The Hernkyn Pioneers glide gracefully across alien landscapes, adeptly scouting enemy positions atop their advanced magna-coil bikes. With impressive speed, resilience, and firepower, these versatile bands of warriors frequently catch foes off guard by striking from unexpected angles, or gather vital intelligence on adversary movements for their Oathband’s Kâhl.
This multipart plastic kit allows you to assemble three Hernkyn Pioneers, a fast attack option for your Leagues of Votann armies, each mounted on agile hovering trikes. These bikes feature hull-mounted magna-coil autocannons, while the riders carry bolt revolvers and bolt shotguns, either gripped in one hand or affixed to the bike. They also possess gravitic concussion grenades.
The kit boasts an array of special wargear options, such as a rear gunner who can wield either a HYLas rotary cannon or an ion beamer, and other bikes can be customized with a rollbar searchlight, multiwave comms array, or pan spectral scanner. In addition, you’ll find a diverse selection of extra stowage and cosmetic equipment to personalize each biker. The kit also offers 10 distinct heads featuring an assortment of goggles, hoods, and flight caps – including an Ironkin head for added variety.
What’s in the Hernkyn Pioneers box
- x140 plastic components that make 3 Hernkyn Pioneers.
- x3 Citadel 90mm x 52.5mm Oval Bases.
- x1 Leagues of Votann Transfer Sheet with 555 numerals, runes, and markings for prominent Leagues.
How to paint the Hernkyn Pioneers set
- Step 1: Apply Base Colors to Bikes
Start by using Incubi Darkness paint to cover the bodies of the magna-coil bikes. This deep green hue creates a solid foundation for the rest of the paint job, ensuring a striking result.
- Step 2: Add Depth with Shading
Enhance the visual depth of the bikes by applying Coelia Greenshade shade paint. Carefully add the shade to the recesses and contours of the bike bodies. This shading technique adds dimension and realism to the models.
- Step 3: Paint Rider Clothing
Use Kantor Blue or Russ Grey to paint the clothing of the riders. These colors can be applied to elements like cloaks or robes. Applying thin layers of paint helps achieve a smooth and even coverage.
- Step 4: Bring the Riders to Life
Apply Cadian Fleshtone to the exposed skin areas of the riders. This paint adds realistic skin tones, making the miniatures look more lifelike and immersive.
- Step 5: Metallic Shine on Weapons
Detail the bike and rider weapons using Leadbelcher, a metallic paint. This adds a metallic sheen to gun barrels and other metal components, enhancing the overall visual appeal.
- Step 6: Attention to Details
Utilize Rhinox Hide to paint belts, pouches, and straps on both the bikes and the riders. These small details contribute to the overall realism of the miniatures.
- Step 7: Eyes and Accessories
With a fine brush, paint the eyes of the riders using a bright color like Mephiston Red. This small touch can make the eyes stand out and add a touch of character. Additionally, use appropriate colors to paint any accessories like goggles or helmets.
- Step 8: Create Realistic Bases
Paint the bases to match your preferred terrain using Stirland Mud as a base color. Afterward, apply a dry brush of Ushabti Bone to create a weathered and natural look.
- Step 9: Final Touches and Quality Check
Take the time to review your work and make any necessary touch-ups. Ensure that the paint application is smooth, the colors are vibrant, and the details are well-defined.
- Step 10: Preserve Your Work with Citadel Varnish (Optional)
To protect your carefully painted miniatures and ensure a lasting finish, consider applying Citadel Munitorum Varnish. A coat of varnish will safeguard your miniatures from wear and tear during gameplay, while also enhancing the visual appeal of your Hernkyn Pioneers.