Hello fellow Nurgle admirers and entropy-driven individuals
I have recently received as a really nice gift the Dark Imperium set, and I have started my long postponed project of Nurgly things recently with Death Guard, as well as some Daemons of Papa Nurgle left over from converting an affiliated Blood Bowl team.
Anyway, I am off to a long journey into the hug-happy horrific pestilents, but I was not very keen on going for the classic Death Guard green scheme, neither was I satisfied with the 30k scheme - I like the latter but it lacks 10 000 years of decay in it, somehow
So after a bit of checking around, I chose to go with the Putrid Choir, and a tad of Pox Mortis feel as well.
I ran a few tests and got some feedback on the Nurgle thread in our beloved CSM section here, and went for the following technique that I am now deploying over the army:
White priming, or Zandri Dust when I'm out of Corax
Screaming Skull overall layer
Gauss Blaster Green for armor panels
Brass scorpion for the armor linings, chainmail
Ironbreaker for bolters and the likes
Screamer pink for guts, and at some places, Bloodletter then Carrabough Crimson on the screming skull base to give more variety.
Lamenters yellow, then diluted Druuchi Violet for nurglings
Gulliman blue glazes for the cloth thingies, and Drakenhoff to shade the bottoms and hidden sides of cloth
Athonian camoshade diluted 1:2 with Lahmian medium, in multiple layers, for the armor
Some Nihilakh oxide for recess shading near the bronzes
Some diluted Drakenhof Nightshade for the darker bronzes (bell, incense holders) and for more hidden panels
Bright metals were washed with Drakenhof and some Sepia to make them old and oxidized
Horns are going to be gradually shaded with Sepia and Agrax to get the horn transitions
Then I still have to highlight the whole bunch so it's going to be a mix of Gauss Blaster and Nihilak for the armor, Gehenna Gold for the bronzes, and silver for the metallics.
Probably some chipping at the end with a dark greenish-blue and bronzy metallic mix, we'll see.
I am also working on a Typhus conversion from the Lord of Contagion, I will give him a bit more love for the painting process
I still have to figure out a painting approach for the Poxwalkers, but since they are numerous and I like washes, it will be something I can deploy with a white base and successive washes. Lamenters yellow followed by diluted Druchii Violet works wonders for a disgusting look, but then I'd need somthing to tie them to the Putrid Choir, so probably bluish green pants. Or I can try a more greeish-blue skin tone, we'll see !
Aaaanyway, this is still a plan and a work in progress, so subject to change. Here are the beasts in creation. None are finished yet, and it's a mix of some pictures taken on the way.
A dilute shade of Drakenhoff over the Screaming Skull (I'll probably skip that wash step in the future, doesn't get through much. But it helped me see the details better):
After relayering with Gauss Blaster Green and the dilute Athonian wash:
Here we are so far!
And here is the Typhus in progress (note the Zandri Dust coloured body is that of the normal LoC in progress too, Typhu will be painted unassembled) . I'm still not sure whether to go with or without the fly icon from the plague drones kit. It can be snipped of easily so I'll see. But without anything, he looks a bit bare, though the original Typhus is similarly undecorated on the top...
His head will be swapped too.
The blade is the scything claw (I think) of a Hive Tyrant that will be used as a casualty on another project's base, and a good hour of filing, drilling, chipping and pinning it to the handle. It is bigger than the handle itself, but then isn't the whole point of this army to be on the grotesque side of things? It was primed voluntarily too close to the spray can on a rainy day to get a grainy, oxidized texture to it. It worked a bit too well !
"Bare" (the icon will be clipped off):
with the new icon:
Comments are much appreciated
I'll be back in a week or so with more pics!
Edit: Found the proper thumbnail links !
Edited by Isolia, 06 August 2017 - 08:00 AM.