|"Witness my devotion and send your might to slither through my clotted veins."|
This 40mm tall "favoured mortal servant" of the Plague Lord is one of the five multi-piece figures which can be assembled from the plastic sprues found inside the “Games Workshop” Putrid Blightkings boxed set, and actually follows the box's assembly instructions for Putrid Blightking 5. However, as the miniature's single-cast legs, which disgustingly depict one bloated hooved foot firmly planted upon a small rock formation, are actually also used for the unit's Icon Bearer, I ended up purchasing a second pair of limbs from a 'bitz' seller to use for this particular model.
"Blessed with the bite of the daemonfly", I originally undercoated the "hulking" warrior with "Vallejo" Heavy Khaki and "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green, before dry-brushing it with (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Khaki. I then worked my way up his pustule-covered leg picking out the leather straps which keep his fatty folds in check with "Citadel" Abbadon Black, and painted both his malformed hoof, as well as a nearby 'decorative' skull, using a combination of "Vallejo" Iraqi Sand and "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade.
|A five-model unit of Putrid Blightkings costs 180 Points in "Age Of Sigmar"|
As the relentlessly rotting combatant was predominantly encased in a suit of discoloured plate armour, I carefully 'blocked in' these areas using a base-coat of "Citadel" Abaddon Black and some "Vallejo" Gunmetal Grey. These surfaces were subsequently shaded with "Citadel" Nuln Oil and high-lighted with (more) "Vallejo" Gunmetal Grey. In addition I 'picked out' the Rotbringer's wooden shield, animal fur and a few straps with Heavy Sienna plus a liberal washing of Strong Tone Quickshade. I even managed to get my paintbrush to apply a mix of "Vallejo" Heavy Red and "Citadel" Nuln Oil to the heavily-armoured fiend's 'hard to reach' dirty undergarment...
Due to the grossly-disfigured mortal being capable of driving "relentlessly through the foe's battle-line and shatter[ing] it apart, before hacking down the survivors with contemptuous ease", I treated its "Blighted Weapon" to a coat of "Vallejo" Brass, a wash of "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade and some dabs of the "Citadel" Technical paint Nihilakh Oxide. All of these parts were then later dry-brushed with more "Vallejo" Brass so as to help blend in the patina.
|Cybermen WIPs - The four silver giants have been primed, shaded and dry-brushed|
Lastly, I set about 'amplifying' the Blightking's "Virulent Discharge" (which can cause either D3 mortal wounds or heal D3 wounds on the roll of a 6+ to "each unit (friend or foe) that is within 3" of any friendly units with this ability"), by 'pimping out' its numerous zits using “Vallejo” Heavy Ochre and a wash of “Citadel” Reikland Fleshshade. I also dabbed some “Citadel” Biel-Tan Green, Agrax Earthshade and Carroburg Crimson over the decaying flesh to add to its discolouration.
Infinitely easy to progress, have been four wonderfully characterful metal miniatures gifted to me by the excellent Simon Quinton of "Brummie's Wargaming Blog". These particular 'silver giants', now long out of production for arguably obvious reasons, were bought from a private collector and stand an impressive 43mm tall. Initially, I wasn't entirely sure whether to use them as Cyber-giants for my "Black Tree Design" "Doctor Who" Cyber-force, or utilise them as metal/mechanical constructs for "Dungeons & Dragons", so in the end I've simply based them upon some generic 25mm circular stands...