Daughters of Khaine – Kraith test mini

As I had mentioned in my previous post, I’d picked up the army book, cards and miniatures for the Daughters of Khaine forces of Age of Sigmar. I’m not sure why these hadn’t caught my eye earlier, but I’ve got to say, the movement and posing of these Aelves is just gorgeous. The miniatures really get across the message that these are lithe, brutal killers, and bloody scary to boot.

There are several factions (or ‘temples/cults’) within the army which allow for some great color combos. As I was having a hard time deciding which one to go for, I asked The Warmistress which one I should go for. She flipped through the book and stabbed a finger at The Kraith. Sounded cool! The downside? they wear predominantly red.

Red had been my nemesis, and though I’d become more comfortable with painting and highlighting red, I was a little anxious about painting the majority of a force in that color. So, I rose to the challenge. I assembled everything I’d bought thus far, and last night I finished my test miniature to see how she would look. Here she is:

Is she going to win any painting competitions? doubtful, but I’m more interested in getting a nice looking table ready force to bring the pain in games of Warcry and AoS. I actually really enjoyed painting her, and can’t wait to get the rest of her unit painted up. I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about the masked heads (which the Kraith favor), but seeing it painted up, they look suitably terrifying, and am happy with my choice of temple!

I am not, however, a fan of painting the whips. Argh!

More coming shortly. C&C most welcome!!

8 thoughts on “Daughters of Khaine – Kraith test mini”

  1. Looking fantastic man! Though that ass is asking for some freehand tattoos! When we going to see some Infinity!

  2. Haha! Maybe on another one for the tattoo work. I didn’t want to bite off more than I could handle on this first one (pun intended?) And yeah, I need to blow off the cobwebs for Infinity, I’ve forgotten most of it!!! Lets get together for a refresher skirmish soon, yes?

  3. Thanks! According to the fluff, they literally bathe in their enemies blood, but I don’t want to go too crazy with that. Less is more and all that right? lol!

  4. I think that you’re being rather hard on yourself here. The painting is great, the skin looks realistic and the red is very smooth. Think yourself lucky that The Warmistress didn’t pick a temple who wore predominantly yellow!

  5. Thanks mate, I appreciate your kind words! I had noticed a couple spots where my sprue-trimming could’ve been better. Overall I’m happy, and they’ll look nice on the tabletop. I just can’t commit to spending 10+ hours on one mini these days. I’m more about the actual playing lol!

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