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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:18 am 
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Ulthuans,

Before I became a loyal Assuryian myself, I first fell in love with Daemons of Chaos as my first army. I've been painting for almost five years now so these guys were a blast to paint. While I'm waiting for my new army of High Elves to get here, I'll be finishing up painting this horde of grizzly abominations so that I can actually say "I have a finished and painted army".

Anyways, here's my list for a 1500 pt game for those of you interested in the army itself. (It's always interesting to see how an opposing army is put together. If you ever need help on kicking the tar of a Daemon army, feel free to ask me :) ).

Command/ Heros
Herald of Khorne (General)
Juggernaught of Khorne
*Armour of Khorne*
Pts:165

Herald of Nurgle (Battle Standard Bearer)
Palanquin
*Banner of Sundering*
*Noxious Vapors*
Pts:240

Core
Unit of Khorne Bloodletters (16)
Blood Reaper (Unit Champion)
pts:222

Unit of Plaguebearers (16)
Plague Ridden (Unit Champion)
*Banner of Seeping Decay*
pts:247

Furies (10)
pts:120

Special
Unit of Flesh Hounds of Khorne (5)
pts:175

Seekers of Slaanesh(5)
Unit Champ
*Siren Standard*
pts:157


Rare
Flamers of Tzeentch (5)
pts: 175

total points: 1501 (Close enough, but could remove a model if playing under strict regulations)

Sometimes I do some subbing and such, but this is the general gist of the army.

Here's a progression of what I've done so far:

Anyways, I got some Tamiya Red Clear for my Khorne units. After reading through the codex and looking through some White Dwarves, an illustration of some 'letters emerging really caught my eye. They're glistening with blood and have a distinct sheen to them. So, with this idea, I went forward and applied the concept to my jugger and my 'letters. Let me know what you think. They look much better in person.

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After these shots, I went full steam ahead and took some more pictures as I went to town painting these guys:

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As I stand now, my laptop had recently broke so I gave up taking pictures for a bit and just worked on painting.

Here's a run-down of what I've gotten done since taking anymore pictures:

'Letters and mounted herald are completely done. I'll just need to create an appropriate movement tray for them at the very end.

Plaguebearers are completely done. As for the herald, he turned out much better than I expected. An appropriate movement tray will be in the works.

Flamers have been re-primed and reset. These are my favorite to work with because I love to blend on these models. I should have them done by tonight or on Wednesday. While they are skirmisher units, I will make a tray for them as well that will be nice to put them on for display purposes.

The fleshounds, I have no idea. I primed them and undercoated them with a deep sanguine color (dark brown with a bit of red). I'm a bit puzzled how I will pull these guys off. I was thinking a darker color with brighter scales to them, but I must confess I'm not familiar with painting scales on a creature. I know how I'd do it, it's just a matter of experience. I still haven't decided what I plan on doing for these buggers yet.

I plan on having pictures up soon of this army. I don't have steeds of Slaanesh yet, but I just proxy them. For the time being, my attention has turned to my High Elves, so I plan on just painting up the rest of this army and then moving on to the sons/daughters of Asur.

Any comments and criticism are greatly appreciated. I know these aren't High Elves, but it's something I'm working on.


Cheers!

Jake

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:44 am 
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Couple of questions:

Why are your lesser daemons in groups of 16? is it so you can put the herald in with them (I'm presuming the heralds are on 50 x 50 bases)?

2 units of 5 furies or 1 unit of 10 furies?

A point on the screamers: these are expensive models. Fine if you can afford them. Otherwise, I have seen decent conversions from dark elf cold one knights, using the plastic daemonettes.

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Chracian wrote:
Couple of questions:

Why are your lesser daemons in groups of 16? is it so you can put the herald in with them (I'm presuming the heralds are on 50 x 50 bases)?

That's exactly why I have the numbers the way I do :)


2 units of 5 furies or 1 unit of 10 furies?

I run these guys in two units of 5; I just have the total there for my own reference :)


A point on the screamers: these are expensive models. Fine if you can afford them. Otherwise, I have seen decent conversions from dark elf cold one knights, using the plastic daemonettes.


Tell me about it. I've been looking for cheaper alternatives for these guys without avail. I'm in college so I can't just drop a ton of money on such an expendable unit as these guys are. Thanks for the tip though, I'll look into those conversions :)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:59 pm 
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After my laptop died on me, I was without the ability to upload pictures of my progress of my army. Now, I finally have the ability to put pictures from my camera back up on my computer so here's a tidbit of what I have been working on.

Here's my Nurgle Herald:

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I have more to come, I just ran out of time shooting the entire army and only got a chance to get my herald displayed correctly.

As always, comments and feedback are always appreciated.

Cheers,
Jake

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how did you do the blood on the sword? most realistic blood/gore ive ever seen. (not saying much, havent seen alot)

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Yes! Blood! The blood is a product of Tamiya Clear Red. I found the best way to do blood entirely by accident. I accidentally left some out on my palette a bit too long and it started to get gummy and thick. When I realized how nice my mistake did look, I started blotching and smearing it on my units and their weapons. By allowing it to react more to the air, it looks like it's clotted a bit and thicker. Apply multiple coats to get a darker effect say in the recesses of a sword or whatever :)

I hope this helped!

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Well I decided that my original pictures weren't that good so I went back and reshot them and got the light right as well as the settings for my camera set. I also downloaded GIMP and scaled the pictures and set the levels just right.

Here's some shots of my army so far:

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Very, very close to being all done with this army. Then it's on to my High Elf army!!!

Thanks for looking, and as always, comments and criticism is appreciated!

Cheers,
Jake

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Very impressive. The nurgle daemons, especially the herald, are better than the GW painted ones by a long way. I like the juggers, I was going to paint mine red but opted for bronze instead as I thought it would end up too red, but yours are spot on.

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