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Made in ca
Regular Dakkanaut

Okay so here's a weird one, I came up with an idea of an army of Plague Marines, that were afflicted with a specific kind of disease. Instead of being bloated with rot, they would be affected by host of diseases similar to that of old Victorian wasting sicknesses, where they would all be emaciated and pale skinned. Losing chunks of flesh, basically be a husk of of person inside a suit of iron?
I have no idea how I would convert this and have it remain looking like a something in nurgle, a friend of mine drew out what it would look like for me and I thought it looked pretty damn cool! So how would I do this?
Or rather what's a good way to go about this?

I've never really done intense converting of miniatures to thing, any way you can help me?
Made in us
Nurgle Chosen Marine on a Palanquin

This would not be the easiest thing to pull off, but not necessarily difficult, either. The first method that comes to mind is using MK III marine parts combined with various bits from models like poxwalkers, plague bearers and skeletons. You could cut away certain parts of the MK III armor and have emaciated or bony limbs and torsos showing through underneath. For example, you could cut off a MK III arm at the elbow and put a skeleton forearm on it, with a thin sheet of green stuff hanging off as skin.

I think converting the new Death Guard models to fit this aesthetic would not really be workable, but you could still use their heads, arms and shoulder pads.

Made in nz
Longtime Dakkanaut

New Zealand

Personally I'd go for a mixed look, with each model a random mix of bloated, emaciated and skeletal limbs and heads (the latter from zombie/ghoul and skeleton bits). That will give a varied diseased look, while remaining Nurgly.
Made in ca
Fresh-Faced New User

can we see the drawing?

Made in ca
Regular Dakkanaut

sabarslax wrote:
can we see the drawing?

Here you go
Made in au
Mutilatin' Mad Dok

Perth, Western Australia

yeah that could be pretty cool...it would take a fair bit of chopping and gluing, maybe some greenstuff, though that'd be optional...I'd say a good place to start would be to go to ebay and get yourself either some burning of prospero MKIII marines, or some dark imperium plague marines for a decent price (in case it all goes a bit wrong, might not want to go full-price on the models)...and I think a box of Crypt Ghouls (CA$50 for 20 model's worth of bits - link ) could probably get pretty close to that pic...chop a leg off a marine, then chop the leg in half at the knee, then do the same with a ghoul, and stick the ghoul thigh in between the marine hip and shin...do similar things with arms, swap out a head here and there...just have a good ol' play around

...it's good to be green!  
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