Thursday, 9 February 2017

"Die. I Bring Sutekh's Gift Of Death To All Humanity."

"I am the servant of Sutekh. He needs no other."
This 28mm metal model of the Servant of Sutekh is manufactured by “Black Tree Design” and can be bought as code DW459 from their "Doctor Who" range. In reality the animated corpse of archaeologist Professor Marcus Scarman, this black-clad cadaver was used by the entombed Osiran, Sutekh, to construct a rocket aimed at the Eye of Horus on Mars, and first appeared in the October 1975 BBC Television science fiction serial "The Pyramids Of Mars".

Rather simplistic to paint, the miniature was undercoated with "Citadel" Abaddon Black, dry-brushed with "Vallejo" Heavy Charcoal and then subsequently washed with "Citadel" Nuln Oil.
"Kill him, but not yet. We need to know who he is and what he is doing here."
In addition to the Typhonian's minion, I have also painted five more 28mm "Black Tree Design" Nimon. This parasitic species first appeared in the December 1979 BBC Television science fiction serial "The Horns Of Nimon", and were primed with "Citadel" Chaos Black, dry-brushed with "Vallejo" Charred Brown and washed with "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade. Their "Vallejo" Gold loincloths and "Vallejo" Heavy Ochre horns were then washed with more Strong Tone Quickshade, before I 'picked out' their eyes with a combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Red and "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson.

Submissions to the Seventh Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge aside, I have managed to prime and wash the first of my "Games Workshop" Flesh Hounds for "Age Of Sigmar". These multi-part resin beasts of the Blood God have proved somewhat problematic to assemble, as they've apparently been designed in order to create a multitude of 'unique poses'. As a result I've spent some considerable time cleaning up various legs, heads, horns and fins in order to ensure I've five reasonably savage-looking models with which to "relentlessly hunt down" my opponents.
Flesh Hounds WIPs - The savage beasts have been primed and washed, and now require dry-brushing
Once completed this unit of five models will give the Khorne (allied) contingent of my Nurgle Host some much needed speed and ability to outflank my opponents. However, I may well expand this 'pack' in the near future, despite the models being almost prohibitively expensive, to allow my Gore-slick Clawed Karanak the opportunity to 'summon' more of his kind whilst hunting his quarry.

Such additional numbers would also give me the option of expanding my Flesh Hound pack to ten figures; a 'magic' number that will imbue the scaly-skinned predators an additional bonus when utilising their "Collars Of Khorne" to unbind a spell during "each enemy hero phase"... 

24 comments:

  1. Simple but very effective Simon.

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    1. Thanks Michael. Just how I like them ;-)

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  2. Great post Simon, the servant of Sutekh and Nimon are giving you lots of black to paint. Flesh hound is coming along nicely

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    1. Cheers Dave. I do seem to enter an annual black phase when the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge comes around :-)

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  3. Surely the Servant of Sutekh must be the easiest figure you have ever painted. Your Flesh Hounds look fearsome beasts and no doubt will look quite impressive when finished.

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    1. "Surely the Servant of Sutekh must be the easiest figure you have ever painted" - Quite possibly, though in the past I might ahve simply painted him black and left it at that!! I'm looking forward to getting Karanak and his Flesh hounds done as they're great sculpts.

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  4. those flesh hounds look ferocious Simon! the Nimon have finished up very nicely. I received a parcel from Black Tree this week but they have to stay in the package until March otherwise there will be even more procrastination, needless to say yours and Jez's recent Dr Who fest have cost me a pretty penny!

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    1. I look forward to seeing your excursion into the world of "Doctor Who", Andy. Nice to know its me costing you too, rather than the other way round ;-)

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  5. Simple but effective on Servant of Sutekh, the Nimon are coming along (bet you have considerably more than the BBC ever had!). The flesh hounds are also rather nice and would work well in a Dr Who setting too, but I'm sure they were far to expensive for Jez to consider them (or me for that matter!).

    Cheers Roger

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    1. Cheers Roger. That's the last of my Nimon (I think!) and considerably more than you ever saw on screen!! The hounds are currently five for £30 - which is cheap when you compare that Karanak is £15 on his own!!

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  6. Brilliant. Great job on the servant of Sutekh (also in my lead pile)!

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    1. Thanks Gordon. I'm looking forward to seeing yours all painted :-)

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  7. So there's me all DoctorvWho-y on my blog and what are you doing? Not only painting up MORE Doctor Who figures than me each week, but also painting a load of other stuff too! You're just making me look bad now...
    On a more serious note, do you own every Black Tree Doctor Who model or are there some that you decided just weren't up to scratch? I'm thinking of the Eighth Doctor as an example, as it doesn't really look like him imo. Just curious...

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    1. Sadly I don't own all the "Black Tree Design " minis for "Doctor Who" Jez, as I only recently really got back into them and a few are OOP as a result. However I do own the Eighth Doctor mini - and rather like him.

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  8. More Who love! This story theme is very dark and sinister, I like it.

    The original 1980's Flesh Hounds were so much easier to assemble than these ones. Pop the head on, file down mould lines and hey presto!

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    1. Thanks Dai. "Doctor Who" will slowly start taking a bit of a back seat as I push on with my Nurgle over the next few weeks.

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  9. Quite a bland model imo and difficult to really doing anything 'drastic' to him, but you've done a good job on him nevertheless. The horned 'parasite' looks very Egyptian to me, I like it a lot and looking forward to seeing the hounds in their finished 'glory'.

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    1. Cheers Joe. I rather like Sutekh's servant tbh, and only wish all my models were so straightforward to paint :-) The Nimon are obviously based upon the Greek mythological minotaur, so I thought having two alien races based upon ancient civilisations might work for a posting.

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  10. Nice work on the extra Nimon Simon. :)

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    1. Thanks Leon. Good to get some more done. One of my fave "Black tree Design" models.

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  11. Sutekh sent me a gift... and I didn't even get him a card. ;)

    Like the black and gold on the Nimons. Nicely done.

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    1. LOL Finch :-) The Nimon are nice straightforward sculpts imho.

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