The sun shines, the spring blossoms sway in the breeze, and I’m at the office tending to the needs of undeserving people. In other words: High time for another blog update!
Since I have all these painted models lying about from previous projects that have that look in their (crookedly painted) eyes of “Please photograph me master, I love you master” I’ve decided to kick off a weekly series of updates about an old paintjob of mine. Henceforth, let’s call it Yesteryear Wednesday. Cute, isn’t it. As it’s been awhile since I’ve posted some Warhammer Fantasy stuff, let’s kick off with a unit of Chaos Knights.
This unit is the first, and currently only, of a Khorne-themed army which is to form part of a Grand Host of Chaos as per the Tamurkhan rules. For this reason, I chose to paint them with the same colours and techniques as my Beastmen which you’ve probably seen before on the blog. While the kit itself is really great, with lots of individuality to the five models, I slightly converted the models with Beastmen weapons and shields, and with heads from the regular Chaos Warriors. I wanted them to look slightly more feral to have them tie in better with the Beastmen themselves.
Painting was relatively straightforward, with most of the models being covered in metal. This was basecoated with macharius solar orange, washed with devlan mud and baal red, and then edged and weathered in one go with mithril silver. I wanted to do an orange army for the longest time, and it’s a relatively simple technique so I’m quite pleased with it. I really should get going with some more Chaos on the painting table, but it seems historicals have taken over; I’ve hardly painted a Warhammer Fantasy model since these Chaos Knights, last summer.
Speaking of knights: the Sarmatians are nearing completion. They won’t be done today or tomorrow, but I’ll certainly have them done by the end of the week. Until then!