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CENOBITE
09-08-2006, 17:12
Having decided to start a Word Bearers I thought it would be a good idea to push myself a bit and start a log to keep me going. I am a slow painter/modeller and need every bit of motivation I can get :D

Most project logs seem to start with some kind of fluff and a ready made army list. As I usually just buy the minis I like and think about the actual army later I'm afraid I can not provide a "background" for my army, even less a concept :p

Only thing already settled is the colour scheme:
http://www.bjoern-schau.de/40k/wordbearers/csm_trooper_01.jpg

Brighter than the standard WB fare, as I was going for a cleaner, less obvious chaotic look.

cookiescrumble
09-08-2006, 17:17
Very nice colourscheme and i really like those bases, how did you do them?

CENOBITE
09-08-2006, 17:17
So here's what else I've got so far:

2 WIP Troopers sporting Red Scorpion bits (I like the archaic look) with "purity" seals attached.
http://www.bjoern-schau.de/40k/wordbearers/troopers_wip.jpg

WIP Chaplain - The Crusades Dark Apostle:
http://www.bjoern-schau.de/40k/wordbearers/chaplain_wip_front.jpg

His Lordships arms:
http://www.bjoern-schau.de/40k/wordbearers/chaplain_wip_la.jpg
http://www.bjoern-schau.de/40k/wordbearers/chaplain_wip_ra.jpg

I'm still not sure what to do about his cursed crozius, so I went on with another mini

CENOBITE
09-08-2006, 17:29
While thinking about what to do about the crozius I could'nt resist unwarpping my ForgeWorld bags containing a World Eaters dreadnought ( I like the head better than the actual WB one).

So time for a World Eaters conversion (no pun intended)

First I had to cut some major excess resin and do some serious filing - I'm always impressed with the stuff FW produces but cleaning them is tedious indeed :eyebrows:

http://www.bjoern-schau.de/40k/wordbearers/dread_wip_01.jpg

The World Eaters imagery had to go of course, along with any Khornate symbols.

http://www.bjoern-schau.de/40k/wordbearers/dread_wip_011.jpg

Next I grabbed my bits box an came up with a scroll which was once held by a Sororita, but came off long ago when the righteous might of Chaos came down upen the heretic wench.
Fixing the parchment with a spiky bit seemed the right thing to so, so:
http://www.bjoern-schau.de/40k/wordbearers/dread_wip_004.jpg

So far so good ... I'll post updates as often as possible.

C&C always welcome

CENOBITE
09-08-2006, 17:32
Very nice colourscheme and i really like those bases, how did you do them?

Base is courtesy of Hortwerth's trove of resin base goodness, also know as MicroArtStudio (http://microartstudio.com/studio/).

asmodai_dark86
09-08-2006, 18:32
Thats tickles me - buying a forgeworld kit only to slice off most of the detail :D

There looking good - the spikes on the apostle are a bit big for my taste, but the first marine looks great so ignore me and carry on :D

AventineCrusader
10-08-2006, 03:41
Good to see you making a log out of this. I like the dread and I really look forward to seeing that Apostle finished and painted.

As for the top of the top of the Crozius, I think the top of the staff of Chaos Sorcerer 3, here (http://store.us.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.us?do=Individual&code=99060102013&orignav=300901&ParentID=5203&GameNav=10&ItemNav=301797), would be quite nice.

Crusader

Gen_eV
10-08-2006, 04:32
I really dig the colourscheme, always been a fan of making models less obviously chaotic, and that's a step in the right direction. The Dread's mighty fine - always thought the WE one had the best head, especially compared to the silly daemonic thing on the Word Bearers one.

As for the Dark Crozius, I've always had a soft spot for Redemptor Kyrinov's mace. Tried a conversion myself but it looked a tad large on a Power-armoured guy. a terminator on the other hand...

CENOBITE
10-08-2006, 06:52
As for the top of the top of the Crozius, I think the top of the staff of Chaos Sorcerer 3, here (http://store.us.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.us?do=Individual&code=99060102013&orignav=300901&ParentID=5203&GameNav=10&ItemNav=301797), would be quite nice.
Crusader

Looks good, but may be a bit too small. I'll put it on my "things to get"-list. Even if not for the crozius this will be a nice addon for some other mini.



As for the Dark Crozius, I've always had a soft spot for Redemptor Kyrinov's mace. Tried a conversion myself but it looked a tad large on a Power-armoured guy. a terminator on the other hand...

The mace could work - maybe combined with two of the chaos stars above arranged to look like a sphere just as in the codex.

CENOBITE
10-08-2006, 06:56
Some small progress last night.

Legs - finished:
http://www.bjoern-schau.de/40k/wordbearers/dread_wip_07.jpg

Arms and torso cleaned and magnetized:
http://www.bjoern-schau.de/40k/wordbearers/dread_wip_08.jpg

Upper body finished (may need some cleaning and fine tuning)
http://www.bjoern-schau.de/40k/wordbearers/dread_wip_09.jpg

As for finishing touches I was thining about adding one or two of these:

http://www.bjoern-schau.de/40k/wordbearers/torches.jpg

on top of the dreadnought. What do you think?

ExoCowboy
10-08-2006, 11:34
This is going to be one interesting log. I will be watching it closely! Everything looks really good at the moment.

MrInsomniac
10-08-2006, 23:02
Those banners that you're thinking of putting on your dreadnaught will look great. Ive got one of each on my word bearers and they look great. It's also good to see that both yours and Exo Cowboy's word bearers are slightly different painting wise to mine. Who'd have thought the same army could have so many variations?

CENOBITE
13-08-2006, 08:50
Rather smallish update - too much work :(

Replaced the green stuff purity seals with FW ones
http://www.bjoern-schau.de/40k/wordbearers/dread_wip_10.jpg

Painted the head:
http://www.bjoern-schau.de/40k/wordbearers/dread_wip_11.jpg

Started painting the missile launcher arm:
http://www.bjoern-schau.de/40k/wordbearers/dread_wip_12.jpg

KayvaanShrike
13-08-2006, 11:40
Looking great, I also think those banners will look awesome on the dread. How do you paint the slight stone effect on the ribbing on the missile launcher? Because I was wanting to do it on the Crux Terminati (correct plural sp?) on my terminators but can't get it right, its the small cracks etc that throw me.

El-Diablo
13-08-2006, 12:18
I'll second KayvannShrike's tutorial request, The stone work looks fantastic.

El Diablo

Aquilla
13-08-2006, 12:41
I actually quite like the idea of using a different dread, if only Forge World did bits orders.

CENOBITE
13-08-2006, 13:47
if only Forge World did bits orders.

They would make a fortune alone with my orders :D

@KayvaanShrike and El-Diablo

The stone effect is actually quite easy to achieve:

1) GW Codex Grey over a white basecoat (black might work equally well though)
2) carefully wash with Vallejo Game Color Smokey Ink (this actually has some sort of sediment (?) in it that gives additional texture to the part painted). Depending on how detailed the surface to be painted is, you may need to thin the ink a bit
3) Next dip your brush (I find the GW Detail Brush to be of the right size) into Codex Grey and stroke it over a piece of paper so that a) the brush has only a little amount of paint on it and b) the tip of the brush "fans" out enabling you to actually apply several thin lines of paint with just one brush stroke.
Paint the stone from the center to the edges with swift gentle strokes, increasing pressure on the brush towards the edges. This in combination with the Smokey Ink gives the weathered stone look.
4) Apply highlight of Codex Grey, then Fortress Grey and in this case for the tips of the arrowheads a thin highlight of pure white.

Voila - weathered stone :)

KayvaanShrike
13-08-2006, 17:01
Cheers Cenobite, thanks.