My efforts to clear some of the clutter from my painting desk continue and today it’s the turn of two of the bigger miniatures that have been hoarding more than their fair share of space. Back in February when I started working on some Daughters of Khaine I called the series of posts “God of Murder” in honour of Khaine, the bloody-handed god that these elves worship. Inspired by painting up the warband I dug out these two Avatars of Khaine and got them assembled, reasoning that I could get them painted up fairly quickly. I wasn’t wrong either, actually painting them took next to no time at all. It’s just unfortunate that it took me the better part of a year to actually get on with it but we can’t have it all. Behold the God of Murder himself (or at least two statues of him, animated by dark and – presumably – gory magic).
I often thought of these as being rather small – at least in comparison to a lot of the other monsters that can be found roaming around in the age of Sigmar, but once I got these assembled it really came home to me how big they are, towering imposingly over the ordinary elves.
I’m still feeling very enthusiastic about these murderous she-elves so now I’ve got their dad’s statue collection up and running I’m hoping to tackle a few more of the Daughters themselves shortly.
December 8th, 2021 at 1:52 pm
Nicely done mate – quick and no doubt satisfying 😁👍
December 9th, 2021 at 6:31 pm
Cheers! Oh yes, no doubt about it; knocking out two big models like that in quick succession = extremely satisfying. 😎
December 8th, 2021 at 2:38 pm
Wow that is really impressive.
December 9th, 2021 at 6:32 pm
Thanks very much 🙂
December 8th, 2021 at 5:40 pm
Nicely done mate but my aren’t they huge!
December 9th, 2021 at 6:34 pm
Cheers! They’re big lads aren’t they? Mind you, if you’re going to run a sinister murder cult you need decently sized statues if you want to be taken seriously (…erm… so I’m told anyway…).
December 9th, 2021 at 5:40 pm
Loves me some Khaine. Brilliant-looking paint job!
December 10th, 2021 at 11:27 am
Cheers! He’s the coolest elven/lEdar god isn’t he? Or maybe he’s just the only one who’s name I can easily remember! 😀
December 10th, 2021 at 12:22 am
First off, these look great! What I’m curious about is how you managed to procure two of these! They come in $60-70 models. Someone must have been selling them separately as bits on eBay or some place like that?! Both versions of that Dark Elf “mini” look awesome to me so you can’t go wrong either way I figure. I wouldn’t mind seeing you paint a Cauldron of Blood come to think of it! I will say that Khaine does seem like he could be stand-in for a Dark Eldar as well 😀
December 10th, 2021 at 11:26 am
Ah, well there’s the thing, back int’ days of yore, when dinosaurs still roamed the earth and you could catch the charabanc to the seaside, have a lovely day out and buy a nice little cottage and still have change from half a crown, this Avatar model wasn’t that expensive. There weren’t any rules for it as a separate piece in WHFB so if you built the cauldron of blood without it you ended up with one spare. Lots of inventive hobbyists found uses for them, but lots of other less inventive but fiscally savvy hobbyists flogged them off cheap on ebay which is exactly how I got one (for just a few pounds as I recall). Then years later I bought the Start Collecting Daughters of Khaine set and thus acquired a second one. And yes, this does mean I have a cauldron of blood in the works as well..!
December 11th, 2021 at 12:07 am
That makes sense, mate and thanks for regaling me with your tole of the ol’ days too 😉 The bits market can be good for sellers and good for modelers. I’m glad you got in when it was good for modelers!
December 12th, 2021 at 7:21 am
He’s an evil looking bastard. He kind of reminds me of the goblin from Spiderman apart from the fact he’s silver and not green. Tidy work mate
December 13th, 2021 at 6:09 pm
Haha! Yes, I can totally see that now you mention it! 😀
June 27th, 2022 at 1:24 am
Nice work on the old Khaine statues! One day…
July 2nd, 2022 at 9:32 am
Thanks man! I seem to be saying this a lot at the moment but they were remarkably easy to do, especially for such big models. Sponge weathering, washes and a bit of Contrast did 90% of the work so that “someday…” could be sooner than you think. 😉