Showcase: Assassinorum: Execution Force Callidus Assassin

Showcase: Assassinorum: Execution Force Callidus Assassin

Published 2022-08-28

The all-female Assassins of the Officio Assassinorum's Callidus Temple are the most subtle of the Imperium of Man's secret operatives, specialising in deceit and the use of artful deception to accomplish their objectives, usually assisted in their bloody tasks by the shape-changing Polymorphine drug.

Miniature Review

When I said the Vindicare Assassin has a boring pose this is what I'm comparing it to. Although the Callidus is far from stealthy I love the pose of her charging in ready to strike. I used to have the older miniature and had it based in a similar way on a tall base.

I'm not fully sure how I feel about the hair. It's kept the same style as the previous iteration, but I think it makes the miniature look too tall and slim. I'm not sure if a more flowing style had looked better, or just having it flow in a slightly different way.

Painting Techniques


Abaddon Black
Incubi Darkness
Dark Reaper
Thunderhawk Blue
Fenrisian Grey

Weapon Casing

Abaddon Black
Vulkan Green
Sons Of Horus Green


Vulkan Green
Warpstone Glow
Moot Green
Corax White


Gal Vorbak Red
Word Bearers Red
Mephiston Red
Evil Sunz Scarlet
Wild Rider Red


Warplock Bronze
Agrax Earthshade
Castellax Bronze
Sycorax Bronze


Iron Hands Steel
Runefang Steel


Dryad Bark
Agrax Earthshade
Dryad Bark
Balor Brown

After applying the Agrax Earthshade wash I mixed Dryad Bark 1:1 with Balor Brown and applied several thin layers to highlight.


I mixed sand with glue and applied it to the base. I then drybrushed it with Dawnstone, then Administratum Grey. I then painted the outer base with Rhinox Hide, then added a layer of Mournfang Brown. Finally, I applied some grass tufts and some Leaf Litter by Green Stuff World.


The miniature is a lot simpler compared to the others, so was pretty quick to paint. I really like how the weapons contrast with the rest of the miniature, both the brightness and the colour.

I went quite bright again on the armour, but I think it was necessary as most of the detail found on the mini is the curves of the suit.