This week has seen me start of painting up two of the Khorne Slaughterpriests I’ve got, which seems to be a common theme due to the one being given away for free on the September 2016 issue of White Dwarf. Because I’ve no real time constraints or pressures I’m spending a bit longer on painting them up rather than the fairly standard paint jobs I’ve done on the rest of my Bloodbound.
Now don’t get me wrong the Warhammer TV videos by Duncan which I’ve used are brilliant and produce well above tabletop quality models – they’ve allowed me to get a playable army painted in under six months after-all. What I’m not keen on is the finish on the flesh, which although fine for a rank and file model lacks the depth and tone I personally like for character models.
Because I’m spending a bit more time I’m going to post a few articles on what I’ve been doing and explain what colours and paints I’m using – thought it’s a bit more interesting than my usual procrastination 🙂
Last night was very productive but not on a modelling front. I got home late as I loitered around due to an un-forecast rain deluge and grabbed some meatballs and minced beef. When I got home I did the washing up, cooked tea and prepared a chilli con carne in the slow cooker for dinner this evening (just add rice ; ) Scarily once we’d eaten it was gone half nine and I had to help the other half dye her hair so I didn’t pick up a brush until well past eleven.
I did make a start on some of the demon faces on the armour which I think are going to look quite reasonable. I also took a much better photo of my Chaos Lord this morning (see left).
I hit a point last night where I was struggling to concentrate on what I was painting – black is a notoriously draining colour to paint onto, especially at night, so I began to snip off the miniatures on one of the three sprues I have for Dark Vengeance. To this end I’ve also done a Review on the Dark Vengeance Boxed Set.
The Dark Vengeance boxed set contains some of the nicest Chaos miniatures that Games Workshop have produced (at least in my opinion). The Chaos Chosen and Lord are ‘spiky’ but hold true to their original Space Marine form and the spikes are more ‘warped’ than just poked on decorations. The poses also make them appear larger and more experienced (they are 10,000 years old after all). The twenty cultists are also very nice miniatures although there is a certain amount of repetition.
Games Workshop has also released a new Chaos Champion (in plastic) that is identical in style and a plastic box set of Raptors/Warp Talons that fit into this new style. I’m looking forward to seeing what else is in the pipeline (if anything!)
The Chaos Lord is the first miniature in a very long time that I’ve actually been inspired to get hold of and paint in a traditional sense and I bought one online for £5. Not long after I received him a friend also offered me the whole Chaos side from the boxed set as he had no interest in them. To this end I used my miniature to get back into the swing and experiment with the new paints.