Archaon of Tzeentch?

This miniature is not really new, it dates back to late 2015, but I still haven’t posted the photos here until now.
The reason was that I was not quite happy with the quality of photos.

Archaon of Tzeentch
Archaon of Tzeentch

Unfortunately there was no way of re-taking them, so all I had was a batch of photos taken in quite sharp light, some of them slightly blurry, and so on. While you can see the kind of direction I took with this model, some subtleties are lost under what became a reflective glossy surface thanks to the strong light here.
Well, sometimes you cannot get what you want…

The general request was to take the Archaon model and turn it into a lord of Tzeentch, with a big cloak and huge banner, all decorated with freehand paintings. I think it was the last model I did in this theme, and in result of my escape from blue Tzeentch models I turned towards the Slaaneshi ones that I am still painting…

My inspiration for the freehands here were some occult symbols and pictures I had in my collection. I was pretty happy with this model and am still not really satisfied with the photos. Not showing this model would be a mistake though, so here it is in all its 2015 glory!

Chaos Lord of Fire And Ice

Last August I presented some WIP photos of this Chaos Lord. I eventually finished this model in late 2016 but the photos have been sitting on our computer until now.

Chaos Sorcerer of Fire and Ice
Chaos Sorcerer of Fire and Ice

The general concept for this project was to incorporate color schemes based on both fire and ice in one model. Not exactly in a realistic way, but more as an artistic image of struggle between the two.

There was also another model based on a similar concept, so I will post the photos as soon as I receive them from Mahon.

I hope you like the idea. It’s not a very fresh paintjob but still one that I haven’t presented in a finished version until now.

Kurgan the barbarian

After painting many Darklands barbarians and Confrontation barbarians I decided to paint something completly different. After looking in my figure stash I decided to paint Kurgan the barbarian from Black Forest Miniatures 🙂
The figure is made of grey resin and the quality of the cast and details is very good (comparatible to Mierce Miniatures ones).
I did not use bright colors, except for blood on his axe 🙂

Kurgan the barbarian

Kurgan the barbarian

Kurgan the barbarian

I promise you that my next mini wil be really sweet and will have nothing to do with barbarians!

Emperor’s Children squad hails Slaanesh!

Do you remember the Emperor’s Children chaos space marines that I have been showing in various WIP phases for the last few weeks in various places, like my facebook page, Chest of Colors fanpage, or my Instagram stream?

Now they’re done!

Emperor's Children, Chaos Space Marines of Slaanesh
Emperor’s Children, Chaos Space Marines of Slaanesh

Though I must say I am very happy with the results, the road to this point was quite long and bumpy. Still, I am glad I finally made it! 🙂

Emperor's Children - working on bases
Emperor’s Children – working on bases

As you surely know, I tend to think about my models a bit in a storytelling way. There are no random poses, every model I am building is representing something – a situation, a state of mind, an image I’ve seen… So while building this squad I had some interpretations for every model forming in my mind.

#warhammer40k – Ready to paint 🙂 will be purple.

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Maybe you remember that I initially planned to paint the unit in metallic variant of its color scheme, which unfortunately didn’t work as well as I expected, so I needed to start over and try some alternatives as far as concepts and color schemes go.

Emperor's Children - early concept version
Emperor’s Children – early concept version

But finally I have something that both I and their new owner are happy with. 😀

#slaanesh #warhammer40k #army #wip #ańa

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#ańa #ana_painting #slaanesh #warhammer40k #warhammer #wip #painting

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Decisions… decisions… decisions – choosing style for Emperor’s Children

There were quite a few conceptual debates and choices, but with two defining guidelines I knew I would use freehand paintings similar to those used on my Decimator Engine, that can be seen in my gallery of Warhammer 40.000 models. Of course these would have to be smaller and more subtle, but this tip was enough of inspiration to make me know in which direction to go.

Emperor's Children - almost done
Emperor’s Children – almost done

The other suggestion was to use the sticky slime/gore/goo/blood technique that I used on my Contemptor Dreadnought. The technique is based on what CUKIERas showed in his tutorial about creating sticky blood effect, but I use it also for things other than blood. At this point I didn’t know what it was going to be, but I was nearly sure it wouldn’t be blood. We’re talking sci-fi here after all, so we can use various alien or demonic substances of various colors.

#glue #uhu #warhammer40k #warhammer #ana_painting #ańa #slaanesh

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After adding the slime it was all about testing a few color options and interpretations, and finally I chose to go for white, spiderweb-like substance. Now they’re fighting their way through a dangerous alien or demonic world, which is not a hospitable place even without its inhabitants.

I have some individual photos of the models, so I hope to share them with you pretty soon, but in the meantime let me return to working on a group of Daemonettes of Slaanesh… 😉

I hope you liked the results of my works.
Thanks for your attention. 🙂