I am currently working on completing a Night Lords Kill Team, having just finished Aaron Dembski-Bowden's brilliant Night Lord's trilogy. I have seen plenty of minis online converted to represent the characters from First Claw, but I've decided to create my own characters for this Kill Team, albeit heavily inspired by the characters from the books.
The first is Balakh, 'The Confessor,' leader of my Kill Team. Rules-wise he is armed with a plasma pistol and power maul, the latter represented by a combat knife and a pair of claws welded to his right gauntlet.
I'm using this Kill Team to refine my skills in creating true-scale marines. I think the new Chaos Marine sculpts look great on their own, but compared to Primaris Marines they still seem slightly disproportioned, so my Night Lords will be built using parts from the Cataphractii kit to bulk up their legs and torso. I'm also a big fan of Heresy armour, namely MKIII, so where possible I'll be using that too, specifically on the power pack and gauntlets.
This below image shows what I am aiming for when building true-scale heretic astartes; I want to capture their sheer inhuman size and the bulk of their armour.
These are some photos of Balakh. I have since swapped out his head for a ForgeWorld Night Lords upgrade helm, whilst his left arm holding the knife I've also replaced as I felt it didn't quite fit the sense of motion I was going for with this mini. The straightness of the arm also clashed with the parchment hanging from his pauldron as they followed one another in the same direction.
I'll have new photos of the updated mini uploaded soon, along with some WIP shots of his fellow squad mates.
Also! If anyone is aware of a better way of uploading my photos - currently they come out as rather small on thread itself - and could let me know, that would be a great help. I've seen other threads where the featured images are much larger and don't require you to click on them in order to see the image fully. I'm currently uploading via B&C's own gallery system.
Edited by 6PlusPainting, 05 May 2020 - 02:04 PM.