|"That first arc of hot blood through the air."|
This 28mm scale "push-fit, red plastic" miniature of Blooded Saek forms part of the "Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire" starter set produced by "Games Workshop", and can also be used to represent a "warrior of a murderous band of Khorne-worshippers, called Garrek's Reavers" in the Nottingham-based company's "Age Of Sigmar" tabletop wargame as well. Having "lost himself entirely to the red rage of Khorne" and therefore "only able to speak bestial growls and blood-chilling screams", this warrior "is an essential fighter" for the Blood Reavers warband, whose "great axe excels at killing fighters".
Primarily undercoated with "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone to help mask the model's vivid red plastic, the deadly juggernaut's trousers were painted with "Vallejo" Black, whilst his leg armour and belly plate, were both treated to a combination of Heavy Sienna, Brass and "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade. In addition, Saek's chains and double-axe blades were given a layer of "Citadel" Ironbreaker, before being shaded with Nuln Oil.
|Garrek's Reavers WIPs - The final two warriors of the warband|
The mortal fighter's belt, numerous straps, and wrist-guard were 'picked out' with some "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna and Strong Tone Quickshade. Plus his loincloth and cloth pouch were given a double-coat of "Vallejo" Heavy Red and subsequently a healthy splash of "Citadel" Nuln Oil. The berserker's dark skin was created using Doombull Brown, a thin-line of "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone across his many scars, and an application of "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade over all these areas.
The miniature's skull mask was originally given a coat of "Vallejo" Dead White, before being washed with Pale Grey. It was then 'bloodied' using a combination of "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson and the glaze Bloodletter. Finally, in order to ensure themodel fitted in with my Chaos Host for "Age Of Sigmar", I painted its highly-detailed base with "Citadel" Doombull Brown, Rakarth Flesh and "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade. I also highlighted a tiny tentacle rising from out of the ground using a dab of "Vallejo" Heavy Khaki and "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green.
|Foamasi WIPs - The alien has been primed, shaded and dry-brushed|
Having recently attended the Portsmouth Comic-Con at the city's Guildhall recently, I was rather pleased to spend a few minutes chatting to the truly generous David Bulbeck. The actor "appeared in several Doctor Who episodes" in the Early Eighties, including "The Leisure Hive" in which he played one of my favourite Tom Baker monsters, a Foamasi.
As a result I have located my "Black Tree Design" model of the 'stocky, reptilian humanoid', and rather enthusiastically based, primed, shaded and dry-brushed the figure already using "Vallejo" Heavy Green and "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green. I now simply need to paint the alien's three clawed hands and red eyes for the radiation resistant extra-terrestrial to be finished....