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. 




5 comments:

Michael said...

I dig it mate! Looks great. It reminds me of those bots from The Matrix that hunt the ships in those tunnels and storm Zion at the end of the third one. Great job!

M R Lee said...

That looks awesome. I still haven't done a drake up yet, but am just collecting images like this for inspiration for when I do! Nice work, can't wait to see it painted up!

Green Stuff Industries said...

Great conversion, Jugger! Very bat-like. I want to do something similar except instead of the plasma head I would put the barrels of a Hades AC... sorta like a crazy Evil A-10. I really like the Havocs, though. Never would have thought of that even though I've got like 6 laying around.

Mordian7th said...

That is outstanding! I really dig how that looks - great build, man!

jugger said...

Michael - After I finished it, I thought the same thing!

GSI - I like that idea!

Thanks for the kind words boys, painting will commence soon!