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40KHW1: Daemons of Khorne by Lawnor

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My Blog for the August 2019 Hobby Weekender. I got the Start Collecting Daemons of Khorne box, with the intention of making an AoS army.

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Works in Progress - Painting Shots Part 3 - Bloodcrushers

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Sunday 15/08/19: The black was done last weekend, but now the Iron is finished for all 6 Juggernaughts.  Next up, the bronze.Sunday 15/08/19: The black was done last weekend, but now the Iron is finished for all 6 Juggernaughts. Next up, the bronze.
Monday 16/08/19: The Bronze is now finished for all 6.  This just leaves the skulls, eyes, one tuft of hair/cloth, and the bases I think.Monday 16/08/19: The Bronze is now finished for all 6. This just leaves the skulls, eyes, one tuft of hair/cloth, and the bases I think.

Works in Progress – Painting Shots Part 2 – Bloodletters

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Thats the brass done for 29 red daemons.  If I can get the blades done this weekend, then I think I can call the Bloodletters all done bar the bases.Thats the brass done for 29 red daemons. If I can get the blades done this weekend, then I think I can call the Bloodletters all done bar the bases.
Monday 12/8/19 20:15 and the skulls and the last of the leather are done.  That's everything for the red guys except the bases finished.Monday 12/8/19 20:15 and the skulls and the last of the leather are done. That's everything for the red guys except the bases finished.
Friday 16/8/19: A few hours over a week after starting and all 29 guys are now based, varnished and finished.  Here are the 20 Bloodletters.  The other 9 are riders and crew awaiting the rest of their models to be finished.Friday 16/8/19: A few hours over a week after starting and all 29 guys are now based, varnished and finished. Here are the 20 Bloodletters. The other 9 are riders and crew awaiting the rest of their models to be finished.

Works in Progress – Painting Shots - Starting Everything

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Flesh Hounds, painted this far on Thursday evening.  I'm not cheating by starting early as they weren't part of the Start Collecting boxFlesh Hounds, painted this far on Thursday evening. I'm not cheating by starting early as they weren't part of the Start Collecting box

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Its friday evening now.  I started work early and finished early as a result so I’ve

gotten a litle painting done.  Here’s my progresss.  Flesh Houinds are based and have their first wash on.  The Bloodcrushers have 3 shades of black on the, and the Bloodletters have their base colour on.  I will carry on work after I have a pizza.


 

Its friday night and I’m packing up for the evening I think.  The black of the Bloodcrushers is now finished.  The red flesh is base coated and washed.  The hounds hav ebeen based and washed.  Tomorrow I start work on the horns and hopefully get the red flesh finished.  I’m thinking I’ll just do the one red highlight.  Maybe I’ll add an extra for the faces if I feel like it.


Its currently Saturday, 19:40.  My goal for the weekend was to finish the black on the 6 Juggernauts and the red flesh on all 29 daemons.  I’ve done all that, and the black of the horns and started work on the black armour on the 7 guys that have some, and done a lot of the work on the 6 Flesh Hounds.  The red flesh was the single largest job so I think I’ve broken the back of this project now, and I still have over a day left to go. I’ll never get it all done, but what’s left shouldn’t be that demanding.

Works in Progress – Painting Shots  - Starting Everything
It's sunday now and I started work before 8AM and it's 10.30AM now.  I have the iron done for the Bloodletters, and I've started work basing the Bronze.  I'm focusing on the red guys only for now.It's sunday now and I started work before 8AM and it's 10.30AM now. I have the iron done for the Bloodletters, and I've started work basing the Bronze. I'm focusing on the red guys only for now.

Sunday, 12:30pm, and the first coat of the bronze is down

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I put my stuff away around 10:30-11pm on Sunday.  I pushed through and finished the bronze and the fiery blades, and the hair on the one guy who has some.  This just leaves skulls on 3 models, and the leather straps on one.  So basically I pretty much painted 29 models in 2.5 days without contrast paints, except for the bases.  I think that’s a new personal best.

 

I really like the effect of the swords.  When I turn the lights out all I can see is dark silhouettes and glowing blades, like a group of Jedi’s in the dark.  Up real close the fire effect is not the best, but I guess the quality suffered due to bulk painting and me rushing.  At 1 foot away in bulk they look great I think.

Works in Progress - Priming

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10 Bloodletters10 Bloodletters
3 Bloodcrusher Mounts3 Bloodcrusher Mounts
3 Bloodcrusher riders, suspeneded separately for ease of painting.3 Bloodcrusher riders, suspeneded separately for ease of painting.
Blood Throne / Skull Cannon in partsBlood Throne / Skull Cannon in parts
And here we have everything Khorne I plan on painting together.  It's the Start Collecting box and all the Khorne from the And here we have everything Khorne I plan on painting together. It's the Start Collecting box and all the Khorne from the "Realm of Chaos: Wrath and Rapture" box

It’s taken about 10 days to get the Start Collecting box to this stage, but most of that was waiting for things to dry (And going to work).  The W&R stuff was built and primed ready when this weekend was first mentioned.  I am a little keen.

My plan for the Friday of the hobby weekend is to start by airbrushing all the red on everone and then leaving that to set for an hour or two.  While it is drying I will airbrush the black on all the mounts.  Then I go back and wash the daemons and then carry on with the mounts for a while.  Everything then depends on how long the red wash takes to dry.

I will leave the cannon/throne itself until after all the Bloodletters and Bloodchargers are painted, and I won’t touch the Flesh Hounds until last.  I doubt I’ll get anything finished over the weekend but if I can get all the black metal, and all the red flesh finished, I’ll call that a win.

Works in Progress - The Build

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The only build of interest here is the Skull Cannon / Blood Throne, which I have chosen to magnetise to get the best use out of it.  The bulk of the build is common between both designs.  The bulk of the difference in down to what lump you put on top.  The both share a platform with 2 guys stood on, which goes on the front with the Blood Throne and on the back with the Skull Cannon.  I’m not motivated enough to magnetise their limbs in to the two different positions so I’ve found a way to mount them on the back for both designs and allow them to swap in and out.

The undersides of the Throne and Cannon were hollow, so they were stuffed with green stuff, and once dry, holes were drilled and magnets were added to the body and the attachments.

The platform will attach to the Cannon as per normal, but I have added a pin so it stays put without the aid of glue.  I have also placed a magnet in the underside of the chain the Daemons are holding and another magnet in the top of the cannon so they stay in position.  The trick is modifying the Throne.

I took a piece of sprue around the right shape and cut it down to size with repeated dry fitting.  I then drilled a pin hole at each end and in the back of the throne and glued in a pin.I took a piece of sprue around the right shape and cut it down to size with repeated dry fitting. I then drilled a pin hole at each end and in the back of the throne and glued in a pin.
The sprue was then glued on to the back of the throne as central as I could get.  Later on, some green stuff was added around the anchor point for strength.  Once the platform is slotted in to the pin hole the chains now rest on the throne providing stability and looking more or less like they connectThe sprue was then glued on to the back of the throne as central as I could get. Later on, some green stuff was added around the anchor point for strength. Once the platform is slotted in to the pin hole the chains now rest on the throne providing stability and looking more or less like they connect

For anyone building one of these for the first time, I would strongly advise adding the vehicles tongue during the first couple of stages.  At the last, try a dry fit.  Adding it when the instructions tell you is really awkward and my hole needed enlarging to stick it all the way in there properly (Insert sounds of Warren laughing here).

I’ve also now built and based the rest.  All in all I spent 2x 3 hour evenings and a 12 hour Saturday getting everything this far.  That’s around 18 hours work so far.  Right now the second coat of watery PVA has been applied over the basing material (Dirt from my garden) to seal it, and is being left alone for a few days to dry thoroughly.  Before the weekend the Bloodletters will be glued on with superglue, and everything will be rubbed down with the toothbrush to get off any lose dirt from the models.  Then I can prime ready to start the real work during the Hobby Weekend

 

The riders for the Bloodcrushers and the Throne are supported on paperclips sticking out of milk bottle tops.  There is blue tack in the bottle tops to provide weight and stability.  The pins are attached to the riders in their inside legs just above their knees where I do not expect to see once painted and I hope I can use as a pin hole to attach to their mounts.  My hope is that I don’t have to glue them down and can add and remove for ease of storage, but we will see.  I’ll also be painting the body of the Throne separate from its base as I don’t yet know how I’m going to paint it or what kind of access I’ll want to its undersides.

 

There’s more than 19 hours of work in to this, and two 8-12 hour drying periods so far, with a minimum 48 hour drying period needed now and I haven’t looked at paint or primer yet.  This is why I wanted to start prepping before the actual Hobby Weekend.  Maybe I’m slow.  Maybe I’m anal about my prep routine.  If I’m going to do this I want to do it right.

Everything currently drying.  I like how its been hot enough to melt rail tracks all week, but the moment I have things I want to dry the temperature plummetsEverything currently drying. I like how its been hot enough to melt rail tracks all week, but the moment I have things I want to dry the temperature plummets

Prep Work & Basing

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Everything gets a wash with warm soapy water and a scrub with an old toothbrush, and left as long as it needs to air dry.  Then I build individual models, clipping off the sprue and cleaning up mould lines as I go.  Pins are put in to the feet etc of everything I can.  This is much easier with a small electric drill than with a pin vice.   The riders are kept separate from their mounts or vehicles, but connection pints are determined and pin holes will be drilled where appropriate, although I am considering the possibility of magnets.

Basing

This is something I learned from AssetDrop for making crystal growths  I’ll be painting these up to look like obsidian, as detailed below.

Firstly, remember to put pins in the feet of the model. Then you need to mark matching holes on the base.  Drill the first roughly where you want it and then put the model in that hole.  Rotate it around that pin scratching a path on the base with the other pin.  You can now drill the other hole in that guideline.  Double check after to ensure they do match up.

The first step was to save some sprue and cut out some straight sections, removing any writing or jutty outy bits.  Then you take your hobby knife and shave off the corners so you have an irregular 8 sided shape.  Then you bring one end to an irregular angular tip.  I then cut a flat bottom on to it at the angle I want.

As you will see below, this gets very messy very fast.  Plan for this, and for gods sake, don’t blow on anything like I did!

My first crystal and the base.  You can see I've marked out where the feet will go so I do not put anything in the way.My first crystal and the base. You can see I've marked out where the feet will go so I do not put anything in the way.
Then I drill a pin hole in the bottom of each.  I drilled a guide hole perpendicular to the surface, but once I'm about 1mm in I angle the drill to go alone the middle of the crystal as best as I can.Then I drill a pin hole in the bottom of each. I drilled a guide hole perpendicular to the surface, but once I'm about 1mm in I angle the drill to go alone the middle of the crystal as best as I can.
Glue some pins (Paperclips) in to the new holesGlue some pins (Paperclips) in to the new holes
Drill holes in the base using the same method as before.  Do this one at a time, dry-fitting crystals until you are happy with the arrangementDrill holes in the base using the same method as before. Do this one at a time, dry-fitting crystals until you are happy with the arrangement
Some kitty litter was superglued down, and then some watery PVA was spread over the base and over the bottoms of the crystals.  Fine garden dirt was then crumbled over everything.  Once the glue is dry (8-24 hours) I'll go over it with even more watery PVASome kitty litter was superglued down, and then some watery PVA was spread over the base and over the bottoms of the crystals. Fine garden dirt was then crumbled over everything. Once the glue is dry (8-24 hours) I'll go over it with even more watery PVA
Here is what it looks like fully painted.  Remember to re-drill those pin holes before painting so you can cover over any damage that happensHere is what it looks like fully painted. Remember to re-drill those pin holes before painting so you can cover over any damage that happens

The base was primed black and then painted with P3 Great Coat Grey. This will be based on the guide from the book, “Warhammer: Age of Sigmar: Painting Guide” p120.

Then I mixed up some GW Nuln Oil with water and applied this in patches over the base, focusing on areas that would have more shadow. Once dry, more was then applied evenly all over the base, with the hope that the hard edges around the first wash would be less clearly defined but some areas would still be darker than others.

It was given a drybrush of GW Karak Stone and then GW Screaming Skull. The edges were then reclaimed with black.

The shards were base coated black, and then the upper half of each surface was painted with a thinned mix of P3 Coal Black and P3 Thamar Black

Add some P3 Menoth White Base to the previous colours. Using a drybrush you have removed every bit of paint from that you can, drybrush the shards in the directiin light would hit them. Clip the hard edges on the upper parts of the undersides too.

Drybrush with a mix of Coal Black and Menoth White Base, on just the top sides on the shards.

Coal Black was mixed with P3 Menthoh White Highlight and drybrushed to just the tips and the 1/3rd-ish of each shard leading up to the tip. Army Painter Highland Tufts or Serious Play Scenics Burnt Grass tufts were later added to the base.

Paint Schemes and Recipes

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Rather than write them down as I go I thought I’d list my recipes here up front.  Then when I’m painting I’ll be more likely to update with WIP shots as I won’t feel obliged to describe in detail what I’m doing along the way.  Here are my recipes, as I’ve already used:

All paint schemes assume a zenithal preshade, unless I say otherwise.

Red Daemon Flesh

Base: VGC 72.012 Scarlett Red

Wash: GW Carroburg Crimson

Highlight 1: GW Evil Sunz Scarlet

(For the Bloodletters I then drybrushed with GWWild Rider Red and then stopped)

Highlight 2: 3 parts Foundry Nipple Pink Shade with 1 part Evil Sunz Scarlet

Highlight 3: Foundry Nipple Pink Shade

Highlight 4: Foundry Nipple Pink Base

Highlight 5: Foundry Nipple Pink Highlight

Glaze: P3 Red Ink to unify the layers together

 

Daemon Horns

Base: VMC 70.995 German Grey

Drybrush GW Karak Stone

Wash/glaze with GW nuln Oil going over the boundary with the red

 

Black Armour

(No preshade needed.  Black primer is best)

Base: Revell Aqua Color 36106 Tar Black

Highlight 1: 50/50 Tar Black and 36174 Gunship Grey

Highlight 2: 33/66 Tar Black and 36174 Gunship Grey

Highlight 3: Gunship Grey

Highlight 4: Gunship Grey mixed with 36176 Light Grey

Highlight 5: Light Grey

A Glaze of the base colour, or GW Nuln Oil can be used to unify and darken.

The Bloodchargers were airbrushed with the 3 cshades of black, and then edge drybrushed with Light Grey.  They then got a Nuln Oil wash.

 

Iron

Undercoat: Black

Base: P3 Pig iron or GW Ledbelcher

Wash: Nuln Oil

Highlight: P3 Cold Steel

 

Bronze

Undercoat: Black

Base: Darkstar Blackened Bronze

Highlight: DarkStar Bronze

Wash: 50/50 water with Secret Weapon Sewer Water

ighlight 2: DarkStar Bronze

Black Cloth

Base: Vallejo Model Colour German Grey

Highlight: P3 Menoth White Highlight (Ivory)

Wash: Nuln Oil

 

Bone

Base: P3 Jack Bone

Wash: GW Seraphim Sepia

Drybrush: P3 Menoth White Base

Drybrush 2: P3 Menoth White Highlight

 

Flesh Hound Flesh

Base (red bits) : GW Khorne Red

Base (Hair, nails and dark bits): P3 Greatcoat Grey

2 washes of GW Nuln Oil

(I’m following this video from Duncan for now)

 

Horns, Hair and Nails

Base: VMC 70.955 German Grey, leaving some red showing at the base of the horns

Drybrush: GW Karak Stone

Wash: GW Nuln Oil, going over the exposed red for the horns

Wash: GW Nuln Oil

 

Leather Hilts & Straps

Base: VMC 302 Dark Rust

Wash: GW Nuln Oil

 

Fire

Undercoat:  White

Base: Mr Paint’s Deep Yellow

Highlight 1: 50/50 mix Deep yellow with Mr Paint’s Fire Orange

Highlight 2: Fire Orange

Highlight 3: Mix of Fire orange and Mr Paint Deep Red

Highlight 4: Deep Red.

Finally, very little Kromlech Soot pigment was brushed dry on to the tips of the reddest areas just before airbrush varnishing

 

More colours to come as I remember they will be needed.

List of Models

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So, once I’ve totalled up everything from the Start Collecting box, Wrath and Rapture, and the 3 models I randomly ended up owning, here is what I will have built:

 

20 Bloodletters (2 instruments and 2 banners)

6 Bloodcrushers (1 instrument and 1 banner)

1 Karanak, the Hound of Khorne (To be painted at a later date)

5 Fleshhounds (To be painted at a later date)

1 Skull Cannon/Blood Throne

1 Daemon Prince with 2 Malefic Claws & wings

1 Bloodthirster of Unfettered Fury

1 Soul Grinder

Garrek’s Reavers

 

As I’ve said, I’ve never played AoS.  I believe this is around 1500 points although I’ve not taken the time to count, and thats somehow without ever chosing to buy any Khorne before now.  I know the Prince isn’t legal at the moment as double claws isn’t an option in AoS, even though it is in 40K, so lets pretend he’s just put his sword away for a moment.

How does this look as an army?  What would you add to it for AoS or 40K?  Bonus points if it works in both systems.  What is the typical points level for AoS played in the UK at the moment anyway?  Would you add in the Slaanesh half of W&R and call it Chaos Unaligned, or wouldn’t that be a good plan?

Introduction

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I’ve experimented a little with 40K and found its not really my thing, but I’ve never tried AoS.  I wanted to take part in this weekend so I thought I’d get an army that’d let me play AoS as well aso 40K, and I already own 3 Khorne Daemons and the Wrath and Rapture box, so Khorne it is.

 

I have already finished painting up 3 big Daemons over here.  It is my intention to use the same paint schemes and recipes where applicable, although maybe use fewer steps on the front line infantry as they don’t warrant the same level of attention as the bigger special pieces.  Here are my existing painted models as an example of the effects I am hoping to match or improve upon:

My plan is to paint the Khorne half of Wrath and Rapture at the same time as this start collecting box.  I’ll be breaking it down in to its two primary colours: the red of Daemon Flesh, and the black of my Daemon armour.  I’ll be airbrushing these colours on to the models first so it makes sense to get the similar models together and do them all at the same time.  The Vehicle might be saved until later as it has a multitude of colours on it and I am still thinking through how I want to approach that.  I hope to have a better idea once I’ve built it.  I do plan on finding a way to magnetise it to allow me to use both variants at will.  The Flesh Hounds will also be a separate task.

 

OPINIONS WANTED: 

I am currently thinking of painting the Bloodletter swords as if the blades are made of fire so as to add another colour to the scheme.  Anyone any thoughts on this?