Friend of mine and fellow streamer Grendler wanted me to do an army shot, so here it is, the Canticle so far. I know its not a lot to look at, but for me considering 20-30 hours per model painted, this is a huge chunk of time I’m super proud of.
Once again, if you’d like to watch my progress you can catch me over on Twitch at: https://www.twitch.tv/shadowclaimer for live painting, assembly, and more.
Spent quite a bit of time messing with this, but here it finally is. Stormhost organization is a nightmare, I’m really hoping the new Battletome clarifies most of it. Right now they re-use terms for groupings and names a lot (there’s a Justicar Temple which isn’t the same as the Justicar unit, there’s Echelons/Temples in a Stormhost but also within an Extremis Chamber, even though there’s already sub-categorized Conclaves within Chambers they could’ve used, etc.)
There’s a lot of naming I still need to do for quite a few characters, but so far so good!
Did this beauty on stream tonight, was pretty frustrating overall but kinda happy with the result. Skin is a base of Rakarth Flesh, then a 25% or so Agrax Earthshade wash, then a 25% Carroburg Crimson wash in a few areas, a Rakarth Dry Brush back up to color, then a highlight/layer of Pallid Wych Flesh, and finally a drybrush of White Scar.
Finished two sets of acolytes for my Lord-Natum’s Khallen Woodbinder and Morell Truesight, including some pictures of them in here as well so you can see the themes and such of the student/teacher.
Class picture! The Stormcast Eternals are HUGE compared to their cohorts. (This is the third Lord-Natum Ghallo Skitterspeak, I still haven’t built his two students yet.)
Lord-Natum Khallen Woodbinder
Sala the Dryad Cursed, student of Khallen Woodbinder
Marak the Green Dowser, student of Khallen Woodbinder
Lord-Natum Morell Truesight
Allas the Wooded Knight, student of Morell Truesight
Ghulan the Blinded Blades, student of Morell Truesight
Six hours later, I finished up my Celestant-Prime, Alucian. So super proud of him, and cannot wait (and simultaneously dread) painting him.
Sylvaneth are born from the mixture of Alarielle’s dreams and the green wind of magic, and coalesce in “soul pods” that grow into Sylvaneth.
In my backstory my Stormhost was sent to find a missing soul grove and finds it desolated by Nurgle, so they drive out Nurgle’s forces and recover a single damaged soul pod. The Lord-Natum (green wind equivalent of Lord-Relictor) discovers that the pod contains a dreamsoul of Alarielle, and the dream is of a mighty warrior son who would lead her forces and drive out Nurgle.
Since the pod is damaged, it will eventually die, so he returns it to Azyrheim where Sigmar chooses to take the soul upon his anvil and build it into a Stormcast. His new body is human, his soul is a damaged elven dreamsoul, and because of that he’s a bit “unstable” but is a powerful weapon in the Canticle’s arsenal when they need to unleash all they have against Nurgle.
Looking forward to painting the pair. Nayogg (the Dracoth) is white/albino, which will be an interesting bit of painting. Probably going to take some super thinned Carroburg Crimson to it and go with a hard white with a little pinkish tint instead of a strict off-white.
Balon will likely get white scales on his cloak/hood to match his Dracoth but his armor and everything else will match the rest of the Canticle.