Having applied the final touches to my Plague Marines over a month ago, this one’s well overdue. I won’t bore readers with a bunch of irrelevant excuses, although I beleive a more stringent process for updating Slow And Purposeful is certainly in order. If anyone out there cares, why not leave a comment below and let us know what you’d like to see more of in our updates. As much I enjoy blogging, I’m still relatively new to this game and bringing you all enjoyable content is what I strive to do – and our followers’ collective input would be extremely helpful to us!
Since my last update, I’ve made some decent headway with the unit of Nurgle Spawn, which are gradually getting closer to completion. Here’s one I snapped last week against a beautiful Play-Doh backdrop:
Instead of painting Plague Marines yesterday, I thought I’d take a break and start work on some Nurgle Spawn conversions I’ve had in the pipeline for a while. Being that I’m not a massive fan of the actual spawn models themselves, I decided to opt for some Forge World Plague Ogryns to act as my nigh-unstoppable toughness 6 unit, which I reckon are a pretty sound alternative.
As there isn’t much scope to mix and match the parts that come with these models, I built the first three the way the sculptor intended, but, after acquiring two more from eBay, I thought adding some additional parts and green-stuff would be a great way to add some suitably-horrific variations.
With a bit of luck, I’m confident I can have these guys on the painting table as soon as next week. In the meantime, I should have the first five of my 14 Plague Marines completed to go towards the 1000 points worth of models I would like finished before Christmas.
Seems to have taken a while to get this guy finished. He initially started life as a Crimson Slaughter ‘Prophet of the Voices’ with a Mark of Slaanesh but in the couple of battles he’s fought so far he’s been a Black Legion Lord with the Spineshiver Blade or a counts-as Lucius The Eternal. Lord Vardas Soulchewer. Although I’m hoping he’ll earn the epithet Wulfenchewer against our regular Space Wolves opponent…
The mini is a Forge World Gal Vorbak marine with the head from the Slaves to Darkness Chaos Chariot kit and the claw-spear from a Hosts of Slaanesh Hellstrider.
I might need to add something extra to his base just to finish him off though.
I’ve had my first painted Noise Marine finished for a little while now but only just managed to get some photos of him that I actually like!
Took a while to find a ‘rank’ title for him that I was happy with. The Kakophoni in the Horus Heresy are split into Orchestrators and Chora which I wanted to keep for Champions and Sonic Blaster armed Noise Marines respectively, but I needed something for the Blastmaster armed Noise Marines and after some research Oktavist stood out…
Just the rest of them to paint now! Any comments, feedback, critique welcome!
Following on from the brilliant new additions made to James’ Tzeentch army recently, I thought I’d take this opportunity to share one of my own. Well, it isn’t exactly a new addition, as such, but rather a completely fresh start for my Death Guard. That’s right, the rest of my models are sat in striping solution as I type this update… (Gulp!)
You see, when I painted Typhus late last year, I decided upon aslightly modified technique for painting Death Guard armour. By doing so, of course, I created a problem for myself– my models simply didn’t match! It could be argued that Nurgle models don’t need to share the uniformity of, say, White Scars or Ultramarines – thismuch is true. But for me, personally, having a degree of uniformity is still important. The contrast between Typhus and my older stuff justplain irritated me, to put it frankly. Therefore, starting over mightn’t be all that bad, really. Most importantly, however, I’m hopeful this could signal the end of the hobby-slump I’ve found myself in lately.
Following on from my previous post introducing the background for my new Slaaneshi army, I have a few more WIP pictures of some of the minis I’ve been working on.
I showed a WIP of the first of the Noise Marine Obliterators I was working on previously. Here are the three together, still quite a bit I want to add to these and make them feel more like Obliterators than just Terminators with Sonic Blasters.
I’ve also started to put together my Noise Marines. First up are two Noise Champions. The Forge World Kakophoni marines are absolutely stunning and I’m going to have great fun making two characterful units of Noise Marines.
I’ve also mocked up one of the Kakophoni with a Blastmaster. The sonic weapons they come with are amazing so think I’d like them to be the Sonic Blasters to make up the bulk of the sonic weaponry so going to go for the finecast Blastmaster.
Still quite a lot to do with each of these but please with the progress so far.