|Chaos Space Marine Forgefiend with three ectoplasma cannons|
In terms of lighting effects, I painted a very simple object source lighting (OSL) on the skulls of the ectoplasma cannon as well as flames on the skull furnaces located next to the exhaust pipes. The vents on the front torso were also painted in a similar manner as the ectoplasma cannons.
|Some OSL effects on the ectoplasma cannon|
|Skull furnace was redone by adding a touch of white in the flames for contrast|
Having all three ectoplasma cannons attached to the Forgefiend made it look more chaos-like. Additionally, this configuration had a better balance of organic and mechanical components.
|Say aah ...|
|From this angle, the head looks almost bird-like|
Meanwhile, the other Forgefiend configuration comprised the "Dinobot" head and two Hades autocannons a.k.a. the "Transformer" mode. To be fair, it does look cool but just not very chaos-like.
|More than meets the eye ...|
|... robots in disguise|
|Front torso has similar lighting effects to the ectoplasma cannons|
|Even the back of the Forgefiend had a lot of details to paint|
So my Chaos army finally has heavy support. There is still the Land Raider, Defiler and Heldrake in cold storage but if I were to paint all that and field them in battle ... it would be just too cheesy, wouldn't it? Anyway, have a good 4th of July to those who are celebrating it. Cheers!