|"...And they take an obscene satisfaction in their work."|
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 fledgling Befouling Host of Nurgle, this foot soldier of the daemonic legion is the second of the ten figures I’m required to paint in order to field a unit of the loathsome creatures for the “Age Of Sigmar” rule set.
Having super-glued the model together the blighted soul was given an undercoat of “Vallejo” Heavy Khaki and subsequently washed with “Citadel” Thrakka Green. The Lesser Daemon was then dry-brushed with more “Vallejo” Heavy Khaki and had details such as its horn, glistening innards and plaguesword ‘picked out’ with “Citadel” Abaddon Black. In order to try and provide the model with the impression it was ‘blessed’ with Nurgle’s Rot, the pustulant creature’s organs were painted with either “Vallejo” Heavy Red or Heavy Warmgrey. These areas were then generously washed with a combination of “Citadel” Thrakka Green, Agrax Earthshade and Carroburg Crimson. Finally all the swollen monster’s zits were ‘emboldened’ with a combination of “Vallejo” Heavy Ochre and “Citadel” Reikland Fleshshade, whilst its hand-weapon was dry-brushed with “Vallejo” Heavy Charcoal.
|Nurgling WIPs - Once glued together a number of these tiny critters will disappointingly be hidden from view|
With the second of my Plaguebearers finished, and another three miniatures in their final stages, I have turned my attention to seeing how my “Vallejo” Heavy Khaki colour scheme works with the unit of Nurglings I’m planning on fielding. A base of these multi-part plastic Mites of Nurgle is essentially created by placing three ‘towers’ of the disease-ridden horrors directly in front of one another upon a 40mm circular stand.
As a result I have already predominantly finished painting the back row to my first of three necessary models, and have been brusquely washing the little razor-sharp toothed critters with “Citadel” Thrakka Green, Agrax Earthshade and Crimson Carroburg. These Nurglings now simply need to be tidied up before being ready for varnishing. In addition I have primed, washed and dry-brushed both the characterful middle and front rows of the ensemble.
|Imperial Fleet WIPs - A primed County Class Heavy Cruiser and nearly finished Destroyer|
Even a devotee to the Great Unclean One needs to take a break from the jovial and utterly revolting Greater Daemon, and so I have been persevering with my collection of 6mm spacecraft from the Imperial Fleet range made by “Irregular Miniatures”. I currently have two vessels in my painting queue; an Oberon Class Destroyer, complete with impressive saucer radar and the considerably larger County Class Heavy Cruiser.
Progress on the smaller of the two “Star Trek” inspired starships has taken a bit of a back step on account of my needing to drill right through the saucer section in order to fit the model on a stand. However in addition to super-gluing an additional fixture to the vessel’s surface (in order to cover the hole), I have consequently been forced to attach an old "Mongoose Games" ‘ball and socket’ flying base to it, as the destroyer's centre of gravity isn’t quite correct, despite my utilising the miniature’s pre-drilled hole.