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Made in ca
Beast of Nurgle






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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Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

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

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
Made in ca
Beast of Nurgle






 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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Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

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).

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
Made in ca
Beast of Nurgle






 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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Made in ca
Beast of Nurgle






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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Made in gb
[DCM]
Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

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)


Though my guards may sleep and my ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire. 
   
Made in ca
Beast of Nurgle






 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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Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

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

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

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

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Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
Made in ca
Beast of Nurgle






 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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Made in ca
Beast of Nurgle






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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Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

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

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

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!

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in ca
Beast of Nurgle






 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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Made in tr
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

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

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
Made in ca
Beast of Nurgle






 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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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

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!

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
Made in ca
Beast of Nurgle






 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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Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

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

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
 
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