Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Chosen chaos knights #1

Upcoming chaos army project just got boosted by ~200 points worth models. 

I really liked these knights when they were released (20 or so years ago...🙄) and recently I managed to get bit worn and not 100% complete unit of 4 chaos knights. It took some effort to get rid of paint and supeglue (previous owner prefered glue instead of pinning) but in the end I got the boys ready for painting.

It's Slaanesh army so decision was made to use "official" pink tone for armour. Besides such color should fit daemon prince general and already painted chaos spawns (fiends of Slaanesh) just fine. Every time I paint more then 1 or 2 models at the same time painting quality drops down so chaos knights were painted separately. This way every model could be painted slightly different and yet keeping pink coherency. The most red one was testing piece. It's more Khorne then Slaanesh actually, but it should look decent placed in the unit.

The final goal is to get 6-men strong unit (Slaanesh magic number). And mentioned above I got unit of 4 chaos knights. Sadly while washing paint off I put one of the horses to wrong jar and here's for I got 😁 Oh well, maybe one day it will be turned into Nurgle's mount...

The plan for now is getting complete chaos pony, getting 5th knight and converting chaos hero as 6th member of the unit. Basic idea is mounting Red Duke on steed of Slaanesh but parts for this conversion will be assembled after knights are done.


Thursday, June 8, 2023

Fiend of Slaanesh #2

Looks like fiend of Slaanesh I painted recently just got twin-brother (or sister - you can never be 100% sure with Slaanesh stuff). They are supposed to be part of the same battle force, so I tried to keep the same, or very similar color palette. Must say I really like the way they look standing on classic green battlefield. Brings back memories of Middlehammer era.

I hope to start working on 6-men strong unit of badass chaos knights soon. I never liked that official vivid pink or purple color of Slaanesh armour (frankly in my opinion that looks like sh!t) so thinking about final look of the main unit of the army took pretty lot of time. Now, having both fiends done, I think "crabby" tone of claws and stings is something what should do the job. That combined with black horses and steel armament should looks striking as hell, when placed on juicy green field of battle.

So here there are - about to rip apart block of zombies somewhere on Elbląg outskirts:

And mr brother / sister himself / herself. Not sure about color of the scales - might repaint that part one day (too much washes and dry pigments):

And here crab-daemons guarding general of chaos warriors army (515 points according to the current army list):