Sunday, September 11, 2016

40k World Eaters - When Life Gives You Lemons...

...BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD! Little departure from the norm today - stopped by the local GW shop to pick up a game for the escalation league which fell through, but while I was there my eye fell upon the new Kharn model. No real intention other than 'Hey, that'll be fun to paint' so I initialized the painting servitor subroutines and knocked him out this afternoon.


Much like the Forge World Kharn model, it's surprisingly difficult to photograph. Many of the pics I'd seen make it look like a fairly unbalanced/awkward stance, but in-hand it really has a great sense of motion to it. I rather like the nod to the pose on the Heresy version, might have to pick up one of those to paint to accompany this one!


Fairly straightforward paint scheme, gave the whole model a vallejo Dark Flesh basecoat, which forms a natural underpinning for both the red and the brass. The red is essentially my Heresy Thousand Sons recipe with a little stronger Blood Red stage than usual, and the brass started with Brassy Brass, Burnished Gold, Reikland Fleshshade wash and a final Shining Gold highlight. Dug out a resin 'field of skulls' base from a stalled project and he's more or less good to go! I was going to add some blood spatter, but both of the bottles of blood effects had gelatinized into unsuitability. Will have to pick up a new bottle next time I'm in the shop. Overall quite a fun little project!

12 comments:

Stephen said...

Quite a step-up from GW there, I think. Perhaps some inspiration from the FW sculpters...

NafNaf said...

Nice one. Really like the model, and you have done a cracking job on him :)

Dave Weston said...

Who knew you'd be a natural at rendering unto Khorne ;) He's fantastic. In particular I like the subtle realistic base in comparison to the bold deep red and brass.

Rory Priest said...

Do you use something to dry your miniatures quickly so you can paint the next step chief?

Greg Hess said...

I really think this is one of the models you have to see in person. The photos never seem to really capture the mini, but I'm sure (based on its popularity), that from a tabletop, or display perspective, it looks great with a lot of sense of motion.

Lot of mini's are like that sometimes. Like the stormwulf flyer thing. I think it was going to look really silly, but looked great on the table!

#2501 said...

I agree with Greg; a lot of the time it's a matter of having the finished piece in your hand to find out just how spectacular they are. Nice job!

Todd Sherman said...

Awesome man .. The new Kharn model really looks good. I'm going to be painting up the Slaughter Priest from the new WD, another nice model. A cool mix it up.8)

Col. Hertford said...

I generally don't like newer 40k chaos models unconverted, but this Kharn is a really big step up for GW. Great paint job man.

Mordian7th said...

@Stephen: Indeed - I found it interesting that it's almost a mirror reversal of the 30k pose. Interesting dichotomy!

@NafNaf: Thanks very much, man!

@Dave Weston: Haha! I do paint a lot of red and brass/gold, so it was a natural progression!

@Rory Priest: Hah! One of the perks of living in Colorado - almost no humidity, so stuff dries super quickly. Does make a wet palette a necessity though!

@Greg Hess: Absolutely - I was hesitant at first, but once it's in-hand it really is a cracking model!

@#2501: Indeed - thanks very much!

@Todd Sherman: Nice! Looking foward to seeing him!

@Col. Hertford: I'm right there with ya, been lukewarm on the recent path GW has taken with the chaos stuff of late. Thanks!

I appreciate the kind words, everyone!

Monkeychuka said...

Lovely. Can I borrow your painting servitor?

Mordian7th said...

@Monkeychucka: Haha! ;)

Dai said...

Not a fan of the character in general, but compared to the old silly pose, this one is far better and more dynamic. And of course your painting helps it look all the better.

*Ego stroke*
*Ego stroke*
*Ego stroke*

:P