Wednesday, 31 July 2013

July Pledge Completion for Lethe37I, and some ramblings about themed armies..

Doubters and Haters beware, I actually put the nose to the grind-wheel and completed my hobby pledge this month..
So, I promised 10 converted bloodletters
and 10 mega converted plaguebearers

So, there are the pictures of my finished miniatures. Whoa whoa whoa, I hear you cry, those really aren't demons of any sort, let alone bloodletters or plaguebearers, and you would be 100% correct, so, you see, I've decided to go off on a complete mad one, and collect a themed army.

When I say themed army, what I mean is an army that is not just a collection of models, it is a unified force. The army has overall concept to bind it all together, and give me a reason for having the models that I have (and the batshit conversions that I'm planning). I'm using the same basic colour palette and the same basing for the entire army. So, even though the units are different, by having the same overall concept, the same-ish colours, and the same bases, they stand together very well as a single force.

The concept for my Demon army is thus: one of the ancient elven colonies in the old world was besieged by demons when the polar gates collapsed, and during the resultant magical shitstorm that ensued around the city, the city, and all of the demons, were utterly wiped out. The land where the city one stood is warped and tainted by such huge magical expenditure, that the very elements of the land itself fight back against anyone they see as invaders, which, for my intents and purposes, is everyone.

So, elemental I-can't-believe-its-not-demons.
All Khornate demons in my army are represented by fire and fire elementals, so, for my bloodletters, I have dryad bodies, clearly burned out husks (dark greys and drab browns, highlied up to light grey, like burnt charcoal) spouting massive brightly coloured flames from their backs and hands.
and a closeup of a single one, with its halo-esque backflame, and its massive hand-sword-fire.

All Nurgle demons in the army will be represented by earth and rock elementals, so, my plague bearers are little boulder-men, they almost look like small landslides running at you. I started with Vampire Ghouls, and sculpted a thick layer of rocklike greenstuff over the top, and then painted them up through the same browns and greys as the Emberboughs, and tried to reinforce their rocky nature with tonnes of stone, slate and pebbles on their bases, painted exactly the same as their "skin"
and a closeup on a single one (one of my favourite models)

I am sorry for the quality of lighting and camera, I did what I could!
Hope you guys enjoyed, more to come soon..


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