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"Would you bleed for me, my son?..."
Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:45 PM
The Dornian Heresy, for those who don't know, is an alternate backstory for the Imperium, which flips the sides of the Legions, and sees Rogal Dorn, and not Horus Lupercal, as the Arch-Heretic and leader of the Chaos forces. Alongside him fight the Blood Angels, the cursed children of Sanguinius, haunted by their Daemon Primarch's pact with Nurgle, the god of plague. In this reality, they are a twisted, evil reflection of their Loyalist cannon counterparts, requiring constant organ replacements and blood transfusions to keep the diseases wracking their bodies at bay. Their machines are powered by daemons, and their bodies ooze pus and slime from hundreds of wounds and sores. They are the unwilling disciples of Nurgle, spreading plague and death throughout the galaxy.
Naturally, this rich fan-made backstory is quite appealing to a Chaos player and Blood Angel rules fan. This backstory allows me to combine those two things by modelling cool Blood Angel-themed Plague Marines, and use the Blood Angel rules to represent them on the playing field. It also means I can try out some of the cool Pre-Heresy conversion tips from Gawain Veteris, whose thread on modelling the older marks of power armour can be found here.
I'm starting small on this project, but I'd like to build a Blood Angels army of at least about 1,000pts buy the end. I've begun with one miniature who's still a w.i.p., but will be soon ready to paint.
As you can see, I'm trying to make him a little different to your normal Chaos Marine, namely the MKV helmet. I'm gonna use a slightly different backpack as well, Just to add a unique look. Give me some feedback, let me know what you think.
Till next time!
Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:04 PM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:16 PM
Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:01 AM
Other than that I really like the helm and am looking forward to seeing what you come up with
QUOTE (Dark Brotherhood @ Apr 24 2009, 07:17 AM)
Taunt Marine found that thing you were looking for and cordially invites you to come and retrieve it. It is a can. He may even open it for you.
Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:08 AM
Into the Fires of Battle! Unto The Anvil of War!
KILL! MAIM! BURN!
Oceangrave's Painting Table
Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:29 AM
Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:04 AM
Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:19 PM
Also, considered the spikes stolen, did you do those with shaved down sprue or did you liberate them from something?
Yes, they are liberated. From just about everything on the Chaos Space Marine sprues. Seriously, backpacks, weapons, anything.
So, here's an update for you guys. I extended the leg and covered the fat soft armour with a bolt pistol, so it doesn't look quite as bad. And I pretty much finished the building of the model, so I'll be able to start painting soon! Yay!
Here he is:
Let me know what you think, I'll get back to you guys soon!
In the meantime, for blood and for Sanguinius!
Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:47 PM
The one thing that doesn't gel well for me is how he's holding the bolter. I get that he's supposed to be cradling it, but the way the gun's positioned, it comes off as awkward, since it has no support outside of his hand. I'd re-position it so the side and back of the stock are resting on the marine's forearm and the side of his torso (or upper leg), respectively. Check out the way Captain Tycho or the special weapon-toting loyalist bikers are held for examples.
Otherwise, you're killing it! Can't wait to see more.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:13 PM
Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:04 PM
Just sprayed him black, the usual.
I've just started by doing the red. It's all overbrushed layers of dark to light red, but it's actually very smooth. I finished it off with a nice Devlan mud wash.
I've left the metal, because I'm torn between tarnished bronze and browned iron/silver. I wanted to know what you guys think, considering the tone of the red that I've got, and keeping in mind that I'm going to muddy the red up a bit with green and iron weathering.
Let me know what you think. Once again, thankyou all so much for your kind comments, really helpful to keep it rolling.
Share the Rot.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:16 PM
As I didn't get any responses, I went with kinda mix of both types. I did the rusted iron for the bits that are actually mechanical or otherwise made of iron for a function, and anything that was decoration with bronze. I think I came up with two simple way to do these too, and I didn't use a single wash!
I don't think the oxydisation on the bronze shows up well in the pictures, but it look better in the flesh. It's still not that easy to see though, so I think I may not go for quite such a thorough overbrush after the turquoise next time.
Let me know if you like it!
Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:20 PM
Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:25 PM
looking good sofar, can't wait to see how you will aplly some green in the areas where the nurgle system is at, to make him look...sick. This is a model I would love to see finished. Keep up the good work brother!
Thanks a lot brother! Likewise
Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:21 AM
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:26 PM
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!
Posted 27 May 2013 - 08:56 AM
OK, so... loooonnnng time since last I posted. I do this way too much...
Anyway, I've made a lot of progress since the last update. I'll post it sporadically over the next week or so, but I'll start with the finished bolter guy:
As you can probably see, I've used some pretty cool resin bases from Secret Weapon miniatures. Here's what they look like without all the blood:
I think they're called 'corpse fields' or something like that. Really nice bases, they do a good job.
Alongside finishing dude no. 1, I built and painted another Son of the Corpse Primarch. Say hello to Chainsword-guy:
I do have some shots with him without paint, but they're not on my computer right now. Tell me if you wanna see em
Lots more to come. The outbreak has begun, and there is no hope of stopping it.
Posted 30 May 2013 - 12:25 PM
As promised, an update!
Like I said, I've been working quite a lot on these guys in my absence, and I know have most of my first squad completed. Here's a shot of four other members of the squad:
As you can probably see, they've got lots of Blood Angel bits on them, and I've added a lot of nurgly details as well.
Advancing bolter dude, "The Oncoming Pox"
The weapons specialist "Guts"
Wip Icon Bearer "Herald of Pestilence"
The Champion of Flies:
I've got a few more wips on the table at the moment, still needing some final details. Hope you like them, C&C welcome!
Coming up next: the Descent of Angels (of death)
Posted 30 May 2013 - 07:41 PM
These look great! The more Dornian Heresy projects the better I say!
I whole-heartedly second this, the Dornian Heresy has such a rich plethora of ideas for kick-ass armies and conversions it's almost criminal there aren't more threads like this!