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Denmark

 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

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All things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG
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Crikey... Fantastic work.

   
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Denmark

 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"


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

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Denmark

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!

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Denmark

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:

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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

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Denmark

 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?

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 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

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Denmark

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!

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

Stupendous work

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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 !

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Denmark

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!

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Denmark

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

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Denmark

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

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

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

   
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Denmark

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!

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

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 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?

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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!
   
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Denmark

 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

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Denmark

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!

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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 ...

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 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!

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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

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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!

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

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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!

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