Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Test Model Night

Compared to the torrid pace I set while working on the Iyanden army, my progress lately has been pretty damn slow. However, as you can see SOME progress has been made.

What you see above is the very first Death Korps of Krieg test model, painted to match the 143rd Siege Regiment colors. My scheme is heavily based on the very nice tutorial available at First Rank, Second Rank. The only real things I'm doing differently are the helmets and weathering. The helmets, shoulder armor, and glove armor are painted VMC German Grey, and I plan to airbrush a light mist of Tamiya XF-57 Buff on the lower parts of all my models to simulate dust. We'll see how both of those go. I have barely started this miniature, so please don't rush to judgement yet! :)

I've been looking at my house budget and savings plan lately, and right now spending the kind of money I would need to get the Death Korps going all at once is not realistic. I need to collect and paint this army at a measured pace, being mindful of my fiscal sanity while I do it. In case this creates a bit of a delay, my mind started wandering. Checking out my hobby stash, I have A LOT of leftover Chaos Space Marines from my Alpha Legion and Unclean hobby projects. So, using the models I have, I thought it might be fun to try out a Slaanesh themed army. I've never painted one up, and as far as I know there are no Legio regulars that have a 100% Slaanesh themed army. So, what you see here is the start of a test model for the "Brotherhood of Sybaris". It didn't take too much effort to get his this far- I airbrushed on a white undercoat and then a VGC Squid Pink basecoat. The rest was done with a brush, using GW Liche Purple, VMC Black, and GW Leviathan Purple wash. I think he looks pretty cool thus far. I'll finish him up this week along with the Krieg trooper, just for shits and giggles.

I hope this evening finds you all well. Until next time, take it easy and keep your brush clean!


  1. I really like the color scheme that you're starting off with. Look forward to see it done.

  2. Looks very nice dude. Really have the WW1 trench warfare look to it.

    Pink and purple!! U'll definately be the first dude.

  3. DKOK....if there is one army I wanna start, that will be DKOK. I have always had it in my mind....maybe I will start at the end of the year. But seriously, I haven't hit that killer note on my Waaarrgh yet, till then no new 40K army for me.
    When I come back this time I am going to brush up on Fantasy. How are the rules?

  4. Doc, that'd be cool if you hobbied up a Krieg force! Two Krieg armies on the table in an Apoc game would be pretty sick.

    No idea on the new Fantasy- I've been painting almost nonstop since it came out. Last night was a total loss unfortunately- I got a little carried away with dinner, and then watched a movie. Oh well, this weekend should see the test model done...

  5. Nicely done on the DK dude! Keep it up.

  6. Thanks- he's got a long way to go but I think I'm headed in the right direction with him