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Appoloclypse
06-10-2007, 05:43
I have decided to update my csm, the Sons of Appoloclypse, for the new codex. First I have to say that I am getting ready to move so have most of my armies packed away, including this one.
First up is my paint scheme, big thanks to spacemonkey for some help figureing out what colors to use.
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/Appoloclypse/sons%20of%20appoloclypse/sons4.jpg
Next is my first spawn; front, back, right side(sorta).
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/Appoloclypse/sons%20of%20appoloclypse/IMG_0565.jpg
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/Appoloclypse/sons%20of%20appoloclypse/IMG_0567.jpg
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/Appoloclypse/sons%20of%20appoloclypse/IMG_0566.jpg
C&C welcome.

Appoloclypse
06-10-2007, 05:44
Not that I wanted to double post but I had to to get the left side pic of my spawn in.
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/Appoloclypse/sons%20of%20appoloclypse/IMG_0568.jpg

Appoloclypse
08-10-2007, 02:08
no replies, hmm
well more pics of my spawn
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/Appoloclypse/sons%20of%20appoloclypse/IMG_0570.jpg
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/Appoloclypse/sons%20of%20appoloclypse/IMG_0571.jpg
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/Appoloclypse/sons%20of%20appoloclypse/IMG_0572.jpg
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/Appoloclypse/sons%20of%20appoloclypse/IMG_0573.jpg

spacemonkey
08-10-2007, 02:08
Ooh, spawn. Very gribbly :evilgrin:

Oh, and glad to help.

Xomborg
08-10-2007, 02:55
Needs more cow- I mean spikeyness. Just Kidding.

Looks great, but the color scheme makes me think Imperial Fists Gone Wild! It will be hard to paint, too.

Appoloclypse
08-10-2007, 03:03
Looks great, but the color scheme makes me think Imperial Fists Gone Wild!
That is the point, kind of, a.)the chapter was an Imperial Fist sucsessor, and b.) Apollo was the greek god of the sun, note the first part of the name Appoloclypse

Tehkonrad
08-10-2007, 04:40
Look cool if you do another spawn make it just have heads ;)

Appoloclypse
08-10-2007, 08:24
Look cool if you do another spawn make it just have heads ;)

well i plan on geting another spawn box, though I do have my other spawn from the boxed army asembled.
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/Appoloclypse/sons%20of%20appoloclypse/IMG_0569.jpg
just need to finish painting it.
I did do a lot of yellow on one of my marines to day.
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/Appoloclypse/sons%20of%20appoloclypse/IMG_0588.jpg
Not a very good pic I know but it does show just how bright I want my army to be.

Tehkonrad
08-10-2007, 08:57
verily goodz

Roel?
08-10-2007, 15:17
Bright indeed. I prefer the digital paint scheme example though. It's a more sickly yellow, which fits Chaos best IMHO. You know, hanging out with the bad guys makes you dirty and such. ;-)

Can't wait to see the bright marine finished though.

Appoloclypse
10-10-2007, 08:05
You know, hanging out with the bad guys makes you dirty and such. ;-)
not when you worship tzneentch, he hates nurgle you know, or at least used to. hope to update soon have a game later today, i will be using my black templars. so maybe tomarrow.

hofzinser
10-10-2007, 11:07
Can you explain the origins of the spelling of the army name? Where did it come from?

The_Dark_Raven
10-10-2007, 12:21
i like this a lot, the marine colours would look if watered down and done in a few coats. Do you plan on doing that or will you do three of four highlight like stages?

spacemonkey
10-10-2007, 23:47
Can you explain the origins of the spelling of the army name? Where did it come from?
I can comment on that. The origins of the name come from a day that Appoloclypse and myself were messing around with army color schemes on DoW. We'd come up with some interesting ones for Eldar and Orks, when we came up with this really blazing bright yellow and orange color scheme for Chaos Space Marines. We both thought it was cool enough to warrant a name; so we came with a cross between Apollo (the sun-god, for the sun bright colors :cool: ) and Apocalypse (for the death and destruction Chaos brings :skull: ). Sons of was actually another pun off of the sun part. ;)

Appoloclypse liked the name and the color scheme so much that he repainted a large portion of his IW army to match. Also its obviously where he gets his screen name from as well.

Now as for the particular spelling, reading this might shed some light:
http://www1.freewebs.com/onthefringe/sonsofappoloclypse.htm

Appoloclypse
12-10-2007, 07:56
thank you space monkey.

i like this a lot, the marine colours would look if watered down and done in a few coats. Do you plan on doing that or will you do three of four highlight like stages?

first tank you. that is about 5 coats of paint, including an ink wash, all thinned to about a 3 parts water to 1 part paint.

DonKarst0n
12-10-2007, 09:02
Hmmm the yellow looks a way too thick on the photo. In my experience yellow looks best if you paint it as a kind of final layer. For example:
To get a clean bright yellow you may try this:
vermin brown -> vermin brown + bleached bone (1:1) -> bleached bone for the final highlights.
Then you cover everything in golden yellow (thin layers -maybe two of them) and then add a final highlight of sunburst yellow.
That should give you a nice shining bright yellow.

Daniel36
12-10-2007, 09:36
That is one bright army! Tip: Basecoat your models white instead of black. Makes them brighter still and you don't have to paint on 20 layers just to get an even finish with the colour you have chosen. Because now you are losing a lot of detail by having to put on such thick layers.

Spawn looks nice!

OnnO
12-10-2007, 10:47
Looks good, but as some allready suggested: try to thin the layers of paint.

Yellow is a b*tch to paint, it will take many thin layers to get right and when detailing don't touch the yellow with any other color or you'll be working hours to fix it right...

With marines it might be a good idea to do blacklines with slightly thinned down black ink or watered down chaos black, that gives you some room to "slip" with your other colors.

I really like the scheme, but in the picture the yelow is (IMHO) way to thick and clogging detail.

Appoloclypse
14-10-2007, 04:28
Ok first the yellow is not washing out any detail on the model, that was caused by the flash on my camera. Second, before any one else says to use a white undercoat, I hate using a white undercoat I will only use a white undercoat when the model that I am painting is going to be white, maybe not even then, I hate white undercoats, white washes out the detail when trying to paint especialy on bright colors like yellow. Third thanks for the replies, now I gotta get back to sleep deprivation, uh I mean painting.

Appoloclypse
20-10-2007, 08:13
Well for anyone that still looks at this thread I have a small update.
first I painted my spawns base
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/Appoloclypse/sons%20of%20appoloclypse/IMG_0597.jpg
second started the orange trim on my icon bearer
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/Appoloclypse/sons%20of%20appoloclypse/IMG_0601.jpg
finaly the sons are being reinforced by the black legion, ie. I have started to paint my defiler
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/Appoloclypse/sons%20of%20appoloclypse/IMG_0604.jpg

spacemonkey
20-10-2007, 21:55
Yay, an update! Spawn base looks good. The orange is going to need tidying up but you now get a better idea of how the color scheme as a whole will work.

Appoloclypse
22-10-2007, 06:17
The orange is going to need tidying up but you now get a better idea of how the color scheme as a whole will work.

You of all people should know how much time I have to finish assembling the rest of this army before i have no more time to undercaot with spray paint, and the orange is not even finished yet not bright enough.

spacemonkey
22-10-2007, 21:52
Ah, yes. Winter is approaching fast. The cold does kind of cut down on the ability to use a spray undercoat.

floyd pinkerton
22-10-2007, 22:18
Nice stuff man:)

Maybe a yellow in wash to shade the yellow a bit?

Inquisitor Feldenhaus
22-10-2007, 22:26
A suggestion, how about you use a white primer, it'll help the yellow go on quicker, and none of the details will be obscured, it'll also prevent you from looking lazy by painting some things BL.

spacemonkey
23-10-2007, 00:39
Inquisitor Feldenhaus if you'd read the whole thread you may have noticed the OP's stance on a white undercoat:

Second, before any one else says to use a white undercoat, I hate using a white undercoat I will only use a white undercoat when the model that I am painting is going to be white, maybe not even then, I hate white undercoats, white washes out the detail when trying to paint especialy on bright colors like yellow.

Appoloclypse
26-10-2007, 08:10
it'll also prevent you from looking lazy by painting some things BL.
the black is just helping tone down the yellow and orange paint.

Nice stuff man:)

Maybe a yellow in wash to shade the yellow a bit?

thanks maybe the only problem is that I want my army to be remembered by my oponents as the most blinding army they have ever seen.

Appoloclypse
04-11-2007, 05:08
funny thing happend to me during my move I some how forgot to pack my camera's cord so I cant upload any pics to my computer and to think that I even had some taken.

Appoloclypse
06-11-2007, 22:25
here is a pic of my painting area, have to still under coat most of my chaos dudes. http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/Appoloclypse/IMG_0605.jpgas a side note I will definatly be adding a brass scorpion to my army for apoc games.

Appoloclypse
13-11-2007, 04:19
wow much as I wanted to update at some point this past weekend I was out of state and to sick to even pick up a paint brush, still am unfortunately will have to go into painting over drive once I get over the flu.

Appoloclypse
16-11-2007, 23:31
Well I have an update finaly. I got around to working on two more of my spawn, I did not paint these spacemonkey painted them for me.
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/Appoloclypse/sons%20of%20appoloclypse/IMG_0626.jpg
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/Appoloclypse/sons%20of%20appoloclypse/IMG_0621.jpg

The Laughing God
17-11-2007, 00:01
The spawns look good.

I don't like the color scheme but that's just me. I think it's to bright for chaos, and you picked the wrong undercoat with all the light colors. Which will force you to paint a lot of layers which will make the paint look thick.

But it's your army, if you like it then stick to it.

Good Luck

-The Laughing God-

Appoloclypse
17-11-2007, 04:46
thanks for the support laughing god I know that I have a lot of layers to paint over the black under coat, but the foundation paints realy help reduce the layers. The army is bright for chaos but it is different and that is why I like it, and while I need luck I need an attention span of more that 20 seconds a litle more.

spacemonkey
17-11-2007, 05:23
I did not paint these spacemonkey painted them for me. Ah, yes, these were fun. After painting my own Crimson Fists for awhile I wanted to go a little crazy on colors, so I got to cut loose on these guys. Perhaps I'll add some sort of highlights to the orange one the next time I'm painting over there.

Appoloclypse
19-11-2007, 05:46
Perhaps I'll add some sort of highlights to the orange one the next time I'm painting over there.

Uh you already did unless you plan on highlighting the skin or claws, speaking of skin I did just notice that you missed a spot on that one I would paint it my self but dont have any dark flesh, I think that is the color you used.

spacemonkey
19-11-2007, 05:54
Huh, don't I remember which color I used as a highlight as doesn't show up very well in the picture. Still some touch ups are in order as you say.

Appoloclypse
22-11-2007, 06:57
Look I have actualy done some painting over the weekend, though this is just a taste of what I did you get to see semi-finished son of appoloclypse, semi because I might shade the model some what. on to the pic.
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/Appoloclypse/sons%20of%20appoloclypse/IMG_0689.jpg

bram kuijpers
22-11-2007, 07:17
a black wah can do wonders on the dark and evil models;)

and you might try to add a bit of detail to the helmet

Appoloclypse
26-11-2007, 05:24
@ bram: this army is going to be bright so no black washing to be done here, you have a point on the helmet it is kind of lacking.
any way on to the update.First off I gotta thank spacemonkey for the use of his camera and taking the pics. gotta step up the painting of the sons, I am starting to make progress though. on to the pics, first up is my sorcerer, he is just started.
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/Appoloclypse/sons%20of%20appoloclypse/LittleA.jpg
next up is my nearly finished unit of spawn.
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/Appoloclypse/sons%20of%20appoloclypse/Nearlypaintedspawn.jpg
and finaly my spawn that need a lot of painting.
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/Appoloclypse/sons%20of%20appoloclypse/unpaitedspawn.jpg
for those that have not read the new chaos codex the spawn have to be formed into the smallest number of units, whitch have a max number of 3 spawn, so I have to have 2 units

Nkari
26-11-2007, 15:42
Gah, needs atleast blacklining, and preferably some highlighting to.. otherwise its a striking colour scheme.. =)

Appoloclypse
26-11-2007, 23:08
just a quick update before I leave for work. some more csm that I'm working on.
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/Appoloclypse/sons%20of%20appoloclypse/csms.jpg

spacemonkey
28-11-2007, 05:43
First off I gotta thank spacemonkey for the use of his camera and taking the pics.No problem, I was glad I got to see the army in person last week. Can't wait to see you start painting on those Raptors you've converted. ;)

Appoloclypse
07-12-2007, 08:03
short update, just a look at my insectoid spawn, as a side note I think that this paint scheme would look cool on 'nids or lizardmen, but that is me.
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/Appoloclypse/sons%20of%20appoloclypse/IMG_0707.jpg

Prince Sairion
07-12-2007, 17:14
Yellow and orange for chaos warriors . . . different!

Don't get me wrong, real men DO paint orange, I just never anticipated seeing yellow in combination with it.

I'm thinking the warriors should all have bright yellow back-banners too, just to, well, further emphasise your desire for 'the brightest army ever.'

Appoloclypse
07-12-2007, 21:52
Yellow and orange for chaos warriors . . . different!

Don't get me wrong, real men DO paint orange, I just never anticipated seeing yellow in combination with it.

I'm thinking the warriors should all have bright yellow back-banners too, just to, well, further emphasise your desire for 'the brightest army ever.'

interesting idea, have to think on that.

MiniWargamerDave
08-12-2007, 07:40
Color scheme agreeable. Good work

Appoloclypse
10-12-2007, 06:12
Color scheme agreeable. Good work

thanks, most people don't like the color scheme because it is not dark enough to be chaos.:wtf: since when did gw go out and tell every one that their armies had to conform to everyone's perception of that race/faction.

Appoloclypse
19-12-2007, 11:40
sorry about the lack of updates recently but I have been working on a fast attack entry for a chalange on W.I.P., back to painting the sons though no pics yet but maybe by the holiday.

Appoloclypse
21-12-2007, 05:34
got a pic of my soceror's familar paited and ready to hide behind it's master.
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/Appoloclypse/sons%20of%20appoloclypse/IMG_0709.jpg

Appoloclypse
30-12-2007, 06:39
well just to prove that I have been painting on the sons.
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/Appoloclypse/sons%20of%20appoloclypse/sons.jpg
my nearly finished squad of csm, I still have one flamer to paint, but it needs to be undercoated.
close ups of the squad members thanks to spacemonkey
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/Appoloclypse/sons%20of%20appoloclypse/WIPSons2.jpg
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/Appoloclypse/sons%20of%20appoloclypse/WIPSons3.jpg
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/Appoloclypse/sons%20of%20appoloclypse/WIPSons1.jpg

Appoloclypse
31-12-2007, 02:40
and pics of my purple spawn after painting the base
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/Appoloclypse/sons%20of%20appoloclypse/SpineSpawnFront.jpg
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/Appoloclypse/sons%20of%20appoloclypse/SpineSpawnSide.jpg
I am pleased with the shattered glass effect on the base.

Khorghan
31-12-2007, 02:58
Im not a fan of the colour scheme, orange doesent provide a good contrast against yellow. your paint looks too thick, thin your paint a little more and if thats how thick it has to be with the process that your using to cover the black undercoat you might want to re-think it, perhaps using a white undercoat and using inks to create the yellow?

Appoloclypse
14-01-2008, 08:28
finaly got around to finishing off my green spawn the other day.
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u74/Appoloclypse/sons%20of%20appoloclypse/IMG_0790.jpg
now I only have one spawn left to paint, I'm so sad.
and to everyone that has or wants to tell me to thin my paints I have a question, should I paint with water? I only ask because that is basicly my next option.

spacemonkey
15-01-2008, 04:19
The green on that spawn turned out great. So what other models are you working on next?

Appoloclypse
19-01-2008, 07:06
The green on that spawn turned out great. So what other models are you working on next?

My last spawn, though I'm not realy sure about the color I used on it right now, might get some pics of it up soon.

spacemonkey
21-01-2008, 07:20
Ah, the tentacle spawn. Ought to be interesting. Any more progress on the rank and file Chaos Space Marines?

Appoloclypse
25-01-2008, 12:58
nope no more progress on the rank and file, gotta wait for the temp to raise so I can finish spraying. and I realy need to start getting up before 4:30pm to get much of any painting done, and besides I have to finish that special project.

Appoloclypse
15-03-2008, 12:12
well despite the lack of updates this log is still alive though it will be on hold for a while, I have just started working alot of over time, wich happens every year about this time.

Appoloclypse
02-06-2008, 06:50
Well I just realized that since i haven't been updating my threads i have been getting a lot more done so I am closing this thread now, sorry to anyone that was following this or another thread of mine.