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cheetor

Cheetors "Justified Ancients" Stormhost

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cheetor    63

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I painted a Knight Questor last year for WHQ: Silver Tower.  At some point during that process I made the decision to put together a Stormcast force. 

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This first batch represent a few experiments in assembly and painting.  I hope that future additions will be a little tighter.
I am pretty pleased with these all the same.


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This many figures will cover me for some Age of Sigmar: Skirmish games that I have planned for a couple of weeks time.  Combined with the terrain that I have been putting together, it should be a very Mortal Realms themed affair.


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Some more to come soon I hope.  More info on my blog for any interested.

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harrocks    32

Totally brilliant.

like that the metal actually looks like metallic paint with a gloss finish = all the better for it.

also - big improvement with the uncovered heads - so much more character.

If you could give any info about where you've sourced this heads from sometime (or a link if you already have)?

edit: I see your blog post now - you're going give details about the heads there at some point?

edit2: I've read the Paulo post now: firstly I see that I'm probably suggesting that your approach to the armour is much simpler than is the case - so apologies for that. However it's done, it's looks fab.

Also, I guess many hobbyists are just going to 'know' where the head swaps come from, but my knowledge isn't so encycolpaedic, so please do elaborate if poss'.

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Double Misfire    1,281

 

These are amazing, some of the best Stormcast I've ever seen. I love the eclectic mix of heads (I think I can name where most of them come from), and the nice, subtle, slightly weathered colours. Really impressed!

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cheetor    63

Thanks for the kind feedback :) 

 

6 hours ago, harrocks said:

If you could give any info about where you've sourced this heads from sometime (or a link if you already have)?

The heads are all Citadel, all Space Marine parts in this batch apart from the Knight Questor, who has an Eldar Guardian head.

I picked many of the heads up in a bits box in a game shop.  I had a few myself left over from other projects and I also trawled through a few sites that sell bits to get some more.  I couldn't tell which kit each head comes from though I'm afraid.

Generally I have used Space Marine heads on the models that I have assembled so far, but I have a few from other Citadel sources.  The Marine ones fit a little better I think, but its a case by case thing really.

Im glad that you like them :)

 

 

5 hours ago, Double Misfire said:

 

These are amazing, some of the best Stormcast I've ever seen. I love the eclectic mix of heads (I think I can name where most of them come from), and the nice, subtle, slightly weathered colours. Really impressed!

Thank you Double Misfire, very kind.  I will have more to show soon-ish if plans work out.  The bare heads and a-little-bit-of-weathering themes will continue I expect.

 

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Aegisgrimm    53

As a fellow "Stormhost with bare heads" player, I approve!

I'm glad you have one using the the older plastic Space Wolf head with the stand-up hairdo, that's one of the potential heads I still have, and was unsure of whether it would work, aesthetically.

If you are unsure of where some workable Space Marine heads come from, I can probably help, as I just spent quite a bit of time trolling bitz for mine.  For sure the head on the Retributor is a Blood Angel head, and there's several more with that same look from the Blood Angels.

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cheetor    63
On 02/09/2017 at 7:16 PM, Aegisgrimm said:

As a fellow "Stormhost with bare heads" player, I approve!


I have been watching your thread for ideas.  Hopefully we can cross-pollinate our ideas from here on :)
Head swaps are simple, but thematic conversions.  In this case I think that the marine heads work pretty much perfectly.
But who knows what subtleties can come up with between us :)
 

On 02/09/2017 at 7:16 PM, Aegisgrimm said:

I'm glad you have one using the the older plastic Space Wolf head with the stand-up hairdo, that's one of the potential heads I still have, and was unsure of whether it would work, aesthetically.

Although there is something to be said for limiting the heads used to certain themes, I dont have the patience and I crave the variety.  The background for the Stormcast encourages an eclectic mix of members in most Stormhosts, so I figured that a mix would be fun.  That head may not suit the style of the armour particularly well, but it suits the character of the reforged warrior wearing it.
 

On 02/09/2017 at 7:16 PM, Aegisgrimm said:

For sure the head on the Retributor is a Blood Angel head, and there's several more with that same look from the Blood Angels.

Bare Blood Angel heads are particularly good for generating a look suited for this sort of project.  Blood Angel heads have a  classical look that fits very nicely on Stormcast.

Thanks for the feedback Aegisgrimm!

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Ulf    54

@Double Misfire Thank you. That's why I clicked on this thread. I was all like "are they all bound for Mu-Mu Land? I hope so!"

@cheetor Man, I dig those glowing eyes. That's seriously restrained OSL, and I think it's so much more effective than when people go over the top. You can't see it, but I'm slow-clapping. :)

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metalface13    4

Really nice! I remember seeing your questor last year, you've put together a really nice warband now. I'm curious to hear more on how the purple armor was achieved.

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cheetor    63
On 06/09/2017 at 4:42 AM, Ulf said:

@Double Misfire Thank you. That's why I clicked on this thread. I was all like "are they all bound for Mu-Mu Land? I hope so!"

@cheetor Man, I dig those glowing eyes. That's seriously restrained OSL, and I think it's so much more effective than when people go over the top. You can't see it, but I'm slow-clapping. :)

Mumuland is a province of Ghyran, where the Justified Ancients have built their fortifications on a mystical site.  They congregate in the centre of this building, a vaulted chamber known as "The White Room" ;)

Im glad that you like the eyes Ulf.  They are a possibly a little over the top even so, but y'know, reincarnated angelic warriors cast down via lightning bolt to prosecute a thunderous crusade can handle an up-to-eleven sort of approach.

 

20 hours ago, metalface13 said:

Really nice! I remember seeing your questor last year, you've put together a really nice warband now. I'm curious to hear more on how the purple armor was achieved.

Thanks for the feedback metalface13 :)

I tried a few different approaches to see what ways would give me the best mix of the finish that I wanted for time spent.  I'm still refining it, but essentially it's a series of purple washes over a high contrast metallic drybrush, followed by some bright silver edge highlighting.  Its quite a forgiving technique :)

I hope that helps.

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metalface13    4
On 9/8/2017 at 7:42 AM, cheetor said:

Thanks for the feedback metalface13 :)

I tried a few different approaches to see what ways would give me the best mix of the finish that I wanted for time spent.  I'm still refining it, but essentially it's a series of purple washes over a high contrast metallic drybrush, followed by some bright silver edge highlighting.  Its quite a forgiving technique :)

I hope that helps.

Yeah man! I want to try this out with a different color for my tzeentch themed chaos renegades team. Would necron silver over leadbelcher be "high contrast" enough?

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cheetor    63
7 hours ago, metalface13 said:

Would necron silver over leadbelcher be "high contrast" enough?

Maybe. It depends on the colour really as the opacity of washes vary.

There isn't really any substitute for experimenting a bit first.

 

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