Posts Tagged ‘Chaos’

Most of what I have been painting lately has been for a friend’s Adeptus Mechanicus army.  Almost 70 models in and I needed a little break.  Too many of the same model in the same color scheme can sap the motivation and creativity quite a bit.  So, while waiting for the next order for him, I decided to delve into the “bin if projects to be”.

I’m sure that you all have one.  A box of models that you bought with the inspiration just rushing through you.  The idea for a great color scheme or unique conversion (or the thought of crushing your local nemesis) drives a wedge between you and your money and you find yourself riding home with your next GREAT WORK.  Then you get home.  There’s no room on the painting table.  You need to finish that last last squad for an upcoming tournament.  Maybe you realize you are now short rent money (because of your new purchase) and so you have to paint something for someone else before enjoying your new toy.  Whatever the case, once stalled, these projects can get pushed back and pushed back until one day you look in a box at the back of the closet and re-discover that thing that you just had to have.  In my case, I keep that box close so that when I need to take a break I can resist the urge to shop and finally get to it.

This time the project is a Forge World Khorne Bloodslaughterer.  The piece is very dynamic and has a lot of character.  It is the kind of piece that really stands out on the table top.  Having never built one, I did make sure to take some in-progress photos.  I put them into a brief tutorial to help you a smooth build should you build your own.  I also used some of the techniques from my tutorial on making your own scenic monster bases from CDs.

Here it is!  BLOOD!!!

Khorne Blood Slaughterer 01 small

Feel free to ask questions, comment, and share.


Commission piece for a friend.  This approximately 54mm scale model by Kabuki Models “Scarab Knight” is to be used as Magnus the Red in his Thousand Sons army.  Not my usual type of piece, but he wanted a conversion to include holding a Space Wolf helmet with attached spine… ala the movie Predator.

Kabuki Miniatures - Scarab Knight Magnus the Red

Kabuki Miniatures – Scarab Knight
Magnus the Red

The scarabs added to the breastplate and cloak are from GW’s Khemri line.  The weapon was moved from the right hand to the left to create more motion and a “on guard” feel.  the neck of the Space Wolf helm was hollowed out so the tail of a plastic, skeletal GW horse could be inserted as “spine”.

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I also built up a theme base to match the desert terrain that his K-sons and Black Templars battle over.  The base is cork from the scrapbooking section of a local craft store and the cobra is the trumpet used by a GW skeleton musician.

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Greenstuff (GW’s liquid as well as the ribbon type) and gap-filling super glue (cyano-acrilate) were used to correct the “handedness of the model and get a better fit for the helmet, staff, and cloak.

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Overall, the model was very crisp and had good detail.  If I have any complaints they would be that their resin is very brittle, the pale color of the resin makes finding mold lines and bubbles hard to find before painting, and the model comes with no photo of the completed model.  The packaging only shows the artist concept of the model.  This last made determining order of and execution of assembly overly tedious.  Again, not the type of thing I usually paint but it does give me a little itch to dip into the stock of old GW inquisitor scale minis I have tucked away in one of the bins.

Kabuki - Scarab Knight


As usual, feel free to share or comment.  I have a new camera coming so future posts have much better pictures.

Magnus the Red 09

It the spirit of continuing Chaos, here are some pictures of my Greater Daemon Prince of Nurgle modeled from a Forge World Great Unlclean One.  This won the Golden Daemon at Games Day 2007 in Baltimore, Maryland in the Staff Large Fantasy Model category.  Now that FW has released a new Nurgle Lord Of War – Cor’bax Utterblight, Daemon Prince of the Ruinstorm – I am wondering if it is time for me to get “sticky” again.

Anyway, enjoy the pictures.

It’s done!  I wont bother to re-post the entire army here.  You can always click over to the page for the finished Daemon Army Project.  Below are just a few highlights and some of my favorites.


JS Chaos Daemon Army 01 top small

JS Nurgle detatchment 01 front small

Khorne Chaos Defilers 01 small

JS Chaos Daemon fast attack 01 front small

I built, converted, and painted a rather large Chaos force for Jake S. here in Florida.  Here are a few work-in-progress photos.  The whole underway project is in the WiP section.  There are plenty of ideas and tips to check out.  I’ll have photos of the finished army up in a gallery page soon.  Stay tuned.


This is from a couple of years ago, but I thought I would share.


Some people say it seems cheap, but I like to make the Christmas and birthday presents I give.  Once I even converted and sculpted custom game miniatures as wedding gifts for a D&D playing couple.  Gift cards just aren’t my style.

So, to celebrate our local FLGS moving into new digs that are twice the previous size, I wanted to give the owner a little something to thank him for giving us gamers a better place to play.  He doesn’t play all that much himself and he doesn’t paint his own pieces.  There must be a dozen folks that have either assembled or painted his undivided Chaos Space Marine force over time.  However, he isn’t afraid to pick up some dice to fill in when a tournament has an odd number of players.

Here is the custom, Chaos-themed dice tower I made for him.


Comments are always welcome.