|"...A patron who simply cannot resist raining down rancid gifts upon those who please him."|
These two 28mm Plaguebearers are just some 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 daemonic minions for my fledgling Befouling Host of Nurgle, these plaguesword-wielding servants of the Great Unclean One will be contributing towards a unit of ten similarly grotesque miniatures I intend fielding for “Age Of Sigmar”.
Having followed the instruction booklet which accompanies the rank and file models in order to piece them together, I initially gave the putrid creatures, as well as their cheery Nurgling follower, an undercoat of “Vallejo” Heavy Khaki and washed them all 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. 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.
|Nurglings WIPS - These tiny chuckling daemons just need to be varnished and added to their larger base|
Ordinarily I wouldn’t go to such lengths to highlight such putrescence in my models. But as one of the Plaguebearer’s abilities is that they’re “Disgustingly Resilient” I thought it would be time well invested. Indeed one of the loathsome lesser daemons’ strengths is that each time they suffer “a wound or mortal wound” you get to roll a dice and “on a five or more the wounds sloughs away rancid flesh but does no real harm and is ignored.”
As I’m currently now close to completing my unit of Plaguebearers, I have been paying more and more attention to my Nurgling bases. These ‘swellings’ from the rotting bowels of Great Unclean Ones have actually proved somewhat intimidating to paint on account of their number, their tiny detail and the fact that ultimately I know a far portion of my paintwork will become lost when each 40mm circular base is fully assembled. However, having persevered with the final two animated pustules, I’m now in a position where the first of my three Nurgling stacks just needs to be gritted and flocked.
|Beast Of Nurgle WIPs - This Finecast monster now needs to have all his detail undercoated in black|
Finally I am also making some progress with my Beast of Nurgle. Having previously primed this Finecast model with a double-coat of “Vallejo” Heavy Khaki, I have treated it to a very heavy wash of “Citadel” Thrakka Green and then been dry-brushing the “truly horrendous aberration” in order to bring out all its gruesome detail. I’ve seen some very interesting colour-schemes for the miniature. But ultimately have decided to stick with the same sickly green paint-job I’ve been using throughout my Nurgle force.
However, I have bought a second identical model, and now it’s (very) necessary 60mm circular base has arrived, I’m in two minds as to what colours I should apply. I’m especially tempted to go with a light brown base coat, as I plan on using a similar shade for some metal “Oldhammer” Plaguebearers I have discovered in my collection. These ‘ancient’ warriors won’t actually be fielded as part of my Host but will be available to be ‘summoned’ by any Chaos Wizards I have, and as a result I want them to look particularly dank and rotten…