WE ARE RETURNED!!!
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I hope you're all having a great weekend.
So, I haven't been doing this blogging thing for a while now, as "Real Life TM " has been taking over a lot of my spare time, and work has been extremely busy. My last project was the Wrath, the Khorne Daemonkin. However, as now photobucket is the epitome of evil and also KDK have been purged as the heretics they are, it all fell down for a bit. After painting some other stuff, mainly AoS, and wasting my work-fried brain away on video games like DoW 2+3, I return (bad pun I suppose for the nature of the topic).
8th edition has been out for a while now and I have got around 5 games of it under my belt, and I've lost them all. Nothing new there, but there is no doubt in my mind that this is the best 40k edition I have played yet out of the 18 years I've been doing this (and I started back at the release of 3rd). Smooth gameplay, not as much rules to remember, and lots of stuff happening. However, now I have settled a little more into work and also have a bit more of an income than I did as a poor student, I can actually start doing more with my hobby overall. I'd like to start attending some events to play with and against cool models and armies, and build up some more memories for this fantastic hobby we all share. However, if I am to complete that task, I need an army... possibly...
a legion (ok I'll stop).
So it comes to this. Why Chaos Space Marines (CSM)? They're the most awesome, bestest (it's a word, yes, the bestest word), coolest damn army that's why. Traitors and turncoats from the most powerful fighting force in the galaxy, harbouring a grudge millennia old against the Emperor of Mankind. Genetically stronger and faster than humans, armed and armoured in advanced technology, and wielding daemonic strength from the Gods of Chaos; they are the most terrifying force in the galaxy. Warbands of different flavours and makings ensure you can stamp your personality into an army you create, and utilise multiple ranges and paint schemes to create a unique force.
But now, the Legion. I picked Black Legion for my force for a very simple reason. I've painted my force as Black Legion, Word Bearers, and Iron Warriors, and even my own renegade warbands. However, I go back to the Black Legion because of the books by ABD. They display exactly what I think the CSM should behave like and act like, I also enjoy the fact I can use all the models and ranges, and have them affiliated with the Black Legion. I also painted my Khorne stuff as the Wrath, so it's pretty damn easy to just say they're Black Legion.
I've amassed a large collection over the years of CSM, and they're in varying forms of paint schemes and state. I'm still purchasing kits now, as I am preparing to start a massive undertaking of painting all of my CSM models to the Black Legion. This will involve stripping, repairing / rebuilding, and painting the miniatures as a unified force. I'm buying kits like Raptors, Possessed and MK3 Iron Armour SM so that I can update my force to a modern standard. and so I can be faithful to the fluff. I have infantry, tanks and daemons that need doing, so this will take some time. The colour scheme I've picked is fairly simple, using a mix of some of my own techniques, and Saint Duncan's WHTV Black Legion paint guide.
So with all that, pictures. And I'll start with....
Yes I know, I've been harping on about Black Legion, but I'm starting with the Dark Imperium DG side. Whilst I am dealing with getting the bits I need to start my BL force so I have everything at once, I'm also clearing out my back log, and I split the box so they were on the pile. These models were started before I chose the Black Legion, otherwise I would've picked a more sympathising scheme to go with the rest of the force. But, I liked the Pre Heresy DG scheme that I didn't really mind, and it works with the models. I enjoyed painting the two squads so far, but there is a ton of detail to deal with. They do pop though when done. Desert bases are what I am going with for my Chaos force as shown, but not with the Nurgles Rot you see on these figures. I will eventually get some more DG, but I need to focus on my projects to build a viable army for all these events I blabbered on about at the beginning.
Here we go: (I do apologise for the quality, I need to get a better set up!)
And what's next? More DI (The characters).
So there we go for now. So, I'll be updating this weekly / bi-weekly depending on progress / work. It's going to get busier as the end of the year draws to a close, but hopefully I'll have some time off in December to sit down and get these guys looking good. After this, it'll be Dark Vengeance (Dark this Dark that...). Let me know what you think, all C&C is appreciated!
And that's all folks. Take care!
Edited by Brother Mayhem, 07 January 2019 - 08:03 PM.