The Unforgotten – Part 5

Oh why, oh why did I decide to tackle quite so many neglected models in what is, for me, one of the busiest months of the year? Never mind, I remain a man of my word and after far too long gathering dust, followed by a feverish session of painting over the weekend, the flesh hounds of Khorne are finished!

Flesh Hounds Convert Or Die (1)Flesh Hounds Convert Or Die (2)Flesh Hounds Convert Or Die (3)Flesh Hounds Convert Or Die (4)Flesh Hounds Convert Or Die (5)Flesh Hounds Convert Or Die (6)Flesh Hounds Convert Or Die (7)

The whole pack gathers for the hunt…

Flesh Hounds Convert Or Die (8)

…and is unleashed onto the world of mortals at the head of a legion of Khornate daemons.

Flesh Hounds Convert Or Die (9)

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22 responses to “The Unforgotten – Part 5

  • Alex

    Excellent mate, as noted before, I really like what you’ve done with these guys – well done for getting them finished!

  • imperialrebelork

    Good job Mr Wudu. I like that each one is a little different from the next. I’m curious though, why such a busy month at work? Are you a hit man but only get paid to kill those who celebrate a birthday in May?

    • Wudugast

      I am but there’s no stipulation that the murdering has to be carried out in May, just that they have to be born then. To be honest I like to take May off from that side of things, partly because I’m so busy with my other job and partly because although I’m a cold blooded assassin that doesn’t mean I want to spoil people’s birthdays. Nobody wants to get assassinated on their birthday after all.
      (Any members of MI6, the CIA, Interpol, Mossad, or anyone else who might be reading this and thinking about bundling me into an unregistered aircraft and water-boarding me in international airspace please give it a rest – I’m not really a hitman).
      Actually I work as an ecologist and nowadays a lot of my work is on wind-farm sites and other developments. It is a little bit like being a spy because I’m often working on sites that the developers haven’t even announced yet – and what we find there can determine whether or not they even go ahead with applying for consent to build. However I never get to assassinate anyone or leave a briefcase at a dead-drop so it’s not that much like being a spy. From mid-April to late-June is pretty full on for us with bird surveys, plus we’re doing lots of dawn and dusk work. I love my job but I honestly can’t pretend it’s a sexy as being a hitman.
      Glad you like the hounds, I tried to make each one just a tiny bit different, working in a little bit of green or red here and there, whilst still keeping the whole pack consistent.

      • imperialrebelork

        Ahaha I love how you ply along. I read somewhere that 1000’s of birds each year are killed by wind farms is that true?

      • Wudugast

        Sadly that is true. However the story isn’t a simple one. On the whole I think they are a good thing, the environmental impacts of fossil fuels are pretty devastating (especially climate change) and we all want the lights to stay on. I think it’s safe to say that we, as a global society, want hospitals for our sick, schools for our children, heat in the winter, comfortable homes, factories, science labs and computers so we can talk to people on the other side of the globe about miniatures, and to do that the electricity must flow. However accepting all the bad things that come with increased CO2 in the environment is throwing the baby out with the bathwater, I want electric but I don’t want it so badly I’m willing for the world to be shit to get it, especially not when there are better options. If we accept therefore that renewables are the solution then in my part of the world wind is the best option. Scotland has the potential to produce electricity from renewables in a big way, in fact we could be exporting a lot of it if there was better infrastructure to carry it to our neighbours – an area where investment has been sadly lacking so far. We have a lot of wind, rain and tide power we could be tapping into, enough for domestic use and to sell to other European countries to boot. An independent Scotland could be quite wealthy through green energy alone.

        Of course that doesn’t mean we should be ignoring environmental damage – far from it. Mostly it comes down to location – there are good and bad places to build wind farms. Fire-engines are good things but you don’t want one parked in your living-room. Likewise most wind farms do no real harm at all, but some of them are build in frankly stupid places and turn into complete disaster areas. There are some famous examples in Spain and California where huge wind farms were built on key migration routes. Large numbers of birds are concentrated by the landscape into small areas – and building a line of bird-mincing machines across the middle of has had predictably disastrous consequences.

        My job is to advice developers on what wildlife is using a site, and what the likely environmental impacts of building there will be – and of course not everyone listens. I’ve seen sites approved that I think are out and out vandalism, but I’ve also been on active wind farms that are packed with wildlife. Ultimately I reckon they’re like people, some are bad, some are awful, but most are good.

      • imperialrebelork

        Interesting mate. You are clearly passionate about your job and enjoy it too. I think they’re essentially a good thing but yeah I wouldn’t want a fire engine or a wind farm in my house.Maybe an ant farm though but not an Alien Ant Farm

      • Wudugast

        Oh wow – I’d completely forgotten about Alien Ant Farm. And to be honest I was much happier that way…

      • imperialrebelork

        Ahaha c’mon think about all the great hits they had!!!! Imagine if they released a best of haha. Them and Johnny Gil should release a best of. Do you know what band surprised me as one hit wonders? The Knack. My Sharona plays at every Bloody even known to man but it was their only hit.

      • Faust

        Ugh, just an ecologist! I liked the hitman background better. But wait…maybe you’re trying to throw easily duped IRO off your trail? Clark Kent glasses might fool IRO, but no way man, I’m seeing through it!

      • Wudugast

        Dammit – he’s onto me! *produces silencer from handy violin case*

      • Faust

        *fails bottle test*

  • Faust

    Nice work on getting these finished, they are quite awesome looking. 😀

  • heresyofus

    I like the colour choice you have chosen for these. I think they look much better than the standard red. Well done on getting so much painted as well. It’s something I definitely need to do 🙂

  • Ross

    That’s a solid little bunch of them you’re getting together. Now it just needs that shiny new one from Magore’s Fiends as a pack leader 😉

    • Wudugast

      I’ve been thinking that. However I’m pretty sure it’s just an edited version of the one from the AoS starter set, in which case it’s a little bit smaller than these (not masses, but enough to be noticeable). I do wish they’d do a whole pack to match the new ones though, these older ones are nice but the new ones really blow them out of the water.

  • Azazel

    Excellent work here mate – and one impressive completed pack of hounds!

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