Realm of Chaos – The Death Guard #2: Poxwalkers #4-6 (Zomtober ’19) (Contrast Paint Experiment #12.1)

Nurgle Poxwalkers

Here’s the other three of my initial six Poxwalkers. I completed these last night and so now these will be going up as the next part of my Zomtober 2019 pledge. Technically, the challenge asks participants to finish a model per week and get them posted up each Sunday. I’ve instead batched them in two sets of three, and so now with six, I feel I’ve participated nicely even if I don’t manage to get any more of these suckers completed.

Nurgle Poxwalkers

These six have been done in the overall yellow-brown-ochre flesh scheme. The next batch of Poxwalkers I do will also be in the same overall look, and then once I get to the first set of duplicates, I’ll start to go down a different skin tone route, probably a little greenish.

Nurgle Poxwalkers

And below, you can see the next few. There appear to still be some missing parts from my Poxwalkers from the Dark Imperium set, so there’s not quite the full set of them below. Not sure if I’ll actually manage to get any more models done in time for Zomtober – as much as I’d like to have a few more done for each week, I still haven’t finished a single goblinoid for my own Orctober Painting Challenge, nor the Dreadtober painting challenge!

Realm of Chaos – The Death Guard #1: Poxwalkers #1-3 (Zomtober ’19) (Contrast Paint Experiment #12)

Nurgle Poxwalkers

And with this trio of figures, my force of modern Death Guard officially begins! Initiated as part of my Contrast Paint Experiment series after seeing and being inspired to get started on them by what Krautscientist did with his GW sample models, not to mention seeing painters like Wudugast and Ann pound them out for month after month – but even so, they kind of stalled a bit on the desk – I’d planned to finish these in August, then September as part of Squaddie September, but they missed both marks. Now, thanks to the Zomtober Painting Challenge over on Brummie’s Wargaming Blog, I’ve got the first three of my initial half-dozen of the suckers finished this afternoon. For those who are unaware, the Zomtober Challenge is to paint up a Zombie or a Survivor each week and have them posted up by the Sunday.

Nurgle Poxwalkers

Thankfully, there appears to be enough flexibility to allow people like me who are more likely to get the zeds (or poxies) painted up in a single or pair of batches to participate as well as allow non-standard Zombies like these Poxwalkers to contribute. So I’ve been able to leverage that into some painted models. Of course, “Poxwalkers” and the new, “horny” design tweak is simply GW’s slight reworking of the previous “Plague Zombie” concept into something more trademark-friendly for their own purposes. So it’s all the same, pretty much.

On the Contrast Paint front, these models are pretty much perfect for the stuff – organic, mutated, discoloured, not-quite-right, and highly detailed. All factors that make the Contrast Paints work perfectly with them while being quite forgiving of the colours looking a bit off or improper here and there. It’s pretty much guaranteed that once the other half of the six I started are done, I’ll be starting on some more, regardles sof whether they get finished during Zomtober or not.

And yeah, since these things aren’t Nurgle Daemons but are instead part of the chaff from the Death Guard, they officially mark my beginning to paint the 40k-Mortal half of my Nurgle forces…

Realm of Chaos – Nurgle’s Children 2019 #22: Beast of Nurgle V1 (1990) Awesome August ’19

Realm of Chaos, Lost and the Damned, Nurgle Daemons, 1990, Beast of Nurgle, Original Oldhammer

I finally finished it! I’ve had this model since it was released, back in 1990-1. It’s been glued together almost as long. One of the feel fell off, and was lost to time, so I had to recast it using Oyomaru (aka Blue Stuff) and Kneadatite (Greenstuff). Luckily, because Nurgle, it being slightly imperfect was fine. Despite the base feeling a little big (especially compared to the 40mm square it came with), I’ve gone for a 60mm round here rather than an oval for consistency with the new models that I’ll be adding later and mixing in.

Realm of Chaos, Lost and the Damned, Nurgle Daemons, 1990, Beast of Nurgle, Original Oldhammer

The Main reasons this one took so long to get painted were the gaping big bloody seam down the middle of the model’s face and body, because metal (finally sorted with putty) – as well as no pressing need to paint it for anything (now rectified with that Nurgle Daemon Army I’ve been working on), and working out a scheme (just based it on the other models in the force). So now the bloody thing is finally done! Hurrah!

Realm of Chaos, Lost and the Damned, Nurgle Daemons, 1990, Beast of Nurgle, Plaguebearers, Plague Bearers, Great Unclean One, Original Oldhammer

Here’s a nice little gathering of the old-school, original Oldhammer Realm of Chaos Nurgle Daemons. Well, except for the damned Nurglings! I guess I will have to paint them sooner rather than later after all!

I did also pick up three more of these a few years ago on eBay. And I have a V2 Beast that I bought just to use as tentacle bits who has since lost a few, so I’ve also got that in need of repairs. I also found a metal V3 beast in blister just the other day. (And I still regret passing on the pair of those I saw second-hand that one time). Once those five are assembled and painted though – all of my metal Nurgle Daemons will finally be done and I can allow myself to start on the newer plastic plastics while continuing to work through the last few resins.

Well, all the metal will be done except for the Nurglings… but they can be done on a more casual basis, surely?

Nurgle’s Children 2019 #21: Forge World Daemonic Herald of Nurgle (Awesome August ’19)

Forge World Daemonic Herald of Nurgle, Mamon Transfigured, Daemon Prince

It’s been awhile since I posted up any Nurgley Daemonic stuff, but a combination of making myself finish off things and Awesome August helped me to complete this ..erm ..guy?

This ugly creature is the Herald of Nurgle that comes alongside the Forge World Daemon Prince model, aka Mamon Transfigured. A figure that I actually managed to paint, early last year. It may have actually had it’s own name, and probably did, though that’s no doubt deep inside one of the older format Imperial Armour Forge World campaign books which appear to have become a thing of the past for a variety of reasons. (And a great shame, too!)

Forge World Daemonic Herald of Nurgle, Mamon Transfigured, Daemon Prince

Now that it’s finished and I don’t have to deal with painting, nor compelting it, the Herald is once again a pretty cool model. A right pain in the arse to paint, though. Even though rusty, pus-covered Nurgle stuff should be a doddle to paint, this one was a bit tricksy, not helped by it’s off-balance feel (not the actual weight – it’s resin so weighs fuck-all).

Forge World Daemonic Herald of Nurgle, Mamon Transfigured, Daemon Prince

The Herald is actually a decent-sized model – that’s a 40mm round base it’s sitting on, though when placed next to Mamon (and especially Mamon-standing-on-rocks), it looks tiny by comparison. As you can see, I attempted to keep the colours somewhat similar – though it’s all still pretty in-keeping with all my Nurgle Daemon stuff…

Forge World Daemonic Herald of Nurgle, Mamon Transfigured, Daemon Prince

The Herald is even carrying a couple of little pets – a pair of Nurglings! You can also see the usual Nurgle effects from this angle – open wounds, pustules, maggots, a slime trail.. all that good stuff.

Forge World Daemonic Herald of Nurgle, Mamon Transfigured, Daemon Prince

Yeah, a fiddly model as far as the Nurgle stuff goes, as I said – but now finished, and while I still find the unbalanced narture of the sculpt, and how it makes the model sit on its base a little disconcerting, I’m happy with the completed product – so all good. Or good enough!

Oh, I mean, Awesome! 😉

The Others: 7 Sins – Gluttony Faction Completed! Also – Nurgle’s Children 2019 #20: Proxy Plaguebearers of Nurgle

The Others: 7 Sins - Gluttony Faction

Today we have a completed boardgame faction. Not quite as impressive as a finished army, but hey, 8 figures fits into that same kind of size as a squad, or a (smallish) Necromunda gang or Bloodbowl Team. The biggest appeal(s) of the 7 Sins factions was that I could probably get them from none to done pretty quickly – and in that process – clear a box from my boardgame shelves as these will obviously have to go on a painted model shelf or at worst a figure case rather than residing in a giant box.

The Others: 7 Sins - Controller of Gluttony

Here’s the controller. Pretty much a woman dressed for the business end of a bondage session, including a complete lack of pants, who got his by the tenticular bloaties. She doesn’t seem to have really noticed much, though.

The Others: 7 Sins - Controller of Gluttony

Usually, a model like this would get its own post pretty much right after I completed it, separate to the Abominations – but since we’re playing catch-up this month for April’s models still – we’ll do the whole lot in one post. Not that this particular figure is in any way amazing or deserves it’s own post based on the sculpt or paintjob, so it’s all good. She ain’t the Avatar in terms of impressive models. that’s for sure!

The Others: 7 Sins - Abominations of Gluttony

Here are the Abominations of ̶N̶u̶r̶g̶l̶e̶ Gluttony (sorry, don’t know how I got confused there!) As you can see, Adrian Smith’s Vagina Dentata obsession rears its head once again on the head-parts of these little mini Great Unclean Ones. We don’t just have a “leech mouth” here, as there are some pretty clearly-shaped labia on show. I mean, if the model design on these was more of a one-off, sure. You could say it’s in my mind, but when you see a pretty consistent leitmotif throughout a range, then smoke usually means smoke…

The Others: 7 Sins - Abominations of Gluttony

The rear ends of these guys is much more “traditional” Zombie-Nurgle, as you can see. Not that I’m claiming that Nergal is a wholly-original creation or anything, but GW has codified a bunch of aspects of the whole “plague demon” thing pretty well over the past few decades, and these fit in there pretty well from the designs of a former GW artist.

I just thought I may as well throw in a box shot for this faction here again – what with it being the completed faction from the box. Dunno if I’ll ever play the actual game, but that wasn’t a strong consideration when I purchased it as a set of “should be able to proxy these in the Warhams” models.

The Others: 7 Sins - Gluttony Faction

To finish, here’s a size-comparison shot, so you can really see how the controller is very slight (maybe she’d fit in well with Eivor?) while even the Abominations are just a little undersized from what I’d assumed (and hoped) that they’d be to fit in with my Plaguebearers. I mean, they’ll still work and I doubt anyone outside of a GW store or officially-sanctioned GW-tournament would complain, just not quite as well as I’d hoped.

The Others: 7 Sins – Avatar of Gluttony (#Monstermarch3 ’19, Gender-Ambiguous March ’19) Also – Nurgle’s Children 2019 #19: Daemon Prince of Nurgle

The Others: 7 Sins - Avatar of Gluttony

Another Kickstarter boardgame model today. This time it’s one from the Cool Mini Or Not (CMON) game, The Others: 7 Sins. The actual boardgame is some kind of modern-themed boardgame with a weird Hellboy-esque setting something something demons based on the Seven Deadly Sins. I think the genesis of the game was to create a game based on a bunch of Adrian Smith’s sketches. I dunno, I’ve never played it and may never get around to it. Either because I’m not a “real gamer” or because I have better shit to play. Why did I buy it then? Because the models looked pretty good overall and I saw that many of them could be incorporated into the Warhammers (amongst other things) pretty easily.

The Gluttony stuff then, comes from an expansion where all of the models, save perhaps the “Controller” look to me like they’ll fit perfectly into my Nurgle Daemon army. She looks like she may be actually fit into Slaanesh better, not due to being female, but the bondage-ish outfit and the model’s rather lithe appearance. I’ll worry about the exact details there a bit later, though – because we’re here today for the Avatar or Gluttony. Or to give it a more proper name, the Daemon Prince of Nurgle. 😉

The Others: 7 Sins - Avatar of Gluttony

The model was started with a few layers of green washes over a white primer-basecoat, and then layers of thinned yellow-greens, flesh tones, reds and purples were added, along with some brown wash in between here and there. I decided to try the wash-heavy method over my previous attempts to blend most of the way, and I’m happy to say that it’s certainly turned out well enough for Nurgle, even if it’s not going to win any Golden Daemons or Crystal Brushes.

The Others: 7 Sins - Avatar of Gluttony

This one wasn’t actually a long-neglected model, or even started specifically for Monster March. Instead, I spotted this box and the Wrath Box on my shelf when I was out in the War Room, taking the beach-bunker shots for last month’s models. I did that thing where I look at the boxes, look at the models, and then decide if I think I could paint them quickly. Then of course, the models take much longer than I originally thought. Here’s the size shot that I think works to justify it’s inclusion in Swordmaster of Hoeth’s Monster March Painting Challenge.

On that very point, I’m going to try and finish the Dracoliche over the weekend after a few of my other planned models haven’t worked out. But in the event that it doesn’t happen, here’s a group shot for Swordmaster’s wrap-up. Doing the challenges here, I certainly know the value of a nice combined shot!

Realm of Chaos – Nurgle’s Children 2019 #18: Plague Toads (again) (Forge World)

Forge World Nurgle Daemon Plague Toads

Today – Miniatures! Here’s the final three of my Plague Toads. This trio bringing me to nine painted ones. This batch being the “yellow” ones, following on from the “brown” ones and the “green” ones. And yeah, I know I need to do a new Nurgle army shot sometime soon.

Individual glamour shots of each of the three, though I skipped the profile and rear shots this time. Perhaps I went a bit conservative on the “glow” from their yellow-green eyes this time as well, but I think they still stand up decently.

You can see what I mean about it it here. It’s there, but it’s subtle. Perhaps too subtle to stand out on the tabletop.

Ah well. I’m just happy to finally have the last* of these done finally!

The nine of them, with their colour coding can be used as three distinct units of three, or they can all be put together to make up a mega-sized unit of nine Plague Toads!

*of course, I didn’t say anything about Pox Riders!