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Decrepit Dakkanaut




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more on.... the larch.... the larch.....



Add on a sign for the shop unit, looks like somebody's been shooting at it, along with a more practical door that looks a bit plain beside the containers gothic design, but salvagers don't have the luxury of decoration



You need easy access to the roof, so install a retractable ladder unit by the hatch



A display unit (or bench if you're holding a meeting) is installed under the windows along with a salvaged computer console and control deck



and finally a bit of work on sealing up the rear door, weld it shut (i'll have to do the last bit after painting the inside and gluing the container together), and disable the lock control pad, 'killing' that servo skull in the process


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oh and note the damage to the eagles beaks that serve as the lifting points for the containers, a good reason for it to have been reused as something else as it was sent for repair or recycling and ended up diverted into the underhive economy

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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

enough tree base foolishness for now and back to Papa Nurgles babies,



A Foul Blightspawn and his ever so helpful Nurgling with not a conversion in sight as I really like the model. Quite pleased with how the bubbles in the tank worked out.

(not so pleased with the photography which doesn't quite seem to be in focus, I may try and take an alternate set of shots in the next few days)

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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

Better pics of the Blight Spawn



and here's the what the munitorium cargo container should look like when painted up unconverted



pleased with this one too

 
   
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California

So how did you do the tank/bubbles? That part is what's kept me from painting my own Blightspawn.

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

first I painted it with an off white/beige (Vallejo deck tan), then I put in the bubbles with dots of brighter white (Vallejo Ivory highlighting up to Vallejo White) in 2 or 3 sizes, more large ones at the top, more smaller ones at the bottom just as you see with bubbles in cartoons

I then laid over a layer of bright acid 'transparent' green, I used old GW scorpion green which is pretty much see through (if you've not got that any really acid green or fluorescent diluted with glaze medium should do just so long as you can see through it)

then repeat the highlighting with white on some of the bubbles and repeat the green glaze over the whole thing (to represent those closer to the window), I did this twice to give 3 'depths' of bubbles (that's why the green needs to be so see through)

finally I ran a dark green into the cracks (ancient GW bolter shell snot green)

I also ran an edge highlight of the scorpion green around the metal bezel surrounding the window to give just a slight hint of a glow

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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK



My easybuild champion conversion is now painted up and looks good if I do say so myself, and equally importantly different enough from the original

 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK





I got lucky and picked up some old school plague bearers in a charity shop, not painted like i'd do but they do have an old school charm

so do I strip and (eventually) repaint, or just rebase and leave the paint alone?

 
   
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Nice work! Always love fellow followers of nurgle.... keep it up

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another easy build conversion painted and the third is almost done too, quite a productive weekend overall

 
   
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It's a Fly Guy, really pleased with how this one painted up, the fly eyes are done with one of the greenstuff world chameleon paints and look excellent in person, and the bloated belly looks suitably revolting

 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




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Now how about some bolter fodder, yup I've started painting up some pox walkers

now in theory I've got 2 sets from Dark Imperium, one to build as is and one to convert, plus 2 sets of the easy build kit to do the same but could I find any of them?

Nope, so I had to pick up yet another easy build set, so the converting will have to wait until I can find the missing stuff

 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




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poxwalker the second, Nurgle blesses all colours, races and creeds equally

 
   
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Really liking the palette so far dude - the muted greys and blue/purple that you don't normally see on Nurgle minis are working really well for you. Keep it up!

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Amazing stuff!
Looking forward to seeing more...
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




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Thanks folks, I seem to be being fairly productive so here are another two



Sneezy, so infectious even the Deathguard make him wear a mask



and my favourite sculpt from the easy build kit


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Success! I found my missing poxwalkers from Dark Imperium sprues

(I wonder why I packed them away with the Orks & Goblins? I blame having to put them away rather than leaving them out to gather dust, tidying up is such a pain)

still no sign of the missing easybuild ones but the DI stuff is enough to be getting on with

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Decrepit Dakkanaut




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fifth easy build poxwalker, got to love the pipe n nails combo weapon

 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




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easy build 6 has been delayed as I got distracted putting together the Dark Imperium poxwalkers and starting on conversions of the second set of them

and one of them was so fun I had to paint that first



No hazmat suit is enough to deny Nurgle. The orange doesn't fit to well with my deathguard colour palette but it just has to be done, I've done the boots and oxygen tank in the same blue i'm using on the rest of the powalkers to pull this on into the fold to an extent

one less good aspect is the maggots crawling over the mini, most of them are in very low relief which is annoying (a really good painter could perhaps paint them as being under the suit, but not me especially with the orange I chose). It seems a bit of a miss-step by GW who could have made them more promenant

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Decrepit Dakkanaut




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On to some conversions, first off the leader of my decayed band, looks like he used to be a commissar or something similar by the coat. First my take, and the original version below it, a head, arm and hand swap plus leaving off the lower part of his coat are a simple conversion and looks good



next another conversion (I'm painting the original version so I'll add it later). Head and arms swaped, trim off the maggots from the belly and reshape some of the shoulder horns

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both arms and head swapped, reduce the length of the hammer by cutting of the head, and drilling a hole to put the shaft into, greenstuff used to sculpt a bit of coat over the shoulder to blend in the left arm, and to sculpt a bloated belly instead of the burst one on the original



next a more complex one, this has been cut in half at the belt level to swap the legs, the right hands been swapped as has the left arm and shoulder, I've also extended the oxygen tank hose instead of plugging it into the back of the hood (not totally successful I think, but it's ok), I contemplated removing the tank instead but the hose would be a pain to remove or putty over and i'm trying to keep these relatively simple to do.



and finally one that's coming up all tentacles, both arms swapped and the breathing mask from the oxygen cylinder place on the face (there's a maggot on the inner face of the mask you'll need to remove to get it to sit ok on the face and you'll also want to trim off the tip of the nose

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Decrepit Dakkanaut




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the last of the easy build poxwalker kit is painted, pretty good pose in a 'come at me bro' sort of way

I was very tempted to modify the trousers to MC Hammer pants for a 'hammer time' tribute.... maybe for the conversion

 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Just been through the whole thread.
Very useful for when I get to painting mine up, and nice to see a different take on converting Plague. Marines.
Poxwalkers stuff is useful as I haven’t got to them yet..

Keep up the good work!
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




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Glad your enjoying them, they've been a lot of fun to do

and here are another three



right arm and weapon swapped (needs a bit of putty work to make the fit work), big shoulder horns removed breathing mask removed from round his neck to use elsewhere, nails removed from the shoulder pad and extra holes drilled to match the rest of it



head swap, hand and weapon rotated 90 degrees, left arm swapped (I'm looking for my friend, he's this tall)



head swap, horns on left arm and leg removed,

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Decrepit Dakkanaut




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first of the conversion painted up, for brown coat fans everywhere I'm afraid Nathan here has caught a nasty disease

 
   
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arm swaps for this one changing the weapon in the process, the right hand was cut away from the pipe as it was in the wrong position to line up with the arm when it was put on this body, the right arm was also cut at the elbow to bend it upwards to line up with the pipe and a pair of tentacles added from greenstuff to replace the missing hand. An almost obligatory head swap was also done. Green stuff was used to blend the arms into the shoulder and the head into the neck



the final dark imperium poxwalker conversion was the trickiest, a leg swap at the level of the torso, using greenstuff to build up the joint, and add more torn material from the hazmat suit to mask the join (seen on the right of the rear facing photo), the right arm and weapon was swapped with greenstuf used to build up the shoulder fairly extensively, this meant the existing left arm was in the wrong position so it had to be cut free at the shoulder, and elbow both of which were re-attached so as to match up with the hand on the weapon and the joints disguised with greenstuff, a gasmask was then added to the existing head (again you need to trim out the maggot inside the mask, and remove the tip of the nose to get it to fit

so now I just need to paint 9 conversion and 9 originals from the Dark Imperium set, and then convert and paint 6 easy build poxwalkers and this stage of the project is done...….. I suspect i'll get bored and do something else first but we'll see how we go

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Great stuff. I really, really want that tree after seeing your work. Look forward to seeing what you do with the Container - I'm turning one into something myself, though I'm going with the magnets take it apart to reveal an interior myself.
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

Thanks (the Gnarlmaw is great)

I've not managed to finish any more pox walkers





but I did paint some ruins for the half finished ones to hide behind

 
   
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most poxwalkers exhibit pustules as a mark of grandfather Nurgle's favour, but this one appears to sucking up to the plague god based on his very heavy crop

 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK



well I guess oxygen didn't help dodge the plague

 
   
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drinking tea in the snow

I love all these guys. and their boils.

Wait, maybe just them

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Just had a run through your blog and you've got some great stuff! Really like those Deathguard. The green trim is really nice!

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