Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Toxic Warp

After a solid month of painting, and several seasons of Game of Thrones, I have another batch of Nurgle deamons.

 First up I had a pile of nurglings laying around, so I decided to construct a palanquin of Nurgle.  I wanted to make something where I could just sit a model on top of the base, so I could easily switch out who has what options.  My army lists rarely use palanquins, but is is an option that is fun to play with every once and a while.

Aside from the old school nurglings I used green stuff in the center to give the platform something to rest on and glue to.  The platform was actually constructed out of left over sprues.  I cut a bunch that were relatively the same length and then I glued three, diagonally, along what would end up being the bottom.

I also decided to paint in some wood grain in order to make the colors less flat.

 Along with the palanquin I painted up a squad of plaguebearers, and I decided to go with the same style that I used for my tank commander.  One of the things I love about this particular color scheme is that making the flesh look infected/bruised is relatively easy.

I have been working on getting the rest of my Traitor Guard force assembled, and I have a whole 20 man blob squad ready to go!  The next thing on my list though is a leman russ tank.  

I also made my first Forge World order this week!  I ended up ordering Imperal Armor 13, so I can finally use some proper traitor guard rules, and Mortarion because I do love Nurgle.

Also, There should be a battle report coming to you all in the next couple of days.


  1. I dig the palaquin! Make sure the model you put on it is all fat and bloated :P

  2. I really really love the nurglings holding the base up. They are brilliantly done, and that is going to be such a lovely models base!

  3. Those sprues totally look like wood planks. Looks great!

  4. I wish I had your skills....

    1. I wasn't always this good. As long as you can look at a model and think, "I could have done this better." then you can always improve.

      When I want to learn a new technique such as glow effects I always spend time watching videos or reading guides before I actually try it out. It is also important to look at a variety of sources from several painter, because not everyone achieves the same effect in the same way.

      Once I start trying things out on my own I know that the first few models aren't going to look as good. With the glowing eyes, I actually forced myself to paint the models with the glow even though I knew they were going to not look good. After a couple of squads I got the technique down and now I include it on almost every model.