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Made in us
Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Edit: A little more than three years into my misadventures in mini painting, I've slowly finished a disparate Chaos Warband. Along the way I have had a few small disasters, learned a lot from my fellow "dakkanaughts", tried my hand at making some terrain, and now I am finally starting my next project, an Inquisition force with more charm than tabletop potential.

Original post: I am new to painting miniatures, though I've been a fan of WH40k since I was a kid...back then I was mostly busy playing D&D . I always wanted to get into 40k but, as you all surely know, it's a big commitment in terms of both time and money. Nevertheless, I've finally taken the plunge. I spent an inordinate amount of time trying to pick a starting army and finally settled on Chaos Space Marines. Though to be honest, I will likely do a lot of jumping around between factions before I ever finish any one army...I'm a fluff junkie, I admit it. My love of Dan Abnett is probably to blame, but I can't wait to do some Inquisition and Imperial Guard minis...and space marines...and Adeptus Mechanicus.

Anyway, right now I'm working on some Chaos miniatures. I just finished my first set, a group of five Chaos Cultists.


Next up I'm starting a set of ten Chaos Space Marines.
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Starting with this guy:
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I've yet to decide what legion/warband to go with and have been considering going with a mix of different legions, perhaps even renegades and corrupted space marines from loyal legions. I'm primarily interested in the hobby aspect of 40k, but I would love to actually play the game at some point also. Any thoughts or feedback on my work so far are incredibly welcome. I of course appreciate courtesy, but please feel free to be completely honest. I look forward to learning everything I can from everyone kind enough to take the time to help.

Chaos Cultists Gallery: http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/images-101497-50574_Chaos%20Cultists.html

Heretic Tom

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Pious Palatine






Looking good. I like the cultists. Is there a story behind the red skin?

Looking forward to see how you progress.

EDC
   
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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

 evildrcheese wrote:
Is there a story behind the red skin?

EDC


The short answer is I learned the hard way that a little reikland fleshshade goes a long way

...but the fluffy answer is these cultists once worked at a manufactorum on one of the forge worlds of the Segmentum Obscurus, after suffering horrific burns in service of the vast war machine of the supposed god-emperor, they turned from their faith and bitterness drove them to seek out and serve the forces of chaos.

Heretic Tom

   
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UK

Great story! I look forward to seeing more of these.

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Superb work, especially for some of your first minis! I look forward to seeing your progress and you're off to a great start!

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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

So, before I move forward, I'd like to share with you a little about my first major "oops" in my quest to become a miniature painter. It all started at my local game store, there I was, just a naive newcomer looking to get into the art of mini painting...it feels like only weeks ago. It was, in fact, only weeks ago, so, it makes sense that it feels as such. Anyway, I spoke with the owner and explained my ignorance and then took his suggestions because he seemed like a nice sort of fellow. When I had finished, I was the proud owner of a $15 can of Army Painter Uniform Grey spray primer as well as a hundred or so dollars worth of other supplies. Time to get started...

I assembled my cultists, easy enough given that they consist of only two pieces, and set my sights on that shiny can of "absolutely essential" primer. I could not in fact open it though, and this is where the trouble started. Upon further inspection, I noticed some handy visual instructions on the can.


Ok, easy enough. I'll just grab a screw driver, insert it into the tab as shown, gently twist and...



So, did I turn and throw it into the trash can three feet away? No, of course I didn't. I panicked and my first thought was "get it outside!" so I headed for the back door.



Incidentally, my second thought was "my wife is going to kill me"

The store owner acted as though he felt sorry for me, not sorry enough to give me another can of primer mind you...but anyway, I opted for a cheaper can of primer in the meantime and it seems to have been up to the job.
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Here's a little closer* look at my Cultists, which I just based yesterday. I didn't have any basing supplies in my budget, but I was feeling rather impatient about getting something done. Those plain black bases were taunting me with their bareness...I couldn't stand it any longer. Fortunately, I purchased my Chaos Cultists in a "starter kit" that came with ten small pots of Citadel paint. One of those was Armageddon Dust, a texture paint. I'm guessing it's overt yellowness is supposed to be representative of sand, but I painted over the top of it in hopes of achieving a dry mud/dirt kind of look.


*click the above image and zoom for a better look and please feel free to rate my work as well!



 Paradigm wrote:
Superb work, especially for some of your first minis! I look forward to seeing your progress and you're off to a great start!


 evildrcheese wrote:
Looking good. I like the cultists. Is there a story behind the red skin?
Looking forward to see how you progress.
EDC


 corpuschain wrote:
Great story! I look forward to seeing more of these.


Thanks for the kind words guys! I really appreciate it.

I assembled my first Chaos Space Marine and decided to leave his left arm detached for now to make it easier to paint.
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I decided to go with a Nurgle loving Death Guard for the first member of my chaos warband. I couldn't afford a bunch of citadel paints, with the exception of a pot of reikland fleshshade, the small pots that came with my Cultist kit, and a pot of p3 khardic flesh, all my paint is cheap apple barrel craft paint. Luckily, I did invest in some matte medium and flow aid. So all of my washes are home mixed and primarily made with paint. I did buy a jar of black ink, but I've yet to figure out how to use it without devastating a mini.

Base coat and wash
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Heretic Tom

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France

Promising start, that is an interesting bony scheme for your marine, looking forward to how it goes next.

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UK

Very nice colour for 40k Death Guard, looking forward to seeing how it comes together!

Paradigm's New Blog- 24/10: Justice League, Legion of Dooml

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I can't help but think by not filming yourself trying to open that primer, you've robbed mankind of something wonderful.
   
Made in us
Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

 KernelTerror wrote:
Promising start, that is an interesting bony scheme for your marine, looking forward to how it goes next.

 Paradigm wrote:
Very nice colour for 40k Death Guard, looking forward to seeing how it comes together!

Thanks!
Joyboozer wrote:
I can't help but think by not filming yourself trying to open that primer, you've robbed mankind of something wonderful.

I appreciate that, as tragic as it felt in the moment, I'm sure you're right.



I made some progress last night, still have a few details and of course the base left, I'm also considering putting a "mud" wash over the entire thing. Any thoughts?
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Heretic tom




Here is my finished* Death Guard Chaos Space Marine. What do you think? Any suggestions? Should I do anything else to this blighted scourge of the Imperium?
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*I will probably add something from the transfer sheet to his right shoulder

Heretic Tom


Edit: I put a death guard emblem on the shoulder pad and immediately realized why most people don't like the transfer sheets, it looked like a sticker. I am going to try my hand at painting something instead. Wish me luck!

Also, I thought I'd mention that the transfer sheet that came with the Chaos Space Marines does not include the symbol for Nurgle, though it does include the symbols of each of the other three gods of Chaos. I'm guessing that the Plague Marines come with a transfer sheet that does have the Nurgle symbol, but I have no way to confirm this.

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Fully-charged Electropriest






Really good start Tom! I was looking forwards to you posting after you messaged a while ago.

I would like to just echo what everyone else has already said about the cultists, incredibly neat for a first foray into the hobby!

The marine is shaping up really well as well, painting it in parts is always a good idea, too many people get carried away sticking (I am one of these) that they make it next to impossible to get in all the crevices later on.

If you do decide to go with the transfers, they can be a bit fiddly, especially on shoulder pads it can be quite hard to get them lying flat.
My advice would be (before you wet the transfer) cut off as much of the excess transparent transfer as possible around the edge, just makes it a tiny bit easier, also depending on how you get on there are products you can buy to help transfers go on smoother, decal fluids etc, the following is quite a good intro:

http://www.scalemodelguide.com/painting-weathering/decals/apply-waterslide-decals/

Just be aware that if you just use water they will look very 'shiny' at the end!

Keep it up!

   
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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

 J-paint wrote:

Just be aware that if you just use water they will look very 'shiny' at the end!

Keep it up!

Thanks for the encouragement and the tip! I was a bit unsure about the decals, but I realize now it just takes a little more effort (and supplies) than I anticipated.

   
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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Well, I can't stop messing with this model. I probably should have quit as I may be doing more harm than good. I hated the copper trim on the shoulder pads, so I painted them steel and then tried my hand at a rust effect. I also changed his weapons a bit and put a little red in the eyes. Those changes came out ok, i think, but I was unhappy with the level of contrast on the armor so I picked up a brighter green and tried to remedy this perceived problem and now I'm regretting it to some degree. Thoughts? Suggestions? should I just strip the whole thing, lol?

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Update: Ok, it was a mess. I couldn't take it, so I did my best to fix it. Thoughts?
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Fluff: A Death Guard Chaos Space Marine. As a member of a disparate chaos warband, he has spent little time in the Eye of Terror, and as such, shows minimal signs of the festering plague that inhabits the vast majority of the Death Guard.

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Made in us
Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Here's my next Chaos Space Marine:
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Fluff: An Emperor's Children Chaos Space Marine, still wearing the legions original colors. Originally a loyalist, he has fallen to the ruinous powers in the tumultuous years since the great heresy, mocking the false emperor with his appearance and deeds alike.

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Pious Palatine






Looking good dude. I really like the Death Guard marine.

EDC
   
Made in us
Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

I decided the Death Guard marine could use a little zazz, so I added a Nurgle icon to the base. I clipped the bottom of the icon bearer's pole off to mount it to. My Icon bearer will just have to make due with half of a pole

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Heretic Tom


 evildrcheese wrote:
Looking good dude. I really like the Death Guard marine.

EDC


Thanks EDC, I appreciate the kind words!

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Frome, Somerset, England

Some great looking models there bro, good to see more Chaos!
Nightmare with the primer :O they are a pain to get off those lids tbh, cut my hand with a screwdriver trying to get one off. I would definitely recommend getting army painter or Citadel again though, that Krylon stuff is ok I guess but not really made for detailed models.
One tip I'd give is try dry brushing your golds for the next model, the metallic paints are quite thick.
Anyway keep at it, that last Death Guard Marine looks great! can't wait to get round to painting mine

A Plague Marine will never let you down... he can't call into work sick!  
   
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Glad to see another Chaos player out here. Keep it up!

 
   
Made in us
Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

So, just a quick update on my primer explosion debacle...I sent The Army Painter an e-mail relating the details of the incident, not expecting anything in particular, and a few weeks went by without any sort of reply. Then, quite unexpectedly, I received a reply, which was uncharacteristically apologetic (you would expect them to word everything carefully so as not to imply liability on there part), and showed genuine concern for myself and for the minor property damage related to the incident. Later that week a received a package from Army Painter which included not only a replacement can of color primer but also this:
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I was honestly surprised by their response and more than a little shocked to be reminded that some companies actually care about their customers. So, in summary, Army Painter is awesome and you should buy stuff from them, I know I will.

Heretic Tom



 Ashley_Chaos wrote:
Some great looking models there bro, good to see more Chaos!
Nightmare with the primer :O they are a pain to get off those lids tbh, cut my hand with a screwdriver trying to get one off. I would definitely recommend getting army painter or Citadel again though, that Krylon stuff is ok I guess but not really made for detailed models.
One tip I'd give is try dry brushing your golds for the next model, the metallic paints are quite thick.
Anyway keep at it, that last Death Guard Marine looks great! can't wait to get round to painting mine


Thanks! It's nice to hear I'm not the only person to have had trouble with those damn things. The krylon worked alright, but I am glad to have a better quality primer again, particularly because it didn't cost me another $15

When you say to dry brush my golds, do you mean instead of painting them on? Or do you mean dry brush a layer on top of them? I'm sure part of my problem is the quality of the paint I'm using (super cheap craft paint), but my technique is also surely to blame as I am very new to this. Any tips are greatly appreciated.


 JeffyP wrote:
Glad to see another Chaos player out here. Keep it up!


Sanity is for the weak! Thanks for the encouragement.




This guy is next in line! I'm trying to decide between Alpha Legion (which seems like it would be a bit of a challenge) and Red Corsairs for this aspiring champion. Fluff wise I'm leaning towards Alpha, it just seems to make sense that they would be involved in a Warband full of corrupted renegades and cultists. Any thoughts?
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and here are some (slightly) better pictures of my first two Chaos Space Marines before I added some weathering to their armor:

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Clearwater, SC

Very nice work on the DG and EC. Don't feel bad about the primer I had something similar happen to me and it was a reinforcement of why I should only play with them outside. It is a lesson that is sometimes learned at a cost.

   
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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

 Raskana wrote:
Very nice work on the DG and EC. Don't feel bad about the primer I had something similar happen to me and it was a reinforcement of why I should only play with them outside. It is a lesson that is sometimes learned at a cost.


Thanks! I really appreciate that, and yes, lesson learned...the hard way.

Heretic Tom

   
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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

The combat knives that came with my CSM kit don't have a hand that fits them, so rather than put them in the open hand meant to hold the bolter I utilized a chainsword arm. Also, I hated the pony tail on the only head that had a partially exposed face, so bye bye pony tail.




I haven't had a chance to do any painting as of late due to a new tiny person joining my brood, but I'll update again as soon as I have a chance to do some painting. Thanks guys!

Heretic Tom

Also, I think I'm going to repaint the Melta Gun on my Emperor's Children Marine, that brass/copper color is driving me crazy...I think I hate it and need to stop using it.

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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

I still haven't had any time to paint, but I did finish assembling and priming the rest of my Chaos Space Marines. I made some minor modifications to them, not really anything worthy of being called a "conversion" but at any rate, here they are.


having used the lower half of my banner pole elsewhere, I replaced it with the old skull on a spiked chain.


I just put a spike on the handle of the heavy bolter.


Added a blade to the grip of the bolter.


altered the right arm so that he could point the plasma rifle straight ahead and carry a power sword also, rather than having a two-handed grip on the P.R.


added a spiked chain to the grip of the bolt pistol.


As above, I altered the right arm to change the angle he was pointing the flamer so that I could pair it with a chainsword.


I was annoyed that chainswords were only able to be held in the left hand, making it impossible to have one in each, so...i fixed it.

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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

After doing a little online research, I attempted a weathering effect on the power armor of my Emperor's Children and Death Guard Chaos Marines. This tutorial by TheApatheticFish was my primary source: https://youtu.be/l4LvLh_R5qY





I was pretty happy with the results. As I'd previously experienced with metallics, the viewing angle alters the appearance considerably and again my photography skills are lacking, but I think I've more or less managed to show the general appearance of the models. Any thoughts or tips for future attempts? Criticism welcome.

Heretic Tom

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Personally when I weather my marines, (for any color other than black) I do a sponging of a black paint, then a sponging of a metallic sliver (leadbelcher all the way to runefang depending on how bright you want it to be). For black power armor marines I use a 50/50 mix of dryad bark and abbadon black for the initial weathering and then go back to a silver metallic.

Ustrello paints- 30k, 40k multiple armies
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/614742.page 
   
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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

 Ustrello wrote:
Personally when I weather my marines, (for any color other than black) I do a sponging of a black paint, then a sponging of a metallic sliver (leadbelcher all the way to runefang depending on how bright you want it to be). For black power armor marines I use a 50/50 mix of dryad bark and abbadon black for the initial weathering and then go back to a silver metallic.


I was pretty pleased with the effect the "burnt umber" primer color had on the death guard but I thought it was much less effective on the emperor's children, black may indeed have been a better choice. I have a small pot of "leadbelcher" from my cultists starter kit which I used here, but it's the only "silver" metal color I have besides a cheap "gun metal grey" that is too similar in tone to be of much use here.

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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

I have a plan for two of the other Chaos Space Marines above, the one wielding two chainswords will be a world eater and the one with the plasma pistol and power sword will be an Emperor's Children marine in their 40k style armor. This conflict is what led me to ask in the rules forum if my units could attack each other. I thought it would be a funny, fluffy thing to do, in the middle of a battle have the World Eater hack an Emperor's children to death, but anyways...

As far as the others, I haven't settled on any affiliations for them yet and I'd love to hear any suggestions my fellow dakkadakka users might have. Thanks!

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Eastern edge

Chaos marines are looking good!

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

 shasolenzabi wrote:
Chaos marines are looking good!


Thanks! I'm hoping to make some progress on another mini soon.

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Eastern edge

 Heretic Tom wrote:
 shasolenzabi wrote:
Chaos marines are looking good!


Thanks! I'm hoping to make some progress another mini soon.



My furry critters are coming along slowly, no need to rush

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
 
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