|"Slay without pity; triumph without remorse."|
These two 28mm "finely detailed plastic" Bloodletters have been built using some “parts and accessories” found within the Bloodletters of Khorne kit manufactured by “Games Workshop”, and have been super-glued upon "Citadel" 32mm Round bases. Accompanied by my previously painted Musician, and ‘captained’ by a Bloodhunter, these are the last of the Blood God's (basic) followers I plan to paint in order to field an allied unit of Khorne daemons as support for my ever-expanding “Age Of Sigmar” Host of Nurgle.
Each “implacable and blood-hungry” warrior was given an undercoat of “Vallejo” Heavy Red and treated to a heavy wash of "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade, before being dry-brushed with more “Vallejo” Heavy Red. With their basic layering done, the “Slaughter-kin” next had their horns, hands, hooves, spines and sword hilts 'picked out' with “Citadel” Abaddon Black. Some of these areas were subsequently blended into the surrounding red flesh and both Bloodletters' Hellblades were painted with "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna and then Gold.
|"Heroclix" WIPs - Doctor Strange, Steel and Nightmare|
As a final touch I picked out the Chosen of Khorne's teeth with White and their snake-like tongues with Heavy Ochre. Both areas were lastly washed with "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade and Reikland Fleshshade respectively.
In between assembling, basing and priming a significant number of models for the start of next week’s Seventh Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge, I have been busily trying to clear some space on my painting table by completing a number of partially-finished “Heroclix” miniatures from ‘yesteryear’.
Arguably the most complicated of these past projects, and one whose selection has been inspired by the 2016 theatrical release of Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange”, is my old re-based “Wizkids” plastic miniature of the Sorcerer Supreme. Unfortunately, time has not been terribly kind to one of the first “Heroclix” figures manufactured (c. 2002), especially because of its horrendously thick pre-paint, so I am having to make do without priming and instead apply my brush tip directly over the existing colour scheme as if it were the undercoat. This technique will hopefully work well enough for the majority of the Master of the Mystic Arts, but I’m a little concerned as to how much perceptible detail will be visible once I start painting the former-surgeon’s famous beard…
|"Sherlock" WIPs - Based and primed, ready for the Seventh Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge|
Fortunately, neither my figures of Nightmare or Steel appear to have the same issue, and as a result both appear to require fairly straightforward paint-jobs. Indeed, the evil ruler of the "Dream Dimension" and the notable Man of Steel seem so well-detailed that I’m not sure why I actually stopped progressing them in the first place.
Two models which have recently come into my possession, and may still be available to buy from “Crooked Dice Game Design Studio”, are an Investigative Academic and his Dependable Deputy. Undoubtedly owing a smidgeon of inspiration from the 2010 television crime drama “Sherlock”, these two miniatures have already been ‘made ready’ for the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge and will hopefully soon grace my “7TV” tabletop.