Saturday, October 23, 2010

Completed Khorne Lord Zhofur for the 14th Black Crusade!

Old School here with some photos of the Forge World Lord Zhofur model I painted up today. I impulse-grabbed him from my case and got to work on him. When I first modelled him nearly a year ago, I wanted to use him as a Chaos Terminator Lord with Daemon Weapon and I wanted to keep the nude head for another potential project. I hated the trophy racks as they limit the range of motion you get from the model, so I checked them and used some green stuff to fill the gaps - along with tons of pinning. I based him on crushed-up floor tile.
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He was already primed Valspar's Ruddy Brown (reddish-brown color), then hit all the red areas with Mechrite Red foundation. I then hit all the brass areas with bestial brown and proceeded to wash the entire model in a good thick wash of delvin mud wash, ensuring I pushed it into every crack and gap.


Once that was done, I hit the eyes and the small meters on the back of the model with layers of green starting with Thraka foundation, followed by dark angels green, goblin green, snot green and the hints of scorpion green. The areas that were mechrite, were then painted with thin layers of red gore to build up and blaend the areas shaded by the wash to give the model a time-tested look. I love gritty!



Once I had the red gore just right, I hit the high areas with a solid highlight of blood red, then went through with thin layers and blended it onto the model to fade into the red gore. The camera, no matter how I adjust the brightness with photoshop hates red (as we have seen in previous posts), but hopefully you get the idea. The powerfist on the base was painted blue and heavily weathered with the idea of adding a little balanced contrast to the base that also ties to the planets in the World Eaters emblems.


The brass was worked up with Game Colour brass, followed by a wash of 50/50 delvan Mud/ Gryphone Sepia. I then hit the highest points with some flow-aided Dwarven Brass.

The world on the World Eaters Shoulder Pad was done with a progression of greens on the continents much like the eyes. I just thought it looked cool to make the planet look like an actual globe!

The Commisar on his back is an awesome touch by the designers at Forge World. The painting was simple with such smooth, flowing lines and surfaces to work with. There are a ton of little details on it that you don't come to appreciate until you sit down to paint it - like the little medal on his chest.

So the question then becomes "How does Zhofur work into your Counts as themed Black Legion 14th Crusade?" Well, he does have a black powerfist (lol).
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Seriously, this was a chance to paint a great Forge World model and I will figure out a way to run him. He could easily stand in for Abbadon in some lists or even Logan since he has a fist and an axe. No matter what, you can rejoice that you will see this guy in battle reports coming soon.
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That's all I have to show off today - I'm sure I'll be building some new, fun stuff tonight. Let me know what you think of Zhofur. Feedback is always welcome.

11 comments:

  1. nice puts my marines to shame

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  2. Thanks Loren, but I think your Nurgle Sorcerer Lord is pretty damn awesome too.

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  3. Very cool mate - It's not often you see Zhofur with his helmet on rather than the bare head. Bloody good effort if you managed this in a day - this would have aken me weeks. I appreciate that you have taken the effort to share the colour recipe too. Thanks for sharing.

    Pom

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  4. That thing looks awesome! Well done. I've been itching for some time to paint this weekend but keep coming up short. I'll be back to the grind stone this coming week though and we'll for sure have to do some pretty battle reports.

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  5. Thank you for all the praise guys.

    @Cvinton let the grudge matches begin. We could play so many different fights based on the counts as idea, we will get sock of playing each other before anything else.

    @Pom, normally, this would have taken two to three days due to the layers of wash on it, but I set up our dehumidifier in another portion of the house and each time I put on a heavy wash, I would take the model into that room, set him on top of the machine and turn it on. Ten minutes later the wash would be dry. just don't do it around your paints as it will dry them up.

    @dimly, thanks, your comments always motivate me.

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  6. OST- I have an extra junky hair dryer if you want it. It's what I use to bust out quick washes. It seems like it might be more convenient. I just keep mine hanging on my peg board over my work station.

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  7. Also, why isn't that power fist green??

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  8. A tribute to your older Armies, guard and ultrabois.

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  9. Not a bad model, I enjoy the paint Scheme. However, I want the helmeted head, so if anyone happens to have a spare contact me, and we will see what we can do, as I have a cool idea for it...

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