|"...The Rotbringers are some of the Plague God's greatest servants."|
This 28mm Plaguebearer is one of the plastic multi-part models which can be assembled from the sprues found within the “Games Workshop” Plaguebearers of Nurgle boxed set. Part of my ever-growing Host of Nurgle, this unit champion is known as one of the Plagueridden, and as a result “makes two attacks rather than one” with his plaguesword during a turn of “Age Of Sigmar”.
Having assembled the model as per the boxed kit’s instructions, the model was initially given an undercoat of “Vallejo” Heavy Khaki before being copiously washed with “Citadel” Thrakka Green. The “profoundly disturbing” daemon was then dry-brushed with more “Vallejo” Heavy Khaki and had details such as its horn, collection of trophy heads and plaguesword base-coated with “Citadel” Abaddon Black. As the leader was heavily ‘blessed’ with the mark of Nurgle’s Rot, its festering sores organs were painted with “Vallejo” Heavy Red and washed with “Citadel” Carroburg Crimson.
|Plaguebearer WIPS - These daemons now need to be washed and dry-brushed before having their pimples 'picked out'|
In addition the blighted soul-stuff of a mortal had large areas of its body and limbs wantonly washed with copious amounts of Thrakka Green and Agrax Earthshade and Carroburg Crimson. As a final touch all of the monster’s zits were ‘enriched’ with a combination of “Vallejo” Heavy Ochre and “Citadel” Reikland Fleshshade. Whilst it’s corroded and battered iron blade was dry-brushed with “Vallejo” Heavy Charcoal.
The Plagueridden’s prize, a collection of three severed heads destined to be “stuffed with daemonic spores and flung by Plague Drone riders into the heaving mass of battle”, were predominantly painted using a combination of “Vallejo” Heavy Warmgrey, Heavy Red, “Citadel” Reikland Fleshshade, Agrax Earthshade and Carroburg Crimson. Although both the eye and mouth stitches were ‘picked out’ using “Vallejo” Heavy Brown.
|Lord Of Plagues WIPs - The Hero having been primed, washed, dry-brushed and base-coated|
Having completed their champion, I have managed to progress another two members of my first Plaguebearer unit, by picking out all their sores and innards, as well as tidying up their putrid green skin. These Tallymen now require the haphazard application of some “Citadel” Shades before they’ll be ready for the ‘highlighting’ of their spots and pimples. I have also pushed myself in order to get the second row of my first Nurgling base into a similar position.
Finally I have assembled, primed, washed and dry-brushed my force's Lord of Plagues. This single hero model carries an enormous plague-ridden Great Blade which provides three (3+ To Hit) Attacks at -1 Rend. Stepping away from the photographed colour-scheme presented within the “Grand Alliance Chaos” rule-book, I plan to give my army’s (initial) General the same ghastly-green skin as my Plaguebearers and Nurglings, as well as terribly rusty armour.