Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Nurgle Warriors Finished!

Athrot Guthand loved the snow. Those southron fools in the Empire think snow represents purity and innocence. But snow turns putrid and rank anytime he walks through it. How can something so easily sullied be pure or innocent? What's more, it is well known fact that cold weather makes people sick--and Papa Nurgle loves people getting sick...

As I've previously mentioned, I began working on a "modern" chaos army way back in 7th ed. Warhammer. At that time in my life, I was still struggling with the balance between playing Warhammer for fun and playing Warhammer to win and I still cared about army lists. So when I saw that the mark of Nurgle granted a +1 to hit and a -1 to be hit, I had to have a unit. It only took me eight or so years to finish the ten of them!

The final three warriors were painted pretty similar to the other seven. The armor was painted based with Knarloc Green (or whatever the current version is called). I then shaded this by mixing in Necron Abyss. After the shade, I highlighted by mixing in bleached bone. I tried to mix up the leathers amongst all ten of the unit, but these three were done largely the same for speed purposes. The belts were Vallejo English Uniform Brown highlighted up with Vallejo Buff. The gloves and boots were a mix of scorched brown and bestial brown highlighted up by mixing in deathclaw brown.

The nice thing about painting Nurgle stuff is that metallics are a lot easier. The steel was painted chainmail and washed with Ammo by Mig streaking grime and light rush wash. Then stippled with various red browns and oranges to simulate rust. Rust spots were also applied to the armor in the same manner. The brass was painted Vallejo Brassy Brass, washed with Devlan Mud and then oxidized with Nihlakh Oxide.

I'm pretty happy with the way these came out. And they look great with the rest of the unit as well (Special thanks to Urion for painting the banner for me!)



9 comments:

  1. I was going to rain a tonne of praise upon you for the banner, but now I won't :P Urions' a very good freehand artist isn't he!

    I like the two unhelmeted dudes the most out of the bunch. Very freaky looking pair.

    Cheers :)

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    1. Compare his banners to my banners and you'll see why I so eagerly exploit starving artists (sorry Urion!) ๐Ÿ˜

      The two helmetless guys were fun to paint. I wanted to add more, but didn't have enough suitable heads.

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  2. I like these figures if they are just one unit. A whole army of them would bore me. Great job on the weathering in particular.

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    1. Thanks, and I feel the same way. Someone in Facebook asked if I was going to do more burgle stuff and I had to say no (except the Lord I previewed the other week).

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  3. Andrew - they look just wonderful. I especially love the brass. Thanks for telling us how you did it!

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    1. Thanks! If I didn't truly you how I didn't, I'd have next to no blog post ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    2. Stupid autocorrect...

      "If I didn't tell you how I did it"

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  4. Solid work Andrew. I like the rust and the bare headed fellows.

    That many two-handed heavinly armoured blokes in a single unit should be tough to shift. More Nurgle is required though, because. Just because.

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    1. Lol, I don't think I can bring myself to paint anymore!

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