the feathered/winged theme you have going on as-well, really suits Tzeentch and I hope you keep it up on all DP's and GD's.
Really impressive painting and converting ability too IMHO, particularly considering how long you've been out of the hobby. Subscribed.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/04/12 00:29:06


Post by: vaderx30


Wow i really like what you have got going here. i just started building a Tzeentch themed Chaos Daemon army as Tzeentch is my god of choice im very interested in sweet 1k son models and conversions.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/04/12 00:50:42


Post by: darkkt


GiraffeX wrote:It's update time


I've also got a pic of my Purge Daemon prince as well who is very much still a work in progress





Ok - accepting that this is WIP - this is awesome. The forward stance, the swinging censer/mace (from the Skaven line right?) all imparts a wonderful sense of movement.

Also, I love the raptors - the 1ksons helms really work with the Blood Angels bodies/wings.

Looking foward to your paintjob on the your other DP!



GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/04/12 01:23:55


Post by: JoeyHeadwounds


Very interesting Thousand Sons you got there. It will be nice to see how they progress... keep it coming.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/04/12 04:05:49


Post by: prototype_X


I love the use of lego on the purge dp


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/04/12 05:17:40


Post by: sennacherib


Nice use of nids bits too.
Your doing an awsome job. Have fun with it.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/04/12 11:17:40


Post by: biccat


GiraffeX wrote:
biccat wrote:Any chance of getting a closeup of the Daemon Prince? Looks like a different head on the beast.


Here you go biccat


Very cool.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/04/12 19:32:38


Post by: GiraffeX


Thanks for the compliments everyone much appreciated.

prototype_X wrote:I love the use of lego on the purge dp


Yes it is lego took me ages to get hold of two of these, it was going to be a double engine jet pack but they were two big so I went with a single.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/04/17 23:17:08


Post by: GiraffeX


I managed to finish my Daemon prince of Tzeentch this weekend, there’s no chance he will be missed on the battlefield.

His colour scheme is based on the Eclectus Parrot, his bone parts aren’t great as it’s not something I’ve painted much before so I might re-visit those parts later. His demon weapon I decided to try out a sort of white kind of bone effect , it doesn’t look so great in the picture as you can’t see the highlights which always seems to be the case in my images but they are there!



I picked an unusual colour rather than the standard blue as I like to be different, when I pick up my Lord of Change I might do him the standard colour or base him on a different parrot. When I used to play 40k chaos were always bright and colourful, GW seem to have lost some of that over the years the latest codex being a very good example, if its chaos paint it black.

I’m not sure what’s up for painting next it’s either a squad of Thousand Sons or a Warmachine figure I picked up cheap on ebay for something different to paint.



Automatically Appended Next Post:
Oh nearly forgot to mention the red shoulder pad is to show he was one of the original Thousand Son's and was granted Daemon hood before their bodys were turned to ash.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/04/18 00:09:00


Post by: biccat


Wow he's bright!

Nice clean paint job, he'll definitely be hard to miss!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/04/18 01:35:07


Post by: Killmaimburnkillmaimburn


I really like the sculpt and I get the parrot scheme but it doesn't work for me personnally. I dunno if I saw that in battle I don't think I would be quaking in fear I think it would be better in more traditional Tzeentch colours and it would tie in with thousand sons better too.

I wanna see your chosen painted too. They look cool but It's hard to tell when they are all black.

Keep it up


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/04/18 05:00:28


Post by: JoeyHeadwounds


Personally, I like the the parrot paint scheme you've used on your prince there. I haven't seen it done before, and it definitely makes it stand out from the rest of your 1,000 Sons.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/04/18 06:45:23


Post by: darkkt


Nice stuff, very striking - although i am tempted to offer him a cracker!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/04/18 07:26:15


Post by: hazal


Loving it so far, keep up the good work.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/04/18 12:51:07


Post by: Miss Dee


Very striking


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/04/19 17:45:14


Post by: GiraffeX


I'm glad most of you like him, thanks

Killmaimburnkillmaimburn wrote:I wanna see your chosen painted too. They look cool but It's hard to tell when they are all black.


Thanks I was going to paint them next due to your comment. I started to get them ready for painting last night but have had some news that a club may be strarting very soon in my area so I've had to put them back on hold while I get some of my basic troops painted, otherwise I wont have a playable force. I plan on weathering these using the tips from grey_death's site, I'm going to try and pull off a red look to the damaged area's to make it look like they were the original Thousand Sons who have since painted their armour blue.

darkkt wrote:Nice stuff, very striking - although i am tempted to offer him a cracker!


Thanks that made me laugh



Automatically Appended Next Post:
ninja edit - I've also got some defiler parts in the post today for my defiler/sphinx conversion, just need to pick up a sphinx and hope it all fits as planned.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/04/19 18:10:46


Post by: logg_frogg


I really like the DP! It turned out very nice!

The Colour scheme is quite nice and original and with a little more work like you said can really pop!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/04/19 21:26:10


Post by: Killmaimburnkillmaimburn


I like the idea of the original red paint showing under the blue. I haven't noticed anyone try that before, but it's a great idea.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/04/20 02:22:52


Post by: Built-in


I think your skillz really shine on that parrot DP.. Great Work!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/04/20 13:10:15


Post by: Miss Dee


How about some in red and some in red and blue?


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/04/20 17:18:59


Post by: GiraffeX



Miss Dee wrote:How about some in red and some in red and blue?


That's an interesting idea Miss Dee, hopefully I'll have some time to start on them over the bank holiday weekend.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/01 17:26:44


Post by: GiraffeX


I feel like the slowest painter in the world at the moment, it’s taken me ages to paint the figures for this post and they are my basic troops!

Well I tried both ways of painting the Thousand sons with damage didn’t look great the idea works fine but not with the way I paint my armour. I also tried painting selected parts in red and they looked too much like Khorne worshipers.

So in the end I painted them up as standard Thousand Sons as below, the sorcerer will follow later as I'm waiting for some new paints to come in the post so I can try a different way of painting gold on him.



I got a few bargains as well off ebay a load more Thousand Sons marines which I chucked in the freezer so I could break them all up again as they weren’t in the best positions.

I also got a Forge World daemon prince of Khorne, he did have a lot of spikes missing so I spent most of yesterday chopping bits off left over parts to make him spiky again and I also gave him a nice Micro Art base as well. Here he is below, he's all sprayed up now ready for some paint at a later date.



More bits this time from Forge World I picked up the special weapon pack for the Missile Launchers and Melta Guns. Here's some Thousand Sons from my bargain buy with their new weapons.

Trying to get these to stick together was a compete nightmare every time I thought I had them sorted, When I picked them up something fell off.



I've also ordered my Necrosphinx so the Thousand Sons Necrodefiler will be happening soon.

Not sure what’s up next on the painting block, we shall see.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/01 17:57:06


Post by: Papaskittels


NICE!!!!!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/01 17:59:42


Post by: funksobeefy


Oh very cool! The Deamon Princes colour scheme is original and done very well.

HOw did you do the blue onthe marines? looks very lovely!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/01 18:32:01


Post by: Melkhiordarkblade


I can't wait to see that Sphinx.

I really want a reason to get one.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/01 19:03:20


Post by: GiraffeX


funksobeefy wrote:Oh very cool! The Deamon Princes colour scheme is original and done very well.

HOw did you do the blue onthe marines? looks very lovely!


Hi the blue is done as below, I'm using Vallejo paints but I've listed the GW version of the same colour as well.

Base coat Army painter spray black
Undercoat Imperial Blue (Regal Blue GW)
Highlight inside areas of Imperial Blue with a mix of about 70% Imperial Blue (Regal Blue GW) 30% Magic Blue (Enchanted Blue GW)
Highlight any areas where light would reflect Magic Blue (Enchanted Blue GW)
Ink Wash Asurmen Blue

---

Oh does anyone have any ideas for the colour of the Necrodefiler's rear body, I was thinking of a ruby effect but I don't want it too Khorne like as the main body will be gold of some sort.



GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/01 19:16:23


Post by: Commander Cain


Great looking daemon prince! Very original concept that fits in well with the rest of your army!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/01 22:13:27


Post by: Rogerio134


Loving these models mate i am tempted to start a 1ksons army and you are inspiring me. Great painting too.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/03 17:52:42


Post by: GiraffeX


Here's the first two Chosen painted up for my squad, I'll start working on the other two soon. The fifth needs to be built due to a weapons mishap with the original fifth member.



They have cloaks as I liked the idea of them sneaking across the battlefield due to their infiltration ability.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/03 18:09:41


Post by: Miss Dee


Looking good there, so when do we get to see some of the red boys in pre heresy colours?


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/03 19:00:52


Post by: GiraffeX


Miss Dee wrote:Looking good there, so when do we get to see some of the red boys in pre heresy colours?


I did try the pre heresy colour on a few armour plates of one of the Thousand Sons marines but it looked to Khornate so I went over it in blue. As I intend on adding some Khorne berserkers at a later stage I'm not sure if I will go down that route.

Still open to ideas on how it can be done though as I have a second squad of Thousand Sons to paint and I could do with a different colour to paint other than blue!.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/03 19:04:50


Post by: Miss Dee


What primer do you use?


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/03 19:05:44


Post by: GiraffeX


Army Painter Black


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/03 19:09:38


Post by: Gitsplitta


Very nice work GiraffeX.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/03 19:22:27


Post by: GiraffeX


Gitsplitta wrote:Very nice work GiraffeX.


Thanks Gitsplitta, I'm honoured to have you post on my blog


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/03 19:23:14


Post by: Miss Dee


get the red primer, I use th greenskin on my sons of medusa


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/03 19:29:40


Post by: Gitsplitta


If I'd have seen it earlier, I would have posted earlier. Love your style and your execution is top notch.



GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/03 19:32:05


Post by: GiraffeX


I'm afraid they are already under coated black. I'm sure I can think of something else to do red.

Well my thinking is on the ball today I could paint my terminators in pre heresy colours. I plan to use Grey Knight Terminator bodys for these, they would look very elite in red.

Or a dreadnought but I don't have either of these yet but the terms are on the list of things to buy.

Oh speaking of buying models I had a strange idea when I've painted army's for all four chaos gods I had an idea to have a character to tie them all together like a master of chaos. The plan although I may not be able to pull it off was to do a daemon prince size terminator based on a 54mm model. I'm not very good enough at GS to build one from scratch but may be able to GS a suit onto a model as it should be less work.


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Post by: Gitsplitta


Sounds interesting. BLACKHAND has done some red GK terminators... they look really nice.


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Post by: GiraffeX


Gitsplitta wrote:Sounds interesting. BLACKHAND has done some red GK terminators... they look really nice.


They do look nice, thanks has given me a few ideas.


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Post by: GiraffeX


Quick question from back in The Lost and the Damned did pink horrors turn into two blue horrors when they were killed?

I know they don’t now, I'm looking at painting mine the main colour whichever one it was I can’t remember now it’s been a while and then fading the second colour into the extremity’s head feet and arms.


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Post by: Miss Dee


Yes they did.


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Post by: GiraffeX


Well I'm on my holiday at the moment so when I get a chance to stop doing the gardening I'm painting up my Thousand Sons.

I managed to finish two more Chosen today as below, there will be a big gap before the next one is painted as he's in line to be undercoated with my objective marker I keep forgetting. I need a few more models though before I spray them.



I also have an army pic of the models painted so far for you.



I have an event that I'm hoping to play in at the end of August its 1500 points and will be my first game since 2nd edition. Yeah I know I'm jumping straight into the deep end.

In regards to the army from my so called army list I still have the following to paint before then.

2 Missile Launcher dudes for my Havoc squad

1 lone Chosen marine

1 Sorcerer for my Thousand Son squad

1 Full squad of 6 Thousand Sons and Sorcerer

1 Vindicator (to be purchased)

1 Necrodefiler (waiting for delivery of the Sphynx to convert)

It doesn’t look much but with how slow I paint it’s going to be close and I expect I will muck the Vindicator up, never was any good at painting tanks.

Exciting Times!



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Miss Dee wrote:Yes they did.


Thanks Miss Dee


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Post by: Melkhiordarkblade


I still think those Raptors are the best,especially that Dark Angel guy leading them.


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Post by: Mu


Nice looking little army you've got going there, especially the daemon prince. Good luck with the first game.


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Post by: Ifalna


It's all really coming together and looking great.

You have done a really great job of keeping a coherant limited colour scheme across the army, but still making each unit look different and interesting



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Post by: Orinoco


rocking work, dude. i trust you have seen these?

http://sciborminiatures.com/en_,shop.php?art=910

currently being used on some GKs.

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/366996.page


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Post by: GiraffeX


Melkhiordarkblade wrote:I still think those Raptors are the best,especially that Dark Angel guy leading them.


Thanks I do like them all the heads really suit them, the Dark Angel guy will hopefuly be the squad leader when I play with them.

Mu wrote:Nice looking little army you've got going there, especially the daemon prince. Good luck with the first game.


Thanks Mu

Ifalna wrote:It's all really coming together and looking great.

You have done a really great job of keeping a coherant limited colour scheme across the army, but still making each unit look different and interesting



Thanks Iffy

Orinoco wrote:rocking work, dude. i trust you have seen these?

http://sciborminiatures.com/en_,shop.php?art=910

currently being used on some GKs.

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/366996.page


Thanks I have seen those but I will be using Thousand Son heads for my Greyknights when I get round to them, I'm going to paint them pre-heresy colours which should make them stand out as an elite unit in the army.




GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/09 23:21:31


Post by: GiraffeX


Well a little mid week update for you all.

I've been trying out a paint scheme for the basic Chaos Space Marines for my army, they cant be Thousand Sons as they would get mixed up with the actual Thousand Sons marines and that could get rather complicated during a game. So instead I've chosen to paint them in the colours of The Reborn.

This is the test mini, thanks to Gitsplitta for some tips on how to get the effect on the armour.



I'm going to look at getting some older style marines for this squad when I have some spare cash, most likely from Forge World and maybe some heads from Chapter House. The Reborn are supposed to use antiquated weaponry and wear corroded armour.

Also I have started a mini blog for my none chaos stuff which can be found here with my efforts from this weekend.

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/367392.page

On a Khorne realted subject what colours should Khorne Berserkers be? All the pictures of models have them as either World Eaters or Black Legion, which look really bad. Is there any other chapter that worships Khorne with colours that are not red and gold?

Thanks





GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/09 23:35:24


Post by: risewiththefallen


I had an idea about ur ssuper lord. Horus! Make it like all 4 gods got together and brought him back... I think that would be sick


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Post by: GiraffeX


risewiththefallen wrote:I had an idea about ur ssuper lord. Horus! Make it like all 4 gods got together and brought him back... I think that would be sick


Now thats a good idea, I might well go in this direction and there are pics of him in terminator armour


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Post by: risewiththefallen


Ya man I think it would be awsome I want do it but I've never tryed modelling with putty or anything. Anyway keep up the cool chaos stuff


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/10 09:22:47


Post by: Miss Dee


Khorn is red and brass


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Post by: Lorna


Can't remember where i saw it, but somewhere on here there is a guy who has done his Berzerkers orange and black. Looks really sweet.

If you want to do them another colour just choose another one, say that they worship a different manifestation of khorne. He dpoesn't care as long as there is blood.

And if you do the orange, orange and blue complment each other


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/10 10:37:15


Post by: Miss Dee


or do them blue and white pre heresy colours


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/10 18:10:37


Post by: Mu


That's some nice weathering you've got going there Girraffex.


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Post by: GiraffeX


risewiththefallen wrote:Ya man I think it would be awsome I want do it but I've never tryed modelling with putty or anything. Anyway keep up the cool chaos stuff


I'm ok at small conversions but no good at modelling, I have sent a query off to some one who is though. I'm waiting to hear back on how much a custom 54mm Terminator would cost me, at the end of the day if its too much I'll have to think of something else.

Miss Dee wrote:or do them blue and white pre heresy colours


I'd never seen their pre heresy colours before, they are very different.



Thanks they look very nice although I don't think they would fit in with my painting style for the rest of the army but its a good reference point.

Mu wrote:That's some nice weathering you've got going there Girraffex.


Thanks Mu, he looks better in person as that photo was under poor lighting. I must start to take my photos in the day light only or maybe invest in a small light tent.



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Post by: Miss Dee


I will post a pic of them in a day or so


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Post by: Mu


I'd recommend using a light tent,I picked one up cheap from Amazon and haven't looked back since.


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Post by: GiraffeX


I think I might Mu I just checked Amazon and have seen one for £10, are they easy to use?


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Post by: Mu


Yeah just set it, up a mini tripod helps as well.
Actually there's a really good tutorial on photography by Vent...
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/317430.page#1935645


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Post by: GiraffeX


Hi

Just a few shots of my latest WIP for my Thousand Sons which I've been working on today, a Necrodefiler. I need to do some small hole filling and cables for the heavy flamers but it all went together better than I planned.

Keeping it short tonight as I have to get some sleep as I have to get up for work at 03:30 tomorrow morning (Sunday ), I couldnt resist showing him off though.










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Post by: Mu


What do you mean sleep!?
Nice conversion can't wait to see it painted.


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Post by: GiraffeX


I think they had the same idea and decided to call me early at 01:30 instead and I've been up since, I was even varnishing my painted guys after I finished at 6am.

So as I've mentioned above all my painted guys now have two coats of varnish so that gives me some more room on my painting area to fit the Necrodefiler in and a Vindicator I won off ebay.

I've got a few odd guys left to paint up then I can work on the defiler.

1 Sorcerer for my Thousand Sons squad, I've been doing a few bits on him today. I'd say 50% finished at the moment.
2 Missile Launcher Havocs
1 Chosen

Then its the Defiler, a squad of Thousand Sons and then finishing off with the Vindicator which gives me 1500 points for the end of August. Oh and I need to work out how to play as things have changed a lot since 2nd Edition!.

After that I have a ton of other Chaos stuff planned and my list keeps expanding.


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Oh I'm still after some ideas on the colour/stone/mineral affect for his body.



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Post by: GiraffeX


I got put off painting the last few weeks due to to all the bad vibes from Games Workshop with their planned price rises, the new Finecast range and what they have done to stop mail order companys supplying the sounthern countries.

But I've kicked myself back into gear today and finished my Thousand Sons Sorcerer and undercoated my Vindicator as well.



I've just put in an order for some special pearl (pearlescent) paint. I'm looking forward to seeing what I can do with this, it should fit in with the Tzeentch change theme on my vehicles.

The Necrodefiler is still waiting to be green stuffed at the moment.



GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/21 23:13:41


Post by: moonshine


It is looking promising. The gold could use some work but appart from that it looks great. I eespecially like the green robes.


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Post by: GiraffeX


moonshine wrote:It is looking promising. The gold could use some work but appart from that it looks great. I eespecially like the green robes.


Yeah for the gold on the armour I used a different base colour to normal to try painting it in a different way but I'm not greatly pleased with how it turned out.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/22 07:55:16


Post by: daxx367


Love the colours, what did you use I'm doing thousand sons my self and all of your converions look great.


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Post by: GiraffeX


daxx367 wrote:Love the colours, what did you use I'm doing thousand sons my self and all of your converions look great.


Thanks daxx, I'm using Vallejo paints but I've listed the GW version of the same colour as well.

Base coat Army painter spray black

For the Blue its

Undercoat Imperial Blue (Regal Blue GW)
Highlight inside areas of Imperial Blue with a mix of about 70% Imperial Blue (Regal Blue GW) 30% Magic Blue (Enchanted Blue GW)
Highlight any areas where light would reflect Magic Blue (Enchanted Blue GW)
Ink Wash Asurmen Blue GW

For the Gold its

Polished Gold (Burnished Gold GW)
Ink wash Gryphonne Sepia GW

On the Sorcerer I tried a coat of Heavy Ochre (Tausept Ochre GW) before applying the Polished Gold, it gives the gold a warmer feel.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/22 12:39:32


Post by: Magos Explorator


Nice defiler. I'll be interested to see how the pearlescent paint works out for you, I'd been thinking about using it for some Tyranids.


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Post by: GiraffeX


Magos Explorator wrote:Nice defiler. I'll be interested to see how the pearlescent paint works out for you, I'd been thinking about using it for some Tyranids.


Thanks the pearlescent paint (powder) arrived today, looking forward to using but I need something to test it on before I hit the Vindicator with it. I might try and get some panels on my dreadnought painted and test it on that. I ordered blue pearl though to go on blue, maybe I should have ordered green not sure will post pics when I have something to show.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/28 22:34:15


Post by: GiraffeX


Well I've finished my two extra havoc marines with FW Missile Launchers. To be honest they were a complete disaster from the start. Trying to glue three different types of material together wasn’t easy to say the least, these guys have plastic legs, back packs, shoulder pads and backs, metal heads and front and resin weapons and arms.

After I managed to get them to stay together the spray undercoat went horribly wrong as its all rough on the legs and the front of the missile launcher on the left hand side. I've no idea what caused this and the rest of the minis that were sprayed at the same time came out fine including my Khorne FW Daemon Prince, I would have been most upset if he came out like these two.

In the end I didn’t enjoy painting them and it does show, but here they are none the less.



Next up is the Vindicator as the Necrodefiler is still waiting on work, I can’t use GS while the weather is bad as it really irritates my skin.



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Post by: Gitsplitta


Looks good though... love those old MLs.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/29 07:57:20


Post by: GiraffeX


Gitsplitta wrote:Looks good though... love those old MLs.


Thanks, I prefer them to the current tube missile launchers.


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Post by: GiraffeX



I started painting my Vindicator today and it was going very well until I decided to test out my pearl powder I had for this very project. Of course me being me I forgot to test it first, so I mixed it into the varnish to apply it on a 1 to 4 ratio as per instructions (it could have been a bit more…).

Well it didn’t go very well that’s for sure as below. The pearl powder had a strange effect on the varnish and it didn’t dry clear as per normal leaving me with a very streaky mess.



I then walked away in despair hoping that if I left it for the four hours drying time for varnish it might get better, I wasn’t hopeful though and four hours went past and it stayed the same.

So I’ve just gone over it with a very watered down blue the same colour as the base coat and then washed it in Asurmen Blue to try and take some of those streak marks away.

I’m now looking at this.



I don’t really know what to do with it now, it’s still a bit streaky but it’s not as easy to notice although the blue has a very odd colour effect to it (it’s not a bad odd).

Should I keep it like this and try and replicate it over the rest of the vehicle or try something else, any advice would be welcome.

I will be weathering and doing damage as well to the vehicle.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/29 23:31:14


Post by: inquisitorlewis


You need to use purity seal after Varnishing. Varnish always leaves a shiny reflection. Anything that I paint and seal I start with hard coat and then follow up with purity seal.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/29 23:49:08


Post by: GiraffeX


I'm using a matt varnish which I've used for all the other models in the army so far and it doesn’t have a shiny finish.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/29 23:59:08


Post by: inquisitorlewis


Bummer.


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Post by: GiraffeX


I'm reading up on some car sites at the moment to see what I've done wrong it might be not enough or too much powder.


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Post by: Smitty0305


I really like it so far, some insane conversion work going on.

My favorite part is probably the custom banner on the thousand sons, looks sweet.

My opinion on the regular csm marines is to paint them something other than that gold scheme, I dont think it will look good with the rest of the army. Mabe paint them purple or blue and black or something.


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Post by: GiraffeX


Smitty0305 wrote:I really like it so far, some insane conversion work going on.

My favorite part is probably the custom banner on the thousand sons, looks sweet.

My opinion on the regular csm marines is to paint them something other than that gold scheme, I dont think it will look good with the rest of the army. Mabe paint them purple or blue and black or something.


Thanks glad you like them.

The custom banner is actually a converted War Banner from Crocodile Games.

In regards to the regular marines the gold ones (The Reborn) they should look ok when I get the right models from FW, the army wont be just Thousand Sons there will be lots of other warbands as well as I have too many ideas to limit myself to just Thousand Sons.

This is going to be a huge project.



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Post by: Imperial Monkey


the fuzzy pic didn't look all that bad! looked like a sort of marble effect...

As to the gold. Do a basecoat of tin bitz then work up, it looks great!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/30 18:54:26


Post by: GiraffeX


I found out what went wrong it was too much pearl powder.

I've since painted the rest of the Vindicator and it looks lots better I need to redo the highlights on the side I done first as per the pictures in the above post.

Once I've got it all to the same level I'll post another WIP pic, should be in a few days.

I also need to think how to paint the dozer blade.



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Imperial Monkey wrote:As to the gold. Do a basecoat of tin bitz then work up, it looks great!


Cheers I'll try that on my next sorcerer.


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Post by: calypso2ts


I really love the new Tomb Kings models, I think I am going to get some of the Tomb Stalkers to run with my Daemons and I am itching to figure out a way to bring in that sphynx somehow.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/31 21:05:46


Post by: GiraffeX


calypso2ts wrote:I really love the new Tomb Kings models, I think I am going to get some of the Tomb Stalkers to run with my Daemons and I am itching to figure out a way to bring in that sphynx somehow.


Yeah they are really nice, you could use one as a Soul Grinder with a few parts (arms/claw) from ebay.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/05/31 21:13:26


Post by: moonshine


Well it seems you are in a bit of a mess. This is why I use blending and highlighting.

Your other stuff is looking good though. On your sorcerer you might want to add a fine highlight the gold with chainmail to improve it a bit.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/06/01 21:36:46


Post by: GiraffeX


The Vindicator is back in business again I've been giving it lots of love and attention and its starting to pay off, its now had three coats of pearl and hopefully the last will be done tomorrow then I can work on the none blue parts.

Heres a not very good pic, best I could do while the light was fading. I should be able to get some pics outside on the weekend so you can see the effect more clearly.





GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/06/01 21:54:52


Post by: Miss Dee


Nice colours


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Post by: Gitsplitta


Looks really nice GiraffeX... looking forward to seeing the full-light shots!


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Post by: GiraffeX


Thanks both.

I finished the pearlescent Vindicator this weekend, here's a few pictures from the garden, sadly it wasn't sunny.



The other half of the eye symbol will be on my second Vindicator when I get one as they will be a pair. The Hieroglyphs on the left which represent the name of the Vindicator, as they are in a cartouche translate roughly to Hell. The other Vindicator will be called Fire.






GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/06/04 15:33:05


Post by: Stonelessword


I really like the look of that vindicator.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/06/04 17:10:53


Post by: GiraffeX


Thanks Stonelessword, I'm really looking forward to doing the second one.


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Post by: Markillius08


PLEASE TELL ME WHERE YOU GOT THAT POWDER!!!! I MUST HAVE SOME TO TRY!

THAT IS THE SEXIEST VINDICATOR I'VE EVER SEEN, AND IT'S NOT EVEN FINISHED!!!! I LOVE IT! AND YES I AM SHOUTING IN MY HEAD, THAT'S HOW AWESOME A JOB YOU DID!!!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/06/04 18:31:53


Post by: GiraffeX


Thanks for the comment Markillius08 glad you like my Vindicator.

I got my powder from ebay you need to search for "pearl paint powder"

This is the shop I bought mine from they ship to the US and do a range of different colours. They do lots of other interesting things as well which I haven't tried out yet, just need to find the right models lol.

specialist_paints_0114-3277848

A note of warning though you only need a very small amount of powder. I do one small pile of powder for every six drops of matt varnish (the pile of powder is the same size as a drop of varnish), that's how you paint it on you mix it into the varnish.

This vindicator has four coats.


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Post by: Imperial Monkey


lovely!


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Post by: Markillius08


GiraffeX wrote:Thanks for the comment Markillius08 glad you like my Vindicator.

I got my powder from ebay you need to search for "pearl paint powder"

This is the shop I bought mine from they ship to the US and do a range of different colours. They do lots of other interesting things as well which I haven't tried out yet, just need to find the right models lol.

specialist_paints_0114-3277848

A note of warning though you only need a very small amount of powder. I do one small pile of powder for every six drops of matt varnish (the pile of powder is the same size as a drop of varnish), that's how you paint it on you mix it into the varnish.

This vindicator has four coats.


THANK YOU!!! Did the size of the flake matter? I'm looking at his stuff and I'm not sure if the flakes are the same size or if it's just the amount you buy them in that changes.


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Post by: Miss Dee


Wow fantastic. Like the eye of Ra.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/06/04 23:06:59


Post by: GiraffeX


Markillius08 wrote:

THANK YOU!!! Did the size of the flake matter? I'm looking at his stuff and I'm not sure if the flakes are the same size or if it's just the amount you buy them in that changes.


It's not the flakes you want, I used this one as an example.

The flake ones will actually have flakes in the powder which is different to what I used, I went with pure powder.

Miss Dee wrote:Wow fantastic. Like the eye of Ra.


Thanks Miss Dee, I hope the other half looks ok/lines up when I get round to doing it.


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Post by: prototype_X


so when paired up they willl be "hellfire"


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/06/05 00:12:21


Post by: GiraffeX


prototype_X wrote:so when paired up they willl be "hellfire"


Yep, thats what I'm going for.


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Post by: Gitsplitta


Man I love that blue... that tank is tops! Expertly done.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/06/05 10:21:11


Post by: GiraffeX


Gitsplitta wrote:Man I love that blue... that tank is tops! Expertly done.


Thanks I was never very good at painting tanks back in the day so I'm so glad this one turned out ok, I have memories of my poor pink landraider (slannesh, I'd like to add) every time I think about painting tanks.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/06/05 10:42:46


Post by: Gitsplitta


LOL! Now I'll have that mental image stuck in my head...


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Post by: moonshine


Wow there is some very nice free hand going on with your vindicator. Is that an actual egyptian symbol or did you just make it up ?


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Post by: Miss Dee


yes they are 100% spot on


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Post by: GiraffeX


Yeah the Hieroglyphs are correct, I read a book on how to read and write them. The symbol on the right is the mark of Horus.


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Post by: moonshine


Oooh good idea. Are these thousand sons in the black legion ? Are you going to use a heirogliph for knowledge on your other vehicles ?


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Post by: GiraffeX


moonshine wrote:Oooh good idea. Are these thousand sons in the black legion ? Are you going to use a heirogliph for knowledge on your other vehicles ?


No I'm actually doing a Thousand Sons army, no black legion for me. I will be doing other warbands but not the black legion as it makes things to easy from a painting perspective to tie in the units together.

I'm not sure what's going to happen with my other Vehicles at the moment, the other vindicator is planned so it makes a pair with this one. I would like to get some Rhinos at some point but find the price in £'s is a lot more than their points worth in the army list.

I may do some Landraiders at some point in the distant future but they will be for my Iron Warriors, I'm also getting ideas for a Predator but that will most likely be part of my Red Corsairs warband.

When I get round to play I will be using legal warbands fighting along side each other, so each warband I paint will have a minimum of two troops and an HQ unit. It makes it more fun from a modelling perspective no idea if it will work in a gaming perspective but as long as I have fun that's all that matters.


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Post by: moonshine


Lots of warbands are great. I agree having the freedom to have lots of warbands is much more fun for modeling and painting.

I can't wait to see your other warbands.


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Post by: ZephyrRey


Wonderful looking paint jobs sir. Subscribed.


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Post by: AvatarForm


Awesome effort.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/06/08 02:35:51


Post by: medabee


I like it, it looks pretty good.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/06/08 02:47:45


Post by: lindsay40k


I like these! Nice use of parts, and nice to see authentic pre-heresy weapons! I'm feeling more inspired to start that pre-heresy TS army I've been promising myself...


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/06/08 14:44:50


Post by: HF Izanagi


Sweet tanks, man!

I love the freehand hieroglyphics and the cartouches. I've got a long way to go with my PH guys... but definitely not looking forward to the freehand... looks like you've got yours under control though!

What's next?

-Remi (HF Iz)


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Post by: Hyenajoe


The Hyeroglyphs are a really nice touch. Good job!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/06/08 15:26:05


Post by: Miss Dee


Want an IW CC squad of khorn zerkers?


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Post by: GiraffeX


Wow thanks for all the comments I never expected to have this many since my last post yesterday, glad you all like my Thousand Sons so far.

lindsay40k wrote:I like these! Nice use of parts, and nice to see authentic pre-heresy weapons! I'm feeling more inspired to start that pre-heresy TS army I've been promising myself...


Yeah I do like those missile launchers much more than the modern ones, the melta guns are quite cool as well.

HF Izanagi wrote:Sweet tanks, man!

I love the freehand hieroglyphics and the cartouches. I've got a long way to go with my PH guys... but definitely not looking forward to the freehand... looks like you've got yours under control though!

What's next?

-Remi (HF Iz)


Thanks Remi I don't like doing freehand either I'm really bad at it. For the tanks I drew the lines in pencil first and then painted over them, it made it much easier.

In regards to what's next this is what's on the table at the moment.

Currently painting an objective marker which hopefully I will have finished tonight.

One Thousand Son Squad which I may start painting the base coat of the first few guys tonight.

Necrodefiler which has been built and converted just waiting for the dreadknight base from the US to mount it on before I can undercoat it.

One lone Chosen Marine waiting for the next batch of undercoating.

Skyrar of the Dark Wolves who is in the modelling stage.

I'm also doing some modelling work on my Nurgle daemon Prince as I want to enter it into the dakka painting competition this month, this month its best unpainted conversion.

Miss Dee wrote:Want an IW CC squad of khorn zerkers?


Thanks for the other Miss Dee but I already have plans for my zerkers, I don't like the current models so will be converting some other models to take their place.



GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/06/08 18:41:10


Post by: Miss Dee


Mine are base troopers with resin bits.


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3 Vindicators to the squadron?


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/06/08 19:27:47


Post by: GiraffeX


I'm planning on converting some Death Company marines into zerkers.

I'm not sure about three Vindicators as I have the defiler as well but the thought of a squadron of vindicators does sound good.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/06/08 19:36:25


Post by: moonshine


That sure sounds like a plan. Do you have any night lords planned ?


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Post by: GiraffeX


I keep getting vague ideas every now and then about them, the non feathered wings from the new Dark Eldar Scourges keep calling Night Lords to me!


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Oh there are two other minis on my painting table I forgot a primed Dreadnought and Khorne FW Daemon Prince.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/06/11 21:14:33


Post by: GiraffeX


A very small update for you today and this will probably be all I have for you this week as I came down with a migraine today which has put me out of action and I'm working tonight so there won’t be much of a chance of me finishing anything tomorrow.

So this is what I finished during the week, I have noticed that I forgot to go round the base in black which I shall do as soon as I can. There is also a blue mark on the bottom which you can see in the pic but doesn’t show up in real life and it will be too much hassle to fix it.

The crack through the middle of the base is filled with water effect but my camera doesnt pick it up for some reason.

So here is my first objective marker for my Thousand Sons, I'm planning on doing three in total. Would you ever need any more in a game for your own side?



GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/06/11 22:31:41


Post by: Miss Dee


Nice base, dark arts?


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Post by: GiraffeX


Thanks, its home made Miss Dee. Just a bit of plasticard cut to shape with some scratches scored in.


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Post by: Gitsplitta


Excellent work GiraffeX, and most appropriate.


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Post by: Rayvon


Really liking the colourscheme and that Vindicator looks striking, keep it up.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/06/13 02:39:38


Post by: medabee


I love it, always good to have unique objective markers. makes pictures better.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/06/13 17:50:38


Post by: GiraffeX


Thanks all I have plans for the other two objectives, just need to put an order in for the models, which will be of a similar style as they are made by the same company. But they are in the US so will take a while to get to me and last time I ordered too much and was nabbed by customs fees


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Post by: Miss Dee


My heads were lost :(


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Post by: logg_frogg


Wow, apparently I have missed a lot!

The pearl effect on the vindicator looks great in the pic of it where it is outside

Keep up the thousand sons looove


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/06/13 21:56:20


Post by: GiraffeX


Miss Dee wrote:My heads were lost :(


Oh Miss Dee thats not good, are they going to send out replacements?

logg_frogg wrote:Wow, apparently I have missed a lot!

The pearl effect on the vindicator looks great in the pic of it where it is outside

Keep up the thousand sons looove


Thanks logg_frogg, the love for the Thousand Sons is still going strong


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/06/18 21:47:40


Post by: GiraffeX


A small update for you as I'm still busy painting my Thousand Sons squad, well I might have had it done today if I wasn't distracted by the below.

So today I have some WIP shots of a few minis I made when I should have been painting.

Now there is a story here last Friday (not the one just gone) I went to my local GW and picked up a Captain Stern model as I wanted to convert it into an obliterator, yeah expensive but i had an idea I wanted to try.

So I got the new mini home and was quite excited as it was my first finecast model. Got it out of the pack and my jaw dropped it was the worst mini I have ever seen so many miscasts and air bubbles, to say I was disappointed was an understatement. So I fired off an email to GW saying how unhappy I was with the purchase. I had a look on ebay and picked up a metal version instead (for nearly half the price) and returned my finecast model on Monday for a re-fund.

A few days ago my ebay Captain Stern arrived and all was good although it would be more work to convert it, then the next day GW responded to my email and said they would send me another copy, bargain.

My Finecast model arrived today and was free of flaws it was lovely.... and this is the results of a hard days work!

Metal Captain Stern



Finecast Captain Stern



I plan on getting the Astral Claws terminator from FW for my third Obliterator.

I also finished making Skyrar of the Dark Wolves today as well



The only down point to the day is my primer ran out so I now have a half primed Necrosphinx



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Post by: Gitsplitta


Nice work on the conversions...


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Post by: Ganosh


Lookin good !!!!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/06/19 07:22:08


Post by: GiraffeX


I forgot to ask about colour advice for the obliterators, I don't want to use any colours of the four gods of chaos so the below are out as they may be used for the other parts of my chaos hordes.

Blue/Gold
Pink/Turquoise/White
Red/Brass
Gold/Green/Black
Green/Brown
Darkgrey/Light Blue
Red/Black
Blue/Red

I have thought about purple but not sure what colour to combine with it, it would have to not be similar to Slannesh schemes though. I wouldn't want to use red as it would be too close to the Night Lords colours if I do them.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/06/22 21:26:14


Post by: GiraffeX


I finished my Second Thousand Sons squad tonight.

I decided to paint their left shoulder trims in white so I could tell the units apart on the battlefield. The sorcerer had a slight conversion at the last minute as I wanted to make him look a bit different to the other sorcerer (same model) so I changed his weapon.



GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/06/22 22:45:25


Post by: Gitsplitta


Congrats Giraffex, they're looking great! Intimidating as all get out too!


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Post by: Ssgt Carl


I have never been a big fan of the Chaos Marines but these guys are certainly tempting me to rebel against the false-god emperor!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/06/23 22:36:56


Post by: GiraffeX


Gitsplitta wrote:Congrats Giraffex, they're looking great! Intimidating as all get out too!


Thanks Gits

Ssgt Carl wrote:I have never been a big fan of the Chaos Marines but these guys are certainly tempting me to rebel against the false-god emperor!


The changer of ways is spreading his influence far and wide it seems

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I've only the defiler and a chosen marine left now that need painting before my first game in August. I'm well on track at the moment although the place I order my black primer spray is out of stock which is a bit of a nightmare as they both need undercoating.

I only have two figures undercoated at the moment to paint a FW Khorne Daemon Prince and a Thousand Sons dreadnought, I expect I will start painting the dreadnought this weekend.

I've also been thinking about what to do with this blog when I've finished painting my Thousand Sons. I do plan on doing lots of other Chaos warbands as below although they are still in the thought process although I have purchased some bits for some of them.

Should I change this blog into an all powers chaos blog and take over the universe or seperate them into individual blogs?

Heres an update on what I have planned/painted so far

Thousand Sons

Chaos Sorcerer - painted
Daemon Prince - painted
Chosen - painted bar one
Thousand Sons Squad - painted
Thousand Sons Squad - painted
Raptors - painted
Havocs - painted
Vindicator - painted
Vindicator - not purchased yet
Defiler - Waiting to be painted
Dreadnought - Waiting to be painted
Lesser Daemons - not purchased yet
Greater Daemon - not purchased yet
Magnus the Red (counts as Daemon Prince) - not purchased yet
Terminators - not purchased yet

The Reborn (Nurgle)

Daemon Prince - in conversion stage
Chaos Lord (terminator armour) -
Chaos Lord (on bike) - Purchased (KAZYK THE BEFOULED ON ROT BEAST)
Chaos Marine Squad + Rhino -
Plague Marines -
Plague Marines -
Plague Marines Bike Squad -
Terminators (LC)-
Dreadnought -
Typhus Herald of Nurgle -

Khorne - Chapter not decided yet

Daemon Prince - purchased
Berzerker Squad + Rhino -
Lesser Daemons -

Slannesh - Chapter not decided yet

Terminators -
Chaos Lord -
Lesser Daemons - Purchased
Lucius the Eternal -

Night Lords - thinking of basing these on the assault side of the Blood angel codex

Red Corsairs

Predator -
Chaos Marine Squad -
Huron Blackheart -

Iron Warriors- I might use units from both the Imperial and Chaos codexs due to better tech in the imperial codex.

Daemon Prince -
Land Raider -
Land Raider -
Warsmith -

Skyrar's Dark Wolves - thinking of basing these on the space wolf codex

Skyrar - purchased

Other

Obliterators - in conversion stage
Horus -

I think this lot will keep me going for years but its going to be fun and thats not including the other armies I want to do on the imperial side. When I get into a hobby I get rather addicted!

All hail the dark gods




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Post by: Gathering Storm


Well, as a Chaos Fanatic I had to check this out. So, I've just read through the entire blog. There is some excellent stuff here, particularly those Thousand Sons. The blues are nicely done and the gold is pretty crisp and shiny.

The Tzeentchian Daemon Prince looks brilliant, kind of how I originally wanted my DP's to look.

Anyway, it's great to see another Chaos devotee. And, I think your right, Tzeentch's influence spreads and corrupts the best of us.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/06/23 23:25:12


Post by: moonshine


For slaanesh you should go with emporers children in my opinion because you it is a chance to paint somthing totally different.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/06/24 12:05:20


Post by: Miss Dee


Do you want me to do your Night Lords for you?


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/06/24 17:40:05


Post by: GiraffeX


Gathering Storm wrote:Well, as a Chaos Fanatic I had to check this out. So, I've just read through the entire blog. There is some excellent stuff here, particularly those Thousand Sons. The blues are nicely done and the gold is pretty crisp and shiny.

The Tzeentchian Daemon Prince looks brilliant, kind of how I originally wanted my DP's to look.

Anyway, it's great to see another Chaos devotee. And, I think your right, Tzeentch's influence spreads and corrupts the best of us.


Really glad you like the army so far, the defiler should be really special.

moonshine wrote:For slaanesh you should go with emporers children in my opinion because you it is a chance to paint somthing totally different.


Yeah I do need to paint something different Emperors Children or The Flawless Host is what I've been thinking of lately.

The Slaanesh (must start spelling it right) models will incorporate a lot of Warmachine conversions from the ideas I've had so far.

Miss Dee wrote:Do you want me to do your Night Lords for you?


Thanks for the offer Miss Dee but I'm ok doing the Night Lords, in fact I'm really looking forward to doing them. I need to pick up a BA codex to see if I can pull it off though. I want to have the models in dynamic poses but I'm a bit worried if I put them on bases with high scenery like bits of buildings it might cause los complaints in tournaments.

If the codex works out I'm looking at running the Sanguinary Guard as gargoyles for the Night Lords , need to pick up some Scourge wings for those.

I'm also going to read the Night Lord books to get more of a feel for them.

I really need to sort myself out and decide which force to do after I've finished the Thousand Sons, otherwise I'll try and do them all at once and have a melt down




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Post by: medabee


Those are some lovely painted models you have there. I like the idea of running a squadron of vindicators, 3 big templates at a higher BS than the defeiler, plus if you get a weapon destroyed and loose the cannon, as long as you put the siege shield on, tank shock and ram everything else.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/06/25 22:17:42


Post by: GiraffeX


I've just sent off my entry for the monthly Dakka painting competition, this month it's best WIP.

My entry is my Nurgle Daemon Prince as below, I doubt I'll get a mention but theres no harm in trying.



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Post by: Gitsplitta


Oh man I LOVE that model! Great build GiraffeX! Can't stand the left demon hand, but that's not your fault.



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Post by: GiraffeX


Thanks, I'm not keen on that arm either but it suited the movement of the model.

I just hope I can do the model justice when I paint it.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/01 23:21:04


Post by: GiraffeX


Not a painting update although my Dreadnought should be finished this weekend but I'm not liking how it looks at the moment.

Today I realised I have less than two months before my tournament, I may only have a Defiler and a Chosen left to paint although there may be a few Thousand Sons I need to do as well.

But I'm at that stage where I'm getting rather nervous about playing again.....As I've mentioned before I've not played 40k since second addition, I've read the rules (once) and know my codex quite well. There is the issue of not being able to practice, due to work commitments I cant make it to the weekly clubs in my area.

So I'm going in right at the deep end with no experience under my belt and no idea about what I'm going to face as I dont have any of the other codexs. Tau, Sisters of Battle, Dark Eldar and Necrons weren't even around in my day and models had their own movement rates!

I'm going to try running a few skirmish games against myself to get a finer grip of the rules, sad I know but not much else I can do.

My tournament (if I get a place) is 1500 points and this is the list I'm looking to run at the moment. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm going to drop the Havoc champion to save a few points to bring it back in range.

Chaos Sorcerer 110
Warptime 25
Bolt of Change 25
Jump Pack 25
Mark of Tzeentch 30
215

Chosen 6 Men 108
4 Meltaguns 40
Power Sword 15
148

Thousand Sons 6 man squad 198
Wind of Chaos 30
228

Thousand Sons 6 man squad 198
Wind of Chaos 30
228

Chaos Raptors 5 man squad 100
Flamer 5
Champion 15
Power Fist 25
145

Chaos Havocs 5 man squad 75
Lascannon x2 70
Missile Launcher x2 40
Champion 15
Power Weapon 15
Plasma Pistol 15
145

Chaos Vindicator 125
Daemonic Possession 20
145

Chaos Defiler 150
Twin Linked Lascannon 20
170

Total 1509

I also have the following models which can be added if needed

Daemon Prince 110
175 Wings 20
Mark of Tzeentch 20
Bolt of Change 25

Chaos Dreadnought 90
105 Missle Launcher 0
Close Combat Arm 10
Heavy Flamer 5

If anyone can see any gaping holes please let me know, I had planned on joining the Chaos Sorcerer with the Raptors and using them to Deep Strike. The Chosen are my anti tank unit.



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I just finished reading A Thousand Sons last night and didn't feel it was that great a novel unless of course I'm missing a sequel. There were a number of points that weren't answered in my view manly the fall of the legion and the Rubic spell. Are these covered in another book?

I've only read a few other 40k books Brothers of the Snake and Grey Knights which were an excellent read.

I think I might try Soul Hunter next although I have a lot of other books to read first.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/02 08:10:04


Post by: tipios


Nice converting work


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/02 12:14:49


Post by: GiraffeX


Thanks tipios, I'm an avid follower of your blogs.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/03 20:34:27


Post by: tipios


Cool! I stopped for a bit to sort out a few real life issues. Now I'm getting back into the flow, and going through other peoples cool work really helps the creative juices going. Keep up the good work


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/04 21:24:48


Post by: GiraffeX


Just took some pictures of my Thousand Sons dreadnought I finished last night, I wasn't very happy with it until the last moment and it suddenly pulled its self together.

No conversions as its not something I'm going for with the Thousand Sons, fluff wise I dont even think its possible to have a dreadnought for these guys any more, never mind.

I hope you like him, one thing I have noticed from the pics is I may need to darken the centre of the skulls eyes but I'll see what you all think first.



I've also started to paint my Necrodefiler, its looking really nice so far

edit: Oh looks like the warp is creaping into the picture on the right, a true sign of Chaos!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/04 21:36:44


Post by: lindsay40k


That's not a photoshop effect on the skull's eyes? They look great!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/04 21:46:42


Post by: tipios


I like the eyes, and good job on the base.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/04 21:57:04


Post by: GiraffeX


lindsay40k wrote:That's not a photoshop effect on the skull's eyes? They look great!


Thanks no its not photoshop they were painted like that, went for a kind of OSL effect not sure if I pulled it off but they do stand out.

tipios wrote:I like the eyes, and good job on the base.


Thanks tipios, I forgot to paint round the edge in black again to tidy the base up.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/04 22:59:24


Post by: Gitsplitta


Nice job. I'm not certain about the yellow band... but it might grow on me... have to give it some time.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/04 23:19:52


Post by: GiraffeX


Gitsplitta wrote:Nice job. I'm not certain about the yellow band... but it might grow on me... have to give it some time.


I wasn't either to start with but since I've added the rust stains it feels a lot better, I nearly did paint over them at one point but felt the dreadnought would look too much like an Ultramarine dread.

I'm hoping the yellow and blue bands will tie in with the Thousand Sons helmets.


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Post by: Gitsplitta


In that case GiraffeX, you made the right decision. Great dread... O.K. so I'm just a sucker for dreads.... but that's a nice one! :-) You might add an additional chaos icon or two to the upper half of the dread... the wings make it look SO Imperial and there are so many skulls in standard Imperial iconography that it's not enough by itself to set it off as a traitor machine.



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Post by: GiraffeX



I thought I'd tease you with some work in progress shots tonight.

First up is a Slaanesh daemonette, I thought these would be easy I bought a box of wyches and some daemonette claw arms and was just going to glue them on, seems easy doesn't it. Well I didn't do my home work on the daemonette arms and didn't realise even after purchasing them that the shoulders are attached to the bodies, who would have thought that!

So I've had to do some major chopping and pinning with the arms in the box to bring the first daemonette to you. As a plus it means I have full control on the arm poses now, I just need to make another five and because of the thin arms the pins need to be really tiny which I'm not enjoying. I'll get there just have to do one a week or something like that.



Next up with have some what will be pink horrors, I've built three so far. I need to do some work on their backs with GS to fill some holes but with a lick of paint I think they will pass very nicely.



I saved the best for last some WIP shots of my Necrodefiler. I have some time off work over the next few weeks so will be spending a lot of it painting this beast up.

I hope you like it so far.






GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/06 22:06:28


Post by: tipios


Your efforts with the daemonettes was well worth it. Nice idea for the horrors, where are the legs and arms from?

Thats a serious paint job going on there, good luck


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/06 23:11:27


Post by: magnusthetraitor


Those are looking fantastic!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/06 23:29:17


Post by: GiraffeX


tipios wrote:Your efforts with the daemonettes was well worth it. Nice idea for the horrors, where are the legs and arms from?


The horrors are 100% Wood Elf Dryads, just without the back bits.

tipios wrote:Thats a serious paint job going on there, good luck


Thanks, its going to be fun

magnusthetraitor wrote:Those are looking fantastic!


Thanks magnus


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Post by: Gitsplitta


A+ on all counts GiraffeX. Very nice work. You've done an excellent job taking the disparate bits and getting them to look right together on the demonette. That beast is going to be something really special.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/07 18:16:07


Post by: ZephyrRey


That necrodefiler just looks beautiful... can't wait to see the finished product


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Post by: GiraffeX


Gitsplitta wrote:A+ on all counts GiraffeX. Very nice work. You've done an excellent job taking the disparate bits and getting them to look right together on the demonette. That beast is going to be something really special.


ZephyrRey wrote:That necrodefiler just looks beautiful... can't wait to see the finished product


Thanks Git's and ZephyrRey I'm planning on getting some more paint on the beast over the weekend, I'll post an update on Sunday.

I really struggled with what colour to do the body but I'm really happy with how it came out, the rest I have a plan for just need to pull it off.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/11 11:07:59


Post by: GiraffeX



I finished my Necrodefiler this morning, I thought it would take most of the week but it worked out a lot quicker than I expected.

Here's some pics for you there are a few more in my gellery as well if you are interested.











It wasnt easy to photograph, I hope you like the beast though.




GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/11 14:55:34


Post by: Gitsplitta


My God man... that's brilliant!!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/11 15:02:46


Post by: tipios


That is very cool


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/11 15:14:20


Post by: Moltar


That is balls-to-the-wall awesome!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/11 15:33:34


Post by: Miss Dee


Great Maker!!! words can not say how impressed I am.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/11 16:25:14


Post by: Revenent Reiko


Impressive!


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Post by: inmygravenimage


Yowser. That's stunning; I love the use of the ven dread LCs, very clever. Tremendous work!


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Post by: GiraffeX



Thanks everyone all the comments are greatly appreciated.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/12 17:55:01


Post by: Yggdrasil


Awesome piece of work...

It'd work great as a Thousand Sons defiler, but it lacks a bit of iconography for that to be fully possible...

Amazing anyway, uh!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/12 18:28:21


Post by: Reaper Man 2020


Very cool I like the colours!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/12 21:43:53


Post by: GiraffeX


Thanks guys glad you like it.

Yggdrasil I'm not a big fan of using iconography on my minis I prefer to try and make them recognisable via their paint scheme.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/12 21:51:38


Post by: moonshine


Holy crap that defilers is a good idea. Will you be doing a similar thing with the Hellpit Abomination in you rnurgle army ?


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/12 22:41:15


Post by: GiraffeX


moonshine wrote:Holy crap that defilers is a good idea. Will you be doing a similar thing with the Hellpit Abomination in you rnurgle army ?


Thanks moonshine, the Hellpit Abomination is a good idea for Nurgle thanks .

I had an idea last night of using the Arachnarok Spider as a Khorne one but I really cant stand spiders so it may not happen.

Now all I need is an idea for Slannesh one and I'll have a full set.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/12 22:45:46


Post by: tony_nids_10


I really like necrodefiler! It looks very fluid with the conversions, like they belong there and not over the top with bits tossed on all willy nilly like!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/12 22:51:07


Post by: GiraffeX


Thanks tony I wanted it to look as natural as possible.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/12 22:59:44


Post by: moonshine


If you are looking for a model to make into a khorne Defiler then with some heavy conversion you could use the Lizardmen Stegadon.

And for Slaanesh how about the Tyranid Trygon/Mawlock ? That could work.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/12 23:51:35


Post by: GiraffeX


I had thought of something similar for Khorne but instead of using the GW Stegadon using the Banebeast Ulmons, Tarask of Var which is bigger and better, how to add weapons to it is another matter though.

Heres a link to it http://www.maelstromgames.co.uk/index.php?act=pro&pre=mae_blg_bnb_mon_013_000

I also found a pic of it unmade in the rumours section.



I'll have a think about the nid stuff.

Cheers


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/13 00:04:18


Post by: GiraffeX


Sadly he's out of my price range, If I had that much cash I would go for a Brass Scorpion and modify it.


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Post by: Perkustin


Him not sure about the necrodefiler, dont get me wrong even in PIP it looks like it's going to be great i'm just not a fan of the conversion.

I dont think the weapons just stuck on the 'wing-blades' is imaginative enough. However i am slightly biased in that i hate the 'wing-blades'; personally i think they ruin what could have been an amazing kit from gw. I do like the belly cannon though, didnt notice it at first just assumed it was part of the original kit


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/13 08:14:27


Post by: inmygravenimage


What about seeing if you could pic up a confrontation Tarascus?

I have one, actually, though it's got some paint on it. At a pinch I could part with it.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/13 16:14:59


Post by: Orinoco


I too have the same thought about the guns on the arms but I can't really criticize as where else is there to put them? Perhaps integrate them with the blades more smoothly? but this takes away from the chaos look a bit. dont know if there is a good solution here.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/13 17:30:11


Post by: GiraffeX


Yeah there wasn't many options for where to place the twin linked heavy flamers.

I feel the lascannons look ok though.

Not sure about the Tarascus inmygravenimage, I feel it has less options for mounting weapons than the Banebeast.

For the Banebeast you could mount an auto canon in each horn or have them as bio weapons coming out of its flesh each side of its mouth.

No idea where to put the cannon though. You could raise the top armour plate and have it between that and it's head not sure though.




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Ah I also have a question for anyone who has bought Dark Eldar Wyches, did yours come with slots bases? Mine haven't and I only just realised after using some of the bases and parts.

I emailed GW and they said take them back to the store and they will change them but I no longer have the box and have already based the bases.



GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/13 18:23:30


Post by: Orinoco


cannon in the chest is ace.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/13 21:06:57


Post by: HF Izanagi


Great paintjob on that Necrosphinx!! I like it because it fits the whole "Egyptian" theme, but yea... most of all, I really like the paintjob!

I might have missed it, but what are you using it as in your army? (Post-Heresy/Chaos Sons, right?)

-Remi


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/13 21:33:20


Post by: GiraffeX


HF Izanagi wrote:Great paintjob on that Necrosphinx!! I like it because it fits the whole "Egyptian" theme, but yea... most of all, I really like the paintjob!

I might have missed it, but what are you using it as in your army? (Post-Heresy/Chaos Sons, right?)

-Remi


Hi Remi

Glad you like it

Yeah my army is Post-Heresy Thousand Sons, I'm using the Necrosphinx as a Defiler.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/14 07:28:47


Post by: Lorna


If you based the bases with PVA, then a soak in water will take it off.
Superglue is harder.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/14 07:47:32


Post by: GiraffeX


I super glued plasticard and added modelling effects to them, some even have other models on them lol

Ah well I bought some more from ebay as it worked out cheaper than driving into town and paying to park.

Thanks Lorna


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/14 08:07:48


Post by: inmygravenimage


Soaking in dettol strips paint and breaks down superglue, for future ref.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/17 22:03:18


Post by: GiraffeX


Hi All

It’s been a busy week this week with a few random minis for different units. I usually take pics before I varnish my guys so these will look slightly different and the varnish went a bit haywire and has given them a very glossy coat which I'm not happy about as its matt gloss and has been fine for the rest of the army so far. I was lucky as I varnished the Necrosphinx at the same time and it pulled through ok.

From left to right we have an alternative captain for my Havoc squad with no additional weapons, A random guy for one of my Thousand Sons squad so I don’t have to use my test mini and the last two are the final members of my Chosen unit, the gloss has killed all the weathering effects on the cloaks



This week I also knocked out a unit of Pink horrors as below, I really like these they have different washes on them to give them a slightly different look.



There was also going to be a cool objective marker but it’s not ready, I over did it on the special effects and it’s not dried yet, it’s only been drying for two and a half days now!

I hope to bring it too you sometime next week.

On an alternative note for those of you familiar with the FW Contemptor dreadnought and if not the pic is below, does anyone have any ideas on how to Khorne this mean machine up. I'm looking at purchasing one with two powerfists and I'm trying to think where to add skulls etc.



More images can be found here http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Warhammer-40000/Space_Marines/Space-Marine-Dreadnoughts/CONTEMPTOR_PATTERN_DREADNOUGHT_BODY.html

Thanks for dropping in to my world of Chaos.



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Post by: Gitsplitta


Looking very nice GiraffeX.


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Post by: moonshine


You should buy it, give it a battecanon and use it as a Defiler !


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/18 11:42:50


Post by: GiraffeX


Thanks for the replies, below is the objective marker I mentioned yesterday.

Just one more to go now. I'm having problems trying to glue slate together for that one if you have any suggestions please let me know, I've tried super glue but its not working this time.

Front



Back



Still need to go round the rim of the base in black as normal lol



GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/18 13:09:23


Post by: Gitsplitta


Cool idea.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/18 15:51:22


Post by: Reaper Man 2020


I always find PVA works fine on slate you just have to give it a long drying time before you move it, like 24hrs


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/18 16:22:07


Post by: GiraffeX


Gitsplitta wrote:Cool idea.


Thanks Gits

Reaper Man 2020 wrote:I always find PVA works fine on slate you just have to give it a long drying time before you move it, like 24hrs


Thanks I have tried using some scenery cement, I think its very similar. I'll give it a while to dry and see how it goes., Cheers


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/18 16:39:50


Post by: tipios


Nice objective marker

You want to khorne this dread up, wow!!!!!!!!!
If you don't mind spending the money, I would also get the new MKIV Iron Clad Chainfist!! and add that to the underside of the Close comat arm, thats if it comes in parts and is not just one big resin piece.

For ultra khorne blood and guts I would even get a chainsaw on each arm.

For skulls, you could try what I did on my khorne dread with the spikes, or get a load of skulls and drill a chain through them and have that either as a neckless or wraped around the leg or arms.

I want to buy one now


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/18 16:48:51


Post by: HF Izanagi


I really like the idea of using dryads for the pink horrors- I started in a time when they were squat thingys with big hands. I like that yours look like pink/blue flame elementals (about to put "flaming" but realized that's probably not the best word choice... )

Also, nice marker- Where's it from?

-Remi


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/18 19:38:53


Post by: GiraffeX


tipios wrote:Nice objective marker

You want to khorne this dread up, wow!!!!!!!!!
If you don't mind spending the money, I would also get the new MKIV Iron Clad Chainfist!! and add that to the underside of the Close comat arm, thats if it comes in parts and is not just one big resin piece.

For ultra khorne blood and guts I would even get a chainsaw on each arm.

For skulls, you could try what I did on my khorne dread with the spikes, or get a load of skulls and drill a chain through them and have that either as a neckless or wraped around the leg or arms.

I want to buy one now


I'm not sure if I will be able to afford the chainfist arms as well as I'll be getting some other Khorne stuff at the same time.

I am looking at trying to find a good source to get plastic skulls from, I was thinking about putting them on the shoulders and along the front above the head as part of the armour so they kind of come out if you see what I mean.

I did think I would catch your attention with that Dread lol

HF Izanagi wrote:I really like the idea of using dryads for the pink horrors- I started in a time when they were squat thingys with big hands. I like that yours look like pink/blue flame elementals (about to put "flaming" but realized that's probably not the best word choice... )

Also, nice marker- Where's it from?

-Remi


Cheers Remi I remember when the horrors were squat with big hands, I don't like the new models very much

The doors from Crocodile Games

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I think my keyboard is giving up, it doesn't register certain letters you really have to hit the key a few times to get it to work lol, k and 1 are the worst at the moment so please ignore me if I miss any out.

Well after my next objective marker I'm all ready for my first game, I have my tickets for the tournament now. So its just a small case of working out how to play.

I'm currently painting one of my obliterators which should be finished tomorrow after that I don't have much left on my painting table.

I think I have two Daemon princes one Nurgle and one Khorne but I don't want to start them until I get some guys to go with them.

Some Daemonettes to make although I have miss-used some parts so I can no longer make a unit of six that I intended.

Another obliterator which needs priming

My failed attempt at the 40k pimp my sorcerer competition model, I cant even look at it any more its so bad. This is where my poor Wyche and Daemonette parts went.

Oh I could finish my Empire General on griffon, needs a load of converting work.


I'm probably going to move on to my next Chaos god now which will be Khorne. I still have a few things left to do for the Thousand Sons like some terminators, a Lord of Change and a second Vindicator but they are not urgently needed.

The next tournament after my one next month is a 2 player event in November so I'm going to see if I can purchase/paint up the below for my force.

Chaos Lord with Terminator armour and Lightning Claws

Daemon Prince of Khorne

Chaos Dreadnought with two combat arms

2 units of 10 Khorne Berserkers

I think that's it, I will try and make sure I have two obliterators in case the HQ is limited to one per player.



GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/18 20:29:15


Post by: tipios


I did go over the top with all the chain fists business Skulls coming out of the armour will be cool! Is it going to be a dread or a daemon type thing? It's my birthday next week, and I have asked for a dreadknight, which will become some sort of chaos dread or DP I didn't decide yet. After seeing the pic of the dread you are getting, I nearly changed mind


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/18 21:35:08


Post by: GiraffeX


It's going to be a close combat dread. I might see if you can fit in a Khorne Berserker head, that might look good.

Yeah Dreadknights are nice I want to build something like the GW Daemon Prince/Knight using bits from both kits for an Iron Warrior DP. I plan on using different wings though.

From GW's site converted by Donald McCallum





GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/18 21:46:46


Post by: tipios


Wow, that is mega!!!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/19 09:28:28


Post by: Matt.Kingsley


That's what I was going to do!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/19 13:56:39


Post by: GiraffeX


This is a good example of what happens if you don't keep your protective runes in check when deep striking, it leaves you open to disease.

Obliterator number 1 - Captain Stern

I went for a colour that none of the other chaos gods use so he would not be mistaken for a normal terminator.





GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/19 14:11:26


Post by: ZephyrRey


i really like the glow effect you did on the plasma. im not a huge fan of green for plasma, but then i have yet to paint any og my own and have no idea what I would do with it.
Looks great!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/19 14:38:22


Post by: GiraffeX


Thanks ZephyrRey this is the third time I've tried painting a plasma weapon, I'm happy this one actually worked out ok. The other two nearly put me off painting them forever and they were only pistols.



GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/22 12:55:51


Post by: GiraffeX


The last few days I've been painting up some test minis which you will find below. I was going to also do a Night Lords mini but with the rumours going round of a Chaos Legion Codex about March time next year its put a big dent into my esteem for this project.

Its great if its true but it means I don't really want to be buying models that I may no longer be able to use in a few months time.

I have put in an order for my small World Eaters force (900 points), I'm quite excited about doing them.

The Night Lords will go on hold with The Reborn and the Flawless Host. I'll still be painting anything I need for my Thousand Sons though and anything I currently have waiting to be painted.

After my Khorne force (which will include a Flawless Host sorcerer) I'll be looking at either doing Skyrar's Dark Wolves based on the Space Wolves codex, might start a separate blog for them or I'll turn traitor and start looking at doing some of my Imperial projects in my other blog in my signature. If I don't see any more rumours of the Chaos Legion Codex by the end of the year (it will take me to November painting all my Khorne stuff) I'll pick up on the Chaos stuff again.

Ok enough of my rambling here's the test minis, note they are badly constructed have random super glue splashes and missing bits of armour! They are left over parts from a Thousand Sons auction I won off ebay, I have given them new heads and a few other bits but they are in a bit of a state.

Flawless Host





World Eaters



Skyrar's Dark Wolves front





Also trying out something different for the bases with these guys as they will be a separate army, I'll also be doing battle damage for these as well using grey_deaths sponge technique.

I know I need to work on my blending of the purples and greys a bit more but I didn't want to go over these guys again.

Let me know what you think



GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/27 20:28:57


Post by: tipios


I like the face tatto, not sure about the trim colour on that one!

I like the world eater, thats the look I want on my khorn dread!!! nice and dark.

The blue trim on the dark wolf is tasty too!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/27 20:42:29


Post by: Spartan 117


I think the flawless host one looks great!

I've just started a Thousand Sons army but Im in the conversion stages of everything right now. Your work is inspirational! Good work. I hope mine are semi as good looking as yours when there done...


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/27 22:07:23


Post by: GiraffeX


tipios wrote:I like the face tatto, not sure about the trim colour on that one!

I like the world eater, thats the look I want on my khorn dread!!! nice and dark.

The blue trim on the dark wolf is tasty too!


Thanks tipios The trim colour on the Flawless Host marine I'm not 100% sure on yet either. I might try blending up instead of using two different colours.

Glad you like the Khorne colours, I've just got lots of stuff in the post this weak so will be building a lot of Korne stuff over the next few weekends.

Just got a Spce Wolves codex off ebay so will be working out what to build for them at some point.

Spartan 117 wrote:I think the flawless host one looks great!

I've just started a Thousand Sons army but Im in the conversion stages of everything right now. Your work is inspirational! Good work. I hope mine are semi as good looking as yours when there done...


Thanks Spartan glad you like the Flawless Host marine.

Good luck on your Thousand Sons, I'm sure they will look great.



GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/30 15:59:37


Post by: GiraffeX


Heres a peak at all the stuff I've been building up for my Khorne force.

These will all be World Eater Berserkers and there is also a Contemptor dread in there some where as well.



Still waiting for a few more bits from America skulls for the dread and a few alternitive close combat weapons for the zerkers.

I've just finished another TS marine to fill in some points for my 1500 army and also finished a Sumo wrestler which is in my mini project blog, link in my sig.

Still have an objective marker to go for the Thousand Sons then it will be time to start building zerkers.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/30 17:17:10


Post by: risewiththefallen


Looking forward to the zerkers


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/31 08:17:55


Post by: tipios


Can't wait for the dread What skulls are you getting from America??


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/31 10:09:50


Post by: Pluxtheduck


GiraffeX wrote:It's going to be a close combat dread. I might see if you can fit in a Khorne Berserker head, that might look good.

Yeah Dreadknights are nice I want to build something like the GW Daemon Prince/Knight using bits from both kits for an Iron Warrior DP. I plan on using different wings though.

From GW's site converted by Donald McCallum





That's my basis for my daemon prince... but I'm going to create rocket boosters in his greaves and his back and then add some guns and a minigun to make him look like war machine


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/31 11:16:27


Post by: GiraffeX


tipios wrote:Can't wait for the dread What skulls are you getting from America??


Yeah I'm hoping its going to work as planned, I'm getting some Skeleton Archer heads.

Pluxtheduck wrote:That's my basis for my daemon prince... but I'm going to create rocket boosters in his greaves and his back and then add some guns and a minigun to make him look like war machine


Sounds good Pluxtheduck, rocket boosters in his greaves sounds like a good idea.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/31 11:17:36


Post by: Miss Dee


Iron Man? .... No Warmachine


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/31 11:31:52


Post by: Pluxtheduck


Warmachine kicks ass


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/31 11:32:34


Post by: tipios


@GiraffeX - I look forward to WIP pics of that project


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/31 11:41:36


Post by: Pluxtheduck


@tipios +1 to that


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/31 11:45:11


Post by: tipios


@pluxtheduck - Hope we can see some WIP of your DP too I've dot a GK dreadKnight too, I was going to do a DP but I changed my mind am going to have a possessed driver, not too sure how that is going to work yet!!!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/31 16:04:53


Post by: GiraffeX


I have another update for you today.

The first is my third Thousand Sons objective marker.



The other thing I have today is my first World Eaters Berserker



I wasn't expecting to finish him as I only started painting him today.

There must always be blood for the blood god and I feel this mini fitted the role perfectly, he will be a normal berserker in the unit.



GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/31 17:00:58


Post by: Gitsplitta


Those look fantastic GiraffeX! The arc objective marker is really neat and you're right about the berserker... really fits in well with the unit and the whole Khorne thing.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/31 17:25:20


Post by: GiraffeX


Thanks took ages to file off the imperial eagle from his front lol, I wish he had been done in finecast...


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Just wanted to say thanks to the person who voted for my Necrodefiler in this months painting comp http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/386738.page still time for others to vote there are some great entries this month.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/07/31 22:37:53


Post by: moonshine


Looking very good, the World Eater looks great, I'm not too keen on the Flawless host though.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/01 03:44:45


Post by: Ralin Givens


I am loving the third objective marker, just make sure a human in a brown hat with a bullwhip does not come and steal it...


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/01 14:05:39


Post by: Miss Dee


ahhh Dr Jones


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/01 16:06:01


Post by: FantasyBob


Really impressive! a perfect mix of mec and biological body!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/01 21:13:09


Post by: Spartan 117


Are your Berzerkers going to be running Blood Angel rules?


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/01 21:21:43


Post by: tipios


How did you do the gold on the objective maker? looks nice. The beserker lloks nice, did you consider have some blood spillling out of the cup?


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/02 17:53:16


Post by: GiraffeX


moonshine wrote:Looking very good, the World Eater looks great, I'm not too keen on the Flawless host though.


Thanks moonshine, I do need to work on the Flawless Host I think the purple bits don't quite look right. I'm happy with the pinkish side.

Ralin Givens wrote:I am loving the third objective marker, just make sure a human in a brown hat with a bullwhip does not come and steal it...


Thanks glad you liked it, you need to watch out for those part time archaeologists.

Miss Dee wrote:ahhh Dr Jones


lol you beat me too it Miss Dee

FantasyBob wrote:Really impressive! a perfect mix of mec and biological body!


Cheers, I don't think I'm going to pull off something that good again for a while.

Spartan 117 wrote:Are your Berzerkers going to be running Blood Angel rules?


Hi Spartan the Berserkers will be running normal berserker rules, maybe in the future they could be used as Death Company marines as I want to base my Night Lords on the Blood Angel codex depending on what happens with the rumoured Chaos Legions codex.

tipios wrote:How did you do the gold on the objective maker? looks nice. The beserker lloks nice, did you consider have some blood spillling out of the cup?


The gold on the objective marker was a dry brush of Bright Bronze over a black undercoat and then dry brushed with Polished Gold and a very fine dry brush of Ice Blue (all Vallejo). Yeah I have had thoughts of putting some water effect in the top of the cup as there is a slight indent so it would look ok and have a bit spilling out. I'll give it a go over the weekend if I have time.




GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/05 18:35:50


Post by: RSJake


GiraffeX wrote:
On an alternative note for those of you familiar with the FW Contemptor dreadnought and if not the pic is below, does anyone have any ideas on how to Khorne this mean machine up. I'm looking at purchasing one with two powerfists and I'm trying to think where to add skulls etc.






I have given thought to doing the same thing, so i will be watching to see how you go about it. I was mostly thinking of adding longer more rippy claw, the obigitory chains and pointy bits and maybe sculpting some faces/skulls/icons on various armor plates. Good luck! I'll stay tuned!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/05 21:17:56


Post by: Lennysmash


Yeah second the more claw like fists, perhaps the khorne symbol on the knee pad and where the name is on this one perhaps sculpt the bottom half of a skull with the helmet forming the top of the skull.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/06 08:18:38


Post by: GiraffeX


RSJake wrote:I have given thought to doing the same thing, so i will be watching to see how you go about it. I was mostly thinking of adding longer more rippy claw, the obigitory chains and pointy bits and maybe sculpting some faces/skulls/icons on various armor plates. Good luck! I'll stay tuned!


I like the idea of skulls and additional icons but I'm no good with GS so we will see how it comes out cutting up bits and using them.

Lennysmash wrote:Yeah second the more claw like fists, perhaps the khorne symbol on the knee pad and where the name is on this one perhaps sculpt the bottom half of a skull with the helmet forming the top of the skull.


I'm not sure I can pull off the claw fists, I'll be painting on some Khorne symbols, I did have a look at the FW brass sheet but their version of the symbol isn't what I'm after I prefer the old school version. The skull idea sounds really nice but sadly not something I will be able to pull off.

Not sure If I will have much of an update this weekend as I'm busy out and about doing summer things, never know I might surprise you though.


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Well I did get some work in on the World Eaters Contemptor Dreadnought although my GW super glue has turned into goo, so I wont be doing much glueing this weekend unless I can find some on my travels tomorrow.

Here's the main body with skulls and shoulder pads type bits, I intend to try and engrave the Khorne symbol in the middle not sure how yet.



This is the base he will be going on. The green plastic will remain that colour, they are going to be a sort of power rod/supply type thing.



I am going to try and have him carrying a Death Company marine in his right power fist, I havent started playing with the arms yet though.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/06 17:57:02


Post by: Gitsplitta


You know there's a work-around for the auto append as long as you have a picture to post.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/06 18:08:03


Post by: GiraffeX


no what's that?

I thought it wouldn't append if I had images but it did.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/06 18:31:00


Post by: Commander Cain


Do tell gits! Happens to me all the time!

Contemptor looks fab, The skulls work really well on it!

Make sure you don't get paint on those green tubes if you are leaving them on when you paint the base!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/06 19:10:15


Post by: tipios


Nice start Giraffex, the skulls across the top are ace. You could try engraving with a dremel, although I don't know how well it will work on resin. I look forward to seeing more


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/06 19:19:45


Post by: Gitsplitta


Hard to do from my phone... Rather than cutting and pasting the pic addy as normal out of the gallery, add your pic as an attachment by using the tabs below the pane where you type your text.

Hope that helps, sorry... best I can do given my current circumstances.

Gits


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/06 22:01:56


Post by: GiraffeX


I see what you mean Gits, thanks I'll try that next time


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/06 23:28:23


Post by: Matt.Kingsley


NOW I know BoA's secret...

mwah ha ha ha ha!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/10 21:31:01


Post by: GiraffeX



I've been busy tonight working on the Contemptor Dreadnought. He's all put together now but I still need to do some more spikes and skulls over the next few days.

He's carrying a Death Company marine in his right hand that he picked up in battle as a souvenir.



I have decided to paint the Khorne symbol on his chest, I have a cool idea for this which you will have to wait and see

Sorry pics are not great as my lighting is poor at night but they are only WIP pics so I hope you can see it ok.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/10 21:38:16


Post by: tipios


I like the marine in the hand. Looking good, need better oictures though


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/10 21:44:53


Post by: HF Izanagi


I like the idea of the contemptor in khorne-flake flavor. The mods are pretty damn sweet on it, I must say.

However, I gotta say the pose is somewhat static... It might just be me, and you may prove me totally wrong (to which I'd gladly bow to your expertise), but I see Khorne, I think berzerker barbarian. I'd expect a more dynamic pose- one foot forward, back leg on the tippy-toe, dread beating its armored chest with the dead DC marine, or a vicious roar pose (see Fable 2 "evil" expressions)... the standing upright is just... unnatural to me.

But other than the pose, the dread has been converted nicely. I'm looking to the paint-job. You going pre or post heresy World Eater?

Keep 'em coming, GiraffeX!

-Remi


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/10 22:12:59


Post by: GiraffeX


tipios wrote:I like the marine in the hand. Looking good, need better oictures though


HF Izanagi wrote:I like the idea of the contemptor in khorne-flake flavor. The mods are pretty damn sweet on it, I must say.

However, I gotta say the pose is somewhat static... It might just be me, and you may prove me totally wrong (to which I'd gladly bow to your expertise), but I see Khorne, I think berzerker barbarian. I'd expect a more dynamic pose- one foot forward, back leg on the tippy-toe, dread beating its armored chest with the dead DC marine, or a vicious roar pose (see Fable 2 "evil" expressions)... the standing upright is just... unnatural to me.

But other than the pose, the dread has been converted nicely. I'm looking to the paint-job. You going pre or post heresy World Eater?

Keep 'em coming, GiraffeX!

-Remi


Thanks guys he does have a bit more movement in him but its not picked up in the pictures. I'll get some better pics from his other side tomorrow when I get home from work.

Remi your pose examples did make me laugh, they are very good ideas. I'll take them into consideration when I do the other Khorne Contemptor Dreadnought (where did that come from?). I just had an idea for it actually posed kneeling on one knee with its fist on the ground in a kind of a "you want a fight, bring it!" pose after wrecking some dread or vehicle of some sort.

He's going to be done in a post heresy paint scheme.

I kind of will make my World Eaters a close combat army 2 big units of berserkers 2 close combat dreads and a unit of close combat terminators.

Speaking of berserkers I picked up the FW berserker upgrade kit and some plastic berserker shoulder pads and heads from ebay for bits to mix in to make 20 berserkers but the plastic stuff is really tacky compared to the FW kit.

Do you think they will mix ok or should I get another FW kit?

Heres a pic of my first berserker.







GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/11 21:00:28


Post by: Miss Dee


You have to do another one using a DC as a weapon


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/11 21:08:13


Post by: GiraffeX


Yeah sounds like a good idea Miss Dee its hard trying to figure out a good position to put the dread in to make it look like he using the DC as a weapon.

You could having him swinging the DC by its leg, I dont know ideas on a postcard please.

Here's another not very good pic from his other side.



No new work on him tonight I'm afraid.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/13 22:49:13


Post by: GiraffeX


Here's the Flawless Host Sorcerer that I converted up today, she will lead one of the units of World Eater Berserker's when they have their first game so will be painted up along side them and the Contemptor.

Her left arm looks a bit bigger than the right but its a spiked glove from the Wyche box and is slightly bigger than the normal arms which are the same size as her normal one if you know what I mean



I've added a few more spikes and a few chains to the back of the Contemptor, I'll post a pic tomorrow if I finish assembling the first berserker squad. There's not much to see though, its going to be down to the paint job to pull off the rest.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/14 14:06:26


Post by: happygolucky


Ace models man, im really liking the thousand sons troops.

And the contemptor

Here is a tip you might find useful for your contemptor, you might like:

Add chains to the bottom of the body, and add a dead body to the base (use a race that you don't see everyday like DE or necron)

Hope your army goes well for you.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/14 22:10:28


Post by: GiraffeX


happygolucky wrote:Ace models man, im really liking the thousand sons troops.

And the contemptor

Here is a tip you might find useful for your contemptor, you might like:

Add chains to the bottom of the body, and add a dead body to the base (use a race that you don't see everyday like DE or necron)

Hope your army goes well for you.


Thanks happygolucky glad you like the Thousand Sons.

I did look at putting chains on the bottom of the body but it looked a bit dodgy on the Contemptor as its a bit more human shaped than the normal box dreadnoughts. I have added some hanging off the back from the exhaust housing though.

The body is a good idea I might do it on my next dread as this one has a lot of things going on already, cheers.

Here's a shot of the finished berserker squad, Contemptor dread and sorceress before I finished the basing and primed them.



I've also finished the basing on my Sumo in my mini project log as well.






GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/16 17:20:59


Post by: GiraffeX


I finished painting the Death Company marine that goes into the hand of the Contemptor dread last night.



The way I painted the gold came out really nicely I think, thanks to Emperors_Champion for the idea all the way back on the first page of this blog. I do keep all the ideas you give me

I was intending to paint a special model after every five berserker's but I may end up doing the dread first, I can't wait to start painting it.



GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/16 17:39:03


Post by: HF Izanagi


Great paintjob on the BA DC marine. And also really like the model for your Flawless Host's sorceress... which maker/brand is that? It's a great mini!

LOL... give in to the power of the Darkside, and finish the Dread!

-Remi


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/16 17:44:56


Post by: tipios


That is an awesome paint job on the marine. OSL as well, the dread is gona look great!!!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/16 18:02:50


Post by: Kepora


Pluxtheduck wrote:
GiraffeX wrote:It's going to be a close combat dread. I might see if you can fit in a Khorne Berserker head, that might look good.

Yeah Dreadknights are nice I want to build something like the GW Daemon Prince/Knight using bits from both kits for an Iron Warrior DP. I plan on using different wings though.

From GW's site converted by Donald McCallum





That's my basis for my daemon prince... but I'm going to create rocket boosters in his greaves and his back and then add some guns and a minigun to make him look like war machine


All good ideas-though it MUST have a helmeted/masked head!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/16 18:47:09


Post by: GiraffeX


HF Izanagi wrote:Great paintjob on the BA DC marine. And also really like the model for your Flawless Host's sorceress... which maker/brand is that? It's a great mini!

LOL... give in to the power of the Darkside, and finish the Dread!

-Remi


Yeah the Darkside is winning by a mile at the moment.

The Sorceress is a Warmachine model, cygnar constance blaize, knight of the prophet

tipios wrote:That is an awesome paint job on the marine. OSL as well, the dread is gona look great!!!


Thanks, I hope I can do the dread justice.

I liked painting the DC marine and felt like doing a squad of them after how happy I was with that guy.

Kepora wrote:All good ideas-though it MUST have a helmeted/masked head!


The defiler mask might look ok


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/16 18:55:37


Post by: tipios


Will you add some OSL on the dread arm from the sword, or is it a little to far away?


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/16 18:58:38


Post by: GiraffeX


I think it will be too far away and its pointing away from the dread.

I will be doing OSL from the green power source running along the middle of the base though.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/16 19:00:49


Post by: tipios


That will be cool!!


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/16 19:02:28


Post by: GiraffeX


I also picked up those Panzer rust paints as well so will be doing a bit of weathering.


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/16 19:04:48


Post by: tipios


Nice one, the dread is gona be a very nice piece


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/16 19:18:18


Post by: shoggoth


GiraffeX wrote:Here's the Flawless Host Sorcerer that I converted up today, she will lead one of the units of World Eater Berserker's when they have their first game so will be painted up along side them and the Contemptor.

Her left arm looks a bit bigger than the right but its a spiked glove from the Wyche box and is slightly bigger than the normal arms which are the same size as her normal one if you know what I mean



I've added a few more spikes and a few chains to the back of the Contemptor, I'll post a pic tomorrow if I finish assembling the first berserker squad. There's not much to see though, its going to be down to the paint job to pull off the rest.


if you don't mind me asking, where is that female model from?


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/16 19:35:33


Post by: Miss Dee


Its a Cygnar (Warmachine) Mini


GiraffeX's blog - Frostgrave Snakes 14/10/2020 @ 2011/08/16 19:48:36


Post by: GiraffeX


As Miss Dee says its from Warmachine from the Cygnar range the name of the character is Constance Blaize, Night of the Prophet.

Here's a link to the mini on Maelstrom, both arms are separate from the main model.

http://www.maelstromgames.co.uk/index.php?act=pro&pre=prp_wmc_cyg_wcr_721_000