Today’s offering to the resident Great Unclean One is a second triumvirate of Nurgle troops to go with the first trio I finished back in early September. Only twenty-four more models to go and both squads will be done. A good thing neither Nurgle nor Mortarion expect their fetid warriors to be speedy. I’ll be in real trouble though when I start painting daemonettes!
So I decided to try something different with the maggots on the fellow to the left this time instead of the traditional well-fed white look. I did a yellow wash and then glossed them up to represent a somewhat rarer sub-species of carrion crawler. They turned out alright I thought, but in hindsight I probably should have put them on the guy with the orange loincloth instead.
A second plaguebearer completes this offering’s trio. Nothing too innovative here, though I did experiment with glossy Nuln Oil to darken up some of the wounds. I was also going to have pus weeping from the daemon’s single eye, but I didn’t like the way it ended up looking. So I decided it was weeping blood instead and made the change.
I wanted to add something a little different to his sword too so I watered down some bright yellow and then dry brushed white onto the tip. I was going for a somewhat chalky texture, so I used tap water instead of Lahmian Medium. Could be poison, could be a fungus growing on the end of his blade, could be a paste concocted from the bearer’s own rotting innards. Perhaps all of that and more!
Next time (surprise!) I’m planning on posting yet another Nurgle trio. This will continue until either both squads are done or I get tired of painting them and decide to throw some pink horrors into my queue.