Sunday, 30 December 2012

Night Lords Chaos Space Marines

I've been so busy with recovery and Christmas that my painting has suffered... Finally managed to get a few bits done in last couple of days, and hoping to resume regular service!

Hope all had a good Christmas and that New Year will be enjoyable as well.

Today's update is to show some finished Night Lords marines - these are just a small side project, but have been fun to paint.

So what's next? I have a large Tyranid project that I'm excited about, but also a variety of smaller projects I'm working on - including Predator, Batman and of course more Dark Vengeance....

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Night Lords biker

It has been far too long since I last updated my blog, but some surgery I had done at the end of November has been preoccupying my time... Sadly, painting has been a pretty rare hobby over the last few weeks. After an excellent start to my recovery, the last few days have taken a very bad turn!

Anyway, I have managed to complete a small piece which is intended as a project rather than a full army - a Night Lords Chaos Marine in a bike. The head is from Kromlech's bionic upgrade bits, which I would recommend, and the rest of the model is quite vanilla.

Other than finishing off some small pieces for myself or commission jobs, my next big project will be a Tyranid army. Very excited to get started on that - it'll feature lots of monstrous creatures, which should be great fun to paint and give me a chance to try some new techniques.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Dark Vengeance Chaos Cultists

Today's post is a bit delayed (I've had some surgery this week which has taken it right out of me), but I recently finished some Dark Vengeance Cultists. These are probably for my Night Lords army, which is a personal side project, but I'm still undecided whether they will end up as Alpha Legion....

Overall, the Cultist models are very characterful and great sculpts. They're dripping in detail, but be warned that the "snap fit" nature leaves some large gaps in quite obvious places. For example, on the shoulders there are gaps in the hoods or necks. To get decent results, these really need to be filled with green stuff.

These miniatures also present an interesting decision for colour schemes. They are very mish-mash, and don't even qualify as rag-tag militia. Overall, the palate therefore includes a lot of colour, and the challenge for the army painter will be creating a cohesive unit which meanwhile also appears sufficiently piecemeal...

My favourite cultist - sporting a nice ball and chain weapon:

(And apologies for the awful photos - they were taken before I fixed my lighting situation...)