Legends depict the Hellflayers as instruments used to tend the Dark Prince’s macabre pleasure-gardens, where they mercilessly dismember the cursed souls trapped in purgatory. However, these diabolical chariots prove their worth on the battlefield, as Daemonette crews unleash their whirl-bladed murder engines upon the foes of excess, inflicting death through countless cuts.
This multipart plastic kit allows you to construct a Hellflayer, a daemonic chariot equipped with blade-axles. These imposing contraptions blend intricate metalwork with a breathtaking assortment of wicked spokes and threshing blades, offering various styles of frontal spikes to choose from. The chariot is pulled by a pair of serpentine and scaly Seekers, while a trio of Daemonettes, with different head options, takes control—one mounted on the platform and two riding the Seekers, wielding menacing hooked whips.
What’s in the Hellflayer box
- x96 plastic components that build the Hellflayer.This kit can alternatively be assembled as a Seeker Chariot, or as a Herald of Slaanesh mounted atop either a Hellflayer or Seeker Chariot. In addition, you can combine the components of two of these kits to build a mighty Exalted Seeker Chariot.
- x1 Citadel 120x92mm Oval Base
How to paint the Hellflayer set
- Step 1: Prime the miniature
Apply a base coat of black primer to ensure proper adhesion of the paints. This will provide a solid foundation for the subsequent layers of paint.
- Step 2: Basecoat the Chariot
Using a brush or airbrush, apply a basecoat of dark metallic paint, such as Leadbelcher, to the entire chariot, including the metalwork and blades. This will give it a menacing and industrial look.
- Step 3: Paint the Scaled Seekers
Using a brush, paint the Seekers with a pale white color, such as Ulthuan Grey. This will give them a demonic and ethereal appearance.
- Step 4: Highlight the Scaled Seekers
Using a lighter shade of purple, such as Genestealer Purple, carefully apply highlights to the raised areas of the Seekers skin. This will add depth and a touch of the Slaaneshi aesthetic to their appearance.
- Step 5: Detail the Blades and Spokes
Using a small brush, paint the blades and spokes of the Hellflayer with a metallic color, such as Runefang Steel. Ensure that each blade and spoke is neatly painted, highlighting the sharp edges.
- Step 6: Add Rust and Weathering
Using a combination of brown and orange paints, like Mournfang Brown and Fire Dragon Bright, create rust effects on the metal parts of the chariot. Apply them sparingly to simulate corrosion and weathering.
- Step 7: Paint the Daemonettes
Paint the Daemonettes skin with a pale color, such as Pallid Wych Flesh, to complement the color scheme of the Seekers. Ensure each detail is carefully painted, including their intricate tattoos and facial features. You can use Daemonette Hide for their armor.
- Step 8: Highlight the Daemonettes
Using a lighter shade of purple, such as Druchii Violet, apply highlights to the raised areas of the Daemonettes, such as the edges of their armor or the tips of their claws. This will enhance their otherworldly appearance.
- Step 9: Finishing Touches
Add additional details, such as eyes, teeth, and horns, using appropriate colors like Abaddon Black or Ushabti Bone. These details will bring the Hellflayer to life and make it more menacing.
- Step 10: Varnish the Model
Once the paint is dry, apply a protective coat of matte varnish to protect the miniature and give it a consistent finish. This will also prevent the paint from chipping or fading over time.