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Shambling Undead
Legend
Shambling Undead
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58/18/19
Win Percentage
71%
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Orc
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40/9/9
Win Percentage
77%
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Super Star
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449/141/171
Win Percentage
68%
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2014-09-30 23:10:21
13 votes, rating 6
Nurgle Painting Blog part ummm?
After racing through the normal flings the 2 trees gave me some pause. My initial colour schemes of brown and green were a bit dull and the bark all tended to look the same. My attempts to add a variety of brown shades all ended up being rather samey. It wasn’t helped that the team strip is mostly green so the leaves were not really standing out compared to the clothing and armour. I looked up how other treemen had been painted and found some that were mostly mid-brown with very light grey areas of bark on them. So I incorporated that, light grey worked well with white being the secondary team colour. I was pretty happy with that, particularly the left treeman’s leg.





That meant the normal team was done, I just needed to paint up deeproot. However I was also painting Morg and Roxanna for Topper and was struggling with colour schemes so decided to take a break from them and mull them over whilst I worked on other projects. The first thing I did was to make more progress on getting Jan’s Dark Elves ready for painting. All 8 linemen are filled and undercoated ready to go and the blitzers, witches and assassin are close to being ready. The runner still needs a little greenstuff work, but I can work on that when I start painting the linemen sometime in October.

My longest running project was the Nurgle team (hence the confused blog title) and as Duke has been so patient I thought it was time I put serious effort into finishing them. I have been procrastinating on them for a while as it took me forever to get the colour scheme right and as they are made up of lots of disparate elements I found it hard to make them look like a team. The rotters and beast were giving me the most trouble since they were all very different and conversion heavy compared to the Pestigors and Warriors. The issue was that they needed to accurately represent their position, be varied and interesting but still work as a coherent team.
I find that the right mix of pressure and flexibility can produce the best results. Too little time and it risks turning into a soulless production line, that is why I am a little picky about the commissions I accept. However without some sort of deadline projects can get pushed back forever, i have dozens of my own half started projects that are now gathering dust after I lost enthusiasm with them.

The rotters are all made from models taken from my extensive bits box. One of the advantages of being an avid model collector for ¼ of a century is that it opens up so many conversion possibilities, so all those abandoned projects can be of some future use. I tried to give the rotters a more diverse range of skin colours, so the dwarf has a more reddish tinge, the elves are pale, the orc is dark green, the skaven has a browner skin and the slann is a brighter green.




These 4 models are the least converted, they are made of a plastic orc thrower, 2nd edition dark elf lineman, 3rd edition wood elf lineman and 3rd edition norse catcher. I had already acquired a full box of plaguebearers for my planned slann team, so these were useful for arm swaps and adding rotten bits. The most notable of these are the distended belly on the norse rotter and gaping wounds on the orc. The elves were the toughest to convert as I didn’t have many bits skinny enough to fit them, the bodysuit of the wood elf was particularly problematic. So I mostly stuck on some sores or wounds to them, but they are my least favourite of the rotters. I didn’t like the Orc’s head so swapped it for one of the large ghouls I’d bought thinking to use for an ogre team.




The 2nd batch of rotters are by far my favourites, these are more heavily converted and I think best capture the look of infected players from other teams. The slann rotter has actually worked well as a test for the slann team I will eventually make. The plan being for the plaguebearer bodies to be used to make lineforgs by filling in the open wounds with greenstuff, but leave the warts. Luckily I have loads of spare shoulder pads and some loin cloths so was able to Bbllodbowl him up a bit. I have some large eyes with lids from the chaos spawn, but instead used the blank eyes and painted on the lids with bloodshot veins.
The skaven started off as a test thrower for a standard skaven team I had been thinking of doing. However that model looked a bit healthy and active for a rotter so I swapped in 2 plaguebearer arms and added the head from a plague monk as that matched the hood he already had.
The dwarf is made from one the AoW plastic slayers, but I gave him the head from a dead dwarf that I’d got from an old black orc standard many years ago. That had just the right position to make him look very unwell. I also added an exposed spine from a plaguebearer and wound showing ribs on his back.

I am happy with how the nurgle team are turning out though. The use of purple and white rather than traditional browns and greens makes for a unique looking team. I think of the Beast as the signature player, back in lrb4 he was pretty much the only reason to play nurgle. So he needs to look a bit special, the model I’m using is already large and unique, but will require a fair bit of greenstuff work. I hope to get him finished by mid-October which will complete the team.
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Comments
Posted by Dhaktokh on 2014-09-30 23:13:40
I´m in love with the head inside!
Posted by the_Sage on 2014-10-01 00:25:14
Very nice. I agree with your sentiment re second vs first batch; and as D said: that bellyhead is golden. =)
Posted by garyt1 on 2014-10-01 04:39:02
Ghoulorcy guy is awesome, as are the 2 conversions either side.