I was keen to show off some Work-In-Progress images of this guy as part of the ‘No Guts, No Glory’ series, particularly as those pieces have all been about finding out what I can do with the (amazing) Putrid Blightkings kit and this one has stretched my adventures with those particular models well beyond anything I’ve tried before. However in the end it wasn’t to be, beyond a quick snapshot here. However, unlike a lot of models where there’s a comprehensible – if only tacked together – shape fairly early on, this one stayed as a pile of disparate bits right up to the very end. It wasn’t until the last moment (and a few hair-raising eleventh-hour tweaks) that I got to see the finished piece myself and confirm that it was all actually going to work.
It’s with tremendous relief then that I get to see him finished (incarnated?). Obviously this could have been a trainwreck but I’m glad I persevered. Take a look:
He’s a fairly big lad, even leaving aside the fact that he’s in mid-air, which – in my opinion – is how a daemon prince should be (big not flying!). Here he is next to my Nurgly Dreadnaught Igorin Rotbringer.
And buzzing over the heads of the worshipful ranks of the Rotten Souls.
So what do you think? Is this another dread summoning for my daemonic legions or should I have left him to gestate in some toxic sump a little longer? Let me know in the box below.
July 18th, 2015 at 2:46 pm
July 18th, 2015 at 2:52 pm
Cheers mate 🙂
July 19th, 2015 at 4:12 am
Great work! Nice and gribbly.
July 19th, 2015 at 11:04 am
Cheers – that’s what I was going for!
July 20th, 2015 at 5:17 am
That looks great. Nice palette.
July 21st, 2015 at 10:48 am
Thanks! Almost entirely done with washes on the flesh and drybrushing on the chitin (because I’m actually pretty lazy!)
July 21st, 2015 at 11:53 am
Lazy schmazy, I’m no drybrushing snob. It’s a valid technique that can give excellent results, as it has here. Keep it up!
July 20th, 2015 at 7:13 am
Oh man, that is disgusting, (in the best possible way of course), he is a fantastic DP. Great conversion and lovely putrid paint scheme, but I am also particularly impressed by the base on this guy – nice job fella!
July 25th, 2015 at 9:23 pm
Thanks – I’m really pleased with the base myself (but then I could probably paint rust and Nurgly gunge all day quite happily).
July 21st, 2015 at 12:53 am
Yeah that is gloriously disgusting. Definitely worth the wait to see! Amazing work mate.
Has he seen a battle yet?
July 25th, 2015 at 9:31 pm
High praise indeed mate, cheers! No battles for him so far (but then very few of my models ever get to see dice rolled in anger – I’m just pleased to have made him) 🙂
August 29th, 2015 at 9:35 am
Just recently discovered your blog, and I love your work! I play Renegades myself, so I might end up stealing some of your ideas hehe
August 30th, 2015 at 10:01 am
Cheers! And steal away – I’m forever nicking ideas off other people so it’s only natural that they keep circulating 🙂
October 10th, 2015 at 10:44 am
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