Clan Skelnix returns!

For many Warhammer AoS players, today is an exciting day as the GHB 2017 is finally released. I thought this would be a chance for me to dust the labyrinth of unpainted Skaven models, rebasing and painting the models to fit with my existing force.

For long time readers of my blog site will know my Skaven force by the name of Clan Skelnix, led by Verminlord Corruptor, Sektretch. This faction has been my first force to be transferred over to AoS, having painted a demigod Verminlord Corrupter and completed a 1000pt+ Clan Moulder force. If your interested to know more about Clan Skelnix and its backstory, see Clan Skelnix backstory to learn more about the faction.

This was my first step to establishing my Skaven force for AoS, as well as my first faction to play for AoS. The faction grew as I’ve painted various Clan units to add to my growing force. I thought my old habits of not painting a whole army would finally go away.

However, I’ve stopped painting my Skaven when it came to the Clanrats, Stormvermin and etc. I’ve always had a lack of motivation for painting block units, as it’s very slow to get a unit of 20+ painted.

This time last year, I did a post about my plans to stop collecting Skaven after seven years of growing the force (You can check the post here to learn more about it). A year later, I’ve not added any new models since that decision. However, Since a lot of changes have happen this year, I’ve decided it was about time I came back to continue building my Skaven force for AoS. 

It all started this week, as I suddenly had a gut feeling to attempt to paint at least 20 Clanrats. Strangely enough, I’ve actually done it!It took me a total of four days to paint this horde unit, not bad. There are a few areas that need finishing for basing the models, but apart from that, they’re just about finished. 

Leading this unorganised unit of selfish rats is the one and only, Scarrus the Left Claw!

Scarrus was part of my Skaven army for a Path to Glory game, War for Ghyran. Since then, I’ve made a new kit bashed model of the Warlord to represent Scarrus after the campaign and beyond. To make him stand out, he has a shield artefact, given to him by Verminlord Sektretch during the campaign. I thought this would be a nice addition to the models appearance.

My next goal is to paint another twenty clanrats with rusty blades, making a total of two worthy battline units of twenty filthy rat-men. After that, I’ll only need to paint two weapon teams from Clan Skryre, a fully painted Island of Blood Skaven models set. Although, I have two sets rather than just one, so there’s a lot more to paint…..

Finally, I’ll be adding twenty more Clanrats for both units to make a unit of forty Clanrats. With the cost of a full horde unit discounted, I’ll be able to add more to my army with a strong battle line units.


Thank you for reading this post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!


2 thoughts on “Clan Skelnix returns!

    1. Thank you! 😊

      I think it’s down to getting the colour consistency equal throughout the unit, as well as taking more time doing batch painting process. As long as the colour palette is simple, it shouldn’t be too bad to paint a big unit.

      Thank you for the compliment, the colour scheme was a contrast of green, red, black and silver. The colours work well with drybrushing to make the areas bright.

      My next massive unit to paint well either be more Clanrats, or Bloodreavers.


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