Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Hellbrutes (part 3)

Hellbrutes slowly becoming ToadBrutes
A little more progress on these ugly buggers. Day by day they get closer to their final forms. I'm still confident I can get these fellas done by the end of the month. Twice I was almost distracted from my goal, once by my Obliterators, and again by my HellDrake.... but somehow I resisted, and I am more resolute than ever.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Nurgle list (1850 pts.)

Nurgle Daemon Prince + Nurgle Lord

7 Plague Marines

10 (of 20) Nurgle Cultists

Obliterator Cult (2 of 3)
Blight Drone Swarm (2 of 3)

"Toad Brutes" (HellBrute Mayhem Pack Formation)

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Hellbrutes (part 2)

Nurgle Hellbrutes (2 of 3)
I got some more super-detailing done on Ol' Smokey here, and, as promised; a pic of his pack-mate.

I have a 3rd Hellbrute, another DV push-fit model, but what I really want is an old ForgeWorld Nurgle Dreadnought. We'll see what happens.

Better pictures/ close-ups to follow soon.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Hellbrute WIP

Nurgle Hellbrute 
I grabbed this push-fit Dark Vengeance Hellbrute on the cheap from ebay, just so I could mess him up. I did a foot and an arm swap but mostly I was challenging myself by trying to make the back of this model look good; but in the end, I wasn't really that inspired to do much else with him, and he sat on a shelf for a good long while. Then the Hellbrute Dataslate came out.... and work began anew.

Man, oh man!  Deep-striking Hellbrutes into the heart of the enemy? That thought just put a big ol' smile on my face. I knew I needed a Hellbrute Mayhem Pack in my army: that meant I needed to get this guy Nurgle'd up + done, and he'd also need 2 friends.

So I bought the new Hellbrute box. Not a bad kit, ('certainly it looked better from behind than the DV version) but not very inspiring. I got distracted by something else, lost interest and so Ol' Smokey here and the Mayhem Pack project were shelved.

Recently, however, I've been bitten by the hobby bug again, and I cleared my workbench of all other diversions to focus on getting the 'Pack completed. I really love daemon engines, but this kit just didn't seem Nurgley enough for me, and it really didn't scream "tortured soul trapped inside a daemon engine against their will" either: something had to be done. I tried playing with adding a plague bearer face over the horned "mouth" opening on the model, and I liked the personality it instantly gave the kit, but the scale was all wrong. Then it hit me; Plague Toads! I got out the green stuff I started globbing it on, and I have to say, for the first time in a long time, I am really, really excited about this hobby again!

I'm committing to getting at least 2 of the 3 'Brutes done by the end of August. I'll post more pictures as this progresses.