The Black Psalm: Back to Astartes!

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The Black Psalm: Back to Astartes!

Postby tinfoil » Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:07 pm

As much as I love modelling, playing and narrativ-izing daemons, I've been feeling the need to put some new things on the table. And I think my opponents would appreciate facing more variety.

Still, I can't quite bring myself to disavow the Ruinous Powers altogether. So it's back to Chaos Space Marines for me. I've been pulling some old Word Bearer models out from the back of the cupboard.....

Which is a little embarrassing. The models have acquired a lot of nicks and chips over the years, so I have many repairs and much refurbishing to do. And then a lot of this stuff is, shall we say, enthusiastically converted and very crudely painted. So I'll be playing the army and, at the same time, as funds and time allow, fleshing it out with new models and meanwhile trying to bring older models to a higher hobby standard.

I'm starting with a Chaos Lord on a bike (or juggernaut, depending on how the mood takes me).

You folks will remember my bikers...
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... daemonic fusions of Chaos Bikers, WHFB Chaos Knights, and Chaos Daemon Flamers.

Taking that concept as a starting point (and the newer plastic WHFB Chaos Knight kits, which are full of amazing bitz), I began with:
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...
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Then affixed a head/torso/pair of arms from the Chaos Lord kit:
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This particular villain will be marked by Khorne...
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...and gifted with an Axe of Blind Fury.
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Vroom Mwu-ha-ha Vroom.

I don't know yet what daemonic head I'll have erupting from the front. Something will occur.

Thanks for looking.
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Re: The Black Pslam: Back to Astartes!

Postby Thunderjaw » Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:28 pm

Ooooh... I like..
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Re: The Black Pslam: Back to Astartes!

Postby Brutal Legend » Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:45 pm

Yeah, that's pretty awesome.
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Re: The Black Pslam: Back to Astartes!

Postby Jonasty » Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:16 pm

I don't know about a demon head but that big spike is just screaming to me to have someone impaled on it. Can't wait to see where you go from here.
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Re: The Black Pslam: Back to Astartes!

Postby tinfoil » Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:32 pm

Thanks guys!

Aaaand, the threat edit function won't let me edit the title to correct my embarrassing misspelling. :oops:
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Re: The Black Psalm: Back to Astartes!

Postby tinfoil » Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:16 am

This project froze for few months, as I tried to figure out what kind of daemon-beast-head would suit the model. After several false starts, I worked up a simple conversion using half of one the WHFB Chaos Knight horse heads adorned with several tusks and a horn.

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That solution got the project unstuck. I worked some basic cabling and greenstuff...
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... followed by more greenstuffing...
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... until I came up with something that does feel something like a Chaos Biker Lord wielding an Axe of Khorne:
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It's getting close. I still have create a suitably gory base, and touch things up.

Thanks for looking.
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Re: The Black Psalm: Back to Astartes!

Postby Brutal Legend » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:42 am

love it. Are those skullcrusher legs from fantasy?
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Re: The Black Psalm: Back to Astartes!

Postby tinfoil » Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:57 pm

Thanks! The legs are from the WHFB Chaos Knights kit.
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Re: The Black Psalm: Back to Astartes!

Postby NobleSavage » Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:40 pm

"Look, I know you've got that whole "Ruinous Powers lifestyle choice" goin' on, and what you do between 8 and 6 is your own bee's wax, but when you crank that bike up at 5 am and that... whatever that thing is that's where your handlebars should be... starts screaming, well, the neighbors elected me to come over and talk to you about it. And honestly, the smell coming from your swimming pool has us all a bit worried, too."
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Re: The Black Psalm: Back to Astartes!

Postby tinfoil » Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:53 pm

:) I refer you to your sig, sir.
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Re: The Black Psalm: Back to Astartes!

Postby SRM » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:29 pm

That looks wicked!
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