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.
Great idea for the coloured themed legions. Particularly like the brass/gold bloodlettersReplyDelete
Thank you. I am also working on some brass Bloodletters mounted on Juggernauts.Delete
Nice job on the colour schemes; it's good to see a Khorne force not in the classic red/black.ReplyDelete
I wanted a mix of colours rather than a sea of blood red, and something to give each legion a different feel and look.Delete
I really like the effects that you have achieved. I'm not a fan of the effects on the rear of the Bloodthirsters wings.ReplyDelete
Thank you. I am looking to blend the Bloodthirsters wings a little more to make it look less camouflage pattern!Delete
The flesh hounds look suitably menacing good job.ReplyDelete
Thank you, they are a joy to paint. Shame I never really bought more of them at the time.Delete
Always loved those... great job on them, very old school!ReplyDelete
They are lovely old school miniatures, lots of texture to the sculpts. Thank you.Delete
Nicely done. I rebased all of mine onto rounds recently and really wish I hadn't!ReplyDelete
Thank you. I was torn between round bases and the square, but decided I wanted the more fantasy look for the legions, similar to the photographs in the Slaves to Darkness book.Delete
Great work on the hounds Lee, almost a living lava feel to themReplyDelete
Thank you Dave, that was the sort of thing I was going for,a living fire.Delete
I like it. Very Good. Very happy.Delete
Yep agree with all the Gents here, you did a great job with those Hounds, The Dogface God is around you :)ReplyDelete
Thank you. It was fun to play around with the painting ideas.Delete
Arrgghh!!! A handsome collection and some wonderful classic color choices there!ReplyDelete
Thank you, I wanted to use the basic red/gold/black Khornate colour palette, but in different ways.Delete
Great Khorne and lava feel to those flesh hounds.ReplyDelete
Thank you, I wanted to give them a lava/heat look.Delete