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Organized Chaos: Update & Blackstone Fortress — November 10, 2018

Organized Chaos: Update & Blackstone Fortress

Greetings,

Games Workshop is testing me. With the exception of the Red Scoprion Kill Team I have managed to remain focused on the Warp Cult for a long time now.

Enter Blackstone Fortress. I remember the earlier incarnations of Warhammer Quest when I first became interested in Games Workshop during the second edition. I remember thinking… if only it was a Science Fiction setting.

Well, several decades later and now it is. After building the entire set in one outing which is unusual for me I can state the models are beautiful and the game looks great.

They remind me a great deal of the models that came with Dark Vengeance. With the exception of the Chaos Cultists in that box, most of Dark Vengeance is sitting in my basement at various degrees of completion and abandonment.

I compare it to Dark Vengeance as both a compliment and a criticism. As stated the models are beautiful. They are however very limited. With the exception of the explorers (red models) and the Chaos Lord, everything else is essentially consisting of two duplicates; two each of the same Chaos Space Marine (except the head), two each of seven Renegade Guardsman, two each of the…. and it keeps going.

Again they are awesome looking and nice enough for me to bump them in the painting plan… especially as there are fourteen Renegade Guardsman to be added to the Warp Cult.

So yes Games Workshop… I am furious that this set is nice enough that it will interrupt my painting plan.

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I have the Line Infantry almost done, with the Standard Bearers, Champions and Characters to shortly follow. I was intending on completing the Warp Cult Grenadiers and Warlord (converted from Tempestus Scions and also to pull double duty as an Astra Militarum Kill Team), followed by Orgyn and Beastmen Brutes.

Now Blackstone Fortress will be bumped before the Grenadiers and Brutes.

However, with that said, I present one of the last batch of ‘normal’ Infantry that was a part of the original plan.

Enjoy!

 

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

Regards,

Mr. Kalidor

 

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Organized Chaos: Genestealer Cult Conversion (& Second FW Tease) — March 18, 2018

Organized Chaos: Genestealer Cult Conversion (& Second FW Tease)

This conversion batch was not a part of the original project scope for the Warp Cult/Renegade Force. This is primarily due to the release of the Genestealer Cult army after this project began.

Having looked at the releases of the Genestealer Cult army for 40K, I became fascinated with the aesthetic, the new options and the potential to mesh them into my theme. As such we have a full squad of Genestealer Cult members with their heads replaced with Cadian heads and all of the Genestealer livery cut or filed off.

The kit is awesome from a weapon option perspective. Having spent years with the rather dated Cadian weapon arms, this release represents a pinnacle of design and manufacturing evolution. So much so that I found myself saving some of the more unique components for use with their loyalist opposites and some forthcoming special projects.

As before, the colour theme is similar enough to continue the ‘organized chaos’ of the concept. Enjoy!

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20180307_185245As the second tease from the Forge World side, I have assembled the Renegade Command Squad. It still requires some scraping, smoothing and filling, but I mainly wanted to see how difficult the standard bearer would be to drill out, and to see the Champion on a base. Both are outstanding models.

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

Regards,

Mr. Kalidor

Organized Chaos: Empire Flagellants (And New Build Tease) — March 7, 2018

Organized Chaos: Empire Flagellants (And New Build Tease)

The next batch of Chaos Kit-Bashes are complete for the Chaos Warp Cult. Their basis is the Age of Sigmar Empire Flagellants. Added to them are Cadian weapons and arms, a combination of heads from Cadian, Catachan, Genestealer Cults and of course the Flagellants themselves.

Enjoy!

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Of course, to prevent burnout from painting a similar colour scheme for over a year, I began assembling some of the future projects… Renegade Enforcers/Discipline Masters from Forgeworld.

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They are beautiful and menacing models that will find themselves attached to the plethora of troops that have been steadily worked on. Except of course the Enforcer with the whip, he will be saved to master the Renegade Ogryns!

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

Regards,

Mr. Kalidor