This week’s painting schedule was broken up a little with the purchase of a box of Empire Flagellants, which will be used to create the captured Empire citizenry that is being force-marched north to the Chaos Wastes. The Flagellant models themselves lend themselves well to this role, due to their already wild and abused look and the frames contain a plethora of chains that can be used to give the impression of manacles. The box also comes with enough bits to have no less than 2 of your captives thrown into stocks to make them more compliant, which is just pure gold in my opinion. Looking at the various heads that come with the box, there are a number that lend themselves well to various Chaos Powers. For example, there is a head that looks as if the unfortunate victim has been enclosed in an Iron Mask, while another is gagged using a rough piece of rope (both perfect for Slaanesh). This weekend saw me assembling 6 of the little fellows for use in my Tzeentch warrior unit, quickly boosting the size of the unit to 26. I just need to add another warrior to act as my Warden and the unit has reached my desired minimum unit size of 27 (9x3). A unit this size will be capable of grinding with the best of them, ensuring that they can take significant punishment, while still possessing sufficient strength to give it back.
|Tzeentch Chaos Warriors Front|
|Chaos Warriors from the right|
|Chaos Warriors from the left|
As well as assembling my unit filler, I was able to finish painting and basing my second rank of 5 Warriors of Tzeentch. I’ve taken the opportunity with this unit to give all the raised areas of Bronze a wash of Gryphonne Sepia to give the metal more warmth; an effect I’m quite happy with.
|2nd Rank of Chaos Warriors front|
|2nd Rank of Chaos Warriors back|
Finally, I also got the chance to finish painting a set of barricades and craters that I purchased from Amera Plastics (http://www.amera.co.uk/product.php?range=z). These miniatures are brilliant in their level of detail as well as their ease of painting. For the most part, all the dirt was completed using a base coat of Scorched Brown, with layers of Bubonic Brown and Bleached Bone dry brushed on top before washing the entire piece with Devlan Mud. Once dried, I painted the borders with a coat of Chardon Granite, which is a fairly neutral colour that allows the pieces to be used on a range of fields.
Well that’s all for this entry, I’ll catch you all later.