The masterminds of the Dark City’s Kabals, driven by insatiable greed and ruthless ambition.
These Drukhari schemers are the puppeteers of Commorragh’s intricate web of power. When absolute precision and unwavering loyalty are demanded, they call upon their Hand – a select group of Kabalite experts whose talents span the deadly spectrum from poison mastery to bladework prowess. The Hands of the Archon execute their employers’ dark desires with unwavering precision, all the while engaged in their own intricate dance for influence and prestige within the courts of Commorragh.
Unleash your own dark fantasies with this multipart plastic kit, enabling you to assemble 10 Kabalite figures, the sinister agents of Drukhari warlords. These versatile miniatures are not only suitable for the battlefield but also excel as Hand of the Archon operatives in thrilling games of Kill Team. Alternatively, deploy them as Kabalite Warriors to bolster your Drukhari forces in the vast Warhammer 40,000 universe.
These cold-hearted warriors are equipped with venomous splinter rifles and an assortment of sadistic special weapons, meticulously crafted to inflict maximum pain upon their adversaries. What sets this kit apart is its versatility, providing you with a treasure trove of components for customizing your models. You can craft unique kill team specialists like the elusive Skysplinter Assassin, the ferocious Crimson Duellist brandishing a lethal flail, the toxic Elixicant, and many more.
Kill Team: Hand of the Archon Datasheets
What’s in the Kill Team: Hand of the Archon box
- x126 plastic components that make 10 Kabalite Miniatures.
- x10 Citadel 25mm Round Bases.
How to paint the Kill Team: Hand of the Archon set
- Step 1: Prime Your Miniatures
Start by applying a coat of primer to your Hand of the Archon miniatures. This helps the paint adhere better. You can use black or white primer, depending on whether you want a darker or brighter base.
- Step 2: Basecoat
Select the primary paints for your miniatures and apply the basecoat. Start with larger areas and work towards smaller details. For example, if you want their armor to be dark blue, paint that first using Kantor Blue. Paint their skin with Rakarth Flesh
- Step 3: Layering
Layering adds depth to your miniatures. Choose a slightly lighter shade of the base color and apply it to raised areas. This creates a three-dimensional effect. For instance, if your base color is Kantor Blue, use a lighter blue like Alaitoc Blue for layering the armor and Flayed One Flesh for the skin.
- Step 4: Wash
Apply a wash to your miniatures. A wash is like a thin, watery paint that settles in recesses, adding shadows and definition. It brings out the details. If you want a grimy look, use a dark wash like Nuln Oil.
- Step 5: Details
Now, paint the smaller details like faces, hair, weapons, and clothing using specific paints. Take your time to ensure accuracy. For example, use Apothecary White and apply a small dot of Abaddon Black for the eyes, Tuskgor Fur shaded with Seraphim Sepia for hair, Leadbelcher or Brass Scorpion for weapons, and Zandri Dust shaded with Athonian Camoshade for clothing.
- Step 6: Dry Brushing
Dry brushing highlights raised edges. Dip your brush in a lighter paint than the base and wipe most of it off. Gently brush it over the edges of your models. This makes the details stand out. For example, use Runefang Steel for weapons to create a metallic sheen.
- Step 7: Basing
Consider how you want to base your miniatures. You can use texture paints or scenic basing kits for a more immersive look. For simplicity, you can choose a texture paint like Astrogranite Debris that resembles cracked earth, or Mordant Earth for a dark earthy terrain.
- Step 8: Extra Details
To add character and extra details to your Hand of the Archon miniatures, you can use specific paints:
Battle Damage: Create battle-damaged effects with paints like Ryza Rust for rust effects, Rakarth Flesh for exposed areas, and Kantor Blue (the base color you used for the armor) or Abaddon Black for chipped or scratched armor.
Blood Splatters: Simulate blood splatters with Blood for the Blood God for fresh blood or Typhus Corrosion mixed with red or brown paints for dried blood.
Unique Markings: Add unique markings, symbols, or patterns using White Scar for intricate white markings, Lahmian Medium to thin down base paints for fine lines, and Ulthuan Grey for lighter details on dark surfaces.
- Step 9: Varnish
After the paint has dried completely, apply a protective varnish to your miniatures. Matte varnish provides a non-shiny finish, while gloss adds a shine. It’s your choice!