Chaos Sorcerer in Terminator Armor: Paint in Progress #3

I’m having a blast painting this model, and the result is that I seem to find more time to paint him. This is a pretty significant update since the previous, as I know the first two didn’t seem like much of anything.

At this point, barring that I forgot something, what you see with paint on it is done. Just realized I forgot to paint the soft armor behind the knees. Obviously I have to paint the base part and such, but the Terminator component is completed. I have to do the arms of course.

I have opted to not do anything OSL on here. I will on his staff when I get there, but I want the model to speak for itself. Plus, I did a ton of OSL on Warforce, and I don’t want this model to have the same approach.

I’m pretty damn happy with this model at this point. My goal with this model was to work on a blending technique that looked good without a huge time investment, and I think I might have gotten there, or I’m least be on the road. The reality is that this model is a prototype, but I’m still happy with the results.

  • Looking good Thor. I will have to step up my game to match you.

    • Thanks.

      Painting models you enjoy goes a long way towards the quality of the paint job.

  • Michael Schreiner

    This is looking good! Painting models you love just makes the hobby aspect that much better.

    I just got this model from our 40K Secret Santa exchange and am looking forward to trying some new modeling and painting techniques while making a Khorne sorcerer for my fluffy Khorne army.

    • Thank you.

      I make it a point to not get models I don’t like the look of for that reason. If I like the unit, but not the model, then I’ll make my own or convert one.

      A fluffy Khorne Sorcerer? You have to explain that one!

      • Michael Schreiner

        Here’s the short version (still working on getting it all tied into my background).

        My warband, the Death Seekers, is an army that is both dedicated to and blessed by Khorne. Their bold leader Irascus is guile and does whatever it takes to reap skulls and let blood flow so that he can achieve his highest goal, being blessed enough to become a Daemon Price. In this eternal quest he discovered a sorcerer unlike any he’d seen before, instead of the usual cowardice displayed by sorcerers this young man was in the thick of things, fighting with a blood lust unseen in those with psychic abilities. All the while he was strengthening the might of his troops and occasionally hindering the brutal strength of the Death Seekers. As the waging of war was coming to an end the young sorcerer bowed his knee to Irascus and pledged his loyalty to the same god of bloodshed that fueled Irascus’ men. Ever cunning, Irascus believes he can use this warp channeling slaughterer in his never ending quest for bloodshed. With this most audacious plan, he decided to accept the allegiance of the fledgling and to spare this skull from the throne… For now.

        In practice I’m thinking he can only take powers from Biomancy as they are the only I can see fitting in with backstory and a Khorne army.

        I still have a bit to flesh out but hopefully that explains how I can incorporate one into my list. This is the first I’ve told the story outside my core group, I’m curious as to what you think.

        • I like it. Khorne doesn’t hate Tzeentch, technically speaking, and despite not trusting psykers, I could see an exception being made so long as that psyker pays appropriately in blood and skulls. What you wrote is convincing, and I’d have no problems playing against your Khorne psyker from a fluff perspective.

  • Coming along nicely dude. Really like the blue shade on the armour.

    • Thank you.

      The blue is my favorite part, and also the part I was afraid to mess up the most. If I couldn’t get it right on the blue then the whole thing would fall apart.

  • I’m really liking the blue as well, especially how it fades into the black. It’s amazing how you can get motivated when you are painting something you enjoy :-)

    • Thanks and yeah, it makes all the difference in the world. Not that I’ve painted stuff I don’t like for this army, but I have definitely painted stuff that wasn’t all that much fun (IE: batch painting CSM). Single models are way more fun.

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