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Night Lords Chaos WIP

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Hi all, I'm a long time lurker, first time poster on here.

 

I'm starting a new project, trying to finish a Night Lords army after just finishing reading the first book in the Night Lords series (and being a fan of the Night Lords from the 30k books).

 

I'm posting here as I'm kinda doing this as a secret project, I don't want any of my friends I play against to know anything about these Night Lords until they hit the board in their fully painted gory glory!  But I still want to get some feedback as I'm going, so thought why not post them up on here?

 

I've started out by doing a single terminator:

 

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Its my first time painting anything like the lightning on Night Lords' armour, so hopefully it'll start looking better as I get more practice in.  I'm also trying to go for a trench/no man's land style for the bases as I know one of the armies my Night Lords will be facing will be a Krieg army.

 

So yeah, any comments or tips would be appreciated!


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First off: Welcome to the B&C!

 

Secondly: You're clearly off to a great start if that lone Terminator is any indication :yes: The lightning, which is honestly the hardest thing about the Night Lords scheme, looks very well-done.



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Fantastic work! I think the base would look better if the trim were black - the brown just sort of merges into the actual base/gold of the armour, imo - but there's really nothing to criticize, the paintjob is fantastic. Love the legion symbol tramp stamp. :P


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Looking good!! 


Maybe you could model TWC-sized "were-templars" who's inner Templar took over in the fury of battle transforming them into a giant half man - half templar?

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Credit to Julie Hang for the profile picture. @juliehangart on Instagram.

 

 

 


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Its taken me much longer than I thought, but I've managed to paint up the rest of the squad.  I've tried changing the base colour over to black and I think its kinda helped.  Once again, any comments/criticisms/tips will be appreciated.
 
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With this one I've tried to do some lightning on his face as well.  At some point I want to paint some skull imagery onto the helmets, but I'll probably leave that to the 'normal' chaos marines.  I also like the idea that this one has just chain fisted the guy on his base and is now turning his attention and his bolter to some guys a bit further away.

 

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This guy had some spodgy bits on his base where the mud didn't cover properly, so I thought I'd fill them in with some green goo, probably some kind of chemical weapon launched into no-man's land to try to keep the forces of Chaos at bay... not that terminators care about that in the slightest.  Also the arm and shovel has me envisioning a lone Krieg soldier charging the terminator, shovel drawn, and getting blown to bits from a blow from the powerfist.

 

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The squad heavy flamer.  I'm quite happy with the lightning on this guy, especially the small bit on his flamer.  Given him a Ultramarine helmet on his trophy rack as I frequently face Ultramarines, so clearly this guy must be a veteran at killing them.

 

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Finally the combi-melta guy (as you may be able to tell, I've gone for a variety of weapons, rather than something more optimal).  I'm quite pleased with how I've done the White Scar helmet on his rack, was worried I'd mess up the white when it came to putting that red on it.  With his base I've tried to make it look like his walking on some wooden planking, but the weight of his armour has caused his feet to just go straight through the wood.  Not sure how well that's come across.  Also I was disappointed I couldn't get my hands on a Krieg lasgun, so had to make do with this one from my Guard regiment (A couple of heads on some of the other racks are from this regiment as well).

 
All Terminators

Finally a group shot of all five together!


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The lightning effects on these guys really stand out; they look like they're always crackling with electricity. Love it!



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Leaders

 

These two have just come in, so will be next up to be painted.  A Night Lord Chaos Lord (a beautiful mini from Artel "W" Miniatures, always liked the look of this guy and he's one of the reasons I chose to start this project), as well as a normal chaos sorcerer with a Night Lord winged helmet.  I've never really been a fan of the new plastic sorcerer's bare head.

 

The only issue I have now is that I didn't realise the new sorcerer was on a bigger base and I'd already stuck the lord to his base before realising.  Is this going to be a problem going forwards?  By which I mean will it look weird more than any actual game-play issues.


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Great looking stuff
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Looking great so far, great basework as well. thumbsup.gif

 

I would suggest making the brightest lines within the lightning bolts - a bit smaller.

 

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