Here we are again with the annual (-ish) feature on the Imperial Assassins
. This time around I decided to finish this Culexus Assassin that has been halfway painted for sbout 15 years now. Unlike the two previous Assassins (Vindicare
) that were painted following steps from the White Dwarf Weekly issue that focused on the Execution Force boxed game release, this guy was painted in grey tones.
|Culexus Assassin taught me to point at my target when I throw things. |
When I dug him out and compared him to the other two, I found the contrast to be a bit too intense, so I toned it back with a conservative wash of Nuln Oil.
|Does he need a skull on that base? Hmmm...|
The straps were painted using Khorne Red, Nuln Oil and Pink Horror. I picked out the cables using contrasting colors and applied Nuln Oil to the recesses on the helmet. After painting the psyche-out grenades I added grass tufts to the base and it was finished.
|Vs. The Psychic Warp Mushroom! |
Just the Calidus left and I will have my old school Execution Force done!
Just a quick story about this guy before we sign off: I used to use the Culexus with my Space Wolves back in 3rd Ed. His rules back then would reduce the Leadership of all within 12" of him. And I used that rule with cunning efficiency. It was especially helpful against the Necrons at the time as they would be forced to take a LD test after so many losses to see if they would Phase Out of the battle. Using the Culexus I was able defeat Necrons at least twice due to the differnce he made in LD. Ahhh, It was a glorius time!