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"……by my hands shall the false Emperor fall"

Warmaster Black Legion Hounds of Abaddon Ezekyle ABaddon

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"I am the Archfiend, the Despoiler of Worlds, and by my hands shall the false Emperor fall."
Abaddon the Despoiler, Warmaster of Chaos

Come with me on my journey down the Crimson Path....

Greetings fellow denizens of the Bolter and Chainsword!

Time for me to start a new army. I have had this moved into the WIP area as I feel it is more appropriate so you can follow my progress and help me on my journey down the Crimson Path like only you can. Many, many years ago in my youth, I had a fledgling Chaos army (well, mostly the cool models), and have always swore I would go back and start anew as I started it just before I left the hobby. This will be, as the title suggests, a Black Legion army. They have always had great lore, even more so nowadays, and hopefully I will be able to do them justice. My army will no doubt be Khorne heavy (I can't help it, it is a calling.....) but nothing will be out as is the BL way. The Black Legion is all points of the pantheon; a unified Legion in 40k born out of 10,000 years in Hell, all under one banner and mine will refect this. I also have a small collection of Daemon allies which will be making a appearance at some point, but power armour is my thang.

Remember though, this is my second army, so as with my first army progress is always slow....and fear not, the Flesh Eaters live still.


Enough jibba-jabba, time for some action. First up, and it has to be, The Warmaster:
Early wip based on the FW version, added his infamous weapons that he now wields in the 41st millenium, and of course his rather. Large. Top. Knot. Still more GS to add, and he needs quite a bit of tidying up here and there. A character I have always loved; all round bamf who is the first among Chaos and now the first among my take on the Black Legion. Big pictures sorry, but hope you like!

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^^the not very nice looking stain on the box is SUPER GLUE!!
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To see the finished version, please hit page 19......
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Love what you've done with the model. You made me love a model I hate. :)
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The only criticism I have has nothing really to do with you, but GW. Why oh why did they make the sword so impossibly dull? It has these mm wide sides instead of a proper edge...it annoys me to no end! :(

 

Looking forward to seeing more of him! Get those magic GS fingers working! :)


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Beautiful. Can't wait to see it painted all up. Great job in the conversion. 


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Thanks guys! Existing GS still needs a bit of work (its a little ropey here and there I know) with more to be added. I am hoping the end result will scream "arch heretic!" but not ruin FW's intricate sculpting (Marshal, I know what you mean though, the standard pose is slightly 'off' but the head turn and cloak adds in some movement, also the topknot is not defying gravity.....I hope)

 

 Why oh why did they make the sword so impossibly dull? It has these mm wide sides instead of a proper edge....

Ha ha I am glad I am not the only one who noticed that, its like a surf board. I was going to use a converted Bloodletter hellblade, but nothing quite says Drachn'yen like, er, Drachn'yen!! If you look closely you can see some file marks where I attempted to sharpen it but gave up as it wouldn't be true; hopefully paint will hide it with a 'glow' effect.  



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Very nice, if you had the old 40k Abbaddon knocking around a side by side shot of the old midget despoiler and the new beefier one would be cool


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^^By the Dark Gods, tomorrow it shall be done!! 


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I'm curious to know what he would look like if his head faced the other direction. That way he would be looking down on his insignificant foes instead of upwards. I guess its already glued in? 

 

I suppose the topknot is a bit limiting on options.


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Here, have another 'Like' ;)

 

He really is something special, even if it is cheating, as we've agreed before :P


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Love it!


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Thanks for the comments again guys thumbsup.gif

 

Slug, sorry mate, the head is well glued, and the top knot is pinned so no movement there!

 

Iron_Within, here you go mate quick pic of him and his 'other' armour (it got shrunken in the wash) and a random Chosen for scale:-

Not to horrendously big, but suitably imposing. I do actually like the old sculpt, but it is a bit wee by todays standards.

 


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And that is why these 'Classic' Chaos models need an update. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do for his warband.

 

What did you do with Loken, pray tell?


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Oh I have plans for Loken too, he will likely be converted to a certain Blood Angels Chaplain, Jorus, whom was defeated (read:squished) by Abaddon in single combat during the seventh Black Crusade and was 'honoured' for his showing together, with his Death Company, after the battle with their corpses placed in make shift thrones made out of armour.

This way, get to make a cool model out of Loken, get to fluffy use the full diorama AND can use the Chaplain with my Flesh Eaters. Win :)
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Loving the work you've done to 40k-ify the FW Abaddon model. I'm also really looking forward to seeing what you do with Loken :)


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Freaking lush.


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Loving the work you've done to 40k-ify the FW Abaddon model. I'm also really looking forward to seeing what you do with Loken smile.png

Cheers! Loken is a great model in his own right, so should make a cool Chaplain with very minimal effort me thinks (I have a DV spesh edition helm that will be sat atop his shoulders in defiance of the Despoiler.

 

Freaking lush.

 

The fact that you like him makes me very happy indeed thumbsup.gif



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Nice looking Yabba-Dabba-Abbadon!!

 

I had also thought the FW goodie could use a small amount of conversion to make him into the monster he is today. Er well not today, you get my drift...

 

I'm excited to see you get some paint to this model!!
 

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Oh I have plans for Loken too, he will likely be converted to a certain Blood Angels Chaplain, Jorus, whom was defeated (read:squished) by Abaddon in single combat during the seventh Black Crusade and was 'honoured' for his showing together, with his Death Company, after the battle with their corpses placed in make shift thrones made out of armour.

This way, get to make a cool model out of Loken, get to fluffy use the full diorama AND can use the Chaplain with my Flesh Eaters. Win smile.png

 

That is an excellent plan! :D


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I'm torn. On one hand, INCREDIBLE MODEL. On the other hand, I wince and the damage the metal parts could do to the resin if accidentally dropped. I know Finecast has a poor reputation, but is it really worth risking the model for slightly nicer metal bits? 

 

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Thank you very much for the kind words guys, I am looking forward to painting him but thought better of it so as to save him as a ‘reward’ so to speak. Also to make sure that I get the scheme down first before I do the boss man.

 

@ Marshal Sampson – I always go ott on pinning, so my conversions can usually take a knock if done right. It has to be so, as I game often with my dudesmen (as well as spend far, far, FAR too long building and painting them!). Thanks for the comment smile.png

 

The basics of my portion of the Legion, known as the Black Harbingers, is they are in the higher echelons of the Legion, thus allowing me to use the Warmaster and his Bringers of Despair occasionally, as well as the likes of Be’Lakor and Black Legion artifacts etc but be able to write my own fluff and not feel dirty. I am busy writing said fluff for the Warband at the minute, gist being they are led by a Khornate Daemon Prince who had designs on getting into the inner circle of Abaddon whilst in mortal form, possibly even becoming one of his own personal Chosen and leading the Hounds of Abaddon. However, he ended up ascending (kind of! All is not as it appears….) to Daemonhood, putting an end to that avenue. More to come on that later; including how he ends up trapped in his own shape shifting Daemon Weapon. In the meantime:-

 

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Basing needs a little dead/burned static grass me thinks.

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Legion symbol not done yet, I need to decide on a yellow.

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He is a tester for the colour scheme I am planning on using. Believe it or not he has had four different coats until I had a black I am happy with – black is a colour I have always struggled with. In fact, I am surprised there is any detail left! I am a big fan of the new direction 40k Chaos is going with the DV mutations, they feel very grim dark, especially for the Legions veterans devil.gif.  The daemonic shoulder pad is the test for how I will be painting my Daemons, as there is a sizable contingent of Bloodletters, Fleshounds (with Jugger Herald) I will be able to call upon. I also have a plastic Balrog I am planning on converting to a Bloodthirster. The red mutations/glowing eyes should bring the force together as a whole quite well.

 

Rest of the Chosen so far:-

 

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^^these guys are magnetized for ccw/pw load outs.

 

 

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Chaaaarge!

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Blood for the Blood God and all furious.gif

 

As ever, C & C most welcome.


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Really exemplary models! I cannot believe you magnetized all of them! Another piece of (hopefully) constructive criticism though: the common thinking is that a dark model should have a light base and vice-versa. I think adhering to that theory might help your legion pop more. But that's just me! They look stunning either way!



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Ah they are not all magnetized!! Just specific ones (think power weapons/special weapons) after magnetizing an armies worth of  Blood Angels, this makes me happy. As for the base, that is a very good call. Any ideas? I will have to stay with a brownish theme though, due to the tables we play on.



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How about something like this: 

 

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The basic recipe was a layer of Baneblade Brown, followed by a drybrush of Ushabti Bone, then lined with Mournfang brown. Keep your stones as they are. 

 

Now that I look at your model again, maybe you don't even need to change the base, just the lining of it (black) blends in too much with your model. Maybe just a lining of one of the richer browns would do it. 


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Well how in the 7 Hells did I miss this. Abbie looks great and His pups look cute.laugh.png


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HAIL CHAOS.

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