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Chainrasps project

Chainrasps project

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Project Blog by dugthefug1644 Cult of Games Member

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About the Project

Bought a sprue of Chainrasps on ebay because I was jealous of friends that had bought the Mortal Realms magazine. Just got them as a painting project and potentially to add to my Frostgrave / Rangers of Shadow Deep bestiary. Found out that there's a chance i could use them in a new Warcry warband, but had not built the Dreadwarden option that would be a more effective mini. So i kitbashed one from the half of the Warden left on the sprue. Had a blast with these and enjoyed trying a new basing mix to give me a graveyard look.

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Yay!! Golden Blooming Button!!!

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Yay!! Golden Blooming Button!!!
Yay!! Golden Blooming Button!!!

Always love these community spotlight recognition buttons. It really gives me a boost.

Hope you all enjoyed my project. I may visit again if i pursue my ideas about a Nighthaunt warcry warband or play with the minis in RoSD or Frostgrave. Otherwise that’s it for this project.

Thank you for your likes and your time. Please comment if you want any extra details.

Dreadwarden

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Dreadwarden
Dreadwarden

My Nighthaunt Dreadwarden kitbash comes out of my playing Warcry with friends and being told some standard Age of Sigmar minis are being given cards for Warcry. Also I wanted to drag another mini out of the 10 man sprue, when you’re usually just meant to choose either to make a Dreadwarden or a standard Chainrasp.

The kitbash parts were mainly from my Mantic Games bits box. e.g. arms from a Ghoul.

The cloak and wisps were green stuff.

The ethereal wisps around the back aren’t great by me, but ultimately i have a unique Dreadwarden i can play with that no one should object to.

The chain was just cheap chain from Wish.com. It has bigger links than the others, but being a boss guy i don’t see this as a big deal.

The weights on the other Chainrasp chains have been balls or spiked rectangular affairs. I chose to make mine with a zombie hand and a warhammer head. It is in the style of the others, but i like the metal cast hand gripping the chain. Is the hand magically able to open and close? Or was it just sculpted and cast that way?

The axe is a Gripping Beast Vikings Dane Axe because it was the only only weapon i could find with the heft and style similar to the other Chainrasps.

Dreadwarden
Dreadwarden

Basing and the grain

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Basing and the grain
Basing and the grain
Basing and the grain

The leather parts and the wood are painted with Mournfang Brown. To distinguish between the two I used Agrax wash and Steel Legion Drab for stitching, scuffs and highlight on the leather and Reikland Fleshshade with Zandri Dust wood grain efforts on the weapon hafts.

Basing and the grain

I was given some craft related flock by my mum. They were a bit of a messy product for the greetings card making needs that she had for her hobbying.

I mixed it with some finer dark brown flock and some flint chippings to get the graveyard style basing I was looking for.

 

Basing and the grain
Basing and the grain

Hell for leather...

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Hell for leather...
Hell for leather...

I started to get the taste for painting this scheme and rolled out three minis in a short 3 mini production line, when recently i usually only paint one or two models at a time.

The head stones are a particularly nice touch from GW. They painted up easy with some Mechanicum Grey and some Grey Seer mix and dry brush.

Hell for leather...
Hell for leather...
Hell for leather...

A stitch in time saves nine.

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A stitch in time saves nine.
A stitch in time saves nine.

These are pressfit single pose easy build minis. But sadly I didn’t force one or two of them together firmly enough.

Seeing as these were primed and part painted i wasn’t going to start over and didn’t feel like forcing greenstuff in the gaps. I just made a feature of it and just painted some simple stitches along the gap and i think it looks OK.

The whisper on the wisps

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The whisper on the wisps

The effect on the whisps beneath the chainrasp were was just the nighthaunt gloom all over, then a rough blend into Nihilakh Oxide and then a blend down to Grey Seer as the white. Not sure why I didn’t blend it down to a brighter white at the end. Was happy with how it looked on first impressions and settled with that.

The whisper on the wisps

Starter for 10

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Starter for 10

There were a dozen or more schemes out there on how to paint Chainrasps on google images and wasn’t sure how ethereal to go with them.

I decided i wanted the weapons to be real, so i wanted boney arms and a real skull, but the rest to be magical.

I didn’t like the box art black hooded cloak for some reason, so went with a battered brown leather effort instead.