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Hellacious Havoc





Denmark

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

In the end, they came out like this:

Knight 1:


Knight 2:


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

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

Next up; 3 Contemptors with magnetized arms!


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

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Denmark

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

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

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

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



I hope you like it!

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



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

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

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Denmark

Update time!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   
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Denmark

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

- Salvage

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Denmark

Progress!

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



The sharp eye will notice a few things:

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

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


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

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

- Salvage

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

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

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

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

EDC

Cheers man - I'm a bit excited myself!

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Denmark

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

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

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

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





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

I hope you like it.

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

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Wow, gorgeous looking army, all hails Slaanesh !

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Very nice looking army!

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Any chance you could share your paint scheme for the slaaneshi? id love to paint some monochrome and gritty daemons myself
   
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Nice work on the Daemon army, that's a hell of an achievement in 4 weeks.

EDC
   
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Denmark

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

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


Sure thing! The recipe I used was the following:

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

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

Et voila!

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

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

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Denmark

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

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


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

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



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

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

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

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


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

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

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Denmark

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



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

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

   
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Denmark

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

Thanks a bunch man - That means a lot!

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Denmark

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

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

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



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

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



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



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

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Denmark

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


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Denmark

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

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

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



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


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

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

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Denmark

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

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

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

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



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

I hope you like him!

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

   
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Denmark

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


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

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

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Denmark

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


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

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

Here's what 3 of them look like now:


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

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