After Barfholomus I just had to do some more nurglii-stuff. It was just so much fun splashing about with washes and drybrushing, so after work I picked up a box of plaguebearers and set to work.
I just love these new models - they're very oldschool and really look like Adrian Smiths old pencil drawings (I've put up a new gallery with his work in case you've missed that). The only thing about it I don't like are the swords which look more like pointy sticks than proper swords. This first guy is more or less straight out of the box, except the plaguesword, which I replaced with a blade made from plasticard.
He was sprayed with army painters skeleton bone followed by a healthy dose of camoshade. Then paintspattered with thinned down red, brown and black. After that it was just a combination of drybrushing with bone and then just about every wash I have - crimson, earthshade, flesh, green, blue...
Your combination of drybrushing and glazing comes out really effective on Nurgle models :)ReplyDelete
It really suits this kind of model - theres basically only skin so one can put a lot of effort into getting that right and still get the whole thing done fairly quick. I think this guy took about four hours (and then one hour of that was the base and waiting for the washes to dry...)Delete
Nice work on the pb! I think there my favorite of all the demon model kits. The boils have come out particularly well and the blue adds a nice twist to the usual schemes.ReplyDelete
When in doubt go for cyan. The one and only thing I've learnt from Michael Bay...ReplyDelete
Great looking model. Paint scheme really suits the model well. His plagueblade (or whatever they are called...) looks wonderful in cyan.ReplyDelete
The Plaguebearers are easily some of the nicest daemon models released. They have much more definition and subtlety than their last renditions (which always looked to me like they were just rolls of greenstuff...). They have lots of components that work great for conversion too.
Yeah - the version before these guys were just horrible. Terrible, terrible models.Delete
The ones before that (mid 90s) had some sort of charm but these must be the best plaguebearers since the original Kev Adams sculpts. Wish they had tackled the plastic pink horrors in the same way - gone back to the roots completely...