After seeing Oliver’s Poxwalkers in action last month at Wild Things, I knew I needed to get mine painted up, and fast. The assembly line method seemed ideal for painting up 20 figures, so for the first time ever, I followed Duncan’s advice and painted up my Poxwalkers by following the nifty painting tutorial on Warhammer TV’s YouTube page.
There are two tutorials available for Poxwalkers: one for a quick paint job, and one for a more detailed finish. I opted for the quick paint technique, but added a few flourishes of my own along the way.
As someone who has routinely poo-pooed the “official” Games Workshop paint style for many years, I was pretty pleased with the results I was able to achieve by simply, er, following directions. I started with a white basecoat (another aberration for me; I typically start with black) and used shades to achieve the putrid green skin tone.
This was also my first time using Blood for the Blood God, one of the aptly named “technical paints” from Games Workshop. It creates a gory, liquid blood effect, which was perfect for the boils and sores on these Poxwalkers.
These figures were loads of fun to paint, and I *almost* wish I had taken more time to give them some extra attention. Almost. After all, my philosophy after more than 20 years of painting miniatures has always been focused on getting toys onto the table, not obsessing over studio-quality techniques. Even at that low bar, I still managed to teach myself a few things on this project.
I got these guys painted up and based in a little under two weeks, which was a pretty great turnaround for 20 individual figures with lots of little details. And you may have seem them in action in last week’s 40k battle report (“Stop the Ritual”)!
These guys are great figures and they’ll be supremely useful for a variety of games as rad zombies, undead husks and infected humans.
After painting Nurgle guys for a few weeks, I needed a palette cleanser, so I grabbed a Night Lords champion who’s been sitting on my workbench for a few months. I had attached him to a nifty resin industrial base and I was excited to get some paint on him.
Oops, I still need to paint the rim of his base black. Anyway, this guy is among the only figures I own who has the classic Night Lords heraldry and armor, so he’ll definitely hit the battlefield as a special named character in my next game of 40k. Stay tuned!