Friday, February 19, 2016

The Wind of Change

Master modeller Nordic / Erik is back with an update on how things are progressing with his enigmatic tzeentchean warband! I´m just amazed by the the inventiveness and skill on show here...
Over to you Erik:


I have returned with a new batch of warped and twisted minions of the Lord of Fate!


Kithelon of the Aether! He/She/It is ready for painting. I have used the torso from the Gaunt Summoner, a hand from the spirit hosts and the staff top is from the varanguard box, turning it into sort of a halberd. the skirt is from the Vampire Counts Coven Throne. I never thought I would get any use from the skirt but when I saw it in my bits box it just clicked.
The Steed is inspired by the Aboleth from Dungeons and Dragons.





I have fishified the trolls some more and added more chaosy weapons as per Alexanders suggestion. ;)



I am ridiculously happy with my sorcerer, Feldrek Flameborn, I twisted his arms into a more open pose so that the face isn't obscured by swords, staffs and hands.



The Thugs/Ungors are finished! They are basecoated first with chaos black, then army painter Leather Brown from the sides and from the top I sprayed Army Painter Bone. Then they're mostly painted with washes and highlighted with pallid wych flesh.They were very quick to paint. I did these ten guys in a little over a day. I am very happy with them and I am glad that my paintscheme worked out!

I have been lacking in motivation lately since i've only been building stuff and I guess I've gotten a bit tired of it because I haven't really felt like I've made any progress. But now that I've started painting I feel the creative juices flowing once again!
Until Next time!

25 comments:

  1. Bloodi hell, that champion is AMAZING.

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    1. I've just scuttled round the office showing this to everyone.

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  2. You said it Fulgrim. Wonderful work Erik!

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  3. Wow, some really cool stuff, especially the sorcerer with the fungus body. Where is the bird head from? Some type of elf hawk?

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    1. The head on the sorcerer is from the empire general minigriffon.

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    2. Aah, it's a perfect fit, great find :-D

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  4. Amazing work all around! Those thugs/ungor are incredible. Where did you get the head for the short one?

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    1. you mean the ratcentaur? Its from the Empire huntsmen/archers box. I think it comes with a hat that I cut off and made a cap instead.

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    2. Aha, that's why I didn't recognize it - thanks!

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  5. These are really extraordinary, particularly Kithelon, great sculpting skills and a unique vision for Tzeentch.

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  6. When I opened this post the first image popped up on screen and I was like "Woah! Is that an Aboleth!?!" Then after reading the text "Oh Gods, it is!". That is awesome.

    I love the thugs/ungors, so full of character. They are truly in the spirit of the original Realm of Chaos figures. The painting is just magnificent!

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  7. They carry a real 'realms of chaos' vibe to them. Love it!

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  8. Looks like your tzeentch project is going swimmingly. Just don't flounder about and it'll end up with quite a splash! Now I don't want to flip-flop here, but I think the henchmen are a tad earthy for such an aquatic theme. Just warning about muddying the waters of your overall design.

    (I dont really think so, just wanted to throw in more puns)

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  9. Riding about, side-saddle on a floating fish.... marvellous! Your creations are perfect for this Tzeentchian warband. The variety of fun individuals in that thugs unit just screams Changer of Ways to me.

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  10. WOW! Erik, you are my favorite converter. Your skills, inventiveness and then the painting skills to match. I love them all but the ones that stand out to me: the lord (obviously), Feldrek (that mushroom bottom has a nice flamer feeling too it) and hornblower (those puffy cheeks), standardbearer and worm guy from the thugs.

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    1. Thanks a lot. I am quite pleased with all those convertions you mention. =)

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  11. Great job Erik and it's really interesting seeing how our tzeentch warbands are developing because I really feel we're both showing off new sides of tzeentch :)

    How are your plans for the DP going? I have established two major concepts that I'm checking out now.

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    1. I haven't thought of a DP yet really, though I have been pondering a Vortex Beast...

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    2. Wow now that could truly be something! I'm looking at a grinder merged with some dragon bits as my primary goal. In my minds eye it looks better than what it sounds.

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  12. Wowzer, what an amazing set of conversions! That sorcerer on the flying fish is just fantastic, but everything else as equally awesome... I just don't know where to start really! I think I'm just going to stare in admiration for a while if that's ok with you mate... :-)

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