Wednesday, April 29, 2015

GW discusses the new Eldar

Turn on the close captioning and prepare to die. 

Nurgle Sorcerer

Work continues on the Great Unclean One (and it's a haul!) but in the meantime, I popped this little guy off the sprue and threw together a quick Nurgle Sorcerer last night.

I always liked that Chaos Knight head; reminds me of something right out of Heavy Metal.

Still have to smooth out some of the Green Stuff, but a pretty easy conversion!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Building a better Great Unclean One

I did it. I couldn't hold out any longer. I decided not to wait for a new GUO model and will convert up one for use in both Fantasy and 40k!

The current little GUO is a wee guy now, what with the release of the new Bloodthirster kit. That boy is huuuuge! There is only one kit out there now that encompasses the size and girth of a Greater Daemon of Nurgle, and that is the Glottkin.

I just happened to get one in the mail the other day, so it's time to assemble! It's a really nice kit, not too complicated to put together at all. It will have some nice leftover bitz to use as well, especially the two Chaos Sorcerer riders.

So my idea for the Daemon is to use the main body of course, with a litle bit of manipulation of the head. I love the detail of the face, but I need to make him more "mine" and will be adding a single eye and horn. I think this will make him a little more Unclean. That face though, so cute only a Nurgling could love it.

Don't hate him cause he's beautiful!

So far I have assembled the legs and lower torso. Talk about cankles! 

I have a few more pieces to go on the torso, and then it's onto the arms and head. One thing I do not want to do with this guy is to just cut the back parts off and use him as a GUO. I plan on changing him up, mostly through the head and arms. I like the arms that come with him, but I'm thinking of making him holding a weapon, like maybe a big Nurgly looking axe or something. The "maw" arm will not be used, much as I like the nasty thing. Tonight I will scour my bitz for something that will fit the scale of the model. If not, I'll do some searching on Ebay or something.

On a couple of side notes, this dude took a tumble off my work area, and I had to reassemble him. I love this model!

I also got my work area finished up with some artwork hung. Mainly some D&D prints and some old art I did back in the day of...D&D stuff. Add in some Star Wars and I have immersed myself in nerdom.

Can't go wrong with Holloway, Dee, and Roslof!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Nurgly Wurlgy

I'm not dead! I feel happy!

So, I have been looking at the new Khorne Daemonkin stuff, and I really like what I see. GW rewarding the faithful with a mono-god codex for Chaos is uber-cool. I'm a fluff purist at heart, so I have always loved pure Khorne or Nurgle forces in the past. With the last two Chaos codexes, you sorta had to play some mixed stuff to stay competitive though. I didn't feel too bad about combining Nurgle and Slaanesh (the pink and stink list) or Nurgle and Khorne (pus and....ahh fuck, nothing rhymes). I can't wait to see a Nurgle Daemonkin book, and I think that's the one I'd like to build going forward.

Well, having said that, I need something to distract me from all this Khorny goodness, at least for now. I'm getting back into the swing of things, have my work area all done up, and will be setting up a gaming table soon out above the barn (I live on a horse farm now). It's time to jump back on the horse! (see what I did there?). A good warm up for painting would be my Fantasy Nurgle Daemon army.

I've had most of it built for a while now and absolutely love the models. They are pretty easy to paint up too. Only thing I'd love to build for it would be a proper Great Unclean One and maybe a Daemon Prince or two. With all the awesome Nurgle stuff released for End Times recently, there's definitely some good models to make some conversions out of.

Sign of a good Warhammer unit...easy to rank up!

I love these counts as Beasts of Nurgle and can't wait to get them finished!

Fantasy is about to make a comeback and I'm excited to see what direction it goes. And you know what? If it sucks, I'll have a fully painted army to move and that'll be that. I recently sold off my Orks and Ogres, so I have no qualms about scaling back my armies as I go forward. Don't get me started on the Skitarri, I love almost all the models coming out for them. Be disciplined, Brandon...stay on target...

Sorry Skeletor, you're just gonna have to wait!