Mal Blight, compensating.
…And we’re done. 14 months after arriving in the post the second of my warriors of Poxton is done and dusted. Given the four month lay off since finishing my last Pestigor, I thought he turned out well. The miniature quality helps tremendously, Jes Goodwin’s work is always a joy to paint.
This chap is named Mal Blight, after Australian Football coach Malcolm Blight, who happens to have a particularly Nurglesque name. Two of my Warriors will be roadblock types while the other pair will take up killer roles. With his zoidberg claw, ol’ Mal here’s a killer.
The colours I used are:
FLESH: VMC German Green, VMC Light Sea Grey, VGC Elf Flesh
PURPLE: VGC Black, GW Xereus Purple, VMC Fluoro Magenta, VGC Squid Pink, VGC White
BONE: VGC Charred Brown(?) VMC Flat Earth, VGC White
RED: GW Khorne Red, GW Evil Sunz Scarlet, VGC White
INK: VGC Red, VGC Brown
BASE: VGC Charred Brown, GW Agrellan Earth
I’ve managed a couple of small sessions this week, the first since October last year Muscle memory is a wonderful thing, and I finally have a little bit of content for 2015.
This delightful chap is a converted Nurgle Champion from the Jes Goodwin stable of greatness, circa 1988. I’ve snipped off his mace and replaced it with a monstrous claw. I think there’s an original shot of him around somewhere as well…
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!
Here’s a few shots of some holiday season eBay work I got up to. I’ve been playing a bit of Nurgle on the computer and I really like how they play – with suffocating defense and relentless pressure. Lots of passive skills limit like Foul Appearance and Disturbing Presence limit your opponent’s ability to block or pass on you.
I’ve been put off them for thematic reasons in the past but there is so many good Realm of Chaos era minis that I really can’t help but pit a side together. It must be said however that they won’t see any meaningful action until I am done with the Chaos Dwarves.
First up, three delightful Jes Goodwin Champions rather appropriately soiled by rubbish paint jobs. I think I’ll use the Jeff Goldblum “Mr Fly” as a coach. The other two will be Warriors, after conversion of course. I feel like the guy on the right is Alien(s) inspired although I don’t think I’ll paint him in a black chitinous scheme. Another element of the Nurgle team that now appeals to me is that these Warriors can get the Tentacles Mutation, so I plan on adding some greenstuff appendages to represent this. Ones with little suckers, and maybe the odd sore. Gross.
And what Nurgle team would be complete without fatass himself, Bilerot Vomitflesh. Obviously he looks much more like a footballer than the others – but any distinction between the fantasy and football is likely to be covered by boils, rust and slime. Dear Mr Vomitflesh is also painted in a magnificently poor manner!
Lastly, what I hope will be enough Rotters for the team. Its a bad sign if I need to raid eBay for more! Three of these Plaguebearers are Aly Morrison’s, the other two are Kev Adam’s. Morrison’s are later, but plainly inspired by Adam’s work. They fit together nicely. I’ll greenstuff some shoulders onto them and the odd mouldering kneepad, after chopping off the swords of course. Friends of Papa Nurgle may lament choosing such favoured servants as mere Rotters, but again – who cares.
The Beast, last Warrior and the Pestigors will be covered in (filth) another post.
It was a real struggle to find a suitable Bloodthirster for my Khorne team, in a lot of ways it still is – since there’s little denying that this Realm of Chaos stalwart from the Perry twins is a shit mini. He’s got the regulation static pose and his wings are tacked on and just look lifeless, but right now he’s probably the best of a bunch of bad options for a Khorne side. Being the non-converter I am, I’ve snipped the weapons and replaced one of them with a brass knuckle. I’ve also given him a paperclip face bar that may see some green stuff to add some volume to it.