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Elazar The Glorified
29-07-2008, 15:59
~ The Devotees Of Elazar ~

“Rejoice,” he told me, “for I am Elazar.” For his fell deed Slaanesh gave the gift of immortality. He was elevated to Daemonhood and I stood in awe for I had witnessed the birth of the death of man. He rose into the sky on feathered wings, radiant, more glorious than the sun, it’s light paling in the Daemon’s aura. His harmonious voice filled the skies as he spoke to me then. My heartbeat froze, desperate not to besmirch the wondrous sound with its crude thudding.
“I am temptation, I am vanity. I am the voice that says yes when all other say no. I am the dark ambition that broods at the core of every man. I am your salvation and I am your doom. Love me or fear me, it matters not, you will be my slave.”

The mad writings of Rumpolt Staudinger who impossibly claims to have been present at the massacre at the Hospice for the Insane at Sensfeld. Staudinger’s insanity is matched only by his heresy. May this document provide further proof against him in his ongoing trial and may Sigmar’s righteous fires free him from his ravings!
- Witch Hunter Aldebrandt Veit


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Elazar The Glorified is a Daemon Prince of Slaanesh. Such is his standing in the eyes of Slaanesh and indeed his arrogance that he is worshipped by many as a god in his own right. In the far north the Diatchi worship him in part as a proxy for Slaanesh but in part as a separate deity. The Diatchi are a collection of tribes of predominantly Kurgan stock, the tribes exist in a state of war with eachother but at times a High Zar is able to bring the lower Zar's of the tribes into line and lead them to war all the while the Daemon Prince watches over his Glorious Host...
The followers of Elazar are not confined to just the northern tribes. In the darkest depths of the forests of the Old World an ascending Beastlord is starting to gather the rival herds in the name of the Daemon.
And worse still in the heart of the Empire's cities the Cult of Elazar continues to attract more followers.


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http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/9930/dsc01215c.jpg

Harkaitz - The Herald of Elazar, Bearer of The Glorious Standard


This project log has gotten quite long now. Also a lot has changed since I first started it and I think that to see the progress of the more current Devotees of Elazar you'd be best starting a bit further on such as here (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3262971#post3262971). However please feel free to browse the lot if you have the time and inclination!

Nightsword
29-07-2008, 18:22
Ground breaking or not, it sounds very interesting. I've had a similar idea before about kitbashing the bloodletter kits and marauder kits together, but warriors sounds good. Pics ASAP!

Elazar The Glorified
30-07-2008, 15:24
~Original Post ~

I've already modelled a unit of 10 Chaos Warriors (Chosen, at least until the new releases!). I decided I wanted them to carry two handed weapons and specifically swords. I used the Hellblades from the new Bloodletters pastics to make these weapons and filled or filed the Khornate symbols on the hilts. To make the warriors carry the blades with both hands I had to do a lot of cutting and then a lot of sculpting. I cut the hands off of the Warrior arms and then cut the weapons from them. I sculpted new arms to hold the sword infront two handed in front of the warriors. Because of the way the plastic warriors are sculpted I had to cover up the original forearms that are a part of the torso piece. I did this by extending their cloaks round their shoulders with green stuff.

I'll be honest, I'm not particulary experienced with using modelling putty so they're nothing ground breaking.

-Pics to follow-

I'm afraid the pictures aren't great. They are all undercoated and I've started base coating them. 1 is almost finished. Decided to go for bleached bone coloured armour on these. I'm thinking of adding veins to the armour as these guys are chosen and it's a part of them. Probably in a nice Slaaneshi purple.

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2739/dsc00143qp3.jpg

Elazar The Glorified
30-07-2008, 15:42
My Aspiring Champion - Amador.
He will go with either the warriors or a unit of Marauders depending. I wanted him to carry a great weapon but something that would allow him the extra attacks on his profile etc. for being an Aspiring Champion. So I decided on a Darth Maul-esque double bladed weapon. I've undercoated him but want to add a bit more to make him a little more unique and make him stand out as one of Elazar's chosen few.

http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/1451/dsc00148qf6.jpg

Malorian
30-07-2008, 15:49
Those look great. Very impressive.

Elazar The Glorified
30-07-2008, 15:50
Done lots of work on Zorion The Resplendent so far. Decided to use a Carnosaur for his Daemonic Mount, Gentza. I plan on adding some chains and a few other small details yet but for the most part the model itself is complete just need to finish painting it.
I really hate the skull helmet on the Warrior sprue normally but decided one night that I wanted to add the Chaos star banner top to the helmet. I was thinking of religious art where Jesus, Angels and saints etc have a sun like halo behind their heads in paintings and decided a chaos star would be appropriate for a kind of chaos anti-christ and then the idea went from there.
Will post more (and hopefully better quality) pictures soon.

http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/4370/dsc00152pr7.jpg
http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/5986/dsc00151uq0.jpg

Elazar The Glorified
30-07-2008, 15:51
Those look great. Very impressive.

Thanks, glad you like them

Nightsword
30-07-2008, 17:58
Hey, check out reik's log for a similar thing, he converted his warriors too:

http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=123171&highlight=chaos

I have to say Im so keen on Zorian's head, mainly because it seems to big for the slaaneshi body IMO. Amador looks good though.

And are you undercoating your models by hand? Get a spray man its quicker!

Elazar The Glorified
31-07-2008, 09:55
Hey, check out reik's log for a similar thing, he converted his warriors too:

http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=123171&highlight=chaos

I have to say Im so keen on Zorian's head, mainly because it seems to big for the slaaneshi body IMO. Amador looks good though.

And are you undercoating your models by hand? Get a spray man its quicker!

Thanks for the link, had a look through and see what you mean.

That would be my only slight concern with Zorion is that the head is maybe a little bit too big but by the same token I kind of like it as well because the helmet is meant to have been Elazar The Daemon Prince's before he was made mortal and so was never made to fit Zorion but now that he wears it it's a part of him and he can't eat etc so he has thinned out or something. Dunno, thanks for the comments.

Yeah I really like Amador, still want to add something to make him a little more Champion-like.

Yeah, I want to get a spray gun or some such for the next batch of warriors etc so I can get them painted up much quicker but wanted to do this unit by hand as they were intended to be chosen warriors. However, judging by the rumours threads there'll be new minis for them that'll look much meaner so will have to do some work with them when they come out! :)

Elazar The Glorified
06-08-2008, 12:27
I've finished painting Zorion now and I'll try and update the pictures tomorrow if I can. I've started putting together a Chaos Giant, so far I've gone for the standard Chaos Giant parts but might add some more detail in Green Stuff after. But for the most part I want it to be the paintjob that makes it unique. I think I'm going to cover him in tribal tattoos and maybe add some piercings and jewellery to make him a little more Slaaneshi.

Garanaul the Black
11-08-2008, 20:50
I like where this is going, keep up the good work!

*subscribes*


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Elazar The Glorified
13-08-2008, 13:37
I like where this is going, keep up the good work!

*subscribes*


G

Thanks!

I'm afraid I haven't been able to post any more pictures yet, re-jigging my ISP at home so don't have access at home at the minute but hope to get this sorted to get pictures updated at the weekend!

Elazar The Glorified
25-08-2008, 19:26
Gotten my home internet connection sorted and been on holiday and now can finally post an update!

Here's Zorion. Quite pleased with this. I'm still debating whether to add some horns to the Carnosaur and maybe attach the chains to these, although I feel that might be a little too 'add spikes and horns for chaos'. What does everybody else think?

http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/5254/dsc00314ec2.jpg
http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/2804/dsc00311cn1.jpg

Elazar The Glorified
25-08-2008, 19:42
These are the latest pics of Amador. I plan on him being something of a challenge monster and the hard hitter in a unit of Marauders. He's going to wear the Armour of Damnation most likely to make him fairly hard to kill.

The armour is base coated in Khemri brown and then gets a coat of Bleached Bone, this gets a couple of washes of Gryphonne Sepia before being highlighted with Bleached Bone again.

The fur on the cloaks was base coated in black then drybrushed Fortress Grey, with a light drybrush of Space Wolves Grey before a thin of wash of Hormagaunt Purple.

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/3259/dsc00323qm9.jpg
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/9562/dsc00316cl0.jpg
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/8109/dsc00315uy7.jpg

Elazar The Glorified
25-08-2008, 20:03
This is Neron. The Halberd comes from the Mounted Champion of Slaanesh and the shield from the Slaaneshi champion on foot. The horns on his helmet and the spikes on his back are yet more pieces from the Khorne Bloodletters plastics.

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/8561/dsc00318dt9.jpg
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/8333/dsc00319ny1.jpg
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/3637/dsc00320fh7.jpg

Nightsword
25-08-2008, 20:27
Nice work mate. Looking good, keep going.

EDIT: Right, some real comment. Praise is all motivational and all, but it don't help you improve. IMO, the figures need a deeper contrast. taking Amador as an example, his armour is very flat. There's no highlights or shading visible in the pics. Edging works well on armoured models like Chaos Warriors, but is not to everyones taste. An edge of khaki or bleached would however, increase the dramatic nature of the model easily, and since its named, it should be extravegent. Either that or try blending from a dark colour at the top of the plate through to a lighest colour, with the colours you have now as the mid tone.

There is perhaps another problem I'm having. They don't look to me like champions, more chosen warriors with extensive conversions. There is a knack to creating a hero-esque model, and it becomes an art form when its done seemlessly. A whole unit of these would look fantastic, rivalling even Reiks, but since you already have converted warriors as well, you need something more for you heroes. First thing I'd suggest is using a bare head, not helmeted. Straight away you can achieve visual impact with a great looking expression. Neron's pose is great, but add a well painted face and you get character. Hope this helps.

Elazar The Glorified
29-08-2008, 11:23
Hi Nightsword, thanks for your comments. I really appreciate you taking the time for a real critique because as you say, my painting will never improve without it. I agree on the shading, I have been looking over the models the last few days I definitely agree they are too flat so will be working on that. I think blending suits my tastes more than edging but like you say would look particularly striking on named models.

As for the models not looking like champions this is something I whole-heartedly agree on. It's been bugging me all through painting them that there isn't that extra something to them. I'm thinking of maybe using those two as unit champions instead. The current Neron championing the current warriors with the model for Amador moving to a unit of Warriors with two hand weapons which might look cool. Then I can remodel more characterful minis for Amador and Neron.

I'll get to work on that over the weekend and post an update again soon!

Nightsword
29-08-2008, 17:16
Look forward to it mate :) I think using them as unit champions is a great idea, and I can't wait to see what you'll come with for the new heroes. How about using the 40K commander kit as a basis? I've always wanted to do that. Strip it of its 40k-ness, add a big sword and shield, and bam, a unique hero for your army.

Good luck mate.

Elazar The Glorified
30-08-2008, 23:18
Quite like the idea of the 40k lord stripped down. Might have to do something with that. Waiting on a couple of ebay bids to put together something else that I'll hopefully be able to start work on and get posted up ASAP!

Elazar The Glorified
04-09-2008, 21:33
Here's a pic of my dining room table. As you'll see, quite a few WIPs, and a WMD WIP there as well in my giant! Got plenty of Marauders to be getting on with, as well as a couple of sorcerors and their familiars and also a new Exalted Champion for my army with a little bit more of a 'heroic' aura to him. I've decided that he'll be taking over as the army general when he's finished as he'll travel on foot with the main block of troops whilst Zorion and the likes bomb forward at break neck speed to make a mess of their enemies.

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/464/dsc00329nd2.jpg

Nightsword
04-09-2008, 23:14
new Exalted Champion for my army with a little bit more of a 'heroic' aura to him

Tease :D

Lots of stuff to be doing Elazar *chop chop*

Elazar The Glorified
06-09-2008, 08:54
Ok, here's a sneak peak of my WIP Exalted Champion / Lord, put him together with blu-tak so you could get an idea. Need to get some more modelling putty today so I can move forward with him.

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/1558/dsc00335fp3.jpg
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/9813/dsc00334mz7.jpg
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/9441/dsc00332ld6.jpg

Reik
06-09-2008, 10:07
Hi there. I really like the path you have chosen with your conversions and army style. I particularly like Zorion and exalted champion very nice conversions. Keep it up and may further modeling give you plenty of pleasure;)
cheers

Nightsword
06-09-2008, 14:26
Now that's what I'm talking about! One or two suggestions though. If you can, take a look in the new WD, at artwork of the slaaneshi warriors on page 10 and notice how the champion is holding the flail more in the middle than at the end. That is how I would model it if it were me, and I know your skills are good enough to replicate that. The choice of head is good, though I'd be inclined to try and sink it in a little more, trying to have it looking across the battlefield, rather than at the sky. I know it's only blutacked, but it's a great use of the two kits. Well done.

Elazar The Glorified
06-09-2008, 16:44
Thanks Reik, glad you like them.

Hi Nightsword, yeah, the head will be more sunken so he can be looking across the battlefield as you say just the effect of the blu-tack that.
Since I've posted the pics I've modified the flail as I noticed looking at the middle of the 2 pictures that the portion above his hand looked far too long so I have shortened that and tried to add more below the hand although there's very little room on that side of his hand with the posture of the model but it looks a lot better positioned and proportioned now.
If the weather gets itself sorted out I'll be taking him out to get him undercoated and then can start painting him.

Elazar The Glorified
17-09-2008, 01:07
*

Neron spat at the ground, disgusted with himself. He'd followed that weakling Archaon. He'd seen the Gods turn their backs on the Everchosen and their glorious war had come to an abrupt halt. Now here he was making an inglorious retreat back north leading a handful of the tribesmen he'd led south for the promise of slaughter and rapine.

They'd marched for days and the grasslands had given way to tundra and the tundra had given way to the barren lifeless Chaos wastes. To start with their retreat had been greatly hindered by outriders and then by rival tribes still spoiling for war. Neron and his men had quickly dispatched all who stood in their way and offered up their souls to the Gods. In the distance Neron spied a lone building. Even from this distance he could make out the ornate decoration that adorned the strange building and new it at once to be a shrine.

He brought his men to a halt once they grew closer to the shrine and made the last small part of the trek alone. A breeze seemed to issue from the black engulfing portal of the shrine and the breeze carried dark whispers that prickled at Neron's ears. The archway was lavishly decorated with golden scrollwork and crude drawings on the walls, penned in dried blood, depicted writhing humans, presided over by a winged beast.

'Neron!' The whispers rose to a nerve shattering crescendo and then ceased. The blackness seemed to beckon Neron into it and his legs carried him in despite his doubting mind. The darkness engulfed him and his stomach lurched as if he'd been launched from his feet yet they stood on a floor of rounded stones. A very dim light rose around Neron and he could make out the floor around him and see the far wall about three paces away from him.

'Neron The Destroyer. Great Debaucher. Neron The Refulgent One,' came a harsh hissing voice.
'I am Neron. Who addresses me?'
'I know Neron. His path is clear to me. Great and terrible he might be. Foolishness and weakness are the paths he frequents for now.'
'Who addresses me!' bellowed Neron into the darkness as it seemed to grow around him once more.
'I am Glorious He,' the voice answered sharply.
'What do you want of me?'
'An answer,' the voice responded.
'What is your question?' Neron's agitation edging his words.
'Why did you follow the Jester, the Fool, the so called Everchosen?'
'It was the will of the Gods.' Neron answered flatly. He span around slowly trying to identify the source of the voice as it spoke to him once more.
'You know nothing of the Gods' will. The Fool was doomed to failure. Not a one of the Gods would share the spoils of war. My sweet father, my sweet mother would never bless such a being as he.'
'Tell me creature, what do you know of the Gods?' Neron felt a great force of static energy descend on him and he fell to his knees.
'Kneel!' The whisper rose to a roar then quickly receded back to a hiss. 'I can tell you all if you swear your soul to me wonderful Neron. I am Elazar, beloved of Shornaal. Glorified servant of Slaanesh. I can grant you powers your mind can't imagine. Show you things your eyes will not believe. You will feel sensations beyond your most depraved dreaming. Men and women will fall at your feet in awe and love. All you need to do is swear yourself to me.'
The static energy coursed through Neron's muscles and bones sending him into agonising spasms and he screamed tortured screams he never thought his body capable of. Harsh laughter filled the air and the spasms intensified. He heard movement, chitinous claws scratched at his skin but his eyes couldn't locate them.
'I swear,' Neron screamed between the wracking spasms. 'I'm yours.'
A hissed roar greeted him from the dark as a great winged beast stepped into the light and knocked him unconscious with a graceful swipe of a crab like clawed hand...


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And this is Neron, got a little bit of tidying up to do but you get the idea.

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/191/dsc00342gv9.jpg http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/9388/dsc00345vx3.jpg http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/8264/dsc00344km2.jpg

Elazar The Glorified
20-09-2008, 22:27
Instead of finishing painting my unit of Warriors, improving Zorion or any of the other of the myriad sub-projects within my Warriors of Chaos army I've been putting together my first unit of Marauders of Chaos. They're equipped with great weapons (you might now have started to notice I have something of a love of great weapon wielding units). They all need a lot of work yet with plenty of putty needed on the necks for their helmets and to tidy them up but I'm pleased with how they're coming along so I thought I'd post some pics of the front rank.

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/3619/dsc00356ux1.jpg

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/7901/dsc00357mg1.jpg http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/6/dsc00358xh0.jpg

The unit Champion Zigor on his own. Still want to add some more detail to him when I get started with the putty!
http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/5034/dsc00360xo5.jpg

Nightsword
21-09-2008, 14:54
Neron is looking very good. With some highlights and a little more shading this could be spectacular. For example, you could use some shading on the shield around the edges where the flat bit meets the trim, almost like lining. Both colours you are using are fairly pale and similar in tone, so a lining will help differentiate the two from each other a bit better.

Marauders look very cool, it's not often you see someone combine those 2 kits together very well, at least in my opinion anyway. I bet you can't way for the new sprue? ;)

Saulot
21-09-2008, 15:08
Very impressive conversions! I love the look to this army!!! Very unique and subtle take on Slaanesh!

*subscribing*

zigoR
21-09-2008, 15:09
The unit Champion Zigor on his own. Still want to add some more detail to him when I get started with the putty!
http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/5034/dsc00360xo5.jpg



ahhhh... THAT's ME :D

Monsterzonk
21-09-2008, 15:10
Man, the fluff is really cool! Great writing! And I love how you converted Harry. Consider me subscribed.

Cheers,
Monsterzonk :skull:

Elazar The Glorified
21-09-2008, 20:57
Nightsword: I want to go back and do some more highlighting and shading on Neron to make him look more complete. Just giving it a few days so I don't have quite the same fear of ruining it that set in when I was painting him!

Glad you like the Marauders. And yes, I'm waiting very very impatiently for all the new plastic goodies so I can go wild. Already have a few ideas for a unit of Chosen combining a lot of the plastic kits (my Greatsword Warriors are going to be just 'regular' warriors) as I'm not a massive fan of the new chosen minis.

Saulot: Thanks, I really wanted my army to be unique but in a subtle way and bashing the plastic kits has helped achieve that so far. Also, I'm glad you appreciate the subtle Slaaneshi vibe. I've always loved Slaanesh for the fluff and in particular the side of Slaanesh that appeals to leaders of men who wish to inspire awe in their minions. Always seen Slaanesh as being the God of Lust, Pride and Vanity and preferred to go more with the last two themes as the first is very much over done (although still an integral part)

Zigor: Not often you get a post from the mini you've just put together! Hope you like your representative in my army then!

Monsterzonk: Thanks, I do a lot of writing in my non-warhammer allocated spare time but find Warhammer crossing into my writing more often than not so enjoyed writing a little snippet of fluff for Neron. I'm glad you like the Harry conversion. It took a lot of willpower once I'd bought the figure and had planned what I was doing not to wuss out and just make Harry the Hammer. It felt a little like blasphemy being as he's such an awesome mini.


Right, now for an update. I'm working on my first Sorceror of Chaos. Picked him up for £3 on ebay.

http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/453/dsc00364ab0.jpg

50 points to the first person to tell me the name of this classic mini.
My problem with him is, he's a little on the small side in comparison to the rest of the army. Whilst I don't want him to look physically imposing I do want him to look magically imposing. So I'm thinking of something to do with his base so that he is truly looking down on those around him. Anybody have any ideas? Maybe a fire-surfing base or some such? I could just make him taller but that seems like such a boring solution!

P.S. I love the pose of this mini, very Darth Vader: 'I find your lack of faith disturbing'

Nightsword
21-09-2008, 23:18
Perhaps a disc, or the floating stones like in the High Elf wizards kits? Slate makes a good base, that'd make him taller. No idea what he's called, so I will call him Zargoid.

Here's a tutorial for painting red cloth if your interested:

http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47550&page=4 Post #65

Erazmus_M_Wattle
22-09-2008, 02:11
I love what you're doing with your Slaaneshi army. As a fellow Slaanesh player I feel inspired by you. Neron is a great model. Its a fairly simple conversion but very effective. I had also considered doing Marauders the way you have and now that I have seen yours I definitely will. Good Work.

Reik
22-09-2008, 20:36
Zigor looks great really nice subtle yet very effective conversion, I really like how your great weapon fetish is motivating your conversions:D Those marauders are ace:D Nightsword idea with stones combined with some magic fire/Slaaneshi eruption would look nice IMHO:D I don't know yet whats his name but you've got 50 pts from me for using a golden oldie:D

LION
22-09-2008, 21:53
Great Sorcer...what about a small zephar style cloud?:)

Elazar The Glorified
22-09-2008, 22:58
Nightsword: Thanks for the tutorial, will come in handy.

Erazmus: Thanks, glad you find my army inspiring. Let me know if you post yours up on Warseer and I'll be sure to have a look!

Reik: Thank you for your comments. I absolutely love your chaos army so far so any praise from you is greatly received! Yep, the Great Weapon fetish definitely keeps me busy. I think the main reason I like Great Weapons is because none of the Chaos plastics have a great weapon option as standard (althought the new sprue will change that slightly) so it takes a little work and allows me to make my army slightly more unique just by changing their equipment slightly and that's before I decide to do anything else such as the Warrior helmets for the Marauders (although I have to say, I'm finding it very hard work to keep myself motivated clipping horns and filing them down, find my mind wandering to other things, such as the sorcerer!).

Lion: Thank you :)

Thanks for all your suggestions for my sorcerer, liking a few of the ideas put forward and experimenting with a few things, will update when I have a little more done. Maybe someone can get the mini's name before then.

zigoR
22-09-2008, 23:54
@Elazar:

Yeah, I'm really happy with representation of my own >> DEATH METAL WARRIOR... haha

Go ahead with that chaos mortals...

>> I LIKE :)

Dark_Mage99
23-09-2008, 00:26
Beautifully written fluff!

I look forward to seeing the Daemon...

Elazar The Glorified
25-09-2008, 22:39
Zigor: Good glad you like him!

Dark Mage: Thanks, greatly appreciated. Yes, I'm looking forward to working on the Daemon, will probably be holding off for the Plastic Daemon Prince kit so I have plenty to work with!


Right, haven't gotten a great deal done recently. Too busy decorating the house to be able to spend much time on Warhammer. Have been playing with a few ideas for bases but will post them at a later date.

Have put together some more marauders
http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/811/dsc00375je5.jpg

And in something of a shock I've actually done some more work on one of my many unfinished projects and started painting the musician in the Warriors w/ Great Weapons unit.
http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/8676/dsc00379st5.jpg

Got lots and lots to be getting on with but will post a proper update in the next couple of days.

Elazar The Glorified
28-09-2008, 22:42
Sculpting some add-ons for the Marauders, not yet finished but thought I'd post the latest.

http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/6748/dsc00381op3.jpg

I've decided to model the marauders with scraps of their victims flesh nailed to their armour, decorating helms and totem poles etc. Something a bit like the delightfully alliterated Mengil Manhide's Manflayers.

http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/4757/dsc00382fv4.jpg http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/561/dsc00384bc4.jpg

Scrapped all previous ideas for the Sorcerer's base (still no one has found out the minis name) and going with something different having chopped and remodelled one of the many bits and pieces on the Giant sprues. Will post pics when it's a little bit further along.

Nightsword
28-09-2008, 23:10
That looks very unique. Not sure about the banner though, but the rest looks good. Maybe try and smooth the putty a little more though.

Looking good Elazar.

warboss gitkilla
02-10-2008, 20:31
This army is really great and if i did a chaos army i would really wish it looked like this.

Elazar The Glorified
07-10-2008, 19:22
*

Isidro Devante stalked between the houses of the small town, enjoying the sounds of the carnage and the smells of the flames as the wind carried them both keener to his senses.

He'd allowed his men to enjoy the slaughter as long as they left ample numbers of captive to take back with them. Whilst the gods would revel in the destruction the warband had sown upon the small village, Isidro needed the slaves to dedicate their souls to the gods to bind some of their power to him.

Isidro rounded a corner and saw a peasant man bent over the body of a young woman who lay still and lifeless. The peasant man must have heard his foot falls or sense him in some other way as he looked up and stood abruptly to his feet, an axe in hand. His face was a vision of tormented rage and beneath his helm Isidro Devante allowed himself a smile at the man's anguish.
The main raise his axe and charged at Isidro.

He needed the slaves but Isidro reasoned that he should allow himself a little enjoyment too. He summoned his energies and made a brief and silent dedication of the man's soul to his patron Elazar. The man ran across the clearing and down the row of houses towards him. Isidro Devante thrust out his hand holding aloft in the other the symbol of the gods, the focus for his power and clutch at the life force of the man as if it were a physical, tangible thing. The man collapsed to his knees, dropping his axe and grasping at his throat a few paces from Isidro.

Terror flooded into the man's eyes, as if it had been held at bay by a dam but that dam had splintered and crashed down under the pressure. Isidro Devante chuckled to himself and tightened the pinch hold on the man's soul. The man began to choke violently and his hands ripped frantically at his throat with growing force and tore away layers of flesh. The eyes of the man glazed over and he thrust his hands into his own throat, his nails plunging into red ruin.

Isidro took three paces towards the man, not relaxing his grip. He smiled an unseen smile of malice as the man destroyed his own throat and airways and the decided to put him out of his misery, thrusting an armoured boot into the man's ribs. He was sent sprawling backwards, the last of the air in his lungs knocked from his and his life expelled.

Isidro Devante continued on, stalking through the town. He'd keep the next one alive he promised himself.


*



He's not finished yet, still got a few bits to do but I haven't posted lately so I thought I'd post this now and then update once he's slightly further along.

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/1986/dsc00408dk9.jpg http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/2414/dsc00413uf9.jpg
http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/2592/dsc00409of5.jpg http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/9264/dsc00411gd7.jpg

Whilst the base size isn't kosher I couldn't help myself but build this scene once the idea popped into my head. It's a continuation of my love for the sorcerer model with it's Darth Vader likeness methinks! The base is from Harry The Hammer. I used the scared peasant from the Giant sprue but cut off both of his legs and one arm so that I could reposition them. The familiar was another wonderful ebay purchase for £1.50!
Still got a few bits to do, particularly on the peasant. Also, need some writing scrawled across the pages of the spell book familiar.

Elazar The Glorified
07-10-2008, 19:30
Thanks Gitkilla and Nightword. Haven't done any more work on the marauders yet as I've been quite busy lately. Have started work on my War Altar, it's very early stages yet but I will show you this...

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/8076/dsc00406ua8.jpg

'Tis the beginnings of a wall of trapped souls. Planning on having this chained to a palanquin or similar and carried aloft by a couple of chaos warriors but this will be a long term project methinks as it has to look perfect!

mrtn
07-10-2008, 22:49
Nice stuff, I like the scene with the sorcerer, and also the Harry conversion.
:)

reign beaux
14-10-2008, 09:03
that sorcerer scene is incredible it's completely non sci fi Darth Vader.:chrome: He would bbe proud. your work is great and the fluff is awesome. however Nurgle shall rule supreme (except the dodgy new sorc model).:cries:

p.s. did you name the demon after elzar in futurama???

LION
14-10-2008, 12:14
;) Hats off to you Elazar!....your Sorcerer Mini Diarama is devilishly good. Is the Sorcerer detachable from the Scene or permanent? Regardless I realy like the inbuilt story within the model. Will keep a greedy eye out for the completed version LION

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loveless
14-10-2008, 15:08
Your marauder champion up at the top of this page is ace. Reminds me of the Marauders from Age of Reckoning.

Elazar The Glorified
20-10-2008, 10:20
Hi everyone, has been a little bit since my last update as I've been working on another long term project... My beautiful new daughter, Imogen. Hope to get some things done soon but as you can appreciate free time is at something of a premium at the moment!

Mrtn and loveless: Thank you very much :)

Reign beaux: Glad you like him, that's exactly what I was going for so that's brilliant. No the name Elazar is a basque name, a theme I'm trying to keep to with all of the named minis e.g Zorion, Isidro, Neron, Zigor etc.

Lion: Thanks Lion, the sorcerer isn't detachable. I was going to make it so that he could be removed but I couldn't get it to sit how I wanted it to that way so he ended up being 'planted' into the putty.

Reik
20-10-2008, 10:48
First of all congratulations she's gorgeous!

And now on to the hobby things. I somehow missed last updates so...
those marauders really look nice, I love the idea of manflyers. The wizard diorama is a great idea. I had a similar problem with making my Harry detachable because I could not decide whether I want to use the diorama skeletal base or a proper gaming one so I pinned him but the pin is glued only to the base not the model itself but gravity still made him walking in a drunken way so I had to stabilize him with a stone. This can help if you decide one day to use your wiz. on a 25mm base.

Once again congratulations!!

Elazar The Glorified
06-11-2008, 12:32
Been a long while again between updates but I am still working on my Warriors of Chaos army just in dribs and drabs at the moment!

Thanks for your comment Reik. Glad you like the marauders and the sorcerer diorama. Will keep that in mind if I decide to switch him between a 25mm base and his diorama at a later date.

Well, I've done the front rank of the Warriors with Greatswords regiment now. Has only taken me forever! Problem is I get distracted by all the other models that need putting together and converting and so they haven't gotten all the attention they deserve!

http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/4687/dsc00486ey0.jpg http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/509/dsc00487ab6.jpg http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/3290/dsc00485ux0.jpg

I'm not happy with the banner yet, sadly I need a lot more practice at painting freehand but for the moment the rather crude serpent and runes will have to do. The second rank of warriors is mostly done too now just got a few bits to finish off with them and I will post pics of the unit as a whole.

Now I've got these to distract me too though so it's going to be tough getting the rest of the painting finished before I fall to the lure of the shiny new plastic frames!
http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/5992/dsc00484mf0.jpg

Nightsword
06-11-2008, 14:40
Woo, new stuff!

Nice work so far bud, lets keep seeing these updates.

Prince Bel-Vegard
06-11-2008, 20:20
They look great!
I love all the little conversions that put into each model, it gives a quite unique army.

Maybe my only suggestion would be to add maybe some patches of maybe dead grass(so that the snow covers it, but that you still can see it) or maybe gravel etc., as white snow on white base edges can get a bit bland(though i see that you already have added some things on some of the models, which looks really god).

I love the marauder conversion, they look a bit more as I picture them, than the normals do(more menacing and "powerful", yet not to powerful, like slaves of chaos).

Elazar The Glorified
07-11-2008, 09:11
Thanks Nightsword hope to get another update up tomorrow, was hoping the weather would be better than it is today so I could get some more spray painting done.

Thanks for the comments Prince Bel-Vegard. I do see what you mean about the bases. It is something I want to do something about because like you say it does look a little bland on some of the models.
Glad you like the marauders. The plastic marauders are I think something of a disappointment when compared to the fluff and brilliant imagery that goes with them. The Marauder horsemen seem to be a step forward and some of the heads on their sprue are really good and will be seeing use elsewhere throughout the army methinks!

Elazar The Glorified
15-11-2008, 11:14
Right, haven't gotten a great deal done but here's a quick WIP for the Marauder Horseman champion. Decided to sculpt a pointing finger on one hand and use the one handed flail from the marauders on foot sprue (as my horsemen are going to be flail armed) the finger is just a mock up at the minute, need to do it properly and want to modify him a bit more as well to make him a bit more unique. What do you think so far?

http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/8055/dsc00498qq3.jpg

I've also started on the Hounds but will post pics of them once I have a couple painted up. I didn't like the horns on them so I sculpted fur over the slots for them and I think they look better that way.

mrtn
15-11-2008, 14:14
The marauders are looking better and better to me... including that one.
:)

Monsterzonk
16-11-2008, 15:28
Man, somehow I missed your latest updates... Those Warriors are simply awesome! Great conversions and the colour scheme is ... disturbing. :D Love it! Looking forward to what you'll be doing with those new Knights.

Cheers,
Monsterzonk :skull:

Elazar The Glorified
16-11-2008, 21:05
Thanks Mrtn and Monsterzonk. I'm looking forward to working on the knights but building up to them as I want them to be extra special.

Anyway, here's a quick WIP of the Warhounds. Just a test of the colour scheme I'm going for, the idea is it ties in with the fur on the cloaks of the warriors etc to try and unify the army as much as possible. Needs tidying up and a bit of work and then need to do the other 9 but let me know what you think.

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/694/dsc00517ww9.jpg

Also, here's the next few WIP shots of the Marauder Horsemen. They still need a lot of work as I want to add some extra bits to them and try and put my own stamp on them a little.

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/9771/dsc00519bn5.jpg
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/2387/dsc00520zy0.jpghttp://img84.imageshack.us/img84/140/dsc00518ez7.jpg

Monsterzonk
17-11-2008, 11:45
The Warhound looks good! Waiting for the Marauders... ;) And the Knights, of course!

Elazar The Glorified
15-12-2008, 21:17
Been a month since my last update. Real life has kept me very busy, especially with the build up to christmas!

Realised that I'm spreading myself far too thin with the amount of WIPs I have at the moment so have reined it in a little and so am working on getting 1000pts painted up. Been using them unpainted for far too long now.

The current 1000pts list consists of:

Neron - 189pts
Exalted Hero
Flail
Shield
Armour of Damnation
Bloodcurdling Road
MOS

Isidro Devante - 175pts
Sorcerer
The Black Tongue
Level 2
MOS

Gaizka - 180pts
Sorcerer
Infernal Puppet
Conjoined Homunculus
Level 2
MOS

11 Warriors - 272pts
Great Weapons
Full Command
Banner of Wrath
MOS
- Accompanied by Gaizka

14 Marauders - 114pts
Great Weapons
Full Command
Light Armour
MOS
- Accompanied by Neron

10 Warhounds - 60 pts

I've chosen the list mostly to get the core of my army painted up quickly before I move onto other projects (such as the knights).

So, I've finished painting the Chaos Warrior regiment.
http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/6683/dsc00594hw3.jpg
http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/3945/dsc00596ta8.jpg
http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/9342/dsc00599ne9.jpg
http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/2883/dsc00597jz1.jpg

Elazar The Glorified
15-12-2008, 21:22
http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/6159/dsc00598vy4.jpg
This fella is just a place filler for the minute. Gaizka will be taking his place in the regiment and he will go on to be the champion of my unit of Halberdiers that are planned and sitting sealed in their box still until I have painted up my 1000pts!

Here are some very WIP shots of Gaizka. He's just the chaos sorcerer on foot model as is. Not a massive fan of the model and I have another sorcerer planned in the future so Gaizka will most likely be relegated to the cupboard or scroll caddy should I be going extra magic heavy.

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/8374/dsc00601ao1.jpg
http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/1028/dsc00602tv1.jpg

Hope to get more up in the next few days as I'm working hard on getting Warhounds painted up and continuing on Gaizka.

Elazar The Glorified
17-12-2008, 13:54
Wow, 3rd post in a row!

I have speed painted the remaining 9 of the 10 Warhounds. They're nothing special but I'm quite pleased with how they've turned out without me putting too much effort into them. Need to finish the bases off though as they're needing some static grass etc to fill the blank spaces!

http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/1433/dsc00618hr6.jpg http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/3066/dsc00619ih7.jpg http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/3613/dsc00617vx6.jpg http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/8579/dsc00616id8.jpg

Elazar The Glorified
17-12-2008, 13:57
http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/2627/dsc00615ou8.jpg http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/673/dsc00614pp7.jpg

Carrying on with Gaizka the sorcerer and getting started on the Marauder unit. Will post updates again soon.

Fenix Felder
17-12-2008, 13:59
Wow those hounds are nice! , incredible what you can do with speed painting, I’m eager to see gaizka painted, with your good skills and the looks of that miniature imagine what we could get!. Keep up the great work!

Elazar The Glorified
18-12-2008, 09:35
Thank you very much Fenix. I'm still working on Gaizka but I managed to injure my eye. Got struck by an errant branch and have scratched my eyeball and it's infected at the minute. Going to be fine but very uncomfortable so not really able to sit down and concentrate on painting right now. Which is a shame, because with having hurt my eye I suddenly have lots of free time! Hope to get back to painting in a couple of days.

warboss gitkilla
18-12-2008, 21:01
Yay you are back i can`t wait to see how this army turns ouy. Thanks to you i`ve started woc.

Elazar The Glorified
18-12-2008, 22:41
Wow, Gitkilla, thanks. You'll have to put pics on Warseer and link me once you get some models painted up.

Edahlo
19-12-2008, 12:48
Liking the hounds! Keep up the good work. :)

Elazar The Glorified
26-12-2008, 19:09
Thanks Edahlo. Haven't got any pics to update with after a very busy christmas. Got a few things almost finished so hopefully will be able to share pictures of those in the next few days. I got a Be'Lakor mini amongst my christmas haul so I'm looking forward to getting that put together and painted up once I get through the Marauder regiment. I'm not sure yetwhether to just go ahead with him as is seeing as it's a truly brilliant mini or whether to do some conversion work and use him as a base for Elazar The Daemon Prince.

Nightsword
27-12-2008, 11:49
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Make belakor belakor, he's an awesome mini! Remember there's going to be a plastic daemon prince kit next year, it'll be far easier to convert into Elazar the Daemon Prince.

Your hounds look properly ace man, great job and i hope you had a great christmas :)

Elazar The Glorified
27-12-2008, 17:03
Fluff coming soon...

Gaizka The Warped:
http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/6532/dsc00652fx6.jpg http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/9494/dsc00650sr0.jpg http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/4358/dsc00649dv9.jpg

This is him in his unit of warriors
http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/1084/dsc00655mv7.jpg

Thank you Nightsword and yes I had a great christmas thanks. Was hectic with 2 children now but thoroughly enjoyable. Hope you had a great christmas too and have a happy new year if you check back before then! Yeah, I was definitely veering towards just keeping the model as Be'Lakor. It is such a great mini that I don't think I could make any changes that could do it justice!

Nightsword
28-12-2008, 00:10
Thank you Nightsword and yes I had a great christmas thanks. Was hectic with 2 children now but thoroughly enjoyable. Hope you had a great christmas too and have a happy new year if you check back before then! Yeah, I was definitely veering towards just keeping the model as Be'Lakor. It is such a great mini that I don't think I could make any changes that could do it justice!

Yeah, was alright ta, glad to here yours was good! Two kids eh? Someones been busy ;)

As for your sorcerer, i have two basic points to start off with. One, get and paint those horns! Secondly, I think the "metallic" shoudler pads and that inscripted stuff wants a wash, possibly of watered down scorched brown, just to really fill the runes out and define them. I'm constantly told this, so I'm going to tell you it: contrast is the key. Make the runes dark, highlight the upper ridges, and you'll have a beautiful mini. It's the only way to improve. Besides that, he's looking great mate, well done.

Happy new year :)

Sharke
28-12-2008, 02:12
I just discovered this log, and must say it's lookin nice. I especially like the hounds. Can't wait to see more!

Elazar The Glorified
28-12-2008, 16:30
Nightsword: Thanks for the tips. I'll do so and post some updated pics in the next few days.

Sharke: Thank you for your comment. I'm quite proud of the hounds, they came out quite well, it's a shame really though as I painted them up quite quickly and they look better than some of the minis I've really taken my time over! Such is life!

Elazar The Glorified
02-01-2009, 11:31
I've done made some improvements of Gaizka but need to get some pictures so will post those tomorrow or later. Have got a few WIP pics of Zigor the Champion from my Marauders with great weapons regiment. Let me know what you think of the colour scheme.

http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/5663/dsc00664gv2.jpghttp://img133.imageshack.us/img133/6438/dsc00665ir6.jpg

woody
02-01-2009, 11:36
oooh, like the two hand weapons on that marauder champion, just a wee suggestion, maybe you could wash the armour with devlan mud and then do a highlight os the same colour as the first coat, just to add some septh to the model. Looking really good and want to see some more of the sorceror.
Cheers
Woody

sauron12
02-01-2009, 13:31
Stuff looks cool...tried inks on the warriors? They might look slightly too pale but it'z just an opinion :)

Elazar The Glorified
07-01-2009, 12:55
Gaizka was jostled aside by a group of drunken tribesmen. Normally he wouldn't think twice about issuing violent retribution but he was in the camp of the High Zar, whilst he had the ear of his Zar he couldn't risk inciting the wrath of his master's master. At least not yet. The grotesque growth that had grown from the back of Gaizka's head chattered angrily at the offence and Gaizka made a shushing noise as if to sooth it. The growth had started out merely as a voice inside his head. It had whispered dark secrets to him and the more he had listened the more it had shared and then it began to grow. Once fully formed it didn't share its secrets as willingly and often jeered and taunted Gaizka when they were alone together, but it didn't act against Gaizka, and it worked hard to protect its host when necessary.

The tribes had been brought together under the High Zar but as in all things with the tribes distrust and violence slunk under the surface of the alliance and would soon be brought to the fore. That was what Gaizka intended to do. His master would take the position of High Zar but when the tribes were gathered for such a divine purpose by the otherworldly patron he couldn't make the first challenge. So Gaizka looked to insight things.

Gaizka approached the campsite of the High Zar's shaman, Jamour. Whilst Jamour possessed a gift he could only dream of wielding power to match Gaizka's, for he was truly blessed by the Daemon Elazar.
Gaizka strode into Jamour's tent his aim to cause offence. Jamour leapt to his feet at the intrusion, he'd been wrapped in lavish furs and silks on the floor with one of the tribeswomen but moved with a frightening pace and dexterity. Within two seconds of Gaizka entering the tent Jamour had a staff in his hand and roared in anger sending a concussive wave of sound in all directions. Gaizka kept his footing and heard the clamour outside as men reacted to the sorcery taking their weapons in hand and fixing their armour. Gaizka acted fast, his withered frame might not move as fast as Jamour's but his mind summoned forth words of power with which to strike back and as Gaizka recited them the growth on the back of his head recited them also in a dark and terrifying voice, far removed from the chattering that normally issued forth.
Jamour screamed as a high pitched note that only he could hear built up in his mind. He thrashed wildly collapsing to the floor and knocking into the startled woman who had cowered away from the dueling sorcerers. His screaming began to rapidly rise in pitch until it began to match the note placed in his mind by Gaizka. The sound was horrifying and the woman lost consciousness under its aural assault. The tribesmen outside could hear the note too, they were far enough removed from it that it only caused a ringing in their heads but the stopped their advance on the tent and shook their heads to clear them. The note died out as Jamour's mind burnt out in his skull, flames licked out through his eye sockets and mouth as the flesh burnt under white hot heat. Gaizka smiled as the flames leapt to the tent and turned to leave as the sound of battle started outside as the tribes descended on each other in fury.


http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/5561/dsc00658is8.jpg http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/7276/dsc00659nk3.jpg http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/2527/dsc00661vj6.jpg

Made some improvements to Gaizka as you'll see.

Woody: Thanks for the suggestion. He's still WIP so have to do the shading properly yet just wanted to give everyone an idea of what the Marauders will look like but that's pretty much what I plan on doing.

Sauron12: Thanks for the comment. I quite like the paleness on the warriors, was kind of what I was going for but thank you for the advice all the same!

I've revised my 1000pt list anyway. I played a few games with the Black Tongue and Infernal Puppet combo now and whilst it is fairly effective for taking out enemy wizards it's not a great deal of fun and it's very defensive for my tastes (particularly at 1000pts) so I've given my sorcerer's a more aggressive loadout and also removed Isidro Devante to replace him with an upcoming mounted sorcerer called Inigo. Also, Neron has been made the BSB now just to add some extra staying power to the Marauders:

Inigo - 166pts
Sorcerer
Power Familiar
Level 2
Barded Steed
MOS

Neron - 194pts
Exalted Hero
Flail
Shield
Armour of Damnation
Battle Standard Bearer
MOS

Gaizka - 190pts
Sorcerer
Rod of Torment
Conjoined Homunculus
Level 2
MOS

11 Warriors - 272pts
Great Weapons
Full Command
Banner of Wrath
MOS
- Accompanied by Gaizka

14 Marauders - 114pts
Great Weapons
Full Command
Light Armour
MOS
- Accompanied by Neron

10 Warhounds - 60 pts

With the Rod of Torment and the Banner of Wrath I've got two magic missile bound items that are either going to cause a bit of extra damage in the magic phase or help run out dispel dice. My only slight worry with the list is the MOS on both sorcerers. It's a brilliant lore against the like of O&G, Empire etc. but when up against VC and DOC etc it's not going to be of much use so might unmark Gaizka so I can choose Shadow, Death or Fire...

woody
07-01-2009, 16:17
awesome, just talking about the armour in general, looks rerally good but i think it could use some shading/highlighting.
Cheers
Woody

Elazar The Glorified
07-01-2009, 17:23
Thanks Woody. I'm trying to paint my way through the Marauders fairly quick so they're not going to be perfect but hoping a couple of washes will do some effective shading and then highlighting back up. Tired of having so many unpainted miniatures lurking everywhere!

woody
07-01-2009, 18:32
lol, i have the same affliction, and now that im about to start wood elves, hopefully my bad habit will not continue as there is going to be a tale of (many) gamers at my local club next month, should spur me into action.
But yeh.
Cheers
Woody

Incoming
17-01-2009, 21:26
Not much dining done there now, during the building I guess? :)

Elazar The Glorified
20-01-2009, 12:34
This is my Sorcerer on Chaos Steed conversion. Named Inigo The Majestic, I haven't really come up with any fluff for him yet but when I do I will post it up here.

http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/9158/p2001091203xr8.jpg
http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/2759/p200109120301dr6.jpg http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/6817/p200109120201co3.jpg

The photos aren't brilliant as they were taken on a different camera which seems to have made the colours look very different so will have to have a play about with it. He's been put together with bits and pieces. The body is Malekith. Found a few odds and ends from before my hiatus from the hobby and he was amongst them, sadly I don't seem to have his dragon anymore. The staff is the bannertop from the Chaos Knights on a marauder banner pole and the arm holding it is actually a 40k Eldar Guardian arm. Quite pleased with how he turned out and I love the pose of the horse. The Knights' horses are so very well sculpted.

Oh and Incoming, there's pretty much a constant stand-off between Warhammer and meal times at the minute seeing as the dining table is the only real spot for me to do anything and I always have umpteen models half built and umpteen models half painted on it!

Elazar The Glorified
21-01-2009, 21:32
Second in a row. Thought I'd put up a few pictures of Neron now he's been appointed Battle Standard Bearer. Still have work to do on the banner but gives you an idea of what I'm trying to do with it.

http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/7852/p2001091204dy2.jpg http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/4764/p200109120401yi8.jpg http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/5778/p200109120402rd5.jpg

Making my way through the marauder regiment that he leads. Will hopefully have pics for them by the weekend!

C-Coen
21-01-2009, 22:06
Nice work on the banner, looks suitable chaosy!

Elazar The Glorified
22-01-2009, 09:48
Great, glad you think so!

Lord Azoth
22-01-2009, 10:42
really nice BSB..like a ot the conversion..hope to see it finishes..keep on rockin man!!

Elazar The Glorified
22-01-2009, 20:49
Thanks Azoth!

bomblu
22-01-2009, 20:53
Very nice colour choice, maybe add some inks and they'll be great :p

Elazar The Glorified
26-01-2009, 22:44
Here's a few pics of the Marauder regiment.

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/7046/dsc00702bw4.jpg http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/7754/dsc00699cq5.jpg http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/8153/dsc00700fp4.jpg http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/7302/dsc00701yy0.jpg

They're far from perfect and I'll probably go back to them and make some improvements at a later date but they mark my first 1000pts fully painted so I can start work on the other projects that are sitting waiting for me such as finishing my marauder horsemen, knights, chariots, converted dragon ogres, Be'Lakor, repainting Zorion The Resplendent and another regiment of Warriors!

Elazar The Glorified
31-01-2009, 10:01
No comments on my marauders yet... :(

I've been working on my Chaos Knights and painting my Marauder Horsemen (will hopefully have some decent WIP pics of these in the next couple of days).

Also I'm trying to decide whether to do my next unit of warriors with Halberds or with HW/Shields. I'm veering towards Halberds as I have the lances off of 2 boxes of Chaos Knights to put to use. What's everybody else's opinion?

Got a 1000 point game against a Skaven army tomorrow. Will post an update of how that goes when I post up the next batch of pics.

Monsterzonk
31-01-2009, 11:36
This is shaping up really nicely! I think the Sorcerer on steed is just cool, and the Marauders look nice too. The snow bases fit the theme nicely, though I'd recommend painting the rims black anyways, but that's just me... ;)
So what will be next? I'd really love to see your take on Be'Lakor...

Cheers,
Monsterzonk :skull:

C-Coen
31-01-2009, 19:52
Nice pose on the Marauder next to the musician, swinging his axe to cut the enemy in two!
Looking forward to some Dragon Ogres!

Go for the Halberds on the Chaos dudes, I would say, but more from an estethical point than a gaming point of view: they would look great! Besides, they're pretty nice in while battling too, I guess.

Elazar The Glorified
01-02-2009, 20:30
Monsterzonk: Cheers, glad you like the sorcerer. He turned out quite well. Yeah, I want to do something different with the rims of the bases. I was going to go for a blue colour but I've been too lazy to do them all so far! :)
As for what's next, well I'm trying to show a bit of discipline so I'm going to do get the Horsemen painted and the Knights built (and preferably painted but I don't think I have the willpower) before I move onto Be'Lakor. Really looking forward to doing something with such a great mini as that one!

C-Coen: That marauder is my favourite for the pose too! Looks like he's about to make mincemeat of whoever is standing infront of him. I'm definitely leaning towards the Halberds for the marauders for all the reasons you say. Should look cool. I think they'll be for after pretty much everything else on the list though as I just don't have the patience or discipline to do them next and ignore all the other things I want to do! :D

Had my 1000pt battle with Skaven. Well, actually had 2. The first was something of a white wash. My opponents Warp-Lightning Cannon and Warpfire Throwers were quite devastating. My opponent also had a nice big unit of Plaguemonks and they went through my Marauders like a hot knife through butter. I found it hard work out manouevering a M5 army that outnumbered me so well. My warriors did quite well agains the clan rats making a massive dent and forcing them to flee the only problem was I didn't catch them and the Warp-Lightning Cannon decimated the unit so that when they charged back in once the clan rats rallied they weren't able to hold against the Static CR and were run down. My dice rolling was fairly poor for this game but you make your own luck and I failed to make any for myself apart from Inigo managing to cast Ecstatic Seizures and mostly destroy a unit of Storm Vermin.

So after being destroyed we had a second game and my opponent went for a Clan Pestilens army. I thought this game might go a lot better for me as there were no Warpfire Throwers and then he rolled a misfire and lost the War-Lightning Cannon on his first turn. Sadly I couldn't manage to get the charge with my infantry blocks against his plague monks and the EOTG forcing me to challenge Plague Priests with my sorcerers left them in tatters. Definitely need to use a lot more cavalry the next time I come up against Skaven to ensure I can get the charge on the Plague Monks.

Nightsword
03-02-2009, 17:42
The marauders are looking very clean and some of the conversions you are coming out with are top notch.

If I were to critique, I think you start developing some contrast in some of the tones such as the flesh. The lines your getting are really smooth, you just need some extra zing to make those muscles pop :)

Monsta mentioned painting the rims black earlier too, but I'd be inclined to do them graveyard earth or kommando khaki, just to finish the base off you no, the rims kinda look "just" primered at the minute, and a neutral colour like this will set "finish" the base, without drawing your eye to much, as those colours aren't a big departure from white. Just my though.

Good work bruta

Elazar The Glorified
05-02-2009, 09:05
The marauders are looking very clean and some of the conversions you are coming out with are top notch.

If I were to critique, I think you start developing some contrast in some of the tones such as the flesh. The lines your getting are really smooth, you just need some extra zing to make those muscles pop :)

Monsta mentioned painting the rims black earlier too, but I'd be inclined to do them graveyard earth or kommando khaki, just to finish the base off you no, the rims kinda look "just" primered at the minute, and a neutral colour like this will set "finish" the base, without drawing your eye to much, as those colours aren't a big departure from white. Just my though.

Good work bruta

Thanks Nightsword. Yeah I see what you mean with needing more contrast in my painting. I plan on getting a few more units built up and then going back and perfecting what I've painted so far. Thanks for the advice on the base rims, I'm really unsure so far on what colour to go for. I was trying a few out the other day but got distracted before finding anything that jumped out at me. Watch this space and hopefully I'll have them done soon!

Right, thought I'd also post a couple of WIP pics of my Knights just to give an idea of what I'm working on.

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/1135/dsc00716db3.jpg

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/1373/dsc00717qu2.jpg

They are far, far, far, far away from being finished so far. I've got so many little details I want to add yet and I need to do quite a bit of greenstuff work for them. So far I've changed all the horns on the helmets. I wanted a slightly different look to the horns on their helms and spent quite a while carving up the little bits that were left from the Bloodletters plastics that I used back in the beginning for my Warrior regiment (words cannot do justice to how much I love the Bloodletter plastics for all the bits they've given me!). I also took a couple of heads from the Warrior frames such as the Skull helm and the musician's head (but wanted to give him a top-knot so that he wasn't exactly the same as the Warrior's musician) but also one of the regular helmets. I plan on having the Knights show off the arrogance and pride theme for my Slaaneshi army as best as possible. They're all going to have personal banners (I'm thinking pennants on banner poles attached to the saddles possibly) and I'm thinking of having a go at sculpting robes and capes for them 'of the finest silks'. Not sure how that'll turn out though.

Let me know what you think so far and if you have any other ideas.

Elazar The Glorified
10-02-2009, 12:04
Thought I'd post a few WIP pics of the Marauder Horsemen. The horses are nearly finished, a few bits of touching up to do and then I'll get the riders finished.

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/7375/dsc00726kc5.jpg http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/7185/dsc00728jo7.jpg http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/9382/dsc00727cq0.jpg

Trying to get these finished for my game at the weekend.

Xand0r
10-02-2009, 21:17
Keep up the good work. :)

Jericho
11-02-2009, 11:12
Looking good, I would definitely second the idea of painting the rims a neutral color though. Graveyard, Khaki, Codex or Fortress Grey are all frontrunners. White just doesn't look so hot on bases IMO, even snow bases. Nightsword has a good point about the army needing a tiny bit more contrast to really pop. This shouldn't be a problem with the Marauder Cav, given the darker colors on them.

Elazar The Glorified
11-02-2009, 20:17
Keep up the good work. :)

Thank you!


Looking good, I would definitely second the idea of painting the rims a neutral color though. Graveyard, Khaki, Codex or Fortress Grey are all frontrunners. White just doesn't look so hot on bases IMO, even snow bases. Nightsword has a good point about the army needing a tiny bit more contrast to really pop. This shouldn't be a problem with the Marauder Cav, given the darker colors on them.

Yeah, I've been working on a few ideas for the bases. Here's a quick mock up on the champion for my next warrior unit (who needs repainting).

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/9241/dsc00737zw4.jpg

Also, whilst I'm posting thought I'd put up a very, very, very early WIP of my first chariot seeing as chariots became a topic of conversation on the WOC Tactica thread.

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/4056/dsc00735ia2.jpg

Got so much I want to do to this yet but it gives you an idea of what I'm going for. The wheels will most likely be replaced or at the very least will be subject to an extreme makeover. Copious amounts of milliput need to be used and plenty more bits added before it's anywhere near done.


Also got my regiment of Black Orcs which will be being chopped up for another one of my upcoming units, more on that soon...

Nightsword
11-02-2009, 20:38
Good idea for the chariot, the TK one is an inspired choice, especially when made more chaotic. Don't forget the scythes though ;)

Mr.chair
11-02-2009, 21:21
I used a tomb king chariot as well. The only problem I have with them is that the wheels look a little dinky to support two chaos warriors. You might be able to find some wheels from 40k ork warmcahines. They're much sturdier, and still plastic. Looking good!

Xenoid
12-02-2009, 19:27
Hm, that Chaos chariot conversion's highly different... With just some additions of skull or buboes, it could probably work well as a nurglesque or khornate except its slaaneshi and tzeentchian inclinations in style. :)

Malzeth
12-02-2009, 22:42
Hey Elazar, we've spoken on another forum, and i'm looking forward to seeing your army in the flesh (so to speak) i'm liking your work and have started some work after the last time we spoke..

Keep it up mate

Jericho
12-02-2009, 22:57
The Chariot works pretty well, is there room for 2 Warriors in there though? TK Chariots are pretty small.

Elazar The Glorified
13-02-2009, 07:23
Good idea for the chariot, the TK one is an inspired choice, especially when made more chaotic. Don't forget the scythes though ;)

Thanks Nightsword, and not to worry. The scythes will not be forgotten :)


I used a tomb king chariot as well. The only problem I have with them is that the wheels look a little dinky to support two chaos warriors. You might be able to find some wheels from 40k ork warmcahines. They're much sturdier, and still plastic. Looking good!

Thanks for the suggestion. I don't think I'll be using 40k ork wheels though as they all have massive OTT tyres that really won't go with the theme for the chariot. I have a few ideas for the wheels but if none of those work I'll just make some myself.


Hm, that Chaos chariot conversion's highly different... With just some additions of skull or buboes, it could probably work well as a nurglesque or khornate except its slaaneshi and tzeentchian inclinations in style. :)

It's quite easy to convert the TK Chariots and I can see what you mean about it being quite easy to make it work as a nurglesque or khornate chariot. Mine will be nothing but Slaaneshi though! ;)


Hey Elazar, we've spoken on another forum, and i'm looking forward to seeing your army in the flesh (so to speak) i'm liking your work and have started some work after the last time we spoke..

Keep it up mate

Hi Malzeth, nice talking to you again. Yeah we'll have to get a game in in a few weeks time.
Thanks!


The Chariot works pretty well, is there room for 2 Warriors in there though? TK Chariots are pretty small.

I'm not entirely sure yet. It looks as though the back might need extending slightly to fit the second warrior on. I'm converting the crew for the chariot though. I'm trying an idea I plan on using on my chosen if and when I get round to making them. I'm going to try cutting the plastic warrior legs off and using them with the torsos from the new Knights. Not having the cloaks alone will help in fitting them onto the chariot. I'll let you know how that goes.

LION
13-02-2009, 22:26
;)LOVE the Chariot I look forward to the next step LION

Elazar The Glorified
16-02-2009, 11:59
;)LOVE the Chariot I look forward to the next step LION

Thanks Lion. Sadly I haven't gotten round to doing anything more with the chariot that justifies updated pics but will do some more through the week hopefully. What I have done is mostly finished the marauder horsemen. Their bases need finishing off, the musician needs a shield or something for his left hand and a few bits here and there need an extra highlight.

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/8154/dsc00747dq8.jpg http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/9734/dsc00746wk2.jpg http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/9514/dsc00745lt2.jpg

Sadly the lighting wasn't brilliant for these pictures and a lot of the shading has been a bit lost by the camera. Which is quite disappointing because I took everybody's advice and went for more contrast particularly on the flesh and so went for a highlight of bleached bone on the muscles and it's not immediately apparent. Although the Horsemen don't have so much exposed flesh as the foot marauders.

The Horsemen made their debut performance in a battle yesterday and were demolished in turn 2. I was up against a 3000 point WOC army with 1000pts of my own and 2000pts Daemons as allies. My army didn't fare too brilliantly against 3000pts of cavalry. The best performers were my warriors but they sadly got isolated out of combat for a lot of the game and then once they managed to finally make contact made mince meat of everything they met until the received a rear charge from a unit of chaos knights. I lost the combat by 2 and then proceeded to roll double 6 for my break test and a 3 for my flee roll. Suffice to say they were trampled. Will definitely be considering the rapturous standard on them for next time to try and reduce the risk. The game finished as a solid victory to the 3000pts of Warriors but there were some very contentious rules issues that weren't played out fairly at all and some rather dubious counting up of victory points as well. But it was an interesting game all the same and it's given me some food for thought. Got a 1000pt game against empire for next week, at least in that game my Slaaneshi magic will be useful...

Elazar The Glorified
16-02-2009, 12:01
Double post.

Early WIP pics of my Dragon Ogre champion.

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/1852/dsc00744ye6.jpg http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/760/dsc00743nb3.jpg http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/4008/dsc00742ew5.jpg

I was unsure what to use for the heads once I'd started putting them together and went through a couple of alternatives but I really liked the look of them with the Cold One heads. Makes them more Dragon than Ogre and to me it felt more Slaaneshi to have a reptilian looking head than to have a brutish ogre like head.

untimention
18-02-2009, 08:58
That Dragon Ogre is Funky.... Black orc weapons i see

Elazar The Glorified
18-02-2009, 09:17
That Dragon Ogre is Funky....

Thanks for posting and glad you think so!


Black orc weapons i see

Yep, that's right. Went for the new Cold Ones for the lower body and heads and Black Orcs for the torso and arms. The Black Orc torsos have to be cut below the gut plate which was harder work than I thought it'd be when I had the idea! I've filed down all the Orcy glyphs just need to make his Chaos allegiance slightly more apparent now... that and get the others done!

untimention
18-02-2009, 11:40
this is my honest answer. The way they are looking, i would buy yours over the GW ones any day... you've commented on my mounted list and it's been mentioned a few times having a unit of 3.... the only reason why i dont is the models are HORRIBLE and i wouldnt waste my money for some horrible looking models.

Would it be easy for you to make a model with great weapon rather then two hand weapons?

Neknoh
18-02-2009, 12:10
If you look at the model, the weapon in the right hand IS a greatweapon actually

Elazar The Glorified
18-02-2009, 12:10
this is my honest answer. The way they are looking, i would buy yours over the GW ones any day... you've commented on my mounted list and it's been mentioned a few times having a unit of 3.... the only reason why i dont is the models are HORRIBLE and i wouldnt waste my money for some horrible looking models.

Would it be easy for you to make a model with great weapon rather then two hand weapons?

Yeah, that's what I intend to do for the other two. The Black Orcs sprue has a couple of great weapons torsos and arms. I just wanted the champion to be carrying two weapons to make him stand out (and to maybe explain his extra attack) and as Neknoh says the axe looks to be a great weapon and I intend on using them as great weapon carrying Dragon Ogres.

Thank you for the compliment. I was the same. I really love the fluff and the usefulness of the unit but the models are so ugly and outdated now that I wanted to do something different and I didn't want to have the same Cold One/Iron Gut combo as everybody else who has made them themselves (not least because I want to make a unit of Chaos Ogres at some point and I can't have them all looking the same!)

Seville
18-02-2009, 19:13
This is shaping up really nicely. I like the conversion work and the paint scheme. Very cool mounted marauders there.

Elazar The Glorified
20-02-2009, 10:58
This is shaping up really nicely. I like the conversion work and the paint scheme. Very cool mounted marauders there.

Thank you very much.

No photo updates as of yet. I've started painting the unit of Knights. I scrapped a lot of the ideas I had to try and do something very different with them as they either looked too cluttered or there was something just not right with them. The back banner poles were scrapped as well because I made all the poles ready to put pennants on once they were painted and they looked like horses from some sort of scary chaos merry-go-round so I scrapped that idea. I like the way their helms look with the minor changes I've made to them and I have a few small little things to give the unit a bit more character. Hope to have a few pics on an update in a day or two.

Elazar The Glorified
22-02-2009, 21:12
Had a 1000pt game today with the following list against an Empire army.

Gaizka The Warped - 175pts
Chaos Sorcerer
MOS
Power Familiar
Book of Secrets
Level 2

14 Marauders - 114pts
MOS
Great Weapons
Light Armour
Full Command

12 Warriors - 256pts
MOS
Great Weapons
Shields
Full Command

5 Marauder Horsemen - 91pts
MOS
Flails
Musician

5 Warhounds - 30pts

5 Warhounds - 30pts

6 Chaos Knights - 300pts
MOS
Full Command

Can't remember my opponents army entirely but he had roughly:

Warrior Priest
10 Handgunners
10 Handgunners
10 Crossbowman
20 Archers
Hellblaster
5 Knights
6 Inner Circle Knights

The game started well. I rolled Hellshriek, Titillating Delusions and Steal Soul (Book of Secrets) for Gaizka's spells. My opponent had to deploy first and I got the first turn. With deployment I put everything but my warhounds on my right flank with a watchtower blocking LOS for the Hellcannon. I positioned one group of 5 warhounds in the bottom left corner and the other in the centre of the table.

1st turn was fairly uneventful. The unit of warhounds in the centre of the table got blown to kingdom come by the empires missile fire and the rest of the army advanced with the exception of the other 5 warhounds who stayed in the corner behind a couple of buildings.

2nd turn my army advanced further up with the unit of warriors forking around the watch tower to meet the unit of knights that were making their way towards the centre of my deployment zone to work their way to the flanks of my army. The magic phase was quite successful. I cast steal soul on his general which was dispelled and then cast Titillating Delusions on the Inner Circle knights and sent them running off towards the centre of the table leaving my knights in a prime position to get a charge off against the Warrior Priest who was skulking about on his own or a unit of very squishy looking Handgunners. The empire shooting phase was fairly ineffective. Only the crossbowmen and the Hellblaster could draw LOS to anything. The Crossbowmen fired at the knights but failed to wound and the Hellblaster misfired and so couldn't shoot this turn. The warrior priests prayer was dispelled easily and so we moved onto the 3rd turn.

I started by charging the Knights into the Warrior Priest. The warriors marched forward awaiting the charge of the Empire Knights. The rest of my army manouvered round with the Marauder Horsemen lining up to go into the flanks of the handgunners behind the combat involving the Knights and the Warrior Priest. In the magic phase I recast Titillating Delusions on the Hellcannon to stop that from shooting the next turn and my opponent failed to dispel. I failed to get any other spells cast. In close combat the Knights champion tore the Warrior Priest to shreds and then they managed to overrun into the Handgunners. The Handgunners were decimated by the Knights who charged off of the board enjoying the carnage. The empire started their third turn by charging the Inner Circle Knights into the Chaos Warriors and moving the bowmen so that they might be able to bring their long range firepower into play. The Hellblaster went for a walk so never got to fire. None of the Empire missile troops could draw LOS to anything again with the exception of the Marauder Horsemen who lost one of their number. With the Warrior Priest dead the Magic Phase was quiet with the exception of a failed attempt to dispel Titillating Delusions. In close combat the Inner circle Knights killed 3 warriors. The remaining 3 including the champion struck back with their 7 attacks and hit seven times and scored 7 wounds. Was a rather nice spot of luck on those rolls!

On the 4th turn the Knights returned to the table ready to wreak further carnage in the following turn. The Marauder Horsemen charged into the Crossbowmen. The foot Marauders continued to advance up the flank lagging behind the battle line and looking unlikely to see any combat. The warriors moved forward towards the approaching Hellcannon ready to intercept. No magic was cast as I wanted to keep Titillating Delusions running on the Hellblaster. In close combat the Marauder Horsemen took out 2 Crossbowmen but they passed their break test and held firm.
The Empire 4th turn saw the other unit of Knights moving to go after the Warhounds who were camped out in the small village in the bottom left of the board which was what I hoped would happen. This effectively took the Knights out of the game as they went to deny a 30 point unit taking 100 VP for the table quarter. The Hellblaster moved forward again edging towards the Warriors. The shooting phase was quite devastating for the Warriors. The combined firepower of the Handgunners and the Bowmen felled 8 of the remaining 9 warriors leaving the lonely champion. Close combat saw the Marauder Horsemen kill another 2 Crossbowmen and this time they broke, were run down and the Horsemen managed to reach the Handgunners and cause another 2 deaths but the Handgunners held firm.

5th turn started with my Knights charging into the Hellblaster and my lonely Warrior Champion charging into the bowmen to avenge his fallen brothers. there was 128 VP tied up in this one Warrior and I wasn't going to let that fall to an arrow. In the magic phase I cast Steal Soul on the Hellblaster crew slaying 1 and leaving only 2 crewmen for the Knights to make mincemeat of. The Marauder Horsemen made another 2 kills (they killed 2 Empire troops every turn of combat which thanks to the flank charges was enough!) and broke the Handgunners running them down. The Knights tore the remaining Crewmen of the Hellblaster into tiny pieces and then managed to overrun into the combat involving the lonely Warrior and the Bowmen. Suddenly this would be very interesting. The champion went first slaying 2 bowmen. Then the Knights tore down 9 and their steeds another 3! The bowmen were outnumbered suddenly and broke from combat. Amazingly they managed to roll higher on their flee roll than both the Warrior champion and the Knights and sat perched just before the table edge.
The Empire turn saw the Knights charge the flank of the Warhounds who were wiped out as expected and the bowmen rally.

Turn 6 saw me completely forget to declare charges before I decided to march my foot marauders who had managed to spend the entire game out of combat and 2 turns behind their companions. Luckily I managed to cast Titillating delusions on the bowmen and set a point so they'd have to charge the Knights and luckily it wasn't dispelled. The Warrior moved out of the way of everyone and sat down to rest next to a building very proud of the fact that he had survived! The Marauder Horsemen moved across the table to contest the table quarter with the Knights who had slain the Warhounds.
In the empire turn the Knights declared a charge against the Horsemen but with the interposing terrain fell short and failed their charge and the bowmen charged into the Chaos Knights who waited with gleeful smiles on their faces I imagine. Close combat saw the Bowmen manage to fell 1 Knight and then the Knights struck back slaying all but 2 bowmen who broke and were run down to finish the game off.

I had two table quarters and only the 2 Warhound units granted full VP for my opponent and the Warriors were the only unit to give half VP. It was a massacre with a 942 difference! A lot of luck went my way in this game. My magic proved to be exceedinly effective. Titillating Delusions caused a lot of damage to my opponents plan and rendered the Hellblaster completely ineffective. My Warriors proved to be lethal against the Inner Circle Knights and I go very very lucky with my dice rolling in that combat. The Champion's performance was legendary! The Marauder Horsemen were quite effective for such a cheap unit whereas the Marauders on foot just went around as a completely unnecessary bodyguard to my Sorcerer and never saw a drop of blood for the whole game. The Chaos Knights were absolutely devastating and what my magic couldn't manipulate the Knights hit very very hard.

Anyway, thought I'd give a report on the battle. I have a quick WIP shot of the Musician from the Chaos Knights. I'm quite pleased with the face. It's the best I've painted so far I think.

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/1969/p240209084501.jpg

Elazar The Glorified
25-02-2009, 16:04
Wanted to post a few WIP shots of the Knights, first the command group:
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/6266/dsc00748.jpg

Then the rest of the Knights:
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/2362/dsc00749h.jpg

The models are an absolute joy to paint as there is so many nice little bits to each one. The armour isn't quite coming out how I want it to but I'm working on it. Pleased with the musician's head but not sure what to do with his horn.

Let me know what you think. Been working on a few other things in between painting so might post some more pics of them later on.

Malzeth
25-02-2009, 16:13
Good idea painting them befor ataching bits wot get in the way like baners and shoulder pads, i always get to excited when i'm building to think about that..

Some nice little touches (like the horns) will make the unit stand out from a standard knights unit

How about a gold to match the champions head on the horn?

Elazar The Glorified
25-02-2009, 19:01
Good idea painting them befor ataching bits wot get in the way like baners and shoulder pads, i always get to excited when i'm building to think about that..

I think these are the first models other than the BSB where I've painted them without putting them all together. I have far too much fun converting stuff and want to see the finished thing and so am far too impatient to normally paint like this so it has been a challenge!


How about a gold to match the champions head on the horn?

Funny, I've actually done that since I took the pictures earlier today. It wasn't looking quite right so I wanted to make it all the same. Your having said that has vindicated that decision now!

Mr.chair
26-02-2009, 06:13
If you take a look at my log (link is in my signature) you can see what I am talking about with the chariot wheels. Trust me I didn't use tires. They're the wheels from the zap cannon or something. Wheels aside, I don't think the chariot will fit two chaos warriors without extension. I just used an old school marauder as the driver because he's smaller and the bulk of the chariot hides his ugly leg sculpts :)

Knights are looking good so far!

Elazar The Glorified
26-02-2009, 07:08
Sorry Mr. Chair, my first impression when you said Ork wheels was Battlewagons etc with the tyres. I've had a look at your plog again and the wheels on your chariot are great. I'll definitely keep it in mind, the only thing with them is they maybe look a little too brutal for a Slaaneshi chariot. They look absolutely perfect on a Khornate one which is why I'd be reluctant to use them ;)

Ganymene
26-02-2009, 10:59
There are some awesome conversions in here Elazar.

I particularly like the hands reaching out of the battle standard.

Keep up the great work!

Elazar The Glorified
26-02-2009, 19:25
Thank you Ganymene!

Couple more WIP shots of the Knights:

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/7297/dsc00757.jpg http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/531/dsc00755.jpg

The Knights are already a lot further on than when I took these pics so I should be able to get them finished tomorrow and move onto the horses.

Malzeth
26-02-2009, 21:53
Those knights are looking very crisp, well done,

Liking the horn.. ;)

Murrayskull
26-02-2009, 21:57
Those knights are indeed looking good. I also like some of the conversions you have done on your models.

Kronos
26-02-2009, 21:59
Bone colour armour ?.. what a brilliant idea, works very well in contrast to the Bronze.

Very nice log btw, the Dragon ogres are very original and work quite well, and the marauder horsemen have a very good look. hariot looks promising too.

I'll pop by every now and then and see what else make :)

adamp9
26-02-2009, 22:09
Cripes Elazar your making me not want to head to the club in Blyth I'm painting WoC as my first army and it will be embarrasing to see them next to yours!

adamp9
26-02-2009, 22:15
Cripes Elazar your making me not want to head to the club in Blyth I'm painting WoC as my first army and it will be embarrassing to see them next to yours!

Mr.chair
26-02-2009, 22:57
Yeah, the slender look will fit for Slaanesh pretty well. Are the horns on the knights from bloodletters?

Elazar The Glorified
27-02-2009, 18:40
Those knights are looking very crisp, well done,

Liking the horn.. ;)

Thanks Malzeth. They're mostly done now, going to do some more painting in a little bit and get started on their horses so I can get them mounted up and see the full effect.


Those knights are indeed looking good. I also like some of the conversions you have done on your models.

Cheers Murrayskull. Glad you like them.


Bone colour armour ?.. what a brilliant idea, works very well in contrast to the Bronze.

Very nice log btw, the Dragon ogres are very original and work quite well, and the marauder horsemen have a very good look. hariot looks promising too.

I'll pop by every now and then and see what else make :)

Thank you Kronos. Yes, I'm quite proud of the colour scheme. There's not a great many chaos armies around painted the same and anything that makes them look a bit more unique gets my vote.

Glad you like the Dragon Ogres and the Chariot conversions.


Cripes Elazar your making me not want to head to the club in Blyth I'm painting WoC as my first army and it will be embarrasing to see them next to yours!

Now you're just flattering my ego! :) Thank you! We'll have to have a game some time.


Yeah, the slender look will fit for Slaanesh pretty well. Are the horns on the knights from bloodletters?

Yep, the horns are from the Bloodletters. I've probably said it before but I really love the new Bloodletter plastics. I've used so many different bits from them throughout the army. Tongues and hands on BSB, horns on numerous helmets, the back spikes have been used here and there, the swords were used on the warriors. Running out of Bloodletter bits now though so I'll have to try and find another box set that is so bountiful with bits!

Da Black Gobbo
27-02-2009, 18:45
Man I like your stuff a lot, i'm doing a Slaaneshi WoC army like you (not as good but i do my best ;) ) keep that work it's amazing.

Elazar The Glorified
04-03-2009, 12:18
My paintbrush kicked the bucket the other day and I didn't have any spare that I was comfortable painting with so the Knights haven't moved much further forward (I've got a new brush so should get them finished soon). The Chaos Steeds have been basecoated Khemri brown and so I need to move on from there. The Knights are finished except for some shading which will be done once they're on their mounts and a few little touches here and there.

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/5425/dsc00768y.jpg

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/4492/dsc00770s.jpg

Want the Knights finished for their next outing on Sunday so will have pics up by then at the latest.

Elazar The Glorified
04-03-2009, 12:23
I have made a start on the chariot crew whilst I've taken an enforced break from painting. Got some work to do on them (mould lines to remove in particular) but this gives you a rough idea. They fit quite nicely onto the chariot which is good.

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Man I like your stuff a lot, i doing a Slaaneshi WoC army like you (not as good but i do my best ;) ) keep that work it's amazing.

Thank you. I'll go and have a look at your Plog now! :)

Nightsword
04-03-2009, 13:16
Genius, beautiful and brilliant. Get these finished quickly. NOW!!!

Mr.chair
04-03-2009, 17:25
Looking good. You just have knight torsos lying around to be converted? :)

Neckutter
04-03-2009, 20:07
probably because he bought an extra box of knights, to use the new horses for pulling his chariot?

Jericho
04-03-2009, 22:04
Ooh, let's see a rear shot of those chariot riders they look good :)

Ganymene
05-03-2009, 09:13
If the horses for those knights look as good as all the others, they will be an awesome unit.

I'm looking forward to seeing those riders matched up with their chariot as well.

Keep up the good work.

Elazar The Glorified
05-03-2009, 10:21
Genius, beautiful and brilliant. Get these finished quickly. NOW!!!

Thank you Nightsword, high praise indeed! I'll do my best ;)


Looking good. You just have knight torsos lying around to be converted? :)

Thanks Mr. Chair and Neckutter answers your question below :)


probably because he bought an extra box of knights, to use the new horses for pulling his chariot?

That and I wanted a unit of 6 Knights so I had to buy another box anyway. So that left 4 spare horses and 4 spare Knights. Two horses are going on the chariot. The Mounted Sorcerer already had another so I will have to buy another box for the second chariot with the sorcerer mounted in but I want to have a mounted Exalted as well so will be needing them. That and I'm something of a bits hoarder!


Ooh, let's see a rear shot of those chariot riders they look good :)

Thank you Jericho. Will get some more photos up soon with them in the chariot and all the individual bits etc.


If the horses for those knights look as good as all the others, they will be an awesome unit.

I'm looking forward to seeing those riders matched up with their chariot as well.

Keep up the good work.

Thank you Ganymene. Will post pics as soon as I can.

Elazar The Glorified
10-03-2009, 08:59
Right haven't got a photo update yet I'm afraid. My painting area has been lost to a collection of junk to be sold at the car boot sale at the weekend so for the minute I'm working on the Chariot and the Dragon Ogres. Will maybe put some pictures up tomorrow of where each of these are.

So on Sunday my guys had two more battles. This time against the same Dark Elves army first at 1000pts and then at 1500pts. All I can really say is Dark Elves are a complete pain. The 1000pt battle went exceptionally badly. My dice rolling seems to be so awful it's untrue at the minute.
In the 1000pt game I took the same army as against the empire army in their last outing. Everything except the Sorcerer was wounding on 2s (the amount of 1s I rolled to wound was disgusting as well!).
The Dark Elves had a Sorceress using the lore of metal (ouch!), a hydra, a unit of 15 Black Guard, 20 Dark Elf Warriors, 10 Crossbowmen, 6 Cold One Knights and 5 Harpies.
Turn 2 decided the game. Rule of Burning Iron managed to get through on my Chaos Knights despite my throwing all of my dispel dice at it and killed them all except the Champion. Shooting wiped out my Marauder Horsemen. The Marauders on foot with the Sorcerer were busy chasing the Hydra round a building and getting nowhere. The Warriors got charged by the Cold One Knights on turn 3 lost the combat by 1. I rolled 11 for their break test and then 4 for their flee roll so they were promptly run down. Meanwhile the lone Knight champion was chopped down by a hail of crossbow bolts. Eventually on Turn 5 my Marauders being the last unit left charged into combat with the Hydra were as expected largely ineffective against it (I'd quite clearly lost the game so they were just trying to die with a little glory) and got run down after they fled rather ingloriously.

The 1500 point game was a little bit better. I added in Zorion The Resplendent on a Daemonic Mount to join the Knights and Neron with the Battle Standard to join the Warriors. I also swapped Gaizka out for Inigo but left him in with the Marauders. I'll try to sum this up as quickly as I can. The Knights and Zorion went up against the Hydra. It was a long drawn out combat with I think most of the wounds caused on the Hydra coming from Zorion's Daemonic Mount or the Chaos Steeds as their riders all seemed to be relatively useless against it. The combat lasted for 3 complete turns with a Cold One Chariot charging in towards the end but being destroyed by the Knights whilst Zorion finished off the Hydra (for which I completely forgot my EOTG roll!). Once the Knights had gotten out of that combat they stormed up the flanks. The Marauder Horsemen took out a unit of Harpies that had been sent to make themselves a nuisance but were then shot to pieces by the two units of Crossbowmen. One unit of 5 warhounds died painfully in the magic phase but the other excelled itself by charging in against the second unit of Harpies, killing 4 without reply and breaking the last and chasing it down. When they returned to the table they were shot to pieces. The Warriors with Neron proved to be lethal. They received a dual charge from the Black Guard and the Dark Elf Warriors. The Black Guard champion refused to meet Neron's challenge (for which I was rather grateful as Neron took out 3 on his own whilst the warriors lost 2 and took down another couple of the Black Guard. The Dark Elves lost the combat and the warriors fled the table without having even taken a wound whilst the stubborn Black Guard held their ground. The Cold One Knights wanted to get into the combat and declared a charge against the Warriors but couldn't manage to connect clipping the Black Guard unit and getting stranded outside of combat. Inigo cast Hellshriek which rather amusingly sent the Cold One Knights fleeing whilst everything else held. The Cold One Knights went right to the opposite end of the table and once they had rallied were charged by Zorion and his Knights who chopped them up into lots of little pieces but the Dark Elves had the last laugh as the Knights wouldn't see combat again and neither would Zorion as they weathered Crossbow bolts and magic missiles for as long as they could before they fell.
The Warriors and the Black Guard continued their combat. The Warrior champion issued a challenge and this time the Black Guard leader wasn't so cowardly. He was rewarded for his bravery with a sword through the head and then Neron diced up the rest of his unit. Sadly as was the case with the Knights the end of their melee was also the end of the Warriors as they fell to a barrage of crossbow bolts and the other sorceress. Neron survived an extra turn but was isolated from combat. He lost a wound in the magic phase and then in the shooting phase was the sole target of 20 crossbow bolts. Only 1 managed to successfully wound and Neron promptly failed his armour save and went down. The Marauders never saw combat. They were torn apart again by the missile fire of the Dark Elves and Inigo was largely ineffective with the exception of the amusing Hellshriek on the Cold One Knights.

Definitely have a lot to learn and will definitely be a lot more cautious the next time I come up against the Dark Elves.

Elazar The Glorified
13-03-2009, 11:14
Ok, quick photo uodate. The batch painting is finished on the Knights and onto the nitty-gritty individual details that make the models stand out. This is the Champion. He's pretty much finished except for the base, varnishing and a couple of tiny little touch up bits I've spotted since!

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Please tell me what you think. Will post another update over the weekend probably with the progress on the chariot.

Monsterzonk
13-03-2009, 12:57
Man! What a great and characterful combination of colours! I LOVE him - especially the purple. Awesome job, Elazar! Nothing more to add....

Cheers,
Monsterzonk :skull:

Nightsword
13-03-2009, 13:04
Those sculpts are jaw dropping, and you've definately done them justice, good job. How the bloody hell did you do the purple?!

mrtn
13-03-2009, 13:23
Nice knight. :)
You might think about some kind of wash on the skull mask of the horse, the highlights look a bit harsh. But that's just a tiny quibble.

Murrayskull
13-03-2009, 13:33
Nice knights, gonna try batch painting mine too and see if i can achieve good results.

Da Black Gobbo
13-03-2009, 16:56
Wow! now that's trully slaanesh like, man!

Elazar The Glorified
14-03-2009, 12:39
How the bloody hell did you do the purple?!

Just Liche Purple highlighted up to Warlock Purple.


Nice knight. :)
You might think about some kind of wash on the skull mask of the horse, the highlights look a bit harsh. But that's just a tiny quibble.

Might give that a go then.

Thank you everyone for commenting! Glad you like the mini.

Ganymene
14-03-2009, 23:59
Nice! The Champion looks great.

I really like that purple with the bone and gold.

Elazar The Glorified
15-03-2009, 10:34
Nice! The Champion looks great.

I really like that purple with the bone and gold.

Thank you Ganymene!

Right, the musician is done except the base etc.

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rottahn
15-03-2009, 17:51
wow i was highly kspetical of the brown chaos knights, but you pulled it off. they looks super nice, and i think no matter how you paint those knights, they just look amazing.

Elazar The Glorified
16-03-2009, 15:07
wow i was highly kspetical of the brown chaos knights, but you pulled it off. they looks super nice, and i think no matter how you paint those knights, they just look amazing.

Thank you rottahn. I think you're right, they are super minis the new plastic Knights so it's easy enough to get an effective look from them, the same can be said of the other two plastic sets we got with the new WOC army book; the Warhounds and the Marauder Horsemen.

Nightsword
16-03-2009, 15:12
Looks good, you're really doing these knight sculpts justice. I've nothing to add but that :)

Seville
16-03-2009, 21:36
Looking really good! Great work.

Elazar The Glorified
18-03-2009, 08:57
Thanks Nightsword and Seville!

Here's the Standard Bearer for the Chaos Knights.

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I was completely stumped for what to do with the banner then I noticed in the WOC army book the heraldric design on a picture of a Slaaneshi shield in the Colours of Chaos section and thought that would look perfect for the Knights.

Also got a few more WIP shots of the chariot. It's not much further along but here's the crew mounted in the chariot so you can see. They still need shield arms but they'll go on once painted.
In the end I've gone with the standard chariot wheels with some scythes added. Once the crew were finished and didn't have quite the same bulky look as the regular warriors it seemed the most appropriate and all of the alternatives I tried just didn't look right.

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Monsterzonk
18-03-2009, 09:03
Very, very nice! I really like both the musician and the banner bearer! The colour-split banner is cool!
The chariot looks suitably Slaaneshi too! Can't wait to see it painted!

Cheers,
Monsterzonk :skull:

Nightsword
18-03-2009, 10:31
The standard looks wicked, but I think the chariot still needs pimping a little bit. The horses are warriors look great, and that the trouble with highly detailed minis is the chariot looks a bit bare in comparison. You could go nuts and do a craaaaaaaaaazy freehand all over the front, or maybe line the the top rim with spikes? You could maybe sculpt a slaaneshi logo on the front, or maybe a daemon face!

Da Black Gobbo
18-03-2009, 12:18
Cool chariot man! want to see it finished :).

Elazar The Glorified
18-03-2009, 19:10
Thanks guys.

I know what you mean Nightsword. I was planning on 'pimping' it when it came to the painting but the more I think about it the less convinced I am that I'll be able to do quite enough with the freehand to make it look good as that's certainly not one of my strong points. I quite like the idea and the challenge of maybe sculpting a daemonic face of some sorts onto it. I imagine a leering face on the front would nicely complete the look...

Ganymene
19-03-2009, 10:17
The banner looks awesome, great choice!

The banner bearer and musician look great as well.

The chariot is coming along nicely, I really like the horse with the tusks. Looking forward to seeing it painted.

noeste
19-03-2009, 23:29
Great piece of conversion you've pulled off! Combined with that original colour scheme and those short stories in-between, you've given me a great deal of inspiration!

I started on a Slaaneshi army of my own, during the Storm of Chaos campaign, with mounted Daemonettes and a regiment of them on food, aswell as warriors; and while I'm very happy with my own colour theme (white, black and blue), you've inspired me to maybe give this army of mine a bit more of a backstory, with character names and the rest. Also, as I mentioned, your conversions are just fantastic, and I'll do much more of it in the future, partly thanks to your wonderful work!

So thank you, and I can't wait for the next update!

Elazar The Glorified
23-03-2009, 13:39
Thank you Ganymene and thanks Noeste for your very kind words.

I'm afraid I don't have any picture updates yet (maybe tomorrow) but the Devotees went to war yesterday so I thought I'd post up a quick report on that.
It was a 2000pt battle against Orcs & Goblins. The O&G army from what I can remember was:

Goblin Warboss on Gigantic Spider
Amulet of Protectyness
Martog's Best Basher

Night Goblin Shaman
Staff of Sneaky Stealing

Night Goblin Shaman
Horn of Urgok

Night Goblin Big Boss
Battle Standard
Bad Moon On A Stick
in: 29 Night Goblin Spearmen
with 3 fanatics and full command

10 Goblin Wolf Riders
Short Bows
Full Command

10 Forest Goblin Spider Riders
Shorts Bows
Full Command

25 Night Goblin Spearmen
Full Command
3 Fanatics

20 Night Goblin Archers
Full Command
3 Fanatics

15 Black Orcs
Full Command
Mork's Spirit Totem

Goblin Wolf Chariot
Extra Goblin
Extra Wolf

Goblin Rock Lobber
Orc Bully

2 x Goblin Spear Chucka
Orc Bully

Goblin Doom Diver Catapult

That might not be 100% accurate but that's the best I remember it. My 2000pts army was as follows

Elazar The Glorified
Daemon Prince
Level 4 Wizard
MOS
Diabolic Splendour

Gaizka The Warped
Level 2 Wizard
MOS
Book of Secrets
Power Familiar

Isidro Devante
Level 2 Wizard
MOS
Infernal Puppet

11 Warriors
MOS
Great Weapons
Full Command

14 Marauders
MOS
Great Weapons
Full Command

5 Marauder Horsemen
MOS
Flails
Musician

2 x 5 Warhounds

6 Knights
MOS
Full Command

3 Dragon Ogres
Great Weapons
Champion

Chariot
MOS

I have to say when I saw quite so many Goblins in the opposite deployment area I was quite pleased with my choice of army and I managed to roll Hellshriek with the Daemon Prince and Isidro Devante so was confident of being able to use the Goblins low leadership against them. I won the roll for first turn and took it.

My turn 1 I sent the Warhounds forwards as fast as I could towards the two units of Night Goblin Spearmen to draw out the inevitable Fanatics whislt the rest of the army followed slowly behind with the Dragon Ogres stalking after the Wolf Chariot and the Chaos Knights going for the Spider Riders and Warboss. My two infantry blocks with sorcerers moved to go either side of the forest in the centre of the table with the chariot supporting the marauder block led by Gaizka. The Marauder Horsemen hurtled forward to go after the spear chucka on his flank. The Daemon Prince flew into the centre of the table on the edge of the forest and out of sight of all the war machines. The magic phase was fairly uneventful in the first turn as I didn't have any real targets for any of my spells.

Orc and Goblin turn 1 saw all the units pass their animosity tests. The two Night Goblin Spear units moved towards the warounds and released their fanatics. Luckily none of them managed to reach their targets. The Wolf Chariot moved forwards towards my lines. The Spider Riders moved into the forest that the Daemon Prince was lurking on the other side of. The Wolf Riders moved forward slightly but their movement path was blocked by a fanatic, the spearmen and the forest so they didn't move very fast. The Black Orcs marched towards the Warriors and Isidro. I dispelled all of the magic the two Shaman could throw out with the exception of the Horn of Urgok bound spell which went off successfully. In the shooting phase the Rock Lobba misfired so was out for this turn and next. The Spear Chucka the Marauder Horsemen were after managed to take out 1 of their number. The Doom Diver managed to hit the Marauders on foot taking out 1 of them. The other Spear Chuck fired at the Dragon Ogres but the Goblins couldn't hit. The Wolf Riders and the Wolf Chariot fired at the foot marauders too and caused another 2 casualties between them. The Night Goblin Archers were out of sight of everything as were the Spider Riders.

Turn 2 started 1 unit of warhounds charging the Wolf Riders and the others one of the fanatics. The Marauder Horsemen also charge the Spear Chucka. The Warhounds charging the Wolf Riders clipped a fanatic and took 2 casualties and failed the ensuing panic test. The other fanatic was wiped out but took all of the Warhounds with him. The Daemon Prince flew over to the Spear Chucka in the middle of the enemy lines. The Dragon Ogres moved forward to make themselves the only viable target for the charge of the Wolf Chariot and everything else moved forward slightly but not very far because of the number of fanatics still flailing about infront of my lines. The magic phase started with Elazar casting Hellshriek and panicking the Night Goblin Spearmen who fled away through the Wolf Riders who sadly passed their panic test as did the Spear Chucka crew and the Spider Riders. Then Elazar cast Lash of Slaanesh on the Spear Chucka killing one of the crew. Gaizka cast Lash of Slaanesh on the Wolf Riders killing 2 everything else was dispelled and Isidro cast Lash on a fanatic as he had no other viable targets.
In combat the Marauder Horsemen broke the crew of the Spear Chucka and ran them down, pursuing off of the table.

O&G turn 2 saw the Spear Chucka crew fail their terror test and flee away from Elazar and they'd flee the table in the following turn. The Night Goblin spearmen rallied. For charges the Wolf Chariot charged the Dragon Ogres who I'm sure would have grinned at the sight. The Night Goblin fanatics flailed about everywhere with one hitting the chariot and causing 2 wounds. The Spider Riders moved to the edge of the forest and the Warboss took up a position just behind them. The magic phase saw the Shaman with the the horn miscast and Isidro used the Infernal puppet to change the result to a 1 on the Waagh! miscast table which removed the Shaman and caused a few casualties in other units. The other Shaman had all of his spells dispelled. In shooting not a great deal happened. The Doom Diver missed the Marauders and the Wolf Riders shot at the Chariot but failed to wound. The Night Goblin archers shot at Elazar causing 1 wound. In close combat the Wolf Chariot managed to cause 2 wounds on the Dragon Ogre unit before the Dragon Ogres hit back with a massive 7 strength 7 wounds caused destroying the chariot into so many tiny pieces you wouldn't have known there was one!

My turn 3 started with the Chaos Knights declaring a charge against the Spider Riders. The Warhounds rallied. The Marauder Horsemen returned to the table and positioned to charge the Doom Diver next turn. The Dragon Ogres moved so that if the Spider Riders survived until my next turn they could go into their flank. The Chariot moved towards the Night Goblins flanks and the Marauders moved towards their front. The Warriors and Isidro advanced up the left flank and then I made a very silly error. I completely forgot that I hadn't sent anything near the Night Goblin archers who'd been on the periphery of the game so far and flew Elazar over their heads to cause problems for them and the Rock Lobba only to unleash 3 fanatics who caused 15 s5 wounds of which I managed to save 3 so Elazar was wiped out. 500 points of Daemon Prince lost to my stupidiy and 75 points worth of Fanatics.
The magic phase started with my Sorcerer's determined to cause some damage and avenge their fallen master. Gaizka cast Ecstatic Seizures with Irresistable Force to get started on the Wolf Riders and wiped out 9 causing them to panic and flee. He then cast Lash on a fanatic wiping that out. Isidro cast Lash at the Night Goblin spearmen that his warrior bodyguard was advancing on causing a couple of casualties.
The Chaos Knights took out 5 Spider Riders but the champion managed to kill one Knight before he fled. The Spider Riders escaped the Knights who pursued into the Warboss in the forest. The Knight Champion had to challenge because of the EOTG rule. He managed to cause a wound on the Warboss before the Warboss and the Gigantic Spider killed him. The Knights won the combat by 1 but the Warboss held firm.

O&G Turn 3 saw the Black Orcs declare a charge on the Knights locked in combat with the Warboss. There were no other charges. The Wolf Riders fled the table as did the remaining Spear Chucka crew. The Spider Riders rallied. The two units of Night Goblin spearmen advanced towards the Marauders and the Warriors respectively and looked to be just inside charge range at the end of their move. The magic phase was uneventful with the remaining Shaman failing to get any of his spells off. Shooting was even more uneventful with the Doom Diver missing again and the Rock Lobba having no targets and neither did the Archers. In close combat the Black Orcs and the Warboss killed 2 Knights and the Knights failed to do any real damage back. The Knights lost the combat and fled, evading their pursuers who both pursued out of the forest and the Warboss left his flank exposed for a Dragon Ogre charge in my turn with the potential to overrun/pursue into the Black Orcs if I won the combat.

My turn 4 started with my failing to rally the Chaos Knights who fled further towards the nearest table edge, the Dragon Ogres charging the Warboss, the Marauders and the remaining Warhounds charging one of the Night Goblin spear units and the Warriors charging the other. The Marauder Horsemen charged the Doomdiver. The Chariot moved up ready to take the flank of the Night Goblins in combat with the Marauders and Warhounds.
The Magic phase started with Gaizka casting Ecstatic Seizures again this time on the Night Goblins his bodyguard were now in combat with. He caused 12 casualties. Isidro Devante cast Hellshriek and the Spider Riders were just in range and failed their test and fled the rest of the way off the table.
Close combat started with the Marauders and the Warhounds causing a few casualties against the Night Goblins but nothing near the amount they were going to need to help their combat res. The Night Goblins hit back wiping out all of the remaining Warhounds and 2 Marauders. The Marauders failed their break test and fled away from the Night Goblins a full 12". The Dragon Ogres split their attacks between the Warboss and his mount and both were wiped out with ease by the brutes who overran into the Black Orcs. They then proceeded to cause 6 casualties on the Black Orcs who fled and were run down. The Dragon Ogres were now too far out of the way to have any further effect on the battle but they did secure a table quarter for me. The Warriors fared a bit better in their combat than the Marauders did in theirs. They caused a few casualties and took 1, lost the combat by 1 but held. The Marauder Horsemen wiped out 2 of the Doomdiver crew but the remaining 1 held.

O&G turn 4 saw the Night Goblins move out of the Chariot's charge arc and after the Marauders and there wasn't any other movement. The magic phase was again uneventful for the Shaman who failed to do anything again. Shooting phase was also eventless. The Rock Lobba and the Goblin archers still had no targets with everything in combat apart from the Chariot which was hidden by the forest between them. Close combat saw Isidro wipe out 2 Night Goblins with his attacks, the Night Goblins strike back and kill 1 Warrior and the Warriors hitting back and killing 4 Night Goblins. The Goblins broke from combat but only fled 3" so were run down by the Warriors. The Warriors pursuit move took them within 10" of the Rock Lobba so it looked as if it wasn't ever going to fire off a shot! The Marauder Horsemen managed to kill the remaining Doomdiver crewman.

My turn 5 started with the Knights and the Marauders both failing to rally and leaving the table! The Warriors ignored the Rock Lobba and reformed so that they'd be able to make a last ditch charge at the archers in turn 6. The magic phase saw Isidro cast Hellshriek again and send the Rock Lobba crew fleeing off the table. There was no combat to resolve so we went straight to the O&G turn which was uneventful except for the archers shooting down a Warrior.

My turn 6 started with the Warriors charging the archers and just reaching them. The ensuing combat saw the Goblins lose by 1 but hold. In the O&G turn nothing happened until the combat which the Goblins lost again and this time they fled and were caught by the Warriors which brought a hard fought battle to an end.

It worked out as a marginal victory for me. The O&G had a unit of Spearmen and a Shaman left on the table I had my Chariot, Dragon Ogres, Marauder Horsemen and the Warriors all of which were at half strength except the Dragon Ogres.

It was a really fun game to play against a great opponent. It was very close considering but it was the power of my Sorcerers and the brute strength of the Dragon Ogres that really made the difference. Hellshriek caused so many problems for the Goblins and those that held fell victim to Ecstatic Seizures from Gaizka. The two sorcerers on foot paid for themselves with the amount of units they sent packing. Sadly Gaizka fled with his Marauders and lost me some points at the end of the game. The Infernal Puppet on Isidro was brilliant for forcing the worst result on the miscast table for my opponent. The Daemon Prince was pretty formidable whilst he survived and would have caused a lot more problems I'm sure if I hadn't convinced myself that I'd already drawn out all of the fanatics. As it was he caused a few problems psychology wise but never got the chance to make the impact I'd have liked him to. The two infantry units did ok, they were no better or worse that I'd have expect really I was unlucky with the Warriors casualties as I failed to make a single Chaos Armour save all game! The Dragon Ogres proved to be absolutely lethal. They were taken to go chariot hunting and they were going to go Giant hunting too if there'd been one on the table although I'd have made sure to cast Hysterical Frenzy on them first to make sure they'd be able to get the job done! They did a good job of taking down the Warboss and then with the flank charge on the Black Orcs there was only ever going to be one winner. The Chariot was a bit of a disappointment. I spent most of the game trying to get it into position for a charge and/or dodging fanatics that it never got to do anything other than give up half victory points! The Chaos Knights did well until they got outnumbered I can't believe how bad my rolling was for theirs and the Marauders rally tests though!

I've got a 3000 point game against Orcs and Goblins again in a couple of weeks so I'm thinking about what to add in. I'm considering putting Neron and Zorion in for a couple of more fighty characters and then another unit of warriors and possibly some Forsaken...

Anyway, this is a lengthy post so thank you for reading. If you have any comments or suggestions please let me know.

Murrayskull
23-03-2009, 15:46
Sounded like a fun battle but it was a pity about the demon prince becoming fanatic fodder. Looking forward to hearing how your 3000 pointer goes.

Elazar The Glorified
24-03-2009, 18:01
I haven't done any painting but I thought I'd post a few wip pics of a couple of my other current projects for the army.

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New Warrior regiment. Not really anything groundbreaking with these. Using helmets from the Knights sprues and going to put together a couple using bits of both.

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/8281/dsc00805.jpg
Bought 12 of these guys off of Ebay. Going to strip the paint on the ones that have been painted and then break them down to put together my Forsaken. Wanting to take a slightly different approach to the Forsaken as I've thought up some fluff for them but I'll post more on that another time.

http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/2096/dsc00800.jpg
Lastly, the current state of the WIP Dragon Ogre unit that did so well in my game the other day.

Will be trying to finish painting the Knights by the weekend so will put pics up of them as I go.

Unforgiven666
24-03-2009, 20:58
Dude!!! Those Dragon Ogres are AWESOME!!!
Good job :) :D

Elazar The Glorified
25-03-2009, 11:20
Dude!!! Those Dragon Ogres are AWESOME!!!
Good job :) :D

Thanks, glad you like them! I'm looking forward to painting them. Especially after the carnage they wreaked in my game the other day! :evilgrin:

Elazar The Glorified
26-03-2009, 10:07
Finished the first rank and file Chaos Knight. 2 more to go. Let me now what you think.

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/6387/dsc00807mua.jpg http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/8070/dsc00809y.jpg http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/5085/dsc00808j.jpg

I remembered the other day why I didn't like GW paint brushes. I always avoided them because of bad experiences on my last foray into the hobby but bought the GW Detail Brush the other day. Within a week it's down to 3 solitary bristles. Very unimpressed!

Monsterzonk
26-03-2009, 10:29
Now look at that! Another job well done, Elazar! That colour combination is just great!
And I have to agree - GW brushes are just rubbish! ;)

Cheers,
Monsterzonk :skull:

Avalon
26-03-2009, 10:49
Great painting and conversions! One thing to note, though - I'd change the last Ogre's arms to one that isn't preparing to do a two-handed overhead strike. It looks like he'd take his own neck off with the downward swing xD

Ganymene
27-03-2009, 10:27
The Dragon Ogres look great!

The Knight looks awesome as well. I can't say enough how much I like the colors on the shield, it really brings the faces on the surface to life.

Commodus Leitdorf
27-03-2009, 14:50
very interesting take on Dragon Ogres! I like them! Cant wait to see them painted.

-Commodus

Bunkka-Pop
27-03-2009, 23:03
Dude, you've got some amazing dragon ogres there! If you don't mind i think that i will steal the idea for personal use = D

Elazar The Glorified
28-03-2009, 08:14
Thanks for the comments everyone and to Bunkka-Pop of course I don't mind! :)

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/539/dsc00814g.jpg http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/1296/dsc00813.jpg http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/165/dsc00810t.jpg

The one before last Knight finished. Have started on the last one so will probably have pics of him up tomorrow and then I'll get the bases finished off and post pics of the unit as a whole.

Thanks again for everyone's comments and suggestions.

Elazar The Glorified
30-03-2009, 09:38
Finished the last Knight so will do the bases later and post pics of the finished unit.

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/2354/dsc00816iti.jpg http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/8268/dsc00817gvu.jpg http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/8403/dsc00818gmt.jpg

noeste
30-03-2009, 13:23
Congratulations on your victory against the greenskins!

And your knights look as splendid as ever, and as I believe I've mentioned before, those Dragon Ogres are just fantastic, can't wait to see 'em painted. Planned a colourscheme for them?

Elazar The Glorified
30-03-2009, 18:42
Right, as promised a few pics of the Knights as a unit. The pictures haven't come out brilliant but they give you a good enough idea of how they look.

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/5210/dsc00824e.jpg

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/4686/dsc00822l.jpg

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/3064/dsc00821.jpg



Congratulations on your victory against the greenskins!

And your knights look as splendid as ever, and as I believe I've mentioned before, those Dragon Ogres are just fantastic, can't wait to see 'em painted. Planned a colourscheme for them?

Thanks Noeste!

I really want to get started on them but I haven't decided on a colour scheme for certain yet. I'm wanting to try and keep to the palette I've used for the army so far. I'm thinking maybe Scorched/Bestial brown for the flesh on the cold ones with Bleached bone on the scales and then not sure whether to do the armour in gold maybe.. What does everyone else think?

The Dragon Ogres are next on the painting list along with Be'Lakor as I'm eager to get some paint on him seeing as he's sitting in for Elazar. Got a couple of other character models to paint as well as getting on with the Chariot, the Warriors and the Forsaken! Busy, busy, busy!

bob_the_small
30-03-2009, 19:13
They look great!

Txan
30-03-2009, 20:16
Great, when u workin on ur DP?

Ganymene
31-03-2009, 06:55
The Knights look excellent all together as a unit! Nice Work!

As for the armor on the Dragon Ogres, I think gold would complement their skin very nicely. I imagine it would look similar to the Knights, where the skin would be like the Knights' armor.

Also, looking forward to seeing the Demon Prince.

Keep up the good work!

Monsterzonk
01-04-2009, 16:09
Just great! The Knights look absolutely cool! Looking forward to the Dragon Ogres.

Cheers,
Monsterzonk :skull:

Seville
01-04-2009, 20:38
Elazar - these really, really look nice. I would love to see those accross the table from my army. How are you doing that bone color? It's great. I might need to steal this paint scheme for a Slaanesh Exalted I have in mind.

Elazar The Glorified
02-04-2009, 10:16
They look great!

Thank you!


Great, when u workin on ur DP?

Thanks, will be working on the Daemon Prince once I've gotten the Dragon Ogres painted. I've started on them so hopefully not too long!


The Knights look excellent all together as a unit! Nice Work!

As for the armor on the Dragon Ogres, I think gold would complement their skin very nicely. I imagine it would look similar to the Knights, where the skin would be like the Knights' armor.

Also, looking forward to seeing the Demon Prince.

Keep up the good work!

Thank you Ganymene! Thanks for your opinion on the Dragon Ogres, I'll post an early WIP pic of one of them at the end of this post.


Just great! The Knights look absolutely cool! Looking forward to the Dragon Ogres.

Cheers,
Monsterzonk :skull:

Thank you Monsterzonk.


Elazar - these really, really look nice. I would love to see those accross the table from my army. How are you doing that bone color? It's great. I might need to steal this paint scheme for a Slaanesh Exalted I have in mind.

Thank you very much Seville.
The bone was a basecoat of Khemri Brown over a Chaos Black undercoat. I then drybrushed Bleached bone over this and washed with Gryphonne Sepia. I then did a layer of Bleached bone highlights and then another two washes with Gryphonne Sepia. Then did an edge highlight in Bleached Bone again.
I think that's right anyway...

Thank you for all of your kind comments. I also want to thank everyone who's commented on my project log to date. In particular the likes of Nightsword, Monsterzonk and Ganymene who've always been amongst the first to comment and have always provided helpful advice. I think my painting has come a long way since I started this Project Log so it was definitely a good idea to do so. The downside to this is I really feel all the painting I did before the Marauder Horsemen will need redoing as I think there's a marked difference in the quality of my painting before and after this unit.

Anyway, here's the WIP pic of the Dragon Ogre. Got lots to do on this yet but proof that I'm doing something! :)

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/397/dsc00828.jpg

Murrayskull
02-04-2009, 13:15
Your Dragon Ogres are going to look awesome once you have finished painting them. Thanks to you i have decided to go slaanesh with my knights as well, going to do my own colour scheme. I'm also liking the idea of a set of dragon ogres at some point to go in a larger army list. Keep up the great work mate.

Ganymene
03-04-2009, 00:46
Thank you for all of your kind comments. I also want to thank everyone who's commented on my project log to date. In particular the likes of Nightsword, Monsterzonk and Ganymene who've always been amongst the first to comment and have always provided helpful advice.



Glad to help, your painting and converting are fantastic and they keep getting better and better. :)

I really like how the skin is turning out on the Dragon Ogre. With the depth you have achieved by layering the bone colors, it is really bringing the scales out into view. Nice job!

Txan
03-04-2009, 00:51
Very nice stuff, i am relly looking forward to the Dp and the finished Dragon ogres.. cus the Gw ones are very very... special...

Monsterzonk
03-04-2009, 07:45
Hey mate!

Great looking Dragon Ogre! I really dig the conversion! I'll probably nick it one day... ;) The bony colour on the scales works really well, I think. Keep it going!

Cheers,
Monsterzonk :skull:

pointyteeth
03-04-2009, 17:26
Wow! Great take on the Dragon Ogre! Most original I've seen yet, and my favorite by far. Everything is painted so well. I like the skull facepaint, I might have to steal that idea.

Ocid
04-04-2009, 22:26
Wow Elazar i take my hat off to you i've immensely enjoyed going through your log reading your bat reps and seeing your conversions. Love the Dragon Ogres by the way awesome.

When i seen your first WIP shot of the bone armour i thought oh no but after seeing the finished product i was stunned. I guess i just couldn't envision the final product but i'll say it again... Stunning.

Keep up the great work and consider me subbed to this.

Elazar The Glorified
06-04-2009, 10:08
Murrayskull: Thank you Murrayskull, and I'm glad to be spreading the word of Slaanesh! ;) I think Dragon Ogres would be a good idea not least because I'd love to see how you'd paint them!

Ganymene: Thank you Ganymene!

Txan: Thanks, yes I know what you mean!

Monsterzonk: Thanks Monsterzonk. Feel free, I'd be quite intrigued to see some Nurglesque Dragon Ogres in Fatty's army...

Pointyteeth: Thanks Pointyteeth. I think the Skull Facepaint you're referring to was Seville's avatar taken from his rather good Marauder Horsemen ;)

Ocid: Thank you very much Ocid, glad you enjoyed reading through my project log. Thanks for commenting!

Right, well I've been working on the Dragon Ogres (although not particularly quickly!) . I have a new found respect for collectors of Lizardmen armies, Dark Elf armies with well painted Knights and anyone who has anything scaly as it's taking a lot of time to build up the shading on the scales. I've also made a start on the gold armour but got some shading to do on this. So a few pics of the Champion.

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/8595/dsc00842qvd.jpg http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/4456/dsc00843r.jpg
http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/4730/dsc00845q.jpg http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/4654/dsc00846r.jpg

Anardakil
06-04-2009, 11:13
Cool dragon ogre!

Ganymene
08-04-2009, 08:11
The Dragon Ogre is coming along nicely.

It may take a while to get those scales right, but the final outcome is totally worth it. They look fantastic!

And the gold armor will really complement the scales well when it is finished.

pointyteeth
08-04-2009, 17:23
The Dragon Ogre is some definate eye-candy! Looking great!

The Red Scourge
08-04-2009, 17:39
I prefer GWs hulking metal brutes any day :)

Elazar The Glorified
08-04-2009, 22:24
Thank you Anardakil, pointyteeth, Ganymene and Red Scourge for your comments. Haven't done any more painting on the Dragon Ogres due to... well... laziness mostly!

I have finished building up the next warrior regiment. Need to greenstuff gaps and maybe some small details here and there yet.

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/4428/dsc00849p.jpg
The 10 new warriors. Nothing spectacular about them. Did my best to keep each warrior unique in the unit, avoided duplicating helmets and the idea behind the champion's helmet is that it's a symbol of Slaanesh but I'm undecided on whether I'm going to keep it....

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/9130/dsc00847h.jpg
How they will march to war with the notable addition of another sorcerer on foot. Looking forward to painting him as I always loved this mini. I always thought it was the most Slaaneshi looking of the three they did at the time.

Txan
08-04-2009, 22:40
What is that amazing model in the middle?!?!?!?!

Elazar The Glorified
08-04-2009, 23:10
What is that amazing model in the middle?!?!?!?!

It's a Chaos Sorcerer from I think 99/00 if I remember rightly. I know it was definitely in the 2000 citadel annual.

Txan
08-04-2009, 23:27
Wow.... it is amazing.

bob_the_small
08-04-2009, 23:31
I love the dragon ogre... is that just a black orc + cold one + green stuff = dragon ogre?

Awesome painting btw...

Gargobot
09-04-2009, 00:33
I love your Dragon Ogre conversions, looks much better than the ogre trunks on old dragon ogre legs conversion which you see alot these days.
With your painting I'm very exited to see them painted.

Ganymene
09-04-2009, 08:50
I am curious to see a close up of that Sorceror, it is an awesome model from what I can see. With your color scheme it should look amazing in that block of Warriors.

Keeping each model unique is something that really makes a unit look great when painted and ready for battle.

Rabid Bunny 666
10-04-2009, 16:16
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/4056/dsc00735ia2.jpg

Got so much I want to do to this yet but it gives you an idea of what I'm going for. The wheels will most likely be replaced or at the very least will be subject to an extreme makeover. Copious amounts of milliput need to be used and plenty more bits added before it's anywhere near done.



A thought on the Chariot, i'm doing a similar thing with mine, If you leave off the Tomb King front panel, it leaves a large area for sculpting Daemonic faces.

Liking the purple/Bone combination, it works well, the Knights are looking pretty slick and i like the BSB.

Fenix Felder
11-04-2009, 21:12
This is my favorite chaos Plog! Your knights and conversions are awesome, the ogre dragons are magnificent, and the painting it’s beautiful. Each time I visit this log it keeps improving great work keep it up mate!

bob_the_small
13-04-2009, 11:46
The only thing about that TK chariot is that i imagined chaos chariots to be a bit more.... chunky...

Tonnikala
13-04-2009, 17:13
Great Work, especially on dragon ogres! grear idea indeed. TK-chariot is great for slaanesh-themed army. How about Elazar himself? Are we gonna see the demonprince one day?

Elazar The Glorified
14-04-2009, 14:13
I love the dragon ogre... is that just a black orc + cold one + green stuff = dragon ogre?

Awesome painting btw...

Yep, I chopped the Black Orc torsos at the gut plate which was quite hard work and finally justified the purchase of my modelling saw! Then the gaps were filled with Green Stuff particularly the join between the two, I also sculpted fur trim collars for them to join the Cold One heads to the Black Orc neck (which was cut back as far as I could get without ruining the rest of the model) and to allow me to do the purple washed fur effect like on the Warrior cloaks and the Warhounds as I missed doing it!


I love your Dragon Ogre conversions, looks much better than the ogre trunks on old dragon ogre legs conversion which you see alot these days.
With your painting I'm very exited to see them painted.

Thank you very much Gargobot. Hopefully you won't have to wait too much long now!


I am curious to see a close up of that Sorceror, it is an awesome model from what I can see. With your color scheme it should look amazing in that block of Warriors.

Keeping each model unique is something that really makes a unit look great when painted and ready for battle.

Thanks Ganymene, will pop a picture or two of the sorcerer at the end of this post. Have high hopes for this unit of warriors. I love the GW unit just because they're what I did on my return to the hobby but the green stuff work is a little clumsy on them and the painting needs reworking so these are my first 'proper' warriors!


A thought on the Chariot, i'm doing a similar thing with mine, If you leave off the Tomb King front panel, it leaves a large area for sculpting Daemonic faces.

Liking the purple/Bone combination, it works well, the Knights are looking pretty slick and i like the BSB.

Thanks Rabit Bunny, I had noticed that. I keep playing around with things but my green stuff skills are far from impressive so it's still a work in progress but I refuse to move any further forward with the chariot until I have something to go there!

Glad you like the colour combo!


This is my favorite chaos Plog! Your knights and conversions are awesome, the ogre dragons are magnificent, and the painting it’s beautiful. Each time I visit this log it keeps improving great work keep it up mate!

Thank you Fenix, high praise indeed with so many wonderful Chaos Plogs on Warseer! I'll try not to let it go to my head ;)


The only thing about that TK chariot is that i imagined chaos chariots to be a bit more.... chunky...

Well I'm hoping that once the green stuff is done it'll look a little fuller but I'm cautious about bulking it out any more than that as I want it to maintain a certain amount of 'grace' to try and keep a Slaaneshi theme.


Great Work, especially on dragon ogres! grear idea indeed. TK-chariot is great for slaanesh-themed army. How about Elazar himself? Are we gonna see the demonprince one day?

I do plan on modelling Elazar. I have a Be'Lakor model that's waiting to be painted who is standing in for Elazar at the minute but I'm waiting rather impatiently for the Daemon Prince plastic kit to finally get released as it looks like it'll be a joy to work with and I can try and create Elazar as I imagine him!

Right now for some pictures!

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/9913/dsc00850.jpg http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/8981/dsc00851.jpg

I haven't made a great deal of progress as things have been very hectic here but I thought I'd post pics to show what I have done. Want to get these finished within the next couple of days.

I've been playing Space Crusade (which got me started in the hobby all those years ago now!) on an Amiga Emulator and I have to say it's sparked an urge to get back into 40k. I managed to get the AOBR rulebook and templates etc on Ebay for £3.40 so that confirmed my return to 40k. When I did 40k in the past I collect Space Marines, Chaos Space Marines and Eldar but never really had a great deal of any of them (although the eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed bits from at least 2 of those armies amongst the Devotees) and so my instant want is to maybe return to one of these armies. I have a couple of ideas for each I quite fancy doing an Exodite Eldar army. Or a counts as Space Marines army based on a custom chapter that is on the very brink of extinction and using the Space Wolves codex for the rules. Then there are Chaos Space Marines, I think this army draws me the most but is also my least favourite choice just because I already have a chaos army. Although I do have a few ideas for an undivided force to use the cult troops rules as different types of marines and making my own minis for them (not least because of the 4 cult troops I only really like the Thousand Sons minis, when I last did 40k Noise Marines were Noise Marines and not just Space Marines with Blastmasters...). Anyway... I'm starting to ramble on a bit. Suffice to say, the 40k army which ever I decide on will be a background project as the Devotees will still be very much my priority. Once I have anything though I'll have another project log in the Sci-fi section!

Oh and those Sorcerer pics quickly.

http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/9045/dsc00852i.jpg http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/7595/dsc00853.jpg

Rabid Bunny 666
14-04-2009, 14:19
If you want, i could do a tutorial for a generic skull on a Chariot some time this week, i'm off to get some Greenstuff later today and i've got a spare Khemiri chariot.

Elazar The Glorified
14-04-2009, 14:23
If you want, i could do a tutorial for a generic skull on a Chariot some time this week, i'm off to get some Greenstuff later today and i've got a spare Khemiri chariot.

That'd be excellent if you could! Could do with some guidance on this one. Thanks!

Monsterzonk
14-04-2009, 16:52
Those Dragon Ogres are simply great! I love the contrasting colours on their bodies and the eyes are absolutely stunning. Very well done!
That old school Sorcerer looks great too. I believe I may have one of his brethren somewhere. Maybe it's time to paint some Slaanesh, just for variety... ;)

Cheers,
Monsterzonk :skull:

pointyteeth
14-04-2009, 17:47
Wow! the dragon ogres look great. I should probably tell you that I'm sniping your reptilian head idea for my kholek *yoink*

Tonnikala
14-04-2009, 20:25
yes, i'm too waiting for the plastic demon prince. But I think GW wants us to wait for it...those bastards!

Anyway, nice work on ogres!

Ganymene
14-04-2009, 21:33
The Dragon Ogres are looking great so far.

And that Sorcerer is a sweet model, it will look excellent leading those Warriors.

Also, I'll keep an eye out for you over in the 40K logs.

Bash
15-04-2009, 15:59
man your knights are painted awesome, and i love the dragon ogres aswell. ive been trying to make my own but i cant get black orcs around here anywhere :(

noeste
15-04-2009, 16:05
Great work on those Dragon Ogres; I foresee they'll do even better next time they march to combat, as it is common knowledge that the Dice Gods always favour beautifully painted models!

I believe I read you're planning on painting Be'Lakor in the near future; will you convert him into a Prince of Slaanesh, or will you 'simply' paint Be'Lakor himself, in the colourscheme 'Eavymetal choose for him in the Storm of Chaos campaign?
Nomatter how you decide to do him, I'll be looking forward to seeing the results!


Once again thanks for a great log, as I write this I'm in the middle of converting a regiment of female Slaaneshi Marauder footmen for my own army dedicated to the Dark Prince!

Elazar The Glorified
19-04-2009, 09:28
Those Dragon Ogres are simply great! I love the contrasting colours on their bodies and the eyes are absolutely stunning. Very well done!
That old school Sorcerer looks great too. I believe I may have one of his brethren somewhere. Maybe it's time to paint some Slaanesh, just for variety...

Cheers,
Monsterzonk :skull:

Thanks mate. Would love to see your take on Slaanesh if you decide to follow that idea through!


Wow! the dragon ogres look great. I should probably tell you that I'm sniping your reptilian head idea for my kholek *yoink*

Go ahead, I plan on doing the same. I'm writing some fluff for my Dragon Ogres (which I'll post in a bit) but the idea is they're the children of one of the old Shaggoths who had no qualms about selling his soul to Daemonic powers unlike his brothers. Hence the mutated form to suit Slaanesh's pleasures more seeing as Slaanesh is the serpent god. I plan on making a model of him in the not too distant to use as either a Shaggoth or when I get the urge as Kholek. Just trying to come up with a suitably nasty name for him!


yes, i'm too waiting for the plastic demon prince. But I think GW wants us to wait for it...those bastards!

Anyway, nice work on ogres!

Thank you! And yes, it was an cruel decision to put it in the WOC book to tease us when its release doesn't seem to be particularly forthcoming!


The Dragon Ogres are looking great so far.

And that Sorcerer is a sweet model, it will look excellent leading those Warriors.

Also, I'll keep an eye out for you over in the 40K logs.

Thank you Ganymene.


man your knights are painted awesome, and i love the dragon ogres aswell. ive been trying to make my own but i cant get black orcs around here anywhere :(

Glad you like them. Sorry to hear you can't get hold of the Black Orcs, as a lot of the newer plastics are they're great minis and there's plenty of other bits on the sprue I might incorporate in future conversions. Especially the banner!


Great work on those Dragon Ogres; I foresee they'll do even better next time they march to combat, as it is common knowledge that the Dice Gods always favour beautifully painted models!

I believe I read you're planning on painting Be'Lakor in the near future; will you convert him into a Prince of Slaanesh, or will you 'simply' paint Be'Lakor himself, in the colourscheme 'Eavymetal choose for him in the Storm of Chaos campaign?
Nomatter how you decide to do him, I'll be looking forward to seeing the results!


Once again thanks for a great log, as I write this I'm in the middle of converting a regiment of female Slaaneshi Marauder footmen for my own army dedicated to the Dark Prince!

Thank you Noeste, well they're going to war today with the O&G and there's possibly 3 Giants in my opponents army so I think I'll be hoping for Hysterical Frenzy on one of my Sorcerers to send them Giant hunting!

I'm not planning on converting Be'Lakor as he's such a brilliant model and he's only standing in for my Daemon Prince until they release the plastic kit. I want to do something a bit different for his base and have a few ideas I'm going to try out but as for his colour scheme, I haven't decided exactly what I'm doing yet but I'm going to paint him to tie in with this army so that he doesn't look out of place and because I haven't see many if any Be'Lakor models painted how I'm thinking on doing him.

Looking forward to seeing your female Marauders. What are you using to convert them?


Right, now then. Finished Dragon Ogres! Got them done just in time. I will try and replace these pics with slightly better ones if the sun ever comes back out here! The less than brilliant lighting has hidden the highlights a bit so want them to show up a bit more!

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/9827/dsc00855s.jpg http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/3677/dsc00859.jpg
http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/1848/dsc00861u.jpg http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/7408/dsc00862e.jpg

Let me know what you think!

it's coming this way!
19-04-2009, 12:58
:eek:

Best. Dragon Ogres. Ever.

noeste
19-04-2009, 15:25
(...)
I'm not planning on converting Be'Lakor as he's such a brilliant model and he's only standing in for my Daemon Prince until they release the plastic kit. I want to do something a bit different for his base and have a few ideas I'm going to try out but as for his colour scheme, I haven't decided exactly what I'm doing yet but I'm going to paint him to tie in with this army so that he doesn't look out of place and because I haven't see many if any Be'Lakor models painted how I'm thinking on doing him.

Looking forward to seeing your female Marauders. What are you using to convert them?


(...)

Let me know what you think!

So, an original paintscheme for Be'Lakor, what I was hoping for *grins*
I agree totally with you on it being an awesome model. Speaking of Daemon Princes, have you (or anyone else here...?) heard any rumours of when the plastic Daemon Prince box'll be out? You're not the only one waiting for it, Elezar, heh.

Uhm, for my female Marauders, I've used plastic Daemonettes, greenstuff and bits and pieces from Warriors of Chaos, Dark Elf Warriors and actually some boots from GW's LotR Uruk Hai...
I'll prolly make my own thread, when I get a little bit further in my project! Aiming for a Slaanesh army of my own, and with your permission, I'll use Black Orcs+Cold One Knights for my Dragon Ogres aswell - I'll be doing it slightly different than you, though, but use the same units to begin with. Hope it's ok.

Your finnished Dragon Ogres are at least looking very well!
Only thing I'd advise you, would be to add a bit more details on the bases; as their bases are larger than that of normal warriors etc, they look flatter, unless you add some small rocks, roots or little bits and pieces (like that wheel, but on all three!). I think it would add just a little bit more depth to them, if you did.

Good luck against those Giants! And I'll be looking forward to reading about how it goes, and also the fluff for your Dragon Ogres *smiles*

Keep up all the good work!

Ganymene
20-04-2009, 10:25
The Dragon Ogres look fantastic!

The top two pictures are a little dark, but in the lower two I can see the contrast between the gold and their scales. The gold looks great next to the bone. And I don't know if it's the light, but the scales look much more defined in these pictures than they did previously. Nice work!

Looking forward to seeing more!

Monsterzonk
20-04-2009, 11:29
Love the Dragon Ogres! Well done! Looking forward to seeing the old Sorcerer painted... ;)

Cheers,
Monsterzonk :skull:

bob_the_small
20-04-2009, 12:08
Great work on the dragon ogres.... I'd like to see the sorcerer painted.. keep it coming!

mrtn
21-04-2009, 17:43
Those dragon ogres are looking great, fits much better than the Cold Ones + Ogres you usually see.

Ghod
21-04-2009, 19:11
I agree with the others about the dragon ogres, they are looking great!!
A huge improvement on the normal Cold One / Ogre torso versions...

Nice colours for the scales btw.

I do wonder tho, what they would look like size-wise with an ogre? you dont have any spare bits do you?

Ocid
21-04-2009, 20:17
Dragon Ogres are fantastic Elazar. Much better than GW ones.

Look orward to seeing Be'lakor done up very nice model i reckon.

Elazar The Glorified
21-04-2009, 23:00
:eek:

Best. Dragon Ogres. Ever.

Thanks!


So, an original paintscheme for Be'Lakor, what I was hoping for *grins*
I agree totally with you on it being an awesome model. Speaking of Daemon Princes, have you (or anyone else here...?) heard any rumours of when the plastic Daemon Prince box'll be out? You're not the only one waiting for it, Elezar, heh.

Uhm, for my female Marauders, I've used plastic Daemonettes, greenstuff and bits and pieces from Warriors of Chaos, Dark Elf Warriors and actually some boots from GW's LotR Uruk Hai...
I'll prolly make my own thread, when I get a little bit further in my project! Aiming for a Slaanesh army of my own, and with your permission, I'll use Black Orcs+Cold One Knights for my Dragon Ogres aswell - I'll be doing it slightly different than you, though, but use the same units to begin with. Hope it's ok.

Your finnished Dragon Ogres are at least looking very well!
Only thing I'd advise you, would be to add a bit more details on the bases; as their bases are larger than that of normal warriors etc, they look flatter, unless you add some small rocks, roots or little bits and pieces (like that wheel, but on all three!). I think it would add just a little bit more depth to them, if you did.

Good luck against those Giants! And I'll be looking forward to reading about how it goes, and also the fluff for your Dragon Ogres *smiles*

Keep up all the good work!

I've not heard any more on the plastic Daemon Prince actually the last I heard it was most likely to show up with the second wave Daemon release which should be due soon but unless that's coming out around with Planet Strike it might still be a while.

You should post a project log up I'd like to see what you're doing with these female marauders! And by all means make your own Black Orc + Cold One Dragon Ogres. I look forward to seeing them and you certainly don't need my permission to make them! ;)

I agree about the bases. I've made hollow promises for a little bit throughout this plog that I am planning on improving the bases. Which is true but I'm just showing no disciplin whatsoever and moving on to painting new shiny things each time instead of fixing what needs fixing!

The Dragon Ogres did ok with Giant slaying duties in my battle but I'll post a battle rep in a day or two when I get time to sit down and go back over it all as it was a fairly brutal clash! I'll hopefully have the fluff for the Dragon Ogres done then too.


The Dragon Ogres look fantastic!

The top two pictures are a little dark, but in the lower two I can see the contrast between the gold and their scales. The gold looks great next to the bone. And I don't know if it's the light, but the scales look much more defined in these pictures than they did previously. Nice work!

Looking forward to seeing more!

Thanks Ganymene, yes it's a strange thing with the lighting as with the poorer lighting the shading on the scales has shown up better even though the other colours seem to have lost theirs . Will try and find a middleground there!


Love the Dragon Ogres! Well done! Looking forward to seeing the old Sorcerer painted... ;)

Cheers,
Monsterzonk :skull:

Thanks, hoping to get to him soon (the sorcerer) but I'm thinking Be'Lakor will be the next thing I paint so he will have to wait! :)


Great work on the dragon ogres.... I'd like to see the sorcerer painted.. keep it coming!

Thanks!


Those dragon ogres are looking great, fits much better than the Cold Ones + Ogres you usually see.

Thanks mrtn, glad you think so. I definitely prefer my dragon ogres over the alternatives (of course I'm biased) but I've never been a fan of the tubby drogres you get from the Iron Guts conversion. Don't mind all that flab on the chaos ogres as that makes more sense. I've never seen any fluff that says that Dragon Ogres even eat!


I agree with the others about the dragon ogres, they are looking great!!
A huge improvement on the normal Cold One / Ogre torso versions...

Nice colours for the scales btw.

I do wonder tho, what they would look like size-wise with an ogre? you dont have any spare bits do you?

I'm afraid I don't have any ogres to do a size comparison for you. I plan on getting some Ironguts to make my Chaos Ogres soon so I'll post pics up then unless I play an Ogres player before then!


Dragon Ogres are fantastic Elazar. Much better than GW ones.

Look orward to seeing Be'lakor done up very nice model i reckon.

Thank you Ocid.


Thanks everyone for your kind replies. Really glad the Dragon Ogres are being so well received.

Gargobot
21-04-2009, 23:28
Woah, awesome Dragon Ogres! *right click - save into pr0n folder* :D

Elazar The Glorified
27-04-2009, 22:18
Woah, awesome Dragon Ogres! *right click - save into pr0n folder* :D

Thanks you Gargobot ;)

Now to 'sell' my new 40k Project Log. Go look here (http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=196145) please! :D

Elazar The Glorified
21-05-2009, 21:24
Ok firstly an apology! I have somewhat neglected my project logs of late and The Devotees have suffered the most with that. A combination of decorating the house, remembering how much I love playing Space Crusade and just generally being busy have reduced my time for painting. Not to mention my gaming club has just started a Warhammer campaign so I've been busy writing fluff for that and playing battles of course! Anyway, firstly I'll post a pic of a certain WIP Daemon Prince just to prove that I have been doing something!

http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/4442/dsc00944n.jpg

Not gotten very far yet but what free time I get at the minute will be thrown his way!

Now, as I mentioned above I've been writing campaign fluff. Basically accounts of what my army has been up to. At the minute we're still at 1x1000pt banner on the map each with about 12 of us playing I think (not actually sure on that number though! :confused:). So I thought I'd share those bits of fluff with you just because I can. They're nothing special at all and were written fairly quickly so haven't been fine tuned but anyway...

The first is following an encounted with 2 chaos giants defending a Fortified Village my forces wished to capture.

Gaizka The Warped hobbled to the top of the hill and looked down on the village in the distance. Amador’s warhorse snorted impatiently to Gaizka’s side. The sorcerer glance at the leering skull helmed knight. He had the feeling the steed was echoing its master’s feelings. Amador didn’t look at Gaizka as his voice echoed from within his helm.
“Should I ready them, Lord?”
“Yes,” Gaizka answered. “I want prisoners. We shall let our master decide the fates of the Norscans.”
There was no reply from Amador but Gaizka felt he could hear disgust in the snort and shrieking whinny of the knight’s steed.

Within moments war horns were blaring and Amador’s knights rode to the crest of the hill and hurtled down it towards the village. Packs of hounds ran alongside them barking excitedly at the prospect of fresh meat.
Gaizka began the descent of the hill and within moments his warrior bodyguards were at his side marching silently towards the ringed palisades of the Norscan village.

Off to his right Gaizka heard the shouting of the mounted tribesmen just before he felt the tremors in the ground. He knew not where they had come from but two giants were hurtling towards his force bellowing war cries.
The hounds yapped hungrily and sped towards the giants unfazed and this seemed to refocus the horsemen who wheeled around the nearest of the giants. A horn sounded again as the knights began a thunderous charge towards the other giant, Amador riding with his sword held aloft and roaring a battle cry.

Gaizka’s warriors and the mob of tribesmen marched on foot following up behind the cavalry, spoiling for the fight to come.
The nearest giant was trying to swat a pack of hounds that were snapping ferociously at its heels. The brute had an extra arm that ended in a gnarled club like appendage and tusks jutted from its mouth. One of the hounds leapt onto the giant’s leg and bit into the flesh there bringing a roar of pain from the giant. The creature grabbed the hound in its massive hand and squeezed the life out of it before throwing the mangled corpse at the horsemen that had began to circle it, lashing at its legs with their hooked flails. The hound’s corpse hit one of the horses with such force that it knocked it from its feet and the horse following close behind had no time to move before it collided into and tangle of man and beast.

The other giant had a disfigured, cyclopsian face and two large horns sprouted from its head. It was swinging its massive tree trunk club at Amador and his knights were doing their best to move their heavily armoured horses aside whilst trying to make the most of any openings. Amador stabbed his sword into the giant’s left leg and the cut its arm as it tried to swat at him but missed. Angered further the giant swung the club in a wide arc and unhorsed three of the knights and their steeds bolted, shaken.

The growth on the back of Gaizka’s head was gabbling with anger as he watched the mess the giants were making but Gaizka remained unshaken. His warriors went with him to support Amador and the tribesmen went to aid their mounted kin against the other giant. The tribesmen quickly closed ground swinging their massive two handed axes into the beast’s feet. Meanwhile their mounted kinsfolk hooked and chained its legs. The beast toppled to the ground and as quickly as they’d moved for it to fall the war hounds leapt upon the beast and began to feast upon its flesh. The Marauder Horsemen quickly turned their mounts and raced towards the second giant their thirst for battle not yet sated.
As Gaizka and his bodyguard charge at the giant he saw Amador was knocked off of his horse by a swipe of the giant’s hand and landed a short distance away.

The warriors alongside Gaizka darted around the giant’s legs slashing with their blades and when the war hounds and horsemen entered the melee the beast was quickly brought down. As it fell one of Gaizka’s bodyguards shove him aside. The warrior was crushed under the weight of the giant’s shoulder and Gaizka hauled himself to his feet with his staff thankful for his follower’s timely sacrifice. The war hounds and tribesmen were quickly upon the beast ready to snuff out the last of its life.
“Stop!” roared Gaizka, the head on the back of his own joining in with a harsh shriek. Man and beast stopped motionless. “The creature might yet be of use. Bind his arms and legs!”

Amador stalked over to Gaizka. He seemed uninjured except for the wound to his pride.
“Who’s this?” his voice asked, tinny behind the helm. A horse was riding out from the village with a man astride it. As it drew nearer it became clear that the man was strapped to the horse and his head had been removed and strapped in front of him on the saddle. The corpse was dressed in an ornate suit of armour and wore a heavy fur cloak.
“That would be the village’s chieftain. It would seem they surrender,” Gaizka answered a smile creeping onto his face.
“Cowards,” spat Amador stalking away.


The second is following a rather calamatous encounter with a Skaven raiding party. Skaven are definitely my bogey army to face! I lost most of my army and didn't really cause that much damage back. My general was run down also. I rejected the chance to roll to see if he was still alive after the battle as I felt he'd let down his Daemonic Master so his life was going to be forfeit just this way I got to kill him myself ;)

Gaizka did not understand what he saw. He had been sent to this shrine by his master to seek the blessing of the gods but the shrine had been despoiled and an effigy of a horned rat had been raised above the altar that now stood open to the elements. A number of large burrows were dotted around the area where the shrine had stood. Gaizka ordered his men to draw their weapons and turned to look at Amador when he heard the approaching hoof-fall.
“Ratmen,” Amador said, his voice ringing with clear distaste. “There could be scores of them in those burrows.”
Gaizka nodded, saying nothing. He hadn’t encountered them but he had heard talk of the ratkin.
“We must retake the shrine, Amador. Rats are not going to deter me,” Gaizka answered, his tone full of scorn for the knight. “Make sure your men are ready.”
Amador turned, his horse snorting angrily he rode away.
Gaizka took his men forward cautiously, he didn’t expect to reach the shrine without resistance. He signalled for the hounds to be sent ahead and the tribesmen goaded them on. The hounds raced before the advancing army and the odd one darted down a burrow before darting back up. One hound darted down a burrow and after a moment there was a terrible yelp then suddenly the ratmen emerged. A tide of matted fur, teeth and rotten smells. From behind a small copse a few of the ratmen pulled a cannon crackling with warpstone energy and Gaizka heard Amador order the mounted tribesmen to run the rat crew down. Mere moments later Amador and his knights went charging past Gaizka and he instantly saw where they were heading. Three giant mutated rat creatures were being goaded forward by whip cracking ratmen. Clearly Amador wanted to stand out in the eyes of the gods. Gaizka smiled to himself. The glory was going to be his and not Amador’s.
“Slaughter them, kill them all!” he ordered as the growth on his back howled with excitement. The Warriors around Gaizka sped their pace towards the rat hordes as they emerged from their burrows. A group of the ratmen emerged not far from Gaizka and his men, they were dressed in green robes and dirtier than their kin, covered in foul pustules and growths and giving off a terrible stench. They saw the chaos warriors and charged towards them with some pace and suddenly they were amongst them, a swirling mess of fur and death. Gaizka saw his heavily armoured warriors being cut down with ease before they could even manage to raise their swords. Suddenly the Warriors began to break away from the combat trying to escape the frenzied onslaught of the plague-ridden ratmen. Gaizka couldn’t help himself but attempt to retreat with them, it was no use though, the ratmen were too fast, their numbers too great. They quickly turned the retreat into a rout cutting down Gaizka’s men without mercy and with ease. Gaizka was knocked from his feet by a cruel blow to the head and darkness followed…
Amador saw the Warriors waver and the whole battle line fell apart stranding him and the mounted tribesmen beyond their comrades. He cursed Gaizka and kicked his horse’s flanks charging recklessly towards the rat ogres, his knights at his side, raising their blades ready to strike. A bolt of energy exploded over the knights and he saw three of them fall from their horses. Only himself and his banner bearer rode on and crashed into the rat ogres. The charge was devastating and one of the creatures was quickly cut down by Amador and another took a vicious cut along its gut from the other knight. What little intelligence the beasts had recognised they were going to be torn apart and they turned tail and fled, their smaller masters left with little choice but to go with them. Amador rode them down, the beasts were easily slain with their backs to him. He surveyed the battlefield. The mounted tribesmen had been blasted by the cannon before they had gotten to it but the two men that were left were harrying the rat crew with their hooked flails not allowing them time to bring it to bear on what was left of the army.
The tribesmen on foot had run down some of the ratmen that had been pelting them using their slings and then had charged into a mass of spear armed rats but had seen their chieftain cut down by a particularly large and vicious ratman. Their nerve had gone and they fled a short distance before someone managed to regain control and they fought back against their pursuing foe but their fight was short lived and soon they turned to flee again but the ratmen were upon them quicker this time and cut them down at their leisure. Amador rode around and saw the mounted tribesmen run down the ratman that had fired the bolt of warp energy at his knights but they in turn were quickly caught by another large group of the creatures and turned to flee their horses keeping them safe. Amador spied yet another group of the ratmen approaching him their spears waving with menace. He rode amongst them cutting down a couple but he was outnumbered and the day was clearly lost. He cursed Gaizka as he signalled the retreat.


*

Gaizka hobbled into the darkened shrine, the head-growth on his back hissed like a cornered cat, sensing the unseen threat that lingered in the air. He’d regained consciousness and with the help of a few of the survivors had managed to slip away from the battlefield, slinking over the mangled corpses of his followers. After an hour or so of wandering in the dark he had encountered Amador. The knight had said little to him, offering a horse and riding in front of him. Amador had led them back to the temple of Elazar that sat just outside the walls of the citadel. Clearly he had wanted Gaizka to have to face his master’s wrath, he didn’t doubt that the knight had been disappointed to see that he had survived the calamitous battle with the ratmen.
“Devoted Gaizka,” a hissed whisper said and the sound echoed around the small shrine. Gaizka fell into prostration and the growth screeched in terror before finally falling silent. “Do explain your presence,” the whisper prompted.
“I have failed you, Master,” Gaizka answered, unable to stop the quivering in his voice. “The vile ratmen had taken some interest in the shrine and we were unable to remove them from it.”
“I know this Gaizka,” the voice replied once more in a whisper but with a hard edge marking the menace behind it. The whisper paused long enough for the growth n Gaizka’s back to let out another terrified shriek and caused Gaizka to wince at the unwelcome outburst. “I ask why you sully this place with your unworthiness?”
“I come to plead for your mercy even though I do not deserve it. I will go back to the shrine and my army will remove the taint of the ratmen…”
“My armies!” the whisper was suddenly a roar. “These people bow to me. You are but a link in the chain.”
A large creature stepped into the flickering light of the candles. Great feathered wings unfurled from its back and long chitinous claws snapped in place of hands. It walked towards the prone Gaizka and prompted him up with a delicate touch of one of those claws.
Gaizka looked up at the bestial but glorious face in awe. His awe was replaced with terror as he felt invisible bonds tighten around him, holding him in place and constricting his breathing. He tried to scream but as he opened his mouth he felt his airways block and he retched against the oppression. The Daemon sliced the bladed inside of a claw down Gaizka’s face, peeling away the skin in a stream of blood and gore.


*

Amador heard the shrill roar of something beyond the dark entrance to the shrine and steadied his steed as it threatened to bolt from the unnatural noise. A chorus of whispers echoed out from the shrine. The whispers divulged dark secrets and promised terrible things, each of them seemed to address Amador. The whispers suddenly increased in pitch and volume becoming a cacophony of hissing and shrieking before falling abruptly silent. Amador looked about him. He stood alone, his knights having moved away from the shrine along with the footmen and the tribesmen.
With a wet thud a mess of flesh, bone, and tattered cloth landed in front of his horse causing it to shriek and buck in terror. Amador kicked the beast’s flanks, angry at its fear, he brought it back around and dismounted.
He reached down to the mess and moved the rags aside, revealing the bloody skull of Gaizka The Warped, it had been completely stripped of flesh. He wrenched it from the neck, tearing sinew and snapping bone to do so. He looked the skull over in his hands and behind the helm a cruel smile spread across scarred lips. He would not have to go through the difficult business of removing the sorcerer now. He dropped the skull on the ground in front of him and stamped a heavy booted foot onto it, splintering the bone into small pieces. Gaizka had not been a worthy servant of their dark patron. Amador was going to prove he, however, was.

Hope you like those, I'll try to get some more WIP pics of Be'Lakor as I go along.

noeste
23-05-2009, 19:30
Yay! Finally an update from one of my favourite plogs!

First of all, great update! Love the two short stories, I'll really be looking forward to reading more about Amador and the rest of Elazar's devoted followers!

Secondly, way to go with "Be'Lakor"! I want to see more!

Keep it up, and good luck in the campaign!

Ganymene
24-05-2009, 06:25
Nice! Those stories were a great read Elazar.

Glad to see you back working on the army, the Demon Prince looks promising. :)

Breazer
24-05-2009, 15:50
nice idea with the dragon ogres...its something different for once..

Elazar The Glorified
27-05-2009, 14:05
Yay! Finally an update from one of my favourite plogs!

First of all, great update! Love the two short stories, I'll really be looking forward to reading more about Amador and the rest of Elazar's devoted followers!

Secondly, way to go with "Be'Lakor"! I want to see more!

Keep it up, and good luck in the campaign!

Thank you for you very kind comment Noeste. Glad you liked the two short stories. Hoping to really get the chance to sink my teeth into Amador as the campaign progresses. Currently he's being represented by the Knight Champion but once he gets a win under his belt I'll have to work up a more heroic mini for him but following on from the theme already set for him. Also going to have great fun expanding his character with the short stories (and earning campaign points with them too!). Look below for a quick update on Be'Lakor!


Nice! Those stories were a great read Elazar.

Glad to see you back working on the army, the Demon Prince looks promising. :)

Glad you liked the stories Ganymene and the early work on the Daemon Prince.


nice idea with the dragon ogres...its something different for once..

Thanks Breazer, glad you think so, I wanted to do something with them that hadn't really been done before (at least not to my knowledge).

Ok, just a quick WIP pic of Be'Lakor. It's going to take a lot of time to paint but definitely a mini worthy of the time investment!

http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/3290/p2705091333.jpg

Elazar The Glorified
01-06-2009, 12:30
This will be a large post but I'll start with the pictures and put the boring stuff at the end if you want to ignore it! ;)

Progress on Be'Lakor:

http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/7735/p010609100802.jpg

http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/2100/p0106091008.jpg

http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/9440/p0106091007.jpg

The pictures aren't great I know but I think the flesh is coming along nicely. Ignore the wings they're still a mess though, I've washed over the blue and will be bringing it back up to the fleshy colour around the recesses, well that's the plan anyway. I'd really love some critique on the flesh as this is the largest model I've painted for this army so far and certainly the largest expanse of flesh.

Right I've got a sort of battle report and some more fluff from my campaign to go on this post as well so I'll do the battle report first:

The Devotees of Elazar (at 3000 points) and my mate Frankie's Tzeentch Warriors of Chaos took on 3000 points of Dwarves and 3000 points of Dogs of War. This was just a 'friendly' game and not part of the campaign but the viciousness of the Warriors didn't imply there was any friendliness involved!
Not going to go into a great deal of detail (although I might come back and add that in).

The Devotees took the left flank on the battlefield looking across to the vast majority of the Dwarf army. The Tzeentch army took the right flank along with a unit of my warhounds and my chariot and they were going to be marching on mostly the Dogs of War. We got the first turn and so began moving forward. I moved my Shaggoth into the woods as my army was marching towards a hill with an entrenched cannon, an organ gun and a bolt thrower as well as the anvil of doom behind the hill. My Daemon Prince started out on the far left behind the Knights and my other unit of warhounds. Magic on the first turn was a complete waste for both the Devotees and the Tzeentchian allies. The opponents had a very strong first turn. Their combined shooting took out most of Throgg's trolls causing a panic test which he failed and then failed the re-roll! They then did the same to my Dragon Ogres causing them to flee. The Dragon Ogres never rallied but Throgg did only to flee when charged by a giant and leave the table! I also lost my Marauder Horsemen. The Anvil of Doom (with Thorek) used Rune of Wrath and Ruin on my Daemon Prince, my Shaggoth and Frankie's Ogres (I think). The rune caused 2 wounds on both my Daemon Prince and the Shaggoth and more importantly crippled their movement for the next turn.
Turn 2 didn't really seem much better for us with the exception that Frankie got off Infernal Gateway and rolled an 11 for strength sending a large unit of Pikemen into the realm of chaos to be munched upon by all manner of daemons! However, a number of Frankie's ogres were killed by shooting as were all but the unit champion in my great weapon wielding warriors (also the Battle Standard Bearer and my Sorcerer in that unit survived). Everything else made it's way forward and on the right flank a chaos spawn began a 3 turn battle with another Giant with initial help of my chariot which was quickly squashed but took 4 wounds off on impact but nothing in combat.
Turn 3 was a real case of damage limitation. I ran the sole surviving unit champion and my level 2 sorcerer into the woods to hide where they would spend the rest of the game unharmed with my sorcerer trying to use Titillating Delusions but only managing to cast it once in turn 5 and adding nothing else to the combat other than draining the odd dispel dice. The Battle Standard Bearer joing my unit of warriors with additional hand weapons that also contained my chaos lord general. Magic was largely ineffective for me but Frankie managed to cast Infernal Gateway again and again rolled an 11 for strength taking out a large unit of longbeards and a thane. Our opponents in their turn continued to cause a fair amount of damage with their shooting and thanks to the anvil managed to get a rear charge on my remaing unit of warriors with their mercenary horsemen and a frontal charge with a unit of dwarf warriors. I thought I would be in a lot of bother here but the dice gods were very kind. My chaos lord entered a challenge with a dwarven champion who after taking a wound he chopped into quarters. Then my warriors lost only a single one of their number to the combined attacks of both enemy units and when they hit back they hit back hard. They took out the whole unit of mercenary horsemen and decimated the dwarves causing them to flee and they were duly cut down.
Turn 4 started with my charging the warriors into a unit of handgunners standing infront of all the warmachines on the dwarven hill. Their charge reaction killed 1 warrior. The Daemon Prince flew over the heads of the dwarves to the side of the hill and the Shaggoth finally managed to make it out of the woods. My magic was mostly ineffective although over on the other flank Frankie was causing bother with his Tzeentchian magic for the Dogs of War. In combat my warriors tore the handgunners apart with my unit champion decimating theirs in a challenge. The warriors overran into the organ gun crew. Their turn 4 started with a large block of dwarven warriors failing their panic test from the daemon prince (who had Diabolic Splendour of course) and stopping 1" short of the table edge and a unit of handgunner also failing and fleeing straight into the advancing Shaggoth. The cannon fired it's grapeshot at the daemon prince but Be'Lakor proxying for Elazar passed all of his ward saves and suddenly the battle looked to have turned on its head. My Chaos Knights were charge by another unit of mercenary horsemen but easily beat them in combat running them down as they fled. The chaos warriors took out the organ gun crew and then overran into the bolt thrower crew (the 6 frontage helped for clipping each unit one after another)
Turn 5 saw my Daemon Prince relocate to the centre of the battlefield where a unit of Hammerers and the Dwarf Lord had exposed their rear to him and their flank to a unit of Dragon Ogres after pursuing a defeated enemy. The Knights charged the Dwarven warriors an inch from the table edge to make sure they fled the table and the shaggoth charged into the cannon sending the crew fleeing but stopping just short of the table edge again. In the magic phase I managed to cast Ecstatic Seizures on the hammerers killing 1 and taking a wound from the lord but that was it for me. In combat the warriors destroyed the bolt thrower crew and finally overran into Thorek and his anvil (which had been their eventual target all along). Our opponents were on the ropes now although the Dogs of War were in a better position than the dwarves and continued to pepper the Tzeentchian warriors with cannon balls and crossbow bolts. In combat the Chaos Lord challenged Thorek and caused a wound taking none in return whilst around him the Battle Standard Bearer and the warriors battered the anvil guards and the other two characters whose names escape me now.
Turn 6 my Shaggoth charged into a Dogs of War wizard and the Knights moved to take a table quarter. The Daemon Prince charged into the rear of the hammerers as Frankie's Dragon Ogres went into the flank. In combat the Shaggoth destroyed the Wizard who to his credit had passed his terror test and stood to fight! The challenge between Thorek and the Chaos Lord continued with my Lord causing another wound and taking no damage in reply. The Daemon Prince was saved from the Dwarf Lord by a Dragon Ogre champion who accepted the challenge taking 3 wounds from his always strikes first runic axe before clobbering him to death in retalliation. Then the remaining Dragon Ogres and the Daemon Prince did enough damage to rout the hammerers and ran them down. Our opponents had little left to do in turn 6 except some desperate last ditch charges with crossbowman over on the Tzeentchian side of the battlefield. The challenge between Thorek and the Chaos Lord ended in a stalemate with no wounds caused so his stubbornness kept him on the table until the end.

I know that's hardly the most comprehensive report but at the end of turn 1 and turn 2 we were a little worried as some of our hardest hitting units were decimated. We got lucky with 2 Infernal Gateways going off at strength 11. My unit of Chaos Warriors with additional hand weapons were absolutely phenomenal. They don't usually do all that well but the addition of the Chaos Lord really seemed to make them tick and they almost singlehandedly took out the Dwarven army! If it wasn't for Thorek's nigh invincible saves they'd have made a Solid Victory a massacre!

Just for reference my army list was:

Elazar The Glorified
Daemon Prince
Level 4 Wizard
Mark of Slaanesh
Diabolic Splendour
Bloodcurdling Roar
Fury of the Blood God

Amador
Chaos Lord
Mark of Slaanesh
Shield
Chaos Steed
Rending Sword
Crimson Armour of Dargan
Collar of Khorne
Favour of the Gods

Neron The Destroyer
Exalted Hero
Battle Standard Bearer
Mark of Slaanesh
Flail
Shield
Armour of Morrslieb

Gaizka The Warped
Chaos Sorcerer
Level 2 Wizard
Mark of Slaanesh
Book of Secrets
Power Familiar

10 Chaos Warriors
Mark of Slaanesh
Additional Hand Weapons
Shields
Full Command
Rapturous Standard
- Amador was in this unit

10 Chaos Warriors
Mark of Slaanesh
Great Weapons
Shields
Full Command
Banner of Wrath
- Neron and Gaizka started off in this unit

15 Marauders
Mark of Slaanesh
Great Weapons
Light Armour
Shields
Full Command

5 Marauder Horsemen
Mark of Slaanesh
Flails
Throwing Axes
Light Armour
Musician

5 Warhounds

5 Warhounds

5 Chaos Knights
Mark of Slaanesh
Standard Bearer
Musician
Blasted Standard

Chaos Chariot
Mark of Slaanesh

3 Dragon Ogres
Great Weapons
Champion

Dragon Ogre Shaggoth
Great Weapon

Right and then for the fluff from the campaign. My army banner discovered a wizard's tower on the second movement phase of this first campaign turn and I didn't really do anything with it at the time but now that Gaizka has been removed I intend to make use of the free wizard my army gets!


Amador and his knights brought their steeds to a halt at the foot of the tower. Its cruel spire stretched into the sky as if clawing at the chaos moon.

“I’ll go up alone, he ordered to his silent Knights as he dismounted and entered the gloomy spiralling stairway that led up. Gaizka had taken them past the tower and had known of its occupant but for whatever reason had avoided making any contact. Amador hoped that it was because he felt threatened by this individual’s power. The stairs wound upwards and upwards and after a short climb Amador was able to hear conversing voices. Eventually he could make at the glow of candle light at the top of the staircase when he reached the top of the tower the stairs ended in a small circular room with a balcony looking down over the door where his knights waited. In the centre of the room was a table with a wax candle burning in a holder made from a preserved amputated foot with dark leathery skin and blackened nails. The candle cast light about the room and at the far side two yellow eyes moved their attention from a man in a cage to Amador who had intruded in the tower.

“Trespasser!” cursed the voice behind the eyes, a voice that sounded more bestial than human. The voice’s owner stepped forward, it was a northman dressed in ragged furs and leather armour. The man’s eyes were yellow with no discernable pupils and his voice wasn’t of this world. Amador had seen one of the shamans appear this way amongst the tribes when he had opened his soul up to possession by a daemonic entity. “Leave here!” screamed the possessed man and he lunged forward at Amador knocking him to the floor. His armour protected him from the blows the possessed man rained down on him with his bare hands. The man’s hands were streaming blood, sliced to ribbons by the spikes and blades on Amador’s armour when Amador smashed an armoured fist into the side of his head sending him sprawling and was up to his feet in a flash. This time he was ready when the man leapt at him again, screaming, “Blood for the Blood God!”

Amador side stepped the man possessed by the Khornate daemon and slammed an elbow into the back of his head as he went past him. He was quickly upon the man lifting him to his feet and jamming a punch into his cheek before grabbing him by the throat. The man was light to Amador’s strength and he took him to the balcony, squeezing his throat tightly.

“Tell me your name, daemon!” Amador roared. The man spat blood at Amador and Amador responded by taking a cruel hooked dagger from his belt and stabbing it into the man’s side above his hip, drawing a bestial roar of pain.

“What’s your business here?” he demanded but the only answer the possessed man gave him was cruel laughter. He pulled the dagger free, the cruel blade tearing a more vicious wound as it was removed.

“I am a servant of Elazar and Shornaal,” Amador began, the name of his god bringing an angry hiss. “Tell me why you’re here or I’ll destroy you.”

The possessed man gave no answer and Amador felt no need to attempt to bargain further so threw the man over the balcony. He heard the noise of the panicked horses below after the impact of the body and he heard the vicious reprisals the horses received from their masters. Amador went back into the room at the top of the tower and approached the cage. The man in there was a dishevelled looking man, clearly a southerner who’d been taken captive.

“A pathetic creature,” said a quiet voice from the darkness. “The southerners are weak, easily bent to our will, Amador. More importantly their souls are good currency with daemons.”

“Who are you?” Amador asked, his eyes trying to pierce the darkness where the voice had come from.

“My name is Isidro Devante. I knew you were coming Amador,” a tall man dressed in long robes with a helm hiding his features stepped slightly into the light.

“How did you know?” Amador asked.

“Elazar told me,” Isidro answered. “He said you would come here to ask for my help. Gaizka would never have had the stomach to come here….”

“And will you help me?”

“For a price,” Isidro responded. “One half of all the slaves taken.”

Amador nodded silently. He couldn’t afford not to enlist the sorcerer’s help but the cost was very steep indeed.

bob_the_small
01-06-2009, 22:15
I think belakors skin is too pink... I would have thought his skin was darker, maybe a devlan mud wash would be good?

Nightsword
02-06-2009, 13:26
Duuude, it's very promising. Some more shading and definition on the muscles, a contrasting colour in the wing membranes and it should look pretty sweet. I'm not keen on the pinkish tone as a personal thing, but that's preference, there's nothing wrong with it, just needs some definition I think. I look forward to seeing what it looks like when you get all the details and armour plates done.

Elazar The Glorified
02-06-2009, 13:28
I think belakors skin is too pink... I would have thought his skin was darker, maybe a devlan mud wash would be good?

Thanks for the input Bob. I think Devlan mud might be a bit excessive. I'm going for a pale skinned look so devlan mud would take that back far too dark I think. I've added another light wash of Ogryn Flesh just to pick out the depth of the muscle definition. Anybody have any further suggestions before I move on?

EDIT: Nightsword ninja'd me there! :)

Thanks for the comment Nightsword. Yeah, I'm trying to get more definiton for the muscle work. Takes an age with Be'Lakor's 'buffness' lol! :D Trying to get the flesh perfect so I can move on to everything else, trying to fight my impatience to get the mini finished which is my biggest enemy I reckon!
What sort of colour do you reckon for the wing membranes. My initial choice was blue but I'm not too sure on the look of it. Do you think maybe go more towards brown or a paler colour instead?

Nightsword
02-06-2009, 15:49
I think blue sounds good, but make it more greyish, keep it neutral. You are using silver steel so it should tie in with that ok.

Are you leaving the chaos star on his chest pink?

Ganymene
02-06-2009, 19:05
I think the pale flesh looks good so far. It makes it seem like he was just a normal human before ascending to demonhood (I don't know a whole lot about fantasy, was Be'Lakor human at some point?).

The campaign story is very intriguing. I hope you keep expanding the story out based on the events in the campaign. Nice work!

Nightsword
02-06-2009, 19:17
Be'lakor was the first deamon prince and ascended from a mortal champion, though was to be cursed by the gods for thinking he was as powerful as they were.

Elazar The Glorified
02-06-2009, 20:08
I think blue sounds good, but make it more greyish, keep it neutral. You are using silver steel so it should tie in with that ok.

Are you leaving the chaos star on his chest pink?

It was my initial intention to leave the mark pink but I'm thinking I might make it look more like burnt flesh like a branding or something. What do you think?


I think the pale flesh looks good so far. It makes it seem like he was just a normal human before ascending to demonhood (I don't know a whole lot about fantasy, was Be'Lakor human at some point?).

The campaign story is very intriguing. I hope you keep expanding the story out based on the events in the campaign. Nice work!

Thanks Ganymene. As Nightsword said, he was the first Daemon Prince. I'm not sure he was a human I'm sure some of the fluff implied he might have been an elf (I'd have thought reasonably likely if he was the first Daemon Prince) before being elevated but that it was unknown. The idea that he was a mortal elevated to Daemonhood was what I wanted to convey with the skin tone as that's what I intend to do for Elazar himself when GW finally let me get my hands on the plastic daemon prince so I can chop it up and put it back together! :D

Glad you like the campaign story. I'm having great fun building the story and the characters around the campaign. Next step is to build the minis around the expanding story. I've already started pooling bits from my bits box to make a mini for Amador now that he's been elevated in the eyes of his patron.


Be'lakor was the first deamon prince and ascended from a mortal champion, though was to be cursed by the gods for thinking he was as powerful as they were.

It was Tzeentch in particular that cursed him if I recall.

Gargobot
02-06-2009, 20:44
It was my initial intention to leave the mark pink but I'm thinking I might make it look more like burnt flesh like a branding or something. What do you think?
Sounds like a good idea, though I wouldn't go too dark with the red tone of the branding, might contrast too much with the light skin. Which is by the way a very unusual tone, but I think it looks promising.
Keep it up!

Txan
02-06-2009, 22:41
For the pink i would if you want to keep it pink, use Baal red, or if you want to make it look like flesh use ogryn flesh.

Elazar The Glorified
09-06-2009, 10:36
Sounds like a good idea, though I wouldn't go too dark with the red tone of the branding, might contrast too much with the light skin. Which is by the way a very unusual tone, but I think it looks promising.
Keep it up!


For the pink i would if you want to keep it pink, use Baal red, or if you want to make it look like flesh use ogryn flesh.

Thanks for your comments guys. I've not done a great deal of work in Be'Lakor, haven't had much free time and I've also started work on creating a new mini to represent Amador in my gaming club's campaign.

I'll start with updated pics of Be'Lakor:

http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/2526/p090609102702.jpg

http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/4039/p0906091028.jpg

Right, I've only just began on this conversion but I thought I'd post pics to try and keep me motivated.

http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/3171/p090609102901.jpg

http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/2153/p0906091030.jpg

I've got a few ideas I want to try out on him but I'm trying to create a unique character within my army whilst trying to maintain some semblance to the Knight unit champion he began his career in the campaign as.
I quite like the pose as if he's calling out a challenge to an enemy general.
I'm trying out the head from Zorion I used right at the beginning of building this army as he's been partially scrapped for the minute and I want this to be a likeness (if not the real thing) of Elazar The Glorified's helm when he was a mortal follower of the Chaos Gods. A theme I'll come back to in my background fluff for the character.
The fun bit here is going to be trying to do something creative with his mount.

Anyway, please share any thoughts you have! :)

Gargobot
09-06-2009, 14:24
Branding and wings look better now, I think he's going to look great when finished. :)
That's a good torso for a Slaanesh champ, looks like his nipples are pierced. :D

Anyway, please share any thoughts you have!
But I do find the helmet a bit odd, because the icon is bigger than his head. But if you want the resemblence that's probably the way to go.

bob_the_small
09-06-2009, 16:35
Nice start to a conversion, Belakor looks better now too... good luck

richy376
09-06-2009, 16:48
I'm sorry I've missed this log until now, you have some very creative stuff going on here. I really like the knights, and the dragon ogres work very well. They feel a bit more realm of chaosy to me than the ones with ogre torsos, if that makes sense.

I guess your champion will need a pretty impressive mount -a bit of a left field suggestion, but have you thought about one of the old dragons that GW have brought back in the collectors range? Like http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat1300199&prodId=prod1140121

Great stuff so far, looking forward to seeing where you go next.

Ganymene
10-06-2009, 09:32
Be'Lakor is coming along nicely. The blue in the wings goes very well with the flesh color.

Nice start on Amador. The pointing sword pose (a.k.a.: "You're head is mine!") is a great pose for a centerpiece model. The cloak only adds to this effect.

innerwolf
23-06-2009, 11:11
Your dragon ogres are awesome, the best I have seen. I knew BO torsos would work. They are so much better than the obese torso, slim body Ogre bull+ cold one conversions.

Monsterzonk
23-06-2009, 11:51
Be'lakor is coming along nicely, mate! Any chance of an update?

Cheers,
Monsterzonk :skull:

Elazar The Glorified
24-06-2009, 12:45
Branding and wings look better now, I think he's going to look great when finished. :)
That's a good torso for a Slaanesh champ, looks like his nipples are pierced. :D

But I do find the helmet a bit odd, because the icon is bigger than his head. But if you want the resemblence that's probably the way to go.

Thanks, glad you like how Be'Lakor is coming along.
Yep, that's the reason I picked that torso, it seemed the most Slaaneshi for that very reason! I've changed the helmet since. The more I looked at it the less convinced I was so I've recreated the horned skull helm from the Knight unit champion instead and I think it looks a bit better. Will post pics soon once I've done a bit more to him.


Nice start to a conversion, Belakor looks better now too... good luck

Thanks Bob!


I'm sorry I've missed this log until now, you have some very creative stuff going on here. I really like the knights, and the dragon ogres work very well. They feel a bit more realm of chaosy to me than the ones with ogre torsos, if that makes sense.

I guess your champion will need a pretty impressive mount -a bit of a left field suggestion, but have you thought about one of the old dragons that GW have brought back in the collectors range? Like http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat1300199&prodId=prod1140121

Great stuff so far, looking forward to seeing where you go next.

Thank you for your comment Richy. Glad you like the Dragon Ogres, I'm very pleased with how well received they've been for the most part!

It's an interesting idea that actually. I want an excuse to paint up some of the old dragons. In the campaign he doesn't have a Daemonic Mount but I guess by the time I've gotten around to finishing him he might well have! Will take it under advisement. Thanks again!


Be'Lakor is coming along nicely. The blue in the wings goes very well with the flesh color.

Nice start on Amador. The pointing sword pose (a.k.a.: "You're head is mine!") is a great pose for a centerpiece model. The cloak only adds to this effect.

Thanks Ganymene. I really like the colour on the wings now that I've done it, when I started blocking it in I couldn't help but think it'd been a bad idea but it looked ok after the other layers were added.
Yeah, I really like the effect of the pose and the way the cloak amplifies it. Just need to get on with finishing the rest of him now!


Your dragon ogres are awesome, the best I have seen. I knew BO torsos would work. They are so much better than the obese torso, slim body Ogre bull+ cold one conversions.

Thanks Innerwolf glad you like them. I agree, not a massive fan of the Ogre bodies on the Cold Ones because of that effect it gives. Still there are some nicely done ones. Hopefully GW will give us new Dragon Ogres soon and solve the whole problem!


Be'lakor is coming along nicely, mate! Any chance of an update?

Cheers,
Monsterzonk :skull:

Thanks Monsterzonk, glad you like! I'm afraid I don't have an actual update at the minute. I'm busy painting scenery for my gaming club and need to get that finished before I do anything else. If anybody is interested they can have a look at my blog (seemed daft starting another thread on Warseer for it but I wouldn't mind some critique) although I've only just started so not a great deal to see so far! (There's also another Battle report vs. Daemons on there)

Will hopefully have an update for the Devotees soon!

Ganymene
25-06-2009, 11:13
The manor looks very nice. I like the statues on the outside as well as the outer walls. They look excellent!

As far as that battle goes... I think that it should be counted as a win. He clearly cheated when adding up the victory points (or maybe he just couldn't add correctly?). So, even though he thinks he got away with a tie, you deserved the win.

And with all the complaining I see about Demons in Fantasy, it is good to see someone take them down, especially with a themed army. Nice!