Jul 15, 2014

Chaos theory: From The Lava

Chaos Theory is a new segment of the blog where I talk about my progress with my Warhammer 40K Chaos Space Marine Army. I aim to build my army to the last detail. Name each soldier and provide a background given the lore.

When you're on the go, you don't have the luxury of a proper release schedule. This is the most current post. I haven't added anything since what you see here today.

I added the gold trim on their shoulder pads and did the eyes. The eyes were the best part. I put a cyan undercoat then went over it with a brighter green. It's hard to see from pictures but it gave a menacing look. Also I may add a third layer to the eye, perhaps white to show that twinkle. I didn't add to the lava effect, but the contrast it is making looks good. If they are on any terrain they'll stand out.

My next step is to add another gold trim coat and introduce some colors to the emblems on their chest. I'm not sure how to remove the imperial emblems. Maybe a cut through them, or even use a solder gun to melt them. It may look weird. Any suggestions? And of course I need to drill the holes for the guns. I think after I add more detail, I'm going to have each post look at each soldier, his name, and his background. I'm thinking names that are Hungarian origin or Nordic that sound the most Chaosy. Fred might not induce fear in the hearts of all.

Remember the lost army? Well they had the mark of Khorn. These guys are red and should be Khorn I guess, but I'm liking the Chaos Undivided idea more at the moment.

We're all outta gum






 AMOLED display

 Happy with how his eyes turned out
 you got somethi...you got something...on your respirator





The glue might be a good thing for the entire look, thankfully it's easy to remove.

 Boom...headshot

 His head wasn't budging, so I used some pliers to move it. His head got disfigured, I have more heads, but I think his looks makes him feel mutated and like a warthog.
Anyone knows what's the best way to clean up these lines made by hot melt? I didn't too good on the eyes and the gold rivets. I'll touch up with red later.


The spoiler was broken and lost. So I added a spoiler from an old toy and molded some glue to fill the space.Need sandpaper.

 Sadly I don't have any silver paint to touch up. The store only had gold

Not a 40K model, but I had this extra base and the gun moves on that pivot. It had to be done. If I can use it as a melta or something.

You comments are welcome. 

Jul 14, 2014

Chaos theory: Basecoated

Chaos Theory is a new segment of the blog where I talk about my progress with my Warhammer 40K Chaos Space Marine Army. I aim to build my army to the last detail. Name each soldier and provide a background given the lore.

Here they are. Base coated and giving you some striking poses in the sun. I tried to keep a gradient with the red. The trims, eyes, and many other details need to be added. Remember these were the original army that I removed the paint from. You see the loss of detail and the many mold lines that were not removed years ago when I got this set as a gift.

I used both, hot melt and super glue. Unfortunately I didn't have access to plastic glue. Super glue was everywhere, I have no idea how it suddenly sticks to my fingers. So I primarily used the hot melt. It was low temp and bonded quite nicely. Even removing the the stuck together parts was very easy in case you needed to adjust. The bad thing is the little strings it leaves and the added bulk to whatever you put on it.









The coolest addition. A Chaos Space Marine with a cut off hand mutated to fit a Dark Eldar splinter rife. And he's stepping on the head of an imperial servant.







MacroBud: Hang In There !


 I'm ok...I'm alright....just don't look down.





Chaos Theory: Basing (After paint)

Chaos Theory is a new segment of the blog where I talk about my progress with my Warhammer 40K Chaos Space Marine Army. I aim to build my army to the last detail. Name each soldier and provide a background given the lore.

First I have to say, it was difficult to paint over the sprayed hot melt glue. It wouldn't stick because of the smooth surface. Eventually after using a dark crimson red with multiple coats, I was able to create a cohesive undercoat. I then started working my way towards the middle of each flow pattern. Each time I would coat with a brighter color. It went , Crimson - Brilliant Red- Orange - Medium Yellow- and Lemon Yellow. I may add white when I complete the figures. Since I'm on the go and don't have access to the standard assortment of citadel paints I'm using Reeves basic acrylic color sets. They're thick and..well basic, but they do the job. They're price was also attractive since I didn't want to spend much now because I'll give them away when my work visit is done. With regards to the spray paint, I used a company called Asmaco, they were very cheap and the only ones available.

I used flash to highlight the details and the layers. From the images they look ugly, but when you see them with your eyes, they're neat. When I add the figures I'll show you how they look like without flash.











Chaos Theory: Basing (Primer), Lava Effect

Chaos Theory is a new segment of the blog where I talk about my progress with my Warhammer 40K Chaos Space Marine Army. I aim to build my army to the last detail. Name each soldier and provide a background given the lore.

I'm not if anyone has done it in this way before, but I wanted to make a viscous lava effect. Not just painting the base. Seeing as my army will chaos and will be reborn from the lava I think lava bases look cool.

I glued some rocks from the garden and used hot melt glue to make the lava effect.I then spray painted black primer. The lava looked very smooth. I search for many images of lava and found it needed more complexity and randomness. So I went over again with different layers of glue gun and re-sprayed.





I quite like the bases being black like this. It looks more like an oil spill than a lava effect. But I needed something colorful to create contrast. I put some bits, like an ultra marine and a dark Eldar hand and part of a weapon.

Chaos Theory: Edlar Marine?



I found it really cool looking that way.

 

Chaos Theory: My Army Smells Minty Fresh!

Chaos Theory is a new segment of the blog where I talk about my progress with my Warhammer 40K Chaos Space Marine Army. I aim to build my army to the last detail. Name each soldier and provide a background given the lore.

I looked online to see ways to remove old paint. Many suggested dipping the miniatures in pine-sol overnight and then brushing the remainder. I did that to my entire army, and it worked. Granted I had to brush for a very long time and some plastic got bendy (especially for my Dark Eldars). All the bendy-ness is gone after a couple of days. I did lose detail, but worst of all, since I had 50% pine-sol my army smells minty fresh!!! How can my converted Chaos army instill fear when they smell so clean. Maybe the smell of pine-sol is the smell in the Eye of Terror and the other races don't like it because they're filthy. Funky smelling miniatures are a big drawback to stripping the paint.Thankfully it's been a few days and the smell is going away. Also I sprayed a black primer on them and that covered it up.

Here is the new paint scheme I'm planning for the now black primed ex-Space Marine army. (I have another one for the Dark Eldar Kabalite Warriors that might soon be cultists).

I started basing before painting just to get a feel for color contrast. I was concerned that I exceeded the base's coverage by adding these rocks and might not allow me to enter tournys.


Thanks to the folks at the http://www.dakkadakka.com forums, they told me it's cool for fielding as long as I measure from the base.