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Acolyte's Alpha Legion - Sorcerer Lord and Cultists done!

Acolyte Alpha Legion Diary

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Hello! 

 

My name's George, and I'm an alcoho...wait no, wrong addiction. I've been around Warhammer for 15 years or so now, but haven't really played or painted anything seriously since becoming an adult. I'm finally finishing university, figuring out my life etc., and I'm finding that I actually have free time again! 

 

Chaos Space Marines were my first models ever, and the new Chaos release got me really excited to get back into Warhammer properly - I've played 3 games of 8th edition with some Primaris and some Death Guard thanks to Conquest magazine, but I've not been very eager to paint them. These guys on the other hand...

 

I've always been terrible at painting whole armies, and so before I started this diary I decided to get a decent chunk painted first. I'm starting with a 1,000 point army list, probably going up to 2,000 in the end. So the units to build and paint so far are...

 

  • Chaos Lord in Terminator Armour
  • Sorcerer Lord on bike
  • 2x 5 man Chaos Space Marine squads
  • 15 Cultists
  • Helbrute
  • 2 Obliterators
  • 10 Khorne Berserkers

 

Before they disappeared, I got myself a Chaos Start Collecting box, as I wanted some old-school Chaos Space Marines for posterity - and hopefully, to help convert my Berserkers - more on those later. This also got me my Lord, some bits for the Sorcerer and the Helbrute. A box of the new Chaos Space Marines rounded out my initial purchases.

 

So now - painted models! Spoiler because big images.

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Next up is my Sorcerer Lord and my cultists - all built, with the Sorcerer basecoated. For cultists, I wanted a little variety and so I've mixed in a few Guardsmen with Skitari heads - they seemed fitting. We'll see if I can be bothered to green stuff some more details onto them, but I feel like they're good enough now - after all, they are just chod.

 

WIP photos:

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Edited by TheAcolyte, 03 May 2019 - 02:04 AM.

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Looks good man! Just started an AL cell myself, so I'll definitely be keeping tabs on yours for motivational purposes ^_^
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That's a really nice colour on those fellas.


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Just starting with the Alpha Legion too. Loving your work there. What colours did you use?
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Thank you for the kind replies! Just starting on my cultists now, wanted a break from silver trim.

 

Just starting with the Alpha Legion too. Loving your work there. What colours did you use?

 

This video came out on the same day I was debating whether to start Alpha Legion or not. I'm using Stormhost Silver instead of Leadbelcher, and gloss Nuln Oil on the silver instead however. 


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What have you used for the blue? I’m looking at glazing Ahriman blue over silver

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What have you used for the blue? I’m looking at glazing Ahriman blue over silver

 

Base Macragge Blue spray, paint Sotek Green, drybrush Skink Blue, wash Drakenhof Nightshade


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I love that classic Alpha Legion scheme and you've pulled it off really well!


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So, busy preparing for exams, but made some progress! Am kinda excited at this point, getting pretty close to my 1,000 point army being done. I'm hoping to get it done before June - I have my final university exams in a couple of weeks [and on my birthday too, grumble..], but after that I'm free!

 

So, firstly I got my cultists done. Having less detailed models was a nice break after all the silver trim on the Marines. And just now, I finished my Sorcerer Lord - there's little bits on him I might touch up in future, but it's good enough for right-now-Acolyte at least

 

Pictures:

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And so my 1,000 point army is nearing completion! I have allllmost everything I need now to build and paint the full army - just a couple of chainswords and pauldrons to order from the new CSM box. But like last time, I have some WIP photos too.

 

Works in progress:

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Thank you very much for the kind comments you left after the previous update, and I'm sorry it took a while for this one - I'm a student who also struggles to find motivation to paint. Hopefully the fugue of depression will be thrown off after I finish university, and I'll be on this more. 


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Looking good :)

I'd suggest removing the mould lines - especially the one on the Havoc. It's advice I wish someone had given me when I started! :)


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I think your models would look even better with just a simple black base rim. The teal/ blue you are doing is too much and clashes with your paintjob. Black base rim would be a better contrast. 


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I like the teal trim myself, but I might be more used to that, since the standard in my play group is indeed to paint the base rim with a primary color of the army.

Edited by Kite Senet, 10 May 2019 - 12:28 PM.






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