Friday, 17 March 2017

"After Long Years Of Peace, Something Slithered Into the Jade Paradise Of Ghyran..."

"Disease blossomed everywhere."
This 28mm "loathsome Lesser Daemon" is just one of the plastic multi-part models which can be created using the sprues found within the “Games Workshop” Plaguebearers of Nurgle boxed set. Painted as an additional daemonic minion for my fledgling Befouling Host of Nurgle, this plaguesword-wielding invader of the Jade Kingdoms will not only help swell the size of my Plaguebearer unit for “Age Of Sigmar”, but also provide me with another specialist for my "Warhammer 40K" Nurgle "Kill Team" as well.

In fact, the stomach-churning warrior's accompanying Nurgling was specifically positioned onto his base in order to suggest the model is being haplessly pulled forward by his exposed intestines, and therefore is in no position to "be cowed by anyone or anything." Such an "Indomitable" specialist can choose from a variety of rules in the 41st Millennium, like Fearless, Feel No Pain, Relentless or Stubborn, and should make for quite a pitiable sight on the battlefield as he is persistently lead towards his next opponent...
Blightlord WIP - This large Blightking is slowly being painted from the boots up
In order to ensure the Tallyman of Nurgle matched the rest of my Plaguebearers I initially gave the miniature an undercoat of “Vallejo” Heavy Khaki and washed him with “Citadel” Thrakka Green. The figure was then dry-brushed with more “Vallejo” Heavy Khaki before I ‘picked out’ details such as his horns, open sores and teeth with “Citadel” Abaddon Black. In order to 'highlight' the sore-infested soldier's Nurgle’s Rot I coated various parts of his grotesque anatomy with either “Vallejo” Heavy Red or Heavy Warmgrey, and subsequently washed these areas with a combination of “Citadel” Thrakka Green, Agrax Earthshade and Carroburg Crimson. Finally, all of the creature’s numerous boils and zits were 'picked out' with a dollop of “Vallejo” Heavy Ochre and treated to a coat of “Citadel” Reikland Fleshshade.

With an eye on re-fighting the Shimmerfall Campaign, "a single example of the attacks unleashed by the minions of Nurgle upon the countless Jade Kingdoms that make up the Realm of Ghyran", I have simultaneously starting painting a unit of five Putrid Blightkings. Foremost of these "huge, plague-bloated warriors" is their Blightlord, a mortal servant who has truly been blessed with all manner of boils, stomach-teeth and tentacles.
"Doctor Who" WIPs - The Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones
Lastly, I have managed to find some time to progress a couple more miniatures from the Tenth Doctor and Companions (boxed) Set by "Warlord Games". Having previously painted three Judoon, I thought it would be fun to finish both David Tennant's incarnation of the time traveller, as well as Martha Jones, and then 'field' them in a game of "Mutants And Death Ray Guns" in order to re-imagine the March 2007 BBC "Doctor Who" television story "Smith And Jones".

Despite her petite size, and subsequent diminutive detail, I've managed to find the patience to almost finish the Doctor's travelling companion, so may well be able to submit her as my final "Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge" entry of the year. But if I can, I may well try and get the medical student's extra-terrestrial mentor completed in time to submit the unlikely pair together.

24 comments:

  1. The plaguebearer being led to battle is great Simon, really liking the extra flesh tones in the Blight Lord.
    Martha looks fantastic, as does the progress on the Doctor

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    1. Thanks Dave. Been a good week's painting tbh, with a bit of progress on quite a few minis. The Blightlord is a bit of a brute, but the Doctor etc has helped keep me sane :-)

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  2. Slimy smelly minis are up to your typical lovely standard. I like the Blight Lord thus far, he looks like a fattened-up Plaguebearer himself!

    I think Martha Jones was if not my fav of the latest round of Companions, then definitely joint fav along with Rose Tyler.

    It's a great sculpt of her and you've painted her up very nicely. The Doc himself is coming along well - I do hope you're able to get him done in time for the Challenge mate!

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    1. Cheers Dai. I think the Blightking models are some of the best "Games Workshop" have brought out in quite a while. Glad you like Martha. It'd certainly be nice to get Tennant done too!!

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  3. The dr Who stuff is fab mate, truly inspiring bud

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    1. Thanks Andy. Despite all their issues over stopping other sculpts etc the "Warlord Games" "Doctor Stuff" is awesome imho.

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  4. Top work Simon, loving the look of the Doctor Who miniatures.

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    1. Cheers Michael. "Doctor Who" is continually distracting me these days, whether they be "Black Tree Design" or "Warlord Games".

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  5. No question about it, Simon, your paintwork on Martha is a joy to behold. I particularly love how you've done the denim effect on her jeans. David Tennant is coming along very nicely. These are great sculpts from a great range of figures, despite what some may think.

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    1. Thanks very much Bryan. Still a little to do on Martha, and then hopefully the Doctor will be right behind her.

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  6. Excellent work on the latest Plaguebearer Simon. :)

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    1. Cheers Leon. Still a few left to do :-)

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  7. The lesser Daemon and Blightlord look revoltingly good! I do like those Tenth and Martha sculpts...just not their size.

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    1. Thanks Gordon. The "Doctor Who" minis size is undoubtedly a problem if you want to use them alongside any of the 'not-who' miniatures companies have been churning out in recent years.

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  8. Both the Plaguebearer and Blightlord are suitably gross, and, like the diseases spawned by Nurgle himself, they are growing on me.
    And whilst I may not be a fan of Warlord's Doctor Who figures due to their size, you've done a good job on these. I've heard that the 'realistic' sculpts mean that the facial detail is quite soft. Did you experience any issues regarding this whilst painting them?

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    1. Cheers Jez. The "Warlord Games" sculpts have especially difficult faces imho, as whilst I wouldn't call their detail soft, its certainly hard to 'pick out' due to its realistic proportions.

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  9. Really good work on these (and the last few posts figures) Simon, those Nurgle figs really do suit you style exceptionally well.

    What can I say about the Dr Who figures... David Tennant is probably the best of the new Doctors and he looks to be coming along nicely, but though your painting of Martha is simply excellent (one of you best IMHO) I absolutely hated the character in the series, probably the worst companion ever, even worse than Turlough (and that's saying something). Sorry....Roger.

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    1. Many thanks indeed, Roger. I'm having a lot of fun with my Nurgle host presently, and there's quite a few more to come too. I've a few more "Warlord Games" sculpts to paint too, as their release schedule has picked up once again.

      I certainly didn't like the romantic relationship between Martha and the Doctor, and her two-parter with the Master where she travelled the world for a year was awful imho. I'm amazed though that you didn't like Turlough - one of my faves whilst he was trying to kill the Timelord, but far less enjoyable a character when he befriended him.

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  10. I know what you mean once he stopped trying to kill the Doctor he also had a bit of a personality bypass. I always thought Peter Davidson was sadly cursed with some of the poorest companions of the "old" Who era (though I did like Nyssa immensely), Chameleon never really worked properly, and Teegan was just a bit too whiney. It did get better when Peri arrived even if he was competing in the acting stakes against "that cleavage"!

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. I certainly enjoy the Davison and Sarah Sutton "Big Finish" audio plays Roger, as the pair of them really work well imho; with "Land Of The Dead" and "Spare Parts" being two of my all-time Dr Who stories.

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  11. Your style meshes well with these recent Plaguebearers.

    May Lord Nurgle's dark blessing flow ever freely from your brush.

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    1. Cheers very much, Finch. I certainly enjoy painting them :-)

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  12. Excellent work on the Lesser daemon. The Blightlord is fab model not seen him until now he is coming along nicely. Great job on the doctor and companions they are nicer than I first thought.

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    1. Thanks Simon. Still a bit of work to do on the Blightlord, but Martha Jones is now finished, and ready for posting, whilst the Tenth Doctor shouldn't be too far behind. I'm really starting to enjoy the "Warlord Games" minis, despite some bizarre releases...

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