Lord of the Woods

I love Chaos armies with a strong theme to them, built around a particular warband, legion or god. There’s just something amazing about someone picking out a detail of the 40k universe and pursuing it to such depth and with such dedication. That isn’t me though. I’ve got a butterfly mind, shackled to the attention span of a particularly lacklustre goldfish and a banker’s covetousness, rolled together to create a weird chimerical beast with brushes for hands and madness in its heart. Chaos Marines? Yes please! Daemons? Sure, why not! Daemon engines? Sign me up! Traitor guard? Sure thing (more on them soon)! Khorne? Nurgle? Tzeentch? Absolutely! Slaanesh? Why that’s what this post is about!
Thus, although I’ve got various Khornate and Nurgly projects to work on, here I am face to face with She-Who-Thirsts (but not working on my Noise Marines…). slaanesh-convert-or-die-7I’ve had this guy on my painting desk for a while now but he’s progressed really, really sloooowly. To make the model I had to start by decapitating a Beastmen Shaman, something that took a lot of willpower to go through with (picking up a nice new model you’ve just bought and hacking at it with a knife seems to be flirting with disaster in my book). Carving away the neck and the back of the skull from the new head wasn’t particularly pleasant either – it’s a nice component which I’d considered for various projects before settling on using it for Yegg-ha and I didn’t want to stall the project which I waited for a replacement. I’ll admit to being quite impatient – things like that have killed my enthusiasm for several projects in the past.I’ve had this guy on my painting desk for a while now but he’s progressed really, really sloooowly. To make the model I had to start by decapitating a Beastmen Shaman, something that took a lot of willpower to go through with (picking up a nice new model you’ve just bought and hacking at it with a knife seems to be flirting with disaster in my book). Carving away the neck and the back of the skull from the new head wasn’t particularly pleasant either – it’s a nice component which I’d considered for various projects before settling on using it for Yegg-ha and I didn’t want to stall the project which I waited for a replacement. I’ll admit to being quite impatient – things like that have killed my enthusiasm for several projects in the past.slaanesh-convert-or-die-10

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slaanesh-convert-or-die-8I imagine a huge chamber at heart of Kell’s flagship, the Blood Eagle, a hanger cleared out and transformed into a warped garden. At its heart stands a cathedral to Chaos within which the Sorcerers and Dark Apostles of the Beasts of Ruin summon daemons. The garden itself is left tainted, the children of all four gods roosting amid the contorted architecture and fighting petty wars over this strange space, a microcosm of the Great Game. Currently command of the Dark Prince’s forces goes to Yegg-ha, Herald of Slaanesh and self declared Lord of the Woods.

What do you mean that’s not enough for you? You’re greedy you are, greedy! Luckily Slaanesh loves you for your avarice so here’s three of Yegg-ha’s ladies to join the party (don’t say I’m not good to you!)
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slaanesh-convert-or-die-5And last of all a little group shot!
slaanesh-convert-or-die-4And there we have it. As you should know by now it’ll be something totally different next week!

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7 responses to “Lord of the Woods

  • Teselación

    I’m in love with those daemonettes! The impression of evil concentration on Yegg-Ha… Hats off!

  • Alex

    Dude… Yegg-Ha is utterly fantastic – definitely my new favourite thing on your blog, and that is saying something! The pose, the conversion work, the painting… I can’t stop looking at him! Where does that head come from? He’s so creepy! Love, love, love…

    Daemonettes are lovely to btw – I really like the ones with the milky eyes!

    • Wudugast

      Cheers – that’s the kind of reaction that my rock-star ego secretly craves!

      The head comes from the Warhammer Forsaken kit which, like the Wrathmongers (in my opinion), creates some pretty daft looking models if used as intended, but if rendered down into a source of bits is an absolute goldmine.

      Glad you liked the daemonettes as well. I’m aiming to incorporate all four gods in the army eventually, but tied together by a united colour scheme. I’ve been hoping the colours I chose (way, way back when I started painting chaos) would prove neutral enough to work without too much modification (what looks good on a Plaguebearer might look pretty silly on a Daemonette for instance). So far, I’m pleased to say, its worked (Tzeentch is still proving tricky but that’s hardly a surprise!)

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  • imperialrebelork

    I reckon these guys could fit into the Chapel Project quite nicely. Weird individuals roaming the albino woods.

    • Wudugast

      Hmmm… Interesting food for thought there. My preference is to do all new stuff for the Chapel but I have been planning to return to this lot and you have sparked some ideas there so we’ll see what happens.

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