Thursday, 14 February 2019

"Though They Are Savage Creatures At Heart..."

"...Daemons of the Blood God adhere to a strict supremacist hierarchy..."
These four 28mm plastic multi-part models of the Blood God’s Slaughter-kin come from the “Games Workshop” Daemons of Khorne Bloodletters boxed set for “Age Of Sigmar”, and consist of a Icon Bearer, Hornblower and two of their Hellblade-wielding brethren. The figures have all been assembled using the instructions found within the miniatures’ box, and having previously assembled a Gore-drenched Icon carrier for my Bloodletters unit, I decided this time round to build a daemon waving a Bloodsoaked Banner instead.

All of the scaly Chaos creatures were treated to a double-dose of “Vallejo” Heavy Red, generously washed with "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade and dry-brushed with (more) “Vallejo” Heavy Red. Having learnt some valuable lessons previously painting these daemons, I then turned my attention to their “jagged” hand-weapons, musical instrument and icon, and primed them with "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna before pigmenting them in a double-layer of Gold.
"...In which the most powerful and ferocious beings dominate all others."
In the past I’ve experienced the “Vallejo” Acrylic Model Colour frustratingly spattering my figures with tiny flecks of bright metallic paint, so I was keen to both wash these areas with "The Army painter" Strong Tone Quickshade and subsequently dry-brush them with (more) "Vallejo" Gold before moving on to the more detailed brushwork. This would allow me to ‘tidy up’ any irritating splashes of “Vallejo” Gold on their horns, “slavering jaws”, hands, hooves, back spines and sword hilts with “Citadel” Abaddon Black before gently blending these blackened areas in with the Bloodletter’s red limbs.

To finish the daemons off, I carefully picked out their numerous teeth using a combination of “Vallejo” White and “Citadel” Agrax Earthshade, and ‘dotted’ their eyes with a few spots of “Vallejo” Heavy Ochre. In addition, I gave their long snake-like tongues a base-coat of “Vallejo” Heavy Ochre and then drenched them in “Citadel” Reikland Fleshshade.
"Toon Realms" WIPs - One of King Victor's Royal Guard, Rookie the Dragonlord and a Men-At-Arms
The Bloodletter’s Bloodsoaked Banner was predominantly painted using a couple of layers of “Vallejo” Heavy Red, which was then heavily saturated in “Citadel” Carroburg Crimson and “The Army Painter” Strong Tone so as to give it a gory hue. The standard’s wooden parts were simply given a lick of “Heavy Sienna” and (more) Strong Tone, whilst it’s icon had some “Vallejo” Dark Vermillion sponged over it, before it was glazed with “Citadel” Bloodletter. Finally I applied an old Khorne “Games Workshop” decal to the front of the banner to help better tie the standard in with a daemonic follower of the Blood God.

Staying with Fantasy wargaming, albeit with a more humorous twinkle in the eye, I have also made some significant progress on three of the pilot pieces I'm painting up for my "Toon Realms" 'Forces of Light' army using the "Dragon Rampant" rule-set by "Osprey Games". Produced by "Lucid Eye Publications", I have almost finished layering both the first of King's Victor's Men-At-Arms and his Royal Guard, as well as the hero Rookie The Dragonlord...

18 comments:

  1. Bloodletters look ace possibly one of my fave daemons.

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    1. Thanks Simon, I hope ultimately to have 40 in two units of 20 in my 1,000 Point Khorne Army eventually. But for now I'm just settling on 20 in my 500 point force :-)

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    2. He’ll just have to be patient, Phil, LOL :-)

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    1. Cheers Fran. Hopefully I can get the rest done for next week’s AHPC deadline.

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  3. Great work on the Bloodletters Simon, The Toon Realms are coming along nicely too.
    Are you going to be at Beachead this weekend ?

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    1. Thanks Dave. Yes I’ll be at “Beachhead” tomorrow, as I’m hoping to pick up some final supplies prior to “Salute” LOL!!

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    2. I'll look out for you, Dave :-)

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  4. Cracking work on your Toon Realms figures.

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    1. Cheers Bryan. I’ve got some white to paint on the Royal Guard before I start shading them, but the Man-At-Arms is finished, and ready for washing etc. They’re lovely minis and I reckon a unit of each will look awesome on the tabletop; especially when it clashes with my skeleton forces :-)

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  5. Those bloodletters look great, nice job on those. I can't wait to see 500 points of red daemons massed together. I really like those toon realms minis, they look so characterful, and coming along nicely.

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    1. Thanks Undercoat. I think 40 Bloodletters would indeed be an awesome sight on the tabletop, but baby steps for now. Plus the “Toon Realms” stuff isn’t finished yet, and I’m really looking forward to some “Dragon Rampant” using them :-)

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  6. Ha, I do like the knights! Mind you, I can't help thinking of Monty Python when I look at them; don't quite know why...

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    1. Cheers Hugh. There is definitely something about the knights which rings of Monty Python - good shout!!

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  7. You must have quite a force of these Bloodletters by now and of course following the way GW games are, a flag-bearer is of course essential.
    Mor toony characters still to come...well I do like these and I'm looking forward to seeing the force finished.

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    1. Thanks Joe. I've actually only got fourteen normal Bloodletters finished to date, with another sixteen unfinished (or even unpainted). Definitely more "Toon Realms" to come :-)

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