Posts Tagged ‘Havocs’

The first three models that I’ve finished in a long time.  Soon they’ll go in the back of a miniature cabinet never to be seen again for a few years as they don’t figure into any current army lists.  Maybe I’ll work them into whatever army I take to Trumpeter Salute, assuming I make it.  I really need a job.My almost finished Nurgle Havocs

These three models are pretty spiffy for filler.  They are kitbashed or converted from a number of different sources, loyalists, Imperial Guard, OOP Chaos, Forgeworld etc. etc.  They are painted purple, relying heavily on the Foundry Royal Purple triad.  I also used Vallejo and maybe even Reaper Master Series paint in addition to various new and old GW/Citadel pots.  I even used a bit of Winsor & Newton Ink.

Nurgle Lascanon Havoc

I added to my repertoire by painting the glow around the coils of the plasma gun.  I used a larger than usual dry brush and roughly followed the technique of Ron over on FTW, though I use my own recipe for the coils.  I never usually paint the glow as it can get a bit messy, it also can cover up carefully painted details.  It’s a trick best left for the really good painters or those who want a ‘trick’.  It looks best at arms length not under extremely close view.

Nurgle Havoc with Missile Launcher

I used my own rust techniques along with a fair amount of custom washes on these models.  Most everything has been detailed in previous posts.  I just had to finish up the bases and a few details last night, then today I just did some final touches before photography and ultimately sealing.

Nurgle Renegade with Plasma Gun

These models will get the Lonewolf Gore technique too before finally resting on the shelf. I broke the lascanon model unfortunantely

Next up is some more models that I assembled and even bought without really needing, just because other people were doing it and I have to preserve my reputation as the Nurgle guy. If you guessed Forgeworld Deathguard Terminators you’d be correct.  I built these when I should have been studying for a CFA exam I believe.  After that I will assemble some more models, at first I was going to just do four metal OOP Bezerkers but now I think I’ll do some plastic models to complete two squads for my proposed 2011 Astronomi-con Vancouver army.

My tentacle pink was almost solid so I reached into my stash for a new old potDamn it!  While putting on the last of the rust I dropped the lascanon guy.  He had tipped  over numerous times, but the drop broke him.  He has metal arms but a plastic and resin body so the lascanon is really heavy.  My super glue had dried out but I’d recently bought some Zap-a-Gap but that didn’t take for some reason, I even busted his other arm.  Now I gotta run so this post may wait until later this evening or tomorrow.  I think I finally got him back together but that was the best one and now it picked up some chips and scrapes I gotta touch up.

Unfortunately in addition to being late, this will be the last update for a while.  We’ve suffered a death in the family so I’m at my  mother’s pitching in.  I’ll be back in Vancouver next week and hopefully will pick up where I left off on the hobby front.

Yesterday I did a fair amount of painting, in short shifts between job applications and other stuff.  These models are close to being finished.  The plasma gunner is the closest to being done.  I just need to do a little more work on his weapon and paint the tip of his horn.Nurgle Havoc with Plasma Gun

After I get most of the common stuff done I pick a figure and work on his extra bits primarily.  Then when all the extra bits are done I do eyes and insignia.  Lastly I do extra rust washes and seal the model.  I leave the bases until fairly late in the process usually, but not always.  Once you’re done the armor and trim you can do the bases most anytime.  Nurgle Havoc with Lascanon

I’ve taken to using resin bases in most cases now as I paint so few 40K figures the extra cost and time washes away.  For big blocks of infantry, such as in Warhammer Fantasy Battle it probably is less feasible.  Some of the bases cost close to what a plastic figure costs or even more.  I’ve tried a few manufacturers over the years these look like Dragon Forge to me.  Jeff is probably my go to base guy, though I like the stuff coming out of Poland for characters too.

Besides the rotting flesh, I painted the guts, and the unique copper metal color bits.  I don’t have a copper so I made one with bronze, silver, and orange ink.  I also painted leather bits English Uniform Brown Foundry Triad.  The plasma gun coils were painted white, two coats, then two coats of Golden Yellow, then a Sunburst Yellow highlight, finally a thinned orange wash, the old blue lid GW one.  I plan to paint on another layer of highlights and maybe get out the purples again for any armor touch ups then the Plasma Gunner is done.Nurgle Havoc with Missile Launcher

I’ll finish the lascanon guy next.  He is mostly done.  The backpack on the missile launcher dude is the least finished besides the bases.  I have to figure out what colors to paint the missiles and the grenades attached to it.  I kinda don’t want to do them metallic, I’m thinking an army green for the grenades and maybe black and yellow for the rockets.

If nothing strange happens I may get these guys done by the end of tonight.  Tomorrow I have a party to attend so I won’t be doing much painting or blogging.  It’ll be gone to finish some miniatures for the first time in months.

I also posted some almost mainstream hobby news over at Muskblog for those who don’t read it, you might want to check out at least that one post.

Oh the Nurglings were painted the two sickly skin tones as well as I did their guts.  The two other Nurglings were painted similar to two Plaguebearers which I painted months ago I believe.Work In Progress Nurgling Stand

After finishing the armour and the trim as well as the other metallics on the guns and backpacks, I move on to painting the cables and all the skull and bone motifs found on Chaos Space Marines.  That is my standard method that I’ve stuck to for years.  On the Diseased Sons and most models really I use the same basic recipes.

For bone I like to base coat with Snakebite Leather.  Then I paint on in kinda a wetbrush Bleached Bone.  Next comes a wash of a thinned down Rust Brown Ink with a little Plasma Red Ink added to the mix.  After that dries I add a lighter color, often as a drybrush.  This time I used both Vallejo Beige and Skull White.

The cabling is green.  I start with a really dark green, this time an old pot of Dark Angels Green.  Then I use a couple medium greens and then a wash.  I used GW’s new green wash to save time.  Then for the lascannon coils I painted on another highlight of a lighter green, Scorpion Green.

Then I called it a night and watch a movie. WIP Nurgle Havocs

Next I plan to paint two different sickly fleshes.  I use pale blue flesh for my Plaguemarines and followers of Nurgle.  I use a more traditional rotting green flesh for daemons and in this case the various skulls hanging as trophies from these models.  That’s a pretty modest goal for today’s painting but, I have to deal with some other things such as finding a job.

I use techniques for painting flesh similar to those detailed by Ron at FTW.  I plan to try out Dhenab Stone as a base, though I’m traditionally a light grey or a pale green guy.

Last night I finally forced myself to pick up the brushes again.  I don’t think it is a coincidence I stopped painting during yet more purple plaguemarines/Nurgle renegades.  I think one of the reasons I’m tired of painting them is I’ve done just about everything twice and I never even get to use them in games anymore as I have so many painted.

The models aren’t finished but I did finish the armor and most of the metallics.  I used the regular colors: Foundry Royal Purple triad, Boltgun Metal, Chainmail, Mithril Silver and Tin Bitz & Brazen Brass.  Through in a few washes and there you go.  Time to take a picture.

Next I will paint the bones and cables.  But first I’ll probably do a little black touch up work.  Even though they are the last and and probably least important batch I still want them to look good.  I used pieces from a wide variety of kits for these but mainly: Plaguemarine Havocs, Forgeworld Deathguard Conversion Kits, Chaos Havocs and I think a 3rd Edition box set Space Marine Missile Launcher.

I’m running out of Chaos Space Marine Torsos and even more so legs.  I think I’ll be all right as I have plenty of models assembled and primed that aren’t Chaos Space Marines.  I also have old metal models which I’ll be using to fill out my force.

WIP Purple Plaguemarines

The Orks and Goblins Army Book is supposedly coming out in March so I’ll buy that and maybe finally get a fully painted Goblin army on the table.