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United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/02/24 16:58:09


Post by: ChaosDad


I'll start with a nice little title image, which will be updated from time to time with army shots:


And now that the tone is set:

After about 25 years off, I'm picking up the hobby again, and I got my hands on a great bunch of miniatures from a friend.
There is about 5000 points worth of miniatures in the bunch, and I'll be splitting it in three armies between me and my kids.
I'm going with the Alpha Legion, and so far I've been greatly enjoying getting back into the painting process...

So here are my first two marines:


I still need to get my paint scheme just right, but it's getting there...
Tell me what you think, I'm quite happy with these two, since they are the first minis I've painted in 25 years....

I've decided to not have two threads, and so I'll pull my inquisition thread here as well, and I'll also showcase the painting I'm doing for the other armies in the house (there is an eldar and an Ork army that are being built for my kids and they have a bit less motivation than me with the painting, so i'll also be painting orks and eldar...

So, my inquisition army:

 ChaosDad wrote:
The fates have delivered to my door (the fates and the postal service, I must say...) a bounty of gorgeous Raging Heroes miniatures, and I'll be getting my hands on another bunch of them once they start shipping out their TGG2 figures...

In short, it's going to be an inquisitorial band with some battle sisters and some astra militarum auxiliaries. (And what I find fantastic is that I'll also be using Cypher and his fallen in both this and my chaos army, how very Cypher... )
For now I have the AM part, and some inquisitorial henchmen, and the sororitas part will come later, as will the Inquisitors themselves...

The fluff behind the concept involves a radical inquisitor who is a former Battle Sister and who applies the Decree Passive scrupulously, there are no 'men under arms' in her warband, only women. I find this wording loophole so amazingly stupid that I can't help but play with it. (I always found it to be a cheap trick in The Lord of The Rings, when Eowyn kills the Nazgûl... )

The non-fluff reason is that I really like the Raging Heroes minis, and I want to use a whole army's worth of them...

So here is my first trooper, ready to be painted:


And here she is, alongside a Cadian guard and a howling banshee, to give an idea of the scale of these raging heroes (oh, and the paint on those is not by me, by the way, it's just figures I pulled out of my boxes of stuff I bought used...



As you see, size-wise she's very generic-human-in-40k-size, but her built is much more slender i.e. she's not 'heroic' proportioned with thick limbs and a big head. I also have their assassin figure and that thing is very tiny... They are going to be a challenge to paint, that is for sure... I'll have to take a picture of the girls next to the space marines I'm going to use for Cypher and his Fallen, the difference in bulk looks just right in that case, making the Space Marines look properly huge...



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/02/24 17:53:34


Post by: corpuschain


Very nice. A good mix of colours. Have you thought about drilling out the gun barrels? It adds an extra layer of realism.


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/02/24 18:12:15


Post by: ChaosDad


Good idea, but it wasn't the kind of thing that I had envisionned... Maybe after a few more figures I'll start considering details like that...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/02/25 15:47:36


Post by: nareik


I think they are good!

The hydra you have painted in place of the khorne insignia on the berserker torso is a nice touch.

To make the transition a bit smoother, have you considered painting a little watered down blue over the area where the green highlight meets the blue? In the pictures it currently looks a bit stark (but photos don't always capture the 'real' appearance of a model, especially as they are normally viewed from 4 foot away on a gaming table).


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/02/26 09:48:27


Post by: ChaosDad


Here is my first completed squad...

I still have a long way to go to get actually good at this, but so far, for tabletop use, I dare say that they look decent enough...



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/02/27 01:25:37


Post by: War Kitten


Very nicely done. I'm going to be keeping an eye on this.


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/02/27 09:27:13


Post by: l0k1


Looking good! I really like the kit bashing you did with the Khorne Berserker kit.


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/02/27 10:29:51


Post by: evildrcheese


Looking good. More than suitable for tabletop standard. Do you have an army list you're working towards?

EDC


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/02/27 15:46:38


Post by: ChaosDad


l0k1 wrote:Looking good! I really like the kit bashing you did with the Khorne Berserker kit.


Thanks! I can't take all the benefit, these are part of a big bunch of chaos marines that I got my hands on from a friend who had done most of the putting together of the miniatures... I did do a lot of gluing in the last few days, the result if which I'll post as I slowly work my way through painting the whole thing...

I'll take a picture of the whole bunch this afternoon so I have a 'before' picture...

War Kitten wrote:Very nicely done. I'm going to be keeping an eye on this.


Thank you!

evildrcheese wrote:Looking good. More than suitable for tabletop standard. Do you have an army list you're working towards?

EDC


All in all I have about 5000 points worth of things, that I first broke down in three 1000-ish points detatchments that me (with the Alpha Legion), my son (with the Iron Men) and my daughter (with the Purple Marines) will be painting and getting ready for battle...

So far, on my list, I have:

-Huron Blackheart
-Dark Apostle with Tzeench mark
-1 squad of 10 Chaos Space Marines
-1 squad of 5 Thousand sons
-1 squad of 5 Possessed
-1 squad of 5 Raptors
-1 squad of 5 Terminators

On my son's list:

-Karhn
-Chaos Lord on Juggernaut
-2 squads of 8 Berserkers
-1 squad of 8 Chaos Space Marines
-1 squad of 5 Terminators
-1 Obliterator

My daughter's list:

-2 Chaos Lords
-3 Squads of 6 Chaos Space Marines
-1 Squad of 5 Thousand Sons
-1 Squad of 5 Havocs
-1 Squad of 5 Raptors
-2 Obliterator

In addition to that I still have another squad of Berserkers, a squad of Plague marines, another squad of marines, a few cultists, 7 bikes, a squad of noise marines, a rhino (I'll probably put the noise marines in there, with the paintjob to go with it!), Abbadon, and then a few daemons: a daemon prince, a bloodthirster, furies, daemonettes (the good ones...), bloodletters, flesh hounds, pink horrors, flamers... Unfortunately i don't have quite enough of each of the daemons for complete squads, so I can't put together a 'proper' daemon ally detatchement. I can field a Khorne Demonkin detatchement, though, so that's probably what I'll be doing...

I also want to get my hands on a Dark Vengeance box to get the rules, the chosen, the cultists and the helbrute, and trade away the Dark Angels for more Chaos-y goodness...

Here is the whole thing as it stands now... Lots of fun to be had, I'd say...



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/02/27 17:56:41


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


That's quite an army shot. Looks like you have a lot of fun hobby stuff to do!


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/02/27 18:27:50


Post by: War Kitten


Quite the nice haul, looks like you'll be busy for a while


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/02/28 21:28:15


Post by: ChaosDad


Today is a pause in painting, and it's stripping time...



Looking forward to putting them back together and painting... The thick paint they had on hid a lot of the detail that is on them... The Daemon Prince is gorgeous...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/01 07:47:57


Post by: ChaosDad


After an evening of painting, an update!

First a pair of Chaos Spawns:



The first one I got already with some color, so I only did a wash and drybrush on it... The second one was me enjoying doing a gradual color shift...

And second, I present to you: my possessed! I'm quite happy with the way they turned out, but they also showed me that there is a thing that I need to get better at: highlighting...











Still a long way to go before I'm good at this, but I,m starting to feel confident enough to tackle the more challenging characters... I'll do the Raptors next, I think...

Any feedback is always welcome!


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And here is the projected paint scheme for the Chaos Rhino that I am allocating to the Noise Marines...

WE ARE AMPLIFIED!



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/01 19:44:52


Post by: KernelTerror


Great looking posessed, very cool models.
And very appropriate idea for the rhino, what does the sound sample say ?


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/01 20:02:11


Post by: ChaosDad


 KernelTerror wrote:
Great looking posessed, very cool models.
And very appropriate idea for the rhino, what does the sound sample say ?


Thanks! They are the old school (I think in the time of 2nd of 3rd edition) possessed. Their champion has big horns, a powerfist and a chainsword held in a tentacle, it will be used as a lord in the "Purple Marines" detachement of my army (painted by my daughter...)

As for the sound sample, I must say that I have no idea what it is exactly... Maybe I should have it say "This quiet offends Slaanesh" ...

Speaking of the purple marines, here they are in all their purple and pink crested glory, painted by my daughter:



And my son's in progress "Iron Men", the Khorne demonkin detatchement of our glorious army:



And you might have noticed the beautiful models that I'm busy defacing with my painting skills in the back, a squad of raptors:



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/02 09:53:18


Post by: ChaosDad


I had two Abaddon minis, but was missing one of the claw hand, and had a sorcerer that was missing a hand... So I swapped a few pieces around, chopped off a few hands from plastic marines, and got myself these two characters...

This one will be used as an aspiring champion in a squad where they all have top knots, so he's the toppermost top knot:



And I'm not sure yet what this terminator will be used for, but he has a very sorcerer feel to him... The trophy racks are not yet installed, but I'll use Abaddon's long ones...



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/03 15:54:20


Post by: ChaosDad


Today I got my hands on a Hulkbuster Toy, which I'll be fidling with to make it into a hellbrute or a contemptor, for my son's Iron Men detatchement...
There is also a hulk figure to go with it, it's about demon-prince size, I guess that something can be done with it...
And yes, for the record, I fully condone the shameless perverting of Children's toys to the service of the Dark Gods...

Also, I've been mulling over what to do with the squad of nine bikes that I have, and then the madness struck: 9 bikes, 9 traitor legions... by Abaddon's overcompensating topknot, I had it! My bike champion is already cleary World Eater, so I'll paint the other eight as the other legions... The madness, oh, the madness!




Come on, somewhere you have to admit that there is something to this:


Oh, and my daughter is getting better...



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Some work on the raptors has been done...
Still need the last layer of highlights, but I'm quite happy with them so far...
(Due to a glue failure, my fifth raptor is undergoing surgery at the moment, and could not be present at this painting occasion...



I really like those models, and the distinct lack of spikey-ness that they have...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/04 20:41:41


Post by: ChaosDad


My raptor squad is done, I'm getting slowly better at this...

The Champion:


Two of the raptors:


And the whole squad:


I still have to find a coherent base that I'll put on all the models and that both my kids can also do on theirs... This way there is going to be a common thread on the whole army despite the different color schemes...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/04 23:20:19


Post by: l0k1


Looking great!

An easy but effective method to do bases could be to get some of the basing stuff from GW. Just slap it on, wait for it to dry, do some dry brushing and done.


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/04 23:46:42


Post by: corpuschain


I love the possessed. They are very retro, and there's nothing that tickles me more than retro mutated chaos models. So thank you!


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/05 09:07:24


Post by: ChaosDad


l0k1 wrote:Looking great!

An easy but effective method to do bases could be to get some of the basing stuff from GW. Just slap it on, wait for it to dry, do some dry brushing and done.


This is a very good idea! I'll do just that, I think...
For the 40mm and the 60mm bases, I'll find a model of scenic resin bases that i like and the termies and big guys will also get 'easy' bases...
Today I'll be painting my first HQ choice: Huron, and I'll be using your shiny Alpha Legion's method for his armor... I'll let you know how it turns out for me...

corpuschain wrote:I love the possessed. They are very retro, and there's nothing that tickles me more than retro mutated chaos models. So thank you!


I'm very lucky to have gotten my hands on a lot of retro models. the next unit I'll paint is a bunch of retro noise marines, really looking forward to it!



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/05 13:44:31


Post by: evildrcheese


Possessed look brill. Also the concept for the rhino is amazing!

EDC


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/05 18:49:09


Post by: War Kitten


The Possessed came out really great! I also love that Rhino idea, and sad to say, but your children are already better at painting than I am..


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/05 18:51:48


Post by: Astro Wolf


I'm really loving those Iron Man inspired units


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/05 18:59:09


Post by: l0k1


Sounds good. Can't wait to see how Huron turns out.


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/06 14:46:28


Post by: ChaosDad


 l0k1 wrote:
Sounds good. Can't wait to see how Huron turns out.


Here it is...
Primed and ready, the level of detail on this figure is just gorgeous...



Basecoat of Silver



Glaze of Blue



Detailing in Silver...



And the result:



Thanks l0k1, for the technique, I love how it looks!

And now a group shot of the Alpha Legion detachment so far... Huron looks great at the head of it...





United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/06 19:05:14


Post by: l0k1


Very nice! With his current rules Huron has a bit of Alpha Legion a theme to him, so seeing him in that scheme is nice.

How many coats of the blue and green glazes did you end up going with?


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/06 19:18:26


Post by: ChaosDad


I did two layers of blue, of a mix of paint and water slightly thicker than what I usually had for washes . The green over it is just a drybrush of vivid green just to get the sheen... I'm gonna use the same technique again for my other HQ for the detatchement, and in other combinations for other sections of the army. I have tzeench sorcerer that I'm starting in that has a basecoat of gold to build upon...

And yes, the infiltration thing of Huron felt really Alpha Legion, and I'll probably also have Cypher and a squad of chosen in that army, the sneak-iness will never stop... bwahahaha!


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/07 00:57:17


Post by: l0k1


Lol sounds great!


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/07 20:33:30


Post by: ChaosDad


Time to make the Hulkbuster into something more... Dynamic...

He is too tall for a Contemptor, so I need to get him both shorter, and into a less boring position, considering that the only moving parts in this "action figure" are the arms...



So, after cutting off all of his limbs and adjusting the position, I managed to get him to do this:



He still is a bulky dude, but he's a bit closer to contemptor territory...



So he still needs a bit of patching up with greenstuff and a new paintjob, but then he'll be the Iron Men's centerpiece...

He can even do a superhero landing...



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/07 21:54:52


Post by: War Kitten


Have you thought about trying to make him into something like a Kytan Demon Engine? I think it'd be around the right size


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/07 22:21:33


Post by: ChaosDad


 War Kitten wrote:
Have you thought about trying to make him into something like a Kytan Demon Engine? I think it'd be around the right size


I think he's too small for a Kytan... He would be a perfect stand in for a Leviathan-pattern dreadnought, but unfortunately us devotees of chaos don't get those toys... Maybe a Decimator? I'm not sure yet of how much spikey bits I want to put on him... It does look a bit too clean as it is to be chaos-ey enough...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/08 18:25:10


Post by: ChaosDad


Work had started on the Noise Marines that will go in that rhino that I'll eventually paint in an awesome livery of purple and pink...



There is still much metal and gold to be added... The bling will ooze from them...

And then I'll do five more with a pack of the new sonic weapons that I ordered from GW.

Much fun, very chaos, such Slaanesh...


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Step two



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/09 10:02:23


Post by: QuazzaP


Fantastic stuff, I have to say. I love variety in an army, and I can definitely say your's has a lot of it!

Keep it up, good work.


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/09 14:01:38


Post by: ChaosDad


 QuazzaP wrote:
Fantastic stuff, I have to say. I love variety in an army, and I can definitely say your's has a lot of it!

Keep it up, good work.


Thanks!

I think that it's one of the good thing with building a chaos army: the fluff and the crunch both support a wide variety of things...
And I'm tremendously lucky to have landed a stash of wonderful miniatures, where I have all four chaos flavors represented. This helps a lot with the variety.

And it also help to have kids who approach this with a more playful eye than mine... I would have never dared to make the 'Iron Men' that my son is doing, and which brought about this hulkbuster/contemptor experiment that I'm doing.

I'm swimming in the hobby these days, there are two friends of my kids who are also getting into it, one with the dark Angels force from Dark Vengeance, and another with imperial guards. So I'm also keeping my eyes peeled for cool vehicles to convert/pervert to the use of the Guards...

And then we'll have to have a place to play, so I'm thinking about my options for a game board/table that I can easily fold or stow away when not playing, and all sorts of things to build terrain with... My living room in warhammer 40k central right now, good thing that I live alone half of the time...



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/10 19:38:18


Post by: ChaosDad


The Noise Marines are ready for the battlefield:



And I also got around to painting the 10th man of my CSM squad, as well as the first of my bikes. I'm not entirely convinced about the plasma effect...



And finally, this guy... I had a gold paint spill a few days ago, and decided to put a base coat of gold on his armor. And from there a seed of fluff was planted. He is the Golden Sorceror of Im'BekThak, clad in his golden plate, with his gold-plated trophies... I guess I need to write more fluff for my guys, It's fun to do!





I now have 2 HQ painted up for my army, I think that my next step is to dive into the cultists so I have my second basic troop, and then I'll have a playable army! No fielding unpainted minis for this guy, no sir!...





United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/11 08:54:47


Post by: KernelTerror


All hails the Golden Sorcerer, He who will melt your idols to cover the corpses of his foes !

Great stuff !


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/11 22:49:44


Post by: ChaosDad


Well well well, look what found its way to my table...





I've traded already a few of the Dark Angels against cultists and the Helbrute, and I'll use the other ones for building a Cypher and a squad of Fallen... That's the plan at least... a lot of chopping and greenstuffing will need to happen for that...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/12 11:52:22


Post by: ChaosDad


Well, here are the parts I have to work with to build a convincing Cypher...



After a couple of hours of chopping and filing, here is where the man stands...

I still need to fit in the sword that I'm going to put in place of the bolter he had strapped to his shoulder...



And I think that the sargeant has enough salvagable pieces to build him up again...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/12 12:08:49


Post by: corpuschain


Awesome! Cypher is one of my favourite characters and you have really done him justice there!


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/12 16:49:07


Post by: ChaosDad


Here he is, done, and with the remains of the company master and of the sargent, plus a few chaos-y bits, here is the first of the Fallen...




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I had put the finger in the gears of chopping up Dark Vengeance marines, so I got sucked into the machine and needed to complete the project of making the fallen for my Cypher...

So here are the first ones, mostly head swaps and the Chaos backpacks...



The next ones, including the champion posted earlier...



And finally the whole squad, as it will stand in my army...



They will be painted in black, with the Dark angel heraldry in red, in 30k-style...

I think that having nine fallen should be pleasing to the lord of change...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/12 23:52:20


Post by: KernelTerror


Great update and very nice cypher conversion, but by the golden faucet of the emprah's bidet that First Fallen is magnificent, that is one Walking blasphemy, an twisted icon laughing to the gods.

To put it simply, I am a great fan of the pose. Looking forward to see it painted.


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/13 02:31:56


Post by: War Kitten


Those Fallen are absolutely gorgeous! Really nice work


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/13 10:53:40


Post by: ChaosDad


In the meantime, my daughter is making steady progress in painting up her marines, and we even found a name for her warband: the Equestria Destroyers...

Yes, I did paint Twilight Sparkle's Cutie Mark on their shoulder pads... Oh the Heresy!




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I got my hands on the tenth bike, and the implication is clear to me, the 10th biker of my squad is going to be a fallen, I'll just use the Sargent from the Dark Vengeance box... My son had a box of Fantasy Chaos Knights, so I'll probably add a few chaos bits in there to clearly make him a Fallen... Maybe change his chainsword for a nice long chaos-y spear...

"Leave no miniature unconverted" well... more or less...




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A better shot of the HQ:



And the painted army as it stands as of today, March 13th...



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/14 11:28:24


Post by: ChaosDad


The mailman brought me some Orky parts for my son's upcoming Evil Suns detatchement...

Some Bionic Orky goodness... At least one nice Mek will be assembled from these parts....



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/15 06:25:46


Post by: ChaosDad


Well, we started putting orks together, my son and I, and damn my shiny chaos ass, those things are fun to build!

First a squad of warbikes;



And yes, number three is a converted chaos marines bike, with the Cannon from a battle wagon... Because Dakka...



Next we have a pair of Meks on traks:



And finally, and most fun of all, we have a squad of lootas mounted on wheels... This is going to be a Kult of Speed- themed army, after all...



I really have to restrain myself from just building all the things... so much fun!


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/15 06:54:11


Post by: evildrcheese


Your Cypher conversion is totally boss.

Also loving the uni-track orks.

EDC


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/16 02:45:33


Post by: War Kitten


This thread is full of heresy. It must be purged....


Basically those bikers are super cool! Really nice work


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/17 21:45:39


Post by: ChaosDad


I needed parts to finish up a few squads that needed a few models, so I bought a box of Chaos Space Marines. There is some very good stuff in there...

Like this guy, who, with his combi-melta, is going to be the champion of my plague marines :



But what I mostly needed the parts for was to complete my noise marines, bringing the total up to eleven... I know that only ten can fit in the metal box, but they have to go to eleven. That guy with the blastmaster certainly goes to eleven and beyond...



I've also continues working on the Dark Vengeance models, Turning the Lord into a Sorcerer. I would like to have him on a disk of tzeench, but that is going to wait until I get my burning chariot...



And speaking of Dark Vengeance, my bike project is slowly moving forward. I now have all ten models built, although some might get converted a bit further to better reflect the Legion's personality of each bike.

The Dark Vengeance bikes have been Chaos-i-fied..



And here are the nine "legion bikes"



For some of then it is very clear which legion they are going to represent, for instance the champion with his khorne helmet and his axe is clearly going to be World Eaters, and there is one that I built today, with the "third eye" helmet who is clearly going to be Thousand Sons. The one that is already painted in Black Legion colors will likely stay that way, but will receive a re-paint...

Should I post pictures of each of the ten so you can help me decide which goes with which legion? I have four clearly decided and six still up in the air...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/17 22:04:24


Post by: KernelTerror


Lots of very cool builds in this last update. These bikes will look great, 9 is already a lot of them.
Yeah do post, it can be interesting to decide who goes to what legion.


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/18 10:04:59


Post by: ChaosDad


Here are all the bikes and which Legion they are assigned to so far, I don't have detailed pictures for all just yet but I'll start here, and I'll update this post a bit later today with all the squad:



Let's start with those that are already assigned a legion:

2- Thousand Sons:



3- World Eaters



7- Black Legion - painted by the previous owner, I'll fix it up and make it pretty, but will keep the general scheme



9- My painted Alpha Legion Bike



And this one is going to be bike 10 - Fallen angel



And now those who are not yet assigned:

1- One guy with a flamer, I've thought about making him Word Bearers, for the flaming book theme...



4- One guy with a big Chopper, with the wooden shield bit in front I'm tempted to make him Death Guard



5- One guy with a powersword (although it's not going to be a powersword in games term, since he's not the champion...)



6-One generic Chaos biker



8-A dark vengeance plasma-gun biker, with no conversions. With the wings i thought of making him Emperor's Children, following their old pre-heresy heraldry...



So I still need to have a bike assigned to:

a- Night Lords
b- Death Guard
c- Emperor's Children
d- Iron Warriors
e- Word Bearers

Your thoughts and suggestions are more than welcome!



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And look at what the mailman brought me!

A package from Ka-Bu-Ki models!


It's the "Anubis" and "Steam Knight" miniatures. The steam knight is meant to represent Mortarion, but I'll use him as Typhus in my army, and the Anubis will probably gain a numer of wings and become a Tzeenchian deamon prince...




They are hard resin, harder than what I've seen from GW or Kromlech (so far it's the only two I've seen, I'm only starting in the resin world....), but I guess that means that the level of detail is much finer than what I've seen so far...



The Anubis is about the right size for a deamon prince



And again, the level of detail is impressive



I'm very happy with those two, I'll keep them in reserve for when I feel like really spending some time on a miniature...
For the moment I'm still in "getting the bulk of my army painted" mode...




United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/18 18:08:25


Post by: KernelTerror


Allright, my two cents :

a- Night Lords (4 or 5)
These maniacs would gladly decorate a bike with body parts of capture prisoners, if you have squeleton bits lying around...

b- Death Guard (4 or 8)
That could be your bonus bike. If one of them have already have heavy layers of paint and cannot be stripped, you can always add plague growths in greenstuff over them. But indeed I see what you mean with the wooden shield, and that could definitely work. That depends on the state of bike 8 i'd say, given that you also should camouflage the aquila on the driver's chest, Nurgle could also help there

c- Emperor's Children (8)
If you have the demon speaker from the chaos vehicle sprues, that would let that slaaneshy bastard ride in music. The idea with the wings would definitely work, you also have some ravenwing icons on 4 that could be defiled in the same way (but the axe is not subtle enough for slaanesh I'd say)

d- Iron Warriors ( 5 )
Finding one the bikes with large empty surfaces, to paint hazard stripes. 5 has a skull on the front that couls be painted like the Iron Warrior icon.

e- Word Bearers (bike 1)
The flamer guy would definitely work, then if you have loyalist bits such as purity seals, scrolls of fire that would do the trick.

Damn, now I want to get myself some bikes...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/18 19:32:45


Post by: ChaosDad


 KernelTerror wrote:
Allright, my two cents :

a- Night Lords (4 or 5)
These maniacs would gladly decorate a bike with body parts of capture prisoners, if you have squeleton bits lying around...


The guy with the Generic bike could be used for that, and yes, I do have a bunch of fantasy skeletons that could be chopped up in little pieces to decorate the bike and make it less generic... Good idea!

 KernelTerror wrote:

b- Death Guard (4 or 8)
That could be your bonus bike. If one of them have already have heavy layers of paint and cannot be stripped, you can always add plague growths in greenstuff over them. But indeed I see what you mean with the wooden shield, and that could definitely work. That depends on the state of bike 8 i'd say, given that you also should camouflage the aquila on the driver's chest, Nurgle could also help there


Nurgling up number 4 would be my preference, since 8 seems like the logical choice for:

 KernelTerror wrote:


c- Emperor's Children (8)
If you have the demon speaker from the chaos vehicle sprues, that would let that slaaneshy bastard ride in music. The idea with the wings would definitely work, you also have some ravenwing icons on 4 that could be defiled in the same way (but the axe is not subtle enough for slaanesh I'd say)


Hear you loud and clear on the cleaver/axe, not slaneshi enough...

 KernelTerror wrote:


d- Iron Warriors ( 5 )
Finding one the bikes with large empty surfaces, to paint hazard stripes. 5 has a skull on the front that couls be painted like the Iron Warrior icon.


The Horns do feel "iron warrior" to me, i need to train my hazard stripe skills for that one...

 KernelTerror wrote:


e- Word Bearers (bike 1)
The flamer guy would definitely work, then if you have loyalist bits such as purity seals, scrolls of fire that would do the trick.

Damn, now I want to get myself some bikes...


Bands of greenstuff parchement flittering in the wing seem like a splendid idea...

And yes, get some bikes...


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dug up a skeleton, used it as hood ornament...





This is all kinds of funny to me...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/21 21:47:30


Post by: ChaosDad


Today I painted a couple of bikes of the squad, this way at least I have three painted that I can field...

Here is the thousand son:



And the World Eater Champion:



And here is what the squad looks like at the present moment:



I'm liking where this is going...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/21 23:05:26


Post by: KernelTerror


Looking good, that old school world eater is especially brilliant.


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/22 15:50:43


Post by: ChaosDad


Fourth bike, painted this afternoon to kind of keep my mind off of the situation here is brussels today...

So this is the Iron Warrior bike, happy with the hazard stripes:


And the Word Bearer bike has been greenstuffed with long bands of parchement...



And a new squad shot:



And the whole project as it stands now:


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/22 17:20:55


Post by: hk1x1


Nice work on the bikes . I like how you've got one of each chapter, all lined up next to each other.


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/24 17:15:47


Post by: ChaosDad


 hk1x1 wrote:
Nice work on the bikes . I like how you've got one of each chapter, all lined up next to each other.


Thanks! Some legions will be (I think) a bit more challenging to my limited painting skills... The night lords lightning bolts are going to be problemetic, likely, as is the nurgling up of the Death Guard Bike...

Speaking of the Death Guard, I've been practicing the paint scheme that I want to put on the bike on some old school plastic plague marines...



And I've been trying to figure out how to do the weathering and rust that comes with nurglification...



The first one on the left is just basecoat and a black wash, the second one is a dash of rust-color drybrush, and the third has a generous helping of weathering powder added to the mix... Not sure yet if it's too much or if it's just enough...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/27 15:28:23


Post by: ChaosDad


I've continued on the Death Guard over the last few days, and I must say that I'm very happy with the result...

Here are the first few, including the aspiring champ and his combi melta...



and the others, with the Icon Bearer...



And a shot of the whole squad, to give an idea of how they'll look on the gaming table...



Next, I have a Herald of Tzeench on a Chariot that I want to put together, and the spare parts from the kit will be used to make a disk for the Sorcerer I made from the Dark Vengeance Lord, as well as Horrors and a Flamer to complete the squads I need so I can field a deamon allied force for my CSM army...

So far I think I have enough painted minis for a 1000-point game, It's a start...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/31 22:17:37


Post by: ChaosDad


Well, these two guys walked unto my work table...



I tried to give the one with the scourge a bit of a more dynamic pose, but the posability of these metal dreadnoughts/hellbrutes is not really condusive to very dynamic anything... I still have to think about how to paint them, though... I think I'll paint them in Alpha legion livery, and will call them Alpharius and Omegon...

I did get started on the Noise Marine's Rhino, carving out and painting the top star, in addition to the purple-to-pink gradation of color... That was much harder than I had anticipated, and made me wish very hard for an airbrush...



The blue star on top I first traced out with a pen, then carved out with a dremel, to get some "depth" to it. It made it much easier to paint and it looks like it was scratched on the rhino's armor...



There is still quite a bit of work to do on that rhino, including the "soundwave" pattern that I wanted to paint on the sides... I've also started basing my army in the same style as the plague marines, and the unity in bases does bring the whole group together nicely...

There have also been more orks added to my son's pile of things to paint, and a few eldars for my daughter, I'll need to get more storage space for all of those miniatures soon...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/03/31 22:37:28


Post by: KernelTerror


Hell yeah old school dreads, pretty fond of the static poses actually, this is part of their charm and mechanical aspect (opposed to the most demonic look of the current hellbrutes)

Nice carving on the rhino too, never thought about doing that but I like the result.


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/04/01 10:33:57


Post by: ChaosDad


Yay! I got my hands on a box of old minis of mine that i was searching for for a while, and I wasn't sure what was in there... I must say that I'm quite happy with the haul...

A few Orks for my son, with some examples of where I was, painting-wise when I stopped, twenty years ago:



And some classic chaos marines, a renegade that I'll field as a cultist, a classic guitar noise marine! And a metal Ragnar Blackmane...

The Space Wolf will have to wait patiently in the box again, since I have no plan to play wolves anytime soon, but I might want to pull him out and paint him one of those days...



I'm one happy 40k hobbyist today for just having found a few miniatures...


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I've put a few more hours of work on the Noise Rhino, doing some highlighting and painting the "noise" soundwave on the sides...

I dare say I'm pretty happy about it, it will deffinitely transport the noise marines in style...



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/04/03 13:58:10


Post by: KernelTerror


That is an awesome looking ride indeed, well done !


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/04/03 17:19:59


Post by: evildrcheese


Damn that rhino looks amazing! Great work!

EDC


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/04/03 18:54:31


Post by: l0k1


Loving that rhino! Fantastic work!


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/04/03 19:01:21


Post by: MacPhail


Your blog is giving me flashbacks! I started late in the Rogue Trader era, and a number of the figures you've posted were once part of my collection or an army I went up against. Those orks! Good fun... takes me back to the days of buying metal blisters with piles of loose change. I'll keep following for sure!


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/04/04 12:39:22


Post by: ChaosDad


KernelTerror wrote:That is an awesome looking ride indeed, well done !

evildrcheese wrote:Damn that rhino looks amazing! Great work!

EDC

l0k1 wrote:Loving that rhino! Fantastic work!


Thanks a lot, guys, it's very encouraging! I've realised that this blog is a very good motivator to keep painting and to push the level of my painting up... Now that i have a basic force painted I can slow down and spend more time on each model, and push things up...

MacPhail wrote:Your blog is giving me flashbacks! I started late in the Rogue Trader era, and a number of the figures you've posted were once part of my collection or an army I went up against. Those orks! Good fun... takes me back to the days of buying metal blisters with piles of loose change. I'll keep following for sure!


Well, it was those same flashbacks that got me back into the hobby just a few short months ago... Thanks for following!


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/04/06 17:57:00


Post by: ChaosDad


And then the big mek showed up...



Yeah... well, chaos is allied with the orks, and my son has started painting his way through a few orks... Me, I just couldn't resist the call of the stomp, I'll probably be the Bad Moon to his Evil Suns...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/04/30 16:10:09


Post by: ChaosDad


I've started working on Cypher and the Fallen...

Here is Cypher, all painted up...



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/04/30 16:27:47


Post by: Ezra Tyrius


Great stuff you've got here! Really digging the conversions


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/04/30 17:14:38


Post by: evildrcheese


Cypher looks ace. Nice work.

EDC


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/05/30 10:04:31


Post by: ChaosDad


A long-awaited update: I've done the rest of the Fallen...



I think that they are tabletop-serviceable, but I think that I need another highlighting session to get them finished at a level i'll be really happy with...

And they will go well with the inquisition army that I'm building:

evildrcheese wrote:Sounds like an interesting project. Subbed.

EDC


ChaosDad wrote:I've been building the squad...

Here are the girls, they are going to be a squad of AM veterans, with a heavy flamer, a plasma gun and a melta gun. Sargent with a plasma pistol and a powersword...






ChaosDad wrote:The first trooper is done, I feel, although maybe I'll touch her up once I've done the rest of the squad...

Here she is next to my converted Cypher...



ChaosDad wrote:I've been washing resin and assembling miniatures...

Here are a few of my characters:

A Sniper, who will likely be part of the command squad, a vindicare assassin (she is tiny!), the commissar, and the commander.



I still have four psykers, six servitors, a mechanicum adept, and ten tempestus scions to build, along with a master of ordnance... This will conclude the first wave of this army, the second coming when Raging Heroes start shipping the minis of their TGG2 kickstarter...

In the back you see three repentias, and I also have a penitent engine (missing its legs, sadly...) that will likely be the only GW miniatures in the army...

Next step will be painting all of those ladies...




ChaosDad wrote:Here are my servitors:





And my master of ordnance, she's about to call a pieplate down on your hear from orbit...




United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/05/30 14:09:46


Post by: evildrcheese


They look pretty spiffing to me!

EDC


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/06/26 19:29:20


Post by: ChaosDad


I'm gearing up for a big game this week with my kids, to celebrate the end of the school year and kick off the summer holidays with a bang (well, several bangs, most likely, from an urreasonnable number of very large guns... I'll play Chaos Marines, and they'll play Eldar...

We're gonna fill the table with all the Eldar we can field (there is about 3700 points worth of it), and I'll be fielding about half of my chaos Marines/Deamons... (damn, i did buy a lot of miniatures in the last five months!!!)

Here are the lists

Eldar:



Primary Detachement
Pale Host Court (from doom of Mymeara)
(with the Aspect and Harlequin options...)

1 Farseer
4 Dark reapers with exarch
4 Dark reapers with Exarch
5 Dark Reaper with Exarch
13 Harlequins

Seer Council
Eldrad (Warlord)
Farseer
9 Warlocks, 4 with spears

Living Legends
Avatar of Khaine

Living Legends
Mugan Ra

Aspect Shrine
6 Banshees with exarch
10 Dire Avengers with exarch
6 Fire Dragons with exarch

Wraith Constructs
Wraithlord

Wraith Constructs
Wraithlord

Second Detachement (CAD)
Jain Zar
Autarch with wings and fusion gun
7 Rangers
10 Guardians
10 Guardians
10 Guardians
5 Dire Avengers
3 Falcons
5 Striking Scorpions
5 Swooping Hawks

For a total of 3689 points, and 121 miniatures...

For the Chaos side:



Primary Detatchement (CAD)
Abbaddon (Warlord)
Sorcerer in Terminator Armor
10 CSM
10 CSM
10 CSM
10 Noise marines in Rhino
5 Possessed
12 Plague Marines
10 Raptors
10 Chaos Bikers
3 Obliterators
5 Havocs

Hellfist Murderpack
5 Hellbrutes

Cypher and chosen
Cypher
9 Chosen

Secondary Detatchement
1 Deamon prince of Khorne
10 CSM
16 Cultists

For a total of 3687 points and 129 miniatures...

I have two breakfast trays filled to the brim of miniatures, most of them unpainted, but a significant portion of my chaos army is painted, enough at least to make me happy with the result...

I'll take pictures during the game and I'll keep you posted... It's going to be ugly, look-wise, with all those unpainted minis, but hey, at least we're rolling dice and moving miniatures...



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/06/27 12:26:18


Post by: ChaosDad


The generals of both armies have been painted for this month's painting challenge, which means that they are going to be fabulous on the battlefield...



It's very encouraging to see that if need be, I now have a properly painted CSM force, including a powerful Warlord... I need to do some basing on the miniatures that were painted by my kids (that are not amazingly painted, but I'll happily keep them in all their badly-painted glory because they were painted by my kids... )

I've realized in the last few days and weeks that I have a lower treshold of starting to get things done for the building models part than for the painting part, but that once I get started on the painting, I can keep at it longer...

Now I just need to get things into some sort of organization so I have a few things to put together, which gets me into hobby mode, and then I just get on with the painting...




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Well, the battle has started! It will take a few days to get through the whole thing, one turn at a time, since there are so many things to move/shoot/fight... The beggining of the game took about three hours, and we made it to the end of the first turn.

So, here is the board and the Chaos side of the table:



The object of the game is to be the player controlling the upper platform of the central building at the end of the game, so turn 5, 6, or 7...

The Eldar (played by my daughter...) deployment:



And she has in reserve three Falcons, one with the fire dragons, one with a squad of Dark Reapers, and one with a squad of scorpions, I have the impression that I'm not going to appreciate when these come into play.

So, the board is bare apart from the central building, which will make for a lot of shooting things down before we get into assault. With about 3700 points each, there is simply not enough room on my small-ish table for additional scenery... Besides, cover is for cowards, right?

But speaking of cover and cowards, we each have positioned our infiltrating units (her scouts and my Cypher/Chosen) on each side of the central building, out of sight of the other army.



I have the initiative and I go first, pushing forward with my bikes on the left flank, and drawing first blood when my helbrutes manage to take out a couple of Dire Avengers. The missile launcher of the rhino hits the Banshees, and take out three of them.

On her turn, she moves carefully forward, and then proceeds to get rid of my bikes. Psychic powers, Suncannons, Reaper Launchers, she guns them down very effectively. Somehow I had thought that hey would make it at least to turn two to run a little disruption in her ranks before being taken out... With all of her psykers, she has nineteen levels of psykers that generate dice, and so with that alone she took out three of my bikes...



So, here it it at the end of the first turn:



Losses:
Chaos: 5 chosen, 7 cultists, 9 bikes
Eldar: 2 dire avengers, 3 Banshees...

Cypher is just around the bend to bring some pain on the next turn, let's see how many pointy-eared pansies he can bring down before he's gunned down by Reaper launcher fire...



Tune in next time for turn 2...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/07/01 20:14:44


Post by: ChaosDad


Well, unfortunately the kids are going to their mother's for two weeks, and we didn't manege to finish the full game. The turn three arrival of the Falcons behind my back was a blow that took a solid hit on my helbrutes, and they fell under the fire of the squad of fire dragons that proceeded to disbark...

We played through to turn four, at the end of which my daughter was in control of the central structure with a squad of swooping hawks and the autarch...

It was a bit too big of a game for her, she was a bit too bored during my turn. We'll scale it back next time to something a bit more manageable. I think 1000 point is a good target for now in our "metagame"... We're still learning the mechanics of the game, so it's going to be a while until we get everything just right...

I did get some hobbytime in, though:

 ChaosDad wrote:
Today I got my first inquisitor, the female inquisitor miniature from "Another world".

She is just as finely built as the Raging Heroes girls, Her right hand is holding a somewhat unimpressive sword, I guess that I'll use some of the arms left over from my raging heroes to give her something a bit more... impressive...





And I also made my order for about 300$ worth of Raging Heroes miniatures from their second kickstarter wave, so i'll be glueing and painting little resin ladies for a few months...

So, now that this thread is no more just the chaos thread, expect eldar and orks and imperium agents to appear from time to time...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/07/03 13:18:12


Post by: ChaosDad


I started work on my old school Bloodthirster.



I pinned the wings, those large metal things are just so heavy, there is no way that they can hold with only glue...

I was frankly quite intimidated by the large model, just as I am intimidated my all the other large models of my army like the helbrutes, the deamon prince and my new penitent engine... I guess that the scale of them makes them more the focus of attention on a battlefield, and that I'm afraid that my painting will not pass muster under the close scrutiny that a centerpiece model is under...

I guess that gaining confidence in my painting is part of the hobby process.


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And here it is after a day of painting, while listening to "Angel Exterminatus"...



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/07/06 19:54:14


Post by: ChaosDad


Here is a little pet project of mine: a harlequin wraithlord made using the hood of the old harlequin jetbike as a head... I know it's been done before, but I like the idea too much to not give it a try myself...

The base is a resin base from tiny worlds, the decor piece is part of a falcon that I'm using as a crashed piece of terrain...

The arms are bits from the new wraithlord, since the old metal wraithlord's arms are a bit too static, and don't carry cool swords...









It still needs a bit of greenstuffing and adjustment before being painted, and then I'll let loose on the colors for the paint...



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/07/06 20:35:17


Post by: Ezra Tyrius


The Bloodthirster looks great! I know what you mean when you say the bigger models are intimidating, they can be quite the challenge (as my Hellbrute and Ork Deff dread can attest)

How are you planning on basing him?


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/07/06 20:42:04


Post by: ChaosDad


I've ordered a few of the chaos-themed bases from scibor miniatures, I'll see when they get here which one will be used...

I have a number of large miniatures on my "to do" list (not the least of which is an Ork Stompa!), deamon princes, helbrutes, a tzeench herald on a flaming chariot (and a penitent engine...), that i never get around to doing, and so the rank-and-file get painted, but not the big things... Hopefully this deamon paint job will give me the confidence to tackle the rest of the big things...



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/07/08 09:00:18


Post by: ChaosDad


I just recieved a trio of gorgeous resin bases from scibor miniatures, the one on the right with the big spikes will very likely go to the bloodthirster I'm currently working on, One of the other two will go, I think, to my deamon prince, and the third, I'm not sure yet, I would think that it should also go to a deamon, and I have a Tzeench-like anubis creature that I want to put together, and the "ancient temple" look would be perfect...



So many things to paint, so little time...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/07/10 20:00:53


Post by: ChaosDad


Here he is, in his completed glory!






I'm quite happy with the result, and I will be more confident with my painting for large models in the future...

My next project is to finish and base my son's Iron Men so that I have a full Khorne Deamonkin force...


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Oh, and on another note, I created a new hobby space in my appartment, a table where I can leave my current projects lying about...



The pile of bags is a bunch of BattleFoam bags that I managed to snag during their spring clearance, and I'm very happy with them... Now I almost have enough bags for my whole collection....


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/07/11 20:46:05


Post by: ChaosDad


While gathering the miniatures that I have lying around the house, I got my hands again on one of the most cost effective kit that I have bought: the tzeench flaming chariot...

Out of that kit I got:

A flamer, an herald of chariot, a few horrors (there are still enough hands and heads and tentacles to build another one with greenstuff for the body....), and a flying disk for one of my sorcerers...





I really like the look of this one...



I magnetized the disk, so it will be easier to put him in storage...



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/07/13 14:34:08


Post by: ChaosDad


Got started painting the sorcerer, I'm getting sucked into tzeenchian joyness...



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/07/14 08:29:38


Post by: Ezra Tyrius


The sorcerer's coming along nicely! Great choice of bits, too.

Is his left hand from the DE Wracks kit? I've seen it before, but I can't remember where


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/07/14 12:54:42


Post by: ChaosDad


His left hand is from a Dark Vengeance cultist (the one with the axe...)



It's getting close to completion...




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And here is a shot of my Chaos painted HQ:



Cypher, a pair of sorcerers, Abbaddon, and Huron...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/07/16 20:05:59


Post by: KernelTerror


Awesome great job on these last marines. The black bloodthirster is a great idea, something of an oriental demon that fits that classical model...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/07/18 15:32:28


Post by: ChaosDad


Thanks!

With all the painting that I've done in the last months, I calculated that I had about 2500 points worth of chaos painted (plus about 500 painted by my kids...), I should really get everything out and do a proper army picture...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/07/19 16:21:05


Post by: ChaosDad


Well, this has found its way to my door, fueled by my tax return...



I will be starting my journey into the 30k...



And I even got myself the forgeworld GamesWorkshop store exclusive praetor...



I have the impression that it's going to take a while to get everything built and painted, but I'll look through the rules to see if I can put together the proper forces from my already painted chaos marines and play a few games while I create my legion forces...

I'm really tempted by blackshields, the customization options and the modeling possibilities are just too tempting for this chaos player...

I also bought a catachan command squad to get the bare muscly arms for the pariah armors, the bare heads, the flamers, even the banner... All the good stuff, and the remaining bits will be fed to the cultists... !


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/07/29 16:07:55


Post by: ChaosDad


So, here is the fluff from my band of blackshields:

A Death Guard expeditionary force is sent to the outskirts of the galaxy, into the halo. They are geared towards void warfare and boarding space hulks. So there is a lot of terminator plate (of all patterns) and breachers. They are hardened veterans, many recall the days before the Primarch, when the Legion was called the Dusk Raiders. When the heresy breaks out and they finally hear of it, they simply cannot go along with it, and they decide to take back the grey and red of the Dusk Raiders. They become the Sunless. Still exploring deep space, still just a handfull of ships. They have limited supplies, so they canibalize the armors of their foes, for one, and even their own, and that is how they develop their version of the pariah plate. They need the parts for those who are the breachers and the void fighters, so there are squads who forego some parts of their armor so that their battle brothers can be protected.

So, with the Cataphractii terminators of the calth set, there are a full set of five pairs of lightning claws, and it kind of defeats the purpose of assault weapons if, well, you can't actually assault very well... So I'll give the shooty stuff to the cataphractii, and use some good old chaos terminator bodies for the claws...

So, here is the first of the sunless...

There will be more... Bwahahahaha!!!





United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/07/29 17:11:56


Post by: KernelTerror


Looking brutal, I love it !
This should be a great squad.


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/07/30 21:38:45


Post by: ChaosDad


My first try at marauders, using catachan, calth and chaos parts...



(I really love sticking together parts that were not intended to be... )


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/08/05 09:43:24


Post by: ChaosDad


I'm very excited to report that the first of my Toughest Girl in the Galaxy 2 miniatures are here!

First among the freebies, there is this lady who is going to be a herald of Slaanesh:



And then these are going to be for my inquisition army:

This one is going to be an acolyte:



This is going to be the Mistress of Repentance:



And then the non-freebies... These are some of the miniatures that I ordered

First, and far from least, is my lady inquisitor and her cherubs:



Then we have my Demonhost:



And finally a squad of acolytes:



I really find it interesting that they used resins of different colors in the same group of miniatures that are sold as a squad...I'm just hoping that the color is the only thing that differs from one to the other in terms of resin, and that they will react the same to washing, gluing, priming and
painting...

I am one happy hobbyist, today...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/08/09 21:19:56


Post by: ChaosDad


Here they are:

My Demonhost, with many many little tiny parts that i almost lost or broke several times:



And the lady inquisitor herself:





United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/08/16 21:44:30


Post by: ChaosDad


My inquisitorial forces are going to be a bit larger than I had initially anticipated, since I've fallen for the Deathwatch... They are under the Ordo Xenos jurisdiction, so my inquisitor can tolerate them, but I can imagine many interesting interactions between my radical Ordo Hereticus lady, and the master of the Watch...

So here are my first Ordo Xenos Veterans:
A blackshield with hammer and shield, a salamander vanguard with the insanity that is the Heavy Thunder Hammer, and Captain Artemis...



A better view of the Blackshield, who is in Mark IV plate, the one that he came in with when he enrolled in the service of the Deathwatch. Some suspect that he might be a veteran of the long war, if you catch my drift...



And the Salamander. I couldn't resist giving the mighty hammer to a son of Vulcan. I probably will put the other in the hands of a son of Ferrus Manus. Somehow there is a poetic beauty to it...





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My vanguard veterans squad:

two Heavy thunder hammers, two hammer and shield, and one that I haven't decided the loadout yet... He's going to be a fleshtearer, so I think that claws would be appropriate, but likely a single claw with a shield, so that the three shield guys can take the fire as they come in towards close combat and protect the two heavy hammer guys...

Thoughts?



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2016/08/23 13:56:18


Post by: ChaosDad


Turns out that the deathwatch marines are tons of fun to build, considering that each can have as much personality as we can muster...



Here is one of my favorite so far, a dark angels librarian in terminator armour...



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2017/05/01 15:23:37


Post by: ChaosDad


Lots of new plastic (and metal, and resin...) in the last months, so I thought I'd do a general "state of the hobby" update to this blog. (and since the 8th edition is coming, I though it a good point in time to see what I have at hand to get things started on the new edition...)

I had, a little over a year ago, filled my living room table with all I had in miniatures, and this is what it looked like:



And so today I did the same, but the living room table is not nearly big enough anymore, and so this is what my living room looked like this afternoon, with everything that I have built and bought this year... There are still things that i haven't built, especially for the sororitas part of the army, but also a few squads of harlequins that are still on sprues...




and the whole thing:



Which is the original chaos army of a year ago, plus my son's Orks, my Daughter's eldar (I'll likely end up painting a large parte of those, that's why I'm including those in this "state of the hobby". As you see, there is a lot of grey in there, most of my armies are still largely unpainted, with only a few miniatures painted here and there, except for the chaos space marines part, where I've gotten a bit further.

So, here are the armies:



In the back:

about 4000 points of orks, about 4000 points eldar, about 5000 point of chaos space marines, and 2000 points of my 30k blackshields, behind about 1000 points of deamons.

In the front row:

about 1000 points of Tau, 2000 points of Deathwatch, 1000 points is inquisition and sisters, 1500 points of grey knights...

There is thus likely going to be a lot of diversity in this blog over the next year as I try to paint as many of these as I can...

From my blackshields:


To my Deathwatch:


Through eldar and Chaos, and others...





United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2017/05/03 00:47:59


Post by: War Kitten


That's a lot of plastic (and resin/metal!)

Get cracking.


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2017/05/03 05:54:17


Post by: evildrcheese


Oh man you're gonna be busy. I almost felt less guilty about my horde of unpainted stuff for a moment there. Almost.

What's up first? I'mean looking f to seeing more of the Blackshields.

EDC


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2017/05/03 09:54:49


Post by: ChaosDad


Since for this month's painting challenge I'm doing my broadside, I've decided to give my Tau paint scheme a proper airing before I start painting big battlesuits.

So here is the paint scheme I have so far:



I'll have a 5-man breacher squad, a 6-man strike squad and the three stealth suits done when I'm through with this batch and until I have to start priming things again, which I might be able to do today, although it's a bit cold outside...

And here is what I did to the poor unsuspecting old-school plastic suits that I got in an old tau starter box and some mixed sprues of extra bits:

A coldstar commander, a since crisis suit, and a missile broadside:



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2017/05/05 06:33:15


Post by: ChaosDad


So, after a successful few days of painting, here is the result, what I had originally planned, plus a Crisis suit...

I've also primed the other suits and another batch of Fire Warrior, including a converted fireblade...



The idea is to have them tabletop ready as fast as possible so I can play with a fully painted army and stand behind the statement that I made to my little playgroup that I don't like to play unpainted minis...







They are far from perfect, but they are good enough for me for the tabletop, and they are very good practice for the more challenging armies I still have to paint... (I'm scared of eldar and harlequins, I must admit...)

Thoughts on these?


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2017/05/05 07:42:38


Post by: evildrcheese


Looking good so far. You've definitely hit your target of a decent tabletop standard.

Once you start hitting some of the orange areas with highlight they'll really popular on the tabletop.

EDC


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2017/05/05 09:27:10


Post by: ChaosDad


I still have about twenty Fire Warriors to go, and then I have a squad of a dozen kroot that I still need to find a color scheme for. I quite like the old-school multi-colored kroot, and I'm leaning towards painting them blue to match the underarmor color of my fire warriors.

The thing with orange and highlights is that I'm not quite sure what to highlight it with... My yellow is horrible at covering (I use Vallejo paints, maybe I should find another yellow...), and I feel that yellow highlight might just be too much...

Orange is a strange color...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2017/05/14 16:34:12


Post by: ChaosDad


Pushing forward towards the completion of my Tau army. It's a small force, but since I have yet to finish a complete army, I want to get it done and be able to play with one finished force...

I want to be able to live by my higher inspiration to never field an unpainted mini... It will still need a lot of work, but once I'm done with the Tau, I can sleep more soundly as a hobbyist, knowing that I at least have one painted army...



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2017/05/21 19:49:19


Post by: ChaosDad


The commander goût somme plaint on him today, along with some of my drones...



Getting close to a functional painted army...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2017/05/21 22:38:33


Post by: boundless08


Hey man loving the blog. That is some intense amount of models you got there, good luck with it!

I hope we see a return of the chaos bikes. Really like the idea of one for each chapter. I may rob that!


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2017/05/22 08:11:00


Post by: ChaosDad


In theory, the next step in my army painting is going back to the chaos part of it (and some of my deathwatch and sisters...), and the bikes are certainly on my shortlist of things to get painted, along with a few of my deamons...

I think I have to take a new "full painted army" shot for my chaos soon, because the one on the first page here is out of date, and I'll do the same with the other armies I have in the works... Some of them only have a single fully painted mini (my deathwatch, inquisition, eldar and blackshields forces only have a single finished mini each...), but it will make things interesting to see each grow...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2017/05/28 18:20:36


Post by: ChaosDad


My Broadside...





United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2017/05/28 19:01:43


Post by: War Kitten


The Broadside is looking real good, the army will look spectacular when its all done!


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2017/10/31 18:27:48


Post by: ChaosDad


I still have to finish the Tau, but now I got my hands on a bargain-priced batch of Grey Knights, so now the focus is on them...

Long story short, I was missing a few pieces for a full squad of termies and a full squad of paladins, so I bought a box of termies to complete. This leaves me with enough spare parts to flesh out the rest of the force, I'll have an apothecary, a paladin ancient, and this guy, a Grey Knights chaplain, Brother Tomas...





I feel that I might have been a little to light-handed on the purity seals...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2017/11/05 20:09:38


Post by: ChaosDad


The Grey knights have firmly staked a claim to my desktop...



I'm doing them for this month's painting challenge, and it's moving forward quite well... In a few weeks' time I'll have them fully finished, along with the strike and purgation squads that they come with, and I'll be happy...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2017/11/29 16:47:37


Post by: ChaosDad


A bunch of pictures of my Grey Knight project of the month...
Very happy with how this one turned out, looking forward to painting the other 25 grey knight in marine armor that I still have waiting in the wings...

I'm very happy with how my Chaplain turned out:





The whole group (so, one squad of termies, one squad of Paladins, Captain Stern, a Chaplain, an Apothecay and a Paladin Ancient.) looks great on the tabletop...



I like how the dreadnought fits right in with the other dudes...



This humble hobbyist is quite happy with the result...

What are your thoughts on these?


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And here is one of my next projects, the avatar of Shaah by raging heroes, a massive demon that will be a Zarakynel standin...

She is big...



here is a building and my grey knights for scale...



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2017/12/11 18:07:05


Post by: ChaosDad


My grey knights moved very quickly because of the leadbelcher basecoat, and this has convinced me that Games Workshop spray paints might be worth using, so I got my hands on a can of mephiston red, since I have tons of dudes to do in red. (Sororitas, khorne dudes, orks, eldar...) So I tried it out this weekend, and damn, it's very much very useful...

Only with spray paints, the Gargant already looks like this, very much playable without too much shame...



And the silver and red - sprayed chaos marines actually look already pretty good on the table, even if the berserkers will look better once the gold and metal is added to them, and that the alpha legionnaires will look better with a few layers of blue-green glaze on them...

But all in all, I'm now very happy with my gaming table and how my army looks on it...





United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2017/12/12 13:10:31


Post by: boundless08


That Stompa looks pretty good with just the sprays! Did you base it black then just layer on the red to get that fade?


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2017/12/12 14:36:13


Post by: ChaosDad


 boundless08 wrote:
That Stompa looks pretty good with just the sprays! Did you base it black then just layer on the red to get that fade?


Exactly. Abbadon Black, then a few sprays of Leadbelcher here and there and on the underside, then Mephiston Red... I had the very good idea of magnetizing the arms, head and other bitz to make the whole thing manageable to store and transport, hence the different colors on the different bits...



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2017/12/14 23:26:01


Post by: ChaosDad


Well, I had a flash of inspiration for my hulkbuster dread, which is not yet painted, by the way...

It's size is deffinitely in the leviathan range, but he only had the hands... So After a bit of surgery he now has a cyclonic melta. I need ways to make holes in tanks in my list, and this felt like a good one...



Oh, and on another note, I made an Alpharius too...



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2017/12/16 18:04:01


Post by: ChaosDad


Here is the Leviathan Hulkbuster with the Iron men...

I red-coated the rest of my berserkers to add to this little troupe, along with Kharn also...

It makes for a nice little battleforce I must say...



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2018/01/02 20:44:48


Post by: ChaosDad


I've been riding the wave of my Alpharius to build my 30k (which I will also mostly use in 40k too in one shape or another I think...) Alpha Legion force (so that makes 2 30k armies for me to paint, I really need to get cracking on the painting for 2018!)

So first Alpharius:



I used vellejo blue and green transparent paint on a leadbelcher base coat and it has worked great...





I also got my hands on a sheet of Alpha Legion transfers, as well as bottles of Microset and Microsol and I must say that I'm quite happy with the result.



Now I'm building my 30k force and changing things up in my blackshields also to round up the Alpha Legion force.



My 40k Alpha Legion will get a adjusted paint scheme to fit more closely to the 30k AL, and so i can field a massive 40k Alpha Legion force if need be... (and knowing the kind of games that my kids like, the need will come up at some point... )

My 30k alpha legion list so far is this:

Alpha Legion: Infiltrate
Rite of War: Primarch's Chosen

+ HQ +

Alpharius [415pts]
Chaplain [95pts]
Praetor, Legion [175pts]: Combi-Bolter, Digital Lasers, On Foot, Paragon Blade, Power Dagger, Tartaros Terminator Armour

+ Heavy Support +

Heavy Support Squad (5), Legion Lascannon [235pts]
Heavy Support Squad (5), Legion Volkite Culverin [185pts]

+ Troops +

Veteran Tactical Squad (9), Legion [358pts]: Melta Bombs, Rhino
Veteran Tactics: Weaponmasters
7x Veterans with power sword
1x Veteran with Heavy Bolter and Suspensor Web
1x Veteran Sergeant, power fist, power dagger

Veteran Tactical Squad (10), Legion [235pts]:
Veteran Tactics: Marksmen
7x Veterans with power sword
2x Veteran with missile launcher and Suspensor Web
1x Veteran Sergeant, power fist.

+ Fast Attack +

Seeker Squad, Legion [360pts]: Rhino Armoured Carrier
5x Seeker Space Marines, Combi-melta
4x Seeker Space Marines,
1x Strike Leader, power dagger, lightning claw

+ Elites +

Contemptor-Cortus Class Dreadnought Talon [235pts]
Dreadnought Drop Pod
2x Dreadnought Close Combat Weapon: Twin-linked Bolter

Lernaen Terminator Squad [515pts]
5x chain fist, 5x power fist
++ Total: [2808pts] ++

So I already have almost 3000 pts...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2018/01/05 16:05:57


Post by: ChaosDad


The new years resolutions are holding, and I've been working on my 30k Alpha Legion. In the process I've learned the hard way why one needs an airbrush to do metallics... My method (leadbelcher spray basecoat with Vallejo transparent paints on top...) works fine with small surfaces, but those big flat panels on the rhinos are all paintbrush marks... That's why I added more black panels to the rhinos than originally planned.Once they get weathered it should be fine, but I'll have to change my method before I paint other transports... On the drop pod the streaking is in the direction of the pod's entry, so the weathering will take the same direction. I'll see how it goes...



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2018/01/08 21:59:57


Post by: ChaosDad


I recieved some Forgeworld parts, enough to finish building my Alpha Legion force: Weapons for the terminators, five more seekers and a batch of lascannons for a heavy team.



Since I got my second box of Calth, I have doubles of the two characters, so I built a pair of HQs: A primus medicae (I have to add the needle and buttons to the narthecium...) who will hang out with my terminators and since I was wondering what to do with my deamons, I built the first of an small detatchement of Word Bearers: a diabolist. I've been waiting for a long while to find a use for that sword...





United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2018/01/10 20:58:54


Post by: ChaosDad


Today is a good day, it's my first finished models from 2018, some Alpha legionnaires.

First up is the first half of my seekers squad, built with the Alpha Legion Headhunters kit.







They are far from perfect, but they are good enough for me, and certainly good enough for me to put them on the table for a game, and that's where I'm going with this army: play with it!

Their ride is also coming along nicely, although there is still a lot of work to be done on those rhinos...



I'm also done with Orthrus, my contemptor...





So, for this year I'm now at six painted models for four models bought... off to a good hobby start...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2018/01/16 20:54:50


Post by: ChaosDad


I needed some word bearer painted up to play Betrayal at Calth, so i painted up some of my CSM...

And my second contemptor too... I still needs some work, quite a bit, but I'm at least happy with the general concept...





I'm going to paint up a few Emperor's Children too, using the CSM squad that my daughter painted purple... this way I can play a 30k hunting party with the three legions...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2018/01/17 12:47:26


Post by: boundless08


Wow thats a lot of progress already this year! I think the word bearers dread looks damn cool man, is that one of the daemon prince heads?


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2018/01/17 13:54:19


Post by: ChaosDad


It was in a box of bits I got when I bought my basic chaos army from a friend, so I'm not entirely sure, but I think it's from the Defiler...

And yes, it is a lot of progress, I'm on a roll of motivation and time to execute, so I dive... I'll have to do a group shot of all I have painted so far this year soon, as soon as I'm done with my two rhinos and my drop pod...

Basically I decided that I'd go play at my local GW from time to time this year instead of other forms of procrastination, and since I've also decided to not play unpainted minis, I'm painting the basics so I can play...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2018/01/20 15:11:12


Post by: ChaosDad


My 1500 pts of painted Alpha Legion, ready for a game against a 40k Astra Militarum list...



Happy to report that I won the first game with them... My contemptor managed to take out a Leman Russ Demolisher before he was himself brought down in the crossfire between a Punisher and an Eradicator... Against a tank army I need more meltas and las cannons, but luckily I have a squad of lascannons on my painting desk...



The terminators were footslogging along, and so had to endure a lot of incoming fire before managing to achieve something... They managed to hold on to an objective until turn 6, but unfortunately there was a turn 7, and a bunch of tanks shooting on them... The drop-podded dreadnought is certainly a very good distraction element...



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2018/05/21 20:31:34


Post by: ChaosDad


Big update, since it's been very long... it's also been a very quiet few months, hobby-wise...

I've gotten back to my Deathwatch, after a few months on concentrating on my 30k armies...

So hammer dudes...



(I know, these weapons are overcosted and not very effective, but I just get a chuckle at the thought of dropping a full squad of hammer-wielding vets from a Corvus and wrecking something big with it....)

My jump pack captain...



I've even decided to be modern about it and built a bunch of Primarii...



My Alpha Legion was not left behind, I've added Armillys Dynat to the lineup:



And there is a full tactical squad in my painting queue, waiting for decals and basing, as well as a Primus medicae of my own devising...

There is also this monster:



Which will get the full hairspray weathering treatment, which I have to test first on something less critical like a milk bottle or one of my son's battlewagons...

I've also decided to finally start building the Raging heroes sisters of battle that I've had for at least a year. They are going to be quite a challenge to paint, and I'll need to get a steadier hand that I have now to get them done...











I still have loads of things to build, but with those two squads I at least have something to but in the two immolators that I have (I also have a squad of GW Repentia that will be part of this army that have a spot in one of the tanks...) so all I need now is to get painting...

So far so good, this year... I've built more than I have bought, I have painted more than I have bought, but I have build more than I have painted, do the number of little grey people hanging out in my cabinets have been increasing... I have a lot of half-finished things that are going to get finished in the coming weeks, so I should be getting the ratio back to a more reasonable level soon...



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2018/06/01 06:32:06


Post by: ChaosDad


And so the painting result for this month, not much, but I'm very happy to have done it since it's a full tactical squad of Alpha Legionnaires, plus a few extras...





Between the Deathwatch and the Alpha Legion I'm getting a bit bored with Power Armour, I guess I'm going to paint something else for the next wave... I have a "antique" Goblin Blood Bowl team that needs some love, that sounds like fun...



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2018/06/01 09:52:28


Post by: ph34r


I like the hybrid plastic and old school metal terminator.


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2018/06/01 10:17:38


Post by: ChaosDad


Thanks! I quite like them too!... I have five more to build, and then I have to get around to paint them... but they are far down the list of things to paint, however...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2018/06/02 21:44:06


Post by: ChaosDad


Today is Blood Bowl day, here...

I built by Dwarf team, and with the extra pieces I updated good old Barik Farblast with a beard more in line with the new dwarves...



And with the extra pieces I might have had some interesting ideas...

Here is Skjegg Longbeard, a Space Wolf veteran who is part of the latest killteam to reinforce my Deathwatch army...



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2018/06/03 19:06:44


Post by: ChaosDad


I have been carrying these guys in the same little blue plastic box for at least 25 years. Now it is time that they get the coat of paint that they deserve. I still have to find the best basing for the team, but now at least the basic painting is done...



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2018/06/08 13:42:38


Post by: ChaosDad


And the knight fever has struck!

I'm now the owner of a Paladin who will get painted in house Malinax Livery...



United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2018/06/10 12:24:47


Post by: ChaosDad


I got out my current full armies for some army pictures, and I'm very happy with the result...

Meaning that I'm very happy with the fact that my Alpha Legion force is getting painted and is in the process of getting slowly completed...

So here is the fully painted part:



and a closeup of the HQ:
( Primus Medicae, Chaplain, Praetor, Alpharius, Armillus Dynat, Centurion). I have entirely too many HQ for 30k, but this way I can switch around if need be...



And the whole army as it stands now, with everything that still needs to be painted, including my new knight:



As long as I had the table set up for army photos, I decided to get the Inquisiton boys out too.

Here is my Grey Knights / Deathwatch army as it stands now. As you see, still a lot of things to be painted, but there is some progress... I still have the bits needed to assemble an extra Deathwatch kill team, and then there are the battle sisters to add to the whole inquisition theme...



And yes, for those of you with a keen eye, there is in the middle of that a full kill team kitted out with heavy thunder hammers... And yes, I know it's a silly idea...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2018/06/15 06:38:31


Post by: ChaosDad


The gun of the Paladin was magnetized so it can be an Errant too, and some paint has been put to plastic... It even aquired its first Malinax decal...



This is such a fun model to paint, I find...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2018/06/15 21:01:15


Post by: ChaosDad


Ah, slowly getting there... the legs assembly is nearly complete, the armor plates have been glued on and some transfers applied...



There is still a lot of work to be done, the two weapon arms are not even at basecoat level yet...

Legs need some weathering, base needs to be done, body needs to be detailed, carapace needs details and decals...

I am still thouroughly enjoying this little project...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2018/06/17 09:47:28


Post by: ChaosDad


Getting along nicely... The carapace decals have been added...



today I'm doing the base and get started on weathering the feet and legs...


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2018/06/25 20:14:21


Post by: boundless08


Great shot of the alpha legion altogether. I remember seeing your alpharius ages ago, great conversion. Will you be picking up the forge world alpharius at some point?


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2018/06/29 07:12:20


Post by: ChaosDad


 boundless08 wrote:
Great shot of the alpha legion altogether. I remember seeing your alpharius ages ago, great conversion. Will you be picking up the forge world alpharius at some point?


I'm not planning to for now, in fact I'm not really planning on getting anything new for my Alpha Legion Force until i've finished painting it and have played with it a few games... (well, apart from another knight or armigers to complete my allied detatchment...). I'm currently in a 'building and painting" phase, and I'm trying to limit further aquisitions that would add to the big pile of unpainted miniatures...

For now I'm happy to say that I'm done with my knight and that I'm quite satisfied with the result... It is being dropped off today for a painting competition at my local GW shop...







United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2018/07/06 20:02:20


Post by: ChaosDad


My knight didn't win the painting competition, but I'm still very proud of it...

I've decided to move on to another 'big' project (I have a few other in reserve after that, not the least of which is my son's Stompa...
But for now It's my Avatar of Shaah, the big miniature from Raging Heroes, that is on my painting desk...





I'm trying my hand at wet blending for this one, it will take quite a bit more time than what I usually do, but I'm quite looking forward to the final result!


United Colors of Chaos - Avatar of Shaah (NSFW)...  @ 2018/07/06 22:22:07


Post by: monkeytroll


Nice job on the knight. Also looking forward to seeing how you get on with the Avatar, should be a good one for blending practice.