Wednesday, 5 April 2017

"The Hale And Hearty Wilted Before The Pestilent Storm..."

"...And the very lands heaved with vile corruptions, the ground churning with unnatural growths."
These two 28mm Plaguebearers come from the “Games Workshop” Plaguebearers of Nurgle boxed set, and have been painted identically to the other plaguesword-wielding servants of the Great Unclean One I have recently added to my ever-expanding Befouling Host of Nurgle. Indeed, with these grotesque multi-part plastic miniatures finished, my unit of pimple-covered lesser daemons will soon be able to attract so many buzzing flies that in "Age Of Sigmar" they'll force any opponent to "subtract two from" their Hit Rolls made during the Shooting Phase, "as well as subtracting one from any Hit Rolls that targets" them in the Combat Phase.

Despite so much "rancid flesh" still currently awaiting some pigmentation, I have spent a little of my hobby-time over the past few days working on "Wizkids" "Indyclix" model of Torquemada. This formerly pre-painted figure of Termight's one-time Chief of the Tube Police still has some way to go before being finished, but I'm confident once I've completed inking his purple cape that Terra's tyrant will soon be leading a small force of Terminators in some games of "Mutants And Death Ray Guns" by "Ganesha Games".
Torquemada WIP - The Grand Master of Termight has had his flesh and cloak painted
In addition to finishing off some of the miniatures from last month's project, I have also been focusing on a few Boromites from "Beyond The Gates Of Antares". These "roving people with their own distinctive ways" are already proving something of a challenge on account of the sheer detail found upon their sculpts.

Initially I had hoped to simply shade their bumpy grey hide with "Citadel" Nuln Oil, before 'picking out' their plasma carbines and attire in a suitably 'easy to paint' colour. But having started work on a test figure from the "Warlord Games" Overseer Squad blister, and been rather taken by the mining race's 'official' yellow colour scheme, I have somewhat changed both tack and palette, and now plan to slowly work my way up each figure, carefully layering their reflex armour, numerous pouches and extra weaponry, before applying the appropriate washes over each area.
Boromite Ganger WIPs - The plasma carbine-carrying soldier has had his reflex armour painted
This extra attention is already adding to the time it is taking me to progress my first Boromite Ganger. However, I'm still reasonably confident that I have days enough left during the coming weeks to finish my three-man Overseer Squad, five-man Gang Fighters and five-man Work Gang (with Mass Compactors). I also think the 'flint-hearted rock-dogs' will look much better for it as well.

As the ultimate goal for this painting push' is my ability to field a 500 point Scouting Force, I have subsequently opened, and started basing/priming an extra box of Gang Fighters and Work Gangers. These 'reinforcements' will take my total model count to twenty-three figures, and once I have upgraded my Overseer to being armed with a Tractor Maul (as per the leader's sculpt) then my Boromite army will fit this selection tally perfectly.

18 comments:

  1. Almost there with the plaguebearers Simon,just two to finish now ?
    Torquemada is coming on nicely, the head could do with something to draw the eye in as a focal point.
    Great progress on the Boromites

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    1. Thanks Dave. Four more to do, and then I may well hang up my Plaguebearer hat for a while ;-) Torquemada is now finished and hopefully the dark eyes and highlights around that area of armour will do as you suggest. I did think about painting his headpieces emblem gold, to match his chest, but then felt the eye would be drawn to either of those.

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  2. More superb work on the Plaguebearers -will we get to see the whole force when all are done?

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    1. I'll post up the twenty-strong unit of Plaguebearers just as soon as I've finished the final four, Leon.

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  3. I do love a Plaguebearer first thing in the morning! Another cracking piece Simon.

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    1. Cheers Michael. Much appreciated.

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  4. At last - Torquemada is getting some more paint applied. He is coming along nicely. His paint scheme looks a lot like Slambo's, which is not a bad thing.
    Those Boromites are going to look very smart once you finish them. Go, Simon, go!

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    1. Thanks Bryan. Torquemada is already finished, so hopefully you'll see the finished mini soon, along with some Terminator WIPs. My Boromite test piece is also close to completion too.

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  5. Be pure. Be vigilant. Behave. Top work

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    1. Cheers Martin. What a great quote to head a posting with ;-)

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  6. Torquemada is coming along mate, v nice!

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    1. Cheers Gordon. He's all done now.

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  8. I'm hoping the new PB's will add the luck you need to win your next battle!

    Torquemada is going to be a good'n I think. Pointy head and all.

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    1. Thanks Dai. I'm actually considering painting another ten at some point and fielding a 30-strong 300pt unit ;-) A finished old "Pointy head" should be posted up tomorrow.

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  9. http://rednekkzmekshop.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/needs-more-gribbly.html you'll find some `gribbly' inspiration on this site.

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    1. Cheers the link, Phil. I'll be following them for sure :-)

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