Tuesday, 15 November 2016

"Bloodletters Brandish Their Brazen Hellblades..."

"...And howl maddened battle cries as they lope into battle."
This 28mm Bloodletter is one of the plastic multi-part models which can be assembled from the sprues found within the “Games Workshop” Bloodletters of Khorne boxed set. Part of my ever-increasing Befouling Host of Nurgle, Part of my ever-growing Host of Nurgle, this allied chaos unit champion is known as a Bloodhunter, and as a result “makes two attacks rather than one” with its Hellblade during a turn of “Age Of Sigmar”.

Having assembled the model as per the boxed kit’s instructions, the model was initially given an undercoat of “Vallejo” Heavy Red before being copiously washed with "The Army painter" Strong Tone Quickshade. The “Chosen of Khorne” was then dry-brushed with more “Vallejo” Heavy Red and had details such as its horn, hands, hooves, back spines and sword hilt base-coated with “Citadel” Abaddon Black. As the leader was ‘blessed’ by the Blood God, its enormous horns were painted with “Vallejo” Heavy Warmgrey and washed with “Citadel” Carroburg Crimson.
Temple Dog Statue WIPs - These resin models have been primed, layered, washed and dry-brushed
Once these curved formidable-looking outgrowths were finished, I used some more "Citadel" Abaddon Black to gently blend the daemon's dark hands and trotters in with the Slaughter-kin's red limbs. In addition the Bloodhunter's Hellblade was undercoated with "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna before being treated to at least two coats of Gold. The great two-handed weapon, which can "cut effortlessly though any armour crafted by mortals", was then washed with "The Army painter" Strong Tone Quickshade and subsequently dry-brushed with more "Vallejo" Gold.

Lastly I picked out the Warmonger of Khorne's "sharp, needle-like teeth" with White and its "serpentine tongue" with Heavy Ochre. The lesser daemon's "slavering jaws" were then washed with "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade and it's tongue with Reikland Fleshshade.
Criminal Element WIPs - These clown-masked goons have simply been based and undercoated
Having long been an admirer of "Bushido" by "GCT Studios", I have recently acquired a couple of impressively large Temple Dog Statues produced by "Wargames Terrain Workshop". I am not admittedly intending to actually play the "oriental fantasy tabletop miniature battle game". But have acquired enough models to want to 'deck out' a suitably atmospheric oriental themed board with which to play some games of "7TV" upon. These two resin statues will be the start of just such a mini-project...

I have also found the time to base and prime three more of  the new Criminal Element models recently released by "Spectre Miniatures". These novelty mask, boiler-suit wearing minions come armed with an assortment of automatic weapons, as well as a shotgun, and are potentially carrying "grenades, thermite, breaching tools, [or even] money" within their large holdall bags.

24 comments:

  1. That's a bloody good red colour!

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    1. Thanks Fran. Nice and simple to create too :-)

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  2. The Bloodleter s excellent. I look forwards to seeing the killer clowns progress.

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    1. Cheers Phil. More Bloodletters coming as I have a unit of ten to paint up for "AoS". The Jokerz look nice and straightforward too.

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  3. Heading over to Wargames terrain workshop now , blast you!

    Bloodletter is well painted although not a fan of the sculpt. Those spectre minis are gorgeous though aren't they?

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    1. Ha Ha Hah, Andy!! I think many of the "AoS" sculpts are either love 'em or loathe 'em tbh. I'm certainly hoping the Jokerz turn out as well as the Bloodhunter.

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  4. Whilst I am not a fan of that Bloodletter I have to admit you have done on a great job on painting him. Your colour scheme reminds me of the colours I used on my Shadows of Brimstone Slashers.

    Those are wicked looking statues but for me, the pick of this bunch has to be your clown-masked goons. They are definitely going on my shopping list.

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    1. Many thanks Bryan, much appreciated. I won't be going with the pink horns on my regular Bloodletters as their horns aren't quite so distinct from the rest of the sculpt. But its certainly a colour scheme I'll be keeping in mind for future projects.

      Glad you like the statues too, they just need a bit of ageing/weathering before I paint up their pedestals. The Jokerz certainly seem to be popular, so I hope my final paint-job does them justice.

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  5. As always a variety of goodness. Almost something for everyone.

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  6. The bloodletter looks glorious!

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    1. Thanks very much Joe. Really glad you like him.

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    1. Cheers Martin. It certainly makes a nice contrast to the green of Nurgle on the tabletop.

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  8. Some really nice stuff Simon, I think I like the statues best of this lot though.

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Thanks Roger. I've still a way to go with the statues but they should soon be finished :-)

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  9. I will probaly have to have some of those Bloodletters at some point, wonderful Simon!

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    1. Cheers Michael. I'd certainly enjoy seeing how you get on with the Bloodletters.

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  10. Whilst I've never been a fan of Khorne and his legions, you have done a very nice job on the Bloodletter. The statues are very interesting, but do kind of remind me of Doraemon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doraemon), so if I get some, I'll probably paint them up as such.

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    1. Thanks Jez. I always appreciate such comments when people don't actually like the model itself. Sadly I'm not a Manga follower, but your link looks interesting and I think the blue-white colour scheme would certainly be different :-)

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  11. Lots of good stuff today!

    Bloodthingy looks like a bloodthingy - just better scheme than the studio one, which makes your bloodthingy better imo.

    I do like a bit of Foo's. Foo dogs, Foo Lions, Foo Fighters - all get e thumbs up in my books!

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    1. Cheers Dai. I've nine more Bloodletters to post over the next few weeks as I complete the minimum strength "AoS" unit. Lots of oriental stuff planned over the next few months, so hopefully your thumb will be up for a long time!!!

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  12. The Bloodletter looks brutally ace. :)

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    1. Thanks Leon. One down, nine more Bloodletters to go :-/

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