Tuesday, 28 May 2019

"A Supernatural Blade That Cleaves Through Enemy Units."

"Forged from pure rancour, a Wrath-axe is Khorne's hatred incarnate."
This huge four-piece hard plastic 28mm scale model of a Wrath-Axe can be bought as part of the Judgements Of Khorne boxed set by "Games Workshop", and "is a manifestation of Khorne’s otherworldly anger." Summoned by a Khornate priest, "should their fury be worthy of the Blood God’s favour",  the "supernatural blade scrapes across the ground" hitting enemy units on a 2+ and causing them to suffer either D3 and D6 mortal wounds (potentially both).

Initially undercoated with two layers of "Vallejo" Heavy Orange, "Khorne’s hatred incarnate" was washed with "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson and dry-brushed with (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Orange. The skull-infested flames were then highlighted using "Vallejo" Heavy Ochre and later on, some Iraqi Sand.
Sharaz Jek Android WIPs - The robots have been primed and dry-brushed
The axe itself, whose shaft proved particularly difficult to reach with a brush-tip due to my naive decision to fully assemble the model prior to painting it, was primed in "Citadel" Abaddon Black, and subsequently treated to a combination of Ironbreaker and Nuln Oil. The giant supernatural weapon was finished by dry-brushing "its razor edge" using some (more) "Citadel" Ironbreaker, and having its iconography 'picked out' with "Vallejo" Gold and "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade.

With the last of my Judgements of Khorne completed, I have turned my attention to the much more straightforward subject of pigmenting another batch of Sharaz Jek Androids by "Black Tree Design". Disappointingly, these'll probably be the last of the company's "Doctor Who" miniatures range that I will be purchasing, as the last few orders I have made with them have proved troublesome at best. This particular array of robots, along with some armoured Sea Devils and a pair of Myrka, were purchased at the start of March and seemingly required a few prompts before they finally arrived over two months later...
Your Hobby Place Knight Mascot, Game Kastle Knight Mascot, and Gruf The Bear WIPs
In addition I have been busy basing and priming some more "Toon Realms" miniatures by "Lucid Eye Publications". I've currently got a fair few of King Victor's armoured knights on my painting table, so thought I'd add a couple of characters to their number in the shape of the Game Kastle Knight Mascot (n.b. I have filed away the G.K. on his shield) and Your Hobby Place Knight Mascot.

As I'm basing my Men of the West army upon J.R.R. Tolkien's Gondor, I aim to have one of these two heroes 'play the role' of Faramir, with the other probably representing Captain Ingold; who guarded the northern gate of the Rammas Echor. I also couldn't resist applying some paint to Grüf The Bear, whose hulking size and marvellous pose made me immediately think of Beorn the Skin-changer in his bestial form.

16 comments:

  1. That looks pretty cool dude nice work. The paint queue is plodding along at a good pace.

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    1. Thanks Simon. Pleased to have got my Khorne up to 750 points. Just need to spend another month working on the last 250 points to bring it up to a round 1000 points :-)

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  2. I haven't lifted a brush for over a week, so thanks for the nudge Simon :-)
    Very smart turnout yet again, the axe is looking cool and I'm looking forward to seeing how the androids turn out, but the Toons win it for me again;-)

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    1. Cheers Greg, you're more than welcome ;-) The androids should be finished soon, as should the "Toon Realms" stuff, as they're all simple enough paint-jobs.

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  3. Nicely done with the axe. I had to Google the Sharaz Jek, I missed that episode. Not much visual on Google but they will soon be done given the black and silver pallet that I have seen. Is there a`leader' to join them, wears a black and white face mask and has a thing for Peri, given the video clip I watched?

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    1. Thanks Phil. I will be adding Sharaz Jek himself to the mix, as I'm painting him alongside his handiwork.

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  4. The wrath axe is a thing of beauty!

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    1. Cheers Fran, I'm rather pleased with how it turned out :-)

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  5. What an unusualodel that Wrath Axe is. I'm still trying to work out what the flaming bit is - is it where the axe has struck the ground and caused this geyser of flames? A little confused by this, but it's certainly visually striking (pun unintended).

    On a side note, are you joining in with Forgotten Heroes this year? Slight change to the rules this year and it has an actual theme. Just thought I'd nudge you if you'd missed the announcement.

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    1. Hi Jez. The axe is appearing from out of the flames, so the flames seem to be pushing the axe along the ground - representing Khorne's anger.

      No "Forgotten Heroes" for me this time round, as I've a ton of "Games Workshop" plastic to get through so I can get some "Blood Bowl" in, amongst more "Age Of Sigmar" and "Warhammer 40K".

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  6. Love the special effect on the blade!

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  7. While I like the axe, it's the armoured knights and the bear that steal the show here for me. Such lovely miniatures these are.
    Nevertheless, great paintjob on the axe, especially on the blade.

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    1. Cheers Wouter, very much appreciated. The "Toon Realms" stuff certainly seems to be getting some love :-)

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