Tuesday 23 July 2019

Warhammer 40K: Sons of Sek Miniatures Kit Bashing


Inspired by Dan Abnett’s Gaunt’s Ghost series, I did some ‘kit bashing’ to create six Sons of Sek troopers.  To build these models, I used the Cadian Shock Troopers, the Catachan Jungle Fighters, the Chaos Marauders and the Bretonnian Men-at-Arms plastics sprues.  








The rank-and-file forces of Chaos in the Sabbat Worlds are recruited from the barbaric tribes of the Sanguinary Worlds.  Components from the Chaos Marauder sprue were used to create the brutal feel and barbaric nature of the Sanguinary World tribes. 

 Unpainted Sons of Sek Front

Unpainted Sons of Sek Front


 Unpainted Sons of Sek Back

Unpainted Sons of Sek Back

The Sons of Sek form the personal army of Anakwanar Sek, a powerful Chaos warlord and lieutenant to Urlock Gaur; the Archon of the Chaos forces in the Sabbat Worlds.  The Sons of Sek were first introduced in the ‘Traitor General’; the eighth book in the Gaunt’s Ghost series.  In ‘Salvation’s Reach’ (book 13), ‘The Warmaster’ (book 14) and the ‘Anarch’ (book 15), the Sons of Sek are the primary antagonists the ‘Ghosts’ face. 

 Sons of Sek vs Orks


  Sons of Sek vs Colonel Schaeffer and his 'Last Chancers'


In the books, the Sons of Sek are described as large brutes, dressed in ochre coloured combats fatigue.  Their helmets, weapons and gear are standard Imperial Guard issue (likely stolen from Guard storage facilities).  One of the most distinguishing features of the Sons of Sek are their mouths are covered with a hand (this is the symbol of ‘He whose voice drowns out all others’).  In ‘Salvations Reach’, when Gaunt takes a closer look at the slain bodies of the enemy, he discovers the hands worn over the mouths of the Sons of Sek are tanned human hands and the leather components of their uniforms are made from treated human flesh. 









I am planning to ‘kit-bash’ at least four more Sons of Sek in order to create a full squad.  When I have these miniatures completed, I will post these in a future blog post.

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