Hello all! Goodness, but it feels like a long time since I have done this. I'm sure I could write plenty of excuses to explain my lack of painting, and some may even be believable, but in the end it comes down to a simple lack of motivation to paint and distraction from other hobbies. I think I am over that hump now, and I should be back to my usual bi-weekly blogging from now onwards! :)
So, this post will focus on the new additions to my Warriors of Chaos army. I will do a post next week (two in a row!) with a review of my painting in 2014, and a look ahead at what I want to accomplish in 2014. The first thing that I have added to my Warriors of Chaos army is 14 more Marauders to bring my unit up to a horde of 30. I also repainted the banner for the unit as I thought it looked pretty bad! I do really enjoy painting Marauders, they just take such a long time compared to the Warriors of Chaos.
|The 14 new marauders I have painted. They took a painfully long time to do...|
|I truly cannot overstate how much of an impact the Horsemen heads have on the look of this unit.|
|The full unit of 30 as it stands now. I'd like to add another 10 Marauders to bring the unit to a full horde of 40, but perhaps I'll work on something else in the meantime!|
|The repainted banner. It looked better in my mind, but I'm happy enough with how it worked out!|
I have also finished building and converting a new Chaos Lord. The body is that of the armoured rider from the Chariot kit, the head from the Warshrine kit and the arm & shield from the Skullcrushers kit. As conversions go, it isn't particularly exciting, but I do think it's enough to make him stand out (especially with the huge horns!). I find that I really enjoy painting one off models like this, and it cane serve as a nice distraction when other units or projects get a little stale.
|I absolutely love this helmet. It really fits the whole Chaos aesthetic.|
|I often prefer resting poses like this to those that are mid action. I think they allow for a little more personality to be shown.|
That's all for this week! I will be back next week for my review of 2014, and I'll discuss what I achieved, what I failed and what I want to do in 2015. It will be absolutely riveting reading, I assure you. I'll try to break it up with plenty of pictures!
Here's a sneak preview of my full Warriors of Chaos army for next week!
|"Hello, we're here to talk to you about our lord and saviour, Khorne."|