40k Showcase – Kharn the Bloody

“Because we couldn’t be trusted. The Emperor needed a weapon that would never obey its own desires before those of the Imperium.


He needed a weapon that would never bite the hand that feeds. The World Eaters were not that weapon. We’ve all drawn blades purely for the sake of shedding blood, and we’ve all felt the exultation of winning a war that never even needed to happen. 

We are not the tame, reliable pets that the Emperor wanted. The Wolves obey, when we would not. The Wolves can be trusted, when we never could. They have a discipline we lack, because their passions are not aflame with the Butcher’s Nails buzzing in the back of their skulls. The Wolves will always come to heel when called. In that regard, it is a mystery why they name themselves wolves. They are tame, collared by the Emperor, obeying his every whim. But a wolf doesn’t behave that way. Only a dog does. That is why we are the Eaters of Worlds, and the War Hounds no longer.


 – Kharn Unpublished treatise. 

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For Kharn I wanted a straight forward realistic colour tone. I decided early on not to shade the colour with another colour, but add black and brown to mute the blue. The armour has been heavily chipped and weathered to reflect the Legion’s preferred method of war. I know that Kharn is supposed to be unscarred but I wanted to paint the model exactly as it was.
Because we couldn’t be trusted. The Emperor needed a weapon that would never obey its own desires before those of the Imperium. 

He needed a weapon that would never bite the hand that feeds. The World Eaters were not that weapon. We’ve all drawn blades purely for the sake of shedding blood, and we’ve all felt the exultation of winning a war that never even needed to happen. We are not the tame, reliable pets that the Emperor wanted. The Wolves obey, when we would not. The Wolves can be trusted, when we never could. They have a discipline we lack, because their passions are not aflame with the Butcher’s Nails buzzing in the back of their skulls. The Wolves will always come to heel when called. In that regard, it is a mystery why they name themselves wolves. They are tame, collared by the Emperor, obeying his every whim. But a wolf doesn’t behave that way. Only a dog does. That is why we are the Eaters of Worlds, and the War Hounds no longer.

 – Kharn Unpublished treatise. 

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Whatever you’ve read about miniature painting I can tell you now that none of it was applied to Kharn. Instead of watering my paints down and blending multiple layers together I mixed the paint up with my own blood (even the whites) and ‘stabbed’ it on with the end of a bald brush. Varnish? Bullshit, I screamed “Blood and Skulls” at the model for 20 minutes and now the paint is to scared to flake off. The nails sung their blood hymn as I sawed my own head off for the final oil/blood wash. 
Myles

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