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Hi there guys,

With the launch of Age of Sigmar I have decided to start a new army to go along with it. If you want my opinions about the game itself, check the thread on the warhammer general board, this is going to be purely about army building and the miniatures themselves.

My alliance of choice is Slaves to Darkness. I am going to be taking full advantage of the free form army building format and including a healthy mix of mortals, daemons, skaven and beastmen.

To start off, I have got some Putrid Blightkings with Gutrot Spume as well as some Forsaken and Nurgling Swarms.


Pretty straightforward on the Blightkings. Hugely versatile kits. I decided to slightly tone back the 'daemonic' and focus more on the 'fallen knight' aesthetic (these two along with 'the leper' are the three aspects of nurgle followers). I added in standard Warrior and Forsaken bits to them also. My favourite is definitely the one with the mace and shield, I feel like it has very strong character.


Spume assembled as standard. Big fan of this kit, lots of detail and his pose is very flowing and characterful.


Next for the Forsaken. A lot of people criticise this kit for being too ridiculous, goofy almost, and I can see why. Some of the bits are just too much, especially when it encourages you to have two mutated arms as well as a mutated head. As I did with the Blightkings, I wanted to make them a bit less over the top, a bit more warrior/gladiator, as well as incorporating Blightking bits to define their allegiance to Nurgle. I also tried to keep any mutation consistent. Tentacle head guy has tentacle arm, as well as things like the one without a head (having the mass of eye stalks coming from his torso) with the vestigial person sprouting from their arm. I also added corrosion and texture to the armour and weapons using a dremel to tie them in with the Blightkings. Very happy overall with how these turned out.

I decided to put them on 32mm bases, however I do not have enough spare to base them all, I will have to buy some.

Next time I will be working on my Sorceror. I love the 80's Realm of Chaos vibe going on in this army so far, so for my Nurgle Sorceror, what better than an actual Realm of Chaos mini? I have tracked down the 'Bell Staff and Sword' miniature from the CH5 'Champions of Nurgle' series and will be receiving him in the post soon.



Until next time!
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Hi guys


Sorceror arrived, so I got right to work making him battle ready. The base model is quite nice, so it required little modification.




Firstly, the model had the old Nurgle mark on his forehead. While I have no problem with retro citadel, the old Nurgle icon is undeniably... phallic... (Which is probably the reason they standardised the triad). I filed down his head and sculpted it flat, before adding a trio of boils mimicking the newer Nurgle symbol.

My next modification was on the staff. I originally was going to change it entirely, but decided I was quite fond of the bell image. I decided to make it more defined however. On the model there is a maggot and some clutter which joins it to the bottom of the gap in the staff. I decided to chop this all out and replace it with a slightly smaller bell from the Blightking kit. Finally, the haft of his knife was slightly large, I believe it was supposed to be the end of a bone, but I didn't like the way it looked, so I chopped the haft off a Blightking weapon of gnarled wood.

Beyond that I added liquid greenstuff to fill gaps and add some texture. Regarding the base, I kept it simple but instead of a normal skeleton, I used one from a Chaos Marine banner which has some goop or slime on it, which I will paint in the same way as the goo on the Sorceror's sword. Perhaps he is a recent victim of a noxious spell?


When I was scouring my bits box for various nurgley bits, I found this cute little vulture mini. I believe he is from the TK Screaming Skull Catapult, but he makes a perfect familiar for my Sorceror so I put him on his own base.


As well as my Sorceror, I have been working on some painting test pieces. Nothing to see really, but I have a clear idea of what I am going to go for. If you have seen my Plague Marine in the painting and modelling forum, I will use the same rusty chipped armour technique, along with a bloody, scabrous skin tone. I do want to fully model my first section before I paint however, since I plan to paint them all in one go to make the weathering as consistent as possible (check my salt/hairspray weathering tutorial out in the tutorial section if you are wondering what I mean).

However by next time I will most likely have started my first 5 Blightkings, so stay tuned!

In the near future I plan on purchasing a cohort of Skavenslaves armed with slings to add model count to my burgeoning warband. I am also considering the addition of a Jabberslythe.

Until next time!
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Hi guys, got an update for you,

I have finished painting my first 5 Blightkings. Quite happy with how they turned out.




I went with chipped, rusting armour using the hairspray weathering technique and a sepia tones armour colour. To contrast this I went with an almost healthy skin tone, rather than the pale, rotting colours you usually see on Nurgle. I made use of a lot of tonal washes as well as quite vivid layering to make it seem bruised and bloody. Lots of rust and verdigris on various dark metal tones to complement this.











Looking forward to applying these techniques onto different minis now that the Blightkings are done. The Forsaken are primed, and I have just started to build a newly bought regiment of Stormvermin, so watch out for those in the near future.
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Looking great there, nice to finally see some fantasy getting some love, way to much 40K in here

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I agree they look really great, I especially like the more healthy skin tone and sepia colouring. It really makes a change to see that scheme.
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These guys are looking really good. I think they might be missing some contrast though. All of the colours appear very mid-toned. I wouldn't go so far as to suggest black lining, but a similar practice using a mix of nuln oil, [brown] wash, and water applied in the deeper folds and creases would really make these guys pop.

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Thanks guys. @Kreuger I agree, although the lighting does seem to desaturate them quite substantially. I have gone back and added some faint brown washes to break up the different sections of the model and make it all a bit more defined however.

Made some pretty huge progress since my last update.

First off, here is my fully painted Sorceror, Samson the Harbinger and his familiar. I was not a fan of how the vulture familiar was turning out so it was substituted for this pair of Nurglings. It also allowed me to test out how I am going to paint my Nurgling swarms.










Really happy with how these guys turned out. The Sorceror was a joy to paint.


Next up are the Forsaken, the Cursed 7. My lore for them is that the warband is permanently cursed by having 7 Forsaken, whenever one falls in battle, another warrior mutates to fill his place. It is a reminder of a past transgression (perhaps a failure at the Siege of Altdorf by Spume?) by Nurgle.
















Not much to say about these. Spent nowhere near the same amount of time on them that I did the Sorceror or Blightkings, but they are passable for the tabletop.


I have also started work on Gutrot Spume as well as the first 10 of my Stormvermin. Only done the armour so far.





Tomorrow I will be assembling the Jabberslythe, so I will keep you all updated.
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That sorcerer is brilliant. His look is intense and very disturbing, just as a madman in the thrall of the lord of rot should be.
I also like the way you have used the purples on the nurgling familiars, it ties in nicely with the forsaken and their various mutations.
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Very striking. I think you have exactly enough saturation on the sorcerer. His colours look almost too rich, but I think it's really working for you to make him a center piece.

And looking at his face, I think he's what Mickey Rourke would look like as a sorcerer of Nurgle.

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I love the armour on the Stormvermin, is it finished of is there more to come on that bit..??

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