Wednesday, 29 March 2017

"Enormous, Bloated Warriors, Festering With Pustules And Plague..."

"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".

34 comments:

  1. I do like your Nurgle stuff It always makes me think I would like to paint some!

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    1. Glad you like the Blightlord, Clint, plenty more Nurgle to come over the coming weeks too.

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  2. I expected to see a pic of me with that title Simon???? Very nice work!!

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  3. Stole my line there Ray! Nicely done Simon ;-)

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    1. Thanks Andy. Clearly its comedian comment hour ;-)

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  4. That mottled green effect is superb Simon!

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    1. Cheers Michael. Its serving me very well I think.

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  5. Great work on the blightlord, and almost there with the plaguebearers. Great start on the Tetrap's which should help break up the monotony of all the foulness

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    1. Thanks Dave. I just need something which isn't green to paint tbh.

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  6. Love the Blightlord what a corker of a kit. Your army is growing into a vast plague ridden horde must show us a pic of it enmass.

    Nice start on the Tetrap's

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    1. Cheers Simon. The Blightkings are awesome, and you should be in for a treat with the remaining nine minis I have left over to paint, if you like this one ;-)

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  7. I'm very interested to see how you tackle your Tetraps. I haven't bought them yet but they are on my shopping list.

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    1. Good to hear, Bryan. They're rather nice, and far larger than their "Black Tree" versions. I'm hoping their release means more of the old skool doctors and foes are coming.

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  8. Those Tetrap things look evil and rather scary. I bet the miniatures look incredible close up and face to face. They look like they should be quite large, are they Simon? I don't know my Doctor Who at all I`m afraid so am not familiar with any of the monsters or characters, except the obvious ones like Daleks and Cibermen, and even then that's just from memory of hiding behind the sofa as a kid when the frightening bits came on.

    Every time see your Nurgle creations it makes me feel all nostalgic as I remember my youth (my salad days) and all the fun I used to have with the Warhammer world - mostly with the rpg, but I did so enjoy painting the amazing minis and watching them come alive at the table. Most the time I enjoyed watching other people play more than actually joining in myself. That's why I`d often volunteer to paint the minis for the guys and then got the satisfaction of watching them playing with the finished results.

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    1. What a cracking comment Hils, and thanks for the trip down memory lane - I'm similarly nostalgic for original "Space Hulk" and "Bloodbowl" minis.

      The Tetraps are rather large as they're 32mm scale and big for that size. Hopefully I'll be able to do a comparison photo once they're up and finished.

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  9. How many pieces! Great stuff.

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    1. Cheers Dave. I'm Enjoying a bit of mojo currently :-)

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  10. Getting closer to that group shot! Great job on the gruesome chaps and look forward to seeing the Tetraps in all their glory!

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    1. Thanks Gordon. Once I've finished the four remaining Plaguebearers I'll probably do a big Host of Nurgle post with plenty of Army shots ;-)

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  11. That Blightlord looks especially blessed by Father Nurgle. Poor sod must not be that much of a hit with the girls down the Plague-Dog & Duck!

    Tetraps! Haven't seen those in yonks! ^_^

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    1. Cheers Dai. The Blightlord is indeed well and truly blessed :-)

      Glad you like the Tetraps. I'm hoping to get a load of these "Doctor Who" minis done over the next few weeks.

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  12. Looking forward to seeing the Tetraps finished. I'm not so much of a Nurgle fan, but I think you know that already :-) .

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    1. No worries Hugh. I love my Nurgle, "but I think you know that already :-)"

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  13. The Blightlord looks tremendously gribbly - ace stuff mate. :)

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  14. Their leader looks the part, love the extra metal!
    This is becoming a great force in its putridness.

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    1. Thanks Joe. Four more Blightkings to go before the unit are ready for the battlefield.

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  15. Okay, you`ve finally done it. You`ve broken my resolve. Next time I`m in the city I will pop into Other Realms and check out the GW Nurgle toys. No doubt Dave behind the counter will talk me into walking out the shop with an armful of Nurgle essentials..... well it just has to be done doesn't it.

    Really nice Simon, as you can see, its filled me with lots of new ideas, all bubbling away for my own game campaign.

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    1. Delighted to hear it Steve, corking idea ;-) I'd recommend the "Start Collecting! Daemons Of Nurgle" boxed set to begin with as its great value for money imho. Though it does depend on whether you're thinking of actually trying "AOS" out or simply going to stick with your own ideas. Either way I really hope you enjoy the models as much as I do :-)

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  16. if he`s getting Nurgle badness, then I`m buying myself a set of those cool metal dice for FFG`s Arkham Horror boardgame.

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  17. Deal Hillers ^^

    And thanks for that heads up Simon. I`ll deffo first check out the start box you mention.

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    1. No worries Steve. It is truly excellent vfm imho, and provides a great range of minis for your buck!!

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  18. oh and, not playing any actual new system, just gathering a few new troops for my existing game :))

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