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All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/02/03 09:43:55


Post by: Nordicus


Right, time to get this thing up and running.

Introduction

I love Chaos. Simple as that. I think that both the Chaos Daemons and Chaos Space Marines are awesome armies, with great variety and some very awesome looking models. They were my first choice and my last - I've never regretted it, never reconsidered and never looked anywhere else.

Seeing as my armies are reaching some decent sizes, I thought it would be time to start a project log here on DakkaDakka. So here goes.
This project log is for both of my armies. Every time I start a new model I will upload my progress in this thread going forward. I hope you will enjoy this log and I welcome any feedback, tips, salutations and hugs.

Armies

The painted models so far can also be seen at these 2 galleries, which will also be updated whenever a model is finished.

Chaos Space Marines: Word Bearers

This army is my main for the moment - It doubles as a 40k Chaos Space Marine and a 30k Word Bearer army that is in the making. It will contain a mix of 30k and 40k models (mostly 30k, as I think those models are cooler) with the intent of having a army on the table that looks great and fits the fluff of the army. The army is at around 3000 points as this PLOG is started.

Chaos Daemons

My other army, that is primarily Khorne and Nurgle currently. I do like to play Daemons and I field them just as often as my Chaos Marines - The chaotic nature of the codex and the models are just up my alley! This army is also at roughly 4.500 points as this PLOG is started.

Conclusion

So here we are - I will be updating this weekly, if not more often, with the models I am working on. Be it conversion, painting or lists I play, this will be my main hub of what I set out to do. it is also here that I will be taking questions as to what I make.

I hope you will follow me on the PLOG road and as always, any and all feedback, questions or suggestions are most welcome.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
UPDATE: 03-02-2016

Right let's start this out with a little love-project of mine: Maulerfiends. However, I hate the Mauler-/Forgefiend model. I think it's ugly to be quite honest. So I went with something a little different.

Slaughterbrutes!



I got started 2 nights ago, as I have been anxious to get started on them. I had an idea that I wanted to do a darker and more brooding theme compared to what is outside on the boxes.

I also wanted to do them in the same color scheme as my fleshhounds and my bloodthirsters (Which can be seen in my galleries), but with more bright reds as they get quite dark, quite fast. Not a lot brighter, but just enough to give them some more life.

I got to basecoat, do the browns, the reds, and blacks. I then washed it with Aggrax and called it a night. So far, they look like this:



I have spared down the skin color to the biceps (both the larger and smaller arms) and on the stomach of the model. I wanted the skin to be more centered as to show the vulnerable areas on the creature where the reds and blacks, in particular, are the armor and carapace.

My thoughts going forward are these:

- The tongue will remain skin colored and be glossed.

- Teeth will be done in bone and glossed.

- The carapace needs some grey airbrushing and washing, to give them some life and not just be black. Horns, spikes and black carapace will also be glossed, to simulate bug carapace. It's a neat little trick that brings a lot of life to a otherwise boring area.

- The eyes will be done in a fiery theme, so orange/yellow/white. These will be the focus point on a otherwise very dark model. They should pop nicely.

- On the reds I will most likely do a very subtle drybrush to bring out the the reds a tad more in direct lighting. You probably won't notice much in the photos.

- I will not be doing edge highlighting, as I think that looks incredibly unnatural on models like these. In general I tend to avoid that technique, contrary to industry standards, as I think it looks very cartoonish and overdone.

All in all, they are models that I have quite a clear vision for. I want the colours to blend and fade naturally as it's all a natural model with no clear lines. Seeing as the past few models I have done have been tanks, with clear lines, clear edges and metallics, it's nice to practice on a more natural model where those lines are non-existing.

The more I paint these, the more I love the model. I wish I had done these before! I will update soon with a updated progress.


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/02/04 21:14:12


Post by: Nordicus


UPDATE 04-02-2016

Allright, getting some progress into these guys - I've done the faces, eyes and teeth now with a bit of gloss and trying to get the eyes right.

I wanted to get a fiery glow in their eyes, without the actual glow effect on the skin. A fiery yellow colour, that gets a nice contrast to the dark model.

Here it is:


The teeth is my usual bone combo and the tongue was drybrushed slightly - After which I glossed both areas to simulate spit. I don't know if I should use some Yuhu glue to simulate actual spit yet - I'll think it over.

I think these guys will be done over the weekend after which I will see what my next project will be.


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/02/07 15:57:22


Post by: Ezra Tyrius


Browsed through your galleries a bit, great stuff so far!

The Slaughterbrute is coming along nicely, I'm sure it will be a great fit for your Word Bearers army

Keep up the good work, for the glory of Chaos!


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/02/09 08:31:55


Post by: Nordicus


 Ezra Tyrius wrote:
Browsed through your galleries a bit, great stuff so far!

The Slaughterbrute is coming along nicely, I'm sure it will be a great fit for your Word Bearers army

Keep up the good work, for the glory of Chaos!


Thanks a lot! It's been a fun road so far, and it's getting even more entertaining as I can now field a decent size army in 30k as well.

That being said, this model is not for 30k but the more modern warfare so to speak. Both maulerfiends are done now and they turned out like this:


It's a simple scheme but I think it works. I wanted to try and not overthink it, and just go with my gut on these ones. A dark, brooding version of the model - I'm particularly satisfied with how much the eyes stand out when looking at the model as a whole. They got tested last night in a match and they managed to peel open a landraider on my first turn. I like them already.

Next up will be my 3 Helbrutes, while I wait for my next shipment of models. They are some of the last to have my old Crimson Slaughter theme, and since i like the Murderpack so much I think it's time to give them some new clothes.I put a few more modifications on them before I got started, to tell them more apart.

Pre-repainting:


I remember really not liking to paint these models due to all the little metal details in the flesh. Let's see if it's the same now.


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/02/09 09:57:52


Post by: EpicPanda


The blood on your bases, how do you achieve such a look?


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/02/09 10:26:08


Post by: CaoCaoTipper


There's nothing I can say but "Awesome work!" Over and over and over again

That said, I am curious about the blood bases like above ^


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/02/09 10:26:36


Post by: evildrcheese


Wow. Love them 'Maulerfiend' stand ins. Great work.

EDC


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/02/09 11:04:15


Post by: Nordicus


EpicPanda wrote:The blood on your bases, how do you achieve such a look?

It's done in 2 stages: First I do a 1:1 mix of Abaddon Black and Khorne Red, which I base the area with. After that I do a THICK layer of Blood for The Blood God technical paint from GW. The trick is to have a dark red base to get that really bloody appearance, as it is semi-translucent. It dries to roughly half the thickness, so apply it thickly and leave it to dry overnight.

evildrcheese wrote:Wow. Love them 'Maulerfiend' stand ins. Great work.

EDC

Thanks a lot! They are some very underrepresented models, which is a damn shame. Why there's not Slaughterbrutes all over, I will never know.

CaoCaoTipper wrote:There's nothing I can say but "Awesome work!" Over and over and over again

That said, I am curious about the blood bases like above ^

Thanks a lot man. Khorne will be very pleased with more blood on the bases, so have at it I use it as a theme for my Word Bearers as well, as it fits them - It's a simple theme to make, but it looks great on the tabletop in full force.


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/02/09 11:14:11


Post by: CaoCaoTipper


I very much like the addition of the spiked icon thing on top of the Helbrute too. Isn't that an Icon from the Chaos Space Marine squad kit or is that just standard Helbrute stuff?

I'll do something similar to mine ^^ I'm not much of a painter, atleast not on this level, but everything looks good with more spikes stuck on and I do have a lot of bits left over from CSM kits!


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/02/09 11:23:44


Post by: Nordicus


 CaoCaoTipper wrote:
I very much like the addition of the spiked icon thing on top of the Helbrute too. Isn't that an Icon from the Chaos Space Marine squad kit or is that just standard Helbrute stuff?


It's the Khorne banner that is in the CSM packages, that I cut at the middle of the banner. I think it will look cool when it is painted, especially when it's a Word Bearer army that it fits into. If nothing else, I think you can achieve almost the same with the Chaos Vehicle sprue


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/02/11 11:57:23


Post by: Nordicus


Little quick update;

Still working on those Helbrutes where I have reached the metal stage. This stage is always what kills me, as I usually take a break for a day or two in between painting the models. I love the result but it can quickly be very tedious to paint.

I should have some progress shots for you guys over the weekend - In the meantime I'm just waiting for my FW order to come home. So excited for the next models! We're talking Spartans, Gal Vorbak dark brethren and other goodies.

I will keep you posted - And thank you all for swinging by so far!


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/02/12 22:25:25


Post by: btgrimaldus


I had no idea your such a good painter. Chaos is awesome im an Alpha Legion myself.


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/02/13 02:08:46


Post by: Quarterdime




Substituting a maulerfiend with a slaughterbrute...

...Why didn't I think of that?


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/02/16 11:50:59


Post by: Nordicus


btgrimaldus wrote:I had no idea your such a good painter. Chaos is awesome im an Alpha Legion myself.

Thanks a lot! I considered Alpha Legion, but then I realized I could put anything on the table and claim it be Alpha Legion.

"Are those Tyranids?"
"Naw dawg, they're Alpha Legion"

You got any images of your army?

Quarterdime wrote:

Substituting a maulerfiend with a slaughterbrute...

...Why didn't I think of that?

That's why I'm here - To give good ideas and warn people of bad ideas. Particularly the ones I have done myself

On another note, look what I just got in the door:


Time to bring the demonic forces to 30k - After I finish these Helbrutes.


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/02/17 09:16:23


Post by: Nordicus


Oh and this little fellow - Got more incoming today hopefully, so I can reveal the entire line I will be painting in March:



All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/02/29 08:44:10


Post by: Nordicus


Better late than never; 3 Helbrutes repainted in my Word Bearer scheme.



And all three:


Not my best work, but painting three of these guys completely killed my painting motivation. It also happened the first time I painted them - I don't know why. This model is a goddamn killer! At the end I just wanted to get them done. I'm not sure about the bloodynes of them (I'm always a bit touchy on that one) but in the end, I wanted to try something new. A murdering maniac who has spent years in the warp, being merged with his Dreadnought carapace is bound to be at least a little bit Clive Barker in the end.

Now I have to figure out what to paint this month; Gal Vorbak Dark Brethren or Mhara Ghal dreadnought. Any thoughts?


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/03/02 15:24:48


Post by: Boss Salvage


Triple 'brutes look grand, and extra points for keeping them striped down and looking like a squad. Do love me some Chaos dreads
 Nordicus wrote:
Not my best work, but painting three of these guys completely killed my painting motivation. It also happened the first time I painted them - I don't know why. This model is a goddamn killer!
I've only done up one of them, and building it alone took freaking forever, with the multiple GS sessions to fill in seams on the body, then the arms, then the body + the arms ...
Now I have to figure out what to paint this month; Gal Vorbak Dark Brethren or Mhara Ghal dreadnought. Any thoughts?
Selfishly, I want moar dread But taking a break with their smaller buddies makes sense to get you back into enjoying things a bit more

- Salvage


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/03/02 15:57:37


Post by: NidLifeCrisis


Hi Nordicus! I found your blog via the Painting Challenge, and I really love what I'm seeing. Awesome Chaos-y goodness, man!

I can't for the life of me remember the name of those infantry models (it's not Gal Vorbak, or something is it?) but I can't wait to see them painted up!


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/03/02 23:33:49


Post by: Nordicus


 NidLifeCrisis wrote:
Hi Nordicus! I found your blog via the Painting Challenge, and I really love what I'm seeing. Awesome Chaos-y goodness, man!

I can't for the life of me remember the name of those infantry models (it's not Gal Vorbak, or something is it?) but I can't wait to see them painted up!

Hey man and welcome to the plog - I appreciate you stopping by and I'm glad you like it so far!

Aye, the name of the infantry are Gal Vorbak Dark Brethren - The grandfathers of the Possessed in 40k. I really like the models and have been wanting to get some for about a year now. It's about damn time I get to do something about it!

 Boss Salvage wrote:
Triple 'brutes look grand, and extra points for keeping them striped down and looking like a squad. Do love me some Chaos dreads
I've only done up one of them, and building it alone took freaking forever, with the multiple GS sessions to fill in seams on the body, then the arms, then the body + the arms ...
Selfishly, I want moar dread But taking a break with their smaller buddies makes sense to get you back into enjoying things a bit more

- Salvage


Oh tell me about it - I also magnetized their arms so I can use every weapon loadout. I even made a tutorial for it somewhere, and it requires no cutting or modfication beyond magnets and bits. But dear god does it take a while to build. It will be quite some time before I paint them again

I will start with the smaller guys this time around, but after that it's straight back to the Mhara Gal dreadnought. That is probably my favorite dread model in the entire line at FW. So much personality and so many details!

Thanks for the comments man - It means a lot!


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/03/06 13:17:02


Post by: Nordicus


Quick update - I've gotten the base colors down on the Gal Vorbak, along with the first washes. Now they're ready for matt varnish to keep it all on the model as I progress unto details.

At this stage they are looking like this:


I tried to get a mix og pure black and flesh tones in the demonic details, as I wanted to distinguish between what is the marine morphing and what is the armor. It is mostly the hands on all the Gal Vorbak that are flesh coloured, where the backsm torn armor and horns are black as that originates from the armor instead.

I do like the tones on them so far though - With details, blood, and gloss varnish on the right places, they should look suitably nasty.


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/03/17 16:18:45


Post by: Nordicus


Time to update this space here - Sorry for the wait, but I have had quite a few things to do lately (learning a new instrument for starters) so I didn't get painted as much as I wanted.

The Gal Vorbal got finished last night - Actually I finished them like 20 times, after which I found details I had missed, and had to go back. It's both the blessing and the curse of a well detailed model.

A proof shot that all 15 are done is in order:


And now, the close-up.


I kept my thoughts going with the mutations being split into two groups; Armor and flesh. The armor parts are done in black and glossed over, while the fleshy bits are... well... bloody chunks of mutated Space Marine. My strain of thought was that there is no way there is no blood, while being mutated into mouth, teeth, claws etc. So yeah, I went all Clive Barker on the models.

My next problem was the fire on the middle one. I realized that I couldn't just go straight fire, as it would dissappear in the models already existing hues - So I had to find something else to do. As a classic trick to bring out the contrast in red is doing greens, I thought why not - And honestly, I'm really diggin the green fires. So much so, that I'm heavily considering making it a thing in my upcoming Tzeentch Daemons department.

In any case, I should have plenty of month left to do a few more projects - So I will be doing the Mhara Ghal tainted Dreadnought next. Pictures to follow on the following days.

I hope you like them! Feedback is, as always, appreciated!


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/03/17 19:29:37


Post by: corpuschain


Gorgeous!


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/03/17 20:03:52


Post by: Sammoth


Great Work


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/03/18 08:45:40


Post by: Nordicus


corpuschain wrote:Gorgeous!


Sammoth wrote:Great Work

Thanks the both of you


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/03/18 12:55:44


Post by: Boss Salvage


Still hard for me to get over how awesome those sculpts are, or how I don't own any, let alone the 15 (!) beautiful ones you've cranked out here Great work, the pack looks superb.

Aside: all of my Tizz daemons have green fire Not really as nice as yours, but glowy green eldritch flames ftw all the same!

- Salvage


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/03/22 20:55:09


Post by: Nordicus


 Boss Salvage wrote:
Still hard for me to get over how awesome those sculpts are, or how I don't own any, let alone the 15 (!) beautiful ones you've cranked out here Great work, the pack looks superb.

Aside: all of my Tizz daemons have green fire Not really as nice as yours, but glowy green eldritch flames ftw all the same!

- Salvage

Thanks a bunch! I'm really liking the fire, so I will join you in the club that uses green fire for his Tzeentch army

On that note, sometimes it's nice to have different models to work on, with different paintschemes. So I started a little side project alongside the Mhara Ghal dreadnought:



Aye thats quite a few Blue Horrors. I don't particularly like Pink Horrors as their original paint schemes, so I decided to go with something different. They are basecoated and glazed, so while they were drying I went to work on the Mhara Ghal. Man, that model... It is freakkin' awesome. I will try and do it as much justice as the Gal Vorbak though, and using the same techniques and tricks that I did on those.

Why Blue Horrors you ask? Well I recently went to a tournament where I need more horrors than I actually owned - So I bought a few more. While I assembled the 10, I decided to repaint my old ones (they were quite old and not really up to snuff) so I would use therm as the base for my new Tzeentch paint scheme and strain of thought. I want to make it POP more, with more extreme colours and fun themes.

That's enough for one evening though - When they have dried, I will continue along the Mhara Ghal. Another update soon'ish!


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/03/27 09:42:14


Post by: Nordicus


So I had a busy day yesterday, which caused me to only get to do the base for the Mhara Gal dreadnought. It was actually finished, modelwise, yesterday morning but I didn't have time to take some shots of it.

It came out, in the end, like this:


It was a great model to paint - Compared to the Gal Vorbak, I had to be a bit more liberal with where it was flesh and where it was armor, as otherwise it would be a very boring model to look at. Still, I do like the darker palette that I used, compared to many of the very colourful variations that are on the net. It's a model that can quickly look a bit silly if you make it too busy, although one is very tempted when painting it.

All in all, a solid model with incredible detail. I hope you like it!

Now to finished those Horrors.


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/03/27 10:05:13


Post by: KernelTerror


Looking awesome, that is one terrifying dread. Not sure how such how this model could end up boring to look at, but you rocked it ^^, definitely looks the part with the gal vorbaks !


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/03/29 07:43:17


Post by: Nordicus


 KernelTerror wrote:
Looking awesome, that is one terrifying dread. Not sure how such how this model could end up boring to look at, but you rocked it ^^, definitely looks the part with the gal vorbaks !

Thanks a lot! I'm still in doubt if I should have made the reds a tad darker though, but for now I will leave it by. It's quite doom and gloom already, so i figured a little color wouldn't hurt


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/03/30 13:16:23


Post by: Boss Salvage


Oof, that dread Dig the dark red + iron myself ... though I'll admit I at first thought it was still WIP Maybe it was the big blank right shoulder pad? Or dark mini on dark background? The more I look at these pics, the more clearly this is an awesome finished piece, that doesn't go overboard on random little details in the sculpt. So bravo.

(That said, still bothered by blank right shoulder pad )

- Salvage


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/03/31 10:21:45


Post by: Nordicus


 Boss Salvage wrote:
Oof, that dread Dig the dark red + iron myself ... though I'll admit I at first thought it was still WIP Maybe it was the big blank right shoulder pad?

Thanks man, I'm glad you like it! On models such as this one, i try not to overburden the model with details, as the sculpt will do that. I like models where you find small details when you look closer, without having them spring out in your face due to an excessive paintjob - Kinda like a movie where you don't get everything explained, but you are left to explore it on your own.

In regards to the shoulder pad, I can understand the concern. The more I look at it, the more I'm thinking I should put something on there, so I will most likely add a transfer of some kind - I like blank shoulder pads, but this one is a tad too large indeed

Thanks for returning to the plog man - I really appreciate the input


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/03/31 10:24:54


Post by: insaniak


Crikey... Fantastic work.


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/04/04 08:34:40


Post by: Nordicus


 insaniak wrote:
Crikey... Fantastic work.

Thanks a bunch! I'm glad you like it

So it's a new month, and thus, a new painting pledge - I will be in Thailand for one week, so it's going to be a tough one to complete, but I will try. My pledge for this month is:

1) Finishing my 28 Pink Horrors

These are a bit run of the mill and I know how I want to paint them - It's just going to take a while. I've even ordered some Blue Resin crystals to be on the base, so i can have a magic theme that is in line with my bloody ground bases for the rest of my army. This brings me up to 3 themes so far; One for Khorne (and my CSM army), one for Nurgle and one for Tzeentch. I still haven't figured out Slaanesh yet, but I'll figure that out once I get to that god again.

2) Painting Zardu Layak and his Bodyguards

After having painted the Gal Vorbak, these are also pretty straight forward. I'm not going to paint Zaruk Layak in a grey theme, as I don't like it, so he will be in the traditional red army theme that I have developed.

3) Painting Kairos Fateweaver

This guy.... I have absolutely no idea what to do with him. My Tzeentch army is going to be pretty colourfull, but this is one model that I've yet to see a model that isn't looking like a Gay Parade flag - And I'm not sure how I want to do him. My thoughts are:

- Wings are going to be raven black, with satin varnish to give them a little spark.
- Beaks are going to be black with gloss varnish.
- Skin will be done the same as my Blue Horrors, as I like that arcane look.
- The cloth... Honestly I'm not sure. The traditional is white, but I still haven't figured out how to do white cloth properly. Any tips is appreciated.
- The staff will be gold primarily with metal details.

I have a feeling I'm going to be painting this guy over and over again. He is the first model in ages, where I just stare at him and go "What the hell am I going to do with you"


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Paradigm - Thinking about it and looking over your blog, perhaps you have some input to the Fateweaver dilemma above?


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/04/26 15:24:25


Post by: Nordicus


A small update as I just got home from my vacation in Thailand - I'm trying to make the models above done in this month, but I'm cuttin' it close. I shall prevail!

In other news I noticed that my first 2 images in my gallery has earned enough reviews to actually have a score - And jesus christ guys, you honor me!

My Nurgle princes have gotten a 9,2 paintjob rating and 8,6 coolness:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/775951-Daemon%20Princes%20of%20Nurgle.html?m=2

My Maulerfiend and Slaughterbrute has gotten a 9,25 paintjob rating and 9,5 coolness:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/777668-Maulerfiend.html?m=2

If you votes for my images and you read this, thank so goddamn much. It really means the world to me!


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/04/30 11:33:50


Post by: Nordicus


And there we go, my painting pledge for this month got through - Well most of it. I finished the Horrors and Fateweaver for the month, and I will withdraw Zarduk Layak as I don't want to rush him. I could probably finish him today, but I would rather take my time with him.

Fateweaver was an absolute bitch to get through - I don't know why but I think I re-painted him like 3 times as I couldn't nail a colour theme that I was satisfied with. In the end, he came out like this:


I'm fairly satisfied, but I can happily admit that I'm struggling with the vibrant colour themes at this scale. I'm simply too cautious with the vibrant colors and I'm scared of making him look like a cartoon. I'm much better with the dark and broody themes, such as my Word Bearers.

In the same spirit, the Horrors got done too.


Same thing applies, but these are smaller and with less detail. I will probably feel at home later on with the vibrant themes of the Tzeentch department, but for now it's a learning process. This has by far been the trickiest god to paint for me as it's so far out of my comfort zone that I couldn't even explain it if I tried.

At least I got to try out my Tzeentch base theme with resin crystals and some tinting for lighting. I quite like it and it fits the other themes that I have for my other Chaos gods well.

I'll end this post off with a group shot of what I got painted this month. Considering I was in Thailand for a week and that Dark Souls 3 got released, plus a week with sickness, I'm fairly satisfied with the amount of work done:


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/05/02 13:04:42


Post by: Boss Salvage


Very nice baby blue on those Tizz guys, plays well with the scorpion green flames Fateweaver turned out great, though I have never been a fan of that lame failcast sculpt

- Salvage


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/05/02 21:04:47


Post by: Nordicus


 Boss Salvage wrote:
Fateweaver turned out great, though I have never been a fan of that lame failcast sculpt

- Salvage


I know what you mean - The miniature has been staring at me for like 1½ year before I finally got around to painting him. He's definitely been one of the toughest models for me to paint, simply because... Well.. It doesn't really inspire, does it?


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/05/04 13:04:27


Post by: Boss Salvage


 Nordicus wrote:
Well.. It doesn't really inspire, does it?
Not so much I've been wanting to take a deep breath and try converting the double headed Empire griffon into a Fateweaver / Uber-LoC some day, but as I'm not really playing my daemons right now I've happily kept my sanity intact with other projects

But anyway, chaos on!

- Salvage


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/05/11 11:26:18


Post by: Nordicus


It appears that I owe you guys a miniature, as I never got to finish him last month, due to travelling and sickness. This update will rectify that mistake, as Zarduk Layak and his bodyguards are finally finished:



The gallery image is here. (I still havn't figured out how to display the image in a post, while linking to the gallery at the same time.)

The amount of details on this guy is amazing. I kept finding new things to add to him and going back and forth on how to do him. I kept him in the same style as the rest of my Word Bearers, painting him in a unusual red armor, as he is usually depicted with a Grey power armor. I don't like that look, I have to admit, so I went with the standard theme.

The slaves are done similarly to my Gal Vorbak with plenty of gunk and blood on their mutated bits. I went back and forth whether or not I should do ther plasma pistols in a green hue, similarly to the Mhara Gal tainted dreadnought, but decided to go standard. That way I can keep demonic and tainted effects to green and standards to blue. As the guns themselves aren't mutated or affected by the demonic entities, they remain blue.

I hope you like him!


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/05/11 13:04:59


Post by: Boss Salvage


Sooooo much better in red, and the sculpt was already fantastic

Stupendous work

- Salvage


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/05/11 15:57:02


Post by: Albanyadriel


Really digging this. More please!


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/05/11 17:23:14


Post by: KernelTerror


Magnificent, you made heretical justice to a glorious model.
To have the image link to the gallery, copy paste the text in the 'forums' field in the 'share this image' box into your post.

Keep it up !


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/05/12 11:36:34


Post by: Nordicus


Boss Salvage wrote:Sooooo much better in red, and the sculpt was already fantastic

Stupendous work

- Salvage

Thanks a lot man - I'm glad you like it!

Albanyadriel wrote:Really digging this. More please!

I'm working on it - I have a fair few models that I am working on, which will be a mix of Word Bearers and Daemons. Next up are 9 Screamers in total. Stay tuned for updates on that front!

KernelTerror wrote:Magnificent, you made heretical justice to a glorious model.
To have the image link to the gallery, copy paste the text in the 'forums' field in the 'share this image' box into your post.

Keep it up !

Thanks for the clarification - That will be used in the future Oh and many thanks for the praise!


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/05/23 13:13:35


Post by: Nordicus


Allright, time for an update on this front. I don't know what it is with me and Tzeentch daemons, but they have a tendency to remove my willingness to paint for periods of a time - But they are now done.



I tried an alternative color scheme, as I am turning the colors on their heads in my Tzeentch army as a whole. Purple and pink seemed like a good choice initially, but I had a problemt with how many details I should put on them. Overall I really like the screamer models, but they have a tendency to get overcrowded with details with their eyes, scales, teeth, horns, ridges and everything else.

I decided to keep it simple and have the scales be a natural part of the skin, so I didn't highlight them. The horns and teeth I did in a mix of my traditional glossed black and the whites of the Pink Horrors - So a grey midtone, that was glossed over.

I'm fairly satisfied, but will most likely never be fully at home at such vibrant color themes. It's a personal taste I suppose. If you like the image, the image is a link to my gallery, where you can rate it

Next project, seeing as the month is nearly over, is two small HQ's: A Legion Praetor and a Master of Signals.



Both have been customized with shoulderpads and iconography of the one true legion, so they will fit the army well


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/05/25 12:48:45


Post by: Nordicus


Short update as I just noticed something; I got my first image on the front page of the gallery!



It might be a small thing around here, but for a forum newbie like me it's a personal achievement I can smile about. Thanks a bunch for all of you who voted on the image too - 12 votes and counting!

You guys rock


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/05/25 23:23:36


Post by: Knightley


Congratulations, although I have to say I'm not surprised, your painting is pretty good


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/05/28 14:54:41


Post by: foto69man


Saw this on the front page and just had to comment, marvelous work.


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/05/31 14:03:43


Post by: Nordicus


foto69man wrote:Saw this on the front page and just had to comment, marvelous work.

Thanks a lot man and thanks for stopping by - It means a lot!

Knightley wrote:Congratulations, although I have to say I'm not surprised, your painting is pretty good

Aw shucks, thanks The amount of talent on this forum is insurmountable, so I'm just happy being in that sort of league to be honest.

A made some good progress over the past week. I started out on a Legion Praetor and a Master of Signals, just to have something to pass the time until it became June. As I'm part of the painting challenge, I don't want to start anything big with such a hort time left, so I thought that these two guys could be a good small assignment and fun to paint.

I got the pair off of F W and fitted them out with a few legion pieces, to make sure they fit in. Shoulders, heads, a few skulls - You know, the basics. In the end, they turned out like this:


The sword on the Praetor was a bit too thin for my liking, but I didn't have any suitable replacement for it. Still, it got the job done. The skull on the base is from the Lorgar miniature, as I got a extra lying around, and it fit his base perfectly. Moar skulls!
Of the two, I am most satisfied with the master of signals, due to the green hue that I got on him. Even though it's a simple mini, the details makes him stand out, even though I firstly thought of him as a "meh" kinda mini.

Next up for June are these two guys:


That's right, I finally got the nerve to tackle a Imperial Knight that has fallen to Chaos. With the Renegades set out and cheap as it is, I thought it was time that I tried my hand with subtle conversion work and working large scale again. And once you do one, you might as well do two, so I will be painting both of them at the same time. The modifications include:

- Horns on both (One from a Bloodthirster and one from a FW Great Unclean One)
- Spikes and chains here and there, but not too much. Just enough to see that they aren't friendly.
- Filing off Imperial Eagles.
- Custom "hang between legs banners". One is a true banner and one is a fiery Chaos symbol on a chain.
- Magnetized weapons.

They will be painted in my WB scheme and with lots of transfers to do the rest of the work.

I can't wait to see these two guys done!


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/05/31 18:24:50


Post by: KernelTerror


Very cool last additions, and it is great to see you start on Chaos Knights, that should be interesting...


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/06/05 09:26:47


Post by: Nordicus


 KernelTerror wrote:
Very cool last additions, and it is great to see you start on Chaos Knights, that should be interesting...

Thanks a bunch! I have to admit I start on the models with a certain awe, as I want to do them justice and not just look like a normal knight with another paint scheme. We will see how I do!

Speaking of, I have been doing some progress the last couple of days. In their current state (Varnish is drying) they look like this:


In short, the following is done:

- Reds and blacks on all armorplates
- Metal on the skeleton and the weapons
- Transfers and sealing hereof.

The next steps are details and the trims. Lastly I will add some oil effects to the metal parts, to make it seem a bit alive.

The metal on the skeleton is done in a new way that I havent tried before - But I really like it. I love the look it gives and the highlights it gives the model. My thoughts were to make the skeleton more used where the trims will be pristine and more solid metal. A contrast between the two, so they dont merge on the mini and so each get their own nature.

What do you guys think?


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/06/05 13:32:31


Post by: NidLifeCrisis


Those Screamers look brilliant, mate!

I'm also really excited to see how those two Knights turn out.

Sorry if you've already explained this, but is there a fluffy reason why there are rivers of blood on all your bases? No problem if not, it looks awesome all the same!


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/06/05 15:55:01


Post by: Nordicus


 NidLifeCrisis wrote:
Those Screamers look brilliant, mate!

I'm also really excited to see how those two Knights turn out.

Sorry if you've already explained this, but is there a fluffy reason why there are rivers of blood on all your bases? No problem if not, it looks awesome all the same!


Thanks bud!

The theme with the bases actually runs back to when I started my KDK army. I wanted to create a theme that coincided with rivers of blood and materials that I knew wouldn't go out of stock (I had some resin bases before this, that didn't come out in 32mm bases when they were released, so I got burned there.)

After starting it, I also put them on my Chaos Marines as they were Crimson Slaughter at the time. Again, the theme fitted with a bloody battelfield and honestly, I thought it just looked awesome. Now that I'm with Word Bearers, the theme still fits and I'm keeping it for them and the Khorne Daemons


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/06/07 13:36:10


Post by: Nordicus


Ok, these guys are coming out a bit fast as they are just fun to paint. I didn't think I would enjoy them as much as I do, so they are over halfway done already.

Here's a little WIP image of how they are coming out:


I hope you like them!


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/06/07 13:59:04


Post by: Boss Salvage


The knights are really coming together! Great tone to the metal and the red, on top of nice simple conversions
 Nordicus wrote:
The metal on the skeleton is done in a new way that I havent tried before - But I really like it. I love the look it gives and the highlights it gives the model.
What is that new way, pray tell? Always looking to brush up my own metals ...

- Salvage


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/06/08 08:22:29


Post by: Nordicus


 Boss Salvage wrote:
The knights are really coming together! Great tone to the metal and the red, on top of nice simple conversions
 Nordicus wrote:
The metal on the skeleton is done in a new way that I havent tried before - But I really like it. I love the look it gives and the highlights it gives the model.
What is that new way, pray tell? Always looking to brush up my own metals ...

- Salvage

It's mainly drybrushing as I was revising my metals on mechanical parts. I've tried various things over the years, and I just keep returning to the drybrushing area when concerning metals as it gives a great feel to the areas. This particular combo is the following:

- Black base
- Drybrush fairly heavy with Warplock Bronze
- Drybrush a bit less with Brass Scorpion
- Finish off with a slight session of either Vallejo Silver or the brightest GW metal you can find.

It's quick, easy and gives better results than expected to be honest. It makes big miniatures a lot more manageable!


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/06/08 13:17:24


Post by: Boss Salvage


Cheers for the recipe! I've recently moved away from drybrushed metal at long last, largely out of control issues (can't really touch up later, etc), but I really like that brass / bronze base idea. I still drybrush metal on large-scale prop work, will give this a shot some time

- Salvage


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/06/11 01:09:34


Post by: Sageheart


Excited to see this grow. Really awesome stuff here.


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/06/11 08:12:40


Post by: Low_K


Wow, I just read the Plog from front to end and you have great skills! The painting is superb and converting too. Love the bases with the blood and thanks for the short tutorial!

Keep it up, looking forward to more. Great stuff!


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/06/11 08:23:04


Post by: corpuschain


Looking really nice. I like the praetor. Very stoic pose.


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/06/11 08:40:39


Post by: Nordicus


Boss Salvage wrote:Cheers for the recipe! I've recently moved away from drybrushed metal at long last, largely out of control issues (can't really touch up later, etc), but I really like that brass / bronze base idea. I still drybrush metal on large-scale prop work, will give this a shot some time

- Salvage

Awesome, let me know how it goes. How do you usually do metals? Always looking for inspiration to improve my work ^^

Sageheart wrote:Excited to see this grow. Really awesome stuff here.

Thanks a bunch! I hope to see you return at regular intervals

Low_K wrote:Wow, I just read the Plog from front to end and you have great skills! The painting is superb and converting too. Love the bases with the blood and thanks for the short tutorial!

Keep it up, looking forward to more. Great stuff!

You humble me - Thanks! If there's anything you are wondering about in my gallery, just ask away. I'm always keen on giving out tips and talking about the work.

corpuschain wrote:Looking really nice. I like the praetor. Very stoic pose.

Aye, he came out pretty well with the new parts too. Thanks for stopping by!


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/06/14 13:17:19


Post by: Nordicus


Rightio, time to for an update - The Knights are done! They have been for a few days actually, but I have been struggling to take proper images of them, due to their sheer size and the size of my lightbox.

In the end, they came out like this:

Knight 1:


Knight 2:


They were sooooo fun to paint. I really got to practice my skills with transfers as well, as I had to figure out how to make them attach for weird surfaces and how to do them like I did on the legs. Those transfers comes in triangles, so I couldn't figure out how to get it on there, so it went all the way to the edge and it looked natural. A good amount of Googling went into that one!

The arms and hull mounted weapons are magnetized so I just put on the weapons in the images, that I thought looked best. I hope you like them!

Next up; 3 Contemptors with magnetized arms!


So far I have gotten 6 x Powerfist (claw versions) and 6 x Kheres Assault Cannon. My hopes are to get them done this month too.


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/07/18 09:46:42


Post by: Nordicus


Time to get this up and running again - Apologies for the inactivity, but it's summer and I got to travel a bit. I'm glad you are reading this and stuck around though! Big hug to you!

In the summertime I had a little special project for myself, that I have been wanting to do for a while. I wanted to paint the transport of all transports, outside the superheavy area: The Spartan Assault Tank! Weighing in at over 700 grams (Yupp, I have proof of this) this is one hell of a chunk of resin to get started on! After installing some Word Bearers doors on it, I could get started.

I got the new version from FW where it is cast with complete tracks, so you you don't have to assemble them. This is both great and not so great at the same time; The great part is that it doesn't take 3 months to assemble and the tracks are always on par. The bad news is, that it might get more damage in the shipping than before, as the sides of the tracks can snap off - Which is what happened to mine. It took me about and hour to find all the pieces in the package, find their matching spot and glue them back on.

I decided to not go heavy on decals and make the tank a tad darker than the previous tanks I did, as I want to take the army in a slightly darker red on big surfaces. Overall it fits the sinister feel of the Word Bearers better and with so many details on the tank already, plus the doors, not many decals are really needed. I did the rusty tracks that all my tanks have, but otherwise kept it pretty clean - I know it's not realistic, but hey it looks cool!



I hope you like it!

Now my next project is sure to make me friends - And it will undoubtedly be my biggest test of perseverance in my entire 40k history:



2 new Heldrakes and I will be repainting my old one - So 3 Heldrakes at once. My god... Grant me strength!

Oh and one last thing; I have started a Instagram profile for more frequent up-to-date images of what I'm working on - Check it out here!


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/08/14 09:50:09


Post by: Nordicus


Update time!

Unfortunately, I will have to break my own rule that I've always have - Never start something you don't finish. While I think everyone would understand such a predicament, with painting 3 Heldrakes, it is in reality because of an opportunity that has come up that I wanted to grab.

I've been invited to join one of the 2 Danish ITC teams that will compete in Sweden, in November. As I've always wanted to try my hand at the competitive scene, I've accepted the offer. However, this means that I had to come up with an army that both complimented the team composition, that was the correct point values and that met the komp requirements for the tournament.

For those of you who doesn't know what komp is, it is basically a 2nd value system that is placed upon every unit, weapon and formation on top of the points value that we usually use. The more powerfull the unit, the more komp they cost. You are allowed no more than 130 komp points and 1500 points in your army, so you have to think outside the box as units such as Be'Lakor cost 90 komp (!!) in himself. It's a fun system to be honest!

I came up with a list, where I unfortunately have a lot of work to do and only 2 months to do it. I will be trying my hand at the Demonic Incursion detachment and the theme is; Slaanesh! That's right, the angry ladies are back in action. As the tournament requires everything to be painted up, I took a look at the army I had built and what I had in my collection.

The bad news? The list consists of 80 Daemonettes, 2 heralds, 30 Seekers and 8 furies.
What do I have? 40 Daemonettes and 2 Heralds.... Which are on the wrong bases.

So over the next 2 months, I have to paint the entire army basically. Doing this, along with 3 Heldrakes is beyond even my capacity for painting, so I decided to put the drakes on hold and start on the Slaanesh army. I've ordered the models which should arrive tomorrow and debased my collection for now. So the assembly should start tomorrow.

So far, I've decided on a theme and pre-mixed the paints and washes that I will need so I don't have to think about that. I will do a inverted theme compared to my old models, so they will have white hair and fleshy/purple skin, with purple tinted metal armor on.

Cross your fingers for me and that I will make it. Painting this many models is a new record for me.

(Oh and I've started a Instagram profile, in case you didn't notice. Search for "Nordicus Minis" and you will find me on there.)


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/08/14 10:35:21


Post by: Januine


Good luck man. That's a big chunk of figs to get through. Slaanesh though - sweet choice. Buttery is doing up a Slaaneshi force at mo too. Any thoughts on colour scheme?


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/08/14 11:09:07


Post by: Nordicus


 Januine wrote:
Good luck man. That's a big chunk of figs to get through. Slaanesh though - sweet choice. Buttery is doing up a Slaaneshi force at mo too. Any thoughts on colour scheme?


Thanks man - It's times like these that I'm particularly fond of my airbrush, let's just say that

The scheme will be a bit different that I'm used to. It's going to be a fleshy tones purple skin, white hair and pruply tinted metals. I sazw a post over at Element Games that looked pretty good, and suitably fast in painting time so I will aim at something along those lines.


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/08/14 12:09:05


Post by: evildrcheese


Good luck. Looking forward to seeing the army come together.

EDC


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/08/14 12:25:53


Post by: AdroitSquirrel


I'll have to follow your instagram. These are awesome and I look forward to seeing how the ladies turn out.


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/08/15 13:23:50


Post by: Boss Salvage


 Nordicus wrote:
I will be trying my hand at the Demonic Incursion detachment and the theme is; Slaanesh! That's right, the angry ladies are back in action.
YESSSSSSSSS - quite a bit of Slaanesh love happening right now, happy to see

Good luck with your girls, will be following on Instagram too

- Salvage


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/08/24 10:58:33


Post by: Nordicus


Progress!

I've finally gotten all the parts, boxes, new bases and whatnot to assemble the list that I have made. It's.... Well, it certainly will be a pain to deal with in terms of board control considering it's only 1500 points. Fully assembled, it looks like this:



The sharp eye will notice a few things:

- On the right there are 9 Furies (unbased, as they are on their way). However, they are not the GW furies (as they look like gak in a handbasket) but rather the Gargoyle models from Puppetswar. They are quite cool, check them out when you have the time!
- All the Daemonettes are on 32mm bases, as both Bloodletters and Plaguebearers are on this size in their new packaging. As the Slaanesh models have yet to be repackaged, I've decided to jump ahead and mount them on these bases instead. The tournament agreed and saw my logic, so hey, more board control!
- Similarly the Seekers are on the 75x45mm oval bases, that the new Deathwatch bikes come with. I had a chat with a GW employee here in Denmark who said that he believed the old bike bases where on their way out of the game completely, and the next day the Deathwatch bikes are announced. I bought some 75x45mm and 60x35mm oval to see which size fit best and it was definitely the new bike size. As the Seekers come with the old bike bases, the argument is also valid as they are simply converted over to the new standard for bike units.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have an army to prime and the weather is quite nice outside:


Boss Salvage wrote:YESSSSSSSSS - quite a bit of Slaanesh love happening right now, happy to see

Good luck with your girls, will be following on Instagram too

- Salvage

Thanks man! Be sure to stick around as these ladies got legs for days

AdroitSquirrel wrote:I'll have to follow your instagram. These are awesome and I look forward to seeing how the ladies turn out.

Thanks a bunch man - Glad to see you following on Instagram too!

evildrcheese wrote:Good luck. Looking forward to seeing the army come together.

EDC

Cheers man - I'm a bit excited myself!


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/11/03 10:58:18


Post by: Nordicus


It's been a while hasn't it? Sorry to have been so quiet, but a lot of things have happened that I needed to take care off.

But surely you're not interested in that, so let's carry on to what this blog is about; That plastic crack. I just had my biggest assignment ever. Painting 1500 points of Slaanesh Demonic Incursion in 4 weeks for a tournament. This list contains;

- 80 Daemonettes
- 30 Seekers
- 2 Heralds (1 on foot and 1 on steed)
- 5 Furies.

I just finished them this morning, and here is the result:





You will probably notice that I've taken a more realistic and gritty approach to this army than most of my recent work. It's fully intentional and something I've wanted to do since my Nurgle army. Slaanesh is a tough nut to crack and make menacing looking but I think it worked this time around, with help from ThirdEyeNuke studioes for inspiration. Only took me 3 tries too!

I hope you like it.


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/11/03 13:25:02


Post by: Boss Salvage


 Nordicus wrote:
You will probably notice that I've taken a more realistic and gritty approach to this army than most of my recent work ...
And the scheme looks stunning! Love this take on Slaanesh, really jives with my own take on Chaos / Eevil armies (browns, blacks, whites). Particularly effective carried across such a horde of models! Awesome stuff, do want better pics

- Salvage


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/11/03 18:44:30


Post by: KernelTerror


Wow, gorgeous looking army, all hails Slaanesh !


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/11/03 19:38:12


Post by: Knightley


Very nice looking army!


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/11/04 11:31:52


Post by: Tzares


Any chance you could share your paint scheme for the slaaneshi? id love to paint some monochrome and gritty daemons myself


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/11/04 14:05:33


Post by: evildrcheese


Nice work on the Daemon army, that's a hell of an achievement in 4 weeks.

EDC


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/11/06 17:31:28


Post by: Nordicus


Thanks everyone for the kind words! The army did quite decent in the tournament and only got into real trouble against a SM army, with pure shooty walkers. Even though they can glance up to AV12 with rending, that was a bit too much to handle. Still, I can't complain

Tzares wrote:
Any chance you could share your paint scheme for the slaaneshi? id love to paint some monochrome and gritty daemons myself


Sure thing! The recipe I used was the following:

- Prime black
- Do a 45 degree airbrush highlight with Vallejo Air US Blue Grey
- Do a 90 degree airbrush highlight with Vallejo Air Light Grey
- Do a black Oil wash (remember to Gloss varnish before the wash and a matt varnish after the stage is done, and you cleaned up the details)
- Do a pure white drybrush over the details.
- Airbrush / paint the hair, eyes, claws and little bone details black.
- Do a gloss varnish over the black details.

The armor is pretty straight forward:
- Paint it Vallejo Air Steel (or any other mithril style paint. It should be quite bright)
- Wash it with a thinned down GW Nuln Oil, so i only reacts to the cracks.
- Wash it in random places (not all of it, just a streak here and there) with GW Seraphim Serpia

Et voila!


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/11/10 08:49:21


Post by: Tzares


Thank you! Im getting my airbrush in the mail soon this will be good practice im glad i bought a lot of denaturated alcohol to strip my minis xD

Perhaps a dumb question, but are the angles you list from the horizonthal or vertical? xD


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/11/18 17:15:17


Post by: Nordicus


Tzares wrote:
Thank you! Im getting my airbrush in the mail soon this will be good practice im glad i bought a lot of denaturated alcohol to strip my minis xD

Perhaps a dumb question, but are the angles you list from the horizonthal or vertical? xD


There's no such thing as a dumb question my friend, so just ask. The angles are vertical when holding the model in front of you. With an airbrush, consider yourself as the sun, with the airbrush where the light will fall. It's a bit different to get used to than normal, so it will take a little practice

Now for a quick update, while I'm assembling my next project. It's time to give my Chaos Marines some loving, so I've decided to finally jump in with both feet. I'm building a mother-Slaaneshing Cabal!



I've wanted to build these guys for so long, as I absolutely LOVE the models. I will be assembling them with the following weapons:

2 x Force Staff
2 x Force Sword
1 x Force Axe
1 x Black Mace

As soon as they are assembled I will be posting some pictures for you guys to see.

The above weapon combinations meant that I had a axe for spare. So I thought that it was time that my Juggerlord got a much-deserved upgrade, as he was put on a bigger base:


Khorne is happy.
I am happy.
It's a happy day.


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/11/18 19:10:59


Post by: KernelTerror


I certainly am eager to see your take on the varanguard, good choice !


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/11/19 13:26:09


Post by: Nordicus


Well that didn't take long - The group is now assembled in all of their unholy glory!



The torsoes and above are not glued to the models, for ease of painting. Now for priming!


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/11/19 19:51:56


Post by: Heretic Tom


Awesome work, I love your style. Some of the coolest chaos forces I've seen yet.


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/11/19 21:06:36


Post by: Nordicus


 Heretic Tom wrote:
Awesome work, I love your style. Some of the coolest chaos forces I've seen yet.

Thanks a bunch man - That means a lot!


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/11/28 12:38:19


Post by: Nordicus


Right, I've had time to experiment a tad on the various forces before I started on the Cabal. I wanted them to look as cool as possible, but with my new approach in mind. If in doubt, I'm talking about the more gritty approach that I got with my Slaanesh daemons.

I made two Juggernauts my test subjects. Two models that I've had forever and never really got around to re-do; My juggerlord from my CSM section and a Juggerherald from my Daemon section.

I started out by playing around with the steeds themselves. I always liked the metallic steeds more than the red ones, so after playing around for the better part of 2 hours, I got to this stage:



After making the bronze pop a bit more and adding blood effects, I got started on the Khorne herald. I wanted a more brown/orange'ish approach to the red, instead of the pure red you mostly see on the Bloodletters. Additionally I wanted to go for black feet and hands, ever since I saw that paintscheme in the Khorne Daemonkin codex. I also decided to not add any lighting effects, but keep it down and dirty - The only pop effect being the sword he holds.

After around an hour and a halfs worth of airbrushing, washing, drybrushing and a bit of blending, I got him to a stage that I liked. Here he is:



After having gotten the Khorne herald down, I was more confident in my reds and general aesthetic so I started on the Juggerlord himself. I decided to try and start the metallics with a brighter shade than I normally do, as the metallics quickly become to dark that you can barely see them for the blacks. After this model, I found out that it's definitely the right way to go. Until my lightbox is home, here is a quick shot of the guy in all of his bloody glory:



A productive Sunday I have to admit. Now I want to get starte on my cabal!


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2016/11/30 16:59:53


Post by: Nordicus


You don't know trims until you paint a Varanguard. Holy gak!



All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2017/01/08 22:26:07


Post by: Nordicus


First of all, a very Happy New Year to everyone stopping by! I hope you all had a great holiday with your family and friends, while maintaining all of your fingers.

Now that the holiday greetings are out of the way, I can gladly say that the cabal is finished. Honestly they took longer than I'd like but the amount of trims on these dudes had me going through a momentary weariness, that I had to fight off. The second the trim was done, I was at full speed once again.

I continued my venture into the more gritty side of painting that I started with my Daemonettes and Juggerlord so these guys were a challenge to say the least. I wanted to not overdo it but keep them simple and striking. The result is this:



As proof of all 6 of them being done, here's the infamous group-shot:


I hope you like them - If you want more pictures of them, feel free to PM me and I'll send a few. I'm trying to keep the clutter down but they are so distinct each of them, that a groupshot doesn't really do them justice. I hope a picture of one of them can give a sense of where I went with them though

Not unto new things! I'll be back soon!


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2017/01/26 17:57:27


Post by: Nordicus


Time for an update! As I'm trying to update my Instagram more and more often, I find myself doing a bit fewer but usually larger updates on my various blogs, as honestly it's easier to put WIP pictures up on a media as Instagram. That doesn't mean you guys shouldn't see what I'm doing though, as I've been here for quite some time after all.

I'm in a fun place in my painting at the moment. I'm trying out new things and developing the gritty and bloody painting style I've started a few months back, and honestly it's a lot more fun than what I did previously. I really like painting this way and the end results are just up my alley. I know it's a more extreme style as some will undoubtedly hate it, but I'm ok with that - Some doesn't like a airbrushed look, some don't like the brushed look, some like the cartoonish style and some like a more gritty approach - It's the diversity in the hobby that's fun to see. In the end I find it most important what I think is fun to paint and what I think is cool to look at, as 85% of the time it's me that look at the miniatures.

That being said, I will always value you guys opinions and feedback. It's what has gotten me from a novice painter who started 5 years ago, to the painter that I am today. I can't thank you enough for your patience and willingness to inspire. You guys are awesome!

Now, what have I been painting recently? Well, seeing as I have a Word Bearer force as my primary army I found it best to start the year of with a major character: Erebus himself!



As you can see, I went with a gritty and over-exposed look as I wanted him to be as menacing as he is in the books. I went with a green fire at his staff, to give some more contrast and delved a bit more into the battledamage to the armor with dirt, mud and metal.

I hope you like him!



All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2017/01/26 21:35:23


Post by: tinfoil


Wow! That Word Bearer... Yeah, wow!
There's dude who really looks as though he's been in and out of the Warp for a few millennia. Great atmosphere. Really nice work.


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2017/01/27 13:03:46


Post by: Nordicus


 tinfoil wrote:
Wow! That Word Bearer... Yeah, wow!
There's dude who really looks as though he's been in and out of the Warp for a few millennia. Great atmosphere. Really nice work.


Thanks a lot! I'm still exploring the gritty schemes and way of painting, but this dude turned out really well in my opinion


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2017/01/28 11:53:58


Post by: Fifty


Yeah, Erebus looks amazing, and totally suits a gritty painting style.


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2017/01/28 13:52:08


Post by: Nordicus


 Fifty wrote:
Yeah, Erebus looks amazing, and totally suits a gritty painting style.


Thanks man! I'm glad you like him as he has been sitting on my shelf for like a year, and I only just got the courage to try my hand at him.

Now he's been assembled along with 10 Terminators whom I am testing out my theme at the moment. It's evident that the sculpt are a bit older, especially on the clear lines where you are more dependant on your steady hand than many modern models. Still, the older models deserve respect and have to look as good as the others!

Here's what 3 of them look like now:


Now to continue the rest of them - They take quite a while to paint I have to admit :S


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2017/06/11 23:53:50


Post by: Tzares


Any chance you could re-upload the slaaneshi daemon pics? id love to have another look at them before i start airbrushing my own


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2019/03/14 09:29:16


Post by: Nordicus


Ok, let's see if we cannot bring this thread back from the grave.

First up, I'm not dead or out of the hobby. I just started painting again here a few months back after 6 months out, due to various circumstances. But to go back to the start; Why did I stop posting here on Heresy-Online and why am I suddenly posting here again.

The short version is that I reached a point in my hobby life, where I didn't enjoy painting. I felt like I didn't get the results I wanted, that I spent way too long on techniques with a sub-optimal result and in general that I felt a bit... lost. I was looking at my miniatures but I didn't "feel" them anymore. I sat with the feelint that I was painting more to the standards that I was seeing everywhere, but not a style or a standard that catered to me and my own artistic flare.

Simply put, I didn't like what I was doing.

So I took a step back for a month or so, and started thinking about what I wanted to do. Not what was expected of the miniatures that I painted, but what really appealed to me. I have always been drawn to the darkness in terms of style, be it movies, music or art - In particular that of the author Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Candyman, etc.). So I decided to completely reboot my painting style and my entire collection. From scratch.

I did a lot of research and talked to a lot of artists to get inspiration. I got to learn some amazing talents and even made some friends along the way, that I am now sharing tips and tricks with; people like ThirdEyeNuke, Zatcaskagoon and Egregoure. After spending months on de-learning my old techniques and taking on new techniques, I went to work on my entire collection (roughly 11.000 points of Chaos Marines and 10.000 points of Daemons) with a new style, new bases and a new flare for painting.

I loved it. I was feeling the creativity flow. It was faster, it was way more fun and the results I got was completely up my alley. The Erebous a few posts up was one of the first I did in the new style and he took me 1/3 of the time that my old techniques did.

After a while, I created a Facebookpage and an Instagrampage. I didn't wish to make any sort of commission work, but I used it to find a audience similar to this forum; A group of people to share my progress with and to build a small community around. It's going decently well (around 500 likes on Facebook and 530'ish on Instagram), so I thought about returning here - My place of origin, where I posted tutorials and participated in painting competitions, when I was learning the ropes.

So here I am, back from a longer personal journey and happier in my hobby life than ever. I have some really fun projects to show you all in the coming weeks and months, but I can start off with this little bad boy: A Word Bearer Renegade Knight, that has been my biggest custom job to date:



And with that, I bid you adieu for tonight. I will do my best to write a hell of a lot more often than I have, and be active again. Now that I have the passion back and some new models to show you (and new tutorials if you want them) it's time to get back to the old forums.

I'll see you all soon!


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2019/03/14 12:56:11


Post by: Boss Salvage


Great to have you back Nordi, have been enjoying your Insta in the meantime

Mega-awesome word bearer knight is ok I guess


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2019/03/15 09:35:00


Post by: Nordicus


 Boss Salvage wrote:
Great to have you back Nordi, have been enjoying your Insta in the meantime

Mega-awesome word bearer knight is ok I guess


Yeah I noticed you on the instragram Thanks for sticking with me man!


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2019/03/19 07:46:20


Post by: Nordicus


So, as every Chaos player from here to the Northpole, I got my hands on the shadowspear set. Recognizing that the next month or so is going to have a release every week that I want, I went straight to work on it!



The models are breathtakingly detailed. Luckily not at the level of Dark Vengeance, where it was too much on the marines (you coiuldn't make out half the details) but the overall look and feel of the models, are fantastic!

I am painting them in my legion of choice, the Word Bearers, and should have another update in a few days for all of you. Enjoy!


All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG @ 2019/03/19 13:28:54


Post by: Boss Salvage


I'm impressed by you and the other Chaos warlords who dove right into assembly and are already well through the painting. My dudes have to wait until the summer - painting a Kings of War army before tournament season - but I am getting preposterously pumped to get them together since I finished my last CSM army 10+ years ago. Upside of waiting is more sweet sweet minis to choose from (terminators!). Downside of waiting is more sweet sweet minis to buy and stick on the shelf (terminators!)

Keep it up! Your impatient Helbrutes looked great too.