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Chaos Lord complete

I won’t lie: this model nearly died in the assembly stage. I found the instructions quite obtuse and at one point had to pull the model apart and start again. Once I had stumbled through to the end, the gaps were more and worse than on any model I’ve done before.

After extensive greenstuff and a zenithal undercoat I got to work and produced this:

This Chaos Lord will be leading my Slaves to Darkness forces (leading in a thematic sense, as I have no plans to play Age of Sigmar).

I changed my mind after all those test models and decided on black armour, with purple and blue horns and cloaks.

The skin tone was not planned. I had intended on a brighter red, but when I opened the pot to use it, it had dried out! Good old GW pot design. So, I used the next nearest colour I had, and ended up benig happy with the result.

The cloak got its purple/blue tone, the sword got a flame effect, and the base was finished with some basing paint and Gamers Grass tufts. The rest of the force will be painted in a similar scheme, but I have to say my assembly experience has definitely dampened my enthusiasm to buy a second box after this one is complete.

Hobby Bingo update

With the lord complete I have ticked off the first of 5 character boxes on the card.

16 comments on “Chaos Lord complete

  1. maenoferren22
    February 6, 2021

    Very nice mate.

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  2. Azazel
    February 6, 2021

    Well, I can at least tell you that from what I can see, it looks great and from here at least, I can’t spot any gaps. 🙂

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    • davekay
      February 6, 2021

      The worst gaps were between the body and those shoulder armour plates, so luckily the green stuff blends into the flesh quite nicely.

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  3. John@justneedsvarnish
    February 6, 2021

    Looks really good I think! 🙂

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  4. daggerandbrush
    February 6, 2021

    The transitions on both the cloak and horns are very smooth and I really like the overall colour scheme.

    I think the armour of the mount fuses a bit with the rider, so maybe some more contrast in that area would make it easier to differentiate the surfaces.

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    • davekay
      February 6, 2021

      Thanks, I am really happy with the coat. I’ll have another look at the armour, and see if highlights or different washes might help separate them

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  5. daggerandbrush
    February 6, 2021

    Oh, I forgot the highlight for me: the glowing sword looks awesome and would equally work on a blacksmith.

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    • davekay
      February 6, 2021

      Thanks again, I really appreciate all your feedback!

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  6. imperialrebelork
    February 7, 2021

    Very tidy mate

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  7. Kuribo
    February 7, 2021

    The glowing sword looks great and I like the tufts on the base. The colors really stand out on those.

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    • davekay
      February 7, 2021

      Yeah, I like the contrast between the dull basing material and the fiery tufts.

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  8. Pete S/ SP
    February 8, 2021

    I like him a lot.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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