Hi, my name is Howard. Firstly, many thanks to Stahly for inviting me to showcase my Chaos Daemons on Tale of Painters. Having looked at some of the fantastic work already showcased on this site, that’s quite an honour. I’m 40 years old and first started painting miniatures and model making back when Rogue Trader was first released. I have fond memories of attempting to paint the 1st plastic Space Marine boxed set that GW ever released, and, thankfully, the quality of my paintwork has improved somewhat since then! As has the quality of GW’s plastic miniatures….
The plastic PlagueBearers of Nurgle are some of my favourite GW miniatures. I love the Nurglings playfully pulling their bowels out! I mean, who dreams this stuff up? They were very easy to paint too. I started with a basecoat of Death World Forest, applied with an airbrush, and then added an all over wash of Agrax Earthshade. I then blended the base colour back on with further layers of increasingly lighter greens as highlights. Some of GWs technical paints were perfect for these models. Nurgles Rot and Blood for the Blood God were particularly useful in achieving the gory effects.
As soon as I saw the Bloodthirster of Khorne model when it was released I knew I had to collect a Khorne Daemonkin army, with this model as my centrepiece. What a badass!
I painted most of the parts of this model separately and then assembled it at the end. I would certainly recommend that anyone take the same approach, to ensure that you can get to all the detail easily. The skin was basecoated Khorne Red, with an airbrush, followed by a wash of Agrax Earthshade. I then blended the basecolour back on with further layers of lighter reds. The armour, whip, and axe were all painted separately and then glued on at the end. The flame effects were achieved using the airbrush. I started with white basecoat, then two different shades of yellow. I then tapered the flames with orange, red and finally, some black at the tips. I was delighted with the finished model.