Mauler Fiend

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*Mauler Fiend Noises?*

This model took me over a year to finish. Its still not technically done because the tendrils are magnetized and I haven’t finished painting the other weapon option. I painted a large portion of it, didn’t like how it turned out, then I just let it sit for a year. I finished it when I decided that having a painted model was better than having an unpainted model, even if the paint job doesn’t look good. While the painting itself isn’t my best, I really like the way the base turned out. This was my first attempt at using cork board and I think that it looks fairly convincing as stone in some areas.

This model is still fun to field in an army list and it really ties the army together. I don’t have all the models I use painted, so its nice to have an intimidating daemon-y vehicle thing to run at your enemies face.

Kharne the Betrayer

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Blood for the Blood God! Skulls for the Skull Throne!

Kharne is my second favorite character in 40k lore (Angron is the bestest!) and while the setting of 40k is goofy beyond all reason, the characters and stories have had a lot of thought put into them. A lot of the stories for the World Eaters are framed like Greek Tragedies and his is no exception. His Primarch, both a military leader and father figure to their armies, was found seething with rage and hatred. The entire World Eaters legion willingly underwent the barbaric surgery to try and raise Angron from his madness only to be consumed themselves by his overwhelming anger. When Kharne fell, he became hollow inside. An empty vessel slaying countless friends and foes who were foolish enough to get within reach of his axe.

The model is packaged with a normal space marine sized base. There is no way Kharne would be okay with such a tiny foot print, so I gave him a terminator sized base instead. Since I play a Khorne army I have plenty of skulls on hand for basing, so that was not an issue. I primed him in a metallic transparent red spray paint that I purchased by mistake. It turned out so good that I kept it, and used that as the base coat. I didn’t use any special techniques for this model, I just tried to take my time and make sure I get each part of the model I want to paint, but looking at the model now for this post I can see places I missed…

Khorne Berzerker Champion

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Charge Forward!

When I first started my Chaos Army I knew I wanted to play Khorne. Mostly because I love the color red, but also because I found them to be quite funny. In the grim darkness of the far future, where there is only war, they choose axes and swords instead of guns. I almost immediately got the Khorne Berzerker Upgrade pack available on Forgeworld to make a squad of dudes. I borrowed (stole) a pair of Sanguinary Guard Legs from Charles to give him a great running pose.

Painting was straight forward. Base coated with bright red, silver, and gold. Then I inked him. I don’t remember exactly which ink I used, but it was probably one of the ones which GW has discontinued.

For lore purposes this model is one of 8 characters I have been building for my ‘command’ squad. They were a vicious squad of Berzerkers who all got promoted and blessed by the Blood God. Now they lead their own war bands, but when the need is dire they join together again to wreak havoc across the galaxy.