Title: Fantasy daemon army
squig hopper - February 20, 2012 03:48 PM (GMT)
This is my daemon army. It was mostly painted last year, and I posted it on the WHF, but I would also like to share it in this forum... It took some time to paint, but finally it was finished in time to participate in the biggest Fantasy tornament we have in Portugal...
Currently it's under some modifications, new units being added, as soon as completed I will post new photos.
The army was currently designed for the 7th edition. I dislike multi-colored armies, preferring those with an have an uniform color and unified theme. I wanted to make an army with a Tzeentch hint, but didn't want to be limited on using only unit choices from that god, fearing that it would become too boring. The solution was to slightly convert all other daemon choices to be more Tzeenchian, while retaining a strong original element, to avoid confusing any opponent.
Having a big goblin army, I'm all too familiar on painting with green, and additionally it's a color not usually seen in daemons. When I painted the first test model, the green reminded me of Necrons and crystals, and the crystalline theme is present in the bases, movement trays and unit fillers.Heralds
Having no Tzeentch herald models at that time, I converted them using the wizard sprue and chaos warriors bits. I envisioned them as a wizard cadre.Horrors
Love the old models. A pain in assembling tough...Fleshhounds
Initially wanted a bulkier model, with an avian look. The krootox fitted perfectly. The scales where sculpted to hide the kroot saddle and the parts were the legs were attached. The wings where added for a more birdish look and bulkier silhouette, even if the model doesn't fly. The kroot conversion on this models was the idea behind the new bloodletters, painted with the advent of 8th edition.
They are currently transformed into Fiends...Bloodletters
The idea came from the conversions done on the Fleshhounds. Furies
Metal Horror bodies with wings from Warmaster eagles. Painted them in a bone color, to better differentiate from standard horrors.Flamers
Normal flamers. The old model is used as the unit champion, for better identification.Bases
Some of the army bases, before the models glued on.
Done initially on hand cut plasticard. With the increase on the model count is this edition, I made some rubber casts and make them in resin.
More photos, include wip here:http://www.pbase.com/squig_hopper/doc&page=1
squig hopper - February 20, 2012 03:51 PM (GMT)
The second part of the pictures...
With the option to became a BSB:
The flag fits in a hole on the base and will not be glued on. That way, I have the model available in two different versions. The freehand on the flag didn't come out as expected, I overestimated my painting skills... :D But with a pause in painting to go on vacations with the family and the tournament getting nearer, it's not the time to be picky...
And a Greater Daemon:
The base is the plastic Daemon Prince (GW), with the sword arm slightly converted. The wings are some metal old ones (from a griffin, I think), the head was converted with a Defiler mask.
As in the heralds, I tried to diverge from the traditional daemon concept, trying to invoke a human origin on the model. I tried to create an "upgrade" to the first herald I painted.http://www.pbase.com/image/122798544.jpg
I left the model generic on purpose, so it can be used as several greater daemons/daemon prince. It is mainly used as a Bloodthirster.
DaemonReign - February 20, 2012 04:08 PM (GMT)
Damn man. Very nice stuff through-and-through. And with your own special theme too. Simply very cool. Hope to see more over time!
Noisy Assassin - February 20, 2012 04:27 PM (GMT)
Very impressive and unique army you've got! Really love the dark green crystal effect that you captured so well. And your banners are impressive too! I also did Kroot headed Bloodletters, so it's cool to see someone else having done them in a different way. Your Flesh Hounds are kind of comical, what with being big round balls with wings and limbs, but I still like them!
Only thing I would complain about is the Furies. Going in an painting some detailing in tongues, eyes, or teeth would help the models a lot I think.
squalie - February 20, 2012 05:11 PM (GMT)
Absolutely beautiful. Very striking , clean, uniform looking army.
That's the kind of stuff that gets new gamers into the hobby.
Be very proud. :rock:
Legion - February 21, 2012 12:49 AM (GMT)
Abso-freakin'-lutely brilliant! Love the bases and conversions! Nice clean paint job. Very unique.
The flesh hounds sort of look like "flesh turtles" :P
Talonz - February 21, 2012 04:40 AM (GMT)
Very nice! Love the strong theme, use of alt models and conversions, and kroot bits in particular.
I think the krootox are big enough to be crushers, and i dont get the point of wings on them, nor the DP as GD, but thats a quibble at best.
Great army, great job!
Hulabell - February 21, 2012 06:01 PM (GMT)
Ah I've seen these guys on the WHF and I think it was showcased on the Warhammer website? I think they look fantastic and are a great inspiration for those who want to try out some alternative themes to their army. I can't help but smile when I see the hounds, they do remind me of the little flying turtles in Super Mario ^^
Legion - February 21, 2012 08:58 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Hulabell @ Feb 21 2012, 01:01 PM)|
| I can't help but smile when I see the hounds, they do remind me of the little flying turtles in Super Mario ^^ |
YES!! EXACTLY!!! :lol:
themanbelow - February 21, 2012 09:09 PM (GMT)
Damn fella im gobsmacked. Definitely making me feel well and truly inferior!! haha if I can paint to a millionth of what you can Id be happy
LAV-Kitsune- - February 22, 2012 10:09 AM (GMT)
I dont have much more to add, so I'll just say: Superb!
squig hopper - February 22, 2012 10:48 AM (GMT)
Thanks for all the positive comments!
|I think the krootox are big enough to be crushers, and i dont get the point of wings on them, nor the DP as GD, but thats a quibble at best.|
I choose a bulky model to represent the Fleshhounds because of the S5. After all they are stronger than an averege ogre... The wings were just to keep with the bird theme...
But with 8th edition, they sit confortably on a new 40x40mm base and are all Fiends now... :D
The GD as a DP model? Well, I absolutly love the model, the size is very similar to a GD, and I already had a Bloodthirster painted from a previous army (one made in 5th edition). In addition, it's modeled to be somewhat generic, so it can be used as a BT or a LoC, something that would be impossible if I used the oficial version.
I'm hopping the new book will make the DP worth taking... :D
I'm currently painting another DP model, this one converted to be a Keeper of Secrets. Photos will appear soon!
Great clean one - February 22, 2012 02:40 PM (GMT)
Colonel - February 22, 2012 04:09 PM (GMT)
Beautiful flesh tones on the DP and you do know your green. The wings detract some as they are just painted ok and not as superb as the rest. It may be they are just not awesome enough wings.
Maybe with the Keeper you can use some newer wings like the griffon from skull pass.
LiSharpeleo - February 22, 2012 06:34 PM (GMT)
Those flesh hound/ fiends remind me of these koopas from super mario bros. Awesome conversions, Strikingly good paint job, and a beautiful army overall.
Shadespyre - February 22, 2012 11:00 PM (GMT)
Love the bases especially!
Not sure about the bone coloured furies, perhaps they work better alongside the rest of the army. Nice conversions though!
theDarkGeneral - February 23, 2012 12:12 AM (GMT)
mad lamb - February 27, 2012 04:53 PM (GMT)
Fantastic and inspiring army. Well done, great work :-)
squig hopper - March 1, 2012 10:23 AM (GMT)
I'm currently painting like a madmen trying to paint some more units for a tournament this weekend. Painting daemonettes, a herald and a Keeper of Secrets.
Photos will soon follow!
squig hopper - March 12, 2012 10:21 AM (GMT)
Well, with some effort, I finished the stuff on time to the tournament...
The daemonette champion
And the standard bearer
The daemonettes are superb models, and I just regret the lack of time I had painting them. So they were a little rushed, and especially in the skin, I hadnĺt the time for a nice smooth blending... Oh well...
And a Keeper of Secrets. It's not completely finished yet, it lacks all the accessories (body armor, vests).
The objective was to create a daemon similar to the GD that I painted previously (you can check it in a previous post in this topic), but with a slannesh twist. So, no wings this time, and I added the claw arms of the spawn sprue.
God of war - March 12, 2012 10:51 AM (GMT)
Very nice, indeed!
I would love to see some army shots!
Would you like to elaborate bit more on how you did the skin tone, and the process in which you did the green on the daemonettes (did you use washes and such?)
squig hopper - March 12, 2012 10:59 AM (GMT)
Basecoat Snot Green
Wash with Thrakka Green
Highlight with Goblin Green
Highlight with Goblin Green + Rotting flesh (50/50)
Final Highlight with Rotting Flesh
Glaze with very dilutted Dark Angels Green (10% paint, 90% water)
The glaze brings a very rich green color to the schema. Honestly, it looks a little crappy until the glaze is applied... :D
Basecoat Dwarf Flesh
Wash with Ogryn Flesh
Dwarf Flesh again
Highlight with Dwarf Flesh + Elf Flesh (50/50)
Final highlight with Elf Flesh
God of war - March 12, 2012 11:01 AM (GMT)
Wow, that was a quick reply :)
I have the Diaz sculpts, but your painting scheme makes me want to paint some plastic ones!
eastern barbarian - March 12, 2012 02:33 PM (GMT)
this is seriously impressive.
Legion - March 12, 2012 02:40 PM (GMT)
Really nice looking daemonettes and kipper!
How do you make your crystals? I'm trying make some for my Necron bases. So far I've made some larger ones w/ insulation foam and some smaller ones using square plastic rod stock and then shaving the corners.