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? 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.


22 responses to “War Eternal – Part 7

  • Alex

    Lookin’ good mate, in fact, he looks absolutely lethal! I like this paint scheme too btw 😉

  • 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! 🙂

    • 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 🙂

      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! 🙂 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 🙂

  • 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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