I have been lurking these forums for quite a while now, and today I decided to start my own progress log.
First off, I got myself into the hobby around 9 years ago or so, but haven't done much for the past three years. Recently, the lure of the paint-brush suddenly popped up again, and I decided to start something fresh.
I've always been more into painting and modelling than into gaming, mostly because my delicate conversions always break when I transport my mini's
My very first purchase, 9 years ago, was a box of Chaos Warriors (for less than half the price of what they are now), and I'm still following Chaos today. This progress log will be about a Slaanesh army. The idea of a stylish, slender yet fully evil army has been in my head for ages, and it's been a real pain in the butt to find models that suit my vision.
Although modelling and painting comes first, I do enjoy being able to field my units properly if I happen to play a battle once a year.
Anyways, on to the pictures!
My Marauders. 20 of 'em to be precise. As you can see, I'm a bit random in my working order. Some have hardly started assembly, and some are primed or even already painted. The two painted ones are test-cases. I just wanted to get a feel for the models to make sure I'm on the right track. The painted one in the second row has a different skin-tone, also a test-case. I'm not too keen on it, so will be using the slightly darker tone like the one in the front row has.
The legs are from the Dark Elf Corsairs. Normally they wear pants, but hey, who needs pants when you worship Slaanesh? The problem with making them pant-less, is that I have to sculpt butts, which proves to be a pain in the... well, you know.
Here's a better view of the one I've been painting.
The lightning wasn't too great when I made these pictures, and it makes the colours come out a bit weird. Also, please keep in mind that most of this mini isn't finished. I'm still trying to get a good colour scheme figured out. Most notably, the sword and shield still need to be done.
I feel the model needs a little something more to make it pop, somehow. I think it needs a brighter colour somewhere. In a way, the model only has 2 different "colours" at the moment; there's the skin, and there's the leather. I feel it needs a third colour to make it come more alive. Perhaps some gold on the shield will do. I'm also considering making the face-mask gold or somesuch. On the other hand though, should Marauders have so much gold on them?
I'm also considering giving them a totally different skin-colour with a more otherworldly, cool/cold look, like a very light blue, purple or even pink. I used a normal skin tone, because I wanted the Marauders to be mostly human. My warriors and whatnot were to have stranger skin-tones. What are your thoughts?
P.S. Is Warlock Purple supposed to be such a pain to paint with? It seems very... oily or something.