All of the Bloodletters had a good soak to get the old paint off. After that it was clean up time, removing casting flash and seam marks, pinning and gluing them together and basing them up.
A few repairs were needed and I had to scratch build and entire body for this one. They’re now all primed up and ready for paint.
I also bought a new base for this very classic Juggernaut figure:
So this morning I did a quick summary of the Night Lords company composition:
Skull Reapers, Night Lords 19th Company roll call
Did some sketches for squad designate markings, battle banners and kill markers.
Here’s now the tactical markings turned out after many iterations. Relatively simple for replicability and speed. You could imagine a stencil being made up so this could be sprayed on…
When Games Workshop originally created the Night Lords as a traitor chapter the fluff linked them to the chaos god of war. As I bought into this concept all of my chaos space marines have carried the mark of khorne either overtly or as insignia.
As the universe and the narrative around it have been expanded, the chapter has been decoupled from a specific chaotic force – they’re now pitched as renegades without daemonic allegiance. Fortunately the narrative leaves plenty of scope for individualism, so…
The 19th Company of the Night Lords, known as the Skull Reapers maintain their following of the Blood God. They fight along side other Khorne followers such as the World Eaters and the hellish forms that emanate from the Khornate realm.
1988. Adaptus Titanicus came out and many afternoons and evenings were spend playing epic scale 40k with mates. Then a few years ago Forgeworld started making 28mm scale Titans. Now they make a Warlord sized one for the price of a car.
This was not the price of a car, nor is it a warlord but it’s a great model that’s currently out of production. Unfortunately did not travel well. Needs a bit of Warpsmith fettling.
Probably picked up some of these Bloodletters back in the mid-1980s. I think they’re just cracking figures. I’ve picked up all the different variants that have come out since but as I expand this unit including the new plastic ones which are the closest to the original ethic so far. When I saw these come up I. decided to pick up some more.
Paint looked nice from afar but was far from nice. I’ll not be winning a golden demon award anytime soon but I think I can do better than this:
Time for them to take a bath in acid. In the Warhammer universe they’d probably like that.
Finished the painting, based the renegade chaos cultists up messed about a bit trying to remember how to take reasonable photos of small figures…
Then these additions arrived courtesy of the bay of E. So started a bit of work on them. The band’o’nutters is growing…