It has been over a year now since I have posted to this blog, played a game of 40K, or picked up a brush for that matter. The itch to paint has returned, and my huge mountain of unpainted plastic hasn’t gone anywhere, so I turned my attention to these guys, who are one of my many unfinished projects.
Last night I finished the bloodletter, who is holding the banner. I took my inspiration for the banner from this awesome blog.
One thing I like about Chaos guys, and Khorne in particular is I don’t imagine that when they make banners they worry too much about coloring inside the lines. I could see Slaanesh worshippers trying to create works of art, both beautiful and terrible, and Tzeentchites might pay tribute to their god with designs subtle in their geometric cruelty, but Khorne types (at least bloodletters anyway) seem content to draw a symbol of their god or whatever strikes their fancy with the blood of their last enemy, each other, or themselves (depending upon availability), scribble, “Blood for the blood god die die die eat your face omg” in faux Latin and call it a day. This is good, because that is about as far as my freehand skills currently stretch.
So that completes the unit. I have more Khorne forces that will go into the queue just as soon as we get some suitable weather here in the Santa Cruz mountains for priming. In the meantime I might do a test paint on a primed deamonette I’ve had sitting around for a couple of years.