Realm of Plagues – Part 3

Cast your collective minds back to November last year and you’ll recall this happy looking gentleman; the champion for my squad of Nurgle terminators based on the Putrid Blightkings. He’s been progressing slowly ever since but a few days ago I decided to crack on and actually get him finished. Here’s how he looked last time we saw him:convertordie_nurgle_terminator__3_

And here he is now:Nurgle Terminators ConvertOrDie (1)


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And side by side with his sole (current) squadmate:Nurgle Terminators ConvertOrDie (7)

I have high hopes that I’ll get the icon bearer finished soon as well, and have even started putting together a fourth member of the squad. Watch this space!

17 responses to “Realm of Plagues – Part 3

  • Alex

    He’s so cool! Love it mate – the finished squad will look awesome!

  • Janice Duke

    Look at his adorable Nurgling face! *Squee*

    • Wudugast

      I’ll take that as praise 🙂 With something like Nurgle there can be a danger of delving too far into the horror. Much more than the other gods he needs a bit of light relief to offset all the guts/rotting corpses/etc. I wanted to bring that bit of Nurgle cheer back in to balance out the rest of the squad, and by making it the face of the squad’s champion I could really put it in the spotlight, allowing me to make things as grim as I wanted everywhere else.

      • Janice Duke

        Do! I usually find Nurgle really hard to get into. I much prefer the others, especially Tzeentch 😉 I can handle all the skulls and blood that Khorne chucks around, and as for Slaanesh, well, I’m sure there are about a million jokes you could make about handling all those tits 😛 But with Nurgle its all about the gross, which is just… gross. The nurgling side of him seems weirdly appealling though, kinda jolly! It gives all the gross some context that makes it a bit more impressive and less yuck 🙂

      • Wudugast

        Precisely – without the jolly elements Nurgle becomes almost bland. All the character comes from those cheerful elements, without them it’s just gross-out horror, which over a large collection of models becomes rather drab once it’s lost its shock value. Every Nurgle model you see has its guts hanging out so it’s got no punch any more. The fact that they look happy about it makes it creepy all over again though. It also plays nicely into the philosophy of the faction. They know their fate and have embraced it. Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow (or even later today) we rot. It also leads to an interesting friction between Nurgle and Tzeentch. Nurgle is predicated around the idea that you cannot change your destiny, rich or poor, weak or strong, we all die and rot. Tzeentch relies on hope, the idea that no matter how desperate things might be you can change your fate. Nurgle says ‘all men must die’, Tzeentch says ‘but not today’.

  • krautscientist

    I’ll be the first to admit that I wasn’t quite sold on the WIP version, mostly because that face is just a bit too jolly for my taste 😉 That being said, you’ve really managed to change my mind, as the paintjob just brings it all together very well. And that grille you’ve added to the breastplate provides the perfect extra bit of 40k-tech. Excellent work on this chap!

    • Wudugast

      Truth be told there was a while there where that happy face was the only bit of the model I did like! 😉 I liked the bare ceramite in theory but in practice it was just too bare, it wasn’t until I added the grill on his chest that it all started to come together again. Glad I managed to change your mind 🙂

  • imperialrebelork

    Whoa! One of your best Id say. I love the bits of rust and the crazed look in his face. He looks ecstatic at the thought of an oncoming bloody battle. I like the remnants of battle on the base too.


    Awesome piece! Great sculpting on the torso. The colour scheme keeps on rocking too, great stuff 🙂

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! I’ll admit there were moments I wasn’t too sure about the torso but I think adding the grill sorted it in the end. Glad you like him (and apologies for the delay in replying – not sure how I managed to overlook this for two whole months!)

  • Troll Panzuto

    That’s how you do it, I love his smiling nasty face 😀

    • Wudugast

      Thanks very much! I’ve always liked the carnival aspect of Nurgle, the celebration of life soon to pass rather than the bemoaning of inevitable death, and I find it helps to counterbalance the more horrifying and gory side of the models. Glad you like him 🙂

  • Realm of Plagues – Part 4 | Convert or Die

    […] the completion of the champion for my squad of Nurgle worshipping terminators I decided to strike whilst the iron was hot and get the squad’s icon bearer finished off as well. […]

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