Chaos Siege Giant (Khorne), The Skullfiend Tribe Collection

Yesterday I showed a WIP if my substitute Chaos Siege Giant, and sharing my thoughts on it. Now that the model is finally done, I can show you guys the final result of my 7-8 hours of kitbashing and painting this model. Enjoy!

I’ve also got five Chaos knights painted too!

All that’s left are my 20x Bloodreavers………not an exciting task to be honest. But… I’ve been curious about the D&D Wizkid model range and seeing what models they have that could fit into substituting units. I’m thinking of either having a unit of three Chaos trolls (and one spare model as a Troll king maybe?), 3x Chaos Ogres or anything else worth substituting and kitbashing Khorne bitz.

More skulls for the skull deck chair!

-Bjorn

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Slaughterpriestess and Aspiring Slaughterpriestess

My final two Gorechosen are here, this time being two substitute Slaughterpriests using D&D Wizkid kit of a Hag and a Death Hag. I really liked the Death Hag model as it fits perfectly as a female Slaughterpriest, a tall, evil, bloody and ruthless priest holding up her prize.

The Hag whilst being very small in scale looked equally menacing, although I might use her for something else if I decided to do a Chaos Dwarf as my eighth Gorechosen instead. But for now I’ll use her as the eighth Gorechosen, an Aspiring Slaughterpriestess as I’d like to call her.

Recently I’ve decided to do a unit of 5x Chaos Knights instead of 6x Skullcrushers as I’ve got a decent small pool of Slaves to Darkness including a unit of Khorne Chaos Warriors and a Warshrine of Khorne. So having a unit of Chaos Knights will fit into a small but diverse allies to the Bloodbound of Khorne. If I do get a kit of two Dwarfs from Wizkid D&D, I might make one a Slaughterpriest/ or Aspiring Deathbringer and the other as a Sorcerer/ or Chaos Lord. Then at least my Slaves to Darkness have a leader of sorts.

As mentioned earlier, I’m working on my 5x Chaos Knights that I’m painting WIP, I’ve still got to paint 20x Bloodreavers (if only contrast paints existed a year ago….) and finally I might possibly substitute a D&D Wizkid Giant model into a Bloodthister of Khorne.

Until next time,

-Bjorn

Even more Khorne

More Khorne Bloodbound today!

I’m so very close to finishing this project now, so close to finally have a long going project done. I have two hero models painted today including a Lord of Khorne on a Juggernaut and a Skullgrinder, both being kitbashed to look unique in my collection of devoted berserkers to Khorne.

Lord of Khorne on a Juggernaut kitbashed from various Chaos/ Khorne kits and a metal helmed Cold One head from the Mallus Darkblade Model. I’ll be substituting this as a Juggernaut mount, which pretty much looks the part as a Bloodbound leader.

Skullgrinder using bitz from various Khorne Bloodbound kits. Is he/she a mortal or Daemon?

An updated progress on my Warshrine of Khorne using various bitz from Warhammer Fantasy Battles kits and Warhammer AoS kits. The floaty pillar is almost complete, just needs a spray Basecoat and paint.

All that’s left now is the Warshrine of Khorne, 20x Blood Reavers, 6x Mighty Skullcrushers, two more Gorechosen and possibly a substitute Bloodthister. Then that’ll be it for a 3,000pt collection from a two-three year long project.

Once I get my last two Gorechosen and paint my Warshrine, I’ll update my progress on the blog.

Until next time,

-Bjorn

Rejuvenation for the Bloodbound of the Skullfiend Tribe

Following on from my last post I have more Khorne units painted, including a full unit of ten Blood Warriors finally completed! I’ve also got some WIP kitbashing stuff to be added with the army, since I’m feeling really good about the current pace this project is going at.

Originally after I’ve painted my last unit of twenty Blood Reavers I would finish this project for the foreseeable future. But then I found a selection of D&D Wizkid models that would be great as substitutes, then the cogs in my small brain started to turn.

Exalted Deathbringer using a D&D Wizkid miniature as a substitute for the role as lieutenant of the Gorechosen. I’m so thrilled to see how good the model looks once painted (like the Bear Owl I did a few weeks back), I’m gonna get a pack of Dwarf wizards or (Death) Hags to be as Slaughter Priest(ess).

Aspiring Deathbringer substitute from the same pack as the model above.

Last year (or was it the year before?) I did a unit of five Blood Warriors, I wanted to make the into ten so I added more models and started painting them. It took me until now to finally get this unit done. I hope to never paint anymore Blood Warrior models again as they are too detailed for my liking. They look great don’t get me wrong, but sometimes less means more as my art tutor once said. I would like some Duardin in armour as Blood Warriors though, that’ll be a great challenge…..

WIP Khorne Shrine that’s just about shaping up to look like a altar of sorts. Should I add more skulls?

Substitute Lord of Khorne on Juggernaut, I’m not paying £30 for the finecast one, so this kitbash will do fine. I like actually, it looks pretty metal. I’ve got six Chaos Knights spare unused, either they’ll be a unit of five Chaos Knights and a Chaos Lord on Horse or two units of three Juggernaut riders to substitute.

Finally my sixth Gorechosen champion, a Skullgrinder who seems to be on the verge of being possessed by a Daemon of Khorne. I love how he looks like he’s dancing as he reaches out to pin his foes down, and brings down his heavy burden in a red display.

That’s all from me for today. I’ve got more work to do with getting the WIP models finished and painted, and I need to get started on completing my unit of twenty Blood Reavers. Oh, and possibly more hero models to add, and maybe if I can afford a certain D&D Wizkid Giant model I can do a daring kitbash.

Until next time,

-Bjorn

Getting back to handling the bezerkers, Skullfiend Tribe Collection

Ah it’s good to be back! It’s been nearly a year since I’ve done anything with this project, way back in July last year. After the release of the Blades of Khorne 2.0 Battletome I thought it was about time Return to this project and get it done.

Last time, I mentioned that I’ve nearly done the mortal side of the army, with only a unit of 20 Blood Reavers and 5 Blood Warriors left to paint. Currently I’m half way through painting the Blood Warriors which will be part of a unit of ten. Sane as with the Blood Reavers who will be in a unit of forty models.

Some other units needed some basing like the Warriors of Chaos and a unit of Blood Warriors. Well now I’ve got those two units done and a repainted Mighty Lord of Khorne in the colours of the Skullfiend Tribe.

Once, my Blades of Khorne were originally done as the Axes of Skarbrand, a very small collection that were just units from AoS 1.0 box set. The colour scheme at the time was great at first, but over time it was difficult to maintain consistency as my methods were pretty stupid. I should have just drybrushed the black armour in greys rather than edge highlight, would have saved me a lot of time too.

However, after getting the cheaper starter set (no Mighty Lord of Khorne and Bloodsecrator included) for the Stormcast Eternals, I used the Bloodbound of Khorne models for a side project for AoS Skirmish. This would be where the Skullfiend Tribe started, a small fun experiment of kitbashing and painting a small Skirmish group.

But very soon, it was so good that I decided to absorb most of my Aces of Skarbrand into my new army project. To date I’ve only got two units left that still bear the colours of the Axes of Skarbrand, a unit of Blood Warriors and an Aspiring Deathbringer. Almost as if the Axes of Skarbrand are now the Skirmish collection and the Skullfiend Tribe as the army project. Funny.

The Mighty Lord of Khorne is the latest model to be Repainted in the colours of the Skullfiend Tribe, swapping the blood red and black armour for bronze trim and black plating. I think he looks better with these colours, more realistic and worn compared to the cartoony red and black.

I was going to use a Lord of Khorne on a Juggernaut, but considering it’s finecast at £30, I went for repainting my Lord instead.

For years I had a unit of Chaos Warriors with thick paint and were still on their square bases. The previous owner have them to me as they were leaving the hobby behind. Luckily, since you can technically add Chaos Warriors to the Blades of Khorne using the Keywords, I’ve included them into the project as a third battling unit.

A year later, I’ve finally got them painted. The little details like the kitbashing, Khorne aesthetics and painting make this unit seems like it was meant to be part of the Skullfiend Tribe. I’m not sure if I’ll be adding anymore Slaves to Darkness units for this project, but maybe when they get their update I might consider adding some to this project.

Next up, finishing off my five Blood Warriors, start painting my twenty Blood Reavers and possibly adding more Daemons of Khorne to cap off the collection for now. I might try some conversions/ kitbashing to add more unique characters and units.

Until next time,

-Bjorn

Gathering of the bloody

Gathering of the bloody

As I continue to paint more Khorne Bloodbound models to my ever growing collection of the Skullfiend Tribe, I look back and see how far I’ve gotten with my finished models and take pride that my time wasn’t wasted on TV soap operas (and complain to my Xbox One’s lack of faith like one of Lorgar’s Dark Apostles) . Today, I’ll be showing you, my readers and fellow worshipers of the Blood god, my current progress of my Skirmish Skullfiend Tribe. Enjoy!

These two were featured in my first post on my Skullfiend Tribe Collection, both being done first after painting. Using the Thunder and Blood set as my starting point for the Skirmish warband, I’ve decided to base my warband around a Bloodstocker as the leader.

I wanted my Skirmish force to look more scarier, so I’ve opted to taking lessons from Fabius Bile and produced my own horrible creation of the Khorgorath. This beast has obvious hints as to what it used to before Khorne literally changed the thing to his desires. Question is, which head is the original one?

Next we have my first five Blood Warriors who have had a few alterations including a Icon bearer (centre) and a Blood Warrior with a kitbashed mace (far right). These were done to give my unit an icon for improved bravery in matchplay, and a different hand weapon cus I like the look of it.

This is where the full livery colours of the Skullfiend Tribe are applied as the Blood Warriors have both the full black and brass armour, and the blood red helmets that define the tribes livery. Unlike the Axes of Skarbrand colour scheme (which was hard to attempt on a batch load across several units) the Skullfiend Tribes colour scheme was more simpler to batch paint.

Finally, the current unit that I’m working on are the Skullreapers, so far painted three warriors and two WIP. Whilst I’ve had bad luck playing these guys so far, I think their still worth taking for Skirmish games.

This unit was actually a repainted unit that was originally in my Axes of Skarbrand collection, however, the colour scheme I’ve used was very lazy and looked dull from the outcome. So I’ve given these guys a second coating of armour painting to fit alongside the rest of my warband, they look much better now that they have a better colour contrast.

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That’s all I have for now on my current progress on my Skullfiend Tribe warband. The faction is already set for playing Skirmish games now that I’ve filled both the minimum requirements to play, and reach my goal of passing 50R. However, I want to add just a few more models to the warband to fill in the slots on my established units to maximum capacity (because ten Blood Warriors with 2 attacks will surely give the Skaven and Sylvaneth a hard time).

My next tasks will be to:

  • Paint 5x more Blood Warriors
  • Finish the last two Skullreapers
  • Paints 20x Bloodreavers

That will cover a fairly large sized warband for Skirmish with plenty of options to choose from. I plan to create a Path to Glory warband after finishing the list, so that I can use my Skullfiend Tribe for bigger games (If I ever get the chance to play anyone).

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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!

-Bjorn