Well met Aspiring Champions, Technasma here again. Riding forth from the Realms of Chaos today are my Chaos Knights of Tzeentch!
The Knights ride to battle armed with Ensorcelled Weapons, which are painted as if glowing with eldrich energy. I don’t mind admitting that I took some tips from the excellent tutorial by Garfy here on Tale of Painters to get the glowing NMM style I wanted.
all devotees of Tzeentch my Warhammer
Fantasy Battles army gladly embraces change and is switching to round Age of Sigmar bases. I’ve only done the
Chaos Knights so far but it’s improved them no end. They look so much more
dynamic and imposing now, and I no longer have the hassle of ranking them up!
The Knights ride to battle armed with Ensorcelled Weapons, which are painted as if glowing with eldrich energy. This was a great painting challenge and good fun to do. I don’t mind admitting that I took some tips from the excellent tutorial by Garfy here on Tale of Painters to get the glowing NMM style I wanted.
The Doomknight is gifted with a gribbly arm mutation bestowed upon him by his patron god. I converted this from 40K Possessed arm and a few of the mini tentacles which you can see poking out from under his pauldron. I really love his shield; all those eyes just scream Tzeentch! I added a third eye to his helmet too and glazed them with the same aqua-blue I used on the Ensorcelled Weapons and the other dæmonic elements of my army.
For the shields and barding I use several drybrushes then glazes of Vallejo Field Blue over GW Cantor Blue to build up the intensity. Edge highlights were done by adding white and Vallejo Dead Flesh to Field Blue. The War Steeds allowed me to add a new colour to the palette. I blocked in the skin areas with Charandon Granite and washed it back with Drakenhof Nightshade. Mid tones were picked out in the base colour and then highlighted with glazes of Stormvermin Fur followed by a thin edge highlight of Baneblade Brown. The longer hair was highlighted with Rackarth Flesh and Pallid Wych Flesh. I use the same blue-grey and off-white tones on the base to set off the corresponding colours on the model – it’s a great way to tie the model and the base together.
The Standard Bearer is a personal favourite of mine. Once again I used a bright magenta to mark out the command group models and used a converted icon of Tzeentch from a 40K Chaos Space Marine kit. The freehand symbol on his banner comes from a design on the Chaos Chariot bannerpole.
It’s great to be back again and I hope you enjoyed my miniatures – as ever I’d love to hear your thoughts in the Comments. I hope to share more on ToP soon, but in the meantime you can find me in my own corner of the Realm of Chaos at Technasma.com or on my Instagram and Twitter!
Until next time, may the Eye of the Gods look favourably upon you!
Eh I think muted colors for chaos always worked well especially the um human sort of type =P Now if they were demons I could see much more color being needed. But hey it's only just opinions! It's still a lovely job.
heya and i really like the colour scheme. I appreciate the technique and time that has gone into it, I think that stands out immediately. What was the colours you used for the gold? Nice one mate!
I like my Tzeentch understated, with a generous helping of a hidden horror within.
All of the riotous colour displays we commonly see are cool, but to me it's all a bit excessive – aka Slaanesh. I like to think of Tzeentch as the Lovecraftian elements of Chaos.
Sorry for rambling on, awesome paintjob, dude!
Thanks for all the comments guys. Just as I got these guys finished and thought they looked pretty badass I see the leaked images of the Varangaurd, Knights of Ruin!
@Hari Bray – appreciate the feedback and I think you make a fair point – partly it's the fact that the Metallics are hard to photograph – they do pop a lot more in person. That said, more blue and magenta would probably help.
@Chris S – I used Vallejo bronze for the metallics, washed with Drakkenhoff Nightshade and highlighted by mixing Vallejo silver to the bronze, then pure silver edge highlights.
@Alex and Stephen, glad you like the desaturated style. I think it really helps the magical elements like the glowing blue stand out across the various units in my army.
what product did you use for the dry and dead bushes on your bases? GW ones?
In General id like to know how you build your bases.
Hi, I use Mordheim Tufts by GW for the grass. I normally base my minis when building them and before I undercoat. First I glue on any scenic components like rocks, shale, bones or discarded weapons. Next I apply patches of Agrellan Earth for the cracked earth effect. I then apply a coat of Reeves coarse texture gel which dries to create a sandy finish.
Once the base colours are applied, I wash the base with Drakkenhoff Nightshade and then drybrush it from there! Hope that helps. I can do a step by step Chaos Warrior tutorial if you guys would be interested?
I use Mordheim Tufts too, very high quality in comparision to other GW products. Did you notice that GW changed the coloration of the Mordheim tufts a good time ago? Nowadays the tufts have a little bit of green mixed in. Thats quite a shame.
Regarding future projects i might try Reeves coarse texture gel. At the Moment i get very satifying results with Vallejo Texture.
I would like to a see a step by step bronze tutorial just like the technique you used on your chaos knights.
I'll see what I can do for a tutorial.
I still have a box of Mordheim tufts from ages ago so I'd not rea they'd changed them. From what I've seen http://www.mininatur.de do an astonishing range of scenic foliage so it might be worthwhile checking them out. Cheers
These are outstanding, a tutorial would be greatly appreciated!
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Honestly i think they look pretty dull. The flag and weapons are really nice but the majority of the model just uses the same tones and makes everything merge into a light brown/dullgold mass for me.
The name of the game is contrast and those models have very little.