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83 Company: Akylas' LPC Vow 2012


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By the powers of procrastination I bring my first update.

My vow was for 10 Chaos Marines, including an aspiring champion and icon bearer. I assembled and primed them fairly early on in the challenge. Getting up the nerve to get to painting is always the hardest part for me, a large part of the reason I took the challenge to being with. With the deadline looming I've finally gotten to it.

These will be Black Legion. Some of the posing and modeling choices is influenced by Dawn of War: Dark Crusade, hence all the horns and the unhelmeted champion, and the one guy some might notice spazzing out.

Right now, aside from the champion (unpainted) all of them are primed (with black paint to touch up missed spots), lightly highlighted (forgive the lack of quality, these are almost my very first highlighting attempted) and have the eye lenses painted in.

First, the regular CSMs and icon bearer. Some might notice a snap fit in there. One of the guys vanished at some point while stored in my study. I can only imagine he was used in some horrible sacrifice or another, so a snap fit that had been primed but otherwise untouched took his place.

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My Aspiring Champion, a rather angry khorne worshipping fellow shaking his power axe in the air. I guess not having a left arm is making him angry.

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Paint faster!

And Good Luck!

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Thanks. I'm working on it.

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Vow completed for the glory of the Dark Gods! I will not be winning any Golden Daemons (or even Tin Daemons) but it was my biggest single project since gaining an interest in the game, my first attempt at highlights outside of a couple one off experiments, my first time painting "human" flesh, and my first power weapon so I'm quite happy with the experience gained.

My Khornate Aspiring Champion, Kyros the Unseeing

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And his squad, including two meltas and one icon bearer.

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Edited by Akylas, 31 March 2012 - 11:47 AM.

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game, my first attempt at highlights outside of a couple one off experiments, my first time painting "human" flesh, and my first power weapon

You surely lie, this is quite good and easily TT standard at the lowest of opinions... :D

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Thanks. I was hoping to get to TT quality.

I did a head count of models I'd actually managed to paint so far (before these guys). Just over 2 dozen, mixed among Orks (and a couple Orcs), Space Marines, and necrons, Orks with a little bit of shading in the form of some washes and three of the marines with some clumsy highlights. All done in patches of 2-4 or so.

Edited by Akylas, 02 April 2012 - 06:49 AM.

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These guys look fine, especially from a purely table top standard. Its also a great base to build upon, the skin looks great, and a highlight to the black would take these guys to the next level.


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