Experimenting with Nurgle part 1.

One day, maybe at the end of this year or even early next year, I want to make a Nurgle Legion.

They’re vile and grotesque and just so down right ugly how could I not want to do something with them?

Having never done anything Nurgle Based before I plan on experimenting a bit beforehand with a few things. Painting techniques, greenstuff and melting plastic.

Today I built and painted some plague bearers because I wanted to see how I went with skin tones, pustules and open sores.

Wudugast from

https://convertordie.wordpress.com

Suggested that I go for purple-blue tones as opposed to the stereotypical green. I decided to do a bit of both and started with a pale green and then built up layers by dry brushing darker greens, purples, light brown and a little blue. Then I followed up with scab red for a bruised look. The pustules were difficult but when I washed with Crimson and then dry brushed with blood they turned out ok. Not amazing but ok. I’m quite happy with my first attempts but looking at the photos I can definitely see I need to improve. A stand out for me is the Fly headed dude. I’ve seen him done orange, red and pale grey eyes so I went for blue and I think it looks cool.

I hope you share your thoughts and most of all any advice is always appreciated.

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21 thoughts on “Experimenting with Nurgle part 1.”

  1. Cheers for the shout out mate. Those are looking good – my only criticisms would be to agree with Ruins that you should thin the washes a little and do a little highlighting of the puckered flesh around the wounds. Otherwise though those are really nice (nasty?) – that Nurgle legion is going to look amazing. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks mate and my pleasure. When I look at them I feel they’re still a bit two dimensional and i think you’re right, high lighting should do the trick. Never really done that before though but now is the best time to try. Thanks again.

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  2. Great test pieces mate, they certainly look suitably gross! Nurgle is such a good faction for conversions and creativity, so looking forward to this progressing πŸ™‚

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    1. I’d never really looked at them before because they don’t have guns haha but then I thought hang on PLAGUE MARINES and plague guard etc. Then I got to looking at the demons and thought hell yeah this could be really fun and cool. However, I have set myself some goals so this project will come together more cohesively later down the track. I will put up my tests etc though. Thanks for the comments mate.

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  3. I actually prefer the purple look to the standard green – I did something similar with my Plague Marines. The ghoul set is a good one to mix with plague bearers if you want some more hunched poses. Also the blight kings make interesting Heralds for Nurgle.

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    1. Thanks Carlo. They were based with green which, up close, you can see. I think next time I’ll try and show a bit more green. Love the purple though. I imagine their whole bodies soft squishy and bruised hehe

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    1. Afte Wudugast suggesting I don’t do the stereotypical green the bruised idea came to me straight away. Thanks for the much appreciated feedback mate. I look forward to seeing your Nurgles. Your painting skills are incredible so I can just imagine how cool they’ll look. I’m loving your LOTR items.

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