|"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"...