Sunday, April 19, 2015

You've Got a Little Something on Your Turret.

Painting of the possessed turrets continues.  Over the initial detailing of the fleshy areas, I added some highlights with a very light pink. Now, its ready for washes.

 There was an all over wash of GW Althonian Camoshade. heavier in the creases and a bit thinner with water overall.  Then GW Druchii Purple in the deep recesses and out onto the corrupted bits of the tank to deepen the background color.  After that dried, I added some GW Carroburg Crimson to select fleshy areas and around the "pimples/pustules"... to help with that raw,irritated look.

 Once all that was dry it was down to detailing. Highlighting the pustules with a light fleshtone, darkening some of the recesses with a very, very thin Black. Doing the teeth and highlighting the lips etc.  Once that was done, I used GW Waywatcher Green glaze to pick out some parts with a brighter green to match the other turret that is done. It also helps give the "Bloody 7th" its own little distinction for gribbly fleshy parts.  And somehow, the deamon "Prask" face looks not unlike a bullfrog in complexion. On the right, the other turret is at the first wash stage... so you can see the difference.

A few odds and end and the turret on the left will be done. Since I'm going to paint some more after this is posted, both turrets should be finished tonight. That puts me onto the tentacles and engine gribblies on 3 hulls next. Then I can move on to something else.  I'm kind of itching to build something, though I REEEEEAAALLY should continue painting  the stuff that needs finishing.

In other news, I picked up the Khorne Deamonkin book.  Assuming they will do this for all 4  Chaos Gods, I'll be eagerly awaiting the Nurgle one....of course, while fighting the urge to buy the Tzeentch and Slaanesh ones, just because.  My corrupted "Space wolf" project now has a new angle and I've also decided to drop the DOOooom Wolves as a name and just pick up with the hapless Dogs of Khorne, who are my 'not so effective' Khorne contingent with the Templars of DOOooom!  

 If you've been checking this space out for a long time, you might remember their exploits in a few of my battle reports (Gods I need to play a game some day)... one of their best was gunning down that Pain in the Ass Lysander with boltguns.  Because...ya know, Khorne guys excell at close combat.... but apparently, these guys are pretty good shots too (and my opponents dice hated him)  Usually the Terminator Squad, led by the Aspiring Champion, Chad can be found looking for easy kills like the enemy baggage train or field kitchens. Especially if there is ice cream. In there off time they spend an uncomfortable amount of time working out in the nude and rubbing each other down with oil, while insisting that its a warrior tradition and not at all homoerotic.

One of the challenges for me is going to be the Khorne helmets.  I hate,hate,HATE the Berserker fins. But...its an pretty Iconic look. There are some much better looking helmets on some of the Fantasy kits, which I'm sure I'll use for champions, etc.... but if you know you are going up against Khorne all you need is low ceilings and doorways. They'll be flopping like turtles.

 Anyways, the plan is still to go with a "raging barbarian" look and alot of burning from the inside with roid rage. And possibly an ode or two to one of my favorite artists, Frank Frazetta. His Conan the Barbarian works, along with the comic "The Savage Sword of Conan "(which had numerous great pen and ink artists) are what got me drawing people and thinking about art as some sort of career. Not that it worked out perfectly.... but I ain't dead yet. ;)  .... Cheers Ya'll!


  1. Agree taking from the fantasy kits would be ideal for the helms. Turrets look fantastic. Just loving them! I'd say use the warriors of chaos figures entirely, and just modify their weapons for 40k. I love those models so much.

  2. There will likely be some mixing, but I'm trying to keep the new purchases to a minimum if possible. With a hundred plus "free" minis to work with, I can imagine there will be lots of conversions.... and I might be done by 2021 :/ Of course, I'll be looking to Krautscientist for inspiration with all things Khorne. :)