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EDIT: Thread for what became an Iron Warriors derived DIY warband, the Iron Warriors 49th Grand Company AKA The Iron Hounds of Warsmith Bolverk.

 

I don't want to be creating a new thread every weekend and scatter my stuff all over the board, so I'm consolidating. Last weekend I did my Daemon Prince, "the Nuncio, Lord Callixtus":

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/montismo/callixtus-front.jpg

This weekend I built and painted "Apothecary-Brother Viktor Rose":

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/montismo/viktor004.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/montismo/viktor003.jpg

He's a "Chaos Apothecary", and he re-animates his victims and turns them into counts-as Plague Marines. He himself counts-as a Plague Marine Aspiring Champion armed with a Twin-linked Bolter, and his fancy back-pack/gene-seed extractor counts-as a Power Weapon.

Next weekend I'm going to paint the primary leader of my warband, the Jarl-Captain Bolverk himself:

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/montismo/Jarl-Captain-Bolverk-002.jpg

I got him some wolves from WFB as wound markers. His right arm has been repositioned with a pin and some GS. His head is from the WFB Empire Flagellants kit, because I want to represent the Jarl as being really old and nutty. He's modeled with two Power Axes to counts-as a Khorne Daemon Weapon (+2d6 Attacks, wounds himself if either roll a 1). See, he doesn't actually have a Daemon Weapon, he's just totally bonkers in combat swinging those axes around...

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See, he doesn't actually have a Daemon Weapon, he's just totally bonkers in combat swinging those axes around...

 

Now THAT is how a CSM lord should be :ph34r:

 

Will there be any group shots now or in the future? I'm somewhat fascinated by the concept of those Plague Marines and if the rest of the unit look like the Apothecary, they should look kickass.

 

Great work Brother.

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Will there be any group shots now or in the future? I'm somewhat fascinated by the concept of those Plague Marines and if the rest of the unit look like the Apothecary, they should look kickass.

 

Great work Brother.

 

Thanks! It's my plan to have group shots of each of my squads as they're done (should be about fifteen in all, I think). I won't be able to start on the Plague Marine squad until next month at the earliest, as I am completely skint, so I'm going to be concentrating on the models I already have on hand until then. They will not share his color scheme, but be of several different Loyalist and Traitor schemes mixed together in the same squad (not sure which units yet), then "battle damaged" and made to look like they've been rotting in a swamp for a time, with one pauldron repainted to identify them as being "Bog Men" (the unit's name). Most of them are going to have WFB Vampire Counts Zombie heads, but others will have regular helmets that are damaged and corroded in some way, maybe with some tubes going and and out of them in various places to represent the "re-animation" process (note to self, purchase some guitar string or solder). Maybe a special backpack, I don't exactly know yet...

 

Next weekend before I get started on my Terminator Lord I think I'm going to go back over the Apothecary and do a little bit of highlighting. I did a post-wash once over of some of the trim on the Daemon Prince and I think that helps it out, but in my excitement with the Apothecary skipped that step.

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Jarl-Captain Bolverk is probably done, minus a clear coating. I may go back and do some blood on the axes, I don't know, but it's late and I've still got stuff I have to do for school tomorrow (today, technically...) I painted two wolves as wound markers, but they're still drying and whatnot.

 

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/montismo/bolverk-painted-front.jpg

 

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/montismo/bolverk-painted-oblique.jpg

 

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/montismo/bolver-painted-rear.jpg

 

Next week I think I'll do the Aspiring Champions for my two Berzerker squads.

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The lord looks very nice. I think it's OK without blood. It never hurts to have some but to me he looks kind of like he's giving the initial charge command so maybe he hasn't gotten into the blood yet.
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Thanks for the comments! The drive to get them has pushed me to do attempt more involved models. (I crave attention... :) )

 

So I find myself on this election day having wandered away from school to vote, and just not feeling like driving 1.5 hours to go back for one evening class tonight. So I decided to put together the 8th Squad's "Huscarl-Leftenant" (Berzker Skull-Champion), since I'm planning on painting those two Champions this weekend. Repositioning the Jarl's right arm gave me the confidence to try a more sophisticated reposition.

 

Here's the two Skull Champions together. I had to muck about with the brightness and contrast to get the one to show up because he's already primered:

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/montismo/berzerkerhuscarls-both.jpg

 

This is "Huscarl-Leftenant Gapthrossnir" the leader of the 4th Squad "Teeth Grinders". (I tend to name a lot of my minis) Again, the photo is bad to get the detail. I assembled him some time ago, I just haven't been painting regularly until recently:

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/montismo/berzerkerhuscarl1-001.jpg

 

Now to the good stuff: This is "Huscarl-Leftenant Gollnir the Relentless", leader of the 8th Squad "Shield Biters". He earned his nick-name in a game against a tank heavy Guard force by surviving through an improbable charge across an open field to slaughter his way through a couple Chimaeras and Guardsmen before dying a glorious death by massed lasrifle fire:

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/montismo/berzerkerhuscarl2-front.jpg

 

The feet are positioned funny, so I came up with the idea of him holding a severed head to try and distract attention from it:

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/montismo/berzerkerhuscarl2-oblique.jpg

 

I also think it looks really cool that he's got a severed head:

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/montismo/berzerkerhuscarl2-right.jpg

 

Most of my "Huscarls" have trophies hanging from their backpacks to help identify them. It's kind of a pain in the ass to position the hanging chains, but I'm getting the trick of it and I like that my squad leaders have a theme:

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/montismo/berzerkerhuscarl2-left.jpg

 

The leg wasn't so difficult to do, but the GS on the Eldar head was a royal pain. The idea is that it's a handful of hair. It's "good enough", but something I'd like to get better at doing eventually. To hang the head I drilled a hole in the Power Fist and one in the side of the Eldar's head, the bent a pin and glued them together, putting on the GS once it had dried enough to handle. The lump of GS had been sitting out since I had done the leg, so it wasn't as malleable as it could have been. From my experience with the Jarl's arm, I am confident it will look much better once it has been painted and all that.

 

They were originally both going to be modeled with Plasma Pistols, but after fiddling with making lists the other day I decided to make them both have interchangeable sidearms via my itty-bitty magnets.

 

I can't wait to get these guys finished! :P

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Funnily enough, after reading your Index Traitoris (how is that anyway?), I imagine Callixtus as the Changeling more than as a Daemon Prince. It definitely steps up his level of awesome by about twelve points.

 

I decided to step away from the Index Traitoris article for a bit. There's a lot going on with it, what with the decision to split the Utgaard info from the TA info, and it's easy to get frustrated with working on one that's "normal". It hasn't helped that my weekends have been very full, with weddings, trips and holidays and stuff, not to mention a heavy load of stuff for school. Which reminds me, I have a late essay that I need to turn in tomorrow morning, which means I should get off the internet and start working on it. But yeah, I'm thinking about having another go at it this Friday.

 

The idea behind Lord Callixtus as that he is/was a Word Bearer, and has "demi-ascended" to serve in Tzeentch's "Utgaard experiment". In the garrison he's a Chaos Marine Chaplain type guy who is sort of like a political officer stuck in amongst the Free Company, hence the Nuncio title. That has F.A. to do with the table top experience, but plays a part in the short stories I'm writing. When it's "go time" he becomes the creature that is modeled in the above pictures. So he's not quite a true Daemon Prince in the fluff, but works as one on the table.

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Oh now that berzerker holding the severed head is seriously cool! The leg repositioning has worked well and he looks very, very evil :P

 

How do you plan to paint them, like the Jarl-Captain?

 

Thanks! I was worried about how the severed head would be received.

 

I plan on painting them using this color scheme:

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/montismo/hosting/4thwaelheimmarine.jpg

 

With the exception of three or four "special" squads, all of my Chaos Marines are going to use the quartered orange and black with gold trim and skull white helmet. The exceptions are "attached" units that haven't been fully brought into the fold of the company. They are the Apothecary led re-animated Marines (counts as Plague Marines), a Fallen Sister of Battle led "enthralled"-Marines (counts as 1k Sons), A maniple of Dark Mechanicus Legio Cybernetica robots (counts as Obliterators), and some other stuff I'm kicking around...

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Got some bits in the mail and couldn't resist putting them together. If I have the time after painting my two Berzeker Skull Champions this weekend, I'm going to try to work in this third mini, a Terminator Champion. In my DIY fluff he is Hold-Thegn Har Ulfgrim, the Jarl's champion and leader of his Comitatus:

 

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/montismo/thegn-har-003.jpg

 

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/montismo/thegn-har-001.jpg

 

I was mucking about with the idea of giving him a tropy/icon:

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/montismo/thegn-har-002.jpg

 

I can't decide if I like the idea of a trophy-pole or icon, or if the wolf cloak is enough. I'm leaning toward the wolf cloak being enough, and leaving the icon carrying to another member of his squad. Either way I will leave the pole not glued into the hole so I can switch icons and trophies out, so it's not a pressing decision to have to make.

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I'm in agreement with Mick, the cloak looks fine on it's own.

 

What colour is the cloak going to be?

 

Wolf skin by itself it is, then.

 

The wolf skin is going to be Codex Gray and the cloth part is going to be Blood Red, like the Jarl-Captain's cloak. Probably. I've been kicking around the idea of making the Terminator armor black with gold trim (instead of black and orange quartered), then doing the cloth part of the cloak orange, just to make him different.

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I've been kicking around the idea of making the Terminator armor black with gold trim (instead of black and orange quartered), then doing the cloth part of the cloak orange, just to make him different.

 

I'd be very interested to see how this turns out, it sounds like a good idea to me!

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I've been kicking around the idea of making the Terminator armor black with gold trim (instead of black and orange quartered), then doing the cloth part of the cloak orange, just to make him different.

 

I'd be very interested to see how this turns out, it sounds like a good idea to me!

 

Well then, that is what I'll do. This guy is supposed to be distinct from the other Terminators in the army, so it makes sense to give him a different color arrangement along with his nifty pelt. Something to mark him as the Chaos Lord's favorite and the leader of the Lord's body guards.

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School and social obligations kept me from painting more than one mini, but I took the opportunity to base one of my regular troops that I did a while back:

 

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/montismo/gapthrossnir.jpg

 

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/montismo/regularcsm.jpg

 

I guess I'll shoot for the other Skull Champion and the Terminator Champion next weekend.

 

I can't wait until the semester is over. I'm going to sleep for a week, then get up and paint minis for three...

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