Forge World Bloodthirster Greater Daemon of Khorne WIP #2

Posted: May 27, 2013 in Daemons
Tags: , , , ,

Hey there, been a while between posts these days however I keep forging ahead spending what spare time I have at the moment on chipping away at my current project, the Forge World Bloodthirster Greater Daemon of Khorne.  What a magnificent miniature it is too, I don’t know about you but I find that my appreciation of a mini deepens when I begin to paint it, I find that I really start to look at a mini properly as I’m painting it and the more time I spend painting this mini, the more I really recognise just what an amazing figure this is.

Daniel Cockersell, in the unlikely event you are reading this post, thank you for giving us such an amazing model.  This Bloodthirster Greater Daemon really captures the violence, blind rage, power and brutality of this Chaos Power.

So the WIP pictures.  First up is the base.  Forge World Bloodthirster of Khorne 1

I’m very pleased with how the base has turned out.  This base is really a test pilot for how I intend on doing the bases for my up coming 30k World Eaters army.  Indeed, this Greater Daemon of Khorne along with about 20 plastic Blood Letters are going to be an allied contingent for when I use the 30k World Eaters for games of 40k, when they of course will be Chaos Space Marines.   Forge World Bloodthirster of Khorne 2

The mangled up Ultra Marine.  I sort of saw this guy as having been flicked aside by the Bloodthirster and then crushed beneath a massive piece of masonry or something as the Bloodthirster advances.Forge World Bloodthirster of Khorne 3

A better shot.  I was a bit reluctant to put blood on the model, as I’ve often felt that it cheapens the look of a mini because its such a hard effect to reproduce in scale.  However I gave it a shot using various oil paints and I’m pretty happy with the final effect.  Forge World Bloodthirster of Khorne 4Who’s that handsome devil?  The skin is going to take a long time on this model to get looking right.  I spent probably 3hrs on this face yesterday and its still going.  Overall I’m happy with how it looks but there are still some small areas that I want to revisit.  For those interested I’ve used oils, acrylics, inks and washes on this guy so far.  Also, the finish hasn’t been sealed yet either, so thats why it looks a little shiny.

The wings have also been finished too however they are not that interesting so I didn’t bother photographing them, suffice to say though they are massive and when this model is complete its going to be gigantic.

Ok, thats it for me now.  I’ve got a bit of time off coming up in a few weeks where I intend on hitting this pretty hard, then moving on to the World Eaters.  I’m going to be doing a separate post on the World Eaters shortly, I actually had the 5000pt army rock up on my door step a week or two ago.  I wanted to take a photo of me swimming in all the resin crack for you all, however my good sense got the better of me.  So you’ll be seeing a far more measured diary starting up for my World Eaters shortly.

As usual comments are always welcome and thanks for dropping in.

Until next time,


  1. Dave says:

    Hey man, looking great so far.
    The base is very cool, however if meant for 30k world eaters you should probably change the ultramarine on there to one of the other chapters that the world eaters are more involved with.

  2. Well to be fair the boys and big Angie does take a trip to Calth to enjoy some mayhem and slaughter with their new buddies the preacher boys 😉 So I think it is quite appropriate to have this lovely hunk of daemon squish a bit of ultra smurf under his hooves 😛
    Looking forward to seeing this progress, looking great so far 😀

  3. Cowie says:

    BT paintwork is amazing mate! I can hardly believe you aren’t finished!! Great work, and thanks for posting the pics.

  4. Tim says:


    Could you do a breakdown on how you got such amazing earth colours?


  5. Macca says:

    Don’t be too worried mate, the World Eaters and Word Bearers stomped all over the Utima Segmentum during the Heresy, leading to Angron’s rise to Daemonhood. As usual you inspire me to reach new heights, and my next army should be the goods. But of course, by then you’ll have moved on to bigger and better things eh?

    Regards, Macca.

    Ps. expect those transfers Monday-ish

  6. Azazel says:

    Looks good (as does the previous Bloodthirster post). I’ve got one of these things sitting in a box, as it’s been for a couple of years. I hope to one day assemble and paint it, but it’s a pretty bloody intimidating model!
    I look forward to following your progress!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s