Progesss on the Khorne Bloodbound
The bank holiday has really allowed me to crack into this project and I’m really pleased to say that (excluding the bases), the Bloodsecretor and first Blood Warrior are actually finished and I’m now working on the remaining four Blood Warriors and the Skullgrinder. These are all up to the point where I’ve given them a wash and started to edge highlight all of the metals which I’ll be honest and say takes forever 🙁
I also jumped in and have assembled ten of Bloodreavers, I’m still undecided on if I’m going to keep these as part of my army or not. Although I don’t dislike the miniatures I just prefer Bloodbound with more armour.
As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m following the Khorne Bloodbound painting tutorial off Warhammer TV, this provides the foundation for the majority of armoured Mortal miniatures in the army.
I’ll not go into the whole recipe here as you’re better off watching the video! One observation I will make is that rather than using the Layer version of Runefang Steel for the metal edge highlight, using the Airbrush version is actually slightly better (needs a good shake though). It means you don’t need to thin it and it applies more crisply than a watered down equivalent. If I’m honest, the best would be Vallejo Model Air Steel, however it dries out really quickly and adds unnecessary faff into what should be a quickish paint method.
Age of Sigmar Open Day
Warhammer World have just announced the Age of Sigmar Open Day on Saturday 13th August. As with the Forge World Open Day, tickets are a very reasonable £12.50 which includes access to the Exhibition hall. I’ve picked up my ticket so now need to sort out trains and hotels – I’ll be travelling up on the Friday and staying over Saturday with the intention of heading off some point on the Sunday.
Win a £50 Games Workshop Voucher (Twitter)
I’m a fairly recent Twitter convert, having only recently realised what a rich repository of miniature related items it actually is (rather than a place to show photos of your food or describe your toilet habbits). One of the accounts I follow is @warhammer_aos, who are running a competition until the 11th June.
Basically find their competition tweet; like it, retweet and then send a picture of an Age of Sigmar miniature to them and you’ll be in for a shout to win a £50 Games Workshop voucher. They’ve not had very many entries so far which is a bit of a shame – but does mean that the chance of winning is increased. I’m intending to paint up one of the Heroes from the Silver Tower Heroes box once they arrive from Element Games.
Wrap Up and Challenge
Well that’s pretty much it for this week, despite it being a bank holiday I’ve been pretty focussed on my Khorne Bloodbound so not masses of variety to show. This coming week will largely be more of the same! The weekend of the 11th/12th is a gaming weekend playing Silver Tower and Age of Sigmar so I’m aiming to finish off the miniatures I’m currently doing and plough as far into the Khorgorath as I can. I also want to assemble the remaining ten Bloodreavers
Finish Blood Warriors & Skullgrinder
Assemble remaining ten Bloodreavers