|"Their skin is the colour of hot blood, and their angry eyes resemble burning coals."|
This 28mm plastic multi-part model of a Slaughter-kin Icon Bearer comes from the “Games Workshop” Daemons of Khorne Bloodletters boxed set, and due to its Gore-drenched standard can allow me to add D6 more Bloodletters to my unit if I "roll a 1 when making a Battleshock Test". Interestingly, this potential bolstering of my daemonic horde as "reality blinks" is actually just one of two special abilities a standard bearer can imbue his unit of Bloodletters with, on account of this “Age Of Sigmar” kit also containing parts enough for the icon to be swapped with a Bloodsoaked Banner; a ‘flag’ “daubed in the blood of champions” which adds a bonus whenever the Bloodletters slay a Hero. For now though, at least until I purchase another box of the Khorne daemons, my unit will only be carrying the Gore-drenched Icon…
|"To battle! Let blood flow in his name!"|
Having followed the instructions found within the figure’s box, and assembled the icon carrier from his relevant sprues, I treated the scaly red hided creature to a double-dose of “Vallejo” Heavy Red and washed it with "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade. The “ferocious” Khak’akamshy’y was subsequently dry-brushed with some additional “Vallejo” Heavy Red before his horns, “slavering jaws”, hands, hooves, back spines and sword hilt were undercoated with “Citadel” Abaddon Black.
I then used some more Abaddon Black to gently blend the daemon's dark hands and trotters in with the Bloodletter’s red limbs. In addition, his “jagged” Hellblade was primed with "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna before being treated to a double-layer of Gold. The “vicious sword”, said “to be as sharp as Khorne’s own hatred”, was lastly washed with a combination of "The Army painter" Strong Tone Quickshade and more "Vallejo" Gold.
|Charcoal WIPs - The super-hero has been primed, washed, dry-brushed and partially detailed|
Painting of the Icon itself was predominantly achieved using more Gold (for its metallic plates) and plenty of Heavy Red and Dark Vermilion as base-layers for the coagulated blood. In addition, I used Iraqi Sand and white, along with a wash of "The Army painter" Strong Tone Quickshade to ‘pick out’ the skulls. Once dry, the entire standard was then heavily washed with both “Citadel” Carroburg Crimson and (rather appropriately) Bloodletter.
With Week One of the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge now well under way, I have continued to beaver away on a large number of “Heroclix” miniatures which I wish to submit as part of the event. One of the many figures will be Charlie Burlingame’s alter-ego, Charcoal; a youngster seemingly capable of transforming himself into a being composed of charcoal.
|"The Horns Of Nimon" WIPs - The intergalactic locusts have been dry-brushed and washed brown|
Alongside my plastic “Wizkids” figures I have also started work on a number of “Doctor Who” related metal models. The first batch will comprise of five identically sculpted Nimon by “Black Tree Design”. These ‘infamous’ extra-terrestrials initially promised to bring about the return of “the glory days of the Skonnan Empire” in the December 1979 BBC Television story “The Horns Of Nimon”.