This weekend’s hobby activity was dominated by my work on this Nurgle Herald who will be entered into a competition on Warhammer World’s facebook page at the end of the month. This model gave me the opportunity to use some new techniques, new paints and really have fun.
Originally, the Plaguebearer Prime (as I’m want to refer to him) was not on my list of hobby activities for this weekend. I had intended to spend more time on my Space Marine Scouts but I was getting a little tired of camo patterns and understatement – I wanted something brash, and where better to go than Chaos Daemons? I have a very small Nurgle Daemon force which is used primarily as an ally for my Death Guard, and adding to it fell by the wayside many, many months ago now. Heralds are really useful guys to take onto the field and the new model was a great place to start with it.
This guy is the epitome of grossness and there are loads of great details all over him that were great to work on. The best place to start is the guts. There are plenty of them and I wanted them to look angry and sore. Pinks with blue washes are great for this. And I finally got to work with Citadel’s Nurgle’s Rot technical paint. It is seriously one of the must fun things to paint with ever. It is gloopy and gross and gorgeous. Those glossy, slime-trails seeping from sores. I really had to stop myself from going OTT with it just because it was so much fun and looks so damn Nurgly!
I also got to use the Leadbelcher/Typhus Corrosion/Ryza Rust combo in a much larger way than before with the plague sword and was really pleased with the result. The picture doesn’t quite do it justice, but my camera situation may be improving soon. Watch this space.
The bells! The bells! And the Nurgling and horns and boils… so much to make you puke all over this guy. Here are a few more snaps to enjoy.
One thing I have always found hard to do is to get across my idea of what daemons are. To my mind, they are like hyper-realist cartoons brought to life. Crazed, wild imaginings of horrors that only humans could conjure up, and I hope my painting style brings that across.
This model was undercoated black, painted with citadel paints and a Windsor & Newton Series 7 Sable 000 was used throughout. I hope your hobby weekends were just as enjoyable as my own!