Introducing the Hearthkyn Salvagers, seasoned combat-surveyors hailing from the Leagues of Votann, renowned for their daring expeditions into perilous territories, from drifting space hulks to radiation-scarred killzones, all in pursuit of riches and valuable resources. Armed with state-of-the-art gear for surveying and navigating treacherous terrain, these resilient explorers employ potent firepower to clear any obstacles obstructing their quest.
This versatile multipart plastic kit provides the means to assemble a squad of 10 Hearthkyn Salvagers, resolute Kin prospectors who thrive in the most hazardous environments. These miniatures serve dual purposes, fitting seamlessly into both Kill Team as Hearthkyn Salvager operatives and the Leagues of Votann armies in Warhammer 40,000 as Hearthkyn Warriors. Each model can be equipped with either an ion blaster or an Autoch-pattern bolter, with additional options for specialized weaponry such as the magna rail rifle and HYLas rotary cannon.
The kit offers an array of choices to personalize your Kin, including various heads, helmets, and accessories to capture the unique character of each Hearthkyn Salvager. Moreover, it provides components to craft specialists for your Kill Team, ranging from agile Jump Pack Warriors to analytical Kognitâar operatives.
Kill Team: Hearthkyn Salvagers Datasheets
What’s in the Kill Team: Hearthkyn Salvagers box
- x199 plastic components that make 10 Hearthkyn Salvagers.
- x10 Citadel 28.5mm Round Bases.
How to paint the Kill Team: Hearthkyn Salvagers set
- Step 1: Priming
Before you begin painting, it’s essential to prime your miniatures. This helps the paint adhere better and creates a uniform surface. Start by applying a coat of White Scar primer. This will serve as your canvas.
- Step 2: Armor
Paint their armor with Jokaero Orange as your base color. Imagine their resilience and adventurous spirit shining through this vibrant hue. Once the orange is dry, apply a shade of Fuegan Orange to add depth and character to the armor, as if it’s been through many thrilling escapades.
- Step 3: Skin
Move on to their skin, using Rakarth Flesh. This neutral tone serves as a base for their complexions. Now, consider using various skin tones for diversity among your Hearthkyn Salvagers. You can go lighter or darker, depending on your preference. For shading, apply Reikland Fleshshade, which provides a natural depth. Afterward, add a layer of Flayed One Flesh to highlight the skin’s features. Experiment with other skin tones such as Kislev Flesh or Cadian Fleshtone for different Salvager characters.
- Step 4: Clothing Elements
Focus on their clothing elements like pants. A cool choice here is Stegadon Scale Green. It contrasts beautifully with the vibrant armor. To enhance the depth of the clothing, apply Coelia Greenshade as a shade. Then, layer with Sotek Green to bring out the richness of color. For finer details, especially on more prominent clothing elements, like capes or robes, consider using Temple Guard Blue to create additional contrast and highlights. You can also incorporate other shades like Drakenhof Nightshade or Druchii Violet for different cloth textures.
- Step 5: Facial Features
Now, let’s bring out the character in their faces. Pay attention to details like eyes, lips, and any scars or facial hair. Use a fine brush and a steady hand. For the eyes, a small dot of White Scar can add a glint of life. Remember, they are explorers with stories etched on their faces. Paints like Bugman’s Glow and Kislev Flesh can help you add depth and warmth to their facial features.
- Step 6: Metallic Details
Turn your attention to metallic details like weapons and accessories. For a realistic metallic look, consider Leadbelcher as your base. It creates that authentic steel appearance. To add depth and dimension, apply Nuln Oil as a shade. This will make the metallic parts look worn and battle-hardened. Something like Retributor Armor, Balthasar Gold, or Ironbreaker can also be used for different metallic accents.
- Step 7: Details and Accessories
Carefully paint the remaining details on their weapons, such as grips, buttons, and any insignia. Additionally, think about any unique elements like equipment pouches or communication devices. Use appropriate colors to bring out these details. Abaddon Black, Runefang Steel, Moot Green or Mephiston Red can be handy for these finishing touches.
- Step 8: Basing
To complete your miniatures, consider basing them. You can use textured paints, sand, or other materials to create a thematic base. Paint the base with colors that match the environment you envision your Salvagers exploring. Stirland Mud, Agrellan Earth, and Armageddon Dunes are great options for creating various base textures.
- Step 9: Varnishing
After all your hard work, it’s crucial to protect your miniatures. Apply a protective varnish to shield them from wear and tear. Munitorum varnish provides a non-shiny finish, which suits most models.