At the same time I'm whining about the tight schedule I've with the Gaga project, I've managed to build on my Emperor's Children warband with a "good" pace. It must be one of those rare occasions when I actually have enough motivation to do several projects at the same time. Oh the irony...
Here's Azazel, the ferocious prince of Slaanesh, in a white undercoat waiting for paint brush to caress his grotesque figures. His skin is going to get the same kind of pale white tone as did the beast headed Chaos Space Marine in my previous Emperor's Children update. I'm trying to bind Azazel's colour scheme together with the rest of the gang by painting his robe in fiery purple and maybe using black in his legs, wings and claw hand, don't know yet... There are some mystical runes in his sword that I thought that would look nice if they'd radiate the same tepid blue as is seen in the aspiring champion's plasma pistol and in regular Chaos Space Marine's eye sockets'.
Azazel is going to be "the foreman" of my Emperor's Children and the very centerpiece of this band of chaotic brothers. His angel like feather wings, loosely hanging robe and sword full of unknown runes really make him look ancient, as if he had caused fear and loath in distant worlds for millennia. This should spice up otherwise modern warband a bit and throw in some nice fluff too, don't you think?
This is actually my first bigger metallic multipart miniature that I've build. I must say, pinning didn't become my first favourite thing in the hobby, that's for sure. The figure is quite heavy and I'm not sure what is the best way to paint a miniature this big. Maybe I'll glue a nut in the bottom of the base and put a screw through some sort of wooden stand to hold the whole thing in place, so that I won't rub the undercoat/paintjob off while holding the thing while painting??
In my previous Emperor's Children post - Fabulous Five - I told you that I still need to build the sixth member for my first group of Chaos Space Marines to match up the sacred number of Slaanesh. Well, here he is, the plasma gun dude with couple of minor modifications made with the green stuff.
As you can see I'm elevating all the characters from their bases using either Citadel's basing kit or just by adding blocks of stones along with the green stuff on top of the base. This way all the characters will stand out nicely and give them a bit like showcase feeling - maybe I'll even create a showbase for them!
Now that we're speaking of Slaanesh, here's couple of great looking armies/warbands that I've spotted in the Web while searching for new ideas and tips:
Steve Whitehead's Slaanesh Chaos Space Marines (Games Workshop) and some extra pics can be found from HERE (The Dark Fortress). Heavily inspired by the Slaves to Darkness book from the 80's (browsing the tome at the moment, leeching for vibes...). BTW does anybody know from what kit are those Corvus-kind of helmets?
Mortarion's Heavy Metal themed Slaanesh Army (The Bolter and Chainsword). Simply jaw-dropping and unique... Love the cross-references!
TCLRM's Slaanesh warband (Emperor's Children forum). Colourful and very distinctive style. I adopted my beast head idea from these guys.
Really great sources of inspirations! Looking (or staring with your eyes wide open) at the other hobbyist's spectacular work can really spice your own visions and encourage you to try something new. For me, well, I'm so going to add some slashing-long haired guitar players in my Noise Marine squad! ;)