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WIP : army of nurgle

One of the Armies of Warhammer that I’ve been fascinated with is the Nurgle Warriors of Chaos. They stand apart from the typical armored “kill-mc-duderson” by grotesque imagery. Clouds of flies, pus weeping blades, rotting tendrils; a great blind date.

Something about their color palette always appealed to me. Dark greens and muted browns give a great chance to contrast and make areas stand out. Typically, it’s the pale flesh.

Two years ago, I ran a Mono-god list of Warriors of Chaos to Quake City Rumble! I did fairly well (3-2) despite my own jackassery of inebriated rage-quitting a game I was winning. Tabling the guy infact. I loved the feel, lore and color of the army, but with the new book Nurgle became the “teh ubar” go to God/Mark for power gamers. I’d like to think that I’m not a gamer like that, I enjoy winning, who doesn’t? But I like my opponent to have a fun game too. It’s not a video game, there’s a real life person there to play with, talk to, (often) Drink with and they want to have fun too. So power armies don’t appeal to me.

I played an all too powerful Chaos Dwarf army at last year’s WEST COAST HAMMERTIME! and I took little pleasure from it. Even winning, it was less fun than a loss with my beastmen.
So I decided to relaunch the Nurgle Warriors of Chaos!

I enjoy the lore of the armies and tend to go all one mark or no mark. Once you start dabbling, then it’s a slippery cherry picking road to complete filthy-no-fun-low-comp armies.

So, long term, this is the begginging of my revamped All Nurgle Warriors of Chaos army.

The goal is to have it debut at this year’s WEST COAST HAMMERTIME!

I’m trying a lot of new techniques with the airbrush, so a lot of it will be experiments.

The first unit I’m working on is a unit of NURGLE WARRIORS (with halberds). I’ve bought the Avatars of War: Warriors of the Apocalypse models.

I can’t say how fantastic they are. So easy to put together, exceptionally crafted and very few flash-lines.

Below is the priming method I’m using.

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primed

Here is the base coating with some pre-shade. I used Vallejo “Gunship Green” for the base.

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Base coats

Here they are after a few layers of Green. Maybe I went overboard with it.

here’s the steps (all Vallejo)

  • Gunship green
  • Black green
  • Intermediate green
  • Lime green
  • lime green & flat yellow (1:2 )
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4 greens:

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Those are the contrasting colors that I want on the cloth/ banners.

I went with a nice vermillion and want to build to orange.

However, I’m going to do this by hand. The airbrush, while fantastic effects, is spilling over to the green that I worked hard on.(heh….hardon). I think that I’ve hit the point where I need to spoil myself with a new, more fine airbrush to get these details.

Right now I’m using a Badger 150 with detachable nozzles, but I think I’ve hit the limits of what it can do.

So anyone with airbrush advice/ preferences , feel free to let me know what you like!!

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New Warriors Book

New warriors:art by GW.

New warriors:
art by GW.

 

New Warriors Book finally out.

rumors are about, but waiting for it to be in my filthy paws.

bout time

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Darklands Kickstarter. Mierce Miniature’s Minotaurs!

It’s pretty obvious that I like Mierce miniatures. I belive that they have some of the best sculpts on the market.
Their monsters are much more to my tastes than most sculpts by other companies and not only that, but they do justice to some of the more obscure monsters out there. Namely, the Chimera.

 

Mierce's Chimera

Mierce’s Chimera

I have quite a few of their sculpts, both here and here.

They fit well, well made, almost zero flash and really make amazing center pieces.

Recently, they launched a Kickstarter.

Mierce DARKLANDS kickstarter

Mierce DARKLANDS kickstarter

 

I saw the rewards: Well sculpted Minotaurs & another chimera?

                                            HELL YES.

not only that, but it’s a great way to see many new and alternative models come out.  Plus if you’re a fellow Warriors of Chaos player, these sculpts will help make your army a show stopper. (belle of the ball, really) Check out some of the basic rewards. More on their SITE:

Some of the rewards from Mierce

Some of the rewards from Mierce

I don’t know much about the game “darklands” but would be eager to give it a go.

 

The people at Mierce have been amazing. They’ve helped track down hard to find orders, ensured their deliveries and just been on the ball about listening to the community’s requests. The HERDSTONE requested minotaurs, and damnit…we got minotaurs.

 

Go, support some good people and great minis.

game on.

 

 

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Chaos Dwarf Book & Cards

Since starting down the rabbit hole into “Chaos dwarf” realm, i’ve been toting around the Tamurkhan book.

That thing is big. Bulky

And expensive.

So, last week, I went to a printing shop and had them make a ‘travel version’ of the Tamurkhan: Throne of Chaos book. I own the book, I just needed a version to take to tournaments/ games.

book and cards! huzzah

book and cards! huzzah

The pages and magic cards are laminated. Good thing too, as the FIRST day out with them, someone spilled a drink right on them. Whew!

Trial by margaritas.

one more thing done on my COUNTDOWN TO WEST COAST HAMMERTIME!

 

 

Back to it

 

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Doombull and Gorebull; White Primed

Recently, I posted that I’d be doing more hobby work with ‘white primed’ base models.

before I made the plunge to commit to an entire new army primed white, I decided to test the method. Rather than do something logical and try it on a model I don’t care about, I went full speed ahead and painted two of some of my favorite models; The Doombull and Gorebull.

These models are from Mierce Miniatures and are known respectively as Craarakk and Kaastaruk .
When these resin models came in the mail, I was delighted. Not only were they exceptional casts, few mold lines and fit well together but they were the epitome of what I thought minotaurs should look like in a warlike fantasy world. I’m a huge fan of these models and they are a great alternative to GW’s ‘ roided out pitbull’ design.

(pardon the phone pictures)

 The Gorebull:

The Battle Standard Bearer!
The Battle Standard Bearer!

 This model is meant to be the Battle Standard Bearer of my beastmen army. As of now, he is missing his left hand as I model a proper, gigantic and revolting standard. One fitting for the malicious, ravenous hordes of misshapen beasts.

 The Doombull:

Doombull/ Craarakk

Doombull/ Craarakk

The Doombull is something of the heart of my Beastmen army. He’s not the general, he’s not the one that lasts, but he’s a wrecking ball. So I wanted him to have a proper menace and savagery to him. Not only that, but he’s covered head to hoof in armor, scales and skulls. Looking snazzy, lookin’ fine.

Here’s my take on whites. The color does pop more. However, I’m worried as I based coated in a very dark red (mostly red with black) and highlighted several times.  Is this the white primer showing through our is this just the paint doing it’s job?

Here are some photos of the Minotaurs:

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Again, I can’t say how much I enjoy the models, they get compliments every time I play and often (and annoyingly) someone picks them up and inspects them.

 two things on the models.  
  1. The hafts. They’re weak. As resin, they arrived bent and broke easily. I replaced them with small bronze pinning rods in no time. I wish they were made seperatly.
  2. Anatomically correct. They have testicles. Bull sized testicles. I find it amazing, borderline hilarious. Just letting you know that they exist. I’d like to think that’s how they assure their dominance. (among other things)

More WIP pictures as soon as I find them.

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Shut Up and Take my Money : Ogres

As a hobbyist (read: reclusive nerd with some modicum of skill with a brush) , we all have our goals and ‘to do lists’. Unfortunately, they don’t always coincide with our limitations; money & time.

Recently, at my favorite local game store, I was meeting a friend for a league match when I saw a trade in. Someone(s) had traded in several armies. One was a MASSIVE vampire counts army (took two carts to move it all) the second was an Ogre army.
Trade ins are often a fraction of what the items should cost, supports my store and feeds the nerd inside me. I asked ‘how much?’

which brings us to, the first installment of

Take it!

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY; Ogres

Aye. I succumbed to a good deal. What can I say, I’m not made of stone (though heart may be crusted and rotten), and couldn’t resist such a great find.
Without Further adieu, I give you my summer painting project. (cats not included)

That’s a lot of fat men.
The total tally comes to:

  •  20 Ogre Bulls
  • 10 Iron Guts
  • 6 Lead Belchers
  • 6 Mournfang Cavalry
  • 2 Iron Blasters
  • 1 Firebelly
  • 1 Battle Standard Bearer
  • 2 Slaughter master
  • 1 Man-eater
  • 1 Hunter
  • 1Tyrant/ Golfang

Whew. That’s a truck ton of work ahead of me.

The initial plan is to paint them similar to the Nurgle theme, yet less rotted and corroded. I may custom create convert some of the Iron Guts as more ‘chaotic’ Ogres and have them easily incorporated into the Warriors of Chaos army. Granted that’s the plan right now.

They’re right behind the spring project to completely prepare for Quake City Rumble with my Warriors of Chaos (unless I change my mind on which army….for the 18th time)

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