The are the blood of the pack, they make the heart of it beat. Pulsating with the wraith of Khorne in their veins they prowl the Imperium for their next kill. Armed to the teeth for all types of warfare these warriors of of the Blood God are ready to take on any and all enemies of Chaos. They are Grey Hunter or what they prefer to be called Blood Hunters.
In terms of modelling I attempted to imbue the essence of Khorne into each of them. Utilizing a wide variety of kits from Warhammer Fantasy to Warhammer 40k I was able to make each them an individual. Each and every one of them has a different face yet each of them are still a weapon of the Blood God. Looking closely at their great company shoulder pad (left) you will find the iconography of Khorne. While their right shoulder, captures that of their pack marking. To further develop each squads identity I used their back packs as a means to differentiate them from each other. Some have red dominate the packs while other squads have oxidized brass. In the end I can quickly tell what models belong to what squad thanks to this technique. Yet they all look like they belong to the same company or in this case the same wolf pack.
This squad is kitted out with two plasma guns and a power axe nothing more, nothing less. Each of these weapons allows me to engage a variety foes on the battle field through flexibility. The other members of the pack wield a variety of close combat weapons from maces, to axes, to swords. Each an instrument of death, each a slave to their master. They each also carry a bolter and a bolt pistol.
When it came to painting my Blood Hunters I wanted to create a unique paint scheme that would set them apart on the battle field. I wanted them to be chaotic in nature. I wanted them to throw away their past and embrace their future. Blues became red and golds became oxidized brass. The rich reds provided me with a direct link the Khorne himself. While the oxidized brass is that of the armour of Khrone himself. Weathered from the years of warfare and from the hate of battle itself their armour speaks that of death. Tempering the steel of their weapons and colour scheme I spilled but a sprinkle of ice blue on to them. Creating a stark contrast to that of the blood reds the blues balance my split-complementary colour scheme. The red may be the dominate colour but the yellow-greens and blue-greens provides the high contrast that I was seeking. The bonus to using such a palette is that I am not plagued by the strong tension of a straight up complementary scheme. Not wanting to tilt the balance of harmony against my favour I ensured that all other colours would be neutral in appearance. Choosing a muted grey for their skin I was able to achieve this while creating a sickly look their faces. The bases received the same treatment as the skin but the end result was that of an ash world.