Thursday, 18 October 2012

Showcase: Chaos Space Marine Forgefiend

"The Daemons of steel will rise from the mountains. Great beasts, that do not look like the machines that they are. That's because, they aren't just machines. They house entities that terrify the most battle-hardened veteran, they have armour which knits itself back together like a man recovers from a wound. Their shots scream with the unholy agony of a thousand souls. They are death's pack animals, and even the emperor cannot save you."

-Preaching of the Mad Deacon Ivanatis of Ragnor V, executed for heretical doom-saying, one week before the emergence of the Dark Mechanicus from Ragnor V's largest mountain range.

I'm sure that the above prose gave away that today's showcase features a daemon engine. It does: the Forgefiend to be specific (for those interested in the kit review, click HERE).

The model follows the scheme of the army, bar one change; its main trim colour is gold, not yellow. Gold is normally reserved for my champions and heroes, but I felt that yellow on this model might be too garish. Plus, gold is good, Gold is shiny.

The model also uses red/yellow plasma, which I haven't done properly before. If you want to know how I did it, here is a small step-by-step guide:

  • Basecoat Machrite red
  • Layer: Evil Sunz Scarlet
  • Layer: Troll Slayer Orange
  • Layer: Troll Slayer Orange/Flash Gitz Yellow (1:1 ratio)
  • Wash: Carroburrg Crimson
  • Layer: Troll Slayer Orange/Flash Gitz Yellow (1:2 ratio)
  • Layer: Flash Gitz Yellow
  • Layer Flash Gitz Yellow/white (2:1 ratio)
Many stages, but surely the results speak for themselves. Considering it is the first time doing this colour of plasma weaponry, I am extremely happy with the results.

Now of course, you want to see more. To finish off, here are some more pictures for you to enjoy. 
The Mark of Tzeentch has been added to the chaotic effigy upon its carapace

A face only a Horror's mother could love

The Forgefiend with its Warpsmith 'handler'

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