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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

 

 

 

 

Organized Chaos: Chaos Sentinels WIP — January 9, 2017

Organized Chaos: Chaos Sentinels WIP

Supporting the Chaos Basilisk troop we have their Forward Observer team; three armoured sentinels.

The paint scheme follows the same process used for the Basilisk troop albeit on a smaller scale.

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Again these have been collecting dust since the first iteration of Apocalypse. I like the models but simply never got around to them. Ah, the old days where even plastic kits came with metal components; in this case the front ‘headlight’ assembly. Having wished they were initially the armoured variety, metal mesh normally used in sculpture was added to create the ‘safety cage’.

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Textured diamond pattern styrene was cut from sheets to add the ‘roof’.

Always thinking the weapons were far to small for the gun-heavy 40K universe, I replaced them with the Autocannons that come with the Astra Militarum Heavy Weapons Squad.

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The lead vehicle has the Chaos component of the Command Sprue attached to the roof while the remaining vehicles have shields attached to their roofs care of the Age of Sigmar Chaos Marauders set.

Finally some hooks and spikes were added from the Chaos Rhino sprue.

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Next up they, along with the Basilisk troop will be mightily weathered befitting the used and abused yet functional nature of this particular Renegade Cohort.