Monday, July 22, 2013

The Conqueror Worm

Barfholomus Fumegut - Champion of Nurgle

Finally got a whole lazy sunday on my own to finish up the Nurgle champion I started working on last week. His name is Barfholomus Fumegut and is the leader of a small warband called "the Conqueror Worm". 
That name is nicked from a Edgar Allan Poe poem which has a wonderfully nurglii feel to it: 


The Conqueror Worm

Lo! ’t is a gala night
   Within the lonesome latter years!   
An angel throng, bewinged, bedight
   In veils, and drowned in tears,   
Sit in a theatre, to see
   A play of hopes and fears,
While the orchestra breathes fitfully   
   The music of the spheres.

Mimes, in the form of God on high,   
   Mutter and mumble low,
And hither and thither fly—
   Mere puppets they, who come and go   
At bidding of vast formless things
   That shift the scenery to and fro,
Flapping from out their Condor wings
   Invisible Wo!

That motley drama—oh, be sure   
   It shall not be forgot!
With its Phantom chased for evermore   
   By a crowd that seize it not,
Through a circle that ever returneth in   
   To the self-same spot,
And much of Madness, and more of Sin,   
   And Horror the soul of the plot.

But see, amid the mimic rout,
   A crawling shape intrude!
A blood-red thing that writhes from out   
   The scenic solitude!
It writhes!—it writhes!—with mortal pangs   
The mimes become its food,
And seraphs sob at vermin fangs
   In human gore imbued.

Out—out are the lights—out all!   
   And, over each quivering form,
The curtain, a funeral pall,
   Comes down with the rush of a storm,   
While the angels, all pallid and wan,   
   Uprising, unveiling, affirm
That the play is the tragedy, “Man,”   
   And its hero, the Conqueror Worm.


If I come off as a little pretentious quoting Poe and all, you may finf it assuring that I first read the poem in the Hellboy story with the same name...

Anyway... Here´s some more pics:




close up of the banner


  1. That is an excellent model, all the colours really fit Nurgle nicely, along with the random assortment of bits that were used to make him (I always really liked that kroot pistol).

    I like the reference to the Conqueror Worm, and I admit that Hellboy was the first place I was exposed to it too, he he.

  2. That is fantastic, mate - excellent work!

  3. Thanks guys! Glad he tickles your fancy!

  4. Really nice as usual, I especially like the scroll work on the shield and the banner. Cant wait to see the rest of your renegades

  5. Great idea + great execution!

    Really like the "Conqueror worm" theme. If you need any more wicked inspiration google Sopor Aeternus band - Anna has also covered Poe's poem.
    Just remember - her stuff is sth quite disturbing... =:>

    1. Well, considering the model on display here, I don´t find it THAT disturbing...

      Thanks for the linky though! Interesting - German transsexual darkwave bands have a tendency to fall into that category...

  6. Lovely work mate. Banner is very Real of Chaos too.