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.
A couple of weeks ago, I came across an interesting hobby vlog on a YouTube channel called Tabletop Minions. Its presenter, a likeable American chap who goes by the alias of Uncle Atom, updates the channel regularly with an array of painting and gaming advice, tips and some interesting musings about various aspects of the hobby.
So far, I’ve enjoyed watching these videos in my spare time. However, it was the topics he covers in the two vlogs below that struck a note with me personally.
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!
As usual on this blog, things never go quite to plan. I had hoped to have my first Rhino done and dusted weeks ago. But alas, life simply got in the way yet again.
However, as you will see from the image below, I finally finished my second Deathguard model since stripping the lot and starting afresh. Now I’ve thought about, it does sound pretty grim that this’s the only model I’ve managed to get done in the past 7 months – but, you know something, I’ve enjoyed every second when I have cracked open the paints. Just taking my time, without any unnecessary pressure, appears to have worked a treat.
From here on, my plan is to field 1000 points painted before (or just after) Christmas. Unlikely as it sounds, here’s a list of the things I’d like to have completed before the Fat Man lands:
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.