Friday, March 15, 2013
Fantasy Friday - Chaos Sorceror on Manticore
Posted by geneguard
For something completely different, today's article is about my first finished Warhammer Fantasy model- the fantastic Chaos Lord on Manticore Kit.
Regular readers of this blog may have noticed that our fearless leader muggins can be a bit of a pusher when it comes to these games. Once he decided I'd be playing Fantasy, there was no use resisting forever. I picked up a bunch of Warriors of Chaos last year after his constant prodding. I liked the models from a painting perspective, plus it can be a somewhat low model count army. Win-win! In support of this endeavor, the FC40k guys all got me the sweet Chaos Lord on Manticore kit for my birthday. Then along came the birth of my twins and a hard shift towards Privateer Press games. That poor Chaos Lord sat neglected for quite awhile.
I've recently had a slight resurgence in interest in working on my WoC. Given that it's a few days shy of a year since I was given the manticore kit, I thought I should stop being a total jerk and paint the model I was kindly given. I normally leave big centerpiece models like this until later in a project, when I've had practice painting the army colors, so it was a bit intimidating learning as I went. Anyway, on to the results.
As was probably obvious, I'm going with a Tzeentch theme for these guys. The sorceror's armor shows what I'm thinking will be the main color for the warrior units themselves. Typically WoC armies are much more grimdark, so I thought it would be cool to do something bright.
The fur was originally a weird greenish/grayish color. So glad I changed it to a red. The warm color really sets off the other cool tones nicely.
I use snow quite often on my bases, but at least that's something common for WoC. I also tried a different technique, mixing it with gloss varnish. It gives it a much more wet look. So at least I changed it up some? (I sure do love snow bases.)
Big thanks again to the FC40k dudes for getting me this, and sorry it took quite so long. Better late than never I hope?