Thursday, 27 June 2013

Blowflies of Nurgle

Slowly, but steadily, the servants of Nurgle march on. In this case, however, they don't actually march but rather fly in on fetid wings. Or somesuch. The blowflies are my version of Gargoyles, with a Nurgly vibe to them. The unit was completed at the beginning of the year, under the ols Codex. Nowadays, Gargoyles can actually be given a Mark of Nurgle, so hurray to that.

I changed the unit's concept in mid-work, because I liked the first model with fly wings so much that I decided that every member of the unit should represent some kind of insect. To some varying degree, I think I managed to pull that off.

In a bid to praise father Nurgle, I always try to make my units 7 models strong. With troops choices, this is sadly no longer possible, but it works with Gargoyles just fine.

 The Fly

 The Rust Peacock

 The Dragonfly

 The Moth

 The Butterfly

 The Fly-Spawn

 The Hawk Moth

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

The Maggot, Soulgrinder of Nurgle

Picking up straight from my last post, here is the second miniature that convinced me to go for Nurgle Daemons in the first place. Actually, it wasn't so much a miniature but rather a conversion idea for a miniature. When leafing through a WD one day, I stumbled upon lots of pictures of the Skaven Hell Pit Abomination (HPA), and out of the blue, it simply struck me - this would make a great demonic body for a Nurgle Soulgrinder!

The conversion was really easy to pull off, to my delight. The head was taken from a Brood Howler, a Dark Age mini, as I wanted to go for maggot, not rat, with this one. I also pimped up the mechanical base of the model a lot, just compare it to a regular Grinder. I still think that this is the best conversion of my army, at least up to now. It just really works.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

ChainsawDaemonEngines: Yr'ghurarch the Immaculate

Next up on the tour of my daemon army: Yr'ghurarch the Immaculate, Daemon Prince of Nurgle. Incidentally, the Nurgle Daemon Prince model was one of the two models prompting me to collect a Nurgle Daemon army in the first place. Consequently, I did not want to convert it too much, settling for a head swap and modifications to the weapons (chainmace, yeah!). And yes, the wings of course.

Yr'ghurarch the Immaculate, Daemon Prince of Nurgle

Monday, 10 June 2013

Kentaurii of Nurgle

The first two horsemen of decay are finished and are being painted at the moment. I am going for a red/orange/brown scheme and I'll try to give it a very Blanchian vibe... at least that's the plan. You will notice that I have added several modern/SciFi/machine/dieselpunk elements, first because those were rather common in Realm of Chaos and second, because I simply think that's awesome.

Anyway, here are the first two Kentaurii of Nurgle:

#1 'Ratspawn'

#2 'Trollface'

Let me know what you think...

Friday, 7 June 2013

ChainsawDaemonEngines: Carrion Hounds of Nurgle

I'll post pics of the Daemon army I've been working on for the past six months, kicking this off here with my first unit, the Carrion hounds of Nurgle. The theme of this army is that a Slaaneshi Daemon Princess is beaten in a duel by a Nurgle Daemon Prince and must now serve Father Nurgle for the next 7777 years, together with her entourage. Basically, this means I have lots of different units that normally do not feature in a Nurgle Daemon army, each one converted to fit the theme. Mostly, these are Slaaneshi units, but there are the occasional exceptions, like these Flesh Hounds.

I also wanted to emphasize that these are Daemons from the 40K universe, and I wanted to make this obvious by incorporating chainsaws/swords and lots of other mechanical bitz like exhausts. Some people like the fact that Daemon model can almost be used without modification for Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40,000 - and some people do just that - but I wanted to make it very clear that these are Daemons from a Sci-Fi setting.

Alright, here goes.


Monday, 3 June 2013

Into the Wastes of Madness, into the Realms of Chaos

I got the idea for my current project from the great blog Tears of Isstvan. As Realm of Chaos (RoC), the original book that fully introduced the concepts of Chaos to the Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 background, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, a salute seems to be in order. Some inspiringly crazy gamers from the UK decided to do this by using the mind-bogglingly random tables in RoC to dice out a Warband, convert and paint it, and then even play with it using the rules of WHFB from back then (3rd edition).

As soon as I learned how great these tables and associated conversion opportunities were, I rushed over to ebay to buy both RoC books and have a go at it myself. Now, I am not planning on actually playing with my warband, but I will definitely build and paint it.

I intend to reveal the units that the dark gods have bestowed me with one after the other, and then document my progress with each. First up, my first unit of the retinue:

Kentauri of Nurgle - 3 Centaurs 

At this time, I only have some very very early WIP pictures, but I will try to post updates in a couple of days.



As the saying goes, each great journey starts with a humble first step.

Truth be told, this is not my first attempt at a blog, but this time I have a more focused theme: the goal of this blog shall be to chronicle my hobby efforts, i.e.: converting and painting miniatures, and telling stories.

It will be a journey into hell because my main focus in the hobby for several years now has been Chaos in all its different guises and flavours, and this theme is still running strong.

It is also an attempt to link up with some other blogging hobbyists of the English-speaking world which I have come to perceive as like-minded, or even as role models in one way or another. 

Let's see where this goes.