I’ve been trying to work out a colour scheme for my Corpse Grinder Cultists and at last I think I’ve got something I’m happy with. Here’s initiate He Who Cuts modelling his new work wear. Before we look at the final piece here he is prior to being liberally splattered with gore. As you can see the paint job isn’t perfect but I didn’t see the point in breaking my neck over it if I was just going to cover it up with Blood For The Blood God technical paint!
And here he is suitably blood splattered after a hard day of unrelenting violence.
Overall I’m pleased with the way this colour scheme works on the initiates but I’m curious about how it’ll look on the more heavily armoured butchers, cutters and skinners so I’ll test it out on one of them next before rolling it out to the rest of the gang.
May 8th, 2020 at 6:19 am
Paintjob looks good! That posing looks a lot like the old plastic Goliaths, although it’s fitting for these heavily muscled guys.
May 8th, 2020 at 10:34 pm
Cheers! I hadn’t noticed that until now but you’re quite right, there’s a distinct similarity. I think it suits these guys quite nicely though, the Goliaths aren’t the only musclemen on the block anymore!
May 8th, 2020 at 6:22 am
Paint job and colour selection look very good to me and the amount of blood and gore is spot on too.
May 8th, 2020 at 5:53 pm
Cheers! I wanted him gory but not so much so that it left me with nowhere to go when it comes to painting the more senior (and more violent) members of the gang. Bet IRO is going to come along and demand more gore though! 😂
May 8th, 2020 at 8:40 am
Very cool – he actually looks like he might work in food production!
May 8th, 2020 at 10:38 pm
Cheers! 🙂 Hmmmm… Perhaps after forty thousand years of childish tantrums induced by tasting inferior soufflés Gordon Ramsay is the Lord of Skin and Sinew…
May 9th, 2020 at 9:50 am
He’s got Gore in his name… seems likely 😂
May 8th, 2020 at 10:36 am
I do like the blood splatter mate, very effective, something I’m yet to master!
May 8th, 2020 at 10:55 pm
Thank you! Blood splatter is easy (seriously, even I can do it!). It used to be a bit faffy, using red paint and then painting gloss varnish over it but (at risk of sounding like a GW salesman!) their Blood for the Blood God special effect paint is great for creating blood effects.
First put down some tissues or old newspaper to protect the surfaces from any excess paint. I also tend to do my blood splatter in the sink (not full of water of course) – it’s nice easy environment to clean up if required. Put some tissue over any part of the model that you don’t want to be bloody (in this case I wanted it all over him, but you might want to cover the face, or just get blood on the weapons for example). Get yourself a cheap toothbrush, put a bit of Blood for the Blood God on the bristles and flick it onto the model until it’s looking gory enough. Do not accidentally use the toothbrush afterwards… Hope that’s helpful 🙂
May 10th, 2020 at 2:10 am
Thanks Wuda It sounds like a good way of doing it ,I’ll try it out down the track after I get hold of some of that Blood.
May 8th, 2020 at 1:25 pm
Fine work and the splatter is just right.
May 9th, 2020 at 8:26 am
Cheers! That’s what I was hoping for, gory but not entirely soaked in the stuff 🙂
May 8th, 2020 at 1:51 pm
Looks great- enough blood without goingf overboard either.
May 9th, 2020 at 8:29 am
Thank you! I wanted him looks bloody enough to really emphasise the Khornate affiliation without leaving myself with nowhere to go when it comes to the more senior members of the gang.
May 9th, 2020 at 5:49 pm
He looks like an angry young man! You seem to have a lot of Khorne on the go at the moment, will these be your next gang do you think?
May 10th, 2020 at 9:24 am
What can I say apart from “Blood for the Blood God!!” 😉 I do have a fair amount of Khorne and Nurgle on the painting desk at the moment but somehow painting Nurgle in a pandemic doesn’t seem quite right so the Khorne models are jumping up the queue. That said I did spend some time yesterday assembling a bunch of Tzeentchian cultists, and I dug out some Slaaneshi bits I’ve got a plan for, so the other gods won’t be left behind.
As for these being my next gang I would like to tackle them soon but I’ve been claiming I’m going to work on Cawdor “soon” since the kit for them was first released a couple of years ago so I’m determined to put my paints where my mouth is and do something with them before anything else.
May 11th, 2020 at 10:20 pm
Let there be blood. 🤘🏼🤘🏼🤘🏼 He’s cool man. I haven’t really liked the look of the CG’s but seeing him up close I’m thinking the bodies could be good for kitbashing. I’m not a fan of the head sculpt on all the models. What is that thing around their head? This isn’t a slant against your character and paint work my friend. 😉
May 13th, 2020 at 7:39 am
Yeah, that headgear is pretty weird isn’t it? As far as I can work out it’s part helmet, and partly supposed to stop him biting people in battle (why? He’s a Khornate cannibal, surely biting people is his thing? Maybe the idea is that it prevents him from just stopping to eat the first guy he kills and letting the others get away, or regrouping and killing him whilst he’s distracted, or something?). I love the bigger Corpse Grinders but the Initiates did take a bit of getting used to, mostly down to the heads. I did think about using different heads but I couldn’t find anything I really liked to replace them with, and this is a gang which benefits from some visual consistency I think, so in the end I stuck with it. Plus this one actually features my least favourite head in the set so hopefully it’ll bother me less from now on! I do wonder if they’ll ever do alternative heads for them from Forge World like they have with the other gangs. Oh and whilst we’re having a moan would it have killed them to put straps across his chest so that the buckles don’t just end at his collar bone. I know that if you look closely they appear to be pierced through his actual flesh (very grimdark!) but held at arm’s length, as a model normally would be, it looks like there’s something missing (i.e. it looks like there should be an armour plate over his chest and I’ve forgotten to attach it. Which there isn’t and I haven’t). Anyway, that’s my morning’s rant done, glad you like him in spite of his weird headgear! 😀
May 13th, 2020 at 11:33 am
Haha always happy to read the rants mate. Guess what? I bought a box of corpse grinders haha. I’ll see how I go with the heads.
May 14th, 2020 at 7:24 am
Mwahahaha! I have led you astray! Seriously, I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with, I’m surprised you haven’t gone for this one already – it’s packed with brutal looking weapons, evil masks, skulls, all the good things! Since we started this chat I’ve been thinking about the kit a lot more, it’s struck me that until now I’ve been focussed on taking things like the skull masks, axes etc and applying them to other Khornate models (World Eaters, AoS Blades of Khorne etc). However I could equally strip all the Khornate bits off a model and end up with a (rather hench) Imperial workman. Definitely food for thought there – I’ll see where it goes 🙂
May 14th, 2020 at 11:46 am
I think it was purely the heads putting me off but off but mehhh, everything is convertible 😉
June 28th, 2020 at 2:07 am
Nice work – and an interesitng scheme you’ve gone for – more in terms of going “realistic” with the work clothes rather than all-red & brass!
July 1st, 2020 at 8:12 pm
Cheers! The way I see it if you make the workers in your meat-packing plant wear red and brass uniforms then you’ve only got yourself to blame when they start worshipping Khorne!
July 1st, 2020 at 11:21 pm
Makes perfect sense!
August 16th, 2020 at 10:59 am
I hope He Who Cuts and his crew have a He Who Washes at home if that are going to run around in white!
August 16th, 2020 at 9:03 pm
Haha! Aye, too true – I’ve often thought that about the various Khorne worshipping forces across the GW ranges – if they’re always killing things in a berserk rage how come they aren’t filthier by now? Sooner or later they have to settle down and give their armour a scrub – which I think is a wonderful image, especially when it comes to the likes of the World Eaters! 😀