So my Daemon exploits continue, with the release of the Daemon codex and preparing for the game we are running at Salute this year, painting Daemons has been a bit of a theme for me over the last couple of weeks.
For my own army I am going to try an all Nurgle force, I think it should do ok although I am a bit concerned at the lack of shooting, to cover this I am thinking about trying to get some Chaos Marine allies in there to add a bit of shooting, namely some Plague Marines. Initially I am going pure Daemon and then I will see how it goes. For the Salute game we also need some Plaguebearers and a couple of Heralds so I have finished painting them up, so thats the Salute game covered plus the bulk of my own force.
For the Salute game the only thing I have left to paint is the Dreadknight for the Grey Knights, he is pretty much done, I just need to finish a couple of details.
|Herald and squad of Plaguebearers|
|Herald of Nurgle|
With the new Daemon release we got Nurgle Plague Drones. I bought a box of these on release day with the intention of having a big unit in the army, even though I had models to paint for Salute I couldn't help but paint one of these guys up to see what they looked like. I wasn't sold on these when I first saw the pictures but now I have put one together and painted it I am liking it. It's a really nice size, not too big but big enough to look intimidating on the table, a unit of these swooping across the board should hopefully give my opponent something to worry about whilst the rest of the army turn up.
|Nurgle Plague Drone|
As I mentioned earlier I am thinking about adding in some Plague Marine allies to help out on the shooting front so I tried out a test model. I used the same technique as I did with the Daemons basically washes over a White Undercoat. I added a more green tint to separate them out from the Daemons.
|Nurgle Plague Marine|
And finally, Slaanesh Daemons actually look pretty tasty in this edition. I had some Daemonettes lying around from the last release so I thought I would try out the same technique on them as I had with the Nurgle stuff. So I undercoated the model White but this time I actually painted the armour Silver and the claws a darker Blue. I then washed the whole model with a couple of different Blue/Purple washes. I really liked the affect this has as even though there are painted colours the application of washes over everything ties in the colour and adds a natural shading to the painted areas. This technique works well on Nurgle stuff as the models are all skin and I wasn't sure if the same technique would work on models with armour and bits that are different colours but I think it works pretty well. I will be interested to see how it works on something like Seekers. So I have added Slaanesh onto the possible additions to my army once the Nurgle stuff is done.
So thats it for this post, hoping to get some Khador stuff painted soon I suspect Daemons are going to take up a lot of my time over the next few weeks.
Until next time...