Foul blightspawn

Nurgle oozes in mysterious and disgusting ways...

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This was an incredibly fun project. I pushed myself on so many levels I felt that I broke a few plateaus on the way which is always an extremely satisfying feeling.

 

He has proved very difficult to photograph decently so the time has come once again to up my game and possibly photo equipment, but this will have to wait a bit, unfortunately... Fortunately, I got a few pictures of him finished but not fixed to the final base so I got at most of the details I worked into him during the painting process.

First of all, I must say that in my books GW has really hit home with the new Nurgle range and I would like to congratulate the design and sculpting team headed up by Maxime Pastourel (I don't often do this, and they are not paying me I hasten to add).

 

Now to business because I do have a bit to say about this project. I may have developed minor OCD in counting the parts I manufactured for the base and ended up with a total of 278 individual parts... I know: even the hobbyists who know my slightly manic approach raised an eyebrow when I told them...
I tested new ideas particularly the use of epoxy resin which I used to manufacture the transparent lens for his weird backpack/washing machine/sludge mulcher thingy, and also the window panes for the sash window. That sash window was also made to measure using brass modelling profiles (another first for me) and until I painted it it was actually functional, which I found pretty cool and spent - some unkind and narrow-minded souls would say "wasted' - a good hour just playing with it because I was so pleased with it.

 

I went back to using true metal pigments for the metallics because I wanted this scene to be viewable from many different angles and that is practically impossible to achieve using non metallic metals (though one day I will succeed in such a challenge). Then I pulled all the stops out regarding rust, battle damages, decay in all forms and ghastly textures I could think of.

 

Hard work, apparently, sometimes pays off as these efforts and the final piece won the best of show at Strasbourgs' Hammer and Bolter painting contest. 

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