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Isengrin's Forge: A knife in the dark - more terror!

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Surprise is an insubstantial blade, a sword worthless in war.

It breaks when troops rally. It snaps when commanders hold the line.

But fear never fades. Fear is a blade that sharpens with use. 

So let the enemy know we come. Let their fears defeat them as everything falls dark.

As the world's sun sets...As the city is wreathed in its final night...

Let ten-thousand howls promise ten-thousand claws.

The Night Lords are coming, and no soul that stands against us shall see another dawn.

The War Sage Malcharion

 

 

Hi everybody!

I thought it's only appropriate to kick this thread off with a quote from Malcharion, since the Night Lords trilogy is one of the reasons why I came back to 40k. I've spent the last couple years building a modest force (I'm a terribly slow painter) and lurking around on this board, but now I've decided that I might as well join in on the fun. To give you an idea of what my Night Lords look like, here's some stuff I've finished recently.

 

My MkIII squad, led by a still unnamed champion:

 

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And two Obliterators, the Eisenfresser:
 
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I managed to get my hands on some Gorgons a while back and I have to say, they are lovely miniatures. Naturally I just had to convert/corrupt one of them, which led to this fella:
 
Warpsmith Hadur Cobannus
Mars Ultor of the Ghoul Stars
 

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I hope you like them. There's more to come.

 

 

INVENTARIUM

 

Raptor Squad "Sol Invictus" - July 13th, 2016

 

Ceratus Knight Acheron - August 5th, 2016

 

Lord on Juggernaut - November 15th, 2016

 

Maulerfiend  - January 17th, 2017

 

Headsman of Malal - April 26th, 2017

 

Terror Squad "Profugum" - September 2017

 

Warpsmith Hadur - January 2019

 

Terminator Lord Varkaus - July 2019

 

Hellforged Contemptor - August 2019

 


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Absolutely we like then. At least I am!

Great work with this dark yet vibrant blue, not to mention the amazing effect of the metallics!

Keep them coming!
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Awesome start, man. 

 

Those blues are looking great and the bronze is delectably age-worn. 

 

What's next in the "to paint" list? 


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Absolutely we like then. At least I am!

Great work with this dark yet vibrant blue, not to mention the amazing effect of the metallics!

Keep them coming!

 

Awesome start, man. 

 

Those blues are looking great and the bronze is delectably age-worn. 

 

What's next in the "to paint" list? 

Thanks a lot. It took me a while to get the blue right, but I'm fairly happy with it now.

 

Next up is a squad of raptors. I mean, they are pretty much mandatory. Although I've already built a few with the new box, they somehow didn't work for me. So now I'm using Ashen Circle with old jump packs as a foundation. I should be able to load up a few pics pretty soon.

 

There's also that beast of a knight sitting on my desk, staring at me. That one's gonna be fun to paint. smile.png


Edited by Isengrin, 11 May 2016 - 05:16 PM.

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Loving the blue. That Warpsmith conversion is ace too.

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Haha, welcome at the B&C! Nice to find your awesome NL here, too.



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Loving the blue. That Warpsmith conversion is ace too.

Thanks, man. Glad you like 'em.

 

Haha, welcome at the B&C! Nice to find your awesome NL here, too.

It's good to be here. smile.png



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So whats the secret of the blue? Kantor with wet layers of lighter blue as you go up?

 Very nicely done on minimizing the patena color by the way, its very easy to go overboard and turn the metallics green.


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Welcome to the forum! Your work is A+ quality. I'm looking forward to seeing some more :tu:


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So whats the secret of the blue? Kantor with wet layers of lighter blue as you go up?

 Very nicely done on minimizing the patena color by the way, its very easy to go overboard and turn the metallics green.

Almost, it's a bit more elaborate. I start with a layer of VMC Dark Prussian Blue, followed by Kantor Blue, Altdorf Guard and Enchanted Blue (still got a pot), all applied wet. Then I put Drakenhof Nightshade on the mini.

I'm not sure, if the next step is necessary or if there isn't an easier way to achieve the same effect, but it works for me. I apply the same colors except for Prussian Blue (and no Nightshade of course) again where I see fit. Finally I use Druchii Violet to get a bit more of a darker and, well, violet tone.

 

Yeah, I agree on the metallics and patina. They require quite some restraint.

 

Welcome to the forum! Your work is A+ quality. I'm looking forward to seeing some more thumbsup.gif

Thanks a lot! I maybe cursed a little bit, after seeing your Night Lord.


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That warpsmith is beautiful! Great use of the gorgon kit!
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Check out my truescale marines!

 

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That warpsmith is beautiful! Great use of the gorgon kit!

Thanks!

 

Alright, update time!

 

My knight received its first layers of paint and the base is finished. I've done the pilot a while ago, still unsure about her name and origin.

 

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Next are the first raptors. The combination of Ashen Circle and Night Lords might look strange, but sometimes style just wins out over background. msn-wink.gif

 

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P.S.: I know I'm late to the party, but...Brother...you have been most blackly deceived.

Freakin ADB. Now I'm seriously considering a 30k force. 


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I wouldn't say they look strange at all, Night Lords colors look great on them! Can't wait to see how the Knight turns out.

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Dude. That Night Lord looks freakin' awesome.

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The Circle look great in the colours of terror, nicely weathered too.



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Dude... those Ashen Circle with old school raptor packs are just so... right. 


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Damn! The Ashen Raptors look great! The combination of Ashen Circle minis with the old Raptor jump packs is beautiful :tu:


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That knight is of to a great start. Could you give a breakdown of how you painted those metals?


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Okay. I have to ask: Are they artscale? They seem so nig and more proportioned than usual marines

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I wouldn't say they look strange at all, Night Lords colors look great on them! Can't wait to see how the Knight turns out.

Thanks man. 

 

Dude. That Night Lord looks freakin' awesome.

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Cheers!

 

The Circle look great in the colours of terror, nicely weathered too.

Thanks! Well, after weathering the first marine, there's no going back. 

 

Dude... those Ashen Circle with old school raptor packs are just so... right. 

Love your comment biggrin.png. The first one just kinda happened and he's grown on me. They need a few more trophies though, Night Lords style.

 

Damn! The Ashen Raptors look great! The combination of Ashen Circle minis with the old Raptor jump packs is beautiful thumbsup.gif

Thanks! The old jump packs are a real treasure.

 

That knight is of to a great start. Could you give a breakdown of how you painted those metals?

Sure thing. First I airbrushed VGA Gunmetal and VGA Chainmail Silver on it, drybrushed everything with Leadbelcher and Runefang Steel, then I drowned it in Nuln Oil. The golden parts are Rhinox Hide, VMC Old Gold, VGC Polished Gold, then Nuln Oil and Army Painter Strong Tone.

 

Okay. I have to ask: Are they artscale? They seem so nig and more proportioned than usual marines

Yeah, I lengthen the torso and legs and beef up the thighs quite a bit. Some cables around their sides make them look slightly bulkier as well. Here's a very rough WIP pic of the third raptor.

 

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I knew it....and I am so in love.

Open for Comissions, just PM me. The Wardens of Light were like golden blades, cutting down their enemies scarring the darkness.

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Haha biggrin.png.  Doesn't happen often that Night Lords inspire love.



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Need more! Such awesome work!

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Well, the wardens of light are full of love, especially for awesome work.

Open for Comissions, just PM me. The Wardens of Light were like golden blades, cutting down their enemies scarring the darkness.

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Need more! Such awesome work!

No worries, more is on the way. I have to keep an ETL vow after all. msn-wink.gif

 

Well, the wardens of light are full of love, especially for awesome work.

They sound like some perfectly nice dudes, I guess I gotta check them out (only took a quick peek so far, very interesting stuff). smile.png


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