Monday, 26 March 2018

Krom the Paunch

Krom is the Packmaster of the Hounds, leader of the Blood Hunt. From a young age he found he preferred the company of the camp dogs to the human members of the tribe, though he learned early on that they were not to be tamed, losing his hand in that harsh lesson. Over the years he came to understand the pack mentality of the beasts, learn their language of gestures and growls. Gradually, he became accepted as a member of the pack, living, eating and sleeping with them, rising to become  the alpha hound, the packmaster. Krom and his pack roam far and wide over the snowy wastes, tracking prey and scouting out potential raids for the tribe to undertake. 

This is the Bloodstoker from the Age of Sigmar starter set. It was the obvious model to lead the hounds, with the whip and the prodder attachment to his arm stump. There's even a pair of jaw bones trophy attached to his helmet, the previous alpha male of the pack? It really is a lovely sculpt and looking at it, I was thinking about just how far ahead of the pack that Games Workshop have become in the production of plastic figures. I was struck by how far they had progressed when comparing the current marauders to some old school models, but these character sculpts are just in a different league. I reckon this model could stand proudly next to any classic metal sculpt of yesteryear.


It feels good to be painting chaos warriors again after a break of about two years. I have another unit underway and have been sorting through my old collection for more ideas. Three is not Khorne's number, but it is my favourite, so hopefully I will be adding a trio of units to the army.

7 comments:

demi_morgana said...

Damn, after watching whole this painting of yours I might actually give new plastics a try...

Old Fogey said...

Thanks, plastics are just like metals, there are some good, some bad and some ugly.

demi_morgana said...

Apparently :)

Most probably I'll start with some zombies:
there are some quite a nasty ideas among Malifaux range...

Old Fogey said...

An excellent choice sir :)

Michał Kucharski said...

Really great work!

Matt Crump said...

Nice job .....but not an easy figure to store !🤔

Old Fogey said...

He's on a cavalry base, so no more difficult than a horse rider holding a spear. The whip thing is surprisingly robust, having caught it a few times while painting it I can attest that it's reasonably resilient.

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