Switch Theme:

Sweet Summer Nurgle  [RSS] Share on facebook Share on Twitter Submit to Reddit
»
Author Message
Advert


Forum adverts like this one are shown to any user who is not logged in. Join us by filling out a tiny 3 field form and you will get your own, free, dakka user account which gives a good range of benefits to you:
  • No adverts like this in the forums anymore.
  • Times and dates in your local timezone.
  • Full tracking of what you have read so you can skip to your first unread post, easily see what has changed since you last logged in, and easily see what is new at a glance.
  • Email notifications for threads you want to watch closely.
  • Being a part of the oldest wargaming community on the net.
If you are already a member then feel free to login now.




Made in gb
Beast of Nurgle





Nottingham

After making a start on the Primaris from the Know No Fear set months ago, I decided it was time to have a go at the Death Guard section of the box.
I'd already completed some poxwalkers and assembled the bloat-drone before I made the blog, but I'll add those in later I'm hoping that by making a record of what I've done on here, it'll motivate me to keep painting!
I'll also add in any paint schemes I use along the way in violet - that way if you feel the urge to use the same one, you can find it easily.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

I spent most of yesterday assembling the Lord of Contagion and the Plague Marines (feat. teeny tiny nurglings, which are far cuter than they should be). As I mentioned earlier, I'd already assembled and primed the bloat-drone, but sadly thanks to an uneasy trip to and from my university dorms, he was looking a little worse for wear. While this didn't bother me in relation to the spikes (it is a plague-based model after all - a few corroded or missing parts would actually add to the aesthetic!) I was concerned that one of the plaguespitters was feeling incredibly loose, so that was smothered in glue and left to rest on a handy paint lid



After the marines and Lord were all assembled, I decided to prime with the Leadbelcher spray instead of my usual Chaos Black. I intended to create a very worn and rusty look on the armour, so used a silver base to increase the likelihood of some showing through the thin and messy layers of the Death Guard Green I planned on slapping on!

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

After they were all dry, I spent this afternoon sitting in what little sunshine the UK has and decided to test out a paint scheme on an unsuspecting marine's right leg. While most people seem to buy models just for testing, I normally choose a slightly insignificant model/victim and hope it doesn't look too terrible - the ultimate definition of living life on the edge

I used:
- A very thin and quickly-applied layer of Death Guard Green
- The usual Nuln oil wash in the recessed areas

- A thin drybrush of some Ghenna's Gold on the raised details, such as the trims on the plates and the little bolts
- A heavy wash of Seraphim Sepia (I find it more striking than agrax) on the bolts, and then thin, dragged-down lines to create a rust effect

- My newest investment, Nurgle's Rot, in the recessed area of the knee-plate. Then I lightly dragged it down the rest of the leg.



Personally, the technique I used almost reminded me of working with Necrons - they look nothing alike, but the effectiveness of a very simple and easy paint scheme definitely made me remember how it felt to paint up my first batch of warriors just over a year ago Annoyingly, the pictures you can see here aren't quite as detailed or pigmented as I'd like, but the next photo provides a little more insight into the technique.

(Also: I intend to use the Nurgle's Rot rather sparingly at first. While I have added in some more since taking that last picture, it's still currently only on that one kneecap - I'd rather be able to add more later than apply too much! )

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

After settling on the scheme shown above, I started to work on the rest of the Marine. I have very little to add on that, since the colour scheme doesn't really have much variation just yet. I have University deadlines coming up so sadly can't spend too much time on my models right now! I did add a little of the Vallejo Chainmail Silver to the gold shades for highlighting, but other than that, it stuck to the paint list shown above.



Both of his legs, his left shoulder pad, chest plate and- well, whatever it is that's coming off the chest plate - are done. The finished pieces definitely seem to be oddly blending in with the Leadbelcher, so if that still seems to be the case once more of the model is finished, I might go over them with some heavier layers of certain shades and colours.

Next update should be up by the end of this week, if not sooner!

Daerekh Dynasty
check out my Death Guard progress here

DC:90S+G-M++B--IPw40k17-D++A+/sWD-R++T(B)DM+ 
   
Made in gb
Resolute Ultramarine Honor Guard




Nottingham

Loving the final result - a very nice oily scheme.

They'd actually look pretty awesome as Nurgle-turned Iron Warriors, I think!

Read the history of the Charadon Crusade: The Crusade of Fury was at an end.
Join the Crion Crusade: I think it's the combination of butt jokes, democratic necrons, explosions, and mind-fething that draws people to this Crusade like moths to a bug zapper - War Kitten
Rippy wrote:Never forgetti, template spaghetti.
DR:90S++G++MB+IPw40k07-D++A++/sWD366R++T(F)DM+ 
   
Made in gb
Beast of Nurgle





Nottingham

 Sgt_Smudge wrote:
Loving the final result - a very nice oily scheme.

They'd actually look pretty awesome as Nurgle-turned Iron Warriors, I think!


Thanks for the feedback Smudge!
After a long week of writing an essay, I finally got back to working on my army earlier today. While my first Plague Marine is still sat unfinished, today I felt that I'd rather work on some poxwalkers!

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~



I'd already painted up 3 of the 5 poxwalkers in this image, but decided today was the day to bump those numbers up to a halfway-finished unit. I made every poxwalker different in terms of colours and technique, so can't give exact details on how to paint them, however they do all have some things in common.

- I always start with a very pale colour, then add intensity by using a wash - for example, I'll use celestra grey and then drakenhof nightshade to create a blue hue on the skin.
-They all have very brightly coloured pox-marks, which leads to them being called 'the smarties' a lot on twitter personally, I like the almost cartoon-style this gives them, it takes away the intensity of the disease. Not quite the point when it comes to poxwalkers, I know, but hey - everyone's different!
- Ushabti bone on the spikes, followed by nuln oil on the base of them - blends them into the skin a little more.
- Weapons are painted with leadbelcher, a wash of nuln oil gloss and seraphim sepia, to make it look a little rusty and aged.
- The most important step - they're all covered in a shiny eyeshadow pigment. Sounds strange, but it gives them a very slimy, oozy look - think a layer of mucus on a frog. Picture of the pigment is in the spoilers section

Spoiler:


~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

That's all I've done for today - I'm waiting on some grass tufts I ordered online to arrive, so when they do I'll base these guys. In the mean time I'll either be adding to the poxwalkers or finishing the marine.

Daerekh Dynasty
check out my Death Guard progress here

DC:90S+G-M++B--IPw40k17-D++A+/sWD-R++T(B)DM+ 
   
Made in gb
Beast of Nurgle





Nottingham

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Well, the grass tufts arrived! Back to work on the poxwalkers

I used:
- Stirland Mud
- A heavy drybrush of Steel Legion Drab
- Multiple layers of Ardcoat
- Grass Tufts
(from Tajima1)



I have to say, I was really impressed by the grass! If I start AoS in the new edition, I think their floral range will be put to good use on some Sylvaneth!

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

This progress is no where near as much as I'd like at the moment, but I've also added a little more to the first marine. The paint scheme is still the same as the first update!



While he's no where near finished yet, I reckon it won't be too long until he's all done and dusted. Watch this space!

Daerekh Dynasty
check out my Death Guard progress here

DC:90S+G-M++B--IPw40k17-D++A+/sWD-R++T(B)DM+ 
   
 
Forum Index » Dakka P&M Blogs
Go to: