|"Each of their number has been touched by Nurgle..."|
This 28mm scale Blightlord is one of the multi-part models which can be assembled from the sprues found within the “Games Workshop” Putrid Blightkings boxed set. Built and painted to represent the leader of "Nurgle's favoured mortal servants" and "blessed with the bite of the daemonfly", this champion is bestowed with four wounds instead of the five-model unit's usual three.
Having super-glued the figure together using the 105-piece plastic kit's instruction booklet, it was initially given an undercoat of “Vallejo” Heavy Khaki before being washed with “Citadel” Thrakka Green. The "rotting murderer" was then dry-brushed with more “Vallejo” Heavy Khaki and had details such as his horn, open sores and armour ‘picked out’ with “Citadel” Abaddon Black. These areas were subsequently painted using either "Vallejo" Iraqi Sand, Heavy Red or Gunmetal Grey, and washed with "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade, "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson and Nuln Oil as appropriate.
|Plaguebearer WIPs - These lesser daemons require a few more washes and their pimples 'picked out'|
In addition, in order to try and encapsulate the warrior's Virulent Discharge ability, which can cause any non-Nurgle units within 3 inches to suffer D3 mortal wounds on the roll of a 6, I dabbed a combination of “Citadel” Thrakka Green, Agrax Earthshade and Carroburg Crimson over the Blighted Weapon-carrying mortal's flesh. As a last touch all of the Blightlord’s zits were ‘pimped out’ with “Vallejo” Heavy Ochre and treated to a coat of “Citadel” Reikland Fleshshade.
As I want all my Putrid Blightkings to really stand out on the battlefield, I used both "Vallejo" Brass and the "Citadel" Technical paint Nihilakh Oxide on this figure's hand-weapons. These areas were then dry-brushed with more "Vallejo" Brass to help blend in the blades' patina.
|Tetrap WIPs - These Seventh Doctor monsters have been primed, washed and dry-brushed|
With the beginnings of another unit for my Host of Nurgle in the making, I have also been beavering away on the final four miniatures needed to bring my "Age Of Sigmar" Tallyband's Plaguebearer unit up to twenty models strong. I still have some way to go on these remaining lesser daemons, but hope to have their red gore and pimples finished over the next few days.
In order to help break up the potential monotony of so much gore, grunge and acne, I have simultaneously been basing and priming the first three of six Tetraps from "Warlord Games". These impressively large metal "minions of the renegade Time Lady, The Rani" are from the company's "Into The Time Vortex" miniatures range, and first appeared in the 1987 "Doctor Who" BBC Television story "Time and the Rani".