Thursday, 15 August 2013

ixor the keyholdyr - Nearly finished

Managed to get some paint on Ixor last night, hes come out a little differently to planned, mostly due to some weird wash seperation. That will teach me to shake washes properly before use.

Here he is:

Im not sure what my next figure will be, im thinking of working on some scenery for some better backgrounds for my photos. I do have my Iron Warrior champion to work on, but its not really inspiring me at the moment.

I may just have a browse online and see what figures inspire me.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Ixor the Keyholdyr - Work in progress

While I wait for my conversion bits to arrive i've put together this happy fella, a member of a warband idea thats been forming in my head. Linked to my Chaos Preacher figure this new warband is The Wardens of the Shattered Aquilla.

Ixor the Keyholdyr

During the fall of imperial rule and crushing inversion of the warp the sanctary known as the Bastilia Imperious was beseiged by scores of refugees seeking shelter from the horrors that had decended. What went on within the walls of the Bastillia are a tale for another time, but it was Ixor who sealed the great aquilla and his ears to the screams of the demons and the damned. Each time those who needed entry rang out on the doors he denied them, seeking comfort In knowing his duties were just.

Ixor still holds his precious position, serving the now corrupted masters of the Bastilla, his skin marked with pox and boils, each a mark of a time he denied entry to the inocent, Itching and painful they constantly require attention from Ixor distracting him from his duties, After all the great god Nurgle enjoys a good joke.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Mutant Leader - Nearly Completed!

Some quick shots of the Mutant Warband Leader, still work in progress.

Edit - I almost forgot to post up this shot of the back of the Chaos Preacher.

Friday, 9 August 2013

Naming a world

Well I've finally got a name for my demonworld, and I think its a good un! I've spent ages on google latin translate and come up with......


Which im pretty happy with :)

I've held back posting any background for this world till its straight in my head, however if you can picture a corrupted forgeworld dragged into the warp and infected with a demonic rust virus, your not far of what I have planned!

Coming soon...

The big boy mutant leader!
The denizens of the citadel of falling steel!
The eternal malice of the iron brotherhood!

And much much more*

*subject to actually getting stuff done :)

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Chaos Preacher - Better Picture

Managed to get a better picture last night of the finished Chaos Preacher, also I finally managed to finish the green stuffing on my Mutant Leader which i'll hopefully have undercoated and started tonight.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Chaos Preacher - Finished!

Started and finished my Chaos Preacher figure last night, below you will find a very blurry camera photo. Hopefully i'l be able to borrow the works camera to get some better shots over the weekend of some completed models.

I really enjoyed painting this figure and I went about it in a completely different way to how I normally approach a paint job.

(He looks a lot better in the flesh)

I tried to be a bit more loose and free hand in my painting, mixing colours on the go and adding washes and medium to paints to get better flow. I think this is the style which I will continue to pursue.

I really love this rust effect medium from Model Mates, Its stupidly easy to apply and the effect is awesome, I can't wait to try it on some vehicles.

Hopefully once I complete some scene setting scenary and display board i'll be able to get some better photos with a lot more character in them.

I said last post that I would soon update with what my current plans are going forward, this is more a guide for myself really to ensure I stick to some form of structure.

1. Finish green stuffing and paint my Mutant Leader conversion.

2. Paint up my Iron Warriors Champion. (At the moment he's just the CSM Aspiring Champion straight out of the blister, so I may add a few bits of details)

3. Paint up some basic Chaos Cultists (This should help flex my painting muscles and also give me some figures for Scene Setting Photos)

4. Build some scenery (This will be basicly for photographing purposes)

I reckon this will keep me busy for a week so two.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Chaos Preacher - Alterations and Undercoating.

*Heres the first of hopefully two posts today regarding what i'm currently upto and my new to-do list.

Chaos Preacher:

I made a few changes to my Chaos Preacher conversion last night, mostly because I wasn't happy with the figures right arm and bolt pistol.

I've swapped the bolt pistol arm for one with a plasma pistol from the CSM Upgrade sprue and added a shoulder guard from the Black Templars sprue with the Crux terminatus sysmbol shaved off.

Weirdly each photo makes the pose look odd, Once I get a better setup for photos hopefully all this should change.

Here's a pic after a quick GW CB Undercoat:

(Another really poor shot from my camera phone)

It's been a while since I last used Black Primer so the results should be interesting. Recently my painting has been shades, washes and glazes over a white undercoat as can be seen on my Nurgle Herald a while back.

Looking at the Preacher as a test model of sorts for my colour scheme I've realised that I needed to go back to the shading and shadows that only a black primer can provide. This is especially true for the metal and the rusty armour effect that I want.

I'l see what I can get done tonight painting wise, although I still need to finish green stuffing my Mutant Leader.

Monday, 5 August 2013

Chaos Preacher - First Sightings

Over the weekend I've continued work on my Mutant warband's leader. He (It?) still needs quite a bit of green stuffing to fill a bit hole in the back muscles and around the head. To be honest I think he's lacking a bit of something to really tie him into the 40k universe so I may have to think about adding to more techno bits to bring him in line.

As a bit of a distraction whilst I wait for inspiration to strike I've put together this wandering chaos preacher figure. He's not really intended to go in any particular warband but as a character model he's there to flesh out the background of the demon world I'm working on (Which still needs a cool name).

(It was a sunny day so I decided to take a picture outside, turn out a lot better than my past efforts, although my camera work has made the bolt pistol look massive)

(I used another part from the Flagellant's kit to cover up an old nasty plastic glue spill on the models back, this was so old the plastic glue had turned yellow!)

Whilst moving some old boxes of stuff around my room an old chaos warrior plastic figure dropped to the floor. Now when they were initally released I had a huge army of these figures, but they were abandoned and donated to another player years back once the newer plastic kit came out. I guess this bit of history had been hiding out ever since. I've combined the legs and torso with some bits left over from a CSM spruce along with some bits from the Empire Flagellants kit. He seems to have come together quite well for something that only took 5 mins.

Once I get my order from Wayland games today I'l be able to finally undercoat some figures and get painting. My package from Model Mates turned up on friday with the rust effect paint so I'm looking forward to giving it a try on this figures armour.

With any luck I'l have this fella painted tonight!