A model made on commission, based on conversion photos the client provided (so it's someone else's idea), with lava base to fit the rest of the army (Khorne Daemonbomb).

Not much more to say, really... Oh, it took 2 days converting it and 5 days painting. Not bad for a week's work...


The skulls on the raider armour plates are also repeated on each limb (the inner part of the armour) and are a continuation of what I did with the Khorne lord on bike for the same client.

The lava was just a white glue squeezed straight from tube, with an overlapping S pattern all over, dried with a hairdryer and then another layer added - a few times. Then some sand and gravel was sprinkled here and there plus some lead scatter I had laying around and after all was force-dried (so that it wouldn't just smoothen out) a watered down layer of PVA was added to merge all these together a bit. The rocks are broken and boiled fimo again.

Painting - white undercoat, heavy coat of Bad Moon Yellow, then progressively lighter drybrushes in the following order: Golden Yellow, Fiery Orange, Blazing Orange, Blood Red, Red Gore, Scab Red, Black. The rocks were painted the same way until teh Red Gore, which was instead applied as a wash to the top and the upper part of the sides, then Chaos Black washed over the uppermost part of sides and top of the rocks. The transition was smoothed with Blood Red and Blazing Orange washed, and the top of the rocks was drybrushed with Codex Grey and some white.

Q: I am just wondering...as I would like to do something like that for my Tsons army... how many Defiler sets is that? As for the work itself... I have no words that would do it justice. It is by far the most beautiful piece I have ever seen. Beautiful! Have you ever posted how you do your NMM Gold?!? Link?!?!

These are 2 Defiler sets. Just count the legs. The body was cut with a saw just after the boxy thing where you mount the torso on, and on the other side in such a way as to leave 2 holding sockets on one part and the wider one on the other. To meet the cut lines had to go in a _|- shape and left a huge gap in the upper side of both 2-socket parts that was filled in with the raider grill parts. On the other hand, it left me with 2 wider-socket parts that I used for my Knight Titan (well, I needed just 1 actually, as I only had 1 set of large claws left).

Then the gold: (or brass as I wanted it to be in this case)
Chaos Black undercoat,
Bestial basecoat,
Blazing orange layer,
Fiery Orange layer,
Snakebite to merge them,
Golden Yellow over orange,
Bald Moon Yellow (Vallejo) over teh edges,
Skin Wash (Vallejo wonderful matt ink) over all,
Bald Moon Yellow again,
Skull white over uppermost places of BMY,
watered-down Scorched Brown to provide contrast,
Scorched Brown lines next to bright lines.

Q: I've been looking at your CMON gallery and wow... How do you deal with Tony Manero? He's a royal pain in the arse. Really immature.

I stumbled upon his comments on my minis only a week ago or so, and that's why I overreacted at first.
I usually deal with such things by not paying any attention to my or any other CMON account. I found a year ago that CMON is way too "Ohh- ahh, we're so much better than you, have a 1, boy!" for my tastes and I just use it as a means to boost the number of visitors when I have something on auction. Unfortunately, from time to time I have a model I'm really proud of, and I want to show it also on CMON. That's when they burst my bubble, usually. Placing a model on CMON is usually just like asking to get spit in the eye.
Q: Wow, how long did it take to paint?

About 2 months converting and painting. Don't know the number of hours that went into these during these 2 months, but quite a few.

Q:The skull effect on the bike 'hull-plates' is awesome. A step by step method description to be awaited?

1) Shade the red as usual, up to Blood Red and down to Scab red (Blending is my method of choice)
2) With watered down Blood Red, draw the brow and cheeks of the skull. then add a line for the skull top and some lines for the teeth.
3) Reapply the Blood Red as a start to highlighting
4) Highlight with Blazing Orange
5) Highlight with Fiery orange
6) shade with Red Gore
7) wash with Blood Red
8) wash with Red Gore
9) highlight with Blood Red
10) Highlight with Blazing Orange on edges of armour
11) wash with Black.
Simple as that.

Q: All I can say Is WOW ,Everything is out of this world :eek: ,Any chance of a Guide for how you did the base (building and painting) Please

I first sculpted an inversed lava surface, then pressed it onto every base's greenstuff. I then stuck rocks made of boiled fimo (hard one) into it and re-sculpted any areas needing some more detail/definition.
Painting: white undercoat, drybrush order: Bad Moon Yellow, Golden Yellow, Fiery and Blazing Orange, Blood Red. Then gently washed uppermost parts with Red Gore. After this was dry, washed with Black the uppermost parts of the rocks. After this dried, drybrushed with Codex Grey a bit. Voila!

Q: SWEET JESUS how much did this client pay you? His house, wife and firstborn from the looks of it.

It would be quite hard for her to pay me with her wife... The Thirster alone was $300. I was quite amazed how well the Balrog parts fitted on. Thirster's legs were cut into 3 parts and 6mm in total added to them, plus 3mm of his underbelly were also sculpted on as he grew there too.

Q: omg the skulls on those bikes are fantastic!!!! from a gamin angle khorne bikers cant have melta guns but hey... heh

The skulls are only on the Lord. I was just doing the modelling bit, and giving advice on how many and which daemons to include. The bikers setup was the client's and I didn't really even thought of checking the validity of this.

Q: OMG. It's soooo good! Best Khorne army ever! Now make some berserkers!

Thanks. :) There will be no Berserkers unless someone commissiones me some, but I can tell you I'm now starting on a Defiler conversion for this army. It will sport a suitably large lava base, won't have the torso, and will have the same skulls as the Lord on its carapace.

For bases… Fimo... I don't know if that's the right stuff, we call it modelline in Poland (even though we can also get the actual "fimo" too, and it seems similar, but much softer). Some thermo-hardening putty. Just use the hardest one you can get to make rocks, and just break it into basic rock shapes, then cut the bottom flat, then boil.

The heads are beastmen heads - Ungor for the bikers and Gor for the lord.

As for the wheels, I just couldn't figure out how on earth the black magma rock would dirt the wheels. Some black or dark grey dust, I suppose. Mud would just look all too silly on these bases.

The axe handles... On bikers they're standard ones, on Lord it's Plastruct hexagonal profile, and on Bloodthirster it's plastruct pipe with round profile stuck inside, and all pinned. The spikes are of course toothpicks.

And the centerpiece of this army, heavily converted Bloodthirster!

These are the bikers for this army. It was designed to work on the old (3rd edition) Chaos codex, and was killed with the advent of 4th edition's Chaos Codex and then the 5th edition.

Khorne Daemonbomb army

I made this army on a commission. The client will use 24 bloodletters too, but wanted me to do only lava bases for them (paints them herself).


This is the Lord of Khorne mounted on bike. Quite a lot of freehand painted skulls all over!