Chaos God of Old Night
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: The Eternal Night
Next up is Typhus the Traveller, commander of the 1st Company and the Zombie Fleets!
Very proud of this figure and I consider him one of my best so far. I wanted to keep Typhus' appearance similar to the rest of the army so I used my army's details rather than the boxart to paint in the areas where he differed such as the robes and the eyes. The white helmet was a coat of Ulthuan Grey, recess shaded with Agrax Earthshade and the eyes in Soulstone Blue. I went with Screamer Pink for the larger tubes to mimic the previous figures and because fleshy wires are so much more Death Guard than just black and yellow hazard markings. For the Manreaper I went with the worn brass appearance, but heavily drybrushed Stormhost Silver across the blade to make the edge sharp and to make the rest of the scythe look rusted. Dryad Bark washed with Druchii Violet for the wooden handle, and the little Nurgling hanging off him was a wash of Athonian Camoshade over Rakarth Flesh.
The Destroyer Hive was a full coat of Celestra Grey followed by a heavy wash of Guilliman Blue and then Waywatcher Green. I went for a smoky look for the flies, they are literally made of the smog rather than being real creatures in it, but did their eyes in yellow to reflect a Daemonic nature. Finally I painted the shattered Imperial masonry in Mech Standard Grey, the pipes in Leadbelcher, and washed both heavily with Agrax Earthshade. A base of Stirland Battlemire completed the figure, and i'm very happy with the result!