Realm of Chaos – Slaves to Darkness Beastmen V: Dog-faced Khorngor II (Neglected Model September ’18)

Citadel Oldhammer Realm of Chaos Khorngor Beastmen of Khorne Beasts of Chaos

What’s the hot new thing for all the hip players out there? Beasts of Chaos? Beastmen? Well, time for me to be topical for a change (no, not like that lotion…)

Which brings us to the first of this month’s neglected models – a pair of my old Khorngor Beastmen from the Realm of Chaos era. The armoured one of the two is the only one of these that I have, while the second, less armoured model here is one of three of the same sculpt duplicated in my collection.

Citadel Oldhammer Realm of Chaos Khorngor Beastmen of Khorne Beasts of Chaos

Like the pair that I just linked, this pair were again part of my nascent Imperial Guard in days gone by (aka, the original Rogue Trader era), but were kept when I sadly sold off my original Guard force and stripped – only to have started repainting in… well, fuck knows when. But it was when I was still giving my fantasy models square bases, and even using green flock. So quite awhile ago. All I really did was base them and basecoat the fur on the one, and that plus adding some bright red armour with horrible bright yellow trim on the other. So basically, these two were the opposite of something like the Warzone guy I shared the other day where it was mostly touch-ups – this pair was pretty much done from (almost) scratch. Such are the variations within the category of Neglected Models.

Citadel Oldhammer Realm of Chaos Khorngor Beastmen of Khorne Beasts of Chaos

Citadel Oldhammer Realm of Chaos Khorngor Beastmen of Khorne Beasts of Chaos

One thing I am particularly happy with is the freehanding on the shields, especially the red one. I originally worked up some Chaos Marauder shields, but then checked out what I’d given previous Khorngor and so went with the freehand route instead. I’ve got a couple others coming up who I’ll probably give those sculpted shields to, though. When I finish them. Interestingly, it seems that the upcoming Battletome for Beasts of Chaos features rules to Mark our Beastmen once again, so proper Khorngor (and the others) will be a thing on the tabletop again.

29 thoughts on “Realm of Chaos – Slaves to Darkness Beastmen V: Dog-faced Khorngor II (Neglected Model September ’18)

  1. Ooh, those are awesome! I really wish GW would start doing more variation in their beast-men, with dog-men and bear-men* and all sorts of other things, rather than just all being livestock-based. These ones are all cute and stubby and grumpy and I love them. Kind of remind me a bit of the Wolpertings from Rumo.

    Got a song for them, too: https://youtu.be/aqTuVpZCBTI

    *And -women. There’s really no reason for them to have a gender-segregated society.

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    • Even featuring a Bloodthirster on the record art! Yeah, I’d love to see a return to more variation in Beastmen. They do have the opportunity to do so even in a more uniform way (it if must be uniform) with the other three marked kinds to go with the Tzaangor.
      As for beast-wo-men, I do agree. I feel like we’ll be getting more of that as the “New”-GW continues to move forward (look at all the new fish elves and stormcast and gloom..haunt? It’ll just come down to when they’re doing new kits, I think.

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    • I’d love to see Jes come out of management and do some sculpting again for some of the new kits (ideally metal) without the need to sculpt models that would rank up nicely. That’s the only real drawback to many of these old-school models, and why a lot of the 40k stuff stands out more in many ways.

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    • Cheers for that. I’ll need to get a few more similar ones in to hone in the skills, I think. As happy as I am with it, the flaws stand out more and more, the more I look at it!

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  2. Yep, very nice! The yellow shield is my favourite, ’cause it’s more “rough and ready” and (for me anyway) that is far more difficult to paint! I can say this safely since I know you’ve painted it and that was the effect you were going for – if it was me I’d just be claiming it was a bit rough ’cause I’d made a crap job of painting it! If I’m wrong on this, I’ll just unsubscribe myself quietly! 😉

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    • Heh thanks. Usually if I end up with something too rough I crack the shits and start from scratch, so it always feels weird to do the “rougher/imperfect” work style. Glad it worked this time 🙂

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  3. Those are great – especially the shields. I’m sure I’ve said this here before but seeing these really makes me wish that modern beastmen had a bit more variety to them. The new goats are lovely but wouldn’t it be nice to see a wider range of beasties again?

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    • Full agreement with you. I’m happy with the Tzaangor – as much as I’d have liked even more variety there, I’m happy to at least have the variants. I’ve been hoping for Khorngor and the others from the moment the Tzaan appeared – was quite disappointed to not get new Pestigor when we had all of those waves of Nurgle.
      I’ll have to just try and get all of my old models painted in the interim (ha!)

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