I’ve got my nose to the grindstone trying to churn out a few more Nurgle-themed units for our upcoming Apoc-Luck game in early December. If you’re not familiar with Apoc-Luck, here’s the gist: it’s an Apocalypse-sized game of Warhammer 40k combined with a potluck dinner! Seems the perfect way to celebrate friendship and a shared appreciation for tabletop gaming. More on that in a future post, for sure.
In any case, I’ve committed to fielding my nascent Death Guard army, which I’ve been piecing together slowly since the Dark Imperium boxed set came out in July. I’m using a variety of models, including old sculpts alongside the newer releases, to create the sort of glorious Nurgle-themed mashup I remember from the pages of White Dwarf magazine when I was a kid.
The newly completed Foetid Bloat-Drone on display in this post is a perfect fit in such noisome company.
I’ve always had a fondness for the idea of daemon engines in Chaos armies — after all, the very idea of it seemed tailor-made for creative modelers. Nowadays Games Workshop would rather that you buy their daemon engines rather than build yours out of old model kits and sculpting putty. But thankfully, the models they’ve released so far for the Death Guard are quite fantastic!
This model looks like a mountain of flabby flesh crammed into an ill-fitting armored carapace, with a trio of rusty thrusters bolted on for good measure. The oozing, dripping details on the model were a lot of fun to paint.
I finished off this model with the “magic dip” — in my case, Minwax Polyshades Tudor Satin. It adds rich shading and a touch of gloss to the model, not to mention creating a tough, virtually impenetrable polyurethane coating that is proof against scratches, scrapes and other mishaps.
As it happens, I took a photo of the nearly-complete model before I applied the dip. I’ve included it in this post to show how the dip adds really nifty subtle effects. Check it out!
Stay tuned for more news about Apoc-Luck!