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Offline Carrington

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Re: Daemon Army (BlackEd)
« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2010, 06:01:41 PM »
Thanks everybody!  I appreciate the comments!

Guthwine, the fleeing Empire soldier started as a handgunner.  He's in one of the first photos of the greater daemon.  I clipped the handgun off of him, and clipped the arms off.  I clipped his foot off the base, and bent the body into a more forward position.  I sawed the hat off his head, and peeled it back to make it look as though the hat was flying off his head.  I had to use greenstuff to put the top of his head back on, and give him arms in approximately the right position for running.  I had some spare Empire weapons, and used one to make it look as though he cast the weapon aside.

The dead folks on the back of the base started as skeleton archers.  I used som greenstuff for shredded clothing.  I added another head using greenstuff (3 heads, two bodies), and added some Empire weapons.

To show that the daemon leaves death in its wake, the back of the base is a mix of Scorched brown and black, then scorched brown, then bestial brown, then Goblin green (grass).  The poor runner is almost off the edge of the grass that's still alive...



Really creative diorama... though gruesome.
Hmm.  Moscovian bought a bunch of u/d archers from me a while back in order to provide heads for a bunch of Epic-scale Necrons.   I wonder what became of the rest of their bodies... :-/

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Re: Daemon Army (BlackEd)
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2010, 02:28:27 AM »
At last, pictures of new stuff.  Sorry all, work has been driving me crazy since the start of the new year.

I have 3 daemon swarms sculpted, so i have pictures of those.  I finished the greater daemon as well.  In addition, I finished the base of the other daemons I painted.

First up: Swarms!






Some up close shots of the poor crossbowmen meeting an untimely end:





I really like this last vingette.  The commander is screaming "Go, damn you!" while one of the troopers is trying to pull the worms off.  Behind the trooper, a larger creature waves its tentacles toward the trooper...

The first one was more "fun":  all you can see is the leggs of a crossbowman as he is getting swallowed.  It is hard to see in this picture.  I hope the fully painted version is easier to see.

These took *forever* to sculpt.  I liked doing the little scenes of the Empire troopers getting overrun, but it did take a lot of time.  I filled in a bit of space by using nymphs from Khursan Miniatures, and Face Huggers from Pendraken.  On the last unit, I discovered another technique that was faster and allowed for smaller worms.  I am tempted to just use rats for the 4th swarm, but I am trying to be good.  I took a break from sculpting and finished painting the greater daemon.  I think he turned out well!

Greater Daemon:


I followed the same cool green/warm green color scheme from the overlord.  I re-started this guy 3 times because I painted myself into a corner, so to speak.  OK, bad pun.  The first two attempts were AWFUL.  Trust me.

And the overlord with the base done.  The bone colored bits are supposed to be bits of bone...



Progress is slower than I would like.  After I paint these 3 swarms, I will start painting the hordes.


Offline azrael71

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Re: Daemon Army (BlackEd)
« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2010, 08:06:08 AM »
These look great.
Could you not make some GS moulds for the more generic bases of swarms?
Might save you some time?

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Re: Daemon Army (BlackEd)
« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2010, 01:43:50 AM »
Four units of daemon hordes:






The four units of daemon hordes:




A shot of the whole army:




I need to finish the bases on the four units of daemon hordes.  I'm almost done with a fifthe unit of daemon hordes.  I have enough figures for most of a seventh unit.  I will supplement the partial unit with some sculpted daemons.

I am waiting for an order to come in.  They will form the basis for the deamon hounds.  I am also working on ideas for deamon steeds and daemon chariots.  But that will have to happen in April!

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Re: Daemon Army (BlackEd)
« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2010, 09:46:05 AM »
Sweet!

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Re: Daemon Army (BlackEd)
« Reply #35 on: April 01, 2010, 12:00:50 PM »
Very impressing. Reminds me a bit of a mixture between Tyranids and Ctulhu.
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Offline Carrington

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Re: Daemon Army (BlackEd)
« Reply #36 on: April 01, 2010, 05:03:35 PM »
Very nice. The Khurasan and Pendraken Minis play very well together.

And your character sculpts and vignettes are wonderful.


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« Reply #37 on: April 06, 2010, 04:56:00 PM »
You guys are great!  Thanks for the compliments!   ;D

For my next unit:  I am working hounds of tindalos for my daemon wolves.   What I have now is something the size of an Orc boar, with longer legs.  Instead of a head, I put in a mouth full of sharp teeth.  I need to add more muscle to the front legs -- I want them to be more of a lion or pit bull in shape. 

I've got one done with a mix of plumber's epoxy (sets in 5 minures) and green stuff (60 - 120 minute working time).  I wish I could find an epoxy putty that had a 20-30 minute working time, and cured in an hour!  The hardware store used to sell wood epoxy putty that set in an hour.  I have not been able to find in 5-8 years now.

Anyway, next will be the daemon steeds and daemon chariots.  The steeds will be some sort of tall beetle like thing.  Feeder tentacles hanging down to man height.

The chariots -- I want to do something crazy, like having daemons riding on the back of a large beast.  I'm thinking about wraith-like figures wielding scythes riding on the backs of the large beetles.

I finished two more units of daemon hordes, and have enough figures left over for 2/3rds of another, so I am painting that up as well.






Offline azrael71

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Re: Daemon Army (BlackEd)
« Reply #38 on: April 06, 2010, 05:23:12 PM »
Have airborne chariots drawn by byakhees :)

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« Reply #39 on: April 07, 2010, 10:41:10 PM »
Nice idea!  I will do it!

I did some more research into the houndos of Tindalos last night.  I will be scrapping my current design.  It is too hefty as I have it now.  I will post pictures anyway.  I want these hounds to conform to the lean look in some of the art I saw.

I've also been working on doing sharp, needle like teeth.  Not easy!  I can get it to work fairly well on a surface, but I want the teeth to be angled out of the mouth. 

I recently bought some Necromunda millisaurs.  I was thinking about putting 10mm scale riders on them to stand in for daemon steeds.  Now who wouldn't love a horde of giant worms ridden by insane spectres bent on death and desctruction?   :)

The next daemon swarm will have lots of bones on the base.  Field of bones, covered with worms.  I found another idea whn I saw a picture of baby sea turtles coming out of their creche.  I want to try that as well.

Next I want to find some one who can cast up some of the better pieces so I won't have to sculpt all of them...

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Re: Daemon Army (BlackEd)
« Reply #40 on: April 08, 2010, 07:57:12 AM »
The millasaurs are cool for daemons, I used them as my beasts of nurgle :)

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« Reply #41 on: April 12, 2010, 10:40:50 PM »
I've got some Hounds of Tindalos pictures to post soon.  I have 5 of 9 sculpted.  I really liked the idea of the hounds materializing out of a cloud of smoke.  They were fairly easy to do, as they are a conversion of the chaos hounds.

Woo Hoo!   ;D

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Re: Daemon Army (BlackEd)
« Reply #42 on: April 12, 2010, 11:21:51 PM »
absolutely awesome works!

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« Reply #43 on: April 21, 2010, 04:03:13 AM »
OK, I have pictures tonight.

First, the rejects.  These are some test sculpts that I did that I decided not to go with.

Group shots:


I was working on completing this one, but didn't like the mouth.  Notice that this has no head!


Then I read that the Hounds of Tindalos are emaciated (corpse like) and appear from a cloud of smoke.  That, plus so tripping through Google images, led me to try a new look.  Rather than sculpt the whole thing, I am converting Chaos hounds to hounds of Tindalos.  See what you think:



Some shots of each stand:


I like these better.  They were easy to get done.  I 'removed' some of the original fur to try to make the hounds look smooth(er), to heighten the texture contrast between hounds and smoke.

Next, I am starting work on some slightly smaller giant worms.  I have the Necromunda millisaurs, but it is hard to fit more than two to a Warmaster stand.  So I am sculpting a smaller version of the two poses I like best.  Once done I would like to have these cast up.  I am in the process of adding legs to one worm. 



Here is a second pose for the giant worms.  The structure I did using plumber's epoxy -- it cures in 10-20 minutes.  Work fast!  I will cover the basic shape with green stuff.  The plumber's epoxy provides a firm foundation for the green stuff.  It acts kind of like an armature.



Remember that the worms are the mounts, so I will need to create a few riders before the Dhole Riders will be ready to be daemon steeds.  I am considering wraith like riders, flame elemental riders, and skull in flame riders.  I want the riders to look both alien and horrifying.  So I am still mulling over what the riders look like.

So that's what I have this time.  Please let me know what you think about the Hounds.  And let me know if you have suggestions for riders for the giant worms!

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Re: Daemon Army (BlackEd)
« Reply #44 on: April 21, 2010, 09:51:01 AM »
More excellent work there.
Off to play arkham horror now  ;)