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The gate aflame - A Black Legion Log *Update 7/3/15

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Hi all!

This may turn out to be a long post, so apologies in advance! smile.png

I recently took part in a tale of gamers for the Black Sun podcast & when the time came for me to choose an army, I went back to my first love - Chaos! Unfortunately the last time I had played with my old Black legion warband was during the 13th black crusade, so my old paint scheme was looking pretty horrific.

Since I've always been more of a narrative driven player, the tale was a perfect opportunity to start a fresh, with an updated scheme and brand new models for all of my old army. Well five months later and Im now the owner of a brand new CSM force!

However, even though the tale has now ended, I still have a lot of plans for things to add to the warband, hence this PLog. Rather than clutter the board up with a huge amount of photos, I'll post up a pic of my characters and an army shot. If anyone would like to see some close ups of the rest, just let me know!

Kor'van'eth formerly Jarod the Blackened
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Draygan Arhfaust
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The warband so far... (minus a Maulerfiend and a Vindicator)
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Hope you guys like them! Up next on the painting table is a sorceror and a Termie lord, so until then thanks for looking!biggrin.png

Cheers!

Craig


Edited by Sith'ari, 07 March 2015 - 01:36 AM.


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nice army. i love the rhino, is it a forgeworld kit?




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This is a beutiful force there Sith'ari! The Daemon Prince in particular is made of pure awesomeness!!!

 

Could we see a few close ups of the remaining force?

 

Keep it up mate! :tu:



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Fantastic - looks very cohesive! All well based and painted - just what you want to see.


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HJL - Yeah, that's the Deimos pattern Rhino. It's cute because it looks like a MkII. ;)

 

Really pretty army here. Love the eye on the Predator - is that part of the Chaos upgrade sprue? I haven't actually seen one since the original MkIIIb Land Raider release. ^^;


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Cheers all! happy.png

 

@HJL: Yep its the FW Deimos Rhino. All of this Horus Heresy love from forge world really is a gold mine for us Chaos players!

 

@Furyou Miko: The eye was just cobbled together out of some left over green stuff. I'm a firm believer in the "All chaos tanks should have eyes" doctrine!cool.png

 

@Captain Semper: More pics coming right up! A lot of the following pics were taken before I added the tufts.

 

Squad Torgheist

 

Squad Skaltrax

 

The Pox

 

A terrible pic of The First

 

Musta'Krakish (a cookie if you guess the reference smile.png)

 

Well the Sorceror is almost finished, I just need to base him we're done!

 

Cheers!

 

Craig



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Those are some classy looking plague marines- I really like your clean style of painting!


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That's a nice black colour you got going there man!


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They're all very well painted. The regular marines are my favorite.



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It's nice to see some other Chaos players with a good sense of humour :)

Back OP: Looking very nice. This might be a noob question, but what did you use for the head on the Champion of Squad Torgheist? I had assumed it was converted in the Chaos codex (on the Flawless Host Champion).


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Back OP: Looking very nice. This might be a noob question, but what did you use for the head on the Champion of Squad Torgheist? I had assumed it was converted in the Chaos codex (on the Flawless Host Champion).

 

 

Wow. Uh, when was the last time you bought a box of 10 CSM? It's the Slaanesh champion head. You get one for each God in every box, plus one bannertop and one pauldron for each God.

 

And to you, OP: Lovely models. Really swaying me towards painting my own growing pile of grey in Abaddon's colours.


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Musta'Krakish (a cookie if you guess the reference smile.png)

 

The lake troll.

 

I have Scrables the Deathdealer in my army;)


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Hey guys!

 

So after taking a small hobby break for the past couple of months, I've recently gotten back on the Black Legion wagon & painted a couple of extra units! But first, I realised the other day that I never posted any pics of my Maulerfiend & Vindi:

 

Mauler

 

Hastagor's Wrath

 

Unfortunately my old camera decided to get finicky for the last couple of photos & the quality dropped accordingly, which is a shame.

 

Saradek of the Path:

 

Squad Kronarck


So thats what I've been working on recently guys, I hope you like them! Now that I'm back on the hobby train, I'll be updating this blog a lot more frequently. First I just have to figure out how I'm going to convert those Dark Vengeance bikers...

 

Cheers! :D



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Awaken! Awaken!

 

Very nice force you have there! I like how everyone has a name, and I really like the clean black with the gently weathered metals. Almost ... classy



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Looking so incredibly sweet.

Can you tell us how you handle the bronze of the brass ?


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I love the whole army, but he's especially killer.


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Hi all!

 

This may turn out to be a long post, so apologies in advance! smile.png

 

I recently took part in a tale of gamers for the Black Sun podcast & when the time came for me to choose an army, I went back to my first love - Chaos! Unfortunately the last time I had played with my old Black legion warband was during the 13th black crusade, so my old paint scheme was looking pretty horrific.

 

Since I've always been more of a narrative driven player, the tale was a perfect opportunity to start a fresh, with an updated scheme and brand new models for all of my old army. Well five months later and Im now the owner of a brand new CSM force!

 

However, even though the tale has now ended, I still have a lot of plans for things to add to the warband, hence this PLog. Rather than clutter the board up with a huge amount of photos, I'll post up a pic of my characters and an army shot. If anyone would like to see some close ups of the rest, just let me know!

 

Kor'van'eth formerly Jarod the Blackened

SS850820-1.jpg

 

Draygan Arhfaust

SS850830.jpg

 

The warband so far... (minus a Maulerfiend and a Vindicator)

SS850833.jpg

 

Hope you guys like them! Up next on the painting table is a sorceror and a Termie lord, so until then thanks for looking!biggrin.png

 

Cheers!

 

Craig

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Cheers guys!


@Ammonius: Hehe cheers! I've always been drawn to the narrative side of gaming and I try to play in as many campaigns as I can. Naming my units and watching their background grow as time goes on is actually kinda fun!


@Vesper: Sure thing! I start with Screaming bell and then wash it with Reikland fleshshade. Then I layer on some Hashut copper followed by a drybrush of Sycorax bronze. Finally I wash over the whole thing with some heavily watered down Devlan mud (Army Painter strong tone works as well, but NOT Agrax earthshade) before edge highlighting with Runefang steel. Hope that helps!

 

@A D-B: Thanks man. That guy was a lot of fun to paint, although I can't help but think that he's missing something. Any ideas?

 

@hummus: Haha! Your definately right about that! Funnily enough though, they were my biggest allies through this project! :D

 

Well converting the Dark Vengeance bike's into a state I was happy with turned out to be a bust. I think I'm just going to have to bite the bullet and buy a load of basic Chaos bikes. In the mean time, I've started to throw paint at my Helbrute, so updates coming soon!

 

Cheers!



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Very nice.Everyone has to include huron's sweet model, even if they arent actually using him ;).


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Beautiful looking army so far. It's nice to see well done Black Legion like this. Very nice blacks on those models. Very striking.


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Hey all! Time for another small update.

 

As a newbie to the B&C, the ETL is my first forum painting challenge & it has really fired me up for some painting! My first vow is pretty small, consisiting of a Helbrute, a nine man CSM squad with a Rhino & a five man Khorne bike squad. Fortunately I'm making good progress & hopefully I'll be able to make a second vow pretty soon(ish).

 

In the meantime, here's a photo of my finished Helbrute:

 

Accursed Varosis

 

Next on the painting table is the CSM squad. Hopefully I can get them done as quickly as the brute! :)

 

Cheers!



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*sigh* You're making me want to force all my Word Bearers to take the black.



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I'm a fan. It's not often I run into a well painted Black Legion, but you're getting it down quite well.

 

Some subtle highlights on the black would go a long way towards turning these guys into kings of the battlefield. Probably my only gripe, bro.


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Cheers guys!


@The Or: Join us! You know you want to! biggrin.png


@1000heathens: Thanks mate! There are Eshin grey highlights that dont tend to photograph to well, especially on the Helbrute. I have been debating whether I should add a second highlight of Dawnstone to the highest points. What do you think?

 

I've started work on the second part of my vow, the nine man CSM squad. Here's the before photo:

 

 

This will be the most time consuming part of the first vow - time for the Rocky IV montage music! :D

 

Cheers!



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Very faint, and very thin, but yes. I think it'd help in the long run. Right now, it's not showing well at all.

 

Looking forward to more, man.


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