Merciless hunters who stalk the weak, these Aspiring Deathbringers stride through the battlefield exuding pure menace with every step. Any foes who display even the slightest fear or hesitation are immediately smashed apart with rage and fury, left to fall and rot where they land.
I really like the stance of this miniature. It's a really strong pose with weapons held low as he eyes up his next opponent. Despite having the static stance, the chain adds a touch of movement showing he hasn't paused for long.
Both his weapons are huge, but his build makes it seem like he is well able to wield them. The armour also gives him a bit of height, so he doesn't look too small compared to the Slaughterpriests. The skull helm also adds to the sinister look.
Agrax Earthshade is thinned down and only applied to the deepest recesses. Carroburg Crimson is applied in the recesses around the eyes and nose.
After last time, I mostly focused the blood effects on the weapons. I applied a very liberal coat, stippling it on in the areas where I wanted to fade out. I then applied a second layer to the ends of the weapons where the blood would coat thickest.
With the miniature glued to the base I mixed sand with glue and applied it to the base, creating a wet mud like effect. I then base-coated it with Rhinox Hide, applied highlights of Mournfang Brown and Steel Legion Drab, then applied a wash of Agrax Earthshade.
Finally, I applied some Citadel Scorched Grass in patches as well as some Leaf Litter by Green Stuff World and then applied a light wash of Agrax Earthshade over the leaves.
Overall I think the blood effects came out better, although I'm still not fully happy in a few areas where it sharply fades away. The problem I had was the more I messed with it the worse I made it, so I decided to leave it as is for now.
I'm really happy with the skull as it's just bright enough to draw focus, but dirty and chaotic enough. The red armour also looks well aged, although the bronze could use a few scratches to add a little extra shine. Something to focus on in the future!