Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Nurgle Heldrake

Finally got around to putting this together over the weekend. I'd been meaning to convert one for the longest time, not digging the stock model whatsoever. To me, it just seems so out of place in the 40k universe.

The body, cutter arms, and tentacles are from the Maulerfiend kit. I like the bulbous shape of it and feel it works for something Nurglish. The multiple eyepieces hopefully give it a creepy look.The wings are from the Heldrake kit, and I positioned them a little differently to try to make it stand out from other conversions I've seen. Goatboy has done some really sweet Drakes, and definitely gave me inspiration for mine.

I tried putting more effort into the base for it, as you have a nice big area to work with and do something fun. I figured a Chaos ritual, with some obligatory gore would do the trick. I don't want to think about what that poor Marine had to go through to end up like that! Might explain where all those Nurglings came from...

I still need to add some white glue to the candles, making them look like they've melted down on the sides. Rest assured. plenty of blood will make it's way onto this once I get to painting it. 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sorcerer of Slaanesh and psychic powers

He's back!

So after posting this one a while back, I really started thinking he looked too Eldar-ish. I HATE all things Eldar, and couldn't have that, so I did a quick head swap. That Chaos Marauder head did the trick. He still looks degenerate enough to be a worshiper of Slaanesh, and the scale worked great with the mini, which is a little on the small side.

Looking over the Slaneesh Psychic Powers, they seem to be not so bad. I like these as they are balanced; they target enemy shooters, friendly troops, and hordes well, so a little bit of everything. 

Sensory Overload - This is your Primaris Power. Decent range, although that's pretty close if you want to go after Riptides, Knights, or Reavers with it. Blinding any of those is awesome though, providing they fail the Initiative test. 

Hysterical Frenzy - Target some good assault troops for that extra little kick. Some Daemonettes on this would be murder. Also, Nicolas Cage.

Symphony of Pain - I HOPE YOU LIKE PAIN! This one is so-so, although having two sorcerers cast this with some Noise Marine back-up could be gold. Getting the power on both is problematic, but if you run a Slaneeshi Daemon Prince and a Sorcerer you could make it work.

Ecstatic Seizures - Horde killer extraordinaire. Hit a big bunch of Orks or Bugs (looking at you Tony!) with this and watch them melt. 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Great Unclean One

This guy just seems so small now. I can't imagine how big the new one will be once they release it. I have a feeling it'll be one helluva model.

I added the Bile Troll weapons to him to give the model a little more kick. The horns are from an Ogre standard bearer bit.

Gonna start priming this army over the weekend as the temps are improving some. I'll paint some of the units over the next few months to take a break from 40k stuff. That always helps keep my motivation up.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tallymen of Nurgle

I've been super busy lately, and haven't gotten my Hammer on at all, neither building, painting, or playing. I did get a chance tonight to base up some Plaguebearers though. Something about a fully ranked up unit just warms the heart...

Unit Standard Bearer

I used an older OOP metal Plaguebearer for the unit Plagueridden.