This will be my ETL WiP thread, mk3 of my painting log for my long running, oft neglected Word Bearers.
First up: vow 1 (likely to be the only one, but we'll see)
First update is that I've got the basecoat on for my first ten cultists
I MaliGn accept the Challenge of the E Tenebrae Lux for Lorgar and the glory of the Primordial Truth of His Word, I pledge to complete the following from Codex: Chaos Space Marines on or before August 15th 2016
8 Chosen of the Word Bearers (including 1 Melta gun, 1 flamer an Icon of vengeance, a power axe for the aspiring champion) 174 pts (a few parts not pictured)
1 Helbrute with multimelta, power fist and heavy flamer 115 pts (nb flamer to be added)
20 cultists of the Word with pistols and close combat weapons 90 pts
20 cultists of the Word (19 autoguns, 1 shotgun) 121 points (still waiting for delivery of four models)
For a total of 500 pts
Success will honour the Urizen and the Dark Gods, failure will condemn me to wear the badge of the oathbreaker until year's end.
I've stretched the contents of one set of Dark vengeance cultists, plus the five pack box into thirty six cultists so far with a mixture of parts from the empire flagellants kit providing the bulk of the parts. But also featuring old necromunda plastics, crypt ghouls, chaos marauders and whatever else I could get my hands on. (the last four will be based off of push fit cadian as budget was too tight to spring for metal Cawdor and redemptionist gangers from eBay at this time) I've tried to mix up and mess around with the stock cultists as much as possible to avoid repetition, some of these changes were quite easy, others, not so much.
I'll be trying to find ways of painting the different parts to really get a feel for the different textures of the fabrics, so there should be hopefully a fair few techniques to try out along the way. Is this too much effort for lowly cultists? Of course it is, but that's not going to stop me.
Edited by MaliGn, 07 June 2018 - 10:39 PM.