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Organized Chaos: Chaos Infantry Preview — May 2, 2017

Organized Chaos: Chaos Infantry Preview

As aforementioned in the last post, Basilisk Artillery Tanks and Armoured Sentinels need to be complimented with the appropriate levels of Infantry support.

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As such, a puzzle of kit-bashes has been in the works. The 110 models you see before you represents a combination of the following:

  • Vraksian Renegades
  • Cadian Shock Troops
  • Cadian Command Squads
  • Catachan Jungle Fighters
  • Catachan Command Squads
  • Imperial Guard Tank Crew Components
  • AoS Chaos Marauders
  • AoS Arch Flagellants
  • Dark Vengeance Cultists
  • Genestealer Cult Conversion Kits
  • A literal crap-ton of miscellaneous ‘bitz’

They have all been thrown together to represent a cohesive yet visually divisive force of that will represent to Troop base of either an Imperial Armour Renegades & Heretics list or a 30K Warp Cult.

Each infantry squad will eventually contain twelve models which means that most of the pictures squads have yet to see their respective Champions and Icon/Standard Bearers.

Also yet to be constructed or converted are a variety of HQ and support units including:

  • Command Squad(s)
  • Enforcers
  • Apostate Preachers
  • Tempestus Scions to be converted to Chaos Grenadiers
  • Heavy Weapons Squads
  • Orgryn Berzerker Squad with Chaos Hounds
  • Greater Brass Scorpion
  • Rogue Psykers
  • Chaos Leman Russ Battle Tanks and Variants
  • Chaos Baneblade Super Heavy Tank

This represents my most ambitious project too date, and as can be seen, just the basic infantry will take a long while to complete. They will follow the same colour scheme as tested on the Basilisks and Sentinels.

As for painting, the first batch will be the Dark Vengeance Cultists. They are the least modified models pictured (really the only modification to them are the addition of Catachan Vox Casters).

Stay tuned for updates

 

Organized Chaos: Completed Chaos Basilisks — April 25, 2017

Organized Chaos: Completed Chaos Basilisks

20170204_12452120170204_124807Greetings,

I have covered most of the techniques used here within the last blog showing off the Chaos Sentinels. The only difference being the greater size of the Basilisks allowed more playing with oil and fuel stains which I hope show up in the pictures.

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I am satisfied that I have taken the classic Imperial Basilisk and wreaked heresy upon it.

Some might be wondering what the point of Artillery Tanks and Armoured Walkers may be without infantry to support?

Well, work has already commenced on that part. Stay tuned next time to see the Infantry components.

As always, questions, concerns, comments, conundrums and existential dilemmas are always welcome.

Regards,

Mr. Kalidor

Organized Chaos: Completed Chaos Sentinels — March 8, 2017

Organized Chaos: Completed Chaos Sentinels

The Chaos Sentinels are complete!

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This represents the first completed unit for the in-progress Renegades & Heretics/Warp Cults army.

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The customization was covered here:

https://aminiatureodyssey.wordpress.com/2017/01/09/organized-chaos-chaos-sentinels-wip/

Since that point the weathering component has been completed and represents a lot of new exploratory territory having never used weathering products before.

Granted a rim of black will be required around the bases.

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Three elements of weathering were applied. All were conducted using Ammo by Mig Jimenez products. Having been very pleased with their paints I was excited to work with their weathering products.

First was the rust. This was accomplished by a combination of Track Wash, Light Rust and Streaking Rust Effects. This was used on most surfaces as can be seen.

After this was a layer of oil stains consisting of Engine Grime, Fuel Stains and Fresh Oil was applied. This was used sparingly where seemingly logical; engines, gears, mechanical parts. This does not show well in the pictures and will likely be more visible when the Basilisks are complete.

Finally a layer of mud was applied by way of Fresh Mud, Dark Mud and Dark Earth; heavily added to the base and feet and lighter splashes further up.

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I am very pleased with the final effects. The objective and vision from the beginning was that these vehicles began their service careers as loyal Imperial Sentinels. When their masters turned to Chaos, they kept their vehicles mechanically and functionally sound, but cared little for the cleanliness or appearance of said vehicles.

As always, questions, concerns, conundrums and existential dilemmas are welcome.

Regards,

Mr. Kalidor