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That warpsmith is impressive for one day! Great work painting it with all the hidden details and subassemblies.
That sweet metal daemon prince has always escaped my grasp, really dislike the new(old) plastic one too. Horns look fine (from this angle)
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That warpsmith is impressive for one day! Great work painting it with all the hidden details and subassemblies.
That sweet metal daemon prince has always escaped my grasp, really dislike the new(old) plastic one too. Horns look fine (from this angle)

Thanks again Syrakul.  I'm very pleased with the Warpsmith.  There are a few bits that I'd go back to maybe and I will give him a bigger base, but, yeah it feels good to do that in just 24 hours.  I have to agree with you on the plastic daemon prince.  I'd like to see what they could do now if they re-did it.

 

I have finally finished the Dark Apostle.

 

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Really pleased to finally get this guy painted after starting him in June.  The inside of the cloak was giving me problems.  Doing Cypher helped quite a bit and I think the cloak, both inside and out has come out quite well.  I'm also still pleased with the conversion, which is seemingly quite simple but involved swapping the right hand to the left.  It also took a bit of time to get the bolt pistol right.

 

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Here he is with his Dark Disciples.

 

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Here is all the Word Bearers together.  I decided to paint all the base rims black, rather than grey, as I think it looks better.

 

I am intending to do a bit of a review of the last year, but I think that will wait until tomorrow.


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My Chaos blog - 2020: Models fully painted = 61, bases painted = 55, New models bought = 91. I'm on instagram! - @give_me_a_d
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Fine works.
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My god those cataphractii look like shiny eye candy, really nice red and mettalics, very clean and smooth
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Great job on the face and skin tone of that Apostle there. Very well done.
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Fine works.

 

Thanks very much Bjorn.

 

My god those cataphractii look like shiny eye candy, really nice red and mettalics, very clean and smooth

 

Thanks Syrakul.  The terminators are possibly my favourite unit I painted in 2020, partly because they were dead easy to paint.

 

Great job on the face and skin tone of that Apostle there. Very well done.

Thank you K0rtmer.  I really feel like I struggle with human faces so I'm very pleased with how this one turned out.

 

Time for a bit of a review of 2020.

 

We all know that 2020 was rubbish in real life, and that's putting it politely.  Hobby-wise though I think for me and many others it was the most productive year ever.  So lets get into it!

Back at the end of 2019 (which seems so long ago now) I came up with a few hobby goals/ challenges for the year ahead:

 

1.  Paint more models than I buy new ones

 

2.  Modify, convert or kit-bash every model

 

3.  Take opportunities to do hobby stuff

 

For number 1 I ended up painting 61 models an I also completed/re-did the bases for 55.  I picked up several copies of the Mortal Realms magazine early in the year which pushed up the models purchased count and I ended up having bought 91 models.  I count this as a reasonable result.  If I take this forward I'll have to think about what I buy more carefully as I don't have any more daemons that need basing.  Still, all together it looks pretty impressive -

 

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For number 2 I did do a good number of conversions of chaos cultists including the leader of the traitor guard unit.  I did some minor modifications to several models including the contemptor dread and the venomcrawler.  However, I did leave some models as they are.  Again I think this is a reasonable result.

 

Number 3 was rather vague and I think I was thinking that I would do more hobby with others.  I ended up doing a load of hobby but obviously world events meant this was solo or virtual.  I feel like I finished the year on a positive note when I took part in the Boxing Day Challenge.  I count this as my strongest result, but not quite how I imagined.  A particular highlight was when my Feculent Gnarlmaw was shown on the Hobby Roundup -

 

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Looking foward

 

I think I will stick with the 3 hobby goals I had for 2020 as I think they continue to be worthy goals.  In terms of the models I'd like to tackle this year I really want to get stuck in to my Death Guard and the new codex will help I'm sure.  I would also like to get more of the Betrayal at Calth box completed, which includes the Cataphractii armoured captain and the mark IV marines.  I got an additional box of marines, but was disappointed that they don't come with the same transfers.  However, I have since got several sheets so will be able to do them all as Word Bearers.  I've got some plans for some Nurgle cultists and some more generic Chaos cultists.  Other than that I'm sure I'll continue to pull old models out of the many boxes in my hobby room.

 

For now I'm starting with the metal daemon prince I showed recently.

 

I'd like to thank everyone who has commented on or liked my hobby output over the last year, it's been great to get feedback.  I'll finish up by saying that I hope 2021 brings you all some great hobby moments!


My Chaos blog - 2020: Models fully painted = 61, bases painted = 55, New models bought = 91. I'm on instagram! - @give_me_a_d
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So about those chaos cultists...

 

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Here are the first three of a new unit of cultists.  This idea is taken from a post on Warhammer Community from about April 2020.  They used Sicarian stubcarbines to give the Arco-flagallants the appropriate weaponry, but as I don't have that set and you only get 5 in a box (as far as I can tell) I went with something else.  I'm using cut down guns from the Skitarii set.  The WarComm article suggested adding spikes 'cos spikes = chaos', but I think I'm going to leave them as they are.

 

Thinking about using a Negavolt cultist for either/both a champion or flamer guy.  The negavolt cultist is slightly beefier and the coils on their back could be swapped for flamer tanks.  I have a Escher flamer that I'm thinking of using, so I'll have a little play around to see if that could work.

 

The Daemon Prince is coming along, just about there with the armour trim.  I've decided to go with a generally red and gold/brass colour scheme, taking inspiration from artwork in the old 2002(?) codex.


My Chaos blog - 2020: Models fully painted = 61, bases painted = 55, New models bought = 91. I'm on instagram! - @give_me_a_d
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That is some dedication for cultists! Yep doesn't need to be spikes but in their case I would think removing more is a good thing, like their number tags, then maybe replace with painted on brands on their flesh.
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That is some dedication for cultists! Yep doesn't need to be spikes but in their case I would think removing more is a good thing, like their number tags, then maybe replace with painted on brands on their flesh.

Hi Syrakul, thanks.  I've decided to take the number tags off as they are quite distinctive.  I have the base colours going down on the first 5 now and I might get them finished quite soon.

 

In other news my daemon prince is coming along.  I've got the main edging done and the base colour for the armour.  Going to move onto the various bone details now.

 

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My Chaos blog - 2020: Models fully painted = 61, bases painted = 55, New models bought = 91. I'm on instagram! - @give_me_a_d
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Cultists are looking great. I'd maybe replace some feet with some less-than-desirable prosthetics and their dogtags as mentioned previously? I think cutting off identifiable limbs seems to help the "disposable-ness" of cultists a lot. 


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