Finished Kar’Hazra Bloodthirster

It’s been a long journey that’s took the entire summer, but Kar’Hazra The Blood Drinker, Bloodthirster of the Sixth Host is finally finished! The Bloodthirster is a beautiful model that deserves to be called a centerpiece. Additionally, he’s a pivotal character in the fluff of my Army, the Death Seekers, as Kar’Hazra is the one who has recognized and blessed Irascus with many gifts over the millennia.

karhazra-close-up

Because Kar’Hazra is a center piece in both model and story, I needed to do him justice. Consequently, I had a few goals for this project.

  • Push my skills and techniques to the limits: wet blending, edge highlighting, shading, and picking out individual details
  • Limit new techniques.
    • Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t. I prepared for this project by painting various units to fine tune techniques and didn’t want to “mess up” Kar’Hazra
  • Take advantage of my lightbox
    • As a centerpiece model, I wanted to step up my photography game to better capture the essence of the model for all to enjoy
  • Make this a model that I’m proud to display and is a testament of my current skills

karhazra-axe

Looking back I think I’ve accomplished all of these goals! I wouldn’t be lying if I told you I looked in wonder at the finished product and was even a little giddy about him. Compared to the Daemon Prince I painted in the Spring of 2015 (and submitted to the OH-CON painting contest), my Bloodthirster is leaps and bounds better!

Without further adieu, here’s what you’ve been waiting to see; more glamour shots of Kar’Hazra The Blood Drinker, Bloodthirster of the Sixth Host.

 

  • That’s one mean looking ‘thirster. I really like the skin tone and detail work.

    • Thanks! The skin tone has been an evolution over many models to get it right, but I’m very happy with the darker skin on my daemons.