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Huge Hierodule






Nottingham (yay!)

Nice. That Ultramarine’s seen better days

   
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

They are both quality works, but the new guy is a bit better. Subtly though.

Nice to see the Ultras representing on the base. A great warrior needs a worthy foe to reach his potential. One of these days you need to start a loyalist army and come to the blue side. We know how well you can paint Ultramarines...

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Germany

Oh boy, it's more than a little embarrassing how much I have neglected this thread -- but I have such sights to show you, as I have been working on quite a few chaotic things of late. Hm, where to start?

Tell you what, let's begin with a nice bread-and-butter post: My first port of call when experimenting with the new CSM kits was to figure out a) which unpainted conversions from my collection could still make the transition to the "new" generation and b) whether the new kits could be used to come up with some new World Eaters.

Regarding question b), here's the first test model of a new generation of World Eaters (don't expect me to come up with an entire updated army, though: A Kill Team and maybe a couple of characters is a far likelier outcome):

Anyway, here's my test model conversion right before painting:



As you can see, a couple of Khornate bitz were used to make the model look less like a vanilla CSM. The majority of the bitz still came from the new kit, though.

And here's the finished model, painted in my shiny tweaked WE recipe that I also used on the FW Dreadnought I posted before:

























Here's a comparison picture showing both the height difference as well as the evolution of my personal World Eaters recipe:



On the left is one of the first Khorne Berzerkers I painted back in 1998 or so, back when the plastic kit was released. These guys still saw use in my modern army, mostly because I was too lazy to replace them. Next in line is the first World Eater I painted when getting back into the hobby after a longer hiatus, in 2010, but using a slightly tweaked recipe. The third guy was an experiment on replacing the – by then OOP – Blood Red with Mephiston Red, but back then I wasn’t quite happy with the effect. And there’s my new little guy — maybe this time I have finally managed to nail the recipe? What do you guys think?

Here's a picture with the test model next to that aforementioned WE Dreadnought:



As for the question as to which of my unpainted conversions I will still be able to use, the good news is that I found some guys that should still work rather well in this upscaled world. Call this my short list for a possible upcoming Kill Team (codename for now: "The Hateful Eight"):



Half of them are repurposed older models, but I think they are still cool enough to warrant a modern paintjob:



And these are the "new" guys, based heavily on the new CSM kits or simply newly built:



So yeah, that's it for today. As always, let me know what you think!

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Upstate, New York

Great looking paint on the new guy. All the conversions look excellent as usual.

Good to see you still collecting skulls for the skull throne.

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London

Thanks for the side-by-sides. Always nice to see progress over the years and get a window into someone else's hobby journey.



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Germany

Cheers, guys!

So here's the next addition to my World Eaters collection. I recently vowed this gentleman here as my first contribution to the annual ETL community event over at The Bolter & Chainsword:









This is basically a Khornate version of Huron Blackheart I created a couple of years ago -- come to think of it, I believe I actually built him for one of the regular contests over at the - sadly defunct - Throne of Skulls forum. Ahh, the memories...

However, fellow hobbyists Captain Semper and Atia pointed out that, in order for this guy to really count as Huron, he needed something to represent his little Hamadrya pet. My proper plan of action would have been to use a model from the AoS Spirit Hosts, maybe with a Bloodletter head, but I didn’t want to have to pick up a box of them, so I had to get creative. But I was not without inspiration, so I created a suitable model using nothing but leftover bitz:



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The head is still a fairly standard Bloodletter head, whereas the spine came from the vivisected Genestealer that’s part of the 40k battlefield objective markers. My idea was for the “Almost-Hamadrya” to look like a daemonic spirit, some kind of Khornate familiar or even a half-formed Khornate Daemon.

Ironically enough, it was this model that I actually ended up painting first:

[center]







To support the impression that this is not just a standard Bloodletter (or rather, half of a standard Bloodletter), but rather something unwholesome and half-formed, I went for an even more limited palette than the one I normally use on Khornate daemons: a mix of glossly blood and glowing ectoplasmic flesh, as the daemonic spirit is glowing with an inner malevolence…



Not bad for something that I had to come up with on the quick, if I do say so myself.

And here's the finished counts-as Huron model:



„The burning never stops.“

This is the sentence he remembers above all else, because it has come to encapsulate his entire existence. While memory of an Astartes is eidetic in nature, his long life has become a number of disjointed, fragmented moments, with entire decades mostly unaccounted for. But one thing remains. One thing binds everything together and defines him. One sentence neatly summarises it all.

“The burning never stops.”

He remembers how the sentence from weapons instruction returned to him, at the very moment that he saw the phosphex charge go off. The bridge was a pandemonium of blood and death, but everything was frozen into place for just one instant. He saw everything in incredible detail. The battered VII Legion Breacher team that, against all odds, had made it to the bridge in an attempt to bring down a leviathan from within. The mangled face of the Fist throwing the phosphex grenade at him. The eyes already staring into infinity, waiting for a death that would come in mere seconds. The explosions of the weaponry discharged by the other surviving breachers. The chainblades of his brothers falling in slow motion, trying to bring down the enemy. But slow, far too slow. And the green white fire of the phosphex charge, enveloping him at last, and flooding his every fibre with liquid agony, just seconds before the main viewport burst into a million armourglass shards, opening the bridge to the void.

He remembers Terra. The Throneworld twisting below him, above him, behind a curtain of voidships on fire, as he tumbled into blackness. The cold void that was the only thing that could have extinguished the flames that were swallowing him. But even when the fires went out…

…the burning never stopped.

He remembers coming to in a red haze. The sounds of the Apothecarion. The klaxons and warning beeps. The mirrors above the surgical slab showing him a lump of molten, misshapen flesh that he did not recognise. And Deracin’s half-augmetic face floating above him, like a hint of things to come. The Forgemaster locked eyes with him and smiled. And he knew that he would not be allowed to die.

He was rebuilt. Into a strange amalgamation of oh so little flesh and bone, iron and pain. Oh so much pain. He became a construct. Like the gholam of old Terra. And through it all, the pain of an unquenchable fire kept coursing through him, racing along nerve clusters that should have been cauterised beyond any function. Along iron bones that shouldn’t have been able to feel but did. It has been thus ever since: His every waking moment is pure agony. Inhale. Pain. Exhale. Pain. The nails are but pinpricks to him. He is eternally on fire.

His wrath and pain almost seem like a separate entity. When he does battle, and his every cell is burning agony, he can almost see something taking shape from the corner of his eyes. Something rough and bloody that is glowing in its own inner malevolence. It is growing all the time. There will come a time when he will finally meet it face to face, this thing he keeps feeding with his pain and with the pain of others.

He keeps losing time. Battles often turn into disjointed shards of perception for him. When he sees glimpses of that strange spectre that seems to shadow him, inexplicable things happen, and he is merely a spectator in his own body: His flesh turns into liquid flame, and he becomes capable of feats that should be beyond his patchwork body. He awakens to arcs of warp fire cascading from his axe and augmetic fist. He comes to in a world of cinders and flaking ash, with his enemies’ lifeblood running down his chin in rivulets. He sees the wariness in his brothers’ eyes, and to see such emotion play across their ravaged features would make him smile, if that expression were not lost to him.

And through it all,
The burning never stops.












And here is “Not-Huron”, side by side with his “Not-Hamadrya”:



As always, let me know what you think!

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Upstate, New York

Both the model and the backstory are epic.

Nice to see the Ultras still representing on your bases!

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Germany

Good to have you back with more Chaos stuff! Everything looks stunning as always, I really like the new Chaos marines and the berserker you made out of them.
Keep up the great work

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Nottingham (yay!)

That is one angry looking familiar - with every right to be so

   
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love it!
   
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Freaky Flayed One






I absolutely love the vivid blue accents, they work perfectly, really draw the eye to the face and chest!

   
 
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