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Daemons and Resin bases – Why do you hate me so?

Well I’m still trying to pin down what I want to do next. I wanted to do daemons. Not because they are really good ATM, I don’t bandwagon armies. In fact I have a full Tzeentch Daemon horde for fantasy that I could just use in 40K if I wanted to bandwagon. No, I wanted to paint a whole new daemon army using all the new sexy plastics. I even picked up some new resin bases from Dragon Forge to mount them on. Those plans may be dashed…

Daemonic troops, as a whole, have delicate little ankles and pinning them is difficult to say the least. If you are not careful you can end up drilling through the leg or, if using a dremel, melting the plastic from friction. Even if you get them mounted, the ever-present fear of breakages is a serious concern. When the do break, they will break above the pin section leaving the whole leg, ankle and some of the shin still attached to the resin base. So irritating!

While I try to figure out what to do with my commission payment (2000pts of Tzeentch Daemons), I dug up some of my old CSM from my Iron Warrior days and started to kick around the idea of painting CSM again with a new scheme. I have not abandoned the Tzeentch daemos, but the idea of mounting 30+ horrors that I know are going to break and piss me off just seems unwise. If this army takes root, and it looks like it will, I’ll splice the daemons in via allies and still get to paint some of the new stuff.

Dragon Forge Bases

First up, here are the bases I got from Dragon Forge. They are from Jeff’s Desecrated Lands line and they are sexy as hell. I first tried painting them black with a orange glow, but that ended up looking like crap. These are airbrushed using the same colors I used for Dave’s Vet Contemptor (Deathwing colors) and the cracks are filled with Tamiya gore. I’ll post a tutorial on this technique later. I gave the bases a black trim to accentuate the detail.

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Here’s my template model. This guy kind of painted himself on Saturday. I especially like how the eyes turned out. I’ll have to experiment more with that look. This scheme looks good but needed polish. That’s where the 2nd marine came in.

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This is the same scheme with more bone color and red as a contrast. The red is highlighted strangely (elf flesh) and I love it! Looks good on the base as well. And easy to pin…

I’ll be working on these as well while I work on Dave’s Dark Angel commission; I think the next two will be a sorcerer and a dark apostle.

Shawn G. (SoI)

Dreadnought Feeva! – Dark Vengence Hellbrute

I’ve come to the realization that painting dreads is pretty damn fun. Most have just enough detail to be interesting without being excessive.

The new Dark Vengeance starter box is chocked full of amazing chaos models and I’ve been trying to hammer out a scheme. After a failed attempt using whites, I came across this masterpiece – Star Forge Smith’s Hellbrute

That thing is the best Hellbrute I’ve seen so far. It inspired me so much; I had to try to replicate it. This is my take on that brilliant piece:

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Back when GW had the terracotta and tanned flesh paints, I developed a flesh tone technique that I’ve grown very fond of. Those 2 colors were some of the best shades GW ever released and I was very disappointed that they were discontinued. Vallejo produces excellent replacements so I’ve been able to develop it further.

All the flesh parts have been glossed to over emphasize the tech/organic nature of the Hellbrute, and gore was used for the exposed spine. I may add more gore to the fist, like from the original work, but that will be later. I’m even sure how to base this monster.

All-in-all, it was fun to work on it. I’ll pick at the other DV models while I work on my commissions.

Shawn G. (SoI)