The Flesh-Eaters Arise

Over the weekend, I managed to get through about half of my planned Flesh-Eater Court – if you (like me) are artistically-challenged but still want a decent looking army, take a look at these guys. They are dead simple to do and exceptionally quick. In no time at all, you will have plenty of units at your disposal.

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This little lot represents a (very) lazy Saturday’s worth of work – and it you remove drying time, an afternoon. I was actually going to make a decent start to the second half of the army on Sunday, but I ran out of paint!

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There are really just five stages to painting these guys.

  1. Skin: Base coat Celestra Grey, splash a heavy Athonian Camoshade all over. When dry, drybrush Ogryn Camo then, very lightly, Screaming Skull. Congratulations, you have just finished 80% of the model!
  2. Fur/Loincloths: Skavenblight Dinge with Nuln Oil wash. Drybrush with Stormvermin Fur (and, on special models such as the Varghulf above, follow up with a very light drybrush of Administratum Grey).
  3. Bones: The usual Zandri Dust base, washed with Agrax. Drybrush Ushabti Bone.
  4. Claws: Abaddon Black, drybrush with Skavenblight Dinge and Administratum Grey (makes them look sharp!).
  5. Blood and Gore: Grab yourself the Blood for the Blood God technical paint, and splash it about!

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That really is all there is to it. Lightning fast and they do not look bad at all, if I say so myself!

When it comes to the blood, I tend to keep it on the hands, going up to the elbows, but also use it to help denote rank – so, higher ranking models have the blood going further up their arms and also round their mouths. As the blood looks so noticeable against the rest of the model it is a very easy way to spot the Heroes and unit leaders from a distance.

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I have some more Flesh-Eaters on the way (another force about the size of this one) but, as I said, I ran out of paint over this weekend. So, I also made a proper start on the new Sylvaneth! These guys are really quick and easy to do as well and, as they also rely on all-over body washes that take time to dry, are perfect to do alongside your Flesh-Eater Court.

So, if you want to do two armies instead of just one (!), Flesh-Eaters and Sylvaneth are the perfect combo!

 

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