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40K Forgeworld Chaos Terminator Lord Zhufor
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Posted: Tuesday, September 07, 2010 - 08:45 AM UTC
Hello everyone,

It has been a while since my last post (over a year I think) but time to get everything done seems to conflict with moving house, work plus other models. My forgeworld elysian drop troopers have been forgotten but not ignored....will come back and complete the blog I started last year. Just need to re base them all and save up some cash for some more.

Anyway, I have moved onto and have tried to get away from being an underground painter and more into the gaming scene. I think I have bitten off more than I can chew and have the space marines and orks from the assualt on black reach boxed game for warhammer 40K, an eldar battalion and a friend of mine is wanting to collect an army for warhammer so there is plenty of models to keep me occupied.

Being overwhelmed a bit by so many models, I decided that retail therapy was the answer and splashed out on another forgeworld product (something I don't do often due to the cost). I really like the model and it has been on my to do list for a long time, maybe it will be the start of another army.....

To business then, it arrived this week and I was pleased with the contents of the box. Very crisp detail and hardly any flash to be removed. I also bought the citadel 40k basing kit to make it stand out a bit, but basing will come later on, will hopefully use that for my elysian snipers as well.

To business:











Just need to clean the parts and get things undercoated, I plan on painting the armour red with brass trim, the brass or gold I hope to use the non metallic technique. I have never used this technique but have looked at some tutorials online, if anyone has tips or have used it then I would welcome advise.

Cheers to all,

Jamie
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Posted: Tuesday, September 07, 2010 - 10:29 AM UTC
all the best with this Jamie - some lovely help in latest White Dwarf - actually read it from cover to cover - look at the great military paintings of nap figs and you will see how they painted the metalics - that is how this technique is done

Ian
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Posted: Friday, September 10, 2010 - 05:37 AM UTC
Just an update on things, have not made any progress on zhufor yet, got called away offshore so am sitting in the middle of the north sea at the moment. Will get pictures and start painting next week when I get back.

Just checked out forgeworlds website, some nice relaeases out there to coincide with the new imperial armour book about the badab war.

For fans of terminators you should check out their website, I am considering dipping into my wallet again as a result....

Anyway until the next update!

Cheers,

Jamie


www.forgeworld.co.uk

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Posted: Friday, September 17, 2010 - 01:19 AM UTC
Well I am back in Aberdeen so time to get started, I have glued the torso, arms and legs together leaving the shoulder guards and head seperate to paint. There are two choices of head, I will be going with the bare head, this is being painted still attached to the sprue.

I have undercoated the model black and the next stage will be getting the armour painted red,the red will hopefully be blended together so that recesses appear almost black. Should be difficult.


This is the model assembled, shoulder guards and helmeted head are stuck on with white tac.


My cat took an interest in Zhufor, which made life difficult when I was taking pics.


Undercoated, flash was on so black looks shiny, next stage is to get red onto the armour.

Cheers,

Jamie
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Posted: Friday, September 17, 2010 - 02:18 AM UTC
Love the cat! Keep us posted and I hope the figure doesn't end up eaten. :-)

Mario
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Posted: Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 09:27 PM UTC
Hello all again, I will start the armour today so will be updating later on this afernoon.....

Yesterday I painted the bare head, not finished yet, still have to paint the non flesh parts. I started with a black undercoat and then as a base colour used bestial brown.



The next step was to paint the skin with bronzed flesh, leaving some of the brown in the recessess for shading. I then added skull white and highlighted the raised areas of the skin (nose, brows, cheeks etc). More white was added to give the head an unhealthy paleness. The highlights are quite subtle soI don't know if youcan notice them in the pics below.









Finally I painted the mouth and put some black paint in the eye sockets before adding white for the eyes. I don't want to risk painting the dot for the pupil as it is really small and I might make a mistake.



I will complete the head as well today and get a picture up this afternoon hopefully. I might give the entire head a wash with devlan mud to tone down the skin as well.

Cheers,

Jamie
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Posted: Monday, September 27, 2010 - 09:17 AM UTC
Hello again,

Been working at a slower pace but I have got the bare head right and have made a start with the armour.

The head was given a light wash with devlan mud but I was not happy with the effect, I then applied a wash of red ink to give the skin a more fleshy tone. The whole tone was darkened somewhat so I had to re apply the final highlight to the raised areas mostly at the brow. Might try to pick out the pupils but will do this later, also have to finish the machine parts around where the ears are.



Next was the armour, I started by applying a thin coat of 50/50 black and red, then tried highlighting with a 25/75 mix of black and red. I wasn't happy with the result and went back to the original base. Then applied thin coats of red with a bit of black - all experimental. I am finding it difficult to get the highlights and shading right as his armour plates are not recessed but smooth. I am more used to painting imperial guardsmen who are great to paint as they were trousers etc. Its all a learning experiece, this is my first chaos model so I will be enjoying the challenge in getting the red colour right.




Sorry about the last 2 pics, will try to get a better photo up soon.

Cheers

Jamie
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Posted: Friday, November 12, 2010 - 06:59 AM UTC
Hello,

After a bit of a delay I have made some more progress. I was never happy with the red and as there is a lot of it I was getting bogged down. Despairing a bit I had a break and went onto some space marines and imperial guard.

I have returned and deciced to tackle this model in sections, starting with his left leg. So I started with a 50/50 mix of black and red, added a second highlight (25 black : 75 red) and then finished with some darkened blood red as I did not want it too bright.

The next step was to try my hand at painting brass using the non metallic technique. This was down by starting off with a coat of bestial brown and adding either black to darken or yellow for highlight. The below pictures show what I have acheived. If anyone reading this has done non metallic metals before then I would like to know how you got on and if you have any tips.

Constructive feedback is most welcome, have I pulled it off or does it look like old and aged bone....









Cheers

Jamie
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Posted: Friday, December 03, 2010 - 09:24 AM UTC
how or where do i buy this figure?
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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 12:31 AM UTC
Hello everyone,

Apologies for the delay, I have been on a modelling break and only have returned to the hobby recently. Last year was spent changing career so now I have settled down again and gotten the paints and models back out.

Anyway to business, I tried to paint the gold trim using non metallic techniques. This was the first time I attempted this style but in the end I was not happy with the finish. I am still interested in mastering the method but felt for this model that metallic paints would look better.

The trim was repainted with a base coat of 50/50 bestial brown and shining gold followed by a coat of shining gold. A heavy wash of thraka green was applied and once dry a highlight of 50/50 shining gold and mithril silver was applied.

The red armour was repainted with a thin coat of red gore, recess areas near the gold trim were painted with a thin coat of 50/50 red gore and bestial brown. Finally the red armour was blacklined with a coat of thinned down chaos black.

Chains were painted mithril silver, the skulls were pained skull white and the cloth was painted khommando khaki. The entire model was washed heavily with devland mud and ogyrn flesh to tone everything together. The wash worked well on the skulls.





The above pictures show the model almost finished. I have the gun on the left arm to paint, some skulls and the left shoulder guard to glue and paint. The left arm and right shoulder guard need to be washed as well.

The head that I painted and was really happy with went missing. I suspect that my cat has something to do with it as I found him and the model on the floor along with other parts. I searched high and low but it is lost forever, we are now in a new house so I will need to paint the helmeted version.

Will start this soon and hopefully get more pictures up again

Cheers

Jamie
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 04:47 AM UTC
Hello,

Here is an update on work done so far. I have attached the helmet and painted it using the same technique.

The combibolter on the power fist was painted boltgun metal and washed with devlan mud. It was highlighted with mithril silver.

All that is left is to paint the left shoulder guard, paint the eyes on the helmet and finish the details on the right shoulder leg and right leg. Will update later on.









Apologies for the photos, I need to get more lighting next time to improve the picture. When I took these this afternoon the battery was low so it was rushed. Next time will be better.

Feedback appreciated or any tips with photography welcome.

Regards to all,


Jamie
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 09:54 PM UTC
Well I have finished painting Zhufor. Finished his axe using boltgun metal washed with devlan mud and highlighted with mithril silver. This was washed again with a thinned down coat of scorched brown to give it a used look. The grip of the axe was painted the same way as the cloth.

The detailing such as the eyes on the helmet and the ocean parts of the world eaters badge were painted ultramarines blue. The earth bits were finished with snakebite leather.

The next stage is to give the model a coat of varnish and then start giving him a base.









With Zhufor almost finished, I am about to start work on Abaddon the Despoiler. He will be my second chaos terminator, he comes with one head only so I will make sure to keep my cat smokey away from him.

Cheers

Jamie
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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 07:28 AM UTC
Hello to all,

Zhufor has just been given a coat of gloss varnish and I have started work on basing him.

So far I have used 2 small pieces from the base kit pack along with the fine slate and a few bits of larger slate. I have left the model to dry overnight and will hopefully start painting tomorrow.

Once painted I will decide to add any more details such as burnt grass etc. Will see how it looks later on.

Here are the pictures so far, enjoy!







Some close ups of the base:





Cheers,

Jamie
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Posted: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 06:43 AM UTC
Hello to all,

I have not managed much tonight as have spent what time I had on Abaddon. All I have done is paint the base with a coat of very thin chaos black, it was more like a wash than a paint. Am thinking of going for grey tones for the slate, will hopefully start that tomorrow.



Cheers

Jamie
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Posted: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 08:16 AM UTC
Looking pretty good. Your photography skills have definitely improved!

Mario
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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 06:35 AM UTC
Thankyou Mario, I'm getting used to the camera and the super macro function.

I have continued with the base today, giving it a drybrush with grey. I should hopefully finish him tonight.

Cheers

Jamie





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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 09:35 AM UTC
Well I didn't get to finish him tonight, all I managed was a wash of devlan mud to the base. I decided to let it dry in before playing with the base. The wash itself has made it a bit grubbier although this is difficult to see in the photos below.





I will continue with the base tomorrow and hopefully get it finished.

Cheers

Jamie
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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 07:47 AM UTC
Evening all, I am going to stop tempting fate by saying I will finish Zhufor tonight. I had a look at the base and there was some bare parts on the base. All I have done tonight is glue some sand/grass mix on the bare parts.



The new sand bits will be painted the same way as the gravel once the sand has fully settled in.

Cheers,

Jamie
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 08:49 AM UTC
Hello to all!

Zhufor is finally finished. I have gone over the sand patches with black and have drybrushed the entire base grey and then bleached bone. A final wash of devlan mud was applied and the base tidied up with black.

Here is a close up of the finished base:





And here is Zhufor in his finished form:







I have enjoyed painting this model and I think that I will use him as a center piece for a potential world eaters army. I would have liked to have used the original bare head but alas my cat Smokey got to it first.

Anyway this marks the end of this build log. I will turn my attentions to Abaddon and other projects. I am just glad to have finally finished him after starting way back in September 2010.

Kind Regards,

Jamie