I have been putting off the decal stage of this project for far too long. My initial excuse, as I briefly ranted about in my 2014 year-end review, was that I had lost the World Eaters decal sheet. It eventually did turn up, but I also had recieved some kind donations from a few local players (Mike, Scott and Skylar -thanks again) who were generous enough to help out.
|Decals for the Blood God!!!|
They are such a pain in the ass, are a lot of focused and intense work, and often times the results are sort of...lacking.
So I procrastinated, and worked on other things. But, while looking back through my extensive catalog of unfinished projects, this one stood out as one I had neglected for far long. So, to start this new year I am determined to get these guys done.
I put the first one on, and it came out great. Only to discover that teeth were transparent and that I would have to paint them in with White paint.
|First Icon applied.|
Needless to say that was a disaster (no, not sharing those images!). But it did present a solution: Paint the colors first, then apply the decal.
I used the same technique on the chaos icon with a transparent skull as well, and it also worked out great.
|Both sides complete.|
I have managed to get a few more done before time was up, but I am pleased with how they are turning out. Notice the small chaos symbol on the skull hanging from the chain on the far left mini.
|More finished guys.|
This is what the colors look like prior to applying the decal by-the-way:
|More guys ready for the Icon.|
The unit's Aspiring Champion, who was the subject of Part-2's drill and pin feature , is now finished. Considering how much time I have put into this model, I suspect he'll 'spawn-out' in his first post-painted game.
|The Aspiring Champion.|
He is actually going to be the Icon Bearer for a the other Berserker unit, the chaps I call the dancers and prancers...
|Finished Icon Bearer.|
The dancing berserkers, yes, it's been ages since I worked on them, but their time has arrived! When I first got some of the secret-weapon-conversion-rings I tried them out on two of the guys from this unit before sanity prevailed; these minis simply didn't justify them. They just were not in a state that didn't warrant giving them 32mm bases.
|The two guys with extended bases.|
And I decided to rip the others from their 25mm round bases instead.
|Bases detached. They make good wounded guys huh?|