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Made in gb
Tunneling Trygon






Nottingham (yay!)

Kotar Luchtaine welcomes you to Ghalmek.









The Dark Council rules the Legion, but within these factories and tankyards, the Warpsmith is the supreme authority. His words are backed with biological weapons:









Infected with the Obliterator Virus after an exchange of knowledge and resources with the brother rebels of the Iron Warriors, and now blessed by Grandfather Nurgle, Kotar's bodyguard are renowned for their ability to rapidly sacrifice captives en masse to keep the production lines running. They feel an affinity with Namtar, though they only find his company in battle as at all other times he is kept restrained in the catacombs for everyone's safety:









Kotar's foundry has been tasked by the Dark Council with preparing an armoury capable of topping the greatest monuments built to the False Emperor, and of ensuring the success of any movement inspired by the Horus Rebellion. Reports on Kotar's progress will be made herein.

...So. Army approach:

- Lots of Cultists slaving in Kotar's foundries.

- Every Daemonic Marine unit for every God; Mortals don't get specific Marks.

- Lots of vehicle formations to bring down any place of worship or fortification.

- Heresy-era stuff galore.

- All Mortals to get Veterans of the Long War, except for a full size squad of Marines led by Fabius Bile (on retainer to assist with troop replenishment).

- Daemon units to be bought for summoning by Sorcerers, rather than as Allies. I like the dynamic flexibility of Daemonology

- Armies on Parade boards in the form of a Tank Yard and a Chaos Cathedral.

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[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Excellent paintwork and conversions, and the Warpsmith is amazing, especially the axe!

   
Made in gb
Tunneling Trygon






Nottingham (yay!)

Painting techniques used (will be updated as new techniques appear)

Undercoat: Black.

Red armour: Mechrite Mephiston Red basecoat, Nuln Oil wash, Mechrite Mephiston Red basecoat, edge highlight with Skull White, Blood Red edge tint, Blood Red drybrush layered glazes.

Metallic armour: Chainmail basecoat, Nuln Oil wash, Chainmail highlight, Mithril Silver edging Mithril Silver, two coats, then layer Nuln Oil to shade.

Corrupted flesh: Tallarn Flesh basecoat, highlight in successive mixes with Bleached Bone, Thraka Green wash, Baal Red wash, very thin highlight glaze made by 2:1 Tallarn Flesh - Bleached Bone.

Usually Bugman's Glow basecoat, highlighted in successive mixes with Screaming Skull, up to about 1:4 mix. Shaded with a 2:3:5 mix of Gryphonne Sepia, Biel-Tan Green, Lahmian Medium. Secondary wash substitutes green with Carroburg Crimson. Highlights reapplied where needed.

Glowing lenses: Skull White basecoat. Mix a very pale Lightning Bolt Blue and glaze lens and areas caught by the light.

Heatstained weapons: Boltgun Metal basecoat. Front half Mithril Silver. Along the circumference of where the two meet, a thin glaze of Daler-Rowney Process Magenta. Behind this, with a tiny overlap, a Gryphone Sepia glaze that fades towards the rear. To the front, Asurmen Blue (again, tiny overlap with the magenta). Edge highlight with Mithril Silver, or make sooty with Nuln Oil.

Blue tentacles: Adeptus Battlegrey, drybrushed Astronomican Grey, Asurmen Blue wash, final light Astronomican Grey dry brush.

Horns and claws: Scorched Brown basecoat, highlighted in smaller parallel elongated triangles in four steps up to pure Bleached Bone Screaming Skull, final Skull White highlight.

Teeth: Bestial Brown basecoat, layered from Snakebike Leather to Bleached Bone Screaming Skull via a 50/50 mix.

Hot metal: Skull White base coat. Gradually reverse-highlight from most recessed areas up to a bright cherry red, first adding Sunburst Yellow, then traces of Blood Red and minute amounts of Bestial Brown. Thin edging with Scorched Brown.

Daemonettes: basecoated Hormagaunt Purple (OOP), highlighted up to white, bone and hair basecoated Adeptus Battlegrey (OOP), highlighted up to Astronomican Grey (OOP), jewellery in Mithril Silver (OOP), all washed with Druchi Violet, and skin rehighlighted with very thin spot applications of the paler tones used prior to the shade. Asurmen Blue (OOP) used to tone the lower eyelids and cords, no lipstick or blush tones.

Bases: Adeptus Battlegrey, drybrushed up to Astronomican Grey. Metal detritus in Scorched Brown, lightly stippled with Ryza Rust, lightly edged with Mithril Silver. Mucky patches added with a drop of very dilute Scorched Brown put on a wet surface and allowed to disperse.

Legion icons: Sketched in place by 0.1mm technical pen, then freehanded.

Corrupted nails: as horns, with Gryphone Sepia glaze.



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 Paradigm wrote:
Excellent paintwork and conversions, and the Warpsmith is amazing, especially the axe!


Thanks

I've detailed the painting technique used on the axe. The pose is modified from the standard; instead of the line of motion being along the shoulders as the axe is held aloft, I wanted Kotar to be standing firm and arrogantly, with the motion being in his mecha-tendrils. They were repositioned with hot water so as to be swarming in a flurry at a foe in the near distance, whom Kotar does not deem worthy of him raising his own weapons. The pistol is from Kharn the Betrayer.

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[DCM]
Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

Color me damn impressed (also subscribed)! Great stuff already, happily look forward to more red chaos mayhem

- Salvage

BLOODFIRE: KOW SALAMANDER REPORTS 
   
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Tunneling Trygon






Nottingham (yay!)

 Boss Salvage wrote:
Color me damn impressed (also subscribed)! Great stuff already, happily look forward to more red chaos mayhem

- Salvage


Thanks

Current WIP's:

- Test run Cultists and Nurgle Mutilators (same conversion as the Obliterators) need sprucing up to match the scheme I've settled into.

- Slaaneshi Warp Talons are being painted up. Lovely, lovely models. But very time-consuming.

- Deimos Vindicator is being magnetised. I'm going to pick up some Heresy-era Iron Hands heads to use on vehicle crew, so as to visually distinguish Kotar's apprentices from the common soldiery.

   
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Wicked Ghast





Carmarthen, Wales

those Obliterators are insane subbed for sure
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Extremely well done lindsay, subbed. The skin on the brute and the whole warpsmith... wow.

   
Made in gb
Tunneling Trygon






Nottingham (yay!)

Thanks, folks. Good to see you, @Gitsplitta - I've been inactive a few years and it's nice to see familiar names

Down to business:



Kotar's been busily gap-filling and magnetising up this carefully-conserved beauty: the Spirit Of M31. If you can shoot it off, it can be removed. The air vents are removable, as well - they make perfect little Hull Point markers

The commander can be removed when he's Shaken, and can shut the hatch when he's Stunned. When Immobilised, the Ram Bar gets taken off. No fiddly counters for book-keeping here

I'm going to get painting this up over the coming weeks. The Commander will have to wait until I pick up some Iron Hands heads - they're definitely going on all vehicle crew.

   
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Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

Great work here - I'm impressed!

   
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[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Clever magneting or whatever you did on the tank, and bonus points for giving the tank commander a Power Fist!

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Good to see you back lindsay. Just getting back from a hiatus myself. That tank's looking really good. Lots of good detail that I think is going to make for a really excellent looking model when it's finished being painted.

   
Made in gb
Jealous that Horus is Warmaster




Behind you

I'm so going to copy what you've done on the vindicator, but for hull points instead of the vents make additional armour plates from the spare rhino parts wreck them twisted and ruptured detachable plates.Add a bit of teddy bear stuffing pouring out, magnetise them and super cool. For the immobilisation spare tank treads make 'em look like they've spun a track.
   
Made in gb
Tunneling Trygon






Nottingham (yay!)

@e.earnshaw - Nice ideas, but I'm avoiding swapping and chaining where I can. My magnetised damage logging is going to be subtractive wherever possible.

Over the next few days, I'm going to be looking for light, hollow balls - ping pong and smaller - to use to make 'blooming' smoke. The idea is a dynamic smoke bomb in flight, with a Zelda aesthetic, that's going to be light enough to stay on for a turn and not have the shedding/matting problems of stuffing or cotton wool

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 Paradigm wrote:
Clever magneting or whatever you did on the tank, and bonus points for giving the tank commander a Power Fist!


I ordered a bunch of Devastator sgt fists especially for squadron commanders

I have to admit, I love how easy it is to find bits online these days. For a few years after mail order dropped the parts service, it was like the Dark Ages of converting, but now that you get so many spare parts it feels like a real thriving 'swap shop' scene (and of course, the resellers who save us buying a whole squad for a grav-gun)

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Tunneling Trygon






Nottingham (yay!)

Mini update: no progress to report, but a load of household DIY has opened up the space for six seven semi-permanent Armies on Display boards. I'm working out what I'm going to do, and so far narrowed down to:

Word Bearers Tank Yard

Undead Pirate Fleet

Tyranid Hive World

Night Goblin Village

Great War trenches

Ultramarines Polar Garrison

Space Hulk

Genesteela Kult settlement

I'll be blogging each separately, but thought I'd put my musings down here for now

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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Great to see you back lindsay, and with chaos to boot

Love what you've done with those bio-servitors/obliterators, very cool.

Space for six display boards? Colour me jealous, it's hard enough finding space for 6 figures around here All sound great (except the ultras, 'coz you know...smurfs ), definitely pleased to see the 'steela kult on the list.

Oh, and christmas baubles for your smoke bombs? Should be appearing in pound shops near you right about now......

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Fixture of Dakka






Wiltshire, UK

Great to see you back lindsay, looks like your going to have lots of interesting projects on the go.

   
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Tunneling Trygon






Nottingham (yay!)

Warp Talons chosen by Slaanesh are at WIP80%: it's taken most of a month to get to this point and I'm thinking this is turning out to be the best looking unit I've ever made. I was going to wait until they were finished to post them, but I'm just too darned euphoric about them to hold back



I have to hand it to GW, they've really got their paint formulae spot-on. Sooo happy with the effects I can get with shades.


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I've added my Slaaneshi palette to my painting techniques section. Largely OOP foundation paints, I'm afraid; make of it what you will.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Wow...

   
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Scrap Thrall



Brisbane, Australia

Those warp talons are looking real nice. I've got quite the soft spot for devotees of Slaanesh.
   
Made in gb
Hollerin' Herda with Squighound Pack





UK

Gorgeous! Love the warptalons especially. Subbed

"Skull First into WAARRGGHHH" The motto of the Savage Psykers 
   
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[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Awesome! Love those demonic flesh tones!

   
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Tunneling Trygon






Nottingham (yay!)

Meet Ĺ ulak: a Helbrute whose deadly firepower has attracted the attention of Grandfather Nurgle! Can anyone recognise the pieces used to convert his insectoid appearance?


   
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Insect-Infested Nurgle Chaos Lord







Not sure what the parts are but the Dark Eldar pieces running up the front are a really nice addition.

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Very cool.

   
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Three Color Minimum





These are amazing O.O

 casvalremdeikun wrote:
 grendel083 wrote:
I don't think they'll FAQ a White Dwarf...
Perhaps not, but since GW seems to subsist off sadness and pain, I can't rule it out.


 H.B.M.C. wrote:
GW's never found an opportunity they couldn't miss

 
   
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Sneaky Kommando






Warp talons are ace, the eye stalks are oldskool spore mines I think....
   
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Hellacious Havoc




Frederick, MD

I am also a fellow Word Bearers player and really love what you have done. Amazing work! Color me subscribed!

 
   
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Daemonic Dreadnought






AL

This is all really cool. Look forward to seeing more.

Gods? There are no gods. Merely existences, obstacles to overcome.

"And what if I told you the Wolves tried to bring a Legion to heel once before? What if that Legion sent Russ and his dogs running, too ashamed to write down their defeat in Imperial archives?" - ADB 
   
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Black Templar Recruit Undergoing Surgeries





That is a bloody good start!
   
Made in gb
Tunneling Trygon






Nottingham (yay!)

Ok, time to structure my initial additions with a 1750 army list.

Theme is a mechanised column that comes to the aid of a local chaos cult and teleports in support units, with one of each daemonic unit having caught the attention of a particular god. Goal is to collect an aesthetic force that stands a chance in casual games.

HQ: Warpsmith with Plasma Pistol, Veteran, Aura
^ leads v
Heavy: Three Tzeentch Obliterators
^ mounted in v
Elite: Land Raider Proteus with Multi-Melta

Heavy: Vindicator with Combi-bolter

Elite: Five Khorne Possessed in Rhino with Dirge Caster & Havoc Missile Launcher

Troops: 10 Chaos Cultists: Autoguns, shotgun, heavy stubber

Troops: 10 Chaos Cultists: Autoguns, shotgun, heavy stubber

Troops: 10 Chaos Cultists: Flamer

Elite: 2 Nurgle Mutilators

Fast attack: 5 Slaanesh Warp Talons

Helbrute Mayhem Pack: MM & PF, MM & Thunder Hammer, Autocannons & Missile Launcher

Probably scale up to 2K with a mechanised CSM unit escorting a Sorceror

   
 
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