Jump to content

Welcome to The Bolter and Chainsword
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!
Photo

Augustus' 47th Co. Night Lords Showcase

Konrad Curze Nostramo Nostraman In Midnight Clad Ave Dominus Nox Night Lords Chaos Nights Reapers

This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
406 replies to this topic

#76
Skrundle87

Skrundle87

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 614 posts
All of the models look great but that kit bashed sorcerer is just done so well, great work

#77
Nomus Sardauk

Nomus Sardauk

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 3,257 posts

Are they the classic berzerkers, forgeworld or something different altogether? I've always wanted to see berzerkers in an awesome midnight scheme with some badass terror markings!


Oh good god, the forge world WE helmets look terrifying enough already with those fanged grilles and stuff, I can't imagine how scary they'll be in Midnight Clad and adorned in terror markings.

As for the Noise Marines I can just see the Night Lords brethren using recorded vox samples of their captives screaming as they were flayed alive. The sound file is later projected through their sonic weapons as they kill the late captive's former comrades.
Despite their dislike of chaos worshippers I can see the Noise Marines being tolerated better than other cult troops by putting their acoustic skills to use in spreading fear, broadcasting haunting cries and screams across the battlefield to demoralise the foe.

tn_gallery_4536_13905_53919.pngFbm7BxJ.jpg6ACBl6j.jpg
Formerly SanguiniusReborn, proud Creator of the Scarlet Sentinels, my 18th Century British Redcoat Chapter and the Steel Legion, my Cyberpunk-inspired Lost Legion!


#78
Flint13

Flint13

    ++ GLACIES FORTIS ++

  • ++ MODERATI CEDO ++
  • 4,704 posts

Are they the classic berzerkers, forgeworld or something different altogether? I've always wanted to see berzerkers in an awesome midnight scheme with some badass terror markings!


Oh good god, the forge world WE helmets look terrifying enough already with those fanged grilles and stuff, I can't imagine how scary they'll be in Midnight Clad and adorned in terror markings.

DO IT!

 

Do it!

 

Do it!


"You roared your defiance, now scream your regret." ~Jhadek Redcrow
"NOTICE ME Khârn-SENPAI!"


1NhkqVK.pngwe_badge01_100x100_flint.pngBowVersion2_zps24c06b20.png92FgJOl.pnggallery_70393_10089_12589.pnggallery_29004_9303_1337.png


#79
Augustus b'Raass

Augustus b'Raass

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 7,035 posts

All of the models look great but that kit bashed sorcerer is just done so well, great work

  
Thanks man. The kitbashed sorcerer is my favourite by far as well. Unfortunately the original 1k sorcerer was feeling jealous about this and decided to commit suicide by jumping off of my table. Luckily only his sword blade broke off. I tried to pin it back, but i drilled his hand too far and so the pommel is now also gone. I'm going to try to give him a staff now, so he'll be cool and kitbashed too. Hoepfully when he's done he wont be jumping from the table anymore.

Are they the classic berzerkers, forgeworld or something different altogether? I've always wanted to see berzerkers in an awesome midnight scheme with some badass terror markings!

Oh good god, the forge world WE helmets look terrifying enough already with those fanged grilles and stuff, I can't imagine how scary they'll be in Midnight Clad and adorned in terror markings.
As for the Noise Marines I can just see the Night Lords brethren using recorded vox samples of their captives screaming as they were flayed alive. The sound file is later projected through their sonic weapons as they kill the late captive's former comrades.
Despite their dislike of chaos worshippers I can see the Noise Marines being tolerated better than other cult troops by putting their acoustic skills to use in spreading fear, broadcasting haunting cries and screams across the battlefield to demoralise the foe.
 
Yes. Yes! YES! Man I asked for some painting tips but you guys have just inspired the living crap out of the modeler in me!!!! I am SO going to use FW bits for the KBs. Also, I have a bunch of WHFB skullcrusher helmets lying around, so ill probably be making two distinct claws of ten KBs each. As for the noise marines, any ideas for those? I already have five kakaphoni blasters and will order a set of sonic blasters. What are good weapon loadouts for NMs?

 


Are they the classic berzerkers, forgeworld or something different altogether? I've always wanted to see berzerkers in an awesome midnight scheme with some badass terror markings!

Oh good god, the forge world WE helmets look terrifying enough already with those fanged grilles and stuff, I can't imagine how scary they'll be in Midnight Clad and adorned in terror markings.
DO IT!
 
Do it!
 
Do it!
I SHALL!

#80
Flint13

Flint13

    ++ GLACIES FORTIS ++

  • ++ MODERATI CEDO ++
  • 4,704 posts

Freakin' sweet.


"You roared your defiance, now scream your regret." ~Jhadek Redcrow
"NOTICE ME Khârn-SENPAI!"


1NhkqVK.pngwe_badge01_100x100_flint.pngBowVersion2_zps24c06b20.png92FgJOl.pnggallery_70393_10089_12589.pnggallery_29004_9303_1337.png


#81
Augustus b'Raass

Augustus b'Raass

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 7,035 posts

So! Another vehicle has been finished. It was a blast to build this mofo: I really pushed the plasticard skills I learned during the making of the last plague rhino. It has plasticard integrated into the top plate of a vindicator, so that it also holds a Rhino turret mount. There's also chaos banding and the turret is a complete bash: it uses a leman russ turret, baal predator fuel tanks and the volcano cannon of the imperial knight. The trophies are a new addition too. They are from the Secret Weapon's Sack 'o Corpses pack.  I tied them in with tiny chains after Fracture's example. So thanks for the inspiration mate! wink.png

 

I name it: "Bestiam Igneus". 

 

And here we go with the pics. 

WP_20140411_014_zps726e2d4b.jpg

 

 

WP_20140411_019_zpsf4decc63.jpg

 

WP_20140411_025_zps7b2cffc6.jpg

 

WP_20140411_022_zps09a551d5.jpg

 

WP_20140411_010_zpsf402410f.jpg

 

WP_20140411_028_zpse2fd307a.jpg

 

WP_20140411_026_zpse6ce1f53.jpg

 

Hope you enjoy. Feedback, criticism and ideas welcome, as always. thumbsup.gif

Edit: removed accidental double post of pic.


Edited by Augustus b'Raass, 11 April 2014 - 11:01 AM.


#82
Greyall

Greyall

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 2,588 posts

That's just plain overkill. And overkill is what Night Lord dreams are made of...


The awkward crotch-dragon knocks a few off, though.

Firepower

 

 

My Hall of Grawry


#83
helterskelter

helterskelter

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 5,576 posts
What the mother of funk? I go out for 2 hours and this appears? Freakin gorgeous! I may have to build one if you would be so kind as to pm a parts list (unless I've missed it elsewhere) gawd I hope they can go in predator talons... just sheer awesome! Git. :P
gallery_48988_10980_7442.png

My referal code for eternal crusade:EC-MHXKY9RLYIIEH

#84
Lord Olde Farte

Lord Olde Farte

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 1 posts

Awesome painting.  If my half completed Night Lords end up being half as well done as these I'll be happy. Needs to be a much darker blue in my opinion though. 



#85
Flint13

Flint13

    ++ GLACIES FORTIS ++

  • ++ MODERATI CEDO ++
  • 4,704 posts

That's amazing! It looks ready to melt a hole in a titan.

 

It was *so* cool to watch the assembly, modeling and painting of this beast bit by bit. 

 

Augustus, you have the best Nightlords vehicles, hands down. Keep it up buddy!


"You roared your defiance, now scream your regret." ~Jhadek Redcrow
"NOTICE ME Khârn-SENPAI!"


1NhkqVK.pngwe_badge01_100x100_flint.pngBowVersion2_zps24c06b20.png92FgJOl.pnggallery_70393_10089_12589.pnggallery_29004_9303_1337.png


#86
Brother Heinrich

Brother Heinrich

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 2,977 posts

Nice job man, gonna have to pick up that sack o' corpses as well...


Night%20Lord-01_zpsxbdvmpou.pngBlood%20Angel-01_zpswjlpjn40.png


#87
Trysanna

Trysanna

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 828 posts

That's amazing! It looks ready to melt a hole in a titan.

 

It was *so* cool to watch the assembly, modeling and painting of this beast bit by bit. 

 

Augustus, you have the best Nightlords vehicles, hands down. Keep it up buddy!

 

Couldn't have said it better myself. Well done, sir. 

-Tarvik



#88
Augustus b'Raass

Augustus b'Raass

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 7,035 posts

++Why two threads???++

Hey guys, thank you for all the great comments. The tank was a blast to build and your feedback on some of the design questions I posted on my WIP thread really halped me make some good decisions in the building process. So thanks!

This does bring me to something that's been on my mind for some time now: Why two threads? Right now, I maintain two threads. One for my WIP projects, and one for finished models. I understand the theory behind the need for two threads, but in practice it's not that great. What I really would like is just one 'presence' in this forum. You see, I don't ever see my models as 'finished'. I'm constantly touching them up etc, so they always remain WIP. Additionally, if you, the viewer, like my work, I hope you subscribe to this thread, or at least keep an eye on it in your 'my content' section. Because of this, I don't think it's practical for either the poster or the viewer to have to check two threads: a Showcase and a WIP. I noticed that many of our fellow Night Lords just use their WIP thread to post works in progress AND finished models. I'd like to do that too. What do you think?

 

Replies:

 

That's just plain overkill. And overkill is what Night Lord dreams are made of...

Ha! I agree. Both in terms of actual killing, gun size and when it comes to ornamentation. I have a reputation to maintain wink.png

 

What the mother of funk? I go out for 2 hours and this appears? Freakin gorgeous! I may have to build one if you would be so kind as to pm a parts list (unless I've missed it elsewhere) gawd I hope they can go in predator talons... just sheer awesome! Git. tongue.png

Cheers man. Sorry to have surprised you! No pred talons in 40k unfortunately. Hopefully GW will release a sheet where you can field them as Formations. 

 

Awesome painting.  If my half completed Night Lords end up being half as well done as these I'll be happy. Needs to be a much darker blue in my opinion though. 

Thanks man. The darkness of my or anyones Night Lords is something debatable. I am of the opinion that the "midnight" of Nostramo actually would have looked quite bright. And I have scientific proof! thumbsup.gif Interested?

 

That's amazing! It looks ready to melt a hole in a titan.

 

It was *so* cool to watch the assembly, modeling and painting of this beast bit by bit. 

 

Augustus, you have the best Nightlords vehicles, hands down. Keep it up buddy!

Thanks! This is exactly why I would like to do my future posts on one thread, so there's one space for start-to-finish pics of my work. What do you think?

 


 

Nice job man, gonna have to pick up that sack o' corpses as well...

You should man! They're great. get two while you're at it. This tank ate almost a whole pack of 'm. I've reserved the female torso for a future Slaaneshi Rhino I've got planned.

 

That's amazing! It looks ready to melt a hole in a titan.

 

It was *so* cool to watch the assembly, modeling and painting of this beast bit by bit. 

 

Augustus, you have the best Nightlords vehicles, hands down. Keep it up buddy!

 

Couldn't have said it better myself. Well done, sir. 

-Tarvik

Cheers Tarvik. :-)



#89
helterskelter

helterskelter

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 5,576 posts
Oh I'm all about heresy era, you've seen my boys, sicaran leading a talon of preds in a glory if chainsaw/shreddy auto/supermelta death is on the cards :evil:
gallery_48988_10980_7442.png

My referal code for eternal crusade:EC-MHXKY9RLYIIEH

#90
reckoning

reckoning

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 2,359 posts

Thats censored.gif cool.


To Recover The Past Banner
 
karden00, on 28 Apr 2014 - 21:55, said:
Eh... dark angels couldn't hold the line. Surprise surprise....

 

 


#91
Augustus b'Raass

Augustus b'Raass

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 7,035 posts

Remember a while back I posted some WIP pics of several projects I've been working on? One of those featured some servitors which I planned to use as cultists. I've recently acquired three more, so I could make a whole unit of ten! 

 

Night Lords don't have cultists. This is a problem, fluff wise, 'cause how do you incorporate cultists in a fluffy Night lords list? Night Lords have slaves packed away in their ships. But these are mostly wretched creatures, unfit for the hardships of warfare. They also have manservants, like Septimus and Octavia served Talos. But these are too valuable to throw away in open battle. So what to do? My answer: Captured and reprogrammed Servitors. I use these models as counts-as cultists Here they are:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh I'm all about heresy era, you've seen my boys, sicaran leading a talon of preds in a glory if chainsaw/shreddy auto/supermelta death is on the cards devil.gif

I have and I dig 'm. Hope to see some more pics on your thread soon. :-)

 

Thats censored.gif cool.

Cheers Reckoning!



#92
Olis

Olis

    ++ REDEMPTIO CALIDUS ++

  • ++ MODERATI CEDO ++
  • 15,375 posts

I like 'em - the converting is nice and subtle, there. 


Posted Image
Posted Image

Cowriter of the Guilliman Heresy Project. First Thread. Second Thread.

B&C forum rules: Linky. Octavulg's IA guide: Linky. DIY Article Templates: Linky.

He that never changes his opinions, never corrects his mistakes, will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today. - Tryon Edwards

#93
disease

disease

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 1,013 posts
Subscribed!

Signature not compliant with forum rules.

Photobucket's policy change ruined the archives :(

#94
Flint13

Flint13

    ++ GLACIES FORTIS ++

  • ++ MODERATI CEDO ++
  • 4,704 posts

Looks great. I'm especially in love with the skintone. It's kinda dead robot with a hint of the living flesh it once was. Perfect!


"You roared your defiance, now scream your regret." ~Jhadek Redcrow
"NOTICE ME Khârn-SENPAI!"


1NhkqVK.pngwe_badge01_100x100_flint.pngBowVersion2_zps24c06b20.png92FgJOl.pnggallery_70393_10089_12589.pnggallery_29004_9303_1337.png


#95
Knight of the Raven

Knight of the Raven

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 3,688 posts

Your converted rhinos are my favorite rhinos of all time.

OF ALL TIME.

 

This does bring me to something that's been on my mind for some time now: Why two threads? Right now, I maintain two threads. One for my WIP projects, and one for finished models. I understand the theory behind the need for two threads, but in practice it's not that great. What I really would like is just one 'presence' in this forum. You see, I don't ever see my models as 'finished'. I'm constantly touching them up etc, so they always remain WIP. Additionally, if you, the viewer, like my work, I hope you subscribe to this thread, or at least keep an eye on it in your 'my content' section. Because of this, I don't think it's practical for either the poster or the viewer to have to check two threads: a Showcase and a WIP. I noticed that many of our fellow Night Lords just use their WIP thread to post works in progress AND finished models. I'd like to do that too. What do you think?

I love both threads, but I personally like being able to browse only through the finished models. If I were to subscribe, though, I'd only do so to the wip thread.



#96
Augustus b'Raass

Augustus b'Raass

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 7,035 posts

I finally finished the contemptor I've had laying around my desk for months. There was quite a discussion about the model over at my WIP thread, regarding the trophies. Initially, the model had a female torso gored on a spike on top of the contemptor's body. After much ado, I decided to make two magnetized trophies, one female and one male, to make it less offence to potential mommies over at gaming tables.

However, after I posted an update sans trophies on spike, KrautScientist later pointed out that the silhouette of the model looked way better without a spiked trophy at all. I totally agreed with him (which honestly had nothing to do with the fact that he started the initial discussion. I really appreciated him being honest about what he thought and taking the time to pen his thoughts to me thumbsup.gif) So much even, that his comment made me have a vision of the dreadnought silhouetted by lights from the back. This inspired the following fluff. As a thank you, I named one of the characters in the story after you, Kraut. Night Lords style. whistlingW.gif
 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++



The oculus opened slowly, screeching as the rusted edges of the bladelike plates shifted along each other, opening a wider and wider circle of entry into the hulk. The sound was mirrored as echoes came out of the shadowed insides of the drifting ship, and into the Storm Eagle.  “Gives me the creeps every time.” said Stephac, as he looked through the now fully opened oculus into the darkness of the hulk’s corridor. “Well, you’re going in anyway.” replied Lord Azir Hol, his voice acquiring a metallic pitch as he put on his MkIII helmet mid-sentence. “All of you. Now move.” Hol roughly pushed the Mechanic forward through the docking tube as they entered the derelict ship. The others followed with worried looks on their faces. 
 
They’d been in this situation before. The night-clad Lords would find a drifting ship, dock it and send them in for salvage operations. They had to look for supplies, weapons, technology, anything of worth to the Legionaries. And it never went smoothly. Last time, with the staggeringly enormous hulk, they’d found a nest of greenskins that’d killed half their party before they were saved by Lord Azal and his whirring chainblade. That had been a true space hulk. This time it was different. The ship they’d found was smaller, but its insides were more dangerous, Stephac knew. Why else would they send three mechanical aides and four servitors in with an escort of no less than seven Power Armoured Lords? 
 
“We shall secure the Armourium first. Follow my lead.” Lord Hol said through his helmet’s speakers. Shoving Stephac roughly aside with his giant armoured gauntlet, Hol walked into the dark of the right-hand corridor. Stealing a look over his shoulder, Stephac could barely dodge the cruel drill-and-saw implementations attached to one of the other lord’s vambraces as he passed by.  Stephac had never seen him before, nor the other three legionnaires following him. Three of his escorts, he knew by name: Krell, Kal and Lord Hol. He was actually acquainted with Lord Hol - he’d been working with the techmarine for over three years now. Hol was a silent, brooding hulk of a man, but he had a sense of justice about him. He’d only hurt Stephac when he was lacks in his duties. Working with Lord Hol was… bearable. It was the other Astartes that worried Stephac, almost more than he was scared of going into the ship. The unknown Astartes had adorned his armoured with grisly trophies of flayed skin stretched across the plate, and one carried a flamer. The fact that he didn't know them added uncertainty - how they would respond to him and his preceived faults was unknown, and could not be anticipated. The one known as Krell in particular had a reputation for cruelty.
 
As used to the dark as Stephac was, he would never get used to the sight of the giant figures treading in the gloom of the corridor, the electric static running over their armour. It shone an eerie light on the bulkheads they passed. It made Stephac not want to follow them, to flee. His armpits were sweaty. He was tired. His legs.… “MOVE, WORM!” The Astartes known as Krell harshly slammed the muzzle of his bolter in his back and pushed him forward. Stephac cursed himself for getting distracted by his own thoughts,  and focused on the job at hand.
 
They methodically combed the corridors with sweeps of their bolters, aided by the lumen casters on the backpacks of Lord Hol and the unknown Astartes. The only sound they’d hear was the bootsteps of the legionnaires and the clicks of their helmets. Nothing more. The ship seemed abandoned, as the corridors emptied nothing but silence. It was nerve wrecking, especially after he discovered why they were escorted by so many Astartes. The normal Aquilas found in cruisers of this class had all been replaced by the bat winged skull symbol of their own masters, the Night Lords. They were on an Astartes ship.
 
After about seventy standard minutes, they found and entered an enormous cargo lift. It took six minutes to decent to their destination level. When they finally arrived at the bottom, there was a single, enormous reinforced slide door. “We’re here.” Lord Hol voxed, as he pulled several levers on the cogitator panel. The door slowly grated to the side. 
 
Inside, there was only darkness. Lord Hol had laid out the blueprint of the cruiser during his personal mission briefing. Stephac thus knew where to find the control station of the Luminarium. The urge to just do his job in the light overtook him, and he started for the panel. He heard the alarmed -or amused- clicks of the Astartes behind him, but he didn’t care anymore. He just wanted light. Thirty meters into the enormous hall, he found the station. He walked around it, to the other side, and positioned himself behind the Luminarium’s console. Spotting the main lever, he pulled it with a relieved smile. 
 
That smile faded immediately, as the Astartes -as one- raised their weapons at him. Paralyzed by wide-eyed terror, he stood there. It seemed an eternity passed before he found the courage to respond. He wanted to start pleading, but before any words passed his lips, the Astartes started moving. They fanned around him, and Stephac realized they weren’t pointing their guns at him, but at something behind him. Slowly, very slowly, he started turning his head around. He felt his dark-blue overall wetting as the object of the Astartes hostility came into his view.
 
Stephac saw the silhouette of an enormous figure, bright lights shining from behind it. It easily stood five meters tall, with claws the size of a bulkhead and a crown of dragonhead figures. It stood utterly motionless on a pedestal, its arms hanging downward, fastened to the ground with chains. Stephac recognized the enormous machine. He had seen the leader of their armada once, when Lord Hol was granted an audience. Tol Zhaqael was incased in a similar suit of armour as this one. But where the captain’s suit had something of regality about it, the figure standing chained here in the armourium breathed nothing but feral brutality.
 
“Contemptor!” shouted Lord Hol “Are you conscious?”. Seconds passed without reply. Lord Hol put down his weapon and walked up to the machine’s pedestal. Several mechandrites from a console had been screw-locked into the dreadnought’s form. Stephac knew enough to know that Lord Hol could analyze the machine’s status from that console. After a minute, Lord Hol straightened, removed his helmet with a hiss, and gave the order to be at ease. Weapon muzzles lowered. Kal and the other three Astartes moved to guard the four doors of the huge armourium hall. Krell and the legionnaire with the torture element on his vambrace approached the pedestal’s console. As they removed their helmets, Krell sniffed the air and contemptuously looked at Stephac. “Look at the runt, pissing himself. You’re lucky Hol finds you of use, worm.” The unknown Astartes chuckled.  
 
Stephac shrugged, stepped from behind the Luminarium console, and signaled for the other mechanical aides to close in. As they approached the three Astartes, Lord Hol started sharing his analysis report. “According to the chrono-cogitator, all of the contemptor’s combat functions have been deactivated 2543 standard years ago to safe energy. The machine’s reactor continued to power the sarcophagus’ life support systems, but its energy cell has been empty for at least a century. The wrench is either in suspended animation, or dead. Kraus, I want you to check him out.” 
 
Lord Hol stepped aside. The Astartes known as Kraus, the one with the torture device, aggressively stared at Lord Hol for a moment, and then approached the life support console of the contemptor. He worked the device for several minutes. “That ‘wrench’ you spoke of, Hol, is Cilice Macellarius, former standard bearer of the 28th company.” “Ha! Macellarius, eh? That cunning bastard... ” Lord Hol said with a sly laugh. “I never knew he fell in battle. Glad to know he’ll be joining us.” Kraus’s eyes narrowed: “If he is alive... And even so, his mind is most likely no longer sane. The contemptor pattern’s life support systems don’t allow for Sus-An: they keep the inhabitant conscious. Fighting in a crypt-machine is bad as it is, but this poor bastard has been kept conscious in a motionless amniotic tank for nearly 2500 years. Cicile was strong of will, but that’ll rattle your chains, for sure…” Lord Hol shrugged this off: “The 47th has room for him in any case. You try to reanimate him. If you can’t, we’ll find a mutt among our “brothers” to replace him.”
 
Kraus didn’t respond to the implied insult. “I could check out his biostatus and start reanimation protocols, but for that I’ll have to remove the armoured breast plate of his sarcophagus. If we want to salvage him undamaged, the machine itself needs power to unlock the auto-clamps from the inside." He nodded at the techmarine. "We could funnel some power from your backpack into the machine.” Lord Hol nodded and pulled a power cord from his pack. He then signaled Stephac to hand it to Kraus, who had clambered up the pedestal and was opening a socket in the machine’s power generator. Stephac grabbed the cord and pulled it up the pedestal. He clicked the cord into the power socket and turned it with his powered hydrolic plier. 
 
Immediately, the contemptor twitched. All eyes -and gun muzzles- were on it in a split second. “They do that.” Lord Hol chuckled, and the legionnaires untensed. “Krell, you remove the armour, so Kraus can take a look at Cilice.” Krell clambered on the pedestal and together with Kraus went to work on unclasping the sarcophagus’ armour.  After a few minutes, it came loose with relative ease. With help of Lord Hol and his servo arm, Krell lowered the massive armoured plate from the pedestal onto the ground. Kraus began work on the amniotic tank of the sarcophagus immediately. Stephac saw that what he had thought to be a torture device was actually a sophisticated medical tool. Syringes sprang from of the device, which Kraus used to inject serums into the amniotic tank. Stephac noticed how the other two Astartes looked at Kraus’s work with an almost reverend stance, Krell standing on the pedestal, next to the contemptor’s left foot and Lord Hol from the hall’s floor. This went on for some time, and Stephac moved to the dreadnought's back to silently attend his duties with the power cord.
 
An agonized moan erupted from the contemptor’s speaker grills, which quickly changed into a deafening, tortured roar. Suddenly, the machine’s arm came to life, grabbing Krell with its enormous claw. The Astartes was lifted into the air in a split second. The pincers of the machine's claw cracked Krell and his armour like a gillnut, spraying the contemptor, Kraus and Stephac with visceral gore. 
 
Kraus reacted instinctively, pushing himself hard from the dreadnought’s bulk. He landed on his back, his bolt pistol out and pointing at the machine. Lord Hol was thrown in the firing line however: He had been pulled off balance by the movement of the dreadnought; the power cord still attaching his backpack around the contemptor legs to its engine. The other marines yelled out, trying to flank the dreadnought and get in a good shot.  In a flash, Stephac knew what to do. He grabbed the power cord with his hydrolic tool and pinched with two hands. As the cord was armoured, it took a few seconds for the plier to reach the actual power current.  The dreadnought turned his pelvis far enough to allow its other claw to reach Stephac. Howling with primordial rage, it flailed at the machanic. Stephac stooped and ducked from reach, however, and with all his strength forced its tool through the layers of powered wire in the cord. As soon as the cord finally snapped, the dreadnought’s hulking arms immediately stopped their movement. The Contemptor stood motionless; Krell’s remains still firmly clasped in its claws. Stephac slumped to the floor in exhaustion and shock.
 
“Good work, Stephac.” chuckled Lord Hol as he stood up and looked sarcastically at Kraus. “That is why I find him of use: he can think on his feet” He walked over to the apothecary, grabbed him by his shoulder pad, and pulled him to his feet. “You stabilize Silice’s reawakened bio-functions. “ He turned to face the approaching Astartes. “As for you: find something to transport this present to our Lord Captain.”
 

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

 

I owe a debt of gratitude to both KrautScientist and Flint for helping me with this model. Flint for the helmet and KrautScientist for his convincing argument for a trophy-less 'roof' to show the silhouette of the dreadnought. 

KrautScientist, the character Kraus in the fluff is named after you. I promise I'll make him into an actual model. The contemptor, Cilice Macellarius, is indeed named after the other fellow forumite. She did a lot for the Night Lords community. From the fluff and the name, you might have already guessed who it is. If you haven't I suggest using google translate.


And, finally, here's the pics.

WP_20140423_010_zps1b507ca7.jpg

WP_20140423_011_zps5e8b5251.jpg

WP_20140423_012_zpsff0b5f14.jpg

WP_20140423_014_zpsdfc43ccc.jpg

WP_20140423_015_zps38bef287.jpg

Replies:

 

Olisredan, on 15 Apr 2014 - 10:39, said:
I like 'em - the converting is nice and subtle, there.

Thanks Olisredan! I'm glad you notice. There's many arm swaps in there. yes.gif
 

disease, on 17 Apr 2014 - 11:51, said:
Subscribed!

thumbsup.gif



Flint13, on 17 Apr 2014 - 12:54, said:
Looks great. I'm especially in love with the skintone. It's kinda dead robot with a hint of the living flesh it once was. Perfect!

Thanks! The skin is simple to do too. I love Lahmian Medium. Thanks for all the support Flint. You got it, right whistlingW.gif
 

Knight of the Raven, on 17 Apr 2014 - 13:59, said:
Your converted rhinos are my favorite rhinos of all time.

OF ALL TIME.

I love both threads, but I personally like being able to browse only through the finished models. If I were to subscribe, though, I'd only do so to the wip thread.

Haha thanks man. I'm so glad you like them. I'll keep the threads separated for now.


Edited by Augustus b'Raass, 23 April 2014 - 09:15 PM.


#97
Noctus Cornix

Noctus Cornix

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 3,692 posts

Personally, I still think it could have done without the gargoyles or the spike on th top, but otherwise, it came out beautifully, man.

 

Only thing I would still say is I'd recommend you invest in some Blood for the Blood God technical paint. That stuff will do wonders to your model and really add to that visceral realism you're trying to convey.


"Dawn Cometh!"

 

Dawn Cometh – A Word Bearers Log | Noctus Cornix – My Instagram

 To the Bitter End – The Badab War | NCornix – My Twitter               

 


#98
helterskelter

helterskelter

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 5,576 posts
I second use of blood for the blood god. You know why :P I knew this was gonna look awesome brother!
gallery_48988_10980_7442.png

My referal code for eternal crusade:EC-MHXKY9RLYIIEH

#99
KrautScientist

KrautScientist

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 3,879 posts

It's a stunning model, and I am quite honoured to be featured in its background, although things ended rather badly for my Astartes namesake -- a shame, really: I would have loved to see a model representing Kraud ;) That said, I hope the fact he's torn apart rather messily doesn't contain any hidden messages to me?

 

Anyway, fantastic work. I'd say he's still a bit heavy on the mangled corpses, but then I can appreciate the fact you're trying to distance him from the look and feel of your other contemptor, and all the grisly trophies are doing a great job of conveying just that.

 

Oh, and I totally second noctus cornix's suggestion regarding the technical paint! You may even want to purchase some Tamiya Clear Red, if you can get your hands of it, because it's a notch above Blood for the Blood God, in my opinion, and the bigger bottle will last you longer. Keep in mind, though, that most important thing with glossy "blood paints" is to know when to stop ;)

 

Anyway, fantastic job! Looking very much forward to your next update!



#100
MagicMan

MagicMan

    +FRATER DOMUS+

  • + FRATER DOMUS +
  • 3,244 posts

Looks awesome! Needs more boobs though. teehee.gif


gallery_48988_6285_1353.png