Introducing the agile and responsive War Dog-class Knights, acting as hunting packs for their Dread Household. These nimble combat walkers take the lead, guarding the flanks of larger Knights and obliterating enemy scouts to protect their colossal masters from being overwhelmed while fiercely serving the Ruinous Powers. Among these fearsome engines, the War Dog Huntsmen yearn to take down mighty foes with their daemonbreath spear, capable of melting through even the thickest armor, while their deadly chaintalons rip through organs and crew with ease.
This multipart plastic kit lets you construct two War Dog-class Knights, either as War Dog Huntsmen or War Dog Executioners. The War Dog Huntsmen serve as a formidable close-ranged Lords of War choice, offering invaluable melee support to your Chaos Knights army or joining the ranks of wandering Dreadblade packs in other Chaos forces. Each Huntsman is armed with a tank-melting daemonbreath spear, an infantry-shredding reaper chaintalon, and the option to mount a diabolus heavy stubber or daemonbreath meltagun on the carapace. Moreover, you have the freedom to customize your models with various articulated poses, armor plating, and six unique faceplates, making these War Dog Huntsmen perfect for a captivating and rewarding painting project.
What’s in the War Dog Huntsmen box
- x148 plastic components that make 2 War Dog Huntsmen. Additionally, this versatile kit can also be assembled as a pair of Armiger Warglaives or Armiger Helverins, expanding the options for your Imperial Knights armies.
- x2 Citadel 100mm Round Bases
- x1 Armiger transfer sheet featuring heraldry for Imperial Knights, ripe for corruption.
How to paint the War Dog Huntsmen set
- Step 1: Prime
Start by priming the War Dog Huntsmen figurines with a black spray paint, like Chaos Black. Make sure to clean them beforehand and apply thin, even coats for complete coverage. Let each coat dry before moving on.
- Step 2: Base Colors
Paint the main body of the War Dog Huntsmen with your chosen color, such as a deep black like Abaddon Black or a dark grey like Eshin Grey. Apply two thin coats for a smooth finish. For the armor details, like plates and weapons, use a metallic color such as Retributor Armour or Runelord Brass. Feel free to experiment with different colors to suit your style.
- Step 3: Washes
To add depth and shadow to the black areas, apply a wash like Agrax Earthshade or Nuln Oil. Focus on the recessed parts and let the wash settle naturally. Use a wash on the metallic areas as well to enhance their appearance and give them definition.
- Step 4: Highlights and Details
Now it’s time to bring out the details. Use a lighter shade of the main body color, such as Dawnstone or Mechanicus Standard Grey, to highlight the raised areas of the War Dog Huntsmen. This could be edges, corners, or any part that catches the light. Apply the highlight sparingly to create contrast. For the metallic areas, use a brighter metallic color like Liberator Gold or Ironbreaker to add highlights and make them stand out. Don’t forget to paint any additional details like symbols or markings using appropriate colors such as Black Legion or Eshin Grey.
- Step 5: Weathering Effects
To give your War Dog Huntsmen a battle-worn look, add weathering effects. You can use a sponge or drybrush technique with a light brown or gray color like Skrag Brown or Dawnstone to create scratches and wear on the armor. For dirt or oil stains on the metallic areas, apply a wash or glaze in a dark brown or black color.
- Step 6: Final Touches
Paint the eyes of the War Dog Huntsmen using a bright color like Mephiston Red or Evil Sunz Scarlet to make them stand out. Once you’re satisfied with the paint job, apply a matte varnish to protect the models and give them a consistent finish. Finally, complete the look by basing the models using your preferred basing materials like texture paints, grass tufts, or rocks.