Cult of Khaine Warhammer Army Blog

This blog is dedicated to my Dark Elf Warhammer army - The Cult of Khaine.

I have been collecting and painting models for the past couple of years in particular the games workshop warhammer dark elves. These are my favourite minatures out of their range and over the time I have amassed a rather large army. I thought it would be a good idea to blog my development of the army as It evolves to keep a record of my ideas and to showcase the models when I finish them. I will be posting various images, comments and links as I go and would love to hear any comments you have.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Finished the board

Well the board is now done after lots of dry brushing.

Final steps included a matt seal then painting water effects over the sea area.

A fairly quick job this one and looks great with the army on it. I will post more photos wen I get the chance. Can't believe I have finished this army after 2 years of painting it.

And the finished board from the top down.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Base Coating

Next stage is to give it a good base coat. I sprayed all the PVA glue areas with a white base coat first to seal the glue and make it easier to paint.

I also added some coarse gravel around the base of the rocks.

Then I gave it a good coat of black, blue and brown slowly building up the colours.

Blue is much easier to paint on a white background than black.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Further updates on the board

Step 3: Sand the board. I do this first by laying down a coat of PVA glue then sprinkling sand over the top and finally covering it again in a 50/50 PVA water mix to make sure the sand does not come off when I dry brush it.

Here is a close up of the water, again this is just PVA glue painted on with a brush to give the board some depth.

Here is what the road looks like from my PVA silicon mould.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Work in Progress Armies on Parade 2016

Well another year is here and I have two weeks to get a board together - crept up on me this year. I have the army ready to go but need to get a board done for it so here it goes!

Step 1: Start with 1mm thick MDF board cut to 600x600mm. Paint the underside Black and seal with varnish. Top side using Polystyrene sheet cut hill sections. From a mould I had kicking about I made some paving for a brick road out of PVA glue.

Step 2: Lots of PVA glue.... and more.  Glued the rock sections down and made the glue for the water section.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Dark Elf Assassin

Just finished this quick assassin. nice little model this one - a pleasure to paint!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Dark Elf Slave Master

A nice quick conversion to add to the army.

Dark Elf Hydra

Another quick update for my Corsair Karond Kar army, I have just finished this War Hydra. It was a challenge to paint and a damn heavy model, made by metal this thing weighs a tonne.


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Dark Elves Corsair Master

Another quick one to finish the month off - this was an old Special Order Master, nice sculpt to paint!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Dark Elf Black Ark Dreadspears

This past month has been quite busy getting back in to painting my Corsair Karond Kar army after completing the ship. Its good to be back painting mini's again. I picked up 40 metal warriors shields quite a while back and always wanted to do a big block of Dreadspears.

I did not want them to look the usual and given that they are sea based opted for a conversion on the leg piece. The High Elf shadow warriors legs worked really well when painted up as scale mail and gave them a much more dynamic look to the unit (more mobile) which is how I imagine them being ship bound.

Anyway for your enjoyment a few pics of the unit.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Dark Elf Corsair Black Ark Ship

Well it has taken me nearly 12 months to design, build and paint this ship. It has truly been a challenge and great fun! I have learnt a lot though the process. Looking back now I think there is very little I would have done differently, except put the ship on a slight angle so that it is not so square/flat on its base - I think this would have made it a little bit more dynamic.

Overall I am really happy with how the project has turned out. I am looking forward to the next stages of completing my Corsair army and making a display board for it all to go on - not done yet!

You can view all the construction of the ship over at  check out the link below.

Anyway here are the final photos for the project - enjoy!