In the tapestry of the T’au Empire, a diverse array of alien races collaborates under their T’au overseers. Among these factions, the Kroot stand out as a remarkable presence. Originating from the forested world of Pech, nestled in the north-western reaches of the T’au Empire, the Kroot form a unique partnership with their T’au allies. This unity extends to the Kroot Hounds, fierce and deadly creatures that join their Kroot cousins in their pursuits.
Characterized by their lean and muscular physiques, the Kroot Hounds exhibit a distinct leathery hide adorned with primitive armor and spikes gracing their shoulders and spines. With their ferocious maws and untamed postures, they emanate an aura of primal power. These Kroot Hounds become indispensable allies, accompanying their Kroot counterparts into the crucible of battle, where their presence contributes to the overall might of the T’au forces.
What’s in the Kroot Hounds box
- x8 resin components with which to make 4 T’au Empire Kroot Hounds.
- x4 Citadel 25mm round bases.
How to paint the Kroot Hounds set
- Step 1: Base Coat the Hide
Start by applying a base coat to the Kroot Hounds hide using a color like Gorthor Brown. This lays the foundation for the leathery texture of their skin.
- Step 2: Accent with Wash
Add depth and dimension by applying a wash, such as Agrax Earthshade, to the hide. This technique emphasizes the details and creates shadows for a realistic effect.
- Step 3: Highlight the Edges
Use a lighter shade, like Mournfang Brown, to highlight the raised edges of the hide. This technique adds contrast and enhances the texture of the skin.
- Step 4: Define the Spikes
Focus on the spikes along the shoulders and spines. Apply a dark color like Rhinox Hide as a base coat, followed by highlights using Skrag Brown. This emphasizes the rugged appearance of the spikes.
- Step 5: Detail the Maws
Paint the ferocious maws of the Kroot Hounds with colors like Cadian Fleshtone for the interior and a dark shade like Abaddon Black for the recesses. This contrast makes the maws appear menacing.
- Step 6: Eyes and Teeth
Use a bright color like Screaming Skull to paint the eyes and teeth of the Kroot Hounds. This adds a striking contrast to their dark maws.
- Step 7: Nail the Claws
Apply a color like Steel Legion Drab to the claws and nails of the Kroot Hounds. This adds detail and depth to their appendages.