For this weeks progress, lots of mundane stuff. Aside from outdoor projects and other things getting in the way, I have been scrounging around in my "free" minis I got a couple years ago. I found 20 cultists in pretty good -excellent shape, so they can join the other 20, with minor conversions etc. The problem areas, which I've seen on some of the bigger minis, is these were basically slapped together with something like gorilla craft glue or the like. No way to wrench them apart along the construction seems and HUGE gaps in some of the models. The Hellbrute, for example, will take a lot of work... but he'll need a little converting anyways.... right?
On to Miss Charlotte. Now the epic tedium begins. Her body is a hive of nastiness and details, Ive been hitting the drybrushed areas with washes to get color into all the nooks and crannies. Right now it looks a bit bland, but you can see where I'm laying in shadows and starting to pick out some details.
Ive started playing with just HOW I'm going to paint all of this as far as the flow of the nastiness and textures of the fleshy blobs, etc. Sure, I can slap some color on with drybrushes and feather them a but with washes, but there is ONLY ONE Miss Charlotte, so I really should put in a maximum effort. I'm sure I'll give myself a couple nightmares before I'm done figuring that all out.
Got some washes done on the Warpsmith as well. Laying in base colors, still a really long way to go, but its always nice to have another model with similar color scheme around when you mix too much of a certain shade,etc. :)
AND, last but not least. One thing Chaos loves (or at least I do) but Chaos lacks is autocannons for your footsoldiers. I've looked around the web and there are several options. Not too long ago, I ordered some stuff from my buddies in Poland and went a little crazy with the autocannons. The pieces are beautiful, but they really didn't fit my asthetic like I thought they might, so immediately the thought comes "How can I repurpose these?" Well, I've been wanting to expand the army into other gods for some time with at least a unit or two and I'd planned on some noise marines converting some grey knight bits. The body for these autocannons, to me, was a perfect platform for sonic blasters.... and so, the first of 9.