Well, its been ages since I last posted. I’m blaming work mostly – I’ve got a new role internally that has required me to travel lately, and also my computer has overtaken my hobby space since its wifi no longer works thanks to Yosemite wrecking it. When Apple gets around to fixing their OSX bugs, I’ll have some space and maybe some time to get the brushes out. Novelty!
Oof, another month without a post. I had a false start with my previous four-armed Pestigor, as much as I like the mini, he’s just too darn big. He towers over my late 80’s Realm of Chaos warriors and my opponents were confusing him for the ST4 Pestigor on the side. So… in comes the old 2nd edition star player, Slarga Foulstrike. No horns on him but the scale is good and he’s a decent enough mini. Here he is, work in progress. I’ve tried to make him look as sickly as possible without resorting to sores. Jaundiced skin and putrid greenish fur.
Also today, some WIP shots of the first Nurgle Warrior. No doubt many of the swelling ranks of fans I have following this blog (ha!) will notice that the purple bears a striking resemblance to the Chaos Troll I painted for my triumphant Eucbowl winning team of 2013. And they’d be right, I’ve been copying it. The base is Xereus Purple, I lighten it with VGC Squid pink and the secret ingredient is VMC Fluorescent Magenta. The Magenta has a slight glossy sheen, which will disappear when I’ve varnished him, but it is nice and lurid. If I’m painting maggots, they should be vibrant maggots.
I think every parent must look back at their pre-parenthood state and wonder what they did with the oceans of time that life afforded them. I’m still amazed that I can summon the will to paint at 5am; just because I know that its the only chance I’ll have – I must really love painting as well!
And here is the output of this early morning work, a fully functional Poxton Strangler named Smudge. As I mentioned in previous posts I fully intend to avoid the massively clichéd green colouration that is applied inevitably to Nurgle teams. Sinces Plagubearers eschew clothing all together, I’ve greenstuffed on some kneepads and a ripped guernsey so that I have some surface to apply the Strangler’s Purple/White/Red colour scheme.
The base skin colour for this shabby bloke is VMC ‘German Uniform’ or more less euphimistically; ‘Nazi Green’ (is that jackboots in the distance?) He has been progressively highlight with German Uniform + Light Sea Grey and finished off with a glaze mixed from more German Uniform and Medium Blue.
For the uniform I went with Citadel’s Xereus Purple with various amounts of Black, Hormagaunt Purple (an old foundation paint) and VGC Squid Pink, and then liberally dabbed brown ink over the top to sully it appropriately – old pus ‘n shit stains.
Finally, the base is coated with VGC Charred Brown (including the rim) before a good smothering of Citadel’s Agrellan Earth and a nuanced dusting of static grass.
And that’s it!