Switch Theme:

All Things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG  [RSS] Share on facebook Share on Twitter Submit to Reddit
»
Author Message
Advert


Forum adverts like this one are shown to any user who is not logged in. Join us by filling out a tiny 3 field form and you will get your own, free, dakka user account which gives a good range of benefits to you:
  • No adverts like this in the forums anymore.
  • Times and dates in your local timezone.
  • Full tracking of what you have read so you can skip to your first unread post, easily see what has changed since you last logged in, and easily see what is new at a glance.
  • Email notifications for threads you want to watch closely.
  • Being a part of the oldest wargaming community on the net.
If you are already a member then feel free to login now.




Made in dk
Hellacious Havoc





Denmark

Right, time to get this thing up and running.

Introduction

I love Chaos. Simple as that. I think that both the Chaos Daemons and Chaos Space Marines are awesome armies, with great variety and some very awesome looking models. They were my first choice and my last - I've never regretted it, never reconsidered and never looked anywhere else.

Seeing as my armies are reaching some decent sizes, I thought it would be time to start a project log here on DakkaDakka. So here goes.
This project log is for both of my armies. Every time I start a new model I will upload my progress in this thread going forward. I hope you will enjoy this log and I welcome any feedback, tips, salutations and hugs.

Armies

The painted models so far can also be seen at these 2 galleries, which will also be updated whenever a model is finished.

Chaos Space Marines: Word Bearers

This army is my main for the moment - It doubles as a 40k Chaos Space Marine and a 30k Word Bearer army that is in the making. It will contain a mix of 30k and 40k models (mostly 30k, as I think those models are cooler) with the intent of having a army on the table that looks great and fits the fluff of the army. The army is at around 3000 points as this PLOG is started.

Chaos Daemons

My other army, that is primarily Khorne and Nurgle currently. I do like to play Daemons and I field them just as often as my Chaos Marines - The chaotic nature of the codex and the models are just up my alley! This army is also at roughly 4.500 points as this PLOG is started.

Conclusion

So here we are - I will be updating this weekly, if not more often, with the models I am working on. Be it conversion, painting or lists I play, this will be my main hub of what I set out to do. it is also here that I will be taking questions as to what I make.

I hope you will follow me on the PLOG road and as always, any and all feedback, questions or suggestions are most welcome.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
UPDATE: 03-02-2016

Right let's start this out with a little love-project of mine: Maulerfiends. However, I hate the Mauler-/Forgefiend model. I think it's ugly to be quite honest. So I went with something a little different.

Slaughterbrutes!



I got started 2 nights ago, as I have been anxious to get started on them. I had an idea that I wanted to do a darker and more brooding theme compared to what is outside on the boxes.

I also wanted to do them in the same color scheme as my fleshhounds and my bloodthirsters (Which can be seen in my galleries), but with more bright reds as they get quite dark, quite fast. Not a lot brighter, but just enough to give them some more life.

I got to basecoat, do the browns, the reds, and blacks. I then washed it with Aggrax and called it a night. So far, they look like this:



I have spared down the skin color to the biceps (both the larger and smaller arms) and on the stomach of the model. I wanted the skin to be more centered as to show the vulnerable areas on the creature where the reds and blacks, in particular, are the armor and carapace.

My thoughts going forward are these:

- The tongue will remain skin colored and be glossed.

- Teeth will be done in bone and glossed.

- The carapace needs some grey airbrushing and washing, to give them some life and not just be black. Horns, spikes and black carapace will also be glossed, to simulate bug carapace. It's a neat little trick that brings a lot of life to a otherwise boring area.

- The eyes will be done in a fiery theme, so orange/yellow/white. These will be the focus point on a otherwise very dark model. They should pop nicely.

- On the reds I will most likely do a very subtle drybrush to bring out the the reds a tad more in direct lighting. You probably won't notice much in the photos.

- I will not be doing edge highlighting, as I think that looks incredibly unnatural on models like these. In general I tend to avoid that technique, contrary to industry standards, as I think it looks very cartoonish and overdone.

All in all, they are models that I have quite a clear vision for. I want the colours to blend and fade naturally as it's all a natural model with no clear lines. Seeing as the past few models I have done have been tanks, with clear lines, clear edges and metallics, it's nice to practice on a more natural model where those lines are non-existing.

The more I paint these, the more I love the model. I wish I had done these before! I will update soon with a updated progress.

This message was edited 5 times. Last update was at 2016/02/03 09:59:00


Army galleries:
The Word Bearers | Chaos Daemons


All things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG
(Updated March 14th '19)



 
   
Made in dk
Hellacious Havoc





Denmark

UPDATE 04-02-2016

Allright, getting some progress into these guys - I've done the faces, eyes and teeth now with a bit of gloss and trying to get the eyes right.

I wanted to get a fiery glow in their eyes, without the actual glow effect on the skin. A fiery yellow colour, that gets a nice contrast to the dark model.

Here it is:


The teeth is my usual bone combo and the tongue was drybrushed slightly - After which I glossed both areas to simulate spit. I don't know if I should use some Yuhu glue to simulate actual spit yet - I'll think it over.

I think these guys will be done over the weekend after which I will see what my next project will be.

Army galleries:
The Word Bearers | Chaos Daemons


All things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG
(Updated March 14th '19)



 
   
Made in be
Thunderhawk Pilot Dropping From Orbit





In the Warp, getting trolled by Tactical_Spam, AKA TZEENTCH INCARNATE

Browsed through your galleries a bit, great stuff so far!

The Slaughterbrute is coming along nicely, I'm sure it will be a great fit for your Word Bearers army

Keep up the good work, for the glory of Chaos!



Tactical_Spam: Ezra is fighting reality right now.

War Kitten: Vanden, you just taunted the Dank Lord Ezra. Prepare for seven years of fighting reality...

War Kitten: Ezra can steal reality

Kharne the Befriender:Took him seven years but he got it wrangled down

 
   
Made in dk
Hellacious Havoc





Denmark

 Ezra Tyrius wrote:
Browsed through your galleries a bit, great stuff so far!

The Slaughterbrute is coming along nicely, I'm sure it will be a great fit for your Word Bearers army

Keep up the good work, for the glory of Chaos!


Thanks a lot! It's been a fun road so far, and it's getting even more entertaining as I can now field a decent size army in 30k as well.

That being said, this model is not for 30k but the more modern warfare so to speak. Both maulerfiends are done now and they turned out like this:


It's a simple scheme but I think it works. I wanted to try and not overthink it, and just go with my gut on these ones. A dark, brooding version of the model - I'm particularly satisfied with how much the eyes stand out when looking at the model as a whole. They got tested last night in a match and they managed to peel open a landraider on my first turn. I like them already.

Next up will be my 3 Helbrutes, while I wait for my next shipment of models. They are some of the last to have my old Crimson Slaughter theme, and since i like the Murderpack so much I think it's time to give them some new clothes.I put a few more modifications on them before I got started, to tell them more apart.

Pre-repainting:


I remember really not liking to paint these models due to all the little metal details in the flesh. Let's see if it's the same now.

Army galleries:
The Word Bearers | Chaos Daemons


All things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG
(Updated March 14th '19)



 
   
Made in gb
Fresh-Faced New User






The blood on your bases, how do you achieve such a look?


E.P. 
   
Made in gb
Crazed Cultist of Khorne




Derbyshire, UK

There's nothing I can say but "Awesome work!" Over and over and over again

That said, I am curious about the blood bases like above ^

"The Wolves will always come to heel when called. In that regard, it is a mystery why they name themselves wolves. They are tame, collared by the Emperor, obeying his every whim. But a wolf doesn’t behave that way. Only a dog does. That is why we are the Eaters of Worlds, and the War Hounds no longer!" - Khârn "The Bloody", First Captain of the World Eaters

 
   
Made in gb
Pious Palatine






Wow. Love them 'Maulerfiend' stand ins. Great work.

EDC
   
Made in dk
Hellacious Havoc





Denmark

EpicPanda wrote:The blood on your bases, how do you achieve such a look?

It's done in 2 stages: First I do a 1:1 mix of Abaddon Black and Khorne Red, which I base the area with. After that I do a THICK layer of Blood for The Blood God technical paint from GW. The trick is to have a dark red base to get that really bloody appearance, as it is semi-translucent. It dries to roughly half the thickness, so apply it thickly and leave it to dry overnight.

evildrcheese wrote:Wow. Love them 'Maulerfiend' stand ins. Great work.

EDC

Thanks a lot! They are some very underrepresented models, which is a damn shame. Why there's not Slaughterbrutes all over, I will never know.

CaoCaoTipper wrote:There's nothing I can say but "Awesome work!" Over and over and over again

That said, I am curious about the blood bases like above ^

Thanks a lot man. Khorne will be very pleased with more blood on the bases, so have at it I use it as a theme for my Word Bearers as well, as it fits them - It's a simple theme to make, but it looks great on the tabletop in full force.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2016/02/09 11:06:11


Army galleries:
The Word Bearers | Chaos Daemons


All things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG
(Updated March 14th '19)



 
   
Made in gb
Crazed Cultist of Khorne




Derbyshire, UK

I very much like the addition of the spiked icon thing on top of the Helbrute too. Isn't that an Icon from the Chaos Space Marine squad kit or is that just standard Helbrute stuff?

I'll do something similar to mine ^^ I'm not much of a painter, atleast not on this level, but everything looks good with more spikes stuck on and I do have a lot of bits left over from CSM kits!

"The Wolves will always come to heel when called. In that regard, it is a mystery why they name themselves wolves. They are tame, collared by the Emperor, obeying his every whim. But a wolf doesn’t behave that way. Only a dog does. That is why we are the Eaters of Worlds, and the War Hounds no longer!" - Khârn "The Bloody", First Captain of the World Eaters

 
   
Made in dk
Hellacious Havoc





Denmark

 CaoCaoTipper wrote:
I very much like the addition of the spiked icon thing on top of the Helbrute too. Isn't that an Icon from the Chaos Space Marine squad kit or is that just standard Helbrute stuff?


It's the Khorne banner that is in the CSM packages, that I cut at the middle of the banner. I think it will look cool when it is painted, especially when it's a Word Bearer army that it fits into. If nothing else, I think you can achieve almost the same with the Chaos Vehicle sprue

Army galleries:
The Word Bearers | Chaos Daemons


All things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG
(Updated March 14th '19)



 
   
Made in dk
Hellacious Havoc





Denmark

Little quick update;

Still working on those Helbrutes where I have reached the metal stage. This stage is always what kills me, as I usually take a break for a day or two in between painting the models. I love the result but it can quickly be very tedious to paint.

I should have some progress shots for you guys over the weekend - In the meantime I'm just waiting for my FW order to come home. So excited for the next models! We're talking Spartans, Gal Vorbak dark brethren and other goodies.

I will keep you posted - And thank you all for swinging by so far!

Army galleries:
The Word Bearers | Chaos Daemons


All things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG
(Updated March 14th '19)



 
   
Made in us
Implacable Black Templar Initiate




Colorado

I had no idea your such a good painter. Chaos is awesome im an Alpha Legion myself.

7000+ 2500 +
2000 10000 + 3000 
   
Made in us
Automated Rubric Marine of Tzeentch







Substituting a maulerfiend with a slaughterbrute...

...Why didn't I think of that?
   
Made in dk
Hellacious Havoc





Denmark

btgrimaldus wrote:I had no idea your such a good painter. Chaos is awesome im an Alpha Legion myself.

Thanks a lot! I considered Alpha Legion, but then I realized I could put anything on the table and claim it be Alpha Legion.

"Are those Tyranids?"
"Naw dawg, they're Alpha Legion"

You got any images of your army?

Quarterdime wrote:

Substituting a maulerfiend with a slaughterbrute...

...Why didn't I think of that?

That's why I'm here - To give good ideas and warn people of bad ideas. Particularly the ones I have done myself

On another note, look what I just got in the door:


Time to bring the demonic forces to 30k - After I finish these Helbrutes.

Army galleries:
The Word Bearers | Chaos Daemons


All things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG
(Updated March 14th '19)



 
   
Made in dk
Hellacious Havoc





Denmark

Oh and this little fellow - Got more incoming today hopefully, so I can reveal the entire line I will be painting in March:


Army galleries:
The Word Bearers | Chaos Daemons


All things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG
(Updated March 14th '19)



 
   
Made in dk
Hellacious Havoc





Denmark

Better late than never; 3 Helbrutes repainted in my Word Bearer scheme.



And all three:


Not my best work, but painting three of these guys completely killed my painting motivation. It also happened the first time I painted them - I don't know why. This model is a goddamn killer! At the end I just wanted to get them done. I'm not sure about the bloodynes of them (I'm always a bit touchy on that one) but in the end, I wanted to try something new. A murdering maniac who has spent years in the warp, being merged with his Dreadnought carapace is bound to be at least a little bit Clive Barker in the end.

Now I have to figure out what to paint this month; Gal Vorbak Dark Brethren or Mhara Ghal dreadnought. Any thoughts?

Army galleries:
The Word Bearers | Chaos Daemons


All things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG
(Updated March 14th '19)



 
   
Made in us
Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

Triple 'brutes look grand, and extra points for keeping them striped down and looking like a squad. Do love me some Chaos dreads
 Nordicus wrote:
Not my best work, but painting three of these guys completely killed my painting motivation. It also happened the first time I painted them - I don't know why. This model is a goddamn killer!
I've only done up one of them, and building it alone took freaking forever, with the multiple GS sessions to fill in seams on the body, then the arms, then the body + the arms ...
Now I have to figure out what to paint this month; Gal Vorbak Dark Brethren or Mhara Ghal dreadnought. Any thoughts?
Selfishly, I want moar dread But taking a break with their smaller buddies makes sense to get you back into enjoying things a bit more

- Salvage

BLOODFIRE: KOW SALAMANDER REPORTS 
   
Made in se
Lead-Footed Trukkboy Driver





Sweden

Hi Nordicus! I found your blog via the Painting Challenge, and I really love what I'm seeing. Awesome Chaos-y goodness, man!

I can't for the life of me remember the name of those infantry models (it's not Gal Vorbak, or something is it?) but I can't wait to see them painted up!
   
Made in dk
Hellacious Havoc





Denmark

 NidLifeCrisis wrote:
Hi Nordicus! I found your blog via the Painting Challenge, and I really love what I'm seeing. Awesome Chaos-y goodness, man!

I can't for the life of me remember the name of those infantry models (it's not Gal Vorbak, or something is it?) but I can't wait to see them painted up!

Hey man and welcome to the plog - I appreciate you stopping by and I'm glad you like it so far!

Aye, the name of the infantry are Gal Vorbak Dark Brethren - The grandfathers of the Possessed in 40k. I really like the models and have been wanting to get some for about a year now. It's about damn time I get to do something about it!

 Boss Salvage wrote:
Triple 'brutes look grand, and extra points for keeping them striped down and looking like a squad. Do love me some Chaos dreads
I've only done up one of them, and building it alone took freaking forever, with the multiple GS sessions to fill in seams on the body, then the arms, then the body + the arms ...
Selfishly, I want moar dread But taking a break with their smaller buddies makes sense to get you back into enjoying things a bit more

- Salvage


Oh tell me about it - I also magnetized their arms so I can use every weapon loadout. I even made a tutorial for it somewhere, and it requires no cutting or modfication beyond magnets and bits. But dear god does it take a while to build. It will be quite some time before I paint them again

I will start with the smaller guys this time around, but after that it's straight back to the Mhara Gal dreadnought. That is probably my favorite dread model in the entire line at FW. So much personality and so many details!

Thanks for the comments man - It means a lot!

Army galleries:
The Word Bearers | Chaos Daemons


All things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG
(Updated March 14th '19)



 
   
Made in dk
Hellacious Havoc





Denmark

Quick update - I've gotten the base colors down on the Gal Vorbak, along with the first washes. Now they're ready for matt varnish to keep it all on the model as I progress unto details.

At this stage they are looking like this:


I tried to get a mix og pure black and flesh tones in the demonic details, as I wanted to distinguish between what is the marine morphing and what is the armor. It is mostly the hands on all the Gal Vorbak that are flesh coloured, where the backsm torn armor and horns are black as that originates from the armor instead.

I do like the tones on them so far though - With details, blood, and gloss varnish on the right places, they should look suitably nasty.

Army galleries:
The Word Bearers | Chaos Daemons


All things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG
(Updated March 14th '19)



 
   
Made in dk
Hellacious Havoc





Denmark

Time to update this space here - Sorry for the wait, but I have had quite a few things to do lately (learning a new instrument for starters) so I didn't get painted as much as I wanted.

The Gal Vorbal got finished last night - Actually I finished them like 20 times, after which I found details I had missed, and had to go back. It's both the blessing and the curse of a well detailed model.

A proof shot that all 15 are done is in order:


And now, the close-up.


I kept my thoughts going with the mutations being split into two groups; Armor and flesh. The armor parts are done in black and glossed over, while the fleshy bits are... well... bloody chunks of mutated Space Marine. My strain of thought was that there is no way there is no blood, while being mutated into mouth, teeth, claws etc. So yeah, I went all Clive Barker on the models.

My next problem was the fire on the middle one. I realized that I couldn't just go straight fire, as it would dissappear in the models already existing hues - So I had to find something else to do. As a classic trick to bring out the contrast in red is doing greens, I thought why not - And honestly, I'm really diggin the green fires. So much so, that I'm heavily considering making it a thing in my upcoming Tzeentch Daemons department.

In any case, I should have plenty of month left to do a few more projects - So I will be doing the Mhara Ghal tainted Dreadnought next. Pictures to follow on the following days.

I hope you like them! Feedback is, as always, appreciated!

Army galleries:
The Word Bearers | Chaos Daemons


All things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG
(Updated March 14th '19)



 
   
Made in gb
Savage Khorne Berserker Biker





UK

Gorgeous!

pronouns: they/them/their
The Bloodstorm (a painting and modelling blog)
General Chaos Blog
We're going to need more skulls - My blogspot
Quanar wrote:you were able to fit regular guardsmen in drop pods before the FAQ and they'd just come out as a sort of soup..
 
   
Made in us
Savage Khorne Berserker Biker






Great Work


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xqOf-KjdVY
My Hobby Blog:

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/594118.page
I need a better camera. Phone isn't cutting it.
http://i.imgur.com/yLl7xmu.gif 
   
Made in dk
Hellacious Havoc





Denmark

corpuschain wrote:Gorgeous!


Sammoth wrote:Great Work

Thanks the both of you

Army galleries:
The Word Bearers | Chaos Daemons


All things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG
(Updated March 14th '19)



 
   
Made in us
Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

Still hard for me to get over how awesome those sculpts are, or how I don't own any, let alone the 15 (!) beautiful ones you've cranked out here Great work, the pack looks superb.

Aside: all of my Tizz daemons have green fire Not really as nice as yours, but glowy green eldritch flames ftw all the same!

- Salvage

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2016/03/18 12:55:57


BLOODFIRE: KOW SALAMANDER REPORTS 
   
Made in dk
Hellacious Havoc





Denmark

 Boss Salvage wrote:
Still hard for me to get over how awesome those sculpts are, or how I don't own any, let alone the 15 (!) beautiful ones you've cranked out here Great work, the pack looks superb.

Aside: all of my Tizz daemons have green fire Not really as nice as yours, but glowy green eldritch flames ftw all the same!

- Salvage

Thanks a bunch! I'm really liking the fire, so I will join you in the club that uses green fire for his Tzeentch army

On that note, sometimes it's nice to have different models to work on, with different paintschemes. So I started a little side project alongside the Mhara Ghal dreadnought:



Aye thats quite a few Blue Horrors. I don't particularly like Pink Horrors as their original paint schemes, so I decided to go with something different. They are basecoated and glazed, so while they were drying I went to work on the Mhara Ghal. Man, that model... It is freakkin' awesome. I will try and do it as much justice as the Gal Vorbak though, and using the same techniques and tricks that I did on those.

Why Blue Horrors you ask? Well I recently went to a tournament where I need more horrors than I actually owned - So I bought a few more. While I assembled the 10, I decided to repaint my old ones (they were quite old and not really up to snuff) so I would use therm as the base for my new Tzeentch paint scheme and strain of thought. I want to make it POP more, with more extreme colours and fun themes.

That's enough for one evening though - When they have dried, I will continue along the Mhara Ghal. Another update soon'ish!

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2016/03/22 20:55:18


Army galleries:
The Word Bearers | Chaos Daemons


All things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG
(Updated March 14th '19)



 
   
Made in dk
Hellacious Havoc





Denmark

So I had a busy day yesterday, which caused me to only get to do the base for the Mhara Gal dreadnought. It was actually finished, modelwise, yesterday morning but I didn't have time to take some shots of it.

It came out, in the end, like this:


It was a great model to paint - Compared to the Gal Vorbak, I had to be a bit more liberal with where it was flesh and where it was armor, as otherwise it would be a very boring model to look at. Still, I do like the darker palette that I used, compared to many of the very colourful variations that are on the net. It's a model that can quickly look a bit silly if you make it too busy, although one is very tempted when painting it.

All in all, a solid model with incredible detail. I hope you like it!

Now to finished those Horrors.

Army galleries:
The Word Bearers | Chaos Daemons


All things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG
(Updated March 14th '19)



 
   
Made in fr
[DCM]
Monstrously Massive Big Mutant





France

Looking awesome, that is one terrifying dread. Not sure how such how this model could end up boring to look at, but you rocked it ^^, definitely looks the part with the gal vorbaks !

My P&M Blog : Warp Wanderers, Chaos warbands in the Eye of Terror

Voting for my stuff pleases the Chaos Gods and brings you luck in battle ! 
   
Made in dk
Hellacious Havoc





Denmark

 KernelTerror wrote:
Looking awesome, that is one terrifying dread. Not sure how such how this model could end up boring to look at, but you rocked it ^^, definitely looks the part with the gal vorbaks !

Thanks a lot! I'm still in doubt if I should have made the reds a tad darker though, but for now I will leave it by. It's quite doom and gloom already, so i figured a little color wouldn't hurt

Army galleries:
The Word Bearers | Chaos Daemons


All things Chaos: Nordicus's Chaos PLOG
(Updated March 14th '19)



 
   
Made in us
Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

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? Or dark mini on dark background? The more I look at these pics, the more clearly this is an awesome finished piece, that doesn't go overboard on random little details in the sculpt. So bravo.

(That said, still bothered by blank right shoulder pad )

- Salvage

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2016/03/30 13:16:31


BLOODFIRE: KOW SALAMANDER REPORTS 
   
 
Forum Index » Dakka P&M Blogs
Go to: