Looming over his Bloodbound brethren, his face locked into a permanent rictus of raging hatred, the Slaughterpriest is literally swollen with the force of Chaos. Demagogues capable of boiling enemies alive with a roared prayer, their booming chants fill everything around them with mindless rage, causing them to disregard any concept of self-preservation and fling themselves into battle with mindless fury. Slaughterpriests are notorious for gaining their hideous power by drinking the blood of the fallen foe; this grisly tribute to Khorne causes their limbs to stretch and bones to harden, turning them into brutes rightly feared across the realms.
This guy looks like a giant. Despite Fexgore being around the same size, because Heldrax doesn't have the armour he looks lankier, and with the crazy huge axe he just looks that bit taller.
The real standout feature though is the horns growing out from his exposed spine. They frame the face, really nicely and just give so much unique detail to the back of the miniature where you realise where the horns are coming from.
Agrax Earthshade is thinned down and only applied to the deepest recesses. Carroburg Crimson is applied in the recesses around the eyes and nose.
I went with a similar approach to last time and applied the gore thickly to the weapon, but built up thin layers on the skin around the spine to create a sore dripping effect.
After gluing the miniature to the base I mixed sand with glue and applied it around their feet. Normally I apply the glue first, then sprinkle the sand on top, but this way I found you get much fresher mud look. I then base-coated it with Rhinox Hide, then applied highlights of Mournfang Brown and Steel Legion Drab, then a wash of Agrax Earthshade.
Afterwards I applied some Citadel Scorched Grass in patches as well as some Leaf Litter by Green Stuff World and gave them and the grass a final wash of Agrax Earthshade.
Despite having the same colour palette as the others in the box this guy was a lot of fun to paint, as there was a lot more detail on him than I first thought, with all the trinkets attached to his skin, and the detail on the spine.
That's 3 finished now and only two more to go!