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Sterling, Virginia

Hi guys! Summer is coming to a close, my house is largely rebuilt, and classes are winding down... time to start a new army!

Or in this case, an army I have had for a REALLY long time. Long ago, one army book and one rules version ago specifically, I decided I wouldn't mind getting into WHFB. Salvage was constantly bugging me, and I was only resisting by virtue of the fact WoW had totally burned me out on fantasy, and I didn't have money for 10^23 models. (the fact the GW marauders and pretty much all the non-warrior based WoC models were pants didn't help either) That changed when Rackham decided to go tits up on good sense, and suddenly LOTS of really sweet models were on sale for 50% off on the Warstore, and I bought a 1000 point fantasy army.

Which then sat 1/10th painted on the shelf collecting dust through the WoC army book revision, and now until WHFB 8th. However, Salvage talked me into a game on his last rampage through PA and I found that I really liked the rules. Shortly there after I realized "Oh hell, I have 1000 points of OOP models..." and spent the next week digging all over for 60 more marauders and a pimpin' Sorc Lord. I then gave up, and my wife came through in SPADES.


and what will be my Sorc Lord




Awesome... +25 wife points to her, +15 more for getting them cheaper than GW per model.

So, excuses evaporated, I got to work on test models. But first, the sorta 2500 list:

Sorc Lord, Mark of Slaanesh, Mount, Level 4, toys.

Exalted Hero stuff

BSB

Level 2 sorc with stuff

2 x 30 Marauders, shield, light armor FC

1x 30 Marauders, light armor, great weapons FC

10 Marauder Wolf Girls, light armor, spears, javalins FC

15 Warriors, FC Halberds

5 Chaos knights, FC

Warshrine

4 Ogres, Chaos Armor, Musician, Mark of Khorne, extra hand weapon

So, onto the models!

The theme, as the title sort of implies, is a fairy tale sort of Arthurian legend Celt warband. Lots of woad, grisly trophies, and evil fairy creatures of the woods. Formorian ogres, wolf riding wild maidens, blind seers, dark knights, that sort of thing.

Exalted Champion and Wolf Rider


(the lighting is a bit bad on these early pics... sorry about that)

Marauder and Knight


I am personally not digging the knight just yet, but the rest I am very happy with. So much so, that I banged out 10 more marauders.




and one more of the exalted...


All in all, it isn't a terrible scheme to paint, and comes out pretty quickly. Even with only the blades on the swords being metallic, the whole scheme comes together about 1-2 hours per model. (Except the standard bearer... not only is he holding a 4 pound stick of lead, there's a lot there. I am going to finish that off later in the week.) After I get the entire unit together they will get a bit of snow basing that will help tie the unit together with the rest of the army.

Also, here is a pic of the sorc, an older one.

The one on the left... the other might make a place for herself in the army, but not yet.

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Ontario

Where did you get those models?

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Noble of the Alter Kindred




United Kingdom

Nice
digging it man!

Apparently woad was a lot darker and even tending towards black! Which I was suprised at when I heard that.
Anyway will leave the fretting about the actual hue of woad and say it is a cool looking army.

As a Blue Nosed Birmingham City supporter I am gonna have to say, Keep Right on to the End of the Woad!

 
   
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Sterling, Virginia

Ratbarf: the models came from a guy who apparently knew a guy with a mess in his garage. My wife ordered some from him off eBay, and happened to ask if he had any others available, and 20$ for 8 later I had the rest of my army

Chibi: thanks man I had heard that apparently there were a lot of new theories in the world of woad, from different colors to mind altering properties. I always think of it as light to medium blue, and I think for the army it is a bit more evocative with the reds and greens. I rather like the fact that this will be a fairly brightly colored chaos army, even with black armor.

Any and all C&C welcome, by the way!


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These are fantastic, and I am really looking forward to seeing any updated

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Sterling, Virginia

Thanks Iffy! Glad you approve; looking through your gallery, you have some fine work yourself! I am particularly fond of the HE Lord and the Shaggoth, with the former's face being excellent!


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Albany, NY

Great to see you're gaining some serious momentum on this project, loads of woad going down already And that huge pile of Confrontation is fantastic - METAL FTW

- Salvage

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Sterling, Virginia

Hehe indeed. I see lots of fiddly pinning in my future. Yay for metals only slightly larger than a paper clip

Speaking of WoC, where are pics of your Tzeentch lads?!


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Albany, NY

They're under such heavy rebuild that there isn't much to pic any longer. Of the old army I'm keeping 39 warriors, 1 carnosaur-giant + 1 BSB, and adding 1 DP, 1 foot sorcerer, 1 'Throgg', 6 'trolls', 1 warrior + 30 marauders. Guh.

- Salvage

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Ah good to see some Conf stuff up here. Really well painted and your doing the models justice unlike me! Where did the Wolf Rider come from?

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Sterling, Virginia

Salvage: What are you using for a BSB? I am knocking around with a Rackham model (1 pound flag on wrists slightly bigger than the pins... ugh), a kit bash knock around I am not feeling, or just putting a big ass banner on a GW warrior and hoping for the best.
I look forward to seeing your other stuff too! Hell, post it in this thread if you don't feel like making your own; my own anemic output could use the boost

Llamahead: Glad you like them The wolf chicks are from Shadowforge, an Aussie company that does lots of modestly detailed female models. A little small compared to GW, and not nearly so intricate, but good enough with a bit of work and freehand. In this case I figure the wolves are really the ones doing the fighting, and the wolf maidens are mainly just throwing spears and poking periodically. +1 Sv for blue boobie distraction


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Albany, NY

Wehrkind wrote:Salvage: What are you using for a BSB? I am knocking around with a Rackham model (1 pound flag on wrists slightly bigger than the pins... ugh), a kit bash knock around I am not feeling, or just putting a big ass banner on a GW warrior and hoping for the best.
I look forward to seeing your other stuff too! Hell, post it in this thread if you don't feel like making your own; my own anemic output could use the boost

For my BSB I bought the metal chosen command box, tossed all but the standard bearer in my bitz box, carefully removed the metal pole + standard above his hand, pinned in a plastic rod (I would use brass now that I have it, but the plastic hasn't broken so far) and swapped in a tizz icon from the 40k CSM box. Also, gave him a skull for a head because skulls are awesome (x1000). Very happy with the Duke van Dook

We'll see about polluting your thread with more and different chaos. Working on the new plastic DP right now, on Day 2 of 4 for green stuffing - seriously, there are so many gaps in this kit, which need to be filled and allowed to dry more or less in sequence. I'm really liking the result though and I'm thrilled to use the guy, as overcosted and undereffectual as he is Also working on acquiring and converting some ogres to go with Throgg, who's done but awaiting basing. Annnnd finally ignoring the 24 marauders I have to clean up and base yet ...

- Salvage

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Sterling, Virginia

Ahh a pretty good choice. I might end up doing something similar. Here are the two candidates so far:


OMG TOP HEAVY FLAG!
Pros: Cool flag, great model, Rackham so the style matches. Add a shield and conversions of the man are done.
Cons: Christ top heavy. I had a hell of a time pinning it, and broke it enough that I was looking really hard for my soldering iron to fix it. Seriously. This might be a gaming concern. Also, I would have to grind off that lion on the flag most likely, which would be a lot of effort and require cleaning up the marring.


Naked warrior chick with made up flag (sorry for the partial model, can't find the poster tac after the move).
Pros: Keeps with the Slaaneshi theme, allows for easier painting of the flag and modding for ranking, and not all metal. Fairly top heavy herself, in a manner of speaking.
Cons: Going to have to convert the flag arm a good bit, which is annoying, and she doesn't really look too much like the rest of the army. Oddly, I would prefer she had more armor, at least to keep her looking like a 3+ save.

Anyway, here's what I did today upon return: starting on the test Khornate Ogre. Mostly just the skin, hair and armor done.



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Kent, U.K

Wow those legs look tiny. Makes him look more comical than anything imo, I scrolled down to his head and torso and thought, "cool a ginger troll/demon thing, nice painting" Then I hit the legs and almost laughed out loud.
Not what I was expecting lol, though it dosent look that bad, just not as mean or scary, its very well painted though so big props there.

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Sterling, Virginia

Trilobite: Yea, you are right that the legs are quite small compared to the rest of him. When viewed isometrically though you really don't notice it as much. I guess it tends to give it more of a gorilla or bull dog look. In fact, now that I say that, all I can see is the big grey bulldog from Looney Toons. I want to paint him grey now



Funny, I remember him being grey...

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Kent, U.K

I thought it was the tom and jerry one that was grey...

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Buena Park, CA

Looks intersting! Will be watching this one! And yes, the grey bulldog is from Tom and Jerry!
   
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Western Australia

I don't think you'd need to grind off the lion at all. It has a suitably savage appearance, don't paint it as regal but as a terrifying predator, perhaps bringing that mane out into blue hellfire to match the woad.

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Sterling, Virginia

I think you have the right of it Morgrim. A wild eyed, slavering predator instead of a majestic lord of beasts. I especially like the idea of blending the mane from red around his face to pink/purple to blue to green, sort of a amalgamation of chaos' colors in one wild beast. Hmmm really liking that. Man, I wish it was a wolf though

Maybe do the entire field in a green tone, with a fleshy, ruddy face with main going from red to blue as above. Or possible a quartered field... Gahhh... heraldry is a pain


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Amiens -France-

Fantastic use of the Drunes models!

Your paintjob is clean and I like the idea of a Celt themed army.

Moreover, it's always nice to see good old Rackham models having a new life after Conf's death.

I'll be watching this thread closely.

 
   
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What's the armless one you're using as the BSB? Would work well for a thing I'm doing
   
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Sterling, Virginia

Hyena Joe: Glad you approve I look forward to your comments and crits!

Phototoxin: It's a Darksword model if I recall, anti-paladin or some such. Got it off Cool Mini or Not's store.

Ok, so no real painting at the moment, just virtual painting. I am trying to decide a pattern for my ogre lads, and am still sort of over the fence on whether to do blue woad to tie them in more with the rest of the force, or do a red paint/blood Khorne symbol as they are definitely getting dedicated to the Blood God. Here are two examples; I really want your input Dakkites!

firstly, woad:



Next up, red stuff...



Now, part of the red sucks because I am not terribly good at Paint Shop Pro. You get the general idea though, red vs blue.

I am currently leaning a bit towards blue to tie them in with the rest of the army, but then again a nice khorne tat would be pretty cool... I was thinking of doing blue with a red icon on their shoulder or pec, but my wife made the comment that they look a little too much like the American flag then. I kind of agreed with her, and promptly made one wearing a union jack shirt. Not a good place to be (Soccer hooligan formori was pretty funny though)

So, let me know your thoughts lads!

Also, going with the giant metal flag for the BSB. He is finishing gluing now, then some GS and he will be ready for primer. After this ogre test, it will be time to grind out 10 more marauders :-P


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Oh, and another thing... I am really starting to dislike the daemony swords. I might just paint the hilts etc brass as more of a stylistic sword instead of a daemon head with a sword coming out of its nose. Just typing that sounds slowed...

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The woad color has much better contrast and really gives the figure more visual punch. Also i have a soft spot for Woad so thats my vote.
   
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Kent, U.K

Going for the woad, as pointed out by crim it is much more eye catching than the red.

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Amiens -France-

I agree with both previous posts, woad color scheme looks great on the formor.

There were great riders models for the Drune army (Deathdealer inspired), did you put the hand on some of these?

 
   
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Sterling, Virginia

Thanks for the input guys! I am thinking I agree, as it really does pop out nicely, and will tie in with the little lads well, especially as they don't have a lot of blackened armor to really do the trick. I might go for a smaller Khorne symbol daubbed in blood over one of their pecs to put that in there.

Hyenajoe: Oh man, I WISH I had been able to get a few of those! I loved those guys, but didn't buy them originally since they were pretty salty, even on sale, compared to GW knights. Now if I could find some to buy... well let's just say I would be eyeing up my left nut and wondering if I really needed two

So yea, anyone out there with those Drune lads on horse back that doesn't need them but could use a testicle (or cash) let me know! Also, there was a three pack of really sweet officers in full plate for the Drune that I would love to get one of. Salvage bought the last one from the Warstore oh so long ago and was using them in his Khornate Daemons of Chaos 40k army (blast from the past?) but I haven't seen any since :(


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Amiens -France-

I'll check if I can manage to find some. (No need for a third ball, but did you know that you can live with a single kidney? )

 
   
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Sterling, Virginia

Oky doky, managed to get a little work done on the lads this week! The test ogre is done, and the standard bearer is as well. (I also base coated a the last 15 odd marauders, but nothing worth seeing.)




Sorry the pics are a bit fuzzy, but that's the general idea. I will try and snap some better ones later in the week if I get the marauders done, but I don't know that I will have much time :(

Hyenajoe: thanks for the help man! I don't know that my kidneys are very good (seem to have trouble keeping water in me) but I may be able to offer you a good price for one, if my wife is willing to sign over her first dibs :-P

Speaking of models, I am looking at getting my Warriors here pretty soon, but I don't really know how I am going to do their halberds. I suppose I could scratch build them (only 15 of them), or try to rustle up enough chaos knight lances (which the WarStore doesn't sell :( ) but does anyone have an easier idea? Any companies sell weapons as a pack? Let me know what you think! And thanks for reading!


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Albany, NY

Yea for working, nice looking stuff dude.

After that in depth reply, here's why I posted: halberds by The Dub

Those dudes fit the plastic warriors, can't remember what you're using for warriors. Possibly plastic warriors? Make sure you GS those fur-gaps in!

- Salvage

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THe little gob in the sack on the beast is great. Nice job on the woad.
   
 
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