Also, after last month's disaster, I decided to wait for it warms up before I apply the clear coat. So, for now these guys are attached to their bases with pins (no glue). Looking at the close up photos I see some rough spots I'm not really happy with, so after the challenge is over I might do some touch ups.
Anyway, this month I present the front rank for my unit of Chaos Marauders with two-handed weapons, for a total of 205 points. I kept to the same color scheme used for the models in the rear rank, but it appears I flipped the steel and black armor pieces.
|The front rank|
|Eric to his friends, but Mr. Earthshaker to you|
|Nothing says "Oldhammer" like checkers|
Next up is a model from the CH3 Chaos Champions line: Xarytus Deathflail. I'd actually painted this model once before back in the early 90s, but ended up stripping it some years back because it was rather a botched job (red armor with a muddy wash). Looking at the model's hands, it displays some of the anatomical oddities common to many of the old sculpts.
|That does look like a deadly flail|
|That must be heavy|
Next is a model from the C35 Chaos Warrior series dating to the mid-80s: Bandog. Of the models shown in the Compendium 3 advertisement, he's the only one I really like (although I wouldn't turn down a Count Metalmane if the price was right). As with the other models in this batch of C35, there's a lot of detail on ol' Bandog. Rivets and spikes everywhere with fur tucked into crevices for good measure. For all the detail, the model painted up fairly quickly; except for the cloak. I spent some time thinking about how to paint the back of the model and after a quick consult with my fashion adviser (i.e. my wife), I went painted the cloak to look like tanned leather.
|That's probably not Corinthian leather|
|The name's 'killer; Macekiller|
So, that's me done with the the units in the list I prepared for the Old World Army Challenge. Next month's post may be short & explosive with an overview photo in the style of Warhammer Armies and some additional thoughts on the challenge.