Chaos Space Marines: Death Guard army

Chaos Space Marines: Death Guard army

Today I thought I might try something different from the my usual content, and show you guys my upcoming project that I’ll be starting after I’ve done my Black Templars force. It’s early stages for planning this army, as there’s a lot of decision making for how I’m going to build this army. So far, I’ve just about unlocked the patrol detachment, which only needs a compulsory units of one HQ and one Troop choice.

Death Guard force list

  • 1x Daemon Prince of Nurgle
  • 1x Chaos Lord of Nurgle
  • 1x Hellbrute 
  • 7x Plague Marines
  • 7x Chaos Space Marines
  • 1x Defiler

The leader of the army detachment is led by a Daemon Prince of Nurgle.

 My second HQ choice is a Chaos Lord with the mark of Nurgle, armed with his plasma pistol and filth encrusted blade disease.

The first troop unit consist of seven marines, seven being the lucky number for uncle Nurgle!

 Beside my first troop choice is unit of seven Plague marines, which are a kit bash unit I did years ago when I disliked the official resin kit. This was before the new iteration were released in plastic, which look disgusting and horrendous for all the right reasons.

Ah yes, this model was the bane of all models that I had to paint, so many repaints and colour schemes were used on this model. Thankfully, those days are far behind me now that the Defiler has finally been painted.

 Finally, we have the Hellbrute 

Whilst I do have a playable Death Guard army for 8th edition to play for smaller games, it’s far from ready in my honest opinion. There’s still a lot of areas that need sorting, including finishing off re-basing/ painting models, what units I want to add to the force, and finally getting a copy of the rules for Chaos. Therefore, I’ve got a lot to sort out before I can even play this army, 

But for now, I’m impressed with the amount of models I’ve got that are nearly completed, which gives me hope that my Chaos army can finally be used after years of neglect.

I’ll let you guys know more about this projects progress in about a months time, hopefully that’ll be enough time for me to get my current project done. Speaking of which, my next post on my Black Templars will be released either this Sunday or Monday, depending on how the weekend goes for me.

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I hope you guys have enjoyed this post, if your interested to see more about this project, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

I hope you have a fanstastic weekend,

-Bjorndovah

AoS collection (progress so far)

AoS collection (progress so far)

After a few months of project work on my AoS collection since the last update post, I’ve had a few new additions to my Khorne alliance. The rest haven’t changed since last time, but that’ll change now that Skirmish is released.

I’ve got my copy of AoS Skirmish, it’s a lot more focused on the narrative aspect for smaller games as a one off match or a campaign. From this I’m going to focus all of my effort to make a 50 renown point army for faction models that are keyed as [Skirmish]. At least I won’t have to invest much into these factions now that I can just use them for smaller games.

The first faction to be on my Skirmish project will be my Liverbone Court army, which will be a 50 renown group led by Elder Hag Hexter. Since I’ve already given her a backstory, the campaign narrative will be easier for me to write a goal for Hexter and her Court minions. 

For now though, here’s a list of factions that I’m currently working on for my AoS collection.

Keys:
✔️= completed

(*) = current progress

[Skirmish] = for AoS Skirmish 

The Grey-mane truce: Stormcast Eternals (Lords of the Pisces), and Kharadron Overlords (Admiral Blackstone’s privateers). 

  • Lord Celestant on Dracoth (currently being painted)
  • Lord Relictor (currently being painted)
  • Questor Knight ✔️ [Skirmish]
  • 5x Liberators (Basecoated)
  • 5x Liberators (Not basecoated) [Skirmish]
  • 5x Liberators (Not basecoated)
  • 4x Retributors (Not basecoated) [Skirmish]
  • 3x Prosecutors (Not basecoated) [Skirmish]
  • 5x Judicators ✔️ [Skirmish]
  • (Yet to be decided on the Skirmish Kharadron Overlords)

Khorne Bloodbound, Axes of Skarbrand

  • Mighty lord of Khorne ✔️
  • Bloodsecrator ✔️
  • Bloodstoker (Currently being painted) 
  • Slaughterpriest (undecided for faction) ✔️
  • 10x Bloodletters ✔️
  • 10x Blood warriors (currently being painted)
  • Khorgorath ✔️
  • 25x Blood Reavers (Not basecoated) 
  • 5x Skullreapers (currently being painted)
  • Skull cannon ✔️
  • Flesh Hounds ✔️
  • Aspiring Deathbringer ✔️

Combined Nurgle army, Stagrot Warband

  • Great Unclean One ✔️
  • Nurgle Sorcerer ✔️
  • Lord of Plagues ✔️
  • Harbinger of Decay ✔️
  • 2x Chaos Spawn ✔️
  • 10x Chaos Warriors ✔️
  • 2x Beasts of Nurgle ✔️
  • 10x Plague Bearers✔️
  • 3x Plague Ogres ✔️
  • Bray Shaman ✔️
  • Harbinger of Decay (Not basecoated)
  • Harbinger of Decay (Not Basecoated)
  • 5x Chaos Knights (re-based in progress)

Flesh-Eaters Court, Liverbone Court

  • Abhorrent Ghoul king on Terrorgheist ✔️
  • Ghoul king ✔️
  • Ghoul king (Basecoated) [Skirmish]
  • 3x Crypt Horrors ✔️ [Skirmish]
  • 3x Crypt Horrors (Basecoated)
  • Crypt Haunter Coutier ✔️ [Skirmish]
  • Crypt Haunter Coutier (Basecoated)
  • Crypt Infernal Coutier (Not basecoated)
  • Crypt Ghast Courtier ✔️ [Skirmish]
  • Crypt Ghast Courtier ✔️
  • 10x Crypt Ghouls (Currently being painted) [Skirmish]
  • Varghulf Coutier (Kit bash process)

Combined Skaven army, Clan Skelnix

  • Verminlord Corruptor ✔️
  • Screaming Bell ✔️
  • Warlord ✔️
  • Warlock Engineer ✔️
  • 6x Packmasters ✔️
  • 3x Rat Ogres ✔️
  • 3x Rat Ogres ✔️
  • 12X Giant Rats ✔️
  • Hellpit Abomination ✔️
  • Plague Priest ✔️
  • 20x Stormvermin (Currently being painted)
  • 40x Clan Rats (re-basing in progress)
  • Warlock Engineer (re-basing in progress)
  • Warlord (re-painting)
  • Doomwheel (re-painting)
  • 4x Weapon teams (re-basing)
  • Greyseer (re-painting)
  • Assassin (re-painting)

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If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!
Hope you all have a great day,

-Bjorndovah

AoS Project update [20/3/17]

AoS Project update [20/3/17]

Lately I’ve been put off painting my AoS collection and my Word Bearers warband, due to my motivation energy being focused on my course work. It’s been tiring trying to do both, as my course work is gradually taking a lot of my spare time and energy to get it all done for deadline.

As of late, I’ve been trying to post more art based posts that are from my my course work, which has helped me post content on the blog without having major gaps in the month. Once the Easter holidays comes around I’ll be able to return to getting more projects done.

The last time I’ve posted an update on my entire collection progress, I’ve had a lot on the go, alternating between each faction to gain motivation without the repetition of boredom. This time however, there’s been big changes in terms of planning each faction that I’m currently working on, as well as some being abandoned for lack of progression.

Below are what I’m currently working on.

Keys: 

✔️= completed

(*) = current progress

Stormcast Eternals and (?), Lords of the Pisces

  • Lord Celestant on Dracoth (currently being painted)
  • Lord Relictor (currently being painted)
  • Questor Knight ✔️
  • 5x Liberators (Basecoated)
  • 5x Liberators (Not basecoated)
  • 5x Liberators (Not basecoated)
  • 3x Retributors (Not basecoated)
  • 1x Retributor (Need two more models for minimum unit)
  • 3x Prosecutors (Not basecoated)
  • 5x Judicators ✔️ 
  • (?) to be decided 

Khorne Bloodbound, Axes of Skarbrand

  • Mighty lord of Khorne (Currently being painted)
  • Bloodsecrator (Currently being painted)
  • Bloodstoker (Currently being painted) 
  • Slaughterpriest (undecided for faction) ✔️
  • 10x Bloodletters (Currently being painted)
  • 8x Blood warriors (Need two more models for a full unit)
  • Khorgorath ✔️
  • 25x Blood Reavers (Not basecoated) 

Combined Nurgle army, Stagrot Warband

  • Great Unclean One ✔️
  • Nurgle Sorcerer ✔️
  • Lord of Plagues ✔️
  • Harbinger of Decay ✔️
  • 2x Chaos Spawn ✔️
  • 10x Chaos Warriors ✔️
  • 2x Beasts of Nurgle ✔️
  • 10x Plague Bearers✔️
  • 3x Plague Ogres ✔️
  • Bray Shaman ✔️
  • Harbinger of Decay (Not basecoated)
  • Harbinger of Decay (Not Basecoated)
  • 5x Chaos Knights (re-based in progress)

Flesh-Eaters Court, Liverbone Court

  • Abhorrent Ghoul king on Terrorgheist ✔️
  • Ghoul king ✔️
  • Ghoul king (Basecoated)
  • 3x Crypt Horrors ✔️
  • 3x Crypt Horrors (Basecoated)
  • Crypt Haunter Coutier ✔️
  • Crypt Haunter Coutier (Basecoated)
  • Crypt Infernal Coutier (Not basecoated)
  • Crypt Ghast Courtier ✔️
  • Crypt Ghast Courtier ✔️
  • 10x Crypt Ghouls (Currently being painted)
  • Varghulf Coutier (Kit bash process)

Combined Skaven army, Clan Skelnix

  • Verminlord Corruptor ✔️
  • Screaming Bell ✔️
  • Warlord ✔️
  • Warlock Engineer ✔️
  • 6x Packmasters ✔️
  • 3x Rat Ogres ✔️
  • 3x Rat Ogres ✔️
  • 12X Giant Rats ✔️
  • Hellpit Abomination ✔️
  • Plague Priest ✔️
  • 20x Stormvermin (Currently being painted)
  • 40x Clan Rats (re-basing in progress)
  • Warlock Engineer (re-basing in progress)
  • Warlord (re-painting)
  • Doomwheel (re-painting)
  • 4x Weapon teams (re-basing)
  • Greyseer (re-painting)
  • Assassin (re-painting)

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If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

Hope you all have a great day,

-Bjorndovah

Best of 2016

Best of 2016

A bit late for this post to be made, considering it’s the first of February tomorrow! Also, it’s soon going to be a year since Ive first started blogging!

But anyhow, today I want to show some of the best posts of 2016 from my blog that I thought deserved some spotlight treatment. It’s a mix of  table top hobby mixed with my own art work. Enjoy!

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Skaven Warlord, Scarus the left claw

This was probably one of my favourite painted small miniature from last year, I had tons of fun painting the model for my combined Skaven army (although at the time he had a different name for the model, before I changed it to Scarus). The purple skin tone marks him as one of the enlightens followers of Pestilens, in service to Verminlord Sektretch.

This year I’m hoping to make a second Warlord as Scarus after the events of the campagin that he was in. He won’t be the same as he is in the picture, but I won’t spoil the surprise. 😉

Link to the post:https://callumart.wordpress.com/2016/04/24/side-project-clan-verminous-warlord-serathitius-final/

Project: Sci-fi inspired scratch built robot 

The biggest project of 2016 was my scratch built robot (none-functioning of course), which had to be made on a six week deadline with process notes, design sketches, prototypes and the final outcome design. Thankfully I was able to complete this project a week before the deadline, with just a few annotation work to finish off.

When I look at this project, nostalgia just hits me like an incoming paper duck on superglue. It’s a big achievement to me, as the task was something I didn’t want to fail. I was a lot more prepared for this task with a calm mindset, in a mirror reflection of my near stress anxiety levels of my GCSE art project final design.

I’m hoping to do a project that will be more elaborate and a successor to this design, pushing for more creativity and professional standards.

Link to the post:https://callumart.wordpress.com/2016/06/08/3d-model-robot-extra/

Gorthblox, Greater Daemon (SEVEN!!!!!!)This big fella was done during the summer holidays, a time when all manner of Nurgle priests and Nurglings came to my door for crusty coffee and plague cakes (no kidding!). They offered me a rust encrusted lantern that can summon a Great Unclean one from the realm of chaos for free! (Well they jabbered on about in exchange for my soul or something….).

All jokes aside, I brought this model as a treat for getting a merit in my Level 2 art and design course. This model in particular I’ve been pushing new techniques and colour pallet that I’ve not tried out before, resulting in form of a really disgustingly badass Daemon!

Link to the post:https://callumart.wordpress.com/2016/08/03/gorthoblox-greater-daemon-of-nurgle/

Completing my first AoS army!It took me nearly a year to get this army completed before I finally had my first game of AoS last year. This army would be the starting point for my combined Skaven force for Clan Skelnix, lead by a very old Verminlord.

This was a massive achievement in terms of actually getting a fully painted 1,000+ pt, where as before I could never paint a full army for WHFB. Not only that, but an army that looks great from painting all the models in consistency. 

Funnily enough, just months after this army was done, I was able to have a fully painted 1,000pt Nurgle force done as well! I’m hoping to reach up to 2,000pt for my Skaven force, with at least two units of 20x Clanrats (that’s gonna be nightmare to do 💀).

Link to the post:https://callumart.wordpress.com/2016/04/27/clan-moulder-army-so-far/

Blog Persona profile imageBased on my stuffed toy monkey ( if you must know his name is Jeff), who inspired me to use his face as a reference to create a digital art picture of him. Whilst people might use selfies or logos for their profile, I’ve decided to take a different route to have some sort of recognisable image associated to my blog site.

After ten years of being in the loft, I’ve finally found inspiration to take Jeff from his retirement to be use for art project. Hopefully he’ll be used for future projects.

Link to the post:https://callumart.wordpress.com/2016/10/23/improving-my-blog-posts/

Verminlord SektretchThe post that started it all off, this model was my first project for my blog site. This model is an important piece in a personal way, as it got me to where I am today with my painting standards.

At first I found the task to be difficult to undertake for professional standards. But I continued the project with determination to finish the model by pushing my techniques and styles to the limit. 

The result is astoundingly amazing, back then I thought this would be the only model that can achive with the best of my talent at art. However, it was only just a stepping stone for the posts that followed on from it. As you’ve seen above, I’ve since painted a lot more models that far exceed the standard of this model. But to me, this model derseves a personal place as the model that really got me into painting table top miniatures.

Link to the post:https://callumart.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/clan-pestliens-update-on-verminlord-sektretch-final-part/

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It’s thanks to you guys that I’m still blogging for nearly a year now, your comments and compliments have given me that much needed inspiration to do the best that I can. I can’t thank you guys enough at how your comments have helped me through a very mixed year.

I hope you have enjoyed the post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

Until next time,

-Bjorndovah

AoS: Collections so far!

AoS: Collections so far!

I felt it was time to update you all on my collections for AoS, as I’ve not been clear on what’s going with the factions as of yet. So I’ve decided to count my existing models (yay, that’s going to take awhile….), therefore giving you a informal list on what’s currently completed, and what’s still in painting process. I’ll be making spotlight posts later on from now on, that will cover each factions backstory, faction heraldry/Icons, who leads them, notable battles and how their actions affect each other. 

If you’ve got any suggestions on what would be best for army lists on the faction lists below, tactics or hobby ideas, post me a comment and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Enjoy!

Clan Skelnix (Allied Skaven alligence)

Units completed so far:

  • 1x Verminlord Corrupter
  • 1x Warlord
  • 1x Screaming Bell
  • 1x Plague priest
  • 6x Rat Ogre’s
  • 6x Pack masters
  • 12x Giant Rats
  • 1x Warlock Engineer
  • 1x Hellpit Abomination
  • 6x Gutter Runners

Units currently in painting process:

  • 20x Plague priests 
  • 80x Clan rats
  • 1x Doom Wheel (needs rebasing)
  • 30x Night Runners
  • 12x Giant rats
  • 2x Warpfire Crew
  • 2x Poisoned wind mortar crew
  • 1x Assassin
  • 1x Warlock Engineer
  • 1x Warlord

The Exiled Seekers (Dark elves and combined Slannesh force)units completed so far:

  • 1x Sorcerer 
  • 1x Dreadlord (on foot)
  • 1x Tenerbrael Shard

Units currently in painting process:

  • 1x Reaperbolt Thrower +2 crew
  • 1x Hydra +2 Beastmasters
  • 10x Black Guard
  • 20x Corsairs
  • 1x Malus Darkblade

The Stagrot Warband (Combined Nurgle force)

Units completed so far: 

  • 1x Great Unclean one
  • 1x Lord of plagues
  • 1x Rotbringers Sorcerer 
  • 1x Harbinger of Decay
  • 10x Chaos Warriors
  • 3x Plague Ogre’s
  • 2x Beasts of Nurgle
  • 10x Plague Bearers of Nurgle
  • 2x Chaos Spawn

Units currently in painting process:

  • 3x Harbingers of Decay
  • 5x Chaos Knights

The Court Of Liverbone ( refferd to as The Court of Ashtheon by Ghouls delusion)

Units completed so far:

  • 1x Crypt Ghast Courtier

Units currently in painting progress:

  • 4x Ghouls
  • 1x Crypt Ghast Coutier

The Followers of Lord of Khorne Sophia’s; Red talons (Khorne Bloodbound warband) 

Units completed so far:

  • 1x Slaughter Priest

Units currently in painting progress:

  • 5x Blood Warriors

The Ivy Drakes of Corland-vale (combined forces of Ironwald Arsonal, Disspossed, Free people’s and Stormcast Eternals)

Units currently completed:

  • 2x canons +3 crew per canon
  • 1x Liberator (may be repainted when joined in 5x liberator unit)
  • 1x General
  • 1x Runesmith
  • 1x Wizard

Currently in painting progress: 

  • 30x Handgunners
  • 30x Handgunners
  • 2x Canons

The unliving Legion of Dovaskar 

Units currently completed:

  • 10x Skeleton warriors 
  • 1x Banshee
  • 1x Wight King 
  • 1x Vanpire on Nightmare
  • 2x Necromancers 

Units currently in painting progress:

  • 10x Skeleton Warrios
  • 10x Grave Guard
  • 5x Blood Knights
  • 3x Spirit Hosts

Gorthoblox, Greater Daemon of Nurgle

Gorthoblox, Greater Daemon of Nurgle

After so many days of tireless dedication and motivation to push my painting skills to the limit, I’ve finally completed my big centre piece model! As many of you might of noticed, the model itself is from the Maggoth Lord kit but altered to have no rider. This is because I wanted the model to be my Greater Daemon of Nurgle, the size and design was fitting enough to be a grand centre piece for my combined Nurgle army.


Whilst there wasn’t any major changes to the models appearance, I did however alter the saddled seat to be a saddled sphere orb instead. I used a medium sized decorative bead and a spare plastic symbol from the maggoth kit, and superglued it on the saddle seat. In terms of what the orbs use will be, it’ll act as a selected magical item that I’ll choose for AoS games.

Below are some different angle pictures that I’ve done, to show some of the areas I’ve painted for the model.


For the colour scheme, the model was based on some video and picture guides on painting the maggoth Lord kit. I wanted to have the same concept of blending light to darker skin tones, which was something that I’ve never tried to do before.

The colour palette I used for painting the skin was inspired by some concept art of flys ( it’s weird I know, but Nurgle is know for his love of sending thousands of flys to spread his plagues, so it’s related to the paint project) and how some artists use both light and dark to make them look realistic in prospective. The palette consists of cold colours for the skin, and a few warm colours to use on areas that I wanted to define (for example, the spikes on the back and spots on the body). Basing my model on blending and drybrushing, I decided to use cream colours as the inner skin tone, and darker greys as the back skin tone.

As you can see below, the overal look of the model is fascinating to look at. By using reference pictures of different artists concepts as a guideline to practise on new techniques, can help to build a plan of what you want use to develop and evolve for your skills. 


Whilst I will say that the task was not as easy as I thought it might be, I did however try to push my skills to the limit to achive my goal at doing something that’s not in my usual painting routine.

Finally, I finished my second beast of Nurgle to add to my unit as a unit of two beasts. I used the same techniques as the first one, with a few tweaks and new techniques to the models appearance.


I hope this has inspired you to try out something new for painting your own models for your collection. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can, thank you 🙂.

Nurgle army update

Today I’ve been building up more units to add to my ever growing AoS combined Nurgle army, including some alternative uses from spare kit parts. I got myself a maggoth Lord kit that I’m altering to be greater daemon of Nurgle, and a Lord of plagues as a foot leader for the Nurgle Rotbringers General.

This is the overal built model of the greater daemon of Nurgle, which I’m so far pleased with. The nurglings are added on the base to add some scenic detail (which will please grandfather Nurgle very much!) 

From this alteration option, I’ve got two spare beast head parts and three spare rider parts to use for kit alterations. The rider parts were used to create two harbingers of decay by using two spare horses from the chaos knights kit, with a little bit of creativity to combine the mounted rider parts onto the horse.

The overal results looked great! I liked how the models looked at the end of the build up stages. I only need to use some green putty to fill in some of the gaps that are visible on the models. 

Now that I’ve got three harbingers of plague in total (see the first one from my last post), I’ve decided to give each rider a role in the factions hierarchy, which covers all three Nurgle force respectively (for example, the arbiter that looks close to being a daemon of Nurgle will lead the daemons of Nurgle respectively).

Next, the maggoth kit also gives you two spare maggoth head parts from the kit. From this I’ve used these and made two beasts of Nurgle, making them look like sea leviathan heads coming out of the swamp.

The maggoth Lord kit has not only given me the option to creatively make a greater daemon of Nurgle and two harbingers of decay, but it has also given another use to create units of beasts of Nurgle. It’s well worth the time and patients to get the best out of the kit when you have spare parts in hand.

Finally, I’ve painted my Lord of plague and one of the beasts of Nurgle from today’s hot weather (thankfully it wasn’t as hot as yesterday). I’m looking forward to getting the second beast of Nurgle model to be done to complete the unit.


That’s all from me for now for this update. My thoughts so far on this collection have been very positive, I’m feeling more self confident to try out new ways to make the most out of my skills in painting, with a constant motivation to be invested into my collection completion.

If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thank you! 🙂