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Black Hammers Renegades

Chaos Malal

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Hey all,

 

After a substantial hiatus, I've been inspired by the beautiful new Chaos minis to get back into the hobby! I'll be building and painting up a force of one of my renegade Chapters, the Black Hammers - http://www.bolterand...s/#entry5327341

 

I've recently picked up my first squad for the project, a box of the new Chaos TDA, which has tied in perfectly with the start of the ETL, leading to the following vow:

 

I, Lysimachus, rise to the challenge of E TENEBRAE LUX on the side of the Black Hammers Renegade Chapter and to the glory of Malal* and vow to complete a unit of 5 Chaos Terminators of total value 214pts on or before September 1st, 2019. Success will bring me eternal glory and failure will doom me to wear the Badge of the Oathbreaker until the year-end.

 

(Maybe my completed vows should count against the Forum total??? tongue.png)

 

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The squad is built to be fluffy/semi-competitive, with 4 combi-plasmas plus a reaper AC (should complement the plas reasonably well, but more for rule-of-cool!). CC weapons are also meant to be a mix of effective/cool, with 2 chain axes, a chain fist and power fist and a LC on the unit Champ.

 

As a side point, I managed to get one extra combi-plasma bit but had to make two more from my bits box, using the plas attachment from the Tac squad combi-weapon for one and a cut down Sternguard combi-plasma for the other, plus some GS to tie them in. I'm quite happy with how they look next to the original!

 

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I also needed a second chain axe, which again I managed to get the bit, but I wanted to make the two axes a touch more individual. So I trimmed off the rear blade and pommel icon and replaced them with some bits from the power axe from the TDA box, again I'm fairly happy with the look:

 

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Anyway, that's it for now, here's hoping I get on ok with the painting!!! Any and all C+C is always welcome, and thanks for reading!


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@Lysimachus - Great models and conversions, looking good.

 

Edit: Noticed it had been posted in Chaos Space Marines Outpost.


Edited by Machine God, 09 June 2019 - 04:25 AM.

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"Borg to the Max!" "Destroy All Flesh!"
 
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The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.

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Nice start there!

 

The combi-plasma conversions definitely work, as does the chainaxe. I like that you put additional effort in by sculpting some details on the connections, it pays off! Is the head of the champion from the SW terminator kit?


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I am *very* looking forward to seeing some paint on these guys. happy.png

It's good to see the Black Hammers again!

 

Let the Hammers fall! biggrin.png


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Gods above, this is a blast from the past. I remember lurking over your Iron Gods since I started 40k all those years ago. I'm looking forward to what you bring forward with these guys.
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Click here to see my WIP log.

 

New Blog coming soon.

 

 

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Thanks very much guys, I'm really looking forward to working on this project too!

 

@Darnok: Thanks, and yep it's a SW head, though your guess is as good as mine as to which kit? The BH will have a clannish, grimy, barbarian feel so SW and Chaos Marauder heads are part of the plan!

 

@Ace: Cheers mate, now you've got a Queen song that I can't quite remember how it goes running around and around in my head....wallbash.gif biggrin.png

 

@Dredgen: Blimey, that is going back a few years! I still love the Iron Gods, something about them just caught my imagination and still does! I'm sure there are more stories of Talek Varn and his motley crew out there... but in the meantime I'll be doing my usual and writing up some bits and pieces for the Black Hammers!

 

 

Anyway, a progress shot for my first ETL vow:

 

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Base coats on, so doing ok. Eagle eyed (not especially to be fair, he's right there!) viewers will also notice the beginnings of some kitbash work for what might be my second vow...


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Update for the ETL, Vow 1 complete!

 

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and some slightly closer shots:

 

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Oh yeah, those are awesome.

It's the battered and beaten look on the silver that really makes these work.

 

The lack of trophy racks is a nice touch - it subtly shows that the Hammer's aren't quite as Chaos-Devoted as they might look.happy.png


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Great jobs!
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Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
Sisters of Battle+ Fenrisian Beer- Inhibitions- Sanity= Trouble! (Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf)

 

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.


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Cheers guys!

@Ace: Yep, that's exactly what I was thinking re the trophy racks, glad it comes across! The trims are so easy to do, you just undercoat black, dry brush the whole model leadbelcher, and then repaint the inner panels. Very top edges get a highlight of lighter silver, but that's it! Makes doing Chaos so much quicker. (Think it's a technique I've pinched from someone here, but I can't remember where I saw it, but kudos to whoever it was anyway!)





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