Thursday, 3 August 2017

131. Bolt of Tzeentch - Tzeetch Sorcerer, Hall of Honour. Tzeentch Disciples part 11.


My Tzeentch Sorcerer enters into my 'Hall of Honour.'
It is finally finished...

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The picture isn't of the best quality, and the face isn't the best either (but then, I think that's at least a little down to the sculpt).

That's two models finished!
I think that's a record for any of my armies to be fair!

Expect little progress for a while as I work on several other things at once!

Until then!

-DH-


Saturday, 29 July 2017

130. Boon of Mutation. Tzeetch Disciples part 10.


While doing the shields I also did some work on the Warriros...
Usually I'm not a huge fan of mutations on models, but I felt that some well placed, thematic/ relevant mutations here and there would really sell the Tzeentch and CHaos theme of the Warriors, who are a little too 'clean' usually.

Speaking of, the 5 'clean' Warriors.

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Just a little Green Stuff work to fill in the mold lines on the fur.

The next 5 were my 'front rank.'
Back in the old Warhammer Fantasy Days, the front 5 models usually formed the first rank and therefore had to be slightly better looking XD

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This was a simple kitbash; I took a bit from the 40K possessed Chaos Space Marines to replace his combat weapon.

The next was also a quick kitbash, taking the head from the Chaos Spawn kit

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As for my 'Command,' I have a musician; using the head from the old metal Chaos Space Marine Lord model...

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The squad leader/ vertan/ sergant/ champion

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And finally my personal favortie, the banner bearer.

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For this guy I sculpted my own tentacle arm to hold the banner pole.
This was done by using my usual Green Stuff Mix and using the rolling tool made by Green Stuff World.

And that's the whole unit built.

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Left the shield and banner off for painting (like that'll happen)

And with that, my 1000 pts Aos army is fully built.
Since building it, I've changed a few of the spells and items round, but I'm fairly happy with the list.
It is really fun to play with, and I'd like to think it represents the narrative I've set for the army quite well.
Though, I do plan on going back to it at some point and having a tinker around here and there, see if I can't make it a bit more fitting.

But that's all for now.
Remember, if you want to see what I'm currently working on, I'm much more active on Instagram, and I stream painting sessions on my Twitch, so click those links for more stuff!

Catch you soon

-DH-

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

129. Mystic Shield. Tzeentch Disciples part 9.

Yeah, more form the 'catching up with stuff I've already finished' set of pictures

I got round to 'Tzeetchifying' all of my Warriors of Chaos.

One of the ways I wanted to do this was by adding some Tzeentch iconography to the models.
The easiest way I could think of was to convert the shields.

I'd seen the awesome Tzeetch Shields from Silver Tower and decided to nab some stuff from that.
I used some blue stuff to make some press molds...

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... and then just 'printed' some shield details

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A little bit of chain to give it a more traditional warriors of Chaos aesthetic.

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And the shields are all done!

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On to the actual Warriors!

-DH-

Friday, 21 July 2017

128. Lore of Fate. Tzeentch Disciples part 8.

So apparently I've had a god chunk of photos uploaded for a while of stuff I'd been working on.

I'm going to work through them in the next few weeks to bring you up to speed!

So you may remember I was working through my Age of Sigmar Tzeentch Army; making custom basses and such.

Well, I've done a considerable amount of work on them over the course of a few months.

Here is a bit of a work in progress shot of one of my Chaos Tzeentch Sorcerers.

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I've continued the 'nebula' esq theme I did on the tester model on this guy too...
I kinda want all of the army to this aesthetic in one way or another.

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I've also borrowed very heavily from the old school thousand son aesthetic of blue and gold.
I think it blends in wlel with the Silver Tower theme and the nebula scheme.

I have actually finished this guy.
You'll get a 'Hall of Honour' post soon ;)

-DH-

Sunday, 16 July 2017

127. Testing Terryn. Imperial Knight part 4.

As always, let's start this off with...
I KNOW I'VE BEEN AWAY A WHILE

Sorry folks, I've just been not great at stuff.
I'm trying to get back into things, so stay tuned to my various outlets for more info.

On to hobby talk.

So, the new 40k came out...

I'm not totally sold yet.
Mechanically I can deal, however, it currently lacks flavor.
This is something I think the new Codex books will add in, and when they do, I'll be back in it.

But until then, I think I'm mainly gonna play AOS, Bloodbowl and other stuff.
To that end I've mainly been doing some AOS painting.

If you follow me on Instagram you've probably already seen a lot of this, but I'm posting here because I probably should have done that to start with.


So, the first thing back here will be the earliest painted thing I guess


The Imperial Knight .


I finally decided on a scheme ( I think XD )
I'm going for house Terryn, but with a significantly higher contrasting colours; more depth, gradients and richer colours all around.


This is my tester shoulder pad (I for some reason ad one spare)

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I'm also not a big fan of the Terryan transfers.
I know there is a third party resin pad available, but it just doesn't quite look right to me, so I decided to have a 'quick' go at free handing the iconography.


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I know the eagle isn't quite right, and the Diamonds are also placed slightly weirdly, but then, this is why we do tester models, right?

That's all for now.

40k updates may be less frequent, but I've got a chunk of other stuff to throw up here, so stay tuned Underhivers!


-DH-

Friday, 10 March 2017

125. Screaming fire. Tzeentch Disciples part 7.

There be daemons.

Screamers and Flamers to be precise (as well as a sneaky Gorebeast chariot later on)


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The flamers got the same treatment my Chaos Warriors did when it came to basing, with an added bit of brass etching.


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The Screamers on the other hand were another thing entirely.

Firstly; I hate flying basses and stands in general.
While the later is kinda important, I decided to sack off the clear basses.

Secondly; The flying basses are around 28/ 32mm. Not sure which.
Either way, far too small.

I took this opportunity to upgrade them to bigger basses.
This gave me some room to experiment too, which was awesome.

I finally got to use the dremel!


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I decided to use slate to anchor the flight stands in and give some weight to the Screamer so they don't just fall over constantly.


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Even with these big chunks of slate and the, now standard, basing scheme, they felt a little...empty.

Luckily I had already been messing about with push molds and casting various bitz.


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They didn't turn out too good if I'm honest, however, they're perfect for basing!


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I love that runic circle from Eldrad's base so much!


Anyway, I had to finish off the mortal contingent of my army too, so I built and based the Gorebeast chariot too.
I wanted to make it more Tzeentch themed, so I stuck a icon of Tzeentch from the Chaos Space Marines sprue on one of the poles.
I've got some more ideas for this thing, but they'll come later.


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All of these basses are going to get some crackle paint before they get undercoated and painted.


That's it for now.

Feedback, conversation and constructive criticism is welcome,as always!

-DH-


Monday, 6 March 2017

124. Scrolls of power. Tzeentch Disciples part 6.


It's a wall of text update!

YAY.

In all seriousness this is the post I said I would do in 122. 


1k Tzeentch Disciples list: Godsworn Champions of Ruin:

Exalted Hero of Chaos:
Sorcerer Lord
10 Chaos Warriors
Gorebeast Chariot
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Gaunt Summoner
10 Pink Horrors
3 Flamers
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General - GS w/ Magical Supremacy
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Artifacts of Power:
EHoC - Timeslip Pendant

Gaunt - Souldraught
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Spells: Arcane Bolt, Mystic Sheild

GS -Infernal Flames, Tzeentch's Firestorm, Glimpse The Future
SL - Daemonic Power, Shield of Fate
PH's - Bolt of Tzeentch
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I've played a couple of games with it so far.
Destiny Dice are amazing (Yay Glimpse The Future).

1 got slaughtered in my first, but because of the DD's I managed to keep bringing horrors back on every bravery check.
My opponent. ended up killing about 37 from a unit of 10 XD

In my second game I was on the back foot until I had 1 good turn of magic, inflicting 22 mortal wounds from 3 spells.

Things that I've learned:

1)
Pink horrors are kinda pointless... blue horrors are better value.
PH's would be great if you didn't have to pay the points for the BH's you split into, but alas, you do.

Going forward I'll replace PH's with BH's and just use Chaos Marauders for battleline.

2)
Big things are hard as fuck to kill.
The Gorebeast isn't big enough.
I need to add a Lord of Change as soon as I can haha

Anyway, that's it.

If you have any feedback, constructive criticism or advice, then I'm all ears.
( I know I should be running Arcanites and Tzangors, but I don't have the money for them XD)

Until next time .

-DH-