|"...Their deafening clarion call resounding in the enemy's ears..."|
These three 28mm “Slaughter-kin” have been built using the "finely detailed plastic" Bloodletters of Khorne kit produced by “Games Workshop” for “Age Of Sigmar”, and were assembled to not only depict two of “the Blood God’s followers”, but also the unit’s musician known as a Hornblower; an especially fearsome Khorne daemon who causes opponents to “re-roll [their] Battleshock Tests of 1 for units that are within 6 inches” of the instrumentalist.
“Festooned with rippling muscles, [and] knotted sinews”, all three of the figures were treated to two layers of “Vallejo” Heavy Red before being generously washed with "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade. The “blood-hungry” warriors were then dry-brushed with more “Vallejo” Heavy Red and, as I am still very much enamoured with a colour scheme depicted within “The General’s Handbook”, had all their horns, hands, hooves, spines and sword hilts undercoated with “Citadel” Abaddon Black. Afterwards, most of these ‘blackened’ areas were blended into the surrounding spotted skin courtesy of some careful dry-brushing.
|"...Even as the Bloodletters' blades, claws and fangs rip through their flesh."|
With the majority of the Bloodletters’ flesh completed, I subsequently turned my attention to their formidable Hellblades, as well as the musician’s great horn, by priming the weapons/instrument with "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna. These parts were then treated to a double layer of Gold, a hearty wash of "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade and a robust dry-brush using more “Vallejo” Gold.
Finally, I painted all of the Crimson Death’s teeth with White and their forked tongues with Heavy Ochre, before washing them with "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade and Reikland Fleshshade respectively.
|The Mausoleum WIPs - Three long-dead skeleton warriors in various states of completion|
Having made a nice sizeable ‘dent’ in my Bloodletter backlog for “Age Of Sigmar”, I have momentarily turned my attention back to the horde of skeletons by “North Star Military Figures” I want to field for the “Frostgrave” scenario entitled “The Mausoleum”. I’ve now developed quite a productive little painting line of miniatures, having added a fourth sculpt to my current queue, and am resultantly progressing through their soiled garments and ragged clothes apace.
However, with my eye on the imminent commencement of the Seventh Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge, I am a little wary of beginning work on any new models unless it be to simply prime their base with my usual “Citadel” Abaddon Black or undercoat the mini itself with an appropriately pigmented paint. Any miniature I progress beyond this initial stage won’t unfortunately be eligible for entry and as my target once again is 500 points (approximately 100 x 28mm miniatures over three months) I am rather keen to make every stroke of my paintbrush count.