Thor’s Workbench: Flesh Hounds of Khorne WIP #1

KhorneLast week I posted up a test model. I had big plans and lots of time to get the unit mostly done; so I thought. I had far more to do than I anticipated that wasn’t related to painting this unit. Also, I had realized I had work to do on some small odds and ends that I needed to get done for this coming weekend for a tournament. I had to get a banner of blood done for my Bloodletters and also a few meltaguns for my Chaos Marines. Thankfully it’s also stuff that needed to get done for the Standoff too. Anyway, I did still make some great progress on the Flesh Hounds. Here’s some shots of half the unit prior to basing. Most of these shots suck but the last one isn’t terrible.

Once I worked out the test model these guys went pretty quick. I altered up the fur on a few just to add some diversity to the unit. It’s one of the things I like about Chaos and Daemons, you don’t expect uniformity in everything and it makes painting the models more enjoyable. I also opted to do the faces entirely as fur on all but the test model. The test model I blended flesh to fur and it looks great I think but also takes time. I wanted to blow through the first half of the squad so the next half will get a few more with blended faces. Again, another thing to just keep the unit interesting.

The basing is in progress as I type this so then it’s on to getting five more of these done. I should be ready for the Standoff early for once and not spend the night before rushing through something I need to get done.


I began playing Warhammer 40K in 2006 and have been an avid player and hobbyist since then. I currently play Chaos Space Marines and Khorne Daemonkin, though I do also own Orks, Necrons and Space Marines. Blood Bowl is also a favorite of mine though I rarely get to play it.

  • TheRhino

    These look great. The skin/fur combo and contrast really makes them stand out.

    • Thor

      Thanks. So much more fun painting organic than power armor.

      • TheRhino

        Definitely. My wife was admiring my Hive Tyrant and the way I explained the difference between painting him and paitning Marines was that Marines was like a coloring book. Stay inside the lines and it’ll look good. Nids are like a watercolor, there are no lines, and it’s up to you to make it look good.

        • Thor

          That’s a very apt analogy.

  • JD Brink

    Those are awesome! Excellent work with color and highlighting. Inspires me to finally get mine painted… not that I’m likely to anytime soon, but when I want a boot in the rear to do so, I’ll come back to this post!

    • Thor

      Thanks. It’s been a nice break from painting power armor. Working on the last 5 now.

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