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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.



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


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 )

4 greens:


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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Warriors of Chaos; Nurgle Warriors

Pushing through all the preparations for QCf’nR. I just finished the last 8 of this unit of Chaos Warriors with shields.


I used the same palette as the Chosen, hellcannon and Nurgle Lord. Hopefully, creating some cohesive feel to the army.


Better pictures later.
back to painting….I think I’m developing a hunch in my back. Sweet




full frontal


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Warriors of Chaos: Chosen of Nurgle

When the hordes of chaos march south, they descend like a swarm. Most of the hordes are poorly disciplined marauders, near naked and frothing at the mouth for battle. The Warriors form a wall of steel that can hold up to the worst the enemy can bring forth. The  Chosen are without peer, they are the scions of the dark gods, blessed with unparalleled martial prowess.

Chosen of Nurgle

With Quake City f’n Rumble rapidly approaching, I’m painting like a fiend with brushes for hands, squinty eyes and hunched back that hurts like hell.  This unit took far too much time, but it’s meant as a centerpiece for the army. Honestly, I spent just as much time on each model as I would for most characters. Hopefully, the results show.

Nurgle wants YOU, for his unending pestilence.

Wanting a cohesive look for the entire army, I’ve used the same palette that the Hellcannon and Nurgle Chaos Lord have.  Quake city rewards fun lists, great painting (best I’ve ever seen was there) and good themes. Not only that, but I want an army to be proud of.

Below is a picture of the unit PRE gunk/ verdigris method

Here’s a quick pick of one of the Chosen, before the horns and verdigris


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Rust and Ruin: Hellcannon #1

(no, not like ‘hellcannon #1! Usa! USA! USA!)

(one of two) 

In preparation for QC f’n R, I’m working on a very thematic Warriors of Chaos list, centered around the Nurgle pantheon.

The Hellcannon, in the Warriors of Chaos list is a very unique creature. It’s essentially a demon, bound by eldricht forges to a body of bronze and iron, made to focus it’s hate as a salvo of terror upon the enemies. When it hits, it forces panic and terror upon any and all touched. As it’s still a demon, it’s a nasty brute in combat; unbreakable, crushing foes under foot (wheels?) and causing fear/terror.

As it’s a demon, I’ve chosen to have it ‘possessed’ by a demon of rot and plague; a scion of Nurgle. So, my Hellcannon looks diseased, weathered and just plain nasty.


I’ve tried to keep the same palette for the entire army, in a hope to link it together.

The Bronze/ metals are :

  •  2/3 shining gold & tin bitz
  • Devlan Mud/ sepia india ink (warning, that gets messy and can run w/ water)
  • Dwarf Bronze
  • 1:1Dwarf Bronze & burnished gold
  • Kosher salt wash with Thakkra green. Dry. Then add Azurmen Blue wash. Dry. Repeat. (note, do NOT use iodized salt that’s smaller. impossible to remove for effect. Use larger granulated salt: Kosher or Sea Salt)

The “souls” or whatever those eerie faces are were painted similar to the Nurgle Hero’s flesh

  • Rotting flesh
  • Thakkra Green (now called BIEL-TAN) wash
  • 1:1 Rotting flesh / Bleached bone
  • 1:1 Bleached bone / White

Nurgle Hellcannon

With all this, the Hellcannon seemed muted. I wanted to incorporate the entire palette and make some contrasting sections of brighter colors.


The Flames:  

  • Iv. Darksun
  • Ogryn Flesh wash (heavy coats)
  • 1:1 Bubonic brown with golden Yellow
  • 1:1 Golden Yellow with sunburst yellow


The last step was adding more of the bright greens. The ‘tubes’ or sludge feeders or whatever the hell they’re called were painted with:

  • Camo green
  • Thakkra Green wash (biel tan due to color changes).
  • 1:1 Camo green & bubonic brown
  • 1:1 Bubonic brown & sunburst yellow
  • Sunburst yellow
Ok, now to base this bad boy.


Nurgle Hellcannon

Hellcannon on a lazy workstation


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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!


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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Nurgle Chaos Lord ; Herald of the Locust


 – Herald of the Locust

A rolling stone gathers no moss, but apparently a violent mass of blubbery flesh gathers some other sickly diseases.

Working on the ‘check list’ that I’ve set for myself, I started on a linchpin for the force; A Chaos Lord of Nurgle.

Nurgle Chaos Lord

Nurgle is one of my favorite lores/ pantheon/ marks of chaos. It has a unique look, amazing colors and just a great way to properly gunk up things. The idea of a plague host, riddled with diseases swarmed by flies descending on the civilized countries is just all too appealing to me.

I’ve named my Nurgle army “The Locusts”, as they come only to consume, spread plague and famine and move on once they’ve gorged themselves.  (more on this later)

So, here’s a step by step (day by day) of the painting. Wahoozy.

Step 1: Base Coats

skin base and greens base

  • Skin: rotting flesh
  • Armor/ spines:  1:1 Camo green / Knarloc Green

bronze bases, guts, and cloth

Bronze: 2:1 Shining Gold/ Tin Bitz

  •  Guts: Elf Flesh
  •  Cloth: Ivanez Darksun
  •  Wood: Calthan Brown
  • Skulls: Bestial Brown

Step 2:  WASHES


  •  Skin: Thakra Green wash
  •  Bronze: Devlan Mud & Ogryn Flesh
  •  Armor: Thakra Green
  •  Cloth: Ogryn Flesh
  •  Guts: Baal Red

Step 3: Highlights

skin: 1:1 Rotting Flesh & Bleached Bone

highlights w/ skull white.


the armor went the same as the ‘spines’

  • 1:1 Camo green / Bubonic Brown (why they call this a brown…)
  • Bubonic brown
  • 1:1 Sunburst yellow and Bubonic Brown

the spines got a ‘ard coat, for that lustrous shiny look that only comes from a day at the spa…or when your insect appendages burst through your flesh.

Armor and Bronzes


  • Dwarf Bronze
  • 1:1 Dwarf Bronze & Shining Gold

  • red ink

  • Graveyard Earth
  • Skull white
 Step 4: Mucking it up properly
  •  Apply Salt with Green Wash.
  • Repeat when dry to Azurmen Blue wash and more salt.
  • Brush off and repeat when you feel damn well like it.

Salt, lime shoot.

There you go. With a few highlights and adjustments, He’s a disgusting bloated beast; the type you bring home to mother.

‘ard coat for that slick intestine feel
hrm, I really need to make a ‘lightbox’.


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