|"...Thick with infectious spores and buzzing plague flies."|
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. Painted as a pilot piece for my fledgling Befouling Host of Nurgle, this plaguesword-wielding minion of the Great Unclean One is the first of ten similarly grotesque miniature I intend to paint as a single unit.
Having pieced the model together it was initially given an undercoat of “Vallejo” Heavy Khaki before being washed with “Citadel” Thrakka Green. The rotting demon was then dry-brushed with more “Vallejo” Heavy Khaki and had details such as its horn, open sores and hand-weapon ‘picked out’ with “Citadel” Abaddon Black. In order to try and provide the horned fiend with a sense of putrescence various parts of its anatomy were coated with either “Vallejo” Heavy Red or Heavy Warmgrey. These areas were subsequently roughly washed with a combination of “Citadel” Thrakka Green, Agrax Earthshade and Carroburg Crimson. Finally all the creature’s zits were ‘pimped out’ with “Vallejo” Heavy Ochre and treated to a coat of “Citadel” Reikland Fleshshade.
|Plaguebearer WIPs - Plaguebearers in various stages of painting and washing|
With the first of my Host completed I’ve been merrily beavering away at some of its sore-covered brethren, and managed to get something of a factory painting process going on them. To this end I’m essentially working on two to three of the models simultaneously, whilst pausing to dabble at the odd unrelated miniature in order to break up the constant application of green, brown and red washes…
Currently I’m working my paintbrush around my unit’s Champion, and managed to effectively break the back of the Plagueridden’s stash of head-trophies and three-eyed face. In addition I’ve got another figure in a position to apply some washes to its puss-riddled body, and laid down some “Citadel” Abaddon Black base-layers on one of the more complicated (vignette) miniatures I have assembled; a long-snouted denizen of filth who is busy having his intestines pulled out by a cheekily helpful Nurgling.
|Perry Class Frigate WIPs - The 6mm starship has been undercoated, washed and then dry-brushed|
One of my aforementioned distractions is a collection of 6mm spaceships from the Imperial Fleet range made by “Irregular Miniatures”. I actually ended up buying a single model from each code as I wanted to see what they looked like in the flesh and am well-impressed with the similarities between their design and the Federation vessels of “Star Trek”. As a result I hope to use them for some space battles against the early Romulan Empire, using the ever versatile “7TV” rules by “Crooked Dice Game Design Studio.”
For now though I plan to use this Perry Class frigate as a test piece to see whether a combination of “Vallejo” Heavy Bluegrey and “Citadel” Nuln Oil” will work as a base colour for the somewhat tiny, though instantly recognisable spacecraft.