Switch Theme:

Roknars blog, putting the legion back in Black Legion  [RSS] Share on facebook Share on Twitter Submit to Reddit
Author Message

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 lu
Rampaging Khorne Dreadnought

Hola fellow Despoilers,

I've always been lightly converting models here and there, but only recently have I gotten more serious about it and with the new true-scale models I started my foray into greenstuffing, so I figured I might as well start putting some of this stuff online.
Don't expect regular updates, much less painted models, but who knows. I never even considered making a blog about this a possibility, but here we are.
Made in lu
Rampaging Khorne Dreadnought

Let's start with some of the older models that are now questionable at best...
I can try and get better pictures, but I didn't feel like digging out the models. They're somewhat burrowed at the moment lol.
[Thumb - 060.JPG]
BlackMace Daemon Prince missing wings

[Thumb - 129.JPG]
Sicaran One

[Thumb - 144.JPG]
Sicaran two

[Thumb - 166.JPG]
Ghetto Rapier

[Thumb - 168.JPG]

[Thumb - 169.JPG]

[Thumb - 253.JPG]
best picture I could find on juggerlord

[Thumb - 279.JPG]
skalathrax biker

[Thumb - 345.JPG]
dat box

Made in lu
Rampaging Khorne Dreadnought

Now onto why I started making this thread into the first place. The new sculpts.
I see a lot of people going all gribbly and over the top with their chaos models, but I always preferred a more disciplined, organized look while still undeniably being corrupted and these new kits with some Forgeworld sprinkled in works really well.
First I tried my luck on terminators, because their awesome, rules be damned. And bringers of despair are extra awesome (although the detachment is a bit of a stinker. Give me back BS/WS2 termies)
Except that I'm not a fan of the rounded shoulder and being Black Legion I wanted to go for more of a Justaerin vibe, aka cataphracti. There is no way I could do the actual justaerin up to the level of the new models, although the scale is very similar, so I just slapped cataphractii shoulder on there and called it a day. Apart from having to hide some huge gaps it worked out pretty well I think, plus its been 10k years, why wouldn't they have replaced parts.

I also liked the powerweapon cabling on previous models so I added those with the greenstuff world cable maker (worth it's weight in gold).
I have to get the small version though, the large one was sufficient, but I can't get all types of cables to work on that scale, hence why they're all the same. The fur is from a template which works great , provided you don't start messing with the fur right away like myself. So the fur on the cape could be way better looking.

(pictures are straight, dakka is turning them sideways for some reason)
[Thumb - 2019-09-17 21.46.27-1.jpg]
Bringers of despair Champion

[Thumb - 2019-09-17 21.46.37.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-09-17 21.46.43.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-09-17 21.46.50.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-09-17 21.48.41.jpg]

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2019/11/24 06:34:41

Made in lu
Rampaging Khorne Dreadnought

Chains are from zinge industries iirc. I want to go back to this one and intersperse some smaller chains and hooks if I can figure out a good way to do them.
[Thumb - 2019-09-22 01.04.18.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-09-22 01.04.40.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-09-22 01.04.56.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-09-22 01.05.39.jpg]

Made in lu
Rampaging Khorne Dreadnought

At the end of this I learned that applicators are a thing, which would have saved me a ton of glue...
I hope it won't be too visible that the straps are different dimensions, I screwed up making the right side and they ended up being half the thickness. Also switched to smaller coins, these are actually from gates on a block of resin nuts and bolts. I couldn't find any plastic rods small enough, or rather it was either too small or too big.
[Thumb - 2019-09-28 22.08.33.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-09-28 22.08.50.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-09-28 22.08.56.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-09-28 22.09.01.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-09-28 22.09.42.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-09-28 22.09.59.jpg]

Made in lu
Rampaging Khorne Dreadnought

The icon of vengeance is pretty meh, but I wanted to model a banner anyway because rule of cool. I could not for the life of me, figure out a way to add a melee weapon and have it not look ridiculous, so he's hell be going without one. But then I don't mix weapons unless it's the champ so that shouldn't be an issue. Might add one to his base. Also this model made the heatgun pay for itself on that banner...jsut...ignore that the windflow makes no sense lol. Once I had something that looked ok I didn't want to touch it anymore.
[Thumb - 2019-10-27 23.47.21.jpg]
Terminator banner

[Thumb - 2019-10-27 23.47.34.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-10-27 23.47.46.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-10-27 23.48.02.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-10-27 23.48.23.jpg]

Made in lu
Rampaging Khorne Dreadnought

Last Terminator I could make. I want a unit of ten for plasma doubletap + ..stuff based on all marks, but at this point I'm out of bits. Plus I'm not quite sure yet how to pull that off. The good stuff is locked behind the daemon keyword and the stratagems make no sense. Nurgle is...OK, I guess? tzeentch doesn't even apply and khorne is super expensive to play on top of a previous cacophony. The apostle only buffs himself with cult prayers because..reasons? and the master of possession, who deals exclusively with daemons, somehow doesn't know any cult spells, pure genius there GW. Which really only leaves the sorcerer, but that at least 2 cult sorcerers or a boatload of CP for a mediocre unit at best...sigh

Also the axe was a failed attempt for the previous guy, but I decided to keep it anyway since it fit the theme.
[Thumb - 2019-11-12 05.27.33.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-11-12 05.27.41.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-11-12 05.27.48.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-11-12 05.28.02.jpg]

Made in lu
Rampaging Khorne Dreadnought

Group shot so far.
[Thumb - 2019-11-12 05.43.07.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-11-12 05.44.13.jpg]

Made in lu
Rampaging Khorne Dreadnought

Also working on a kharybdis to taxi the terminators, or keep them safe turn one and give a bit of extra movement, then barrel it into the front lines so I can have the termies ready for an apostle turn 2 (Also because it looks badass). Nothing to show there though as I'm waiting for stuff to cure to do the trimming, which takes time as I have to do everything 5 -10 times...So In the mean time I started in regular CSM, as I want to avoid cultists as much as possible, though I'll probably pick up some blackstone fortress renegades for that as you need the CP badly, doubly so if I want to avoid dipping into corsairs or other legions.
[Thumb - 2019-10-10 23.48.49.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-11-19 05.48.16.jpg]
CSM Exalted Champ

[Thumb - 2019-11-19 05.48.31.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-11-19 05.48.41.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-11-19 05.49.04.jpg]

Made in lu
Rampaging Khorne Dreadnought

I want to try to have some chain cannon squads run forward and maybe some with actual heavy weapons in the back.
[Thumb - 2019-11-20 18.37.50.jpg]
chaincannon CSM

[Thumb - 2019-11-20 18.38.05.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-11-20 18.38.37.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-11-20 18.38.49.jpg]

Made in lu
Rampaging Khorne Dreadnought

And the obligatory banner for CSM
[Thumb - 2019-11-23 18.56.28.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-11-23 18.56.55.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-11-23 18.57.03.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-11-23 18.57.12.jpg]

Made in be
Nimble Pistolier


Lovely conversions and greenstuff work. Nice job.

'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
Made in ch
The Dread Evil Lord Varlak

Why is this thread not appreciated more?

A Mostly Renegades and Heretics blog.
GW:"Space marines got too many options to balance, therefore we decided to legends HH units."
Players: "why?!? Now we finally got decent plastic kits and you cut them?"
Chaos marines players: "Since when are Daemonengines 30k models and why do i have NO droppods now?"
GW" MONEY.... erm i meant TOO MANY OPTIONS (to resell your army to you again by disalowing former units)! Do you want specific tyranid fighiting Primaris? Even a new sabotage lieutnant!"
Chaos players: Guess i stop playing or go to HH.  
Made in gb
Ancient Venerable Dreadnought

Sweet Termie conversions! Hoping that you get around to throwing some paint at them soon. The Blackstone Fortress Traitor Guard are really nice minis, I’d recommend them to anyone

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
Made in lu
Rampaging Khorne Dreadnought

And another run of the mill csm. Noticing the limitations of the current kit now.
For whatever reason they decided to make ALL bolter left handed and on top of that, all but one is two-handed, so much for diversity. And the extra hand covers details so it's really not worth getting rid of imho.
[Thumb - 2019-11-24 18.49.37.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-11-24 18.49.49.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-11-24 18.49.59.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-11-24 18.50.07.jpg]

Made in lu
Rampaging Khorne Dreadnought

Went for a shielded shoulder pad instead of adding spikes, simply because it's much less hassle and it still gives a vibe of ghosts from an bygone era. You don't really see that kind of shoulderpad anymore among csm, but I've always liked it.
[Thumb - 2019-11-24 23.10.43.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-11-24 23.10.57.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-11-24 23.11.14.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-11-24 23.11.25.jpg]

Made in gb
Furious Fire Dragon

Midlands, UK

Some really nice conversions and greenstuff work there. Characterful and fitting. Good work!

Made in lu
Rampaging Khorne Dreadnought

Back to work, was on holiday for making most of this, so thanks all so far. I'll keep going, but obviously that will slow me down.
Made in lu
Rampaging Khorne Dreadnought

First real attempt at scribing. sure get's your heart pounding lol, bit rough but should look ok from a distance.
[Thumb - 2019-11-28 22.36.35.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-11-28 22.36.50.jpg]

Made in lu
Rampaging Khorne Dreadnought

Chaos milling 2.0
I forgot that I had milling drill bitsand one of them is triangle shaped.
To late to fix the previous part, but then I like both designs so it's gonna stay.
[Thumb - 2019-11-30 20.16.28.jpg]

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2019/11/30 19:21:15

Made in lu
Rampaging Khorne Dreadnought

I still need to add nuts and bolts to the trimming and add legion emblems, but otherwise that would be more or less the final look.
I am considering to add horns/teeth to the legs maybe. Haven't given the storm launchers a closer look yet, can probably do something with those too.
Any thought would be welcome, at this point I still consider the conversion WIP.
[Thumb - 2019-12-04 20.32.16.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-12-04 20.33.28.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-12-04 20.33.41.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-12-04 20.34.29.jpg]

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2019/12/04 19:51:36

Made in lu
Rampaging Khorne Dreadnought

Decided to add more trimming. Done with the storm launchers apart from some cleanup, and working on trimming for the claws
[Thumb - 2019-12-15 23.14.58.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-12-15 23.15.12.jpg]

Made in lu
Rampaging Khorne Dreadnought

Next CSM champion in the works while I wait for the trimming
[Thumb - 2019-12-26 05.12.05.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-12-26 05.12.18.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-12-26 05.12.30.jpg]

[Thumb - 2019-12-26 05.12.46.jpg]

Made in lu
Rampaging Khorne Dreadnought

Still in progress. I need to find myself some tutorial on tattered cloth, just randomly tugging at it is not exactly optimal
[Thumb - 2019-12-28 03.49.23.jpg]

Made in lu
Rampaging Khorne Dreadnought

Next gunner on his way and the legs on the kharybdis are done, just need to get my hands on some sons of horus etched brass to finish the doors and I think that's it.
Still need to hide the transition from the ammo-feed, they don't really match. Not quite sure how to go about that yet.
[Thumb - 2020-03-31 18.34.15.jpg]

[Thumb - 2020-03-31 18.34.32.jpg]

[Thumb - 2020-03-31 18.39.07.jpg]

[Thumb - 2020-04-07 01.06.25.jpg]

[Thumb - 2020-04-07 01.06.58.jpg]

[Thumb - 2020-04-07 01.07.06.jpg]

[Thumb - 2020-04-07 01.07.14.jpg]

Made in lu
Rampaging Khorne Dreadnought

Next terminator in progress
[Thumb - 2020-04-17 19.32.02.jpg]

[Thumb - 2020-04-17 19.32.28.jpg]

[Thumb - 2020-04-17 19.33.36.jpg]

[Thumb - 2020-04-17 19.33.48.jpg]

Made in us
Stone Bonkers Fabricator General

A garden grove on Citadel Station

I like the use of gargoyle heads.

ph34r's Forgeworld Phobos blog, current WIP: Iron Warriors and Skaven Tau
+From Iron Cometh Strength+ +From Strength Cometh Will+ +From Will Cometh Faith+ +From Faith Cometh Honor+ +From Honor Cometh Iron+
The Polito form is dead, insect. Are you afraid? What is it you fear? The end of your trivial existence?
When the history of my glory is written, your species shall only be a footnote to my magnificence.
Made in au
Alluring Mounted Daemonette


Mate that claw is fantastic - super intimidating, and the tweaks you're making are working. Some really tight conversion work going on here with the terms too - and I am a big fan of the huge mace on your DP. Thanks for sharing!

t z you are k 
Made in lu
Rampaging Khorne Dreadnought

Not much progress.
I was going to have the head follow the barrel but I rather like the look of this.
I need more expressive heads like this, never payed much attention to faces. I usually like the brooding implied brutality of certain helmets, but the this looks really dynamic.
Brings a certain life to the mini. I've been lowkey looking for helmetless heads, but so far I've come up short.
[Thumb - 2020-04-26 03.15.22.jpg]

[Thumb - 2020-04-26 03.15.31.jpg]

[Thumb - 2020-04-26 03.18.11.jpg]

Made in us
Dakka Veteran

Columbus, OH

Just found this blog, loving everything in it, those are some crazy dynamic terminators!

If you haven't started painting already, what do you think about a few more rivets on the detailing you did for the karbydis?


Forum Index » Dakka P&M Blogs
Go to: