Sunday, July 28, 2013

Scratch Built Horrors All Painted Up

Welcome back to SB40k one and all.  I've made some huge strides in my progress this week, completing the painting portion of the Brain/Horrors of Tzeentch.  Ninety Horrors now sit happily within their protective foam, awaiting the next step in the modeling process- basing.

This is ten of the bunch completed so far.  I've been unsure how to continue with the Iridescent Horrors which will accompany these units, and while I'm not 100% sure the process I have in mind will work, it's going to be fun to try!

So to tally what I've completed so far for Daemons, I have 90 completed Horrors, a brain piloting a spaceship to act as a Lord of Change or Fateweaver, a winged Nurgle Prince, 6 blight drones (which I could use as Daemon Princes or Plague Drones if I chose), 16 Flesh Hounds of Khorne, 18 Screamers of Tzeentch, all scratch built.

Progress can seem slow, but as of now I can easily build a 1850 to 2k.  Hopefully soon I'll have more options available to me to help modify my lists as I see fit.

Unfortunately, I am a little stuck with the Horrors now.  What I want to do is create a bloody water effect for around the bases of the green rocks (hence the raised edges on the bases).  I've used Woodland Scenics Water Effects in the past but that has been a bit disappointing.  The effects doesn't cure properly and remains soft.  If the pieces sit on their side the water effect eventually gets outside of the piece or bubbles up, looking silly in the process.

What I think will work better is a clear resin with a red coloring added.  It has to be clear-ish so the effects underneath on the bases are visable (the hands and skulls present in about half the pieces).  If anyone has experience with a 2 part clear resin which would work for me, please let me know!

Till next week, happy gaming!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Where the Horrors are now

Welcome back everyone to SB40k.  Over the last week or so I've been hard at work trying to complete the Pink Horrors I created last month.  I'm making huge strides (for me, that is) in getting the army completed as quickly as possible.

I have 40 of the Horrors displayed here, but I have a much larger number to finish.  Each of the rocks is taking a bit longer than I had anticipated, first needing to be painted with white foundation paint, bright green, and then brushed with a very dark green over it.

The plan from here on out is to add a dark grey highlight to the rocks.  After that is completed I can paint around the edges and add things like arms and heads to the space around the rocks for variety.  When all is said and done, I plan to use a 2 part clear resin and red dye to make the appearance of bloody water with body parts floating in it.  Gross?  You bet!

I hope to finish up with this portion this week, which would be a monumental feat.  Ninety Horrors is more than I'm used to working on (used to MSU in the past).  Wish me luck!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Scratch Built Portalglyph, Horror progress

Hello all, welcome back to SB 40k!  I've been hard at work trying to get the scratch built Horrors in a place where I feel comfortable sharing them, and I think I'm at that place.  First, though, here is the scratch built Portalglyph I threw together last week.

I wanted to keep it fairly simple, and luckily it worked out great.  I cut 4 circles from plasticard the size of a small blast marker (as this is the size indicated by the Daemon Codex),  cut a hole in the center of 3 and put them together with the uncut one.  I added some bits and used the panel scriber to add some definition and break up the monotony.  Finally, I added paint.

Since I figure I'll be using the Portalglyph quite a bit in my Daemon army, it only made sense to whip one up for future games that fit the theme of the stuff I'm building.

As for the Horrors, they're coming along nicely.  I've sculpted and duplicated tails for 99 Horrors in the last 2 weeks and have started the painting process.  Each Horror was painted pink, inked in a brown ink and dried, drybrushed a light pink flesh color, and then airbrushed purple to blue for the tails.

This is what 90 Horrors looks like

I've come a long way so far, and may do a little highlighting after I've finished painting the rocks and adding the resin water.  What I am thinking at the moment is trying for an alien terrain, painting the rocks a very light green coloring and going over that with a darker green to give the impression of a glowing rock.  Not entirely certain, and will have to test it out on one first and see where I go from there.

As for the area around the rock, I'm thinking a clear resin with a red tint to give the impression of a blood like water.  That might need to be tested first in a small container to see if I like it.

Well, that's it for now.  Now you understand why it's been a while since I've updated!