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PostSubject: The Kabal of the Slavers Chain   Mon Jun 03 2013, 10:23

Welcome to my rather late project log. I have only recently named them after reading the Malus Darkblade novels and thinking about the Slavers Road and the chains of their unfortunate victims. As I like to play a Sliscus style list, I made this kabal a faction or ally of the great Duke, raiding realspace for the flesh of the lesser races to sell to the Haemonculi covens, or, if a particularly juicy specimen, to the Wyches to hone their skills on.

The Archon is named Xerus Enjeranii, a murderous, depraved and lust filled individual, revelling in the thrill of death as much as the horror in the eyes of those he captures, but most enjoys the pleas for mercy once their fate is declared. He never tires of the cries, promises and offers of all the depravities of the flesh an individual can offer.

So, at this stage I have about 1800 points worth, maybe a little less, but I have been busy creating my Archon. I used predominantly the Sybarite kit with some other bits and pieces to pose him the way I saw him, suave, cool, brutal. Granted, I can also use him as the Duke (he does play with the Dukes rules mostly) so the dual venom blades was a necessity. Anyway, a couple of pics to get the idea. He has been undercoated black, the armour is Khorne Red with Nuln Oil (for now) the rest either Grey or Rakarth Flesh with Earthshade. I have loads of other pictures that I will upload as I go, just to show the rest of the Kabal. So, here he is:



I will try to update this regularly as I do tend to paint in bursts and get a lot done very quickly. Then do nothing for a while. Hope you enjoy the journey.


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PostSubject: Re: The Kabal of the Slavers Chain   Mon Jun 03 2013, 12:17

A bit hard to see on that photo actually, but from what I can see it looks quite good.

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Dang! I was hoping Tyranids followed the Pokemon naming idea. A big Carnifex running around just yelling "Carnifex! Carni-Carnifex!" followed by a squad of termagants all saying "Termagant" to each other.
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PostSubject: Re: The Kabal of the Slavers Chain   Tue Jun 04 2013, 00:45

I agree with Saint, I would maybe suggest a new picture or a light box (look up tutorials cause I really don't want to explain what that is Razz) and the model looks nice from this point of view, absolutely beautiful Razz cat
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PostSubject: Re: The Kabal of the Slavers Chain   Tue Jun 04 2013, 07:45

Noted, stupid phone camera. Will pull out the DSLR and try again. And I understand the light box thing. Thanks for the suggestions. Hopefully over the weekend I can get him finished and display him properly.

Edit: Photo updated via DSLR. Should be a lot easier to see.
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PostSubject: Re: The Kabal of the Slavers Chain   Tue Jun 04 2013, 13:40

Yes, it does indeed look better now. One thing I think would be good if you changed, would be if the eyes was a little more observable, so to speak. Some more bright coulour or something, instead of as black as the helmet.

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Dang! I was hoping Tyranids followed the Pokemon naming idea. A big Carnifex running around just yelling "Carnifex! Carni-Carnifex!" followed by a squad of termagants all saying "Termagant" to each other.
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PostSubject: Re: The Kabal of the Slavers Chain   Wed Jun 05 2013, 08:29

This is basically just base coat and wash. There is still a long way to go until he is complete. Most likely the face will be Rakarth Flesh and the hair... well haven't decided yet, maybe purple as that is the other colour for this army. This is my Void Raven in the purple for comparison:



and this is his transport that I finished recently:



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PostSubject: Re: The Kabal of the Slavers Chain   Fri Jun 07 2013, 05:58

sooo.. are you referring to the space marine or razorwing in that pic? or is it the plant..... definitely the plant... Welll.... I am enjoying the pics, PLEASE GIVE ME MORE PIC OR I DISECT YOU! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: The Kabal of the Slavers Chain   Fri Jun 07 2013, 09:38

damn broken link. will fix that up and satisfy your thirst for imagery. Or is that thirst for internal organ exploration...

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PostSubject: Archon complete   Sat Jun 15 2013, 04:45

Well here he is in all his glory. Please be gentle, I am still learning how to edge highlight so he is one of the first models I have ever done it to. :lol:https://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif



and from behind to show his large back piece

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PostSubject: Re: The Kabal of the Slavers Chain   Sat Jun 15 2013, 13:10

Your highlights on the armor are great ! You should do some, in white, on the back pack and the skin too.

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PostSubject: Re: The Kabal of the Slavers Chain   Tue Jun 18 2013, 09:30

Thanks I will give it a try. Really don't want to mess it up as I am pretty happy to this point. There are some on the face but the camera didn't really pick it up, may have to go over them. Not sure how to attack the back piece though.

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PostSubject: Re: The Kabal of the Slavers Chain   Wed Jun 26 2013, 03:55

Alright, with some time off from work I have had some hobby inspiration. This is the latest Kabalite squad to be completed. This groups are fully done, the rest of their kin need some highlights and basing done. So here they are. As always happy for tips or advice on how to make them better Smile

Group shot from the front:



Group shot to the side and rear:



Ex-raider crew just hanging around:

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PostSubject: Re: The Kabal of the Slavers Chain   Sun Jul 21 2013, 09:09

So, in a bit of a hobby boost lately, I have finished off the kabalite squad and started work on my 20 hellions. Hope you like them.

This is the full group with my Duke conversion:



A close up of my shock prow mounted splinter cannoneer:



and some more of the squad:



And now the Hellions:



And the Helliarch/Baron model that I use if I load that list:




As always, tips and critique are welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: The Kabal of the Slavers Chain   Sun Jul 21 2013, 14:51

I really like the "spare parts" basing, but i think you can paint the sand.

Your painting has been improved, we can see it on the hellions. good Job !

Just one thing, cause i had the same problem with my army, try to not use the gloss varnish that much. It can look great on one miniature, but on a whole army, it really doesn't render that well. Indeed, i tried to use something between gloss and matt, and not put it on the faces, the clothes and other stuff that dosen't need a gloss varnish.

I hope my post is understandable, sorry about my english.

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PostSubject: Re: The Kabal of the Slavers Chain   Mon Jul 22 2013, 09:02

Thanks again for the tips and encouragement. And there is nothing wrong with with your English. I am Australian and most can't speak it properly here, most Europeans try harder to get it right. I will try to change the varnish, it is watered down but I can see your point about them being too shiny. Thanks for taking the time out to respond.

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PostSubject: Re: The Kabal of the Slavers Chain   Mon Jul 22 2013, 12:15

it was nothing ^^ If i can spare you the pain i felt, re-varnishing 4 000 army points, i'll be happy (even if we are supposed to love pain, enough is enough Razz) .

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PostSubject: Re: The Kabal of the Slavers Chain   Sat Aug 17 2013, 08:19

well, in a bit of a hobby thrust lately I have finished my first ravager and the first two scourges of their five man squad. These are awesome to paint (scourges) and, IMO, fairly simple once you get started. I painted the ravager in this scheme as it adds a different flavour to the vehicles and makes up the trio in my vehicle line up, red, purple and white. anyway, without further ado...

Side view of the ravager:



Front on:



Front 45



rear quarter:



Scourge and Solarite front:



Scourge and Solarite side:



Scourge and Solarite rear:



Scourge Feathers close up:



I really love the colours of these wings. It is all dry brush bar the base coat and wash. The other two feathered scourges will be green and purple, trying to keep with the fluff and the individuality of all of the scourges. not sure about the other bat wings yet, probably do them the same.

Anyway, critique and tips welcome. i have tried to tone down the varnish but it looks a little heavy still. On the table you don't tend to notice, but photos really bring it out.
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PostSubject: Re: The Kabal of the Slavers Chain   Sun Aug 18 2013, 21:29

Weapons and wings are great ! but I think the armors need some highlights to maintain that good looking level.

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PostSubject: Re: The Kabal of the Slavers Chain   Mon Aug 19 2013, 01:07

The gloss on the red armor looks nice. The shine gives it a slick wet look which makes me think of exposed tissue. If you did some careful freehand you might be able to make it look like exposed muscle after someone was skinned. Which has a very Dark Eldar feel to it. It doesn't need it though as it already looks good.

I would agree with Herbert West on being careful with varnish in most cases though. I would avoid using it on skin, or anything that you don't want to be very shiny.

The hellions are detailed well. Good job!
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PostSubject: Re: The Kabal of the Slavers Chain   Mon Aug 19 2013, 08:45

I did use a highlight but doesn't show up. Its xereus purple armour with the daemonette hide/genestealer (can't remember which) highlight. Have been told that pink actually makes a good highlight for purple. Thoughts?

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PostSubject: Re: The Kabal of the Slavers Chain   Mon Aug 19 2013, 18:00

@the_dukes_scion wrote:
I did use a highlight but doesn't show up. Its xereus purple armour with the daemonette hide/genestealer (can't remember which) highlight. Have been told that pink actually makes a good highlight for purple. Thoughts?
Here's a thought: start with a darker colour (the base to Xereus and Genestealer Purple is Naggaroth Night) and leave some of that showing in the recessess. It won't make your highlights brighter, but it will increase contrast, which is really what you're going for.
Of course, there's always Lucius Lilac or Dechala Lilac to highlight even further up. Or mix in a light tone like Pallid Wych Flesh.
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PostSubject: Re: The Kabal of the Slavers Chain   Fri Sep 06 2013, 08:34

Well, again, another burst of activity. Finished a beastmaster, some more hellions and this lovely lady here, my succubus (who I subsequently dropped, broken in several places and I'm now very upset). But at least I got to snap her before catastrophe struck.









I also tried to tattoo the face with the blue markings. Not too sure it turned out as well as I would have liked but have to start somewhere. I also tried to go easy on the varnish, watered right down. It says its FLAT, but should it be MATT?

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PostSubject: Re: The Kabal of the Slavers Chain   Wed Oct 16 2013, 06:52

Well, obviously no one liked the succubus, so here are some beasts and a raider I have recently finished. almost have my 1750 pt tournament army painted, two raiders and three hellions to go!!! plus all the other stuff that isn't in the list but I had to have (scourges I'm looking at you).

So anyway: First up, birdies... these were surprisingly simple, lots of dry brushing and a little detailing.



Next up: puppies... could not get a decent photo of these, tried many times. The ones you can see look like all the rest.



Followed by: Claude the Fiend. This was painted by my brother, who is way better than me. Does commission work if you are interested.



and this one;



and finally the masters. One of these was also painted by my brother, the one with the leather whip.



and finally, a raider that I have been working on. Not quite complete, just missing the random accoutrements.



last one



Enjoy. As always, comments and critiques welcomed.
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PostSubject: Re: The Kabal of the Slavers Chain   Sat Oct 19 2013, 17:09

The puppies are looking nice, the hellions are very nice as well. Great job by you and your brother!
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PostSubject: Re: The Kabal of the Slavers Chain   Thu Oct 24 2013, 06:03

Nice one. I like the contrast on your Raider.
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