War Eternal – Part 7

When I first planned out my little Khornate warband I planned to include a pair of flesh hounds. At the time they’d not long been released and a new models outdid their predecessors with ease. As I was planning to paint up a pack anyway what better opportunity to get started on them than this?ย However because I’ve been concentrating on other aspects of the warband it’s taken a while to actually get started on the hounds but at last the first one is ready to hunt.

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Readers with a head or maths will have noticed that despite my references to flesh hounds (plural) I’ve only actually painted one. The reasons for this are twofold. Firstly I used this model to test out some adjustments to my standard daemonic paint scheme. Although I’m very pleased with the results I wasn’t really feeling the urge to replicate it straight away. Secondly I’ve discovered a small group of bloodreavers which I’d assembled, undercoated and then forgot about. Rather than allow them to slip back into the unpainted pile this seems like a fine opportunity to get them wrapped up too so I think I’ll take it easy when it comes to painting daemonic dogs and take a crack at these barbarians next instead.

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22 responses to “War Eternal – Part 7

  • Alex

    Lookin’ good mate, in fact, he looks absolutely lethal! I like this paint scheme too btw ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Oh very cool. I really like the look of these. Am already thinking these would look good in a diorama along with a few Hasselfree figures. As if I haven’t got enough to do along comes another idea!

  • Ann

    I am liking these … the slate blue with the differentiation on the underbelly is quite effective and different than the red flesh hounds one is used to seeing. This one is definitely Pet Quality! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Wudugast

      Thanks Ann – yeah, I’d have a pet flesh hound if I could (although I don’t think I’d be forgiven if it ate the cat…). Glad you like the colour scheme, I’ve tended to do my daemons in slate-grey and/or off-white which I think looks good for any of the gods and helps to tie a mixed force together. Getting the flesh colours in there on the belly really adds something though I think, I’m curious to see what it looks like when I apply it to something like a bloodletter (or even a bloodthirster!)

      • Ann

        Yeah, that’d be a gig eating the cat. Best stick to loyalists and perhaps followers of Slaanesh. Oh yeah, psykers too, especially the ones that work at DMV or whatever/wherever you get your driver’s license renewed in your plane/country/universe/etc. of choice.

        That is a great color scheme and as you say I can see where it’d certainly tie a mixed force together.

    • backtothehammer

      Completely agree. The colours give them more of a menacing feel than the red

  • Alexis West

    Puppy! Cool scheme, nice to see something leaning more toward black than red for them. Makes them a bit subtler, and like they could just fade out of shadowy corners to spring on whoever they’re hunting. Shame about the join line down the middle of the face, tho. I wish they’d put a crest there, or split the head up differently (one top piece and then lower left/right, maybe).

    • Wudugast

      He’s a good boy! (…I think…).

      That description of them fading out the shadows is just perfect, I don’t think I’d really articulated it that way until you said it but yes, that’s exactly how they would be ๐Ÿ™‚

      Aye, the line down the face was a pain. Why do they still do that?! I did my best with it but sometimes they really don’t make it easy. Joining the two half of the head at the mandibles would have made it work nicely.

  • Pete S/ SP

    That is very cool- I love the texture you got into the coat.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

  • mcmattila

    I’m really liking the scheme as well! Leaving some fleshy red showing is a nice touch, brings certain realism to the model, I think.

    I’m struggling to come up with nice khorne schemes other than the default red, it’s great to see that there are others who manage better than me.

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! Fear not, I reckon when you find the scheme you’re looking for you’ll nail it! ๐Ÿ™‚ Personally I like painting daemons in natural/organic schemes, GW tends to emphasise their unnatural qualities (and I can see why) but I find something a bit more “realistic” just makes them that bit more scary.

  • imperialrebelork

    The paint scheme is spot on man.

  • ssspectre

    Great colour scheme, looks very sinister.

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! I picked that colour scheme about a decade ago now (makes me feel old!) for my original chaos marine army and even though it can be tricky I still really like it. Sinister was very much the vibe I was aiming for – glad you like it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • heresyofus

    You’re making me want to paint mine! Love the slate colour you’ve chosen, it works so much better than the usual red.

  • Azazel

    Really nice work here again (I feel like I’ve written that statement a dozen times this morning). The dark grey tones do look really effective on a Fleshhound, and I think the deep red underbelly adds a lot to it as well. I’m almost tempted to paint a small contingent of my Khorne Daemons in a more ashen colour scheme over the shades-of-red I had planned. We’ll have to see when he time comes, I guess.

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