More models for the Konor campaign

This week I wasn’t able to get a game in for the Konor campaign, but I was able to finish two Chaos psyker models to add points to Chaos at the local store. This actually helped get the score close to even at the shop. A few last minute completions from other folks help win the local GW for Chaos. Previously, I’d posted some pics of the Black Legion sorcerer. Here are some shots of the completed Malignant Plaguecaster:

This was an interesting model. I’ve used the same painting process I’m using on the rest of my Plague Marine squad from the Dark Imperium box, and the same I used on the Noxious Blightbringer. The one different here from the Blightbringer is that I used purple for the robes – in this case: Naggaroth Night, shaded with Druchii Violet, then layered with Xereus Purple. I’d have done a final layer of Genestealer Purple, but none of the local shops had it in stock.

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Quick update on the Chaos psykers

Unfortunately I didn’t get to play today. The local Games Workshop was closed. But progress on my Chaos psykers is moving quickly. In fact, I got one of them to such a state of readiness that I expected to use him in a game. Alas, that was not to be. That gave me time to really complete him. So here is my newest Black Legion sorcerer:

Metal Sorcerer, completed, front

For whatever reason, primer seems to bond better with plastic than metal. That means both better adherence to the model and smoother, cleaner surfaces to paint. Also, the small details on the old metal models are just not that well done. Recesses in the new plastics are much deeper. That means the shades really help details pop on the newer models. On the metal ones, you still have to kinda “brute force” the highlights. It’s tedious and often frustrating.

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“The true power is here!” – Sorcerer complete!

I finished up the last bit of work on my Black Legion Sorcerer the other day. I’m glad to have this one finished now:

Sorcerer, complete, front
“I understand more than you could possibly know….”

The base was done in pretty much the same fashion as I did the Chaos Lord, though I did have a little trouble with the tufts this time. Not sure if I was tired or what, but I ended up ruining two of them. Hopefully the layer of ‘Ard Coat I put on this guy with hold up and prevent paint chips from occurring. It’s always tricky that way with metal models.

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Quick update: Working on a Black Legion Chaos Sorcerer

Though I’ve been quiet here for a few days, I have been working on a couple projects. One of them is a Black Legion Chaos Sorcerer that is the second part of my Call of Chaos vow. I think I’m enjoying the challenge more this time. Probably because it looks like I’m actually going to finish the vow!

Sorcerer, in progress, front

So this is an old Chaos Sorcerer miniature, one of the metal ones. I actually have a couple of these models. With the increased power the Sorcerers have due to the new supplements, and the ability to take several of them, thanks to the formations, I figured it was a good time to paint them up.

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Black Legion Chaos Lord finished!

Bad weather meant no outside activities, so I was able to finish up work on my Black Legion Chaos Lord yesterday. That completes half my vow for the Call of Chaos challenge. I’m very pleased with how he turned out:

Black Legion Chaos Lord, completed, front

I, of course, went for the Goblin Green base trim. Though I did actually paint the ballast on the base and add highlights. I figure, even if I don’t ever go back and paint up the bases on my other Black Legion units, it’s fine for this guy’s base to stand out as he’s a headquarters unit. And, he’s already got the larger base.

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