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Fifty Day Nurgle Challenge – Day 25: Halfway There!

08/26/2018 1 comment

Wow, it’s been quite the twenty five years days, hasn’t it?

I’ve managed to finish – you’ve guessed it – four more PoxWalkers today.

Here’s the current state of the challenge.

Completed

• 14 PoxWalkers

• 1 Sloppity Bilepiper

• 1 Beast of Nurgle

• 1 Foetid Bloat-Drone

In Progress

• 8 PoxWalkers

• 1 Spoilpox Scriviner

To Do

• 4 Plague Marines

• 1 Foetid Bloat-Drone

• 1 Myphitic Blight-Hauler

• 1 Plague Surgeon

• 1 Malignant Plaguecaster

• 1 Lord of Contagion

• 3 Nurgling Swarms

• 3 Plague Drones

It does seem that I’m more or less half way through the project at the halfway point, genuinely didn’t think that would be the case 🙂

Now, back to work!

Fifty Day Nurgle Challenge – Day 22: Droning On

08/23/2018 3 comments

Man, I love this model.  I always wanted one of Forge World’s Greater Blight Drones but never really got around to it (yet) and when the first images of the plastic Foetid Bloat-Drone surfaced early last year I nearly had a heart attack!

Anyway, here it is 🙂

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In my enthusiasm to get started I stupidly assembled the model into one piece (excepting the base) so it took ages to get the tendrils and Plaguespitters painted even half-properly.  I still have one more to do so I’ll keep the weapons and turbines as sub-assemblies so at the very least it’ll take less time start to finish.

Now, back to the Poxwalkers…

Fifty Day Nurgle Challenge – Day 6

08/07/2018 1 comment

With these four I’m now 30% of my way through the Poxwalkers.

I’d have hoped by now the pace would have increased however I’m still just ahead of schedule.

Poxwalkers

11/26/2017 2 comments

Hello, yes I’m not dead! It’s been ages, hasn’t it?  Basically I was up to my eyeballs at work and then my wife and I popped over to the US to visit her parents for their fiftieth wedding anniversay (I also used that time to stock up on cheap shiny, but more on that later).

Anyway, since we got back it’s been one thing after another but I finally got some time over the past couple of evenings to paint up the set of six easy build Poxwalkers I picked up ages ago.

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Poxwalkers 02

Poxwalkers 03

I decided to keep them very simple as I have two Dark Imperium boxes of them still to go and I’m sure I’ll be picking up more as I’ve not done a proper swarm army in ages.

Next up is more Death Guard as well as some naughty people from the Underhive…

Forgefiend

10/16/2016 2 comments

As promised in my last post, I’ve returned to my Drawer of Shame and resurrected another minute I started all too long ago.

I started this little beastie in August 2013, it was the first time I used the then-new Citadel Colour Sprays and I even blogged about it.  I quickly grew frustrated with this project as I’d made a schoolboy error in fully assembling the kit before painting.  As a result I gave up with but a single Ectoplasma Cannon painted and it languished in The Drawer for over three years.

Until last week.

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I’m so very glad that I managed to finish this guy, I think as a reward I’ll start on something totally new before venturing back into my long and inglorious history of half-finished projects.

Possessed Chaos Space Marines

09/18/2016 1 comment

Here’s a tale I’m sure many veteran wargamers are all too familiar with.  Back in 2013, I bought a box of Possessed Chaos Space Marines with some left over birthday money.  They then went to the back of the queue as I had so many projects on.

In early 2014, shortly after my wife and I bought our house, I remembered I still had these chaps on ice so I released them from their sprue prison and started to paint them.  I then got bored, moved on to another project then picked them up again four months later.  This is the state in which they remained, languishing in my Drawer of Shame, until two days ago.

You see, I have a 3,000 point game against Trenchmate Tim tomorrow (it’s a Scottish holiday) and I thought I’d bring out some new units.  Fortunately, my wife’s been working all weekend (she has a looming deadline) so I’ve escaped chore-free and I’ve been able to dedicate this free time into finally finishing these gents.

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This is alas, not the longest-neglected project residing in my Drawer of Shame, I plan to resurrect a couple more over the coming weeks.

Nurgle Contemptor Dreadnought – WIP 1

07/21/2016 Leave a comment

Keeping with my Nurgle force, I decided to adapt the Betrayal at Calth plastic Contemptor for the service of all things icky. 


The build itself was fairly easy as the kit is once of the simplest to put together. 

The only real difficulties, if you could call them that, we’re shaving off the Corpse-God’s iconography and cutting out the sculpted helmet so that I could put in the Aspiring Champion’s one from the Chaos Marine box. 

The icon on the chest is a wet green stuff (two parts yellow to one part blue) cast of the Nurgle icon from the Chaos Vehicle sprue. I elected to use a sculp as wet green stuff is very pliable, unlike the plastic original. I used BluStuff to make the cast, if you haven’t tried it yet I strongly suggest you do, it’s awesome!

I dotted some green stuff boils here and there so I’ll have to wait until tomorrow to start painting as I’m sure it’ll take some time to properly cute in this accursed heat.