First one of Hounds of Valon is now finished; the Executioner.
It was very fun and easy piece to paint, took me “only” around two evenings to finish. It didn’t take me too much time to decide which main colours I would choose for the Hounds, those being black and red. These two colours don’t only work very well together with Valon’s theme but also make the pale skin tone shine even more spiteful than ever before, and I like it!
Black and red are the colours of the “Hound” unit. Black represents the sin, in which heretics, renegades and deserters have fallen when they’ve chosen the wrong path in their lives. Red means salvation, which can only be received by bloodshed and finally death.
The Executioner carries a two-handed ritual decapitation power sword, a deadly weapon in right hands. It is a great honour amongst the Hounds to be chosen as Hound squad Executioner. They are the most skilled of them all and the ones who have been blessed with the sacred duty to give the final freedom to their errant kinsmen. In short, their simple task is to behead the renegades caught by the Hound squad. Decapitated heads of the renegades are collected and handed over to the Mechanicus who harness them to serve the Emperor better than they did in their previous lives.