Last night was very productive but not on a modelling front. I got home late as I loitered around due to an un-forecast rain deluge and grabbed some meatballs and minced beef. When I got home I did the washing up, cooked tea and prepared a chilli con carne in the slow cooker for dinner this evening (just add rice ; ) Scarily once we’d eaten it was gone half nine and I had to help the other half dye her hair so I didn’t pick up a brush until well past eleven.
I did make a start on some of the demon faces on the armour which I think are going to look quite reasonable. I also took a much better photo of my Chaos Lord this morning (see left).
I hit a point last night where I was struggling to concentrate on what I was painting – black is a notoriously draining colour to paint onto, especially at night, so I began to snip off the miniatures on one of the three sprues I have for Dark Vengeance. To this end I’ve also done a Review on the Dark Vengeance Boxed Set.
The Dark Vengeance boxed set contains some of the nicest Chaos miniatures that Games Workshop have produced (at least in my opinion). The Chaos Chosen and Lord are ‘spiky’ but hold true to their original Space Marine form and the spikes are more ‘warped’ than just poked on decorations. The poses also make them appear larger and more experienced (they are 10,000 years old after all). The twenty cultists are also very nice miniatures although there is a certain amount of repetition.
Games Workshop has also released a new Chaos Champion (in plastic) that is identical in style and a plastic box set of Raptors/Warp Talons that fit into this new style. I’m looking forward to seeing what else is in the pipeline (if anything!)
The Chaos Lord is the first miniature in a very long time that I’ve actually been inspired to get hold of and paint in a traditional sense and I bought one online for £5. Not long after I received him a friend also offered me the whole Chaos side from the boxed set as he had no interest in them. To this end I used my miniature to get back into the swing and experiment with the new paints.
This weekend I spent quite a bit of time painting up the Chaos Lord miniature from the Dark Vengeance 40k boxed set. This miniature is the first for quite a while that has actually “inspired” me to do some proper painting using a brush rather than an airbrush and fancy pigments.
For those modellers who have been living in a cave for the past six months, in March this year, Games Workshop withdrew their whole range of paints and replaced it with a range that consists of 145 completely different colours using a different formula paint. A lot of people slated Games Workshop for daring to remove colours such as Skull White and Bleached Bone.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I’m itching to do some ‘traditional’ painting – i.e. using a brush and not airbrush and weathering techniques. To this end I have in my possession one of the lovely plastic Chaos Lord models from the Dark Vengeance boxed set. I picked this up for the bargain price of a fiver (that’s £5). The model is a lovely piece of work and despite the amount of detail is only five pieces – backpack, cloak & shoulders, body and two arms.
In principal it’s a fairly simple paint job, made more straightforward by the host of reference pictures.