Posts Tagged ‘Nurgle’

The Tainted

I said in my last post that I was working on more Nurgle models. These are the Tainted, a Chaos  Space Marine warband described in Imperial Armour Vol. 7. They were one of the warbands that took part in the siege of Vraks.I really like the idea of having an army made up of different warbands who worship the same god. Also, it helps my regular Chaos marines stand out from the Plague Marines.

I went with a quick and dirty paint job on these in order to match my Death Guard. This was achieved through drybrushing, sponging and a wash with oil paint . Obviously these are still work in progress and need weapons and backpacks adding.

Blight Drone

Some of you may have seen my Death Guard army from a few years ago. Well, while reorganising my study in order to accommodate some books I moved out of my old office I discovered this Blight Drone at the back of a shelf. The model was painted quite some time ago but I’d never finished the base. A quick bit of drybrushing and the addition of some basing materials soon sorted this out. Now that the model is 100% complete I thought I would photograph it and show it off on the blog.

Blight Drone

Finding the Blight Drone has inspired me to paint some more Nurgle models. Keep an eye on the blog for these in the near future.


I’ve finished my apostate preacher of Nurgle from Forge World. As I mention in an earlier post, I experimented with glazes on this model. The green cloth was glazed with Liche Purple in the recesses in order to help define the shading and to ensure that the green worked with the purple robes tonally. I also used Seraphim Sepia glazes on the green to put back some of the warmth that was lost through highlighting. Similarly the flesh was glazed with reds and purples to help tie the different areas of the model together and to provide an unhealthy and suitably Nurgley appearance to the skin. The metal areas also had glazes of brown, green and turquoise applied randomly in order to give a tarnished feel and introduce a little interest to the metal.

All of the glazes were made by mixing Citadel paints or washes/shades with Lahmian Medium which gives great control over the glaze. The idea is to use an almost transparent glaze and to build up the colour with several applications rather than one heavy one.

The scenic base was also great fun to do and I think it really adds to the mood of the piece by giving the character a setting and complementing the final look of the model. This was made from a jar lid (in this case from a M&S spice jar which make great bases for 28mm models) following the same method as I used for my ork. Of course, I had to add the obligatory Nurgling. This guy is one of the old Trish Morrison designed Nurglings from the ’90s which I think are still among the best. They are such brilliant, characterful little models which combine just the right amount of comedy and menace.

As always I’d love to hear what you think.

All the best,


My apostate preacher is now nearly finished. However, I’m going to hold off showing him until he is completed so as not to spoil the finished effect. Also, I don’t think that a work in progress shot at this stage would give you anything that the finished model won’t. Instead here is the scenic base I constructed for him.

The preacher has taken me longer to paint than anticipated. The reason for this is that I was lucky enough to win a copy of Dark Vengeance in a competition on Twitter and I ended up getting sidetracked and painting up some Dark Angels which I hope to show you in the near future.

Stay tuned,


A quick work-in-progress shot of the Nurgle preacher. I’m experimenting with glazes and glaze medium on the skin and metallic areas but I’ll do a more detailed write-up when the model is finished.

A quick preview of my next project, one of Forge World’s apostate preachers of Nurgle from their chaos Renegades range. I’ve had this model for ages but never got round to painting him. This should keep me busy over the weekend.

While I wait for the glue to dry on some Epic stands I though I would take a moment to ruminate on the world of blogging and the reasons why I started this blog. In our hobby, blogging creates a real sense of community and allows us to both  share our work with other people and to draw inspiration from the work of others, even when fellow painters and gamers are located all over the world. I have taken so much inspiration from other people’s blogs that I thought I would start my own and share my models and love of painting with others.

Faeit 212 Blog Exchange

Recently, I joined Natfka’s Feait 212 Blog exchange. The basic idea behind the exchange is bloggers add one another to their blog rolls thus generating more traffic across blogs and creating a sense of community. If you have not done so already I urge you to go and take a look at Natfka’s blog which is a great source of gaming news and rumours and also to check out those blogs listed on his blog exchange.

A small part of Carl's Epic collection

I would also like to thank Carl Woodrow for his kind words about Miniature Miscellany in his blog post yesterday. As I mentioned last week, Carl’s website and blog have been great inspirations to me over the years and so I’m very pleased that I was able to inspire him with my recent Epic models. It’s exactly this kind of mutual inspiration which feeds our hobby and makes blogging such a worthwhile and valuable part of it.

Finally, I would like to leave you with some images of my Plague Bearers which are still very much a work in progress. The inspiration for these models came from C’tan over at the excellent Fantasy Games blog. It was this post in particular that caught my attention. I’ve had several Plague Bearers sitting in a box for a number of years now which I bought for an intended Warhammer Daemon army that I never got around to painting. The clean painting style on C’tan’s models combined with a truely disgusting rotten hue  perfectly captures the spirit of Nurgle and inspired me to revisit my own long-neglected Plague Bearers. I asked him how he painted them and he very kindly provided a list of paints used. Here are my versions of C’tan’s paint scheme.

A big thank you to everyone who follows this blog, I hope it inspires you to pick up your paint brushes.

Over the last year or so I have been working on my Death Guard army. This is an ongoing project but those models that are fully painted and based have been added to my gallery page. You can find them here.