Tuesday, February 22, 2011

LXXI: Jingle-Bones!

Secret Weapon RULES! I can't wait for these to be available.

Monday, February 21, 2011

LXX: My First Rhino

Painting still in progress... then I'll be trying-out some weathering powders to make it look properly rusted, and then some mud on/around the tracks. I'm toying with the idea of doing some OSL around the headlights... but I've got a bunch of new techniques to try on this project already... we'll see.

(sorry about the crappy picture)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

LXIX: a Dark Eldar gift to Nurgle

Khymera 2

Khymera 1

If, like me, you've been using Dire Wolves as bitz for Nurgley conversions (or as stand-in for ugly metal models), you'll be happy to see the next wave of Dark Eldar pre-orders. The Khymeras will look lovely as Beasts of Nurgle or Chaos Spawn with just a little GS rotting skin/chaotic tentacles added.

Dire Wolves

Saturday, February 12, 2011

LXVIII: Converting Helmets

First crack at converting an "Iron Armour" helmet with green stuff. I'd like to get some of those Forgeworld pre-heresy and Death Guard conversion kits some day... so a few of these home-brewed helmets scattered throughout my army will hopefully help them fit-in.

LXVII: Dressing-Up Plaguebearers

This Plaguebearer from the Mordheim Carnival of Chaos really got me thinking the other day... about pants. Plaguebearers are commonly modeled "nude", and that's fine, it makes sense that their clothing might've rotted away... but if everybody else in the warp can figure-out how to wear armour and fetish gear, why couldn't our Plaguebearers pick up some discarded, disease-ridden plague-rags now and then? I think a few scraps of clothing here and there will really add some character and sense of history/age to my lesser daemons (and hopefully will help distinguish them from their humble Bloodletter roots).

*uncredited image from an Italian site, please leave a comment if you know who the painter is

Thursday, February 10, 2011

LXVI: Converting Plaguebearers

In Astro Mag #8 they have a nice lil' mini-tutorial on converting your own Plaguebearers from the Bloodletters box. I'm actually right in the middle of trying this process for myself. Most Nurgle players I've spoken to usually go this route rather than resort to the GW metal models.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

LXV: Finaly, some proper Plaguebearers

Last year all the Chaos Powers got brand new plastic kits, except for our beloved grampa Nurgle (despite the fact that nobody needs updated sculpts more). The the current GW Plaguebearers are pretty wretched, but given what ForgeWorld has done for 40K Nurgle armies, I still had hope maybe we wouldn't be entirely forgotten. Sure enough, at Games Day UK WarhammerForge was announced and our lesser daemons finally got some relief in resin.... and now at last, they're available.

Did you know the french word for Plaguebearer is Porte-Peste? So cute.

Unfortunately these new Plaguebearers are only available in rider positions. Bummer! In the end, it looks like I'll be just using pictures of them as inspiration for now, while I add a ton of GS to some Bloodletter minis (and maybe I'll fill-out some of the ranks with a few of these Heresy Miniatures Blight Demons).

Monday, February 7, 2011

LXIV: Press Molding

I love the idea of home resin casting, but I'm a little intimidated by the process (and the start-up cost). If this video is accurate, Instant Mold might just be the perfect alternative product to help me add a little more bang for my buck. $13 + shipping seems pretty reasonable for a re-usable product too!

Has anybody tried/used this stuff?