Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Chaos gobbo

One of the great suggestions I got when asking what to include in my oldschool nurgly warband was chaos goblins. 

Now, my first and only warhammer army was nightgoblins. In 40k I play orks. I've had no less than three greenskin bloodbowl teams - one orc and two goblin teams (although one of those teams are painted blue to look like smurfs). Suffice to say greenskins are close to my heart so I jumped at this oppurtunity to model some different looking gobbos.

Adding to that I had already made the little nurgly bellringer which, like the standard bearer, fitted better in the Old World setting than in 40k and fitted my vison of what a corrupted gobbo would look like. So I promptly rebased him and then got working on a buddy. I decided to make this one less mutated and came up with something that looks a bit like a greenskin version of a skaven plaguemonk. He´s also pretty similar to these rather excellent old minis from the now sadly defunct french company Rackham: Goblin Mutants

The two gobbos side by side. The pair will eventually be joined by a third member. 

I'll leave you with some work progress shots of the hooded little troublemaker. 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Chaos warrior

Finished up the second blightking. Put this one on a 30mm base to set him apart from Gloop as this one's supposed to be his second in command, and not yet a fully fledged champion. 

Close-up of his leg. 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Washing up

Hello again!

Here's a work in progress shot of the aspiring champion:

This is was he looks like after the initial washes. I mainly used sepia for the armour, camoshade for the skin and orange for the bloated right leg. However theres touches of all these different washes here and there to provide variation and texture. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Let the fly banners fly

Hello boys and girls.

Here's the standardbearer in colores.  

The camera simply doesn't do his bloated, tumour ridden, left arm justice. It's quite gloriously disgusting in real life...

Here's a close up of the banner that I based on one of the nurgle heraldry sketches from a while ago. 

And here's the (still very small) warband lined up:

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Shields up!

There was something bugging me about the new plague-warrior, and after some contemplation I realised it was his shield. It just lacked a certain something.

So out with the fine brushes and this:

Turned into this:

This, in my eyes at least, is a huge improvement. It feels more stylized and heraldic and less like a cartoon mosquito. 

Painting of the standardbearer has also begun. He's currently at the stage where I'm layering different washes to get the right disgusting look on his skin in general and tumorous left arm in particular. 

Friday, January 09, 2015

You'd better have that checked...

Covered in pustules and with infected flesh sloughing from him, the first diseased member of Gloops retuine shambels forward.

This was one of those minis that felt like a complete disaster halfway through the painting process, but turned out okay in the end. 
That's what's great about Nurgle - you can just keep adding disgusting shit until it starts to look good...

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Fighting fantasy

Mawgut Gloops warband is steadily growing. It's nice change of pace making grimdark warhammer fantasy miniatures instead of grimdark 40k miniatures.

The nurgly standardbearer made last week was the first to be recruited - he felt more like a fantasy mini anyway. 

Here's the other two:

What's next I hear you ask? Well the suggestion box is open. The warband is certainly in need of a wizard so that's more or less a given. Other than that it's an open field. 

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Iron Sleet

Fellow hobbyists Kari, Mikko and Migsula are, along with a few others, three of the persons who inspired me to get back to the hobby and start up this very blog. These days I also proudly call them friends.

I 've literally spent hours pouring over their respictive blogs, Spiky Rat Pack and Legion of Plastic, marvelling at their enigmatic visions of the 41st millenium (and, of course, at their skill and creativity).

These three hobby powerhouses are now joining forces and have created the new blog Iron Sleet. Head over there and check it out. It promises to be something quite special:

Monday, January 05, 2015

The spice must flow

Added some fallen leaves to round off the base. Quite happy with the result. 

They're pieces of oregano btw. 
I must confess I found the extremely nerdy act of buying seasoning at the supermarket specifically for modelling purposes immensely satisfying.

Hail to the Blightking, baby!

Here's the nurgle champion in all his bloated glory. 

I just love the old school "Realm of Chaos" feel of this mini, perfected by the wonders of new plastic technology. Hats of to GW for this splendid kit. 

I think I'll call him "Mawgut Gloop".

The base might need some extra work - it lacks some details like leaves or similar. Otherwise he's more or less done. 

Saturday, January 03, 2015

It's good to be king

One of the things that initially really sold me the blightkings kit was an image from the GW Stockholm facebook page:

 I was just completely blown away by the sense of weight and general rotting grandeur this mini and realised I had to buy the box to recreate that very image, or at least something similar. Here's my take:

This guy will be painted as straight up warhammer piece - there will be no 40k-ifying of this one. 

Though all the parts come from the blight king box its still a conversion as the kit is pretty inflexible. The peices can only fit in one way and only fit one of the five kings - any swapping of parts between them requires some cutting and greenstuffing. This is perhaps my only gripe with the models. It would have been easy to make  at least the heads, arms and weapons more interchangeable. 

On the other hand splicing this guy together didn't take wery long and the kings unconventional construction makes for some very strong and varied poses.  
Back with a quick progress shot of the mini. 
This guy was/is a blast to paint and I've come a long way just work with washes, letting them do most of the heavy lifting. This is the blight king at the four hour mark. 

Friday, January 02, 2015

Ring out wild bells

"Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.
Ring out the old, ring in the new"

From Tennysons In Memoriam

First mini of the new year. Not my greatest work perhaps, but good clean fun none the less.