Saturday, 11 March 2017

"The Lord Of Disease Delights In Decay And Physical Corruption."

"The cycle of putrefaction, rebirth and morbidity draws Nurgle the way a corpse draws flies."
These two 28mm Plaguebearers have been assembled from the plastic multi-part sprues which can be found within the “Games Workshop” Plaguebearers of Nurgle boxed set. Painted as daemonic minions for my slowly increasing Befouling Host of Nurgle, these plaguesword-wielding servants of the Great Unclean One will help increase their unit to thirteen suitably grotesque miniatures.

I initially gave the putrid creatures an undercoat of “Vallejo” Heavy Khaki and washed them both with “Citadel” Thrakka Green. The fly-infested bloaters were then dry-brushed with more “Vallejo” Heavy Khaki before I ‘picked out’ details such as their horns, open sores and troubled teeth with “Citadel” Abaddon Black.
"During times of pestilence and rampant contagion, Nurgle waxes strongest, to the dismay of all."
As each vile fiend suffers with Nurgle’s Rot various parts of their stomach-churning anatomy were coated with either “Vallejo” Heavy Red or Heavy Warmgrey, and subsequently washed with a combination of “Citadel” Thrakka Green, Agrax Earthshade and Carroburg Crimson. Lastly all the creatures' boils and pimples were dabbed with a spot of “Vallejo” Heavy Ochre and treated to a coat of “Citadel” Reikland Fleshshade.

With these latest “Age Of Sigmar” additions completed, and with an eye on my current "Nemesis The Warlock" project, I have finally glued together some fearsome Terminators using some plastic "Frostgrave" Cultist torsos and some resin pieces from "North Star Military Figures" Cultist Sci-Fi Accessory Pack. Somewhat disappointingly however, I have found that the 'new parts' are slightly bigger in size than those found upon the "Frostgrave" sprues; most notably their heads, which are actually quite significantly larger. As a result I've had to arm all three of the figures using resin pieces, as they'd otherwise look rather disproportionate.
Terminator WIPs - These Sci-Fi conversions have been dry-brushed to bring out the models' details
I plan to paint these fanatical soldiers, who loyally follow their Grand Master in his endless "war with all alien races in the galaxy", predominantly in the black and red colour scheme used on the cover illustration of Prog 230 of the British Sci-Fi comic book "2000 A.D." Along with some browns, this should then help provide the miniatures with the "high-concept science fiction with [Medieval] fantasy" look of Kevin O'Neill's Eighties artwork.

Rules-wise, I'll be fielding these gun-toting villains, along with Tomás de Torquemada, as a Purity Squad for "Mutants And Death Ray Guns". Written by Andrea Sfiligoi and published by "Ganesha Games", this rule-set, along with its supplement "Project Simian Ultra X", was recommended to me by Gordon over on his excellent blog "I Have Wrought My Simple Plan...", and seems particularly suitable for fielding "an organisation of humans dedicated to the affirmation of human supremacy."

26 comments:

  1. Despite my disdain of Games Workshop and their Chaos armies, I must admit you've done a great job on those Plaguebearers.

    However, your Nemesis the Warlock project intrigues me greatly. These really do look the part and I'm looking forward to seeing them fully painted. Regarding rules to use them with, you are spoilt for choice. I'd say just go with whatever you think works best.

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    1. Thanks ever so much Bryan. I love the Plaguebearers obviously, otherwise I wouldn't be looking at painting up a twenty-strong unit :-)

      I'm especially pleased with "Mutants And Death Ray Guns" as because my Terminators are human supremacists, I only field four (at a beginner's level) instead of five, so that's nice and manageable for a month-long project.

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  2. More vile disgusting Plaugebearers, and I mean that in a good way as they truly look putrescent.
    The Terminators are off to a great start and look the part, have you considered oriental helms with the demon face masks as an alternative head ? the back half could easily be sanded to a different shape

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    1. Cheers Dave. I've another three Plaguebearers just waiting to be based, and another four being primed and based etc.

      I hadn't considered oriental masks tbh. The "North Star" ones are actually rather close to O'Neill's artwork, which is why I went for them. I just wish they had a few more executioner heads on their resin sprue if that makes sense.

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    2. Makes perfect sense Simon, if I spot any useful heads will let you know

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    3. Thanks Dave. If you spot a range with Torquemada-type heads then I'll definitely be interested :-)

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  3. Love the 'stomach-churning anatomy' of the palgue bearers and the Frostgrave Cultists as Terminators are brilliant...look forward to seeing them all painted up!

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    1. Thanks Gordon, and for the heads up on "Mutants And Death Ray Guns". Hopefully I'll be able to do a BatRep or two at some point :-)

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    2. I'm sure you'll beat me to it!

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    3. Not when you've already got your minis painted :-)

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  4. Nailed them again Simon, I do like this disgustingly gory miniatures.

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    1. Cheers Michael. I think they're great fun :-)

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  5. I like the plague bearer as always, this is a great mini!

    The terminators look grand, good effort so far and look forward to seeing them in a batrep with their full paintjobs

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    1. Thanks Andy. I always like to have a couple of genres on the go as you know ;-)

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  6. More excellent gribbliness with the Plaguebearers. :)

    Top stuff Simon. :)

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    1. Cheers Leon. Very much appreciated :-)

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  7. The daemons will fit with the rest of your fantastic pestilent crew just fine.

    Big heads aside those cultists have turned out to be rather good representations of Torquemadas terminators.

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    1. Thanks very much Dai. I think the "North Star" heads seem almost to have been modelled on the Terminators personally. They're very close in so many ways.

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  8. Another great Plaguebearer, Simon. Suitably gross.

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  9. Lovely work mate they are fab and rotten :D

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    1. Thanks Simon. I really do like the Nurgle models.

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  10. More plaguebearers? Must be time for a group shot, surely?
    And interesting work on the Terminators - I wad trying to remember where I'd seen suitable models for this group and it turns out it was the Necromunda Redemptionists, which are sadly OOP. However, there's a German company called Tabletop Art who do conversion 'bits' who have some cultist heads that might suit.

    https://tabletop-art.de/

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    1. I'll be doing a group shot once I've finished the whole twenty-model sized unit Jez :-) Thanks for the link - not heard of them before. "Puppets Of War" Tormentor heads are the current ones I have in mind, if I expand upon the project ;-)

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  11. And the plaguebearer forces continue to multiply, they're getting to be quite a force now.

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    1. Cheers Joe. I hope to have twenty by the end of the month :-)

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