Before we get on to the beautifully painted models in today's post, we've got another teaser video to show. If you haven't seen the other two teaser videos already then make sure you check them out here and here. There's only three days to go now until we pull back the curtain and make the big reveal, so keep your eyes peeled on the blog for more information.
Until then, we thought we'd take a look at a few of the Chaos Daemons and Beastmen that we've had sent in to us - and there have been quite a few. Seems as though Chaos is in the ascendancy at the moment.
This superb Ghorgon, and the Cygor below, were sent in to us by James Griffiths - a regular contributor to What's New Today. He painted them using a very dark skin tone to give them a swarthy, brooding appearance, which he hopes accentuates their menacing presence (we certainly think that it does). To offset the dark skin, James painted the fur and skulls in a lighter khaki colour before giving each of the two models a little splash of colour - some sticky red blood for the Ghorgon and a large, slate-coloured rock for the Cygor to throw around.
While the Beastmen are the children of Chaos, Daemons are the essence of Chaos distilled into corporeal(ish) form. This collection of miniatures was sent in to us by Ismaël Arnou, who has been hard at work painting up the latest releases to add to his Daemons of Chaos collection.
"I started painting Daemons of Chaos because the army offers so many painting opportunities," says Ismaël about his models. "The four gods each have a different style and colour scheme, making the army great fun to paint."
The Juggernauts were painted using a Chaos Black Undercoat, which was then highlighted with a mixture of Mechanicus Standard Grey and Sotek Green on the edges. The gold trim was painted using a curious palette of Gehenna's Gold, followed by a highlight of White Scar, which was then washed with Seraphim Sepia to shade it and tie the two colours together. The blood was similarly interesting, as it was painted with Mephiston Red, drybrushed with Praxeti White and then washed with several consecutive layers of Mephiston Red, Bloodletter and Agrax Earthshade to give it a dark, grimy appearance. We also thought the Juggernauts' mouths looked weirdly fleshy, which is quite unnerving in a creature that's generally regarded as being made of solid metal.
When painting the Seeker Chariot, Ismaël tested out his colour scheme on the optional parts that come in the kit - a very useful tip if you're painting a range of models for the first time. In the end he settled on a pale white skin tone using Celestra Grey, which was then given a very light wash of Nuln Oil and Drakenhof Nightshade. He then re-highlighted the skin from Celestra Grey up to Ceramite White. The hair was painted with Emperor's Children, which was then shaded with a diluted mix of Nuln Oil, Drakenhof Nightshade and Carroburg Crimson.
And last, but not least, Ismaël sent us these cheeky Nurglings. Most of them have been painted with Nurgling Green (a suitably named paint if ever there was one), and then shaded with Biel-Tan Green. However, Nurglings come in many different shapes and colours and so Ismaël painted a couple of them with Ceramite White before washing them with Reikland Fleshshade to add a little extra colour to the unit. Here in the office we reckon each different colour represents a different illness that the Nurglings are eager to inflict on their foes. We're not sure which variety is worse though - brown ones or green ones...