View Full Version : Knights of the Dark Blade

01-05-2010, 13:08
Its been a while since a posted some wips pics on Warseer.

Its been a long time since i wanted to do another army then my World Eaters Legion.

I thought of it through and hard and finnaly decided to pu togheter an army that as the same play styles as a White scars army(thus leaded by Kor'sarro Khan).

I got inspired by various things:the events of the Horus Heresy et more particully the Istvaan Massacre,a bit of WoW Death Knights and even some Berserk stuffs.

The story short is that they where a bunch of survivors from the different Legions on Istvaan,only the ones who had the time to run to a secure place enough deep in the maze of tunnels and catacombs underneath the plaents surface.

After the orbital strikes ceased and the cataclysmic fire storm went out,they managed to find some ships and a Thunderhawk who din't suffer much of the bombing.

They have sworn to dedicate there lives to revenge,and they shall wash there honnour in the blood of there former brethrens.

They are in a Hunt that nows long for 10.000 years,they Hunt down every single CSM and strikes with speed and relenless fury into the heart of the most dreaded foe of Humanity.

They are Forsaken to fight until the end,
They are hungry for vengeance,
They are the Knights of the Dark Blade.

2 Test Minis.
http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/5694/img0896q.th.jpg (http://img28.imageshack.us/i/img0896q.jpg/)

http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/981/img0897s.th.jpg (http://img532.imageshack.us/i/img0897s.jpg/)

There colour scheme:
http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/smsbeta...amp;spr2=533B1C (http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/smsbeta.php?bpe=FFFFFF&bpj=FFFFFF&bp=240457&bpc=FFFFFF&hdt=240457&hdm=240457&hdl=240457&ey=00D2F7&er=FFFFFFπ=FFFFFF&nk=240457&ch=240457&eg=000000&sk=FFFFFF&abs=240457&bt=000000&cod=240457&ull=240457&lk=000000&lll=000000&lft=000000&url=240457&rk=000000&lrl=000000&rft=030000&slt=C20606&sli=240457&srt=C20808&sri=000000&ula=240457&lel=000000&lla=000000&lw=C40808&lh=000000&ura=240457&rel=000000&rla=000000&rw=050000&rh=000000&bg=FFFFFF&rb=615A5A&gr=FFFFFF&wg=true&hsk=true&mk8=true&tabard=786441&darkangelpad=2F0463&slips=CC0000&mk6kn=true&bpr=000000&cs=000000&frag=00AA00&krk=CC0000&spl2=533B1C&spr2=533B1C)

Early wip of my Knight-Master: Siegfried Darkblade,Knight of Vengeance (Kor'sarro Khan)
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/3701/img0898ds.th.jpg (http://img208.imageshack.us/i/img0898ds.jpg/)

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/3818/img0900yh.th.jpg (http://img204.imageshack.us/i/img0900yh.jpg/)

The Horses will count as bikes,they will look like WoW DK's Deathcharger (spectral blue hoofs and mouth)

Early WIP of my Tigurius count as: Zappan Merrick.
http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/9698/img0901xl.th.jpg (http://img195.imageshack.us/i/img0901xl.jpg/)

Personnaly i'm not that satisfied with the mini and i will look to something else for him.

And my Death Knight pattern Dreadnought-Brother-Demetian.
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/9034/img0903qi.th.jpg (http://img402.imageshack.us/i/img0903qi.jpg/)

01-05-2010, 13:09
http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/3787/img0904bs.th.jpg (http://img260.imageshack.us/i/img0904bs.jpg/)

http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/1310/img0905wp.th.jpg (http://img260.imageshack.us/i/img0905wp.jpg/)

http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/5673/img0906h.th.jpg (http://img297.imageshack.us/i/img0906h.jpg/)

http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/2702/img0909su.th.jpg (http://img532.imageshack.us/i/img0909su.jpg/)

http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/1157/img0911gi.th.jpg (http://img532.imageshack.us/i/img0911gi.jpg/)

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/9573/img0912kg.th.jpg (http://img11.imageshack.us/i/img0912kg.jpg/)

01-05-2010, 13:10
http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/4492/img0913zk.th.jpg (http://img406.imageshack.us/i/img0913zk.jpg/)

http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/4816/img0915x.th.jpg (http://img688.imageshack.us/i/img0915x.jpg/)

http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/1439/img0916z.th.jpg (http://img130.imageshack.us/i/img0916z.jpg/)

01-05-2010, 22:45
Some update on my Librarian.

I've completly changed the mini,i really wasn't satisfied with the previous.

http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/4354/img0917u.th.jpg (http://img249.imageshack.us/i/img0917u.jpg/)

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/3390/img0918k.th.jpg (http://img15.imageshack.us/i/img0918k.jpg/)

This is more like it.

Comments welcome,see ya

02-05-2010, 16:11
That is one of the best Dreads that I've ever seen.

Could you do a quick rundown of how you did it? (Mainly legs and the sword)

Cheers! Keep up the good work!

02-05-2010, 21:28
Thanks for the compliment.

Well the Dread legs arn't that complicated to do.

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/9034/img0903qi.th.jpg (http://img402.imageshack.us/i/img0903qi.jpg/)

Like you can see on this pic i simply cut the lower part of the Dread legs,where you are supposed to glue the foots.

Then i cut the sentinel upper legs so that i only have the lowest half where the holes are located.

I glued those on the Dread legs.

I even cut clean one of the Hipe/Leg junction to move it a bit forward,this way i can easly control the final position of the legs.

You can do that by for exemple you glue this part back on the hipe but the highest possible,that it is nearly horizontal,this way you can put a rock or a wrecked vehicle or something else on the base and make so that your dread look like stepping on it.

For the rest you only have to mount and adjust the rest of the sentinel leg parts the way you want.

I personnaly cut all the toes of the Sentinel foot,this way it fitted nicely into the dread foots,this way you have way bigger looking foots for your Dread.

The remaining toes of the Sentinel feet i put them on the three first toes of the Dread foots,this way it give's a more larger and stable look to the foots.

http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/4354/img0917u.th.jpg (http://img249.imageshack.us/i/img0917u.jpg/)

If you look closely at the Dread feets in the back of this pic you'll see what i mean.

For the arms i've just added lascan tubes to make like a set of hydrolics.

For the blade well its just a 0.3 mm thick plasticard sheet that i trimmed the edges with a scrapfiller.

03-05-2010, 02:25
Little up with one of my Sergents

http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/9762/img0921u.th.jpg (http://img442.imageshack.us/i/img0921u.jpg/)

http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/8634/img0922wh.th.jpg (http://img442.imageshack.us/i/img0922wh.jpg/)

http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/8616/img0923c.th.jpg (http://img42.imageshack.us/i/img0923c.jpg/)

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/598/img0924an.th.jpg (http://img25.imageshack.us/i/img0924an.jpg/)

I always wanted to make a pose like this.

By the look of it,those two arn't saying sweet things to each other...

The blade that this Sergent wear is one of the Army "Dark Blades",those 2 handed Blades are obviously a tribut to Gutts Dragon Slayer Blade(Berserk),they count as Power gloves,the ones that i'm gonna make on my Assault Termies will count as Thunder hammers AND Stormshield:because they are skilled enougth with those blades that they can use them to deflect and parry incoming shoots/strikes (juste like our Gutts buddy in Berserk where he deflect a cannon ball by angling his blade)

20-05-2010, 23:00

I've made a little bit of work on my Cmd squad

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/5038/img0928j.th.jpg (http://img9.imageshack.us/i/img0928j.jpg/)

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/1217/img0929c.th.jpg (http://img21.imageshack.us/i/img0929c.jpg/)

I put the shoulders pads on the right(left for you),in the lenght way to mark a hierarchic difference between Veterans and the other Marines.

27-05-2010, 05:37
Little up

My count as Land Speeder: Night Fury ^^

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/2977/img0931u.th.jpg (http://img190.imageshack.us/i/img0931u.jpg/)

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/551/img0932z.th.jpg (http://img684.imageshack.us/i/img0932z.jpg/)

http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/9495/img0933so.th.jpg (http://img175.imageshack.us/i/img0933so.jpg/)

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/7074/img0934r.th.jpg (http://img338.imageshack.us/i/img0934r.jpg/)

He will have a Assault Canon mounted on the back and used by a Speed-Looney Marines,and his maw will count as a Heavy flamer or a Multi Melta.

Those Dragons are originated from the same world as the Spectral Chargers,some rare specimens are able to absorb ambiant Warp Energy and release a concentrated ray of pur energy,capableof melting rock,steel and flesh alike.

27-05-2010, 16:38
Very interesting ideas and themes you have here Zenebatos, i'll be fopllowing this with interest!

27-05-2010, 17:04
Huge swords!

Someone is compensating for something? ;)

Still a very original idea and the army is shaping up to look great! Cant wait to see some paint on them!

28-05-2010, 13:54
Thank you guys ^^.

Here's is the nearly finished Night Fury

http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/1763/img0935x.th.jpg (http://img229.imageshack.us/i/img0935x.jpg/)

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/2581/img0936r.th.jpg (http://img96.imageshack.us/i/img0936r.jpg/)

http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/5927/img0937x.th.jpg (http://img580.imageshack.us/i/img0937x.jpg/)

30-05-2010, 23:32
Ok here comes the finished Cmd Squadron:

http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/3862/img0938s.th.jpg (http://img52.imageshack.us/i/img0938s.jpg/)

http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/4725/img0939xw.th.jpg (http://img517.imageshack.us/i/img0939xw.jpg/)

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/3861/img0940ic.th.jpg (http://img204.imageshack.us/i/img0940ic.jpg/)

It come slowly in shape.

01-06-2010, 00:10
Ok here's the first Paint test on the Dread.

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/5026/img0947qg.th.jpg (http://img706.imageshack.us/i/img0947qg.jpg/)

http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/1512/img0948ce.th.jpg (http://img295.imageshack.us/i/img0948ce.jpg/)

I'm pretty satisfied with the way the colours work together.

Its juste a rhough PIP and more detailing will be done.

01-06-2010, 02:52
Here are some pics with the Dread that wears...a cloak:

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/1318/img0949j.th.jpg (http://img214.imageshack.us/i/img0949j.jpg/)

http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/4069/img0951r.th.jpg (http://img72.imageshack.us/i/img0951r.jpg/)

Its only a test,but i like the over-all look,but i think i will redo a new cloak a bit larger.

Its something that its been ages that i wanted to try,and because tgis dread have a particulare dynamic feel to it,it was the right time to test it out.

01-06-2010, 07:20
Last test for the cloak for the night

http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/7788/img0952y.th.jpg (http://img526.imageshack.us/i/img0952y.jpg/)

Doens't look bad,but it feels like it needs a little more...

02-06-2010, 12:52
The Nearly complet Angels of Fury squad.

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/941/img0957e.jpg (http://img12.imageshack.us/i/img0957e.jpg/)

And here you can see that i'm too used to Chaos Raptors...,on two of the minis i've put meltaguns...Assault Veterans squads can't have those...nor do normal Assault squads...,what the heck?!c'mon!,how am i supposed to grill ennemy tanks?...

11-06-2010, 10:52
Looking good dude, the cloak wearing dread is an interesting idea and those angels of fury look sweet!