Welcome back to my annual (-ish) feature: the Deadly Assassins. It's that time of year when I paint an Assassin model. Or two. And this year, like last year, it's two again. I opted to finish off my Death Cult Assassins to give me a squad of four (five if I can count Knosso Prond).
|Primed and ready for a killer* paint job.|
Like last year I decided to add a lot of skulls to their bases. One has an assortment of human skulls ( Heretics, most likely) and the other has a tau skull and helmet as they have been infesting our local systems in recent times.
Of course the Tau helm is a homage (more like a taunt) to Da Masta Cheef's ( current) Tau scheme.
The hair is the same scheme I have used since Knosso Prond, but I like the way it works with these colors. The faces were done a bit differently this year. I used Guilliman Flesh Contrast Paint as the base but used a Dry** paint called Eldar Flesh for the highlight. Very simple, easy, and satisfying result I think.
|Wilderness shot. Overcast skies kind of muted their colors a bit though.|
And here they are, eager for the first time I deploy them. Gee, I guess I need to finally paint up some Sisters to make that happen, right?
|"We know you're hiding in that bush! Come out so we can stab you! "|
*'cuz they're killers.
**At the time of this posting, GW is in the process of canceling a good portion (if not all) of the Dry Paint line. A chunk of that Dry range and a lot of the Air brush range are currently in the Last Chance to Buy category on their website.