Monday, December 14, 2015

Necrotic Rotstalker

Painted up this one in one go last night. He was an absolute joy to work on so the hours simply flew by.
Quite pleased with the result as well - probably the model I have made that comes closest in look to Karis utterly brilliant evisorators. Steal from the best!





He'll be the main top hechman in the Rotten Mechanicvm crew I'm planning. I've dusted some burnt sienna powder on some of the older nurgly cyborgs bases as they will of course be part of the crew. I like the look - the cold and neutral hues of the miniatures really pop against the warm red. They had a tendency to blend into the base previously. 

Here you can see the Necrotic Ruststalker along with his cronies and their shiny new bases. 









32 comments:

  1. Great paintjob, great conversion! I like how the skin tone varies on the members.

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    1. Thats sort of half intentional, half because I can never remember how I painted the skin on the last one...

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    1. Thank you sir! He does look rather fetching doesn´t he?

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  3. Ace work! This group is really coming together and has me itching to continue my Genestealer Magos and Mechanicus warband. Must. Resist. Temptation.

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    1. Nooo! Go for it man! Give in to the great Hivemind!

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  4. Mind blowing job, as always... I was not entirely convinced by the look of the conversion but seeing it painted I must say it is one of your best works so far! I can perfectly picture him leaping weirdly on his bizarre legs and loosing lumps of intestines around while laughing loudly! Is like a grim fairy tale nurgle grasshopper!

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    1. Haha! I think he´s limited to mumbling loudly and blowing the occasional raspberry.

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  5. Wonderful the vairation of skin tones really is great, very quickly undead groups tend to look copy and pasted when they all have the same skin tone. Excellent work as always man

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    1. Cheers Eli. Painting the skin was a hoot!
      Can´t really give you a recipe but the base was a 75/25 rakarth flesh/ turquoise mix drybrushed over the black/brown/grey basecoat. Then more rakarth, followed by celestial grey and white, after which I went bug nuts with the light washes.

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  6. That's a gruesome little group. Awesome work.

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  7. Absolutely brilliant! He has a presence that I don't see often in zombie type models... dynamic and brutal!

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    1. Cheers Kelly!
      He´s not really supposed to be a braindead zombie - an full automaton. He´s more of the "vicious henchman" persuasion.

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  8. Holly sh** ! That skin tone.... oh my ! It's perfect ! Nurgle in all his sickness !

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  9. Beautiful and completely disgusting! Great work!

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  10. That guy is wicked!
    I like the fact the very thin legs make him look even more diseased!
    The pose is super characterful as well.

    Well done dude!

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    morbäck

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    1. Thanks! The ruststalker legs really work well with the old zombie torsos. I was really happy when I found that pose and realised it mirrored the old chaos android perfectly...

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  11. NIce! I loved the pitted metal on the axe-bayonette.

    Have you seen the cyber zombies from the Raging Heroes kickstarter? They might make nice companions for this fellow.

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    1. Cheers! I'll check 'em out, but I'm afraid I'm a bit of a GW purist...

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  12. Love it.

    Any chance of a tutorial o this type of skin tone and weatherig you do at some point??

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    1. Cheers.

      A tutorial would be hard - the process is so random and "painterly", but check out my answer to Eli's comment above for a loose rundown on how I painted the skin.

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  13. It's a great honour to hear that my humble work has inspired this most awesome creation of yours, JE!

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    1. Thanks a lot Kari! You're still the master of pale cyborg horrors though ;-)

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  14. Amazing blend of nasty, decaying flesh and all the rusty, twisted metal. The colors work so well together that the organic and metallic almost seem to blend

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  15. Bloody awesome work. Would love a parts breakdown on so many of the pieces here.

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  16. Bloody awesome work. Would love a parts breakdown on so many of the pieces here.

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