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Daemonic Essence Remade

Warp Daemon Khorne

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So back in 7th edition I like many others have before me fell for the flavour of the month when the Khorne Daemonkin was released and decided that I would start a new army! I threw together a few boxes of Bloodletters, some Berzerkers and a few other bits and bobs and voila I had myself an army. The two old bloodthirsters certainly helped padding out the points. It was a rushed army back when I was a worse painter and I can't say I put a lot of work and effort into it and thusly it looked terrible and since the Khorne Daemonkin are no longer with us they've been stuffed out in a box somewhere so that I didn't need to look at them.

 

Behold some (admiteddly terrible) pictures of what they looked like.

 

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While I learned to paint the colour red reasonably well I cannot say I ever finished a single model, seeing as nothing was ever based. Recently I have been itching to play Warhammer 40.000 again however and since I am still in limbo regarding what to do with my Ultramarine force I wanted something else. At first I made longing looks at a few armies but I've no large sums to spend on lots of boxes beyond what I already have so in the end I dug out my old box of discarded daemons. With some quick maths I figured out what I could muster around a 1500 points in daemons if I put it all together. 

 

All in all as things stand I rougly have.

x1 Bloodthirster (Old puny metal one)
x1 Daemon Prince
x2 Heralds (Bloodmasters?)

x30 Bloodletters (x2 Squads of 15)

x9 Flesh-Hounds (Fantasy Hounds)
x3 Bloodcrushers

x1 Skullcannon
x1 Soul Grinder

 

A neat little army if I can get it all done. I decided I wanted to try and go a bit different from the usual red colours since I had already done that a lot. Recently much of my painting has been focused on the more grimy looking monsters part so figured I can try that for the bloodletters as well. It makes for a pretty quick paint job focused on washes and today I took a bloodletter, primed over the old paintjob and gave it a go.

 

Here is my first test miniature.

 

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Not 100% done obviously but enough there to see what I'd be going for. Are a few details I am still on the fence on, the red sword for one which did not came out in a way I am overly thrilled about, I also need to decide for a way to paint the eyes to make them stand out and the biggest choice will be how to base them. The majority do have sand on the bases so I am stuck with that, my current idea is trying to go for some manner of dark grey landscape with snow, perhaps with blood and dead grass details.

 

Any thoughts?


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I quite like the scheme and think it has a lot of potential. A talented artist on FB has done something similar that reminds me of yours, could look to do a base scheme that emulates him:

 

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Glowing pink/purple/red eyes would be my pick


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Those are some really striking horrors Loss, maybe I will try and do something similar if I get to adding non-Khorne forces to this. One of the charms with a more neutral scheme is (to me) being able to make different daemons tie together still. 

 

I did some more work on the test miniature today, a few failures with the base trying to emulate what the more talented artist than me above had managed. Settled on a pretty basic stone/snow theme in the end. Here is how the bloodletters looks currently.

 

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I've been fantasizing about this scheme on Bloodletters for years! Kudos!



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Threw together another 5 today as I try to not go mad from painting assembly style, it is not something I have liked doing but with these it seems pretty alright. Another two and I am one third through the Bloodletters at the very least. Taking group photos is always difficult but this one is not too bad on the focus atleast.

 

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At some point I plan to reward myself with something different to paint albeit in a similar scheme. As I dug around some other bitz boxes I found this little guy I picked up at a convention some year ago.

 

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What's a better reprieve from bloodletters than older bloodletters afterall. I figure I will use him as a Herald, or Bloodmaster now I think it is? So suited him onto a 32mm base to stand out a bit beyond his aesthetic. I have not fully decided what colour the armour should be on the daemons with such things but my current thinking is dark to contrast the pale bloodletters.


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They came out pretty good so far looking forward to seeing more!



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Feeling motivated I set out to finish a squad of ten with instrument, icon and all. Sadly on the second priming disaster struck and I ran out of Corax White. Putting a damper on this little project for a few days atleast. But I got the icon done just before bed at the very least. I struggled for awhile with how to paint the banner but in the end I settled with a very literal view on Banner of Blood and just copied the swords, albeit with some heavier sections to give a dripping effect.

 

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Finally got the primer delivered after a few troubles to today ended up being big primer day.

 

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20 Bloodletters and a Daemon Prince ready for repainting.



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These are great. It's always interesting to see Bloodletters that aren't red, and this scheme suits the minis very nicely.


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Had a rather productive time and banged out the 20 Bloodletters, the Daemon Prince and near done on the Soul Grinder. 

 

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So as things stand currently.

 

x1 Bloodthirster (Old puny metal one)
x1 Daemon Prince
x2 Heralds (Bloodmasters?)

x30 Bloodletters 

x9 Flesh-Hounds (Fantasy Hounds)
x3 Bloodcrushers

x1 Skullcannon
x1 Soul Grinder

 

So rather good progress, especially compared to my usual pace. I am uncertain what to do with the flesh-hounds though, in comparison to the current lovely miniatures I feel the fantasy warhounds a bit lacking, and they are all attached to old biker bases. Any opinions there?


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looking good!



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I need your paint recipe, to get an idea of what I'm doing. I've seen pale Bloodletters done before and I want to do a set. I've got Bloodletters in the works for Christmas, and I wanna do them like this.


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I need your paint recipe, to get an idea of what I'm doing. I've seen pale Bloodletters done before and I want to do a set. I've got Bloodletters in the works for Christmas, and I wanna do them like this.

 

For the skin it is super simple. Just a Corax White primer, then a wash of Agrax and then Reikland Fleshshade on the pink bits, over warts and other texture points on the skin, hands/feet/face.

 

Today I worked on an old conversion I had lying around using the Herald pieces from the Blood Throne unit and the most Bloodletter-esque bitz of the Skullreaper box set. Not my best work but he will make do as a Bloodmaster.

 

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Looks good I really dig the khorne skull on the horns!



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Started working on the Bloodcrushers, did a bit of thinking on the colour of the Juggernauts and figured they could use more contrast so I settled on very dark mounts and the same pale Bloodletters. Been making good time on going through my old heap of plastic which is nice, had a long stint of not painting much at all. It is encouraging to have a proper project oncemore.

 

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I like it think it looks good seeing the different ways people paint things, rather than just the cookie cutter ones.



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Torbenos, you have really done a good job with those pale Bloodletters! I have never been very fond of Khorne models, and the Bloodletters always left me cold, but with this colour scheme I like them! I look forward to seeing the pale Bloodletters as riders for the juggernauts, that will make them look rather unique. 



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Glad folks are liking the look of them.

 

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x1 Bloodthirster (Old puny metal one)
x1 Daemon Prince
x1 Bloodmaster
x1 Bloodmaster


x30 Bloodletters 

x9 Flesh-Hounds (Fantasy Hounds)
x3 Bloodcrushers

x1 Skullcannon
x1 Soul Grinder


Edited by Torbenos, 03 November 2019 - 05:30 PM.

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Looks great!



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Started to experiment with the colour scheme outside of the Khorne realm for the first time as I struggled with the many details on the Skullcannon. Dug out some Plague Marines I had from one of the smaller 8th edition starting boxes and the lovely Syll'esske which the girlfriend gave me as a gift earlier this year. Not so sure if I got it working with the marine, I tried to use the "skin" colour on the armour with accents of red.

 

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Suggestion: Photograph dark-colored models (like the Juggernauts) against a light-colored background, and vice versa. The contrast will make your models easier to see.

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 Will keep that in mind Bjorn, I am quite a lacking photographer sadly. 

 

Thanks for the kind comments Kolgrim and AstralPanda.

 

Today I dug out an old Exalted Champion miniature I had once made out from a AoS kit. Back then I tried to paint it in a white and red colour scheme which I struggled with greatly. Decided to try this new scheme on it as well. Not entierly happy with how it turned out but it's workable, tried to give a bit of a biological/living aesthetic to the demonic aspects of the armour. 

 

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I also continued to work on the excellent Syll'esske. I was unsure how to handle the skin in general, I sadly lack the paints for the more usual violet Slaanesh aesthetic. I settled on trying for a blue/grey appearance with the blue wash. I am unsure if I like how it ended up or not. Any opinios/suggestions from folks?

 

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The work continues on the Daemon Prince, added on the axe after awhile and painted more of the details. Struggled a little bit with taking a good photo of this one.

 

 

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Turned out really cool, amazing painting!



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He looks most promising. I commend your painting skills.

Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
Sisters of Battle+ Fenrisian Beer- Inhibitions- Sanity= Trouble! (Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf)

 

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.






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