Painted Blackhide Wrastler

Here is a Blackhide Wrastler, a heavy Warbeast for my Minions army in Hordes. Perhaps not entirely surprisingly, this gigantic alligator monster is a powerful melee attack piece. I try to use it as a late game option as the Wrastler also brings the useful Rage animus, for when I want things to be dead without having the inconvenience of having my Warbeasts frenzy immediately afterwards (as is the case when Primal is used). Swamp Horrors take Rage particularly nicely in my experience, as do War Hogs for when I need to engage ludicrous hitting power.

The paint scheme is fairly simplistic but it was very satisfying to apply. The bumpy scales covering the Blackhide Wrastler make it both easy and enjoyable to paint, and I was able to overlook the slightly goofy pose. In retrospect, I think that red cloth for the Wrastler’s luchador mask might have worked a bit better… I guess I know what I’m going to be doing if I ever find myself with a second one.

Next on the painting table: Gobber Chef

Categories: Hordes, Painting and modelling | Tags: , | 3 Comments

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3 thoughts on “Painted Blackhide Wrastler

  1. If you ever paint another of these, you’ve got to do the patterns from one of Rey Mysterio’s masks on it! 😀

    • I have to admit that the thought did cross my mind. I think that when I painted this Wrastler I wanted to get it finished quickly to take to a tournament. I don’t mind playing with unpainted models but for some reason partially-painted ones are annoying.

      • Yeah. I feel you there. I’m really trying to get as many part-painted models done as I can right now!

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