I've made a start on painting the Daemon Legions, starting with Khorne as didn't want to keep him waiting in case he got angry (not a problem as Slaanesh enjoys the antici..*) .
The first thing I decided on was that each of the three Daemon Legions of Khorne are to have their own theme and colour scheme. I thought this might be more fun than having a sea of samey looking red Daemons. However, I decided on the larger of the Legions to have the archetypal Khornate red look to give the force as a whole a good Khornate looking core.
The second Legion, the smallest containing the Bloodletters riding Juggernauts, is to be 'fire and brass' themed, so the main colour is to be brass/gold, with brighter fiery colours added. I thought that this suited the heavy metal feel of the Juggernauts as well.
The third and final Legion, the one with the Flesh Hounds, I opted for a mixed colour scheme based on green and red. I didn't have a truly clear idea of what I wanted to achieve, so I thought I would experiment a little and see what happened.
I'm happy with the result, the Flesh Hounds have a weird magical look to them, still Khornate looking, but also in my opinion a little more general 'daemonic realms' looking. I have applied the idea to a test model Bloodletter, and the Legions Bloodthirster as well. It's a simple technique: black undercoat, then dry brush dab the colours on, starting with Citadel's Warpstone Glow, then Evil Sunz Scarlet, Troll Slayer Orange, and finally Yriel Yellow. The black under coat mutes the complementary green and red colours, allowing the later orange and yellow applications to look brighter.
The teeth were painted yellow, and the tongues dark purple with lighter purple. The collars were painted gold.
The Flesh Hound models are made up of three parts; the hindquarters; forequarters; and head. I have listed which of these I have used for the particular Flesh Hounds, although it was a little difficult to identify which head was which from the catalogue page (listed at the end of this blog entry) so I might have made an error!
They are lovely sculpted miniatures, quite dynamic and menacing, and quite large in comparison to Chaos Hounds and other warhounds.
On the left one of the is the Bloodthirster for the 'Fire and Brass' legion, whilst the one on the right is for the Multi-coloured legion.