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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2014/06/30 01:16:29


Post by: nerull


So I've been working my Chaos army for several years now, but between work, a year of school, then half a year in the hospital, and my embarrassingly slow pace I still don't have that much completed. I've been posting on Warseer, but since I hardly ever get replies there I figured I'd migrate my plog on to Dakka.
I have a lot of stuff unassembled, but here's what I have done so far. You'll have to excuse the picture quality, my camera is old and in need of replacing.
Starting with HQ's and then Heavies.


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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2014/06/30 01:31:54


Post by: Archon_Zarbyrn


That is possibly the most hideous Daemon Prince of Nurgle I have ever seen, well done. I really like how warp and mutated the models look especially the vehicle. Did you use mostly green stuff or kit bashing? Are you planning on doing a Heldrake as well?


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2014/06/30 01:58:48


Post by: nerull


Next up are the Possessed, Beserkers, Plague Marines, Plaguebearers, and Nurglings
The Plague Marines and Typhus are my first try with weathering pigments.
The Plague Marine champion is also my first use of magnets so he has options for chainsword, plague knife, power sword, and power fist.
Eventually I'll get to my Terminators which will have pretty much every arm option there is. So for 10 models there will be 50 or so arms to do, hence why I'm procrastinating starting them.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2014/06/30 02:16:03


Post by: nerull


 Archon_Zarbyrn wrote:
That is possibly the most hideous Daemon Prince of Nurgle I have ever seen, well done. I really like how warp and mutated the models look especially the vehicle. Did you use mostly green stuff or kit bashing? Are you planning on doing a Heldrake as well?

Thanks so much for the complement Archon_Zarbyrn. The little tentacles on the Daemon Prince's face are my attempt at the army list picture of the Chaos Lord in the 3.5 codex. I actually have the parts for a pair of heavily converted heldrakes, which in this case will be helsquids.
I took the idea from another poster, but mine will be more tentacley than the original. Unfortunately since they got nerfed they've moved to the back of my back log.
This army is definitely the most green stuff work I've done, for example the cloaks on the beserkers and possessed are all greenstuffed along with quite a bit on the Oblits and Plaguebearers (of which I still have a few more converted but unpainted). There's also some kit bashing with Tyranid and Dryad bits on the Vindicator.
Here's what it looked like when it was still being worked on, along with the model I will most likely be working on next: another Obliterator.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2014/06/30 19:45:34


Post by: nerull


And lastly here are the cultists and zombies I have done. I've added hair to a few of the models in the army to try and cut down on the number of baldies, and I'm particularly fond of the Cultist with a hockey mask, whom I've dubbed Jason. It's also worth noting that the names on the bases in my army are my own phonetic alphabet of chaos runes. 5 of the zombies, plus another 5 yet to be completed, are from Puppetswar.

Also here is a brief summary of the game I played with a friend on the weekend, my first full game in years.

I used pretty much everything I had done except for the Possessed, Beserkers, and Daemons including a big mob of 33 Plague Zombies, but had to use Plaguebearers and normal Cultists as proxies. I also had 9 bikers/cold one riders and a couple obliterators unpainted, but I wanted to test out Nurgle bikers to see if they're worth painting up next. We decided to just play the kill point mission so the zombies were pretty much a waste with no objectives to camp on.
My 1500pts of chaos was up against Necrons so my vindicator was also a terrible choice, but I had yet to ever field it up to this point so I threw it in anyway. My HQ's consisted of Typhus and my Nurgle Daemon prince for that 2+ cover save with the Black Mace.
His side consisted of a Monolith, a Stalker, 2 Ghost Arks, 2 squad of warriors, 2 squads of Immortals and Lord with a shooty staff but no combat upgrades at all, 2 Annihilation Barges, and a Doomscythe.
I got the first turn and moved everything up, even though I should have just hid my zombies in the corner to deny a kill point. Between 4 Obliterators firing lascannons and 3 plasmagun bikers all they managed was taking the shielding off an Annihilation barge. My Vindicator was only in range of the stalker, but the shot scattered off his tiny footprint and it was promptly gaussed to death on his turn 1. My bikers were also blasted to smithereens and things were looking grim, but my Daemon prince was about to charge in.
He smashed into the warrior squad with a whopping 12 attacks! After killing most of them the warriors somehow passed their break test so he was shielded in combat from the next turns shooting, which instead focused on whittling down my zombies and Nurgle marines. In my turn 3 a lucky shot from an Oblit exploded the Stalker, the prince glanced to death an Annilation Barge, and Tyhpus came 1 HP short of wrecking a Ghost Ark.
His flyer luckily didn't arrive until his turn 4, but I also ended up wounding both my prince and Typhus with their own Daemon weapons. In the last couple turns the prince took down the last Annihilation Barge, the first Ghost Ark was finished off by an Oblit leaving the Lord and Immortals to disembark, and Typhus slew the Lord in a challenge (despite forgetting to activate my force weapon), catching the the fleeing Immortals thereafter.
I should have hid my Obliterators, but I couldn't resist trying in vain to wreck the last Ghost Ark.

By the end, since we got a 1 on whether to play a turn 6, all I had left was my Prince, Typhus with a couple marines, and one of my two units of two Oblits. He had his Monolith, Doomscythe, 1 Ghost Ark with warriors, and some Immortals the flyer dropped off. I had Slay the Warlord, he had first blood, we both could have had, but ended up forgetting about, linebreaker. He most likely would have won if I had had more units for him to kill, but as it stands I managed to squeak out a minor victory of 7 to 6.
The star of the game was definitely the Daemon prince, but it still sucks how the change to Smash rules means he's useless against walkers and vehicles with Armour 12 or higher. If I'm going to play Necrons in the future I have to get more done to replace the vindicator, and my hopes for having a reason to start my bikers were pretty much vaporized. Typhus was good in combat, but since I didn't get his 5-6 power my Psychic phase was so pointless. My hate for Chaos marines' forced god powers is still as strong as ever.
For Typhus' roll on the Chaos Boon table I got poisoned attacks, but had nothing on which, and no time, to use it.

That's it until my next update.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2014/07/02 05:01:28


Post by: nerull


Here are a few pictures of my side of the battlefield. You can see a couple of the other Obliterators I have yet to do from Hitech Miniatures.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2014/07/02 13:46:28


Post by: Cryptek of Awesome


Very cool work - love the tank especially. You must take it every game - even if it does get Gaussed to death.


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2014/07/02 14:35:27


Post by: tinfoil


What a feast! Love this army! The big gribblies are wonderfully wild -- as if it's hard to wrap your brain around what you're seeing. Which IMO is how chaos should be.

And the tanks are particularly wyrd. Well done, man!


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2014/07/09 01:46:45


Post by: nerull


Cryptek of Awesome wrote:
Very cool work - love the tank especially. You must take it every game - even if it does get Gaussed to death.

It's so nice to return and see more comments. Your feedback is much appreciated.

 tinfoil wrote:
What a feast! Love this army! The big gribblies are wonderfully wild -- as if it's hard to wrap your brain around what you're seeing. Which IMO is how chaos should be.

And the tanks are particularly wyrd. Well done, man!

I recognize you from back when I first started the plog, your Harrowed have come a long way and your fortress of irredemption is spectacular.
The vindicator will be fielded in every non-Necron game for sure, and once I get more vehicles done to split fire a bit it will get more chances to blast apart Necrons too.

Speaking of which my next project was going to be some Havocs, but the local GW is having a painting competition for their 1 year anniversary on the 23rd of August and they're allowing entries in several categories.
I was thinking of entering my Beserkers for the unit, although I have a couple arms I want to change, Typhus for character, and my Great Unclean One for the monster/tank. I already entered the Vindicator in their 3-month anniversary competition and it got 6th place (not too shabby, but I was hoping to get high enough to score some loot for the 2nd time in my painting history).
Anyway that leaves the walker and super-heavy categories with nothing for me to enter with. I have the parts for a walker conversion on my Lord of Skulls, but there's no way I can finish that big a project in a month and a half so that leaves me with either a) a forgefiend or b) a Decimator. I still may not end up finishing in time, but here's hoping.

Normally I hate deadlines, but I'm emboldened by the fact I finished that Obliterator in a week.
The Decimator would normally take me less time, but I'm waiting for a tentacle/hose maker to be shipped from Spain (which oddly enough was far cheaper than getting one shipped from Green Stuff Industries in the States). I want to add more hoses to mine particularly since I pinned his pelvis to his chest piece with a good deal of extra room to be filled in. It's already a huge model compared to a normal dreadnought, but I just couldn't get past his lack of a stomach region.

So since I have no idea how long I'll have to wait for the shipment from Spain I have opted to start work on the Forgefiend. So far I have his arms and his ectoplasma head magnetized, a big rhino horn pinned to the head and the leftover hooves from my chaos warrior giant pinned to his bigger front legs. So all four legs will have hooves and I'm going to try to Nurgle him up as much as time and my abilities will allow.
I'm going to ignore the Maulerfiend option altogether since it would be much less sturdy not gluing the front legs, plus the fact the tendril set is reserved for a Helsquid later on, plus I've heard they're only useful in pairs or trios, and I don't think they're worth taking up multiple Heavy slots with.

I don't like his not-a-gun head so I'm torn between using a spare head from a Heldrake with a big tongue and a couple Dark Eldar blades to keep the rhino horn motif or ordering a Troglodon head which would also need to arrive first and it would be harder to magnetize with the gaping hole the body has. I also tried a Terrorgiest head I had laying around, but it wasn't to my taste either. The Heldrake head has the mechanical look, but it's not Nurgley enough for me yet. So I'll try to work on it a bit, but as far as the competition goes I'll probably just use the ectoplasma head.

For now here are pics of that Oblit. I touched up the back of his loincloth after taking the photos, it didn't help having a bit of gravel stuck to it. I may have to add a cloth to his backside later as his mutated butt is a bit disturbing even to me.
If you look close you'll notice I drilled out all six barrels on his assault cannon.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2014/08/24 02:29:11


Post by: nerull


I just returned from the local GW's store birthday painting competition. I didn't place with my unit, character or monstrous creature, but more importantly I got 2nd place in the Walker/war machine category with my forgefiend that I was still working on into the wee hours the night before. Personally I thought he was better than war-walker who got first, but I am of course just a tad biased.

I ended up magnetizing him in a way that will allow me to switch him to a Maulerfiend with magma-cutters, but since I secured all four legs I'm not sure how I would attach the lasher tendrils. I'm fine with that for now since I see the main use of a Mauler as tank hunting anyway. Most of the units that would be worth the bother of sending him to tie up in combat could probably just destroy him with grenades or something.

I spent too much time working on an alternate head for him that I still can't use since I didn't realize the neck was so impossible to position at anything but a downward angle which, coupled with the heads length, meant it extends to far below the base to stand properly. I was thinking of cutting the ball joint off, sanding, and pinning it to a more acceptable angle. Or I got a Slaughterbrute head, but it too looks a bit too big to be in proper proportion. Since I was mainly working on him just to have something to enter for that category I'll more than likely abandon the head and alternate arms for a while to work on more pressing units.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2015/01/06 03:12:14


Post by: nerull


I finally got around to finishing my proxy biker lord. I figure the scythe will just be counting as a power sword most games, but it could also double if I feel like swapping out the Daemon Heart for the Spineshiver Blade.
You can kind of see one of the magnets from the front shot, but it's less noticeable when the arm is tilted down. So I could try smoothing a tiny ring of putty around it, but it wouldn't be obvious outside of that one photo. I still have a few alternate arms for him left, but I'll try to build up his unit first.
Once I get to the non-special weapons I'll be using the sternguard stormbolters to represent the twin-linked bolters of bikes while still allowing for chainswords.
Other than the aspiring champion, the rest won't have robed legs, which meant cutting them in half and rejoining them with green stuff to get the right leg spread. I also had to cut off the back off the saddle and attempt a new back for the thicker rider.
I might have been able to use the thunderwolf legs, but they looked maybe even a bit too wide. So I think the ones I'm using are raven-wing legs, with the loyalist iconography filed off.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2015/01/08 21:25:22


Post by: nerull


Just a small update this time. I've had the idea for my Terminators to also carry power scythes to count as swords (instead of the cruddy axes).
The thing was that the power axe (especially the mace) arms have pretty short hafts, so it took some delicate pinning (with goblin spears, the very oldest thing left in my bitz box). I managed to get the first three done, so I wanted to have more WIP shots for the plog.
The reaper autocannon took a thicker magnet to stay stable. Hopefully the cutting and filing will be fine enough to do the job a drill and vice would probably leave less noticeable, but I don't really want to go buying more tools. Plus Nurgle is the one 40k army that can get away with being a tad asymmetrical.
The Legs and bodies for this first set are both Forgeworld, but half of the ten I have will just be the Deathwing knight torsos I took the loincloths from, and most will just be regular legs. I'd like to Nurglify those ones a bit more, but we'll see what I end up with.
They will all be on skull bases, same as Typhus. Even though I also have the next 3 bikers primed I don't think I can resist the termies any longer (I never had any in my old chaos army), and once I get enough of them done I can start my first big forgeworld kit.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2015/01/12 05:42:05


Post by: nerull


So I still haven't gotten much paint on the terminators, but I have spent most of the weekend working on that forgeworld kit I mentioned... a Chaos Spartan.
I got the new oppressor tracks on, but it was a much bigger job than I had originally thought. They come in two size options. Although the smaller one might have been just a tad too narrow, the bigger ones I purchased took a LOT of cutting and filing to correct the width. They also didn't end up an even number of links when I finished them. So they both have one partial link filed down to the appropriate size, but I placed them on the bottoms where they'll be less noticeable.
All in all I think they look much better than the stock tracks, which is critical given they're a big focal point of the model.

That's about all I can do so far though because I'm waiting on some glow in the dark paint to arrive all the way from Romania (why is it always places on the other side of the world that have the cheapest shipping?). I considered LEDs for the interior briefly, but I've never used them before, would need to learn how to sodder, and it would be hard to hide the wires in the solid blocks that are the sides. So hopefully glow in the dark paint will add enough of a glow to illuminate an otherwise dark abyss.
I'm also waiting on a drill and vise so I can magnetize the guns. I wish I had it back when I was magnetizing the forgefiend, but I'm very anxious about drilling through the guns to make them swivel better. There's no way to get new guns if I screw either one up.

Along with the tracks is a pic, atthough hard to make out, of the first two shoulder pads I green-stuffed with faces like I put on the possessed and beserkers, years ago now. I skipped them for my Plague Marines, but I figured I'd try and bring them back for such an elite unitas Terminators.

Lastly are a couple more pics of the Vindicator. I didn't have a bird's eye one, and I tried to get one from the front that isn't too dark (both the flash and automatic flash cause way too much glare to see much).

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2015/01/27 22:38:41


Post by: nerull


I've returned with the first three Terminators. The one with the shoulder pad faces and no helmet is the unit champion, Simmons, after Al Simmons from Spawn. I have a lot more arms to do, but for now the only alternate is the extra combi-bolter if I don't field the autocannon.

I also have the guns drilled and magnetized for the Spartan, including a couple pintle options, and I received my glow in the dark paint. So now it's on to try my hand at the interior so I can put it all together after.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2015/05/03 21:51:16


Post by: nerull


Although I still have parts for a couple more, and a bunch more arms, for now my 9 terminators and terminator lord are done. I also finished a few missile launcher Havocs. I'm currently working on a few basic marines and lascannons.
Once those are done I'll probably get on with the rest of the Spartan since I finally got a Kabalite green to try to add a different hue to some of the layers of armour. I did get to try him out for this first time this weekend, more on that to follow.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2015/05/03 22:29:43


Post by: JeffyP


Excellent conversions! They really make you feel all creepy and crawly on the inside! And the vibrant colors really set these guys apart from standard nurgle armies. You're bold! Keep it up.


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2015/05/03 23:38:46


Post by: nerull


 JeffyP wrote:
Excellent conversions! They really make you feel all creepy and crawly on the inside! And the vibrant colors really set these guys apart from standard nurgle armies. You're bold! Keep it up.

Thanks a lot Jeffy.

Here are the rest of the pics, along with a couple of the rematch battle, or at least what was left alive at the end when I remembered my camera. Next time I'll get more shots, but if any of the ones my friend took turned out well I'll post them later. I also have the interiors on my rhinos done, but haven't photographed them yet.
I gave my lord a flagellant head, since I don't really like most space wolf heads, and there aren't many other kits to find flowing locks.

For the battle I fielded my Forgefiend, my missile launcher Havocs were counting as lascannons, Spartan, 2 units of Nurgle Marines (some proxies) with Rhinos, Daemon Prince of Nurgle without the Black Mace, and my Termies and Lord counted as Tzeentch rather than the usual Nurgle (since he had quite a bit of AP2 weaponry).
He was using the Decurion Formation along with whatever the formation with 3 Night Scythes is called. So 2 Ghost Arks, 3 units of Warriors, Immortals, a large unit of Lychguard, 3 Tomb Blades, Lord, and the Night Scythes.

We played the Emperor's Will Mission so he deployed first with his base in the corner ruin held by the Immortals and my base was in the middle held by Havocs with everything else but the Daemon prince surrounding them. The Prince I sent up the left flank, hoping his cover save would allow him to get into combat.
In his first turn the Necrons took off 3HP from the Spartan and 2 from a Rhino with Gauss. My turn started off well with my Spartan exploding a ghost ark, and my havocs penetrated the other, but it was saved by Jinking. I moved up my rhinos and Prince, although in my urgency to run him forward I left him a bit too open.
He managed to survive the cover ignoring Tomb Blades, but succumbed to the weight of fire from the first Night Scythe to come on and the Immortals. The right hand Rhino, and of course the Spartan, were also wrecked.
My counterattack started off okay, except my left rhino getting immobilised from terrain. I finished off the 2nd ghost ark or possibly the turn after, both my Terminators and a unit of Nurgle marines made their charges into Warrior squads, but for combat the former killed a couple who promptly ran away, leaving the Termies wide open to shooting, and the latter combat was casualty free on both sides.
The terminators were whittled down to just 1 chainfist and the Lord from shooting, and were then charged by the Lychguard with Lord. I made the mistake of arming my lord with a chainfist (and combi-melta which missed), thinking there would be a Monolith or some Annihilation Barges, so he was killed without even getting to attack. On the upside the marines fought bravely and chased down their Warrior unit, but still a horrible performance by my Termies.
At this point the Tomb Blades were in Linebreaker position, so the squad from my immobilized rhino charged them and managed to wipe them out in the first round, and what was left of my other squad charged into the last squad of Warriors (partly to try and put distance between them and the Lychguard). My Forgefiend penetrated a Night Scythe, but couldn't explode it without AP 2.
He nearly died the next turn from 3 glances, but managed to pass all 3 Daemon saves. The game went to turn 6, but we both still held our bases. My first blood canceled his slay the warlord and there was no linebreaker so the result was a tie. I didn't have much left at the end, but technically we also tied for Kill Points at 5.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2015/10/15 02:36:14


Post by: nerull


I haven't gotten any work done on my army in quite a while, mostly due to going back to school, but also due to my ever-growing disillusion towards the rules system.
So since I'm not worrying about what my list is going to be any more, I decided to switch gears from my Spartan to an old idea for a Heldrake conversion.

He's still got a long way to go, and yet more tentacles from the Mutalith to add, but he's starting to take shape. I magnetized the mouth gun, even though no one uses the autocannon, did the upper eyes, and one side of the rear tentacles. I'm also going to attempt to magnetize his flying base eventually.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2015/10/15 05:49:17


Post by: evildrcheese


Aw man, so much cool stuff! Really awesome and thematic army you have there.

The vehicles are especially cool, loving the vindicator and deamon engines. Looking forward to seeing that heldrake painted up.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2015/10/15 08:21:38


Post by: Scorpionov


so much awesome cannot be contained in one plague


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2015/10/16 00:33:04


Post by: War Kitten


Those models are hideous (in a good way). Nice work


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2015/10/16 14:03:32


Post by: Spacewolverine


Love Nurgle blogs, so much win here! The converted Robes on the Missile Launchers are pure awesome. Best use I've seen of DA Robes. Great stuff man!


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2015/10/18 21:50:19


Post by: nerull


Thanks for all the positive feedback everyone, it is greatly appreciated.

Only Papa Nurgle knows how long it will be before I finish the Helsquid. I'm pretty close to the point where I can put on the undercoat, but since I'm still painting all the tentacles separately, there probably won't be many more work in progress shots.
With that in mind here is a shot of my attempt at adding to the front tentacles. They might need some tweaking when I rejoin them.

I've been employing a technique from a youtuber which suggested to break off the green stuff joints to be super-glued back later on, for more strength. This is why the rear tentacles are not pictured here.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2016/12/31 19:00:52


Post by: nerull


Happy new year! My old camera died quite a while ago, so this was my first chance to get a few shots of my completed Helsquid. It was a long dry-spell in between painting sessions. I'm surprised my paint hadn't dried up, but I did get him magnetized to his flying base for easier transportation. Not that I really plan on taking him anywhere.

I can't say how long it will be til the next update sans camera, but I do have a big order of Creature Caster demons coming in. They're over 2 years late, but should be getting shipped sometime this month. Reviews of the casting quality are a bit mixed, but I've already paid off the bulk of the price.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2018/05/23 02:27:33


Post by: nerull


Better late than never.
I got a new camera and have had this guy painted up for a long time, but hadn't gotten around to posting him. He doesn't have a 60mm base attached yet, as I'll be needing more of them.
I'm on summer break at the moment so I was going to try to finish off my pair of rhinos. Even though they're not as interesting as the half a dozen creature caster greater demons and dragons I have to do, they should be more straight forward.

I must mention that during the kickstarter campaign I was actually the poster who suggested the chosen name for his weapon, the Evening Star.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2018/06/17 06:46:56


Post by: nerull


A quick post before a big stretch where I'll have nothing to show for a while.
I said I would work on my rhinos, but my eye wandered to a very old and big project, a Chaos Knight.
He's made from a knight's legs and pelvis, the upper body of a Lord of Skulls, and the feet from an off-brand model I had considered for the legs as well.
I'm still in the process of green stuffing to make him into something more plague flavored.
Wish me luck.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2018/06/26 05:06:09


Post by: nerull


I've been getting some good painting sessions in, so it's time to show the first half.
While surfing forgeworld I discovered they now make a walker variant of the Lord of Skulls called the Kytan, but I'm hoping mine will turn out a bit cheaper and a bit better.
You can see part of the peg sticking out that I inserted into the pelvis. I've got a piece of cardboard cut out with a matching hole which I will soon glue to the bottom of the gut gun from the Lord of Skulls where it's hollow.
I first did the metal sections of the knight legs so I could rust them with pigments, sealed with rubbing alcohol, and continued on. I used my medium hose maker to add to the back of the legs. It was much easier to dry brush than the smaller hoses.
There are just over 100 skulls on the base. Even though it's a Nurgle themed variant, there still has to be skulls for the skull throne.
I've also got most of the putty work done on the arms and shoulders. So there is more incoming.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2018/06/28 07:02:24


Post by: nerull


I don't normally do many WIP shots, but I'll make an exception for a project this big.
Technically he is now a unicorn, and will stand just under 8" tall when finished. He's not attached yet at the gut or the torso, so he's kinda slumped forward.
I added the rear plate at his waist with supports. You can also see on the back where I used modeling chain to signify that this port is where the daemon is housed. I'm soon going to see if I can fit it on the smaller cylinder above it for a multi-daemon engine.
I have dubbed him Kronos, after the titan. Unfortunately I made the name on his base off center so I'll probably redo it.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2018/06/28 08:45:31


Post by: inmygravenimage


Well this is all looking pestilicious! Always fun to find another blog devoted to Big Papa! Love where you're going with the big fella.


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2018/07/01 06:25:32


Post by: nerull


 inmygravenimage wrote:
Well this is all looking pestilicious! Always fun to find another blog devoted to Big Papa! Love where you're going with the big fella.

Thanks a lot inmygravenimage. Always nice to receive praise from a fellow Nurgle devotee, especially one with such an extensive collection.

I just have a small update for today. I'm waiting til Teusday for some paints to arrive, so I can't finish the horns until then. Other than that it's going rather quickly.
I'm pleased to report that I should be able to finish what is left by the end of the week or thereabouts, so the next post should be the finished product. I had originally hoped to be done by the end of July with my usual slow pace, but I just couldn't help but work on him at least a bit every day.
This means I'll have more time left in the summer to start my next project. It's currently inbound and it should be a crowd-pleaser. Looks like my Creature Caster daemons and dragons are getting pushed to the back-burner once again.

So for now here's a shot of the attached torso, the smoke stacks are on as well, and one of the arms so far. The chains have been added to the second daemon housing. There will be another talon on the arm and another horn on the shoulder, but I'm leaving them off for now.

I'm not really pleased with the green stuff joining between the torso and the cannon. With the torso being completely hollow I was kind of forced to obscure whatever you would call the engine things on the side of the cannon. If I could go back I would have extended them out in the first place or tried to fix cardboard or something to the inside of the torso before placing it on. Truly hindsight is 20/20, but there's no way to get it off without most likely breaking everything, so I'll have to live with it. I'll soon be attaching armor plates to the sides so maybe it won't look as bad with a bit more bulk there.

SUBSEQUENT UPDATE
After mulling it over and what may or may not have been a lapse in judgement I went about cutting through the joining I didn't like. After much coaxing I got it off and then tried out my idea of bending pieces of cardboard to shape and gluing them to the inside of torso. This gave the green stuff something to stick to, so the attachment went pretty smooth.
The only drawback is that I snipped off the front exhaust thing to extend with green stuff. It's currently setting overnight propped up by bent q-tips and hopefully they won't turn out too lop-sided.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2018/07/07 03:06:07


Post by: nerull


It's time for Kronos's big unveiling. Not bad for less than a month's work. Please let me know what you think.

I'll soon be posting the next project with a breakdown of what I have left to paint, which is actually increasing rather than decreasing.
The death guard release was just the inspiration I needed to reinvigorate my interest, even though I still doubt I'll be playing any games.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2018/07/07 16:21:02


Post by: monkeytroll


Some nice stuff here. Sure it's more flavoured of pus and pestilence than years and pleadyre, but I'm not adverse to a bit of multi-culturalism

Great conversions, that old rhino is excellent, perfect example of corrupted splendour. But you definitely had me at the help-squid - I do like me some tentacles in my chaos.

Nice work with Kronos too, big fella looks ace.

I like your overall take on a more vibrant, almost gaudy, scheme for Nurgle, really nice.


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2018/07/08 08:20:14


Post by: nerull


 monkeytroll wrote:
Some nice stuff here. Sure it's more flavoured of pus and pestilence than years and pleadyre, but I'm not adverse to a bit of multi-culturalism

Great conversions, that old rhino is excellent, perfect example of corrupted splendour. But you definitely had me at the help-squid - I do like me some tentacles in my chaos.

Much gratitude for the exaltation monkeytroll.
I've got a lot more to paint, but the rest will be a bit light on conversions. I believe the only conversions I have left on the drawing board are 9 more Cold One Riders/Bikers, 5 Spawn, 7 raptors (which are just using wings), and technically I have the parts for a second Hellsquid if I ever get around to it.

With that in mind here is a complete list of everything I have left to do.
Death Guard

Mortarion
Plaguecaster
Lord of Contagion
Noxious Blightbringer
7 new Plague Marines
4 old Plague Marines
20 Cultists/Traitor Guard
10 Poxwalkers
2 Rhinos
Foul Blightspawn
2 Blight Drones
5 Chaos Spawn
Myphitic Blighthauler
Spartan Assault Tank
Decimator

Chaos Marines
7 Raptors
9 Cold One Riders/Bikers
7 Havocs
3 Off-brand Obliterators

Daemons

Great Unclean One
Daemon Prince
Herald of Nurgle
16 Plaguebearers
4 Nurgling bases
3 Plague Drones

Other

Plague Angel
Possessed Dragon
Spider Daemon
Pincer Daemon
Warrior Daemon
Vulture Daemon
Zombie Dragon
Tree Walker

That totals 118 models, so it's best to think one step at a time. The present step begins with Mortarion, or more specifically waiting once again on even more paint. I'll be building and painting in stages, which means there won't be much to show until he's nearly done. After that it's the Great Unclean One, then I may actually do the Plague Angel. Let's see how much pestilent goodness I can accomplish in two months before school starts again.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2018/07/09 06:39:11


Post by: nerull


While I wait for paints I started to work on my five spawns. You'll have to forgive the lack of proper bases, but I have the necessary 50mm ones ordered off ebay.
I still have more to add to them, but this is the basic makeup. I'll have to get more green stuff soon though.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2018/07/10 20:32:50


Post by: inmygravenimage


I like your GS schnozzle.


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2018/07/19 05:39:54


Post by: nerull


 inmygravenimage wrote:
I like your GS schnozzle.

Thanks inmygravenimage, I had to replace a couple whose parts went missing.

My paints are in but I did these 5 Plaguebearers and Herald while I waited. The one conversion is the musician. It's my attempt at bagpipes.
However the remaining plaguebearers, spawn, and Mortarion are all being pushed aside for some even more new models. First is the Glutton Daemon and eventually will be the Lord of Virulence, and Lady of Anguish.

He's about the same size as the current Great Unclean One, but he's going on a slightly smaller 100mm base. I already have his 2 heads magnetized, although I think the alternate looks a bit goofy. I've got him undercoated and intend to start tomorrow.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2018/07/30 03:57:35


Post by: nerull


As you can see I still have work to do on the arms of the Glutton Daemon, but I couldn't resist showing him off so far. I've named him Balthazar after a daemon that showed up on an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He was so fat he was physically unable to get out of his giant tub. His feet didn't line up right with the slots on the rock base, but it seems solid enough with some putty put in the gaps.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2018/07/31 10:08:58


Post by: inmygravenimage


Sweet! I need a good GUO counts-as. Lovely contrast on the skin tones.


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2018/08/03 06:30:31


Post by: nerull


 inmygravenimage wrote:
Sweet! I need a good GUO counts-as. Lovely contrast on the skin tones.

Thanks again inmygravenimage, I'm grateful for your continued support.
Even though his girth makes him the most expensive model available from Creature Caster, he is still cheaper than the gw GUO. You can equip him with a sort of bone mace, but I couldn't pass up this intestine grappling hook thing.

I was also proud to notice that since the last post my plog was featured on the site's homepage, which I never really expected to happen.

So without further ado, here's Balthazar pretty much finished other than to clean up some putty at the joints, a matt varnish, and a bit of gloss. He towers over the old metal GUO I have done.
I should do the alternate head first, but I'm thinking of attempting the Lady of Anguish next. I find female models to be a bit of a challenge though, and she is definitely on the smaller side compared to the other models in the line.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2018/08/03 10:21:31


Post by: monkeytroll


Nice work! Can we get a scale shot to fully appreciate his size?


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2018/08/04 01:07:10


Post by: nerull


 monkeytroll wrote:
Nice work! Can we get a scale shot to fully appreciate his size?

Sure thing monkeytroll and thank you.
Here's him next to my old GUO, the new GUO I have yet to start, and a plague marine. To the top of his back spikes is almost 6.5 inches.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2018/08/04 14:15:17


Post by: inmygravenimage


Well. He is quite a big fellow great stuff


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2018/08/05 19:57:06


Post by: insaniak


Nicely done! That's a big fellow indeed...


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2018/08/12 05:46:06


Post by: nerull


 inmygravenimage wrote:
Well. He is quite a big fellow great stuff

 insaniak wrote:
Nicely done! That's a big fellow indeed...

Thank you both. He's also heavy enough that I had concerns whether my glass cabinet would support him, and I love your inquisitor plague marine btw insaniak.

I only have the wings left on the Lady of Anguish, but I decided to post ahead of time since they'll be rather fiddly to finish. She's about 5" tall without the wings and her alternate weapon is a pair of punch daggers.
I've named her Freya like the Norse goddess. I'm a big fan of the new God of War plus she represents love and fertility.

Afterwards I should go back and do Mortarion, but with summer soon coming to a close I've decided to try one of the two non-chaos themed models I own, the Creature Caster Zombie Dragon.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2018/08/12 08:03:17


Post by: monkeytroll


Looking good. The wings look like they'll be very interesting.


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2018/08/18 02:38:35


Post by: nerull


 monkeytroll wrote:
Looking good. The wings look like they'll be very interesting.

Thanks a lot monkeytroll, always nice to hear from you.

Here is the finished Lady of Anguish, although I can see now I missed a spot on one of the wings. With her wings she stands just over 6". I'll try and get a comparison shot for all the big models moving forward.
The zombie dragon is going to be another big project, so it might be a while til the next post. Since I have the kickstarter version it comes with a back plug to make him riderless.
I would have gotten a vampire lord just to complete him, but I don't know what legs would properly fit the saddle option, and the included howdah doesn't include a bottom. If I went with the howdah there would be a glaring square hole in his back.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2018/08/27 21:38:52


Post by: Bash the Bosh


Just simply fantastic stuff! Anymore progress since your last update?


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2018/09/05 22:58:28


Post by: nerull


 Bash the Bosh wrote:
Just simply fantastic stuff! Anymore progress since your last update?

Thanks a lot for your interest Bash the Bosh. It's always nice to come back to see more positive feedback.
To answer your question I've abandoned the Zombie dragon for now. I realized I was never going to finish it before school starts, and I was worried if I continued with the dark grey color scheme I had planned he might just blend in to his rocky base.

So I switched to a smaller project, my Foul Blightspawn. I would have gotten him done a while ago, but I've been distracted watching the complete Sons of Anarchy marathon.
I still have to put ardcoat on the tank window, but I was leaving it until after the matte varnish since I've read they can cancel each other out.

I've since gotten a Biologus Putrifier and Sloppity Bilepiper to add to the list in order to get free shipping on some Nurgling green (my local store is an hour and a half away). So I'll try and get some work done on the latter. I wasn't pleased with how light my Plaguebearers turned out so I'll be starting with a black undercoat rather than white this time, and the same scheme as my Glutton Daemon.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2018/09/06 16:21:27


Post by: inmygravenimage


I quite like those two models, I like how you've done the tank, interested to see what you do with old sloppychops


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2018/09/06 17:48:06


Post by: monkeytroll


Agreed, nicely done on the tank.


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2018/09/12 21:20:47


Post by: nerull


 inmygravenimage wrote:
I quite like those two models, I like how you've done the tank, interested to see what you do with old sloppychops

 monkeytroll wrote:
Agreed, nicely done on the tank.

Thanks again monkeytroll and inmygravenimage. It's so lovely to have regulars on my plog.
I was trying to emulate the tank from a youtube video by the Brush and Boltgun.

Unfortunately this update could be the last for quite a while as I'm now in the thick of school work, but on the off chance I do finish anything I'll be sure to post it up.
So here is my Sloppity Bilepiper who has been dubbed McIntyre. I nearly lost his accompanying Nurgling disposing of a pile of paint chips on my desk, but thankfully I didn't have to replace him.

Happy painting to you all, and Papa Nurgle bless.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2018/09/15 22:56:53


Post by: inmygravenimage


He looks suitably slimy and sticky. Kudos!


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/01/15 03:16:51


Post by: nerull


 inmygravenimage wrote:
He looks suitably slimy and sticky. Kudos!

Thanks inmygravenimage for yet another compliment. I always appreciate the feedback.

Well I'm back with some progress. I managed to finally finish Mortarion over my Christmas break, although I had started him quite a while ago.
He's a bit of a departure from my normal paint scheme, but I decided to focus on drybrushing the armor since there is already a fair amount of line work on the wings. I would have completed him earlier, but I had to fight off a bugger of a cold that took up most of my holidays. I still have to add the snow to the base, but I'll do that after the varnish. I ended up leaving off the smoke from his back because I was sick of trying to get it to stay in place while the glue dried. It was bad enough that one of the wings took an entire day to set, and, even though it's an exquisite model, I'm eager to move on to a different project by now.

Speaking of which as if my backlog wasn't big enough already I was lured in by some black Friday sales so I got a few more Creature Caster models, a bunch of Lust Elves from Raging Heroes, the new Noise Marine, two battleforces, and the Wrath and Rapture box. Some of this is straying from my devotion to Papa Nurgle, but I'll probably still post it in here rather than make a whole new thread. I have some of it assembled, but since school starts back up again tomorrow I don't know how much I'll be able to accomplish before summer rolls back around.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/01/15 04:42:36


Post by: amazingturtles


I really love the variety of colors, and the wings, of course. I like that green too, so vibrant!


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/01/15 11:24:02


Post by: inmygravenimage


Agreed, I really love your technicolour devotion to Big Papa! I had settled on red, after seeing nerdfest09's take on Morty, but this has really got me dithering. Curse you!


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/01/15 22:05:07


Post by: monkeytroll


Good job, also a fan of the different take you have on Nurgle's finest.


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/01/26 07:55:43


Post by: nerull


 inmygravenimage wrote:
Agreed, I really love your technicolour devotion to Big Papa! I had settled on red, after seeing nerdfest09's take on Morty, but this has really got me dithering. Curse you!

What a pleasant surprise to return to a wave of positivity. I'm glad you all like my version of Morty. I'm also a big Rick and Morty fan, so I enjoy your use of the moniker inmygravenimage. I look forward to the day you finish yours. The red looks cool too.

 amazingturtles wrote:
I really love the variety of colors, and the wings, of course. I like that green too, so vibrant!

Welcome to my putrid little corner of the web amazingturtles. I wasn't sure the blue was going to work out at first, but I also plan on doing a similar scheme for my Plague Drones. The green on the lower portion I borrowed from miniwargaming.

 monkeytroll wrote:
Good job, also a fan of the different take you have on Nurgle's finest.

And thanks monkeytroll, I love those hauler crawlers you're working on btw.

In other news I just finished this limited edition Creature Caster model of the festive daemon Krampus. He's only a bust mind you, but he stands about 3.5 inches tall. There's a bit of a gap to be filled in one of the joins of the horns and I had to place him on a base to keep him from keeling over, but he went pretty smoothly. It's not often I can finish a project in just over a week.

I've also started on my first Lust Elf who is riding a daemon steed, but I haven't quite settled on the colors yet.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/02/05 08:29:31


Post by: nerull


So I was working on my Plague Angel, but got the urge to work on something smaller for a change of pace. That something is my first Lust Elf, a Medusa.
I apologize for the poor quality of the pictures, but these are with the flash set to automatic which never seems to be able to focus properly that way. Normally I have the manual flash on all the time, but in this case it really highlighted the areas where the Fang spray was in the deep recesses. When viewing it in person it's not very noticeable, but on camera it makes me regret ever buying that color of spray. It provides a good base for color, but getting rid of the recesses is next to impossible.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/05/09 18:42:46


Post by: nerull


I'm happy to be beginning my summer break once again since I was too busy to finish anything during the semester. I did get my Plague Angel about one third done, but I didn't have the motivation to complete him yet.
Instead I did my favorite part of the Shadowspear box, the Venomcrawler. I haven't done a mostly black model since my vindicator, but I didn't think my normal green color scheme would make sense for a spider. There's not really anything special about him, but hopefully it's gotten the ball rolling for more relatively soon.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/05/13 08:40:48


Post by: nerull


I'm back again with a bit more progress. Here is my first of the Nightmare Hulks, although I won't be painting the others for a while. He's not actually as bright as he appears in the pictures, but things get too obscured without the flash on full. I've since made a few small corrections. I'm not sure what I'll be working on next, but I have a lot to choose from.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/05/18 04:06:14


Post by: nerull


Here's the next model coming down the pipe, my Master of Possessions. I have named him Nandor, after Nandor the Relentless from the new "What We Do In The Shadows" tv series. Like the Venomcrawler, I felt he would look better in black rather than green. Being a sorcerer is enough of a distinction, kind of like how marine chaplains are always clad in black. Other than the Master of Executions and when I eventually get to Abaddon, I'll be returning to my old color scheme with the rest of my army. I'm fairly happy with how he turned out. He's not really a small model, but he is smaller than what I have been working on recently. I find bigger models, though time consuming, are slightly more forgiving.

I was thinking of doing one of the Greater Possessed next, but sooner or later I should really finish my Plague Angel. Part of me wants to move on to my King of Ruin from Creature Caster, but I can't justify starting something that huge until I complete the aforementioned first.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/05/18 12:56:24


Post by: inmygravenimage


I really like him, the fire is great. But I think Nando, I think spicy chicken!


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/05/25 08:09:38


Post by: nerull


 inmygravenimage wrote:
I really like him, the fire is great. But I think Nando, I think spicy chicken!

Thanks inmygravenimage, I'm glad you like him. I'm not familiar with that type of chicken, but it sounds tasty. Hopefully you'll enjoy this update as well.

I got this Killer Croc from a local gaming store I just started going to recently. However, I was sorely disappointed when I got him home and realized he was missing a piece. The plus side is they gave me back some store credit, and he was already half price, so he really only cost me 12 bucks Canadian. I tried my best to replicate the missing forearm, but I should have shaved it down more before making the bracer, so it came out a bit too thick on that side. My hope is that it is at least somewhat passable, since there's no changing it now. I'm not the biggest fan of metal miniatures, so I'm looking forward to moving on to the next project.

I'm somewhat hampered lately since I somehow managed to snap my neck the wrong way and even after visiting my chiropractor it's still not quite back to normal. With that being said the next item on the list is another first for me, one of my new A Song of Ice and Fire miniatures which are the newest addition to my ever growing backlog. I purchased the Night's Watch Starter set and a box of Wilding Raiders, though I don't know when I'll get to the latter. I had to straighten most of the daggers on the veterans and one great sword was completely missing, but I guess that's acceptable since I don't really plan on playing this game either. I can just fill out the unit with a character or champion. It does make me reconsider my plan to keep them in the form fitting trays they came in though.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/05/25 09:11:57


Post by: inmygravenimage


I think he's looking great bud, really like him. I really need to paint my Rebirth era version! I'm actually, finally, starting to feel like painting BMG again.
(Nando's is a Piri-piri chicken chain in the UK, btw).


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/05/26 13:01:20


Post by: nerull


 inmygravenimage wrote:
I think he's looking great bud, really like him. I really need to paint my Rebirth era version! I'm actually, finally, starting to feel like painting BMG again.
(Nando's is a Piri-piri chicken chain in the UK, btw).

I'm pleased that you are satisfied with my Killer Croc inmygravenimage, I'd love to see you get to that Rebirth version.
I'm kinda tempted to check out Nandos now that I know there is a location fairly close to me.

Now it's time to present the first of my Night's Watch, Ghost. He's the only one that isn't mostly black, so it may take awhile to find the scheme to finish his compatriots. It's a totally new line of models so I thought it would be a good opportunity to test out my new Army Painter snow since I only have one container of Citadel snow left without having to resort to their more recent textured paint.


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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/06/01 10:57:04


Post by: nerull


I've been working away trying to finish my Plague Angel and have made enough progress to show him off a bit. He is pictured here with his kickstarter exclusive head, minus a horn, which I haven't seen documented anywhere else. I plan on doing his original head shortly after since I have them magnetized. Both options look cool. There isn't actually that gap on one side of his neck, I just had it on slightly crooked at the time.
I'll include a model for scale once he's complete, but suffice to say he is pretty damn tall. I also still have to do the last highlight on half his butt and fill in some gaps in the rock.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/06/01 13:20:05


Post by: Fifty


The models look really good, but it is hard to see them well. Is there any chance you could crop your photos before uploading?

(I especially like the boney/flamey guy)



The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/06/05 08:36:22


Post by: nerull


 Fifty wrote:
The models look really good, but it is hard to see them well. Is there any chance you could crop your photos before uploading?

(I especially like the boney/flamey guy)

Thanks for checking out my page Fifty. At first I didn't want to put in the extra work, but I admit they do look better cropped, other than one where I accidentally removed a line from it.

Here's the finished Plague Angel, whom I've named Gabriel. The only thing left to do is fill a couple gaps where his scythe attaches and varnish him. As you can tell from the scale shots, he's a big one at almost 9 inches total. I still have his other head to do so hopefully I'll get around to that. The one thing I think could have turned out better is if my Ushabti Bone paint hadn't dried up a while ago since the bone on the scythe is a bit too pure white for my tastes. I also might try putting a thinned down coat of blue ink on his shoulder skulls.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/06/06 01:03:30


Post by: amazingturtles


Whoa, he is giant, and a very impressive piece of work!


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/06/06 11:34:33


Post by: inmygravenimage


I dunno, I like the contrast of the very sharp bone white. Wings look ace btw.


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/06/09 04:41:53


Post by: nerull


 amazingturtles wrote:
Whoa, he is giant, and a very impressive piece of work!

Thanks a lot amazingturtles. It's great to hear from you again. He's a big'un indeed, in fact it's getting so cramped in my display case that I plan on ordering a bigger one to start filling up soon.

 inmygravenimage wrote:
I dunno, I like the contrast of the very sharp bone white. Wings look ace btw.

I appreciate how closely you follow my work inmygravenimage and it's nice to know that the white doesn't stick out as much as I thought it did. For the wings I was trying to copy someone else's work that came up during a quick google search. I still think theirs was a bit better, but I'm content with mine.

With the alternate head now done, the Plague Angel is ready for varnishing so he can take his place with all the others. At the moment I'm in the middle of trying to complete my second dire wolf, Shaggydog, from the new Stark Heroes 2 set, which I mostly got for Arya. At first I thought he was pretty much all black, but when I later checked google he appears to have a bit of brown or light gray to his fur in the show.

Hopefully I can modify what I have without too much headache because I'm itching to start my King of Ruin shown here. Sorry for the lack of paint, but it's easier to see the detail when he's not completely black. He'll look better at the end when I can attach his hands and the multitude of antlers that go on his head and back. I think he's about the same size as my Glutton Daemon, Balthazar, though the latter appears taller due to his rocky base, so this one will probably take me quite a while.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/06/10 12:56:13


Post by: nerull


Shaggydog is now complete. I tried to restrain myself a bit with the snow since it plumps up more than the one I am used to. Like I said, the King of Ruin is a big project, so this will be the last update for a bit.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/06/10 13:44:40


Post by: inmygravenimage


Looking nice, but maybe a dark, dark brown drybrush, just to give the fur a bit of variety?


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/06/11 14:01:42


Post by: amazingturtles


I agree, the doggie is quite neat looking but it's a bit hard to make out details. It does look quite haunting against the snow!


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/07/01 06:43:54


Post by: nerull


 inmygravenimage wrote:
Looking nice, but maybe a dark, dark brown drybrush, just to give the fur a bit of variety?

I would have liked to have taken your suggestion into account inmygravenimage, but I had Shaggydog varnished shortly after posting. The last drybrush was actually Steel Legion Drab, which is kind of a mid tone brown, so I think a dark brown might have cancelled it out a bit.
Nevertheless he could have used some more lightening up in hindsight, but I was trying to avoid crossing more into gray than black.

 amazingturtles wrote:
I agree, the doggie is quite neat looking but it's a bit hard to make out details. It does look quite haunting against the snow!

Haunting is a nice way to describe him amazingturtles. Sorry if the black is hard to make out, it makes me dread starting the horde of forty Night's Watch Brothers I have to do at some point.

I've made enough progress on the King of Ruin to update you with, especially since the arm full of guts is hard to attach without doing all six pieces in short order.
The antlers being blackish grey is a bit different from how I normally do bone, in fact I had to go back and change how I did the shoulder horns to blend in with them, but that's how the examples I've seen have been done. I think it provides for good contrast. If I had thought ahead I would have used my rust weathering powders on his armor plates as I did with his other shoulder and weapon, but I guess the dark green looks okay too.
It's interesting to note that Creature Caster went to the trouble of modelling his testicles, even though they're unnoticeable behind his loincloth.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/07/01 13:21:28


Post by: inmygravenimage


That's fab. And I love the contrast of the orange. Testicles eh? Papa decrees he should have 3!


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/07/08 07:19:40


Post by: nerull


 inmygravenimage wrote:
That's fab. And I love the contrast of the orange. Testicles eh? Papa decrees he should have 3!

Much gratitude inmygravenimage. I was originally going to make the boils an off white with crimson ink, but some of them are too small for that to work well.

Now for the unveiling of the final product, with the exception of the smudge I just noticed on one of his fingers and some green stuff around the hand as well as the loincloth on the back. It sticks out, but I wanted him available to show off tomorrow.
Rather than just the King of Ruin, he shall now be known as Sugar Bumps. I got the idea from a scene in the first Batman movie where Jack Nicholson emerges from the shadows to murder some mafia guy. "That you Sugar Bumps?"

I apologize if the pictures are a bit darker than usual, but the second light in my kitchen which was the best spot for lighting is on the fritz and getting my superintendent to fix anything is like pulling teeth.
He would have been done a bit sooner, but I lost a day repainting his handful of worms and guts from red to purple, as I felt it was getting too Christmas-y with the red and green. Plus now it matches the guts falling from his belly, which if you look closely contain another worm poking its head out.

I'm not sure what the next project will be, but it might not be a Chaos model because I purchased a set of Mangler Squigs on sale as well as some interesting models from Wargames Exclusive aka Grim Skull, although it will be quite a while before the latter arrives. Also in a fit of shortsightedness I went ahead and bought the new Acastus Knight Asterius from Forgeworld that will hopefully be shipping out soon at express speed.

He's both the biggest, reported to be about 10.5", and by far the most expensive of any figure I've ever bought, but I had been tempted to get a Porphyrion for a while and I thought the Asterius looked even cooler than that. I anticipate those giant arms being a challenge to attach, but I heard a tip from a youtube video about an epoxy called JB Weld that is supposedly stronger than super glue. Speaking of which my super glue has become a pain lately what with always being stuck shut from drying but I'm trying to get everything I can from it before moving on to a fresh bottle.

In other news I recently got and built a new slightly bigger glass display cabinet as well as a narrow bookcase with a glass door which will hopefully be enough to contain the overflow of minis I have left on the drawing board.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/07/09 12:15:49


Post by: inmygravenimage


Never run another man's rhubarb.
I always assumed that line was Sugar Lump, like a cheap Floozie of some sort.
Anyway, mighty fine prince there!


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/07/11 09:34:29


Post by: nerull


 inmygravenimage wrote:
Never run another man's rhubarb.
I always assumed that line was Sugar Lump, like a cheap Floozie of some sort.
Anyway, mighty fine prince there!

Thanks a lot inmygravenimage. I checked youtube after seeing your post and the subtitles confirm it's Sugar Bumps rather than lumps though.

My Acastas Knight Asterius arrived yesterday and it seems I picked a good time to order one because they just raised the price by $35. I received all the right pieces, including a double of a part for the guns, but unfortunately one of the missiles from the Karacnas Mortar rack was broken off during shipping. I'm still waiting for a reply from Forgeworld to see if they'll be nice enough to replace it.

Acastas Knight Asterius sure is a mouthful, so in keeping with the Greek titan theme from my Chaos Knight, Kronos, I've decided to name him after his brother, Hyperion.
Although I guess it's technically Cronus with a C and U, but it doesn't really matter since the names on my bases are spelled phonetically anyway.

Apparently Hyperion is also the name of a Grey Knight psyker, but none of the other male titans seemed fitting, except maybe Atlas who is unrelated to Cronus. I prefer keeping them as siblings to tie in with my original concept of my army as a brotherhood. I'm not really concerned about the fact that this version is supposed to only be available to Mechanicus as I don't play games anymore. There is a dark Mechanicus after all so nothing is safe from the taint of corruption.

I'll still be waiting a while on my epoxy to come, I ended up settling on Bob Smith Industries Quick Cure epoxy since it dries clear, but I was too impatient so I started building his torso. He's already about four times the size of a normal marine. I'll be leaving off the armored cowl from his head since I think it looks much better without it. There's also a couple shots of the multitude of parts, 154 in total, and one of the interior cockpit. I won't bother painting it since it's completely hidden once the carapace goes on.

He's such a huge project that I doubt I'll be able to finish before the summer comes to an end and school starts again, but I'll try and post as many updates as is feasible since I don't think there is much info regarding him out there yet.
I also found a base that should work for him already. It's actually a coaster for a cooking pot, but it's about the right size being a 7"/ 180mm circle.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/07/11 16:05:15


Post by: inmygravenimage


So basically it's a way of saying Sugar tits instead? love the coaster idea. Can't wait.


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/07/31 05:05:52


Post by: nerull


 inmygravenimage wrote:
So basically it's a way of saying Sugar tits instead? love the coaster idea. Can't wait.

Precisely . The coaster idea didn't work though since it was too flimsy being made from cork. So instead I purchased a wooden plaque which is fortunate because even at 8" instead of 7 across it's barely big enough.

My epoxy arrived but putting the legs together was still quite a process. I almost undoubtedly have them positioned incorrectly since the big pistons on the back of the legs barely stretched far enough and the little ones I had to trim the rods shorter to fit properly. At least the cabling fit in there without having to bend it.
It will look better once I have the armor plates on which are on the agenda for tomorrow. It's important to note that I haven't glued on the gold supports at the base of the legs since it would be very difficult to attach the armor having them already affixed with the shallow sockets they fit into.

I also pinned the pelvis to the torso with a brass rod so it isn't glued on yet either. I was considering running a pin up through the bottom of the feet into the legs, but with how strong the epoxy is I didn't feel it necessary to risk drilling through crooked. I had to add a significant strip of green stuff to the top where the carapace will attach at the front, where it shouldn't be that noticeable, because no matter how I tried heating it up and bending it it wouldn't sit flush on both ends at once.
However I have already received my new mortar rack from Forgeworld to replace the broken one. I only asked for the top section, but they sent me all three so now I have some spares I'll never use.

Also pictured here are the two sci-fi cars I got from Grimskull Miniatures aka Wargames Exclusive all the way from the Ukraine. They're quite short but I guess they're supposed to be scaled to fit a cultist sized soldier rather than a space marine.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/08/02 18:10:33


Post by: nerull


Just a small update for today, the leg armor. I wanted to get some shots of it before I varnish. Normally I'd wait until the end, but I think the paint on the carapace and torso armor that I've had done for a while has begun to fade a bit, so I may end up redoing them.
I used a technique I saw from a youtuber whereby you take a small chunk of filter, in my case a deep fryer filter, tie wrap it to a pair of tweezers and dab at the armor hopefully creating a stippling effect.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/08/03 06:20:16


Post by: inmygravenimage


Yeah, that's nice, like a more even sponge weathering.


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/08/20 13:13:03


Post by: nerull


 inmygravenimage wrote:
Yeah, that's nice, like a more even sponge weathering.

Thanks and that's the idea although I would have liked it more if I had gotten the mid tone of kabalite green to be more noticeable.

I haven't been making as much progress as I had hoped, partly because I've been distracted by several kickstarters involving models. I'm eventually getting Etherfields, Gotham City Chronicles, Middara, and with any luck Cthulhu Death May Die. I've also already received Folklore The Affliction, but its minis are a bit on the cartoonish side.

So the torso is done other than the missile rack and pair of guns. The shoulder pads and back armor are done too but are not attached yet. Hopefully the arms will go on relatively smoothly when the time comes.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/12/17 14:39:30


Post by: nerull


Now that I've got some time again over Christmas break I'm getting stuck in to my huge backlog starting with the Ghouls from my copy of Cthulhu: Death May Die.
Since there is almost 50 models just in the core box alone you can see why I'm going more for speed than detail, but they look okay for taking less than 2 days.

I only have a couple so far, but this is my first use of a contrast paint. I also tried to get pictures of them using my new, to me at least, phone but the flash wouldn't work right so it's back to the old standalone camera I guess.
I just left their bases black because the room tiles you play on vary between outdoor and indoor environments.

I don't know if my holidays will be long enough for me to get any more work done on my Acastus Knight Asterius, but if not I'm hoping to get him done over the coming summer. I've also added Aeon Trespass Odyssey and Oathsworn to the list of kickstarters I'll be receiving in the distant future.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2019/12/25 03:56:16


Post by: nerull


I'm back with more progress, this time with all the finished cultists.
I'm not really pleased with how the Kislev Flesh highlight on the hands came out, but the Tuskgor Fur by itself seemed kind of plain. I also highlighted the mouths after the photos were taken so they show up a bit better.
Next up on the docket are my 8 Deep Ones, which when finished will mean one whole tray will be done.

With a couple units done now I can get in a couple more games without feeling ashamed of all the grey plastic.
It's a tough game, with more than a little luck needed to win, but at least with having gotten my hands on the kickstarter extras box I have the full complement of investigators to choose from. I just wish the plastic trays to hold the player cards actually snapped together properly as they seem a bit cheaply made.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2020/01/03 03:21:33


Post by: nerull


Happy new year everyone! I've tried to start things off right by buckling down on my Deep Ones which are now more or less complete.

I'm still not sure how I feel about them since they are the first unit of the game to differ significantly from the art. The picture on the unit card is kind of a dirty grey, but I had already purchased a couple blue contrast paints before I gave it much notice. I spent today lightening and then darkening them back a bit so hopefully they read as blueish from a greater distance than what I had before.

This post marks my first time using pics from my hand me down phone. I think I finally figured out how to get semi decent shots with it so I hope this translates to a slight improvement in the visual quality of my content.

I've still got a couple weeks of vacation left to maybe complete a couple more things. Currently I'm trying to decide whether to work on my first couple investigators or Hashtur and his crew.
I've played quite a few sessions of Death May DIe now and so far he is my favorite Elder One to fight. I even tried one game against the Black Goat of the Woods and got my butt handed to me, despite making it to his final stage. My one complaint with the game is how unbalanced the difficulty is with him and Dagon, as well as several of the scenarios.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2020/01/03 07:46:11


Post by: inmygravenimage


I like the colour, they're looking good and nasty


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2020/01/10 06:05:42


Post by: nerull


 inmygravenimage wrote:
I like the colour, they're looking good and nasty

Thanks inmygravenimage, I always appreciate your feedback. Your productivity is part of what is inspiring me to try and get more finished this year.

On that note here is my first finished Elder One, Hashtur. I actually find him to be the easiest boss to fight since he doesn't summon nearly as many enemies as the others.
This much yellow is not usual for my palette, but that's how he is depicted.

I would have finished him faster, but I had quite the mishap when the night I started him my adjustable lamp's base suddenly began to crumble and fall apart, immediately followed by it toppling over.
I now have an even better replacement from RONA with 5 bulbs instead of 4, 60 watts instead of 40, and they're LED to boot. So if I turn them all on at once it's almost blinding, but it certainly helps one see all the nooks and crannies.
I should get some investigators started, but with how well the big guy went I may move on to his four female underlings with Tommy guns first.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2020/01/10 07:15:12


Post by: inmygravenimage


That's a great set of colours. All this lovecraftian nonsense really puts me in mind to get my Hellboy stuff started.


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2020/01/13 12:13:34


Post by: nerull


 inmygravenimage wrote:
That's a great set of colours. All this lovecraftian nonsense really puts me in mind to get my Hellboy stuff started.

I'm glad you're liking my delve into board game madness inmygravenimage. I didn't even know Hellboy had miniatures.

Unfortunately for me school starts tomorrow, but I might be able to get one last batch finished before things start ramping up. For now here are my four Hastur Disciples which makes the grand total of 28 models done over my break. They appear like I forgot to do the eyes, but that's because the art has them with black eyes just like the Deep Ones. I did however go back and highlight the bump stocks and add a little bit of Agrax Earthshade in parts.


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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2020/01/17 19:00:11


Post by: nerull


I just have a tiny update, and it will likely be the last until the summer now that I see my current workload.

Although I was making good progress on Death May Die, I'll have a hard time not getting sidetracked by my newest haul, an almost complete set of The Order of Vampire Hunters by Dark Gate Games.
That's another 136 miniatures to add to the pile!
I've included a shot of some of the playable characters as well as my favorite model of the bunch, Gugadeth and the Beast, but there are too many to get photos of them all.

Unfortunately there was a broken off gun and more importantly a broken wing on my 2nd favorite Elder Vampire, but hopefully they can be fixed. I got a pretty good price on it so I guess I can't complain.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2020/05/17 17:51:56


Post by: nerull


It's the starting of summer again, only year of my college program left to go, so it's time to get painting once more.
With the current state of the world the only games I'll actually get to play will be solo, but I'm starting with my copy of The Order of Vampire Hunters as predicted.
I hope everyone out there is staying safe.

I actually finished 10 of the basic enemies already in addition to whatever these are called, but the pictures I took of them were more than a little out of focus, so I'm not sure they're worth posting.


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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2020/05/23 06:13:53


Post by: nerull


I'm starting to hit a good rhythm, whether or not I can keep it up remains to be seen.
Here is my finished Gugadeth and the Beast. It's unfortunate that one of his wings is pretty badly warped and his base is all wonky, I may try and use putty to fill in the bottom, but for now he is somewhat stable.
I might work on the Nyx character next since she has similar wings, thankfully straight in her case, or I may switch gears and start my set of Gotham City Chronicles. You should see how badly Batman's base is warped, much worse than this guy. He can't even stand at all, the drunkard, so that one will have to be replaced entirely .

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2020/05/24 22:21:17


Post by: nerull


Here is my first model from Gotham City Chronicles, Killer Croc. He is my favorite Batman villain so it's a shame he is only used in a single scenario despite coming in two different sculpts.

This was a quick one, but he looks pretty good in person. Maybe he could use a Deathclaw Brown highlight just around his collar and a bit of pink on the tongue.

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The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2020/05/25 21:26:40


Post by: inmygravenimage


That's a lovely job there you've done. Play DCU or BMG instead, lots of use there I'm a big Croc fan, as you might guess from my profile pic


The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Gotham City Chronicles) @ 2020/05/26 07:47:42


Post by: nerull


 inmygravenimage wrote:
That's a lovely job there you've done. Play DCU or BMG instead, lots of use there I'm a big Croc fan, as you might guess from my profile pic


Nice to hear from you again inmygravenimage, I'm glad you like this version of him too.
Croc is the best, I have a giant poster of him overlooking me right now.
I don't normally reply without something new to show off, but I had to let you know that thanks to you reminding me about BMG I had to make my first purchase from knight models.

One of the big reasons why I got GCC over knight models was I don't really intend to play either since the former's rules are unnecessarily obtuse and the latter requires even more effort to transport especially with the terrain. GCC has its own storage solution and it allowed me to get pretty much every character for one lump sum whereas getting BMG stuff piecemeal adds up real fast with $20 USD shipping a pop. Sure the detail is not the same, but I much prefer working with plastic where possible.

Anyway even though it won't be here for who knows how long, I couldn't resist getting the new Poison Ivy seated on a giant plant throne. I threw in the Mad Hatter on a normal chair for good measure.