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notsoevil 12-13-10 03:33 AM

I'm new to 40k (I've yet to play even a demo of 5th edition), but have been a long time fan of Nurgle.

I'm not going Deathguard simply because I want the greatest range of models/vehicles to convert.

The Host of Worms (aka The Host).

Complete with my own insignia:


Chaos Lord: Mathas Skolik, the Infested

Daemon Prince: Lumbricus, The Bloated

Daemon Prince: Omunyongororwa, Sower of Maggots

Great Unclean One: Uod, the Grubfather

Patron God (unmodelled of course): Shallagia, Goat Mother of a Thousand Worms, Bride of Nurgle, Nursemaiden of Woe

First up, WIP shots for my Lord of Pestilence model from Ultraforge.

I asked previously about giving him a jump pack instead of typical daemon wings, simply because his model screams "I'm a giant bloated space marine".

I started with two caps from superglue bottles, which I might add actually looks great as the basis for a jump pack ...

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TP...0/IMG_0809.JPG http://lh5.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TP...0/IMG_0811.JPG

... but it doesn't fit his style.

Onward, I've had this Tyranid something-or-other carapace for a long time. I kept it because it looks pretty Nurgly to me. So, why not use it as the housing for the jet pack. And just so happens, some plastic tubing I have fits perfectly.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TP...0/IMG_0816.JPG http://lh4.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TP...0/IMG_0814.JPG

Looks great from the back, but I'm not so sure I like how it affects his silhouette from the side and front. I think I may scrap the carapace, but keep the "organic jump pack" idea. Or maybe I'll just grind on the carapace for a while to reduce the turtle-effect:

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TP...0/IMG_0819.JPG http://lh5.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TP...0/IMG_0821.JPG

notsoevil 12-13-10 03:35 AM

Carapace is ditched. Too beefy.

Here is the first stage which includes:

1) Flared ends for a jetpack meets tube-worm appearance.
2) Broken armor plates on the shoulders to show how this essentially burst from his back
3) The beginnings of the flesh work and organic-fication of the jump pack.

I will be doing more flesh work of course and the armor plates are not blended in. In fact, I'm going to be grinding them down near the shoulders to make the blending easier and they'll get some wear-and-tear as well.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TQ...0/IMG_0822.JPG http://lh6.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TQ...0/IMG_0823.JPG

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TQ...0/IMG_0825.JPG http://lh5.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TQ...0/IMG_0826.JPG


notsoevil 12-13-10 03:37 AM

Update on Daemon Prince

Added veins, inner jet funk (though instead of organic, it may be painted with an afterglow).
Started wiring, it needs to be blended in to be coming from GS "wounds"

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TQ...0/IMG_0855.JPG http://lh6.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TQ...0/IMG_0856.JPG

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TQ...0/IMG_0857.JPG http://lh6.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TQ...0/IMG_0859.JPG

But notsoevil, why is your guitar string pink?

It isn't guitar string, which is a bitch to work with. My "tubing" is a metal coil bracelet for girls that has the same ribbed look as guitar string, but being super springy and flexible. So flexible in fact, that I inserted a paperclip in to stiffen it up and "shape" it. This is my first time using the material, but so far I'm thoroughly impressed.

Orochi 12-13-10 01:06 PM

Looks good.

What's the sculpting quality of Ultraforge stuff like?

notsoevil 12-13-10 01:21 PM

With the Lord of Pestilence, I'm very impressed. Very multi-layeref; for instance when you look at some of his wounds you can see layers of skin, then some mechanical gubbins, etc. Very nice.

Almost hated to mod him, but he just called out for a jump pack. I think he'd look silly with wings.

Soon I'll be getting their other daemon prince, the Plaguedaemon. First though I think I'll grab their Great Unclean One if I can get my hands on it. They stopped producing it I believe.

Midge913 12-13-10 01:28 PM

Looking great so far! I like the ultraforge stuff and the mod you have done it very original. Looking forward to further progress.

On a side note... Unfortunately you are correct about them not producing the GUO anymore, which I might add is incredibly said seeing it was a might share cooler than the GW model.

notsoevil 12-13-10 05:51 PM


Also, as I was tired of working on the Daemon Prince, I played around with some poster tack and mocked up my next (or concurrent) project, The Dreadbearer (or Plaugenought .. heh).



Essentially, I'm going to hollow out the center of the dread (I think it's called the sarcophagus) and sculpt a Plaguebearer-esque daemon in the middle of it, all wired in.

CLT40k 12-13-10 06:03 PM

Nice converting ... + rep

Khorne's Fist 12-13-10 08:57 PM

Very impressive work on the Lord of Pestilence. The jump pack fits it nicely.

Grins1878 12-13-10 09:34 PM

Nice work man :-)

notsoevil 12-15-10 04:11 PM

Initial cutting into the dread started last night. Not easy when it is already assembled.

Also prepped some Black Reach Terminators to be infested by The Host. About to get 10 more in trade, so I'll have 15 Black Reach termies. Now if I can just get my hands on the proper Chaos bits (arms, heads, weapons) to convert them up right nice.

Doelago 12-15-10 04:13 PM

Looks great this far! :) +rep

Salio 12-15-10 06:54 PM

Very cool. Man, I'm excited to see that lord of pestilence finished. The converting is looking top-notch so far. Keep it up!

notsoevil 12-19-10 05:09 AM

Just a quick shot since I just got up from the work table. Nurgle Terminators based on AOBR Terminators. First of several steps of conversion. I need to get my hands on some Chaos Termie bitz (arms, weapons, etc).


I'll take individual shots later and explain what I'm doing.

Midge913 12-19-10 05:13 AM

I really like the guy with the tube coming out of his face, and the one with the leering face and the tongue. The other sculpted head just looks like a blob but I think that it is just because of the angle of the picture. I also like the cloven feet. It is a great addition that adds a lot of character. Can't wait to see more.

notsoevil 12-19-10 01:54 PM

I'll take better shots later. The blob head is actually more of a hood. Complete with texture and stitching. More pics to come.

Midge913 12-19-10 01:57 PM

Cool. I figured it was just the photo. Looking forward to more pics:)

notsoevil 12-19-10 03:51 PM

Midge913 12-19-10 03:54 PM

Looking good! I like the hood. Adds some excellent contrasting textures to the model.

notsoevil 12-19-10 03:56 PM

I'm going to be using Pestigors as Plaguebearers, so I figured I'd spread some hood-love around my army. :D

Lexington 12-20-10 02:43 AM

*sniff* My little NSE's all growed up! :P

aquatic_foible 12-20-10 05:41 AM

Excellent stuff on the thread so far, sir. Will be following with interest. Also [in case you missed it], link to a really nice way to convert plastic bloodletters into plaguebearers!

notsoevil 12-20-10 09:27 PM

I was already thinking about doing a bloodletter->plaguebearer conversion, but in the interest of saving time/money at the moment, I'll be using Pestigors as Plaguebearers unmodified. Which actually works quite well.

notsoevil 12-21-10 02:57 AM

Update on Daemon Prince

Nothing ground-shaking, but blended the tubes in. All that's left to do with his conversion is to put on his arms, blend in their seams with greenstuff and add a drip to that break in the tube on his back.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TR...0/IMG_0886.JPG http://lh5.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TR...0/IMG_0887.JPG

Update on Terminators

I really like this guy:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TR...0/IMG_0880.JPG http://lh6.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TR...0/IMG_0881.JPG

And this guy's tumors are now veiny:


And now the non-helmed fellow has a half-hood:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TR...0/IMG_0884.JPG http://lh6.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TR...0/IMG_0885.JPG

Midge913 12-21-10 03:08 AM

Looks fantastic! Great conversion work! The greenstuff-fu is with you!+rep

tinfoil 12-21-10 08:33 PM

Nice stuff. I particularly like the terminator with no helmet and a half hood. And the work in the daemon prince. Very nicely textured, very atmospheric.

notsoevil 12-23-10 09:27 PM

Yeah, I'm actually quite pleased with the no helmet guy as well. Normally I hate armored soldiers without helms -- looks ridiculous. But works with this guy with the distended face I think. Creep-factor.

notsoevil 12-29-10 11:45 PM

So, without completing the things I've posted before (though I'm close on the Daemon Prince), I started assembling my run of the mill Chaos Space Marine units.

Getting tired of assembly line cleaning the bits, I decided to treat myself and build out the Aspiring Champion for my first unit. I have 5 Possessed on sprue but have decided to use their bits to build the champs of each unit.

Also, my first combi-weapon, a combi-melta:


Which went on this Aspiring Champion:



http://lh5.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TR...0/IMG_0920.JPG http://lh3.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TR...0/IMG_0919.JPG

Feel like he has the bulk to be a Champion. Had to use the cloven legs -- just so Nurgly and match the cloven feet on my Terminators.

My OCD is dictating that I have 3 ten man units. 2 Meltas + Combi-Melta Champ, 2 Flamers + Combi-Flamer Champ, 2 Plasma + Combi-Plasma Champ. Most optimal configurations? I have no idea, I haven't played yet. But I don't care, it satisfies my brain. :)

notsoevil 01-03-11 01:53 AM

Daemon Prince is done and read to primer/paint. In fact, for the Heresy Online 2011 painting challenge, he's my first up. No real pics to show as his conversion hasn't changed much, but I'll be WIPing pics soon.

Dreadnought has had more layering and work done to his "tubes":


I'm having a hell of a time creating a right arm DCCW though and I don't feel like buying a $20 Ironclad right arm. Robbery.

Terminators have some tummies! Also, you can see my Elephant-man start -- he'll have dual tubes and a mask half covering those tumors:

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TS...0/IMG_0941.JPG http://lh5.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TS...0/IMG_0943.JPG


Updated pose of my first Aspiring Champion buy redoing his legs to be standing instead of running, and changing him to a more commanding pose with combi-melta up and fist pointing.


Also, head for my second Aspiring Champion:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TS...0/IMG_0933.JPG http://lh4.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TS...0/IMG_0934.JPG

notsoevil 01-10-11 02:45 AM

Not a ton to show, but I've decided to use that half-masked head above as my Chaos Lord, once I get around to building him out.

However, here is my second Aspiring Champion, complete with combi-flamer. I think my combi-melta turned out much better and more menacing, but meh .. I still like it:

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TS...0/IMG_0953.JPG http://lh3.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TS...0/IMG_0954.JPG


Also, the tumor faced fellow I showed before now has his hood, plus tubes and "goggles":

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TS...0/IMG_0959.JPG http://lh4.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TS...0/IMG_0960.JPG

Lexington 01-12-11 02:49 AM

I dig Mr. Merrick something fierce. I feel like he should have a Power or Chainfist that's coming apart under the strain of hideous tumors. Given his stance, it would probably look appropo!

notsoevil 01-12-11 03:34 PM

Nice idea actually. Need more tumors cracking armor apart -- my left dccw has one coming from the inside, and another terminator has worms cracking apart his armor (not shown yet).

Thanks for the idea.

notsoevil 01-20-11 11:35 PM

Minor update:

Worms coming from the Daemon Prince -- he's now ready to primer:

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TT...0/IMG_0984.JPG http://lh4.ggpht.com/_fy16IPdZcyI/TT...0/IMG_0985.JPG

My first Rhino, with the beginnings of battle damage that will be bursting with tumors and worms (note the peek-a-boo window):



Dreadnought right arm DCCW:


Also, lookee who I have now!!!!


fish 01-21-11 12:01 AM

A Bloat Thrall from PP may make a good basis for an Oblit..

You just need to make sure you throw him.

Lexington 01-21-11 04:44 AM

Oooo...that Dread CCW arm is coming along nice.

Man, fish, notsoevil and I have been sitting around discussing Obliterator ideas for months now, and somehow neither of us never hit upon that.

notsoevil 01-21-11 01:10 PM

Great model but too static. Would be extremely difficult to make 3 unique ones.

Midge913 01-21-11 01:18 PM

Looking good! I like the DCCW so far, even though personnally I think it is a little too bulky, just a personal thing though. I love that Greater Plague Daemon from Ultraforge. I have been trying to scoop one up for myself but they have stopped producing it from everything I have been able to gather. That DP is looking good too! I like the worms you added to the front, great touch! Keep up the good work mate!

notsoevil 01-21-11 11:24 PM

The DCCW was made way too late one night and I've been hating it.

But once I threw some GS on it, I'm actually changing my opinion. Not sure 100% yet, but I think it's better than buying a $20 bit.

Also, per suggestions on another forum, I shortened the flamer. Now it looks chunky and badass:


Winterous 01-23-11 07:00 AM

Totally watching this.

Djinn24 01-23-11 07:41 AM

I would put the chainsaws on the end of tentacles. The way you have it now reminds me to much of a Khorne arm vs nurgle.

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