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Robert’s 40k Weekend Continued.

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About the Project

A little project to document my involvement in the OTT 40K Weekend and my continued work on my Nurgle and Death Guard Army. Other Chaos factions maybe present.

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Back to painting....Go me!

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Back to painting....Go me!
Back to painting....Go me!
Back to painting....Go me!
Back to painting....Go me!
Back to painting....Go me!

More Nurgle Madness

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More Nurgle Madness
More Nurgle Madness
More Nurgle Madness
More Nurgle Madness

Nurgeeder done.

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Well it needs painted but all the converting is done… until I prime it, see stuff I don’t like and add more to it.

My Streak is Broken...

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So I got to Day 65 (Friday) and did so work on the Nurgle Speeder (Nurgeeder).  Saturday I was at OTT HQ playing some games and wasn’t home until 11.20pm, and I said fuck it, I’m going to bed.  Yesterday (Sunday), I didn’t do anything either so the streak is over.

Going to concentrate on a few other projects for a wee while – Flames of War, Kings of War and SPQR – but will finish the converting on the Nurgeeder first!

My Streak is Broken...
My Streak is Broken...

Day 61, 62, 63

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Day 61, 62, 63

Day 58, 59, 60 - Slowly but surely

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Day 55, 56, 57 - Nurgino Progress and I found another Blight-Hauler!

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Day 55, 56, 57 - Nurgino Progress and I found another Blight-Hauler!

The Nurgino is currently at the stage were it looks completely shit.  Agrax Skillwash and more weathering will come to the rescue as it always does 🙂

I also found another Blight-Hauler, so I am going to do something different with it.  I am questioning myself….

 

Day 55, 56, 57 - Nurgino Progress and I found another Blight-Hauler!

Very conscious that I haven’t finished much recently, so do need to start focusing on the painting aspect of the project… as well as finishing my Germans, opening my SPQR and Warcry… Ah!!!!

Day 52, 53, 54 - Building and painting, building and painting.

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Got a couple more characters from Conquest ready for priming. Got a couple more characters from Conquest ready for priming.
Finished my pox walkers, and got these all ready for priming as well. Finished my pox walkers, and got these all ready for priming as well.
Spent a bit of time trying to get a nice flesh effect... I have since re-uncoated this!  Spent a bit of time trying to get a nice flesh effect... I have since re-uncoated this!
More progress on the Nurgino!  More progress on the Nurgino!

Day 51 - A bad day for Irish Rugby

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so I sculpted Nurgle tits!

Nurgle Tits... I would! Nurgle Tits... I would!
The Lloyd.  The Lloyd.
Mr Tayto, not satisfied with spreading obesity and heart disease in the 21st century, has teamed up with Papa Nurgle to spread plague and pox in the 41st millennium. Mr Tayto, not satisfied with spreading obesity and heart disease in the 21st century, has teamed up with Papa Nurgle to spread plague and pox in the 41st millennium.

Day 49/50 - Nurgle Fashion Show

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Pox-Walkers with hatsPox-Walkers with hats
Pox-Walker in a kilt sans sporran.  It may get added or I am calling it a skirt and adding nurgle boobs and a perm.Pox-Walker in a kilt sans sporran. It may get added or I am calling it a skirt and adding nurgle boobs and a perm.
Same model, different look.Same model, different look.
Day 49/50 - Nurgle Fashion Show
My fav.  A bit weird though! My fav. A bit weird though!

Day 48 - More of the same

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Went a bit nuts with this one.  Went a bit nuts with this one.
Swapped the missiles and gave it a proper Nurgle Missile Launcher :) Swapped the missiles and gave it a proper Nurgle Missile Launcher :)
Washes on the Nurgino and floaty thing.  Nasty!    Washes on the Nurgino and floaty thing. Nasty!
Don't think I showed his ponytail!  Don't think I showed his ponytail!

Day 47 - Top of the World, Ma...

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Some days are good days and today was one of those days.  Added some paint to the Nurgino and experimented with some new Contrast paints I picked up on Saturday.  The Death Guard Green was deliberately painted in two thick coats with an old and too small brush as I don’t want it looking perfect (not that I would be able to achieve that anyway!)  Tomorrow I will shade and highlight the Green and then tidy up the tentacles and decide on a scheme.  The colours I used today will be grand for the odd tentacle, but I will mainly concentrate on using the greens, browns and yellows I have already used on the daemons.

I also added a wash to the faces of the wee cultists I sculpted faces for and think they look grand.  Pretty happy with myself and it isn’t often I say that about hobby stuff I do.

Finally, more rollmaker and green stuff work on the Blight-haulers.  I’m tempted to do something a bit more radical with main body on the tentacle mouthed one to really set it off as different.

Anyway, if you are looking at this you want to see pictures, not the shite I am spitting out of my keyboard!

Day 47 - Top of the World, Ma...
Rough as a badger's ass, not that I have touched a badger's ass to known how rough they are.    Rough as a badger's ass, not that I have touched a badger's ass to known how rough they are.
I think he looks like Pat Roach - who upon searching the internet to help remember his name, found out he died in 2004.  Loved him in Auf Wiedersehen Pet :(I think he looks like Pat Roach - who upon searching the internet to help remember his name, found out he died in 2004. Loved him in Auf Wiedersehen Pet :(
My tribute to LotRs! My tribute to LotRs!
Day 47 - Top of the World, Ma...
Tempted to take the clippers and drill to this before I add more green stuff just to change things up.  .  Tempted to take the clippers and drill to this before I add more green stuff just to change things up. .

Day 44, 45 & 46 - Another Boring B-Side...

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...Another Load of Tat!

Day 44, 45 & 46 - Another Boring B-Side...

Again not much to report.  Saturday (Day 44) was spent playing games and I only built the two Chaos Marines above.  Sunday (Day 45) was spent watching rugby, eating chicken, napping and watching TV, but I did start to work on building and converting two Myphitic Blight-hauler and tonight I spent 20 minutes on them as well.  While not much was achieved, it is progress and that is the whole point of this.  A little bit every day, makes Nurgle a happy Chaos God.

Day 44, 45 & 46 - Another Boring B-Side...

Day 42 & 43

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Day 42 & 43
Day 42 & 43

Again not much to report as I have been mainly working on 15mm Germans.  Yesterday (Day 42) I added saddle brown and sickly flesh to the Floaty Thing… and today (Day 43) I primed my Nurghino (whose name is Ivana Infectu).

Day 40 & 41

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Day 40 & 41

The last couple of days I have been busy with other things so haven’t gotten a lot done.

On Tuesday, Chaos Army wise, I just started to built the above Warp Smith. I am 99% sure I didn’t order this, as while I am foolish, I wouldn’t have ordered this is Finecast. I am pretty sure GW sent it to me by mistake and I just put it on a shelf… I ordered something else new around the time of release and this was also in the order (possibly a Helldrake???).

Anyway, it is a terrible cast and that is the first time I have been close to binning a model but I won’t let the fucker beat me, he will be built and made look reasonable despite the shitty material it is cast in. Saying that, anything else I got in Finecast (well paid for) has been fairly decent (and mostly Nurgle)… one missing talon on Huron Blackheart has been my only problem… which may have been the same order as this… hmmm!

Day 40 & 41

The only real progress I made today, Wednesday, was undercoating the Cultists I converted. Will be interesting to add paint…

One of the reasons I haven’t gotten much done is I have been searching for models and tidying my shed so I can get back to painting in comfort and space. I found quite a bit for my Chaos Project (didn’t find Huron Blackheart though and the Helldrake is in a box somewhere). While the shed is tidy… the dining room table isn’t!

Day 40 & 41

Day 39 - Zero focus

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The focus is more on the photos I tried to take… nothing was in it!  Anyway, have added more detail to the Plague Drones, and did more tentacle things.  Going to do some painting tomorrow, as I have plenty built and plenty of ideas floating around in my head for paint schemes.

All the other photos were out of focus.  Still a bit to tidy up on these.All the other photos were out of focus. Still a bit to tidy up on these.
Day 39 - Zero focus
I do worry that paint is going to hide all these wee marks I have made... I do worry that paint is going to hide all these wee marks I have made...

Day 38 - Today I challenged my Bob Olley...

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...Bob Ross has nothing on him!

Some of you may be wondering who Bob Olley is… SHAME!  SHAME!  SHAME!

Anyway I tried my hand at a bit more advanced converting today and tried sculpting faces onto a couple of models…  Hopefully they will paint up ok… weathering and the fact they are Chaos should allow me to hid the shit bits.

He's got a massive head!  Looks more Dwarf than anything.  Also has a pony tail at the back but forgot to take pictures of the Lloyd.He's got a massive head! Looks more Dwarf than anything. Also has a pony tail at the back but forgot to take pictures of the Lloyd.
Looks better in real life, hopefully it is smooth enough.  I do need to watch a tutorial or two, then I might have an idea what I am doing.  Looks better in real life, hopefully it is smooth enough. I do need to watch a tutorial or two, then I might have an idea what I am doing.
Just a change in position of the arm and a grenade instead of a club thing.Just a change in position of the arm and a grenade instead of a club thing.
Same mini from Dark Vengeance, think they look different enough now.   Same mini from Dark Vengeance, think they look different enough now.
Adding more detail.... The limitation of plastic is somewhat apparent on these.Adding more detail.... The limitation of plastic is somewhat apparent on these.
Experimental tentacle... I have an idea!Experimental tentacle... I have an idea!

Day 37 - I did very little today.

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Busy with other stuff but did a couple of things to keep the streak going.  Finished cleaning the Plague Drones I bought of eBay, and built the new Typhus model that came with Warhammer Conquest.  The older model is nicer – I have it built somewhere but the flies will be nice to paint.

Should get more done tomorrow.

Day 37 - I did very little today.
Day 37 - I did very little today.

Day 36 - A bit of cleaning...

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A bath in Dettol and then a brush of White Spirit.  Ready for an undercoat.A bath in Dettol and then a brush of White Spirit. Ready for an undercoat.
Actually really like the Possessed kit.  Actually really like the Possessed kit.
One day I will finish building Dark Vengeance! One day I will finish building Dark Vengeance!

Day 666 - Woe to you, oh earth and sea, for the Devil...

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...sends the Bloodletters to try my patience

Unlike Warren I was allowed to buy Iron Maiden albums when I was a kid, which explains a lot 🙂

Anyway, first 10 Bloodletters built.  I don’t mind them as models, they are quite nice (and they bodies would make great fishmen with a bit of conversion) but they have too many parts for rank and file infantry.  Plenty of little gaps to fill as well.

Also trying to do some actual sculpting, big learning curve as apart from fixing broken weapons or filling gaps this isn’t something I have done a lot of in my past.

Gaps will be filled later... yeah!Gaps will be filled later... yeah!
Tzeentch Bikers love their metal! Tzeentch Bikers love their metal!
Messing around on Chaos CultistsMessing around on Chaos Cultists
Day 666 - Woe to you, oh earth and sea, for the Devil...
Need to plan better... I always say that, but I really do.  Need to plan better... I always say that, but I really do.
Possessed - Killer band as well.  Possessed - Killer band as well.

Day 34 - Finished... Not Doing Anymore...

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...Famous Last Words!

Day 34 - Finished... Not Doing Anymore...
Day 34 - Finished... Not Doing Anymore...
Day 34 - Finished... Not Doing Anymore...
Yes, you are right, I am finally going to build the Chaos out of Dark Vengeance!  Yes, you are right, I am finally going to build the Chaos out of Dark Vengeance!

Day 33 - Papa Nurgle and a Rhino walk into a bar

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Day 33 - Papa Nurgle and a Rhino walk into a bar
Day 33 - Papa Nurgle and a Rhino walk into a bar

Day 32 - She's going to be a slugger!

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Started work on a Nurgle Rhino... you think I'd have more sense!Started work on a Nurgle Rhino... you think I'd have more sense!

Day 31 - Another boring update...

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...if it let's me!

This is so much fun to do!  This is so much fun to do!
Foot on Skull!Foot on Skull!
Magic Flames!Magic Flames!
Magic flames!Magic flames!

Day 30 - 2 Hours of my life...

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Day 30 - 2 Hours of my life...
Day 30 - 2 Hours of my life...
Day 30 - 2 Hours of my life...

Think this will paint up nice.

PS. Dear Spam Protection Thing… I may post a lot and most of it is crap, but I am not spam! You will not identity me as processed meat… You also really need to meet my friend Gwen…

Day 29 - You know when I said I needed a break...

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Day 29 - You know when I said I needed a break...
Day 29 - You know when I said I needed a break...
Above are the finished bits... well, need mould lines removed!Above are the finished bits... well, need mould lines removed!
Need more gribbles! Need more gribbles!

Day 28 - Today I Was Inspired By Gene Simmons...

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...True Story Bro!

Ten internet points for the best Cunning Linguist joke!  Ten internet points for the best Cunning Linguist joke!

Just more of the same today, all rather boring. I have gotten a bit carried away with it all.  I also got too excited at the start and should have sat down and planned better rather than just whipping it out and getting stuck into the action!

Adding a membrane/wing type thing to the tentacles.  Going to add veins with very thin wire.  Adding a membrane/wing type thing to the tentacles. Going to add veins with very thin wire.
The other set of tentacles.  The other set of tentacles.
Day 28 - Today I Was Inspired By Gene Simmons...
Arms. Arms.
Day 28 - Today I Was Inspired By Gene Simmons...
I should really have cut into the body, rather than just add everything on top of the plastic model, but this was due to a lack of planning.  KISS I ain't!I should really have cut into the body, rather than just add everything on top of the plastic model, but this was due to a lack of planning. KISS I ain't!

Need to take a wee break from this.  Khorne Bloodletters are on the cards.  I bought a Chaos Demon box years ago, it had 10 Pink Horrors, 10 Daemonettes, 5 Seekers and 20 Bloodletters… each Bloodletter has 8 parts… FML!

Day 27 - Balls 'Til Ya...

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...or How I Make Pustules!

Make appropriately sized green stuff balls the day before.  Slice in half.  Make appropriately sized green stuff balls the day before. Slice in half.
Stick on model with some Brown Stuff (the putty, not the poo), and sculpt to you get desired affect.  Brown stuff is easier to make gribby in my experience.  Yours may vary!  Stick on model with some Brown Stuff (the putty, not the poo), and sculpt to you get desired affect. Brown stuff is easier to make gribby in my experience. Yours may vary!
Repeat if needed!  Repeat if needed!
Bigger balls can be sliced into more bits, what ever size is best for you!Bigger balls can be sliced into more bits, what ever size is best for you!
You can flatten your balls to make different shaped pustules.  You can flatten your balls to make different shaped pustules.

Day 26 - Armed and Dangerous

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Forgot to add these yesterday... not fussed on the new version, the old metals had so much more charm... bloody expensive on eBay though!Forgot to add these yesterday... not fussed on the new version, the old metals had so much more charm... bloody expensive on eBay though!

Day 26 - Nurglefiend continued!

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Day 26 - Nurglefiend continued!
Day 26 - Nurglefiend continued!
All stuck together, so I have a better idea where to add gribbly bits.  All stuck together, so I have a better idea where to add gribbly bits.
Day 26 - Nurglefiend continued!
No Nurgle model is complete without bowels on the outside!No Nurgle model is complete without bowels on the outside!
Adding a bit more of a 3D look to the detail.Adding a bit more of a 3D look to the detail.
Going to let it harden over night.  Going to let it harden over night.

Day 26 - Converting a Maulerfiend.

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I began by gluing together the head, neck and body.  In addition, I found lots of Nurgle bits.  I had been saving the GUO head for a Rhino, but this is better!  I began by gluing together the head, neck and body. In addition, I found lots of Nurgle bits. I had been saving the GUO head for a Rhino, but this is better!
Head is cut away to fit on new head.  Head is cut away to fit on new head.
Head is glued and now ready for some green stuff.  The reason for using green stuff, it was at hand and it is probably 5 years old, so want to get it used.  Head is glued and now ready for some green stuff. The reason for using green stuff, it was at hand and it is probably 5 years old, so want to get it used.
Day 26 - Converting a Maulerfiend.
Day 26 - Converting a Maulerfiend.
Starting to blend the head together. Starting to blend the head together.
Day 26 - Converting a Maulerfiend.
Beginning to Nurgle the neck.Beginning to Nurgle the neck.
Day 26 - Converting a Maulerfiend.
Beginning to Nurgle the body.  Beginning to Nurgle the body.

Day 25 - It has all gone a bit Tzeentch!

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Even Papa Nurgle needs some help to spread his festering love, and I have gathered up quite a few different Chaos bits over the years.  While I was searching for some old metal Plague Bearers I thought I had, I found a few other things and thought this was as good a time as any to get them built and painted.

First up is some Pink Horrors!  I’ll put the arms on tomorrow.

 

Day 25 - It has all gone a bit Tzeentch!

Then I started to add more bits to my Flamers.  I’ll sort the finger print out tomorrow as well… bit annoyed at myself for that!

Day 25 - It has all gone a bit Tzeentch!

Then started on some Chaos Space Marine bikes… As I was making Tzeentch daemons, I thought “why not add a bit of Tzeentch flavour to these”?  Doesn’t need to be a lot and will make a wee change from painting boils and gribbly bits!

Day 25 - It has all gone a bit Tzeentch!
Day 25 - It has all gone a bit Tzeentch!

The bikes are still very rough and have a lot of work to be done to them.  One thing I did spend a wee bit of time on was the wheels. The kit is from 1999, so it isn’t the best fitting kit in the world.  Join lines running down the middle of GW bikes is a bugbear of mine… doesn’t take much to sort it out, and it ruins many a decent paint job in my eyes. Even just weather over them, if you can’t be arsed cleaning them!

Day 25 - It has all gone a bit Tzeentch!

Day 24 - Blightlord Terminators Armed...

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…and ready for priming!  I’m going to paint the bodies and arms separately so the photos will act as a reminder which arms go on which bodies.

 

I also did some work on some Chaos Space Marine Bikes and Pink Horrors but didn’t take any pictures… more on that later!

Day 23 - The only lane to bowl...

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Not much done today – between the FOW D-Day book distracting me, watching rugby this afternoon, cooking (and subsequently eating too much) and having visitors…. but still did a little.

Tomorrow is another day!

Added a bit more colour.Added a bit more colour.
The Flamers are actually quite fiddly, they are also very 2 dimensional and flat, so am going to perhaps add more bits to them.The Flamers are actually quite fiddly, they are also very 2 dimensional and flat, so am going to perhaps add more bits to them.

Day 22 - Quack, Quack, Quack

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The local supermarket’s Dettol was too expensive, so need to go to a pound shop to pick some up.  I quite like using Dettol to strip paint, and after I have used it for stripping paint, it is still useful for pouring down sinks or drains after straining out any paint.  It is also a fairly useful product to have round the house anyway for cuts and is a good cleaner as well.

But I did get some stuff done.  I drilled out all the barrels on the Plague Marines, Raptors and Terminators, and the Terminators are now ready to prime.

Day 22 - Quack, Quack, Quack

I then went searching for some Blightlord Terminators I bought for this project when they were released and have started on those.  These really are lovely can’t wait to paint them.

Day 22 - Quack, Quack, Quack
Day 22 - Quack, Quack, Quack

I did a bit of painting as well.  A little bit on the Pox Bringer… not really feeling it at the moment.

Day 22 - Quack, Quack, Quack

And started to block in colours on the floaty shooty thing.  I do think I should get more of these are they are rather awesome models.

Day 22 - Quack, Quack, Quack

Day 21 - Pontoon!

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Day 21 - Pontoon!

Didn’t get a lot accomplished this evening… I had issues with decals, but that is for a different project…

Anyway, just continued working on my Terminators and, yes, that is a Flamer of Tzeentch there as well.   There might be a few different non-Nurgle things getting built and painted over the next few weeks.

Also got a pretty decent bargain on eBay that arrived today.

Day 21 - Pontoon!
Day 21 - Pontoon!

Three more Plague Drones and Horticulous Slimux all for under £10 including postage.  There is some damage to the Plague Drone riders (whom I didn’t take a picture of) and there are no bases or flying stands for the Drones either.  Going to take a bit of love and care to get them to the standard I want, but it is a nice challenge as well.  First job will be paint stripping!

D20 - This is No Role-Play

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Found another box of Chaos Stuff.  Not going to Nurgle these up, as I have a box of the Nurgle Terminators somewhere.  These will be some Renegades along for the ride.Found another box of Chaos Stuff. Not going to Nurgle these up, as I have a box of the Nurgle Terminators somewhere. These will be some Renegades along for the ride.
Finished the Raptors.  Added lots of little boils and gribbly bits to them.  Papa N is starting to reward their loyalty and service.Finished the Raptors. Added lots of little boils and gribbly bits to them. Papa N is starting to reward their loyalty and service.

Day 19 - A date with Duncan...

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The plan this evening was to watch a bit of Duncan while building some Raptors… but Duncan stood me up 🙁

Day 19 - A date with Duncan...

I do like the Hang Out and Paint on Warhammer TV, but I didn’t get much done in the 2 hours… basically built 2.5 models and used some of my own liquid green stuff (perhaps should go to the doctor about that) to add some Nurgle texture to the models.

Day 19 - A date with Duncan...
Day 19 - A date with Duncan...

Day 18 - Finally an adult...

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Day 18 - Finally an adult...
Day 18 - Finally an adult...
Day 18 - Finally an adult...

Today I got another 3 bases of Nurglings finished.  That takes it up to six.  I also did more work on the Poxbringer but didn’t take a picture.

Built a few more Plague Marines and started to build some Raptors (I don’t know if Death Guard can take them, but they are going to get painted up in Nurgly colours) but, fuck me, the number of bits to clean and glue is just stupid!  I quit at this point so when I do get round to building them, they better be worth the effort!

Day 18 - Finally an adult...
I have another box of these as well... how stupid was I to buy these when they first came out!I have another box of these as well... how stupid was I to buy these when they first came out!

Day 17 - You'll like it, but not a lot...but you'll like it

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It isn’t magic, but it is progress!

Nurglings textured and washed.  Just a dry brush, some tuft action, tidy the base and a matt coat to go... Nurglings textured and washed. Just a dry brush, some tuft action, tidy the base and a matt coat to go...
Started to paint this young fellow.  Not the best build job I have ever done on a model though.  Started to paint this young fellow. Not the best build job I have ever done on a model though.

Day 16 - Not that sweet

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Day 16 - Not that sweet

Nurglings finished and gloss varnished.  Tomorrow I’ll base and matt them.

The Foetid Bloat-drone and Lord of Contagion got undercoated in Vallejo Dark Yellow.  No, I am not going to base my Death Guard on WW2 German Tank Camo… that is an idea for a later date perhaps… but when thinking about what colour to undercoat the models,  Death Guard Green hasn’t the best coverage so should cover this with no problems, it should be a nice base for gold and also is a nice base for gribbly bits as well.

Day 15 - Not much but it is still progress.

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    Most of my hobby has been building 1/100 tanks today but I did something Nurgle related… got this big boy ready to be primed tomorrow.
Hope this picture works.  The website has been saying I am spamming it!Hope this picture works. The website has been saying I am spamming it!

Day 14 - Big Boy Done.

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Day 14 - Big Boy Done.
Day 14 - Big Boy Done.
Day 14 - Big Boy Done.

My brain is telling me to add a bit here, do a bit there, but instead I matt varnished it first thing this morning and told myself that I can always go back to it when I have the rest of the models I have for the army painted.

I’m actually happy with it, can see bits I would have done differently, bits that should be better (skulls on chains, but they looked awesome until I airbrushed the pigment powders off them) but it actually represents Nurgle to me – grotty, gribbly, grotesque but there is also a perverse beauty to it, and Nurgle should also be like Skittles, all the colours of the rainbow – vomit and poo comes in lots of colours, and I especially know that from yesterday, feeling better today thank goodness.

 

Day 14 - Big Boy Done.
Day 14 - Big Boy Done.
Day 14 - Big Boy Done.

So this is the army so far…

1 Great Unclean One (probably going to be a Demon Prince if I ever play a game and/or buy the new plastic GUO – it looks awesome, I really should).
20 Plague Bearers
3 Bases of Nurglings
1 Myphitic Blight-hauler

Everything but the Blight-hauler has been painted in the last couple of weeks.  I also have 3 more bases of Nurglings nearly finished and have started work on the Plague Drones from the Start Collecting Box.

I think I am going to start mixing it up and painting a few Plague Marines, just to vary it a little.

Day 13 - The Day Papa Nurgle Came to Visit

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I think I am taking this whole Nurgle thing too seriously… from 5am this morning I have done nothing but run to the toilet – Papa Nurgle has blessed with a stomach bug.  Day 13 has been unlucky for me and my supply of toilet paper!

In between trips to unleash my insides into the toilet, I did do a few wee bits on my Nurgle…

Day 13 - The Day Papa Nurgle Came to Visit
Day 13 - The Day Papa Nurgle Came to Visit
Day 13 - The Day Papa Nurgle Came to Visit

A matt varnish and maybe some slime on the base, plus perhaps a dry brush on the skulls on the chains and this is done…

I also tried a few wee things on my Plague Drone, especially on the wings.  A purple ink wash, followed by a wash of Aggaros Dunes seems to have given it a rather nice base to work over.

Day 13 - The Day Papa Nurgle Came to Visit
Day 13 - The Day Papa Nurgle Came to Visit
Day 13 - The Day Papa Nurgle Came to Visit

I think these will look alright when I am finished with them.  Hopefully Tzeentch is reading this and changes my bowels back to normal for tomorrow!

Day 12 - A Nurgling Hitches a Ride

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Title is not fake news!Title is not fake news!
Day 12 - A Nurgling Hitches a Ride
Day 12 - A Nurgling Hitches a Ride
Day 12 - A Nurgling Hitches a Ride
Day 12 - A Nurgling Hitches a Ride

Gloss varnished and I have started to base him.  I might redo the sword and do a bit of work on the skulls… the pigment powders I used on them didn’t survive the glossing for some strange reason.

Day 11 - I Love My Big Boy

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My wee boys are looking cute as well!My wee boys are looking cute as well!
Day 11 - I Love My Big Boy
Day 11 - I Love My Big Boy
Lots of work to do on the chains and sword.Lots of work to do on the chains and sword.

Day 10 - Ten is a Magic Number... Not Quite

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While it doesn’t look it, I got quite a bit done on the wee boys and the big boy today.  They are at the “I really shouldn’t show these stage”, but they will start looking better with a few hours at them tomorrow.

Just been adding colour to the wee boys today...Just been adding colour to the wee boys today...
This one might be in focus...This one might be in focus...
The glazes and washes are starting to bear fruit... diseased and rotten fruit!The glazes and washes are starting to bear fruit... diseased and rotten fruit!
Another view of his arse!  Another view of his arse!

Day 9 In The Big Nurgle House

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Purple is the colour of sexual frustration - this poor Nurgling is desperate!Purple is the colour of sexual frustration - this poor Nurgling is desperate!
Some progress on the other Nurglings, they all seem to be getting some action.  Some progress on the other Nurglings, they all seem to be getting some action.
Doesn't look like a lot of progress, but the number of glazes I have been putting on the different parts...Doesn't look like a lot of progress, but the number of glazes I have been putting on the different parts...
Made a balls of the boney bits on the back.  Repainted in Ivory and will be repainted tomorrow.  Made a balls of the boney bits on the back. Repainted in Ivory and will be repainted tomorrow.

Day 8 - Has it Really Been a Week?

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Time flies when you are having fun… this week has dragged and has been a bit of a downer after the excitement of the hobby weekend.  I have tried and succeeded in doing a little bit of Nurgle everyday.

Basecoated some Nurglings and Cultists.  Basecoated some Nurglings and Cultists.
Started to paint the NurglingsStarted to paint the Nurglings
Matt coated these, just need a final check tomorrow and they should be done!Matt coated these, just need a final check tomorrow and they should be done!
Started to paint this wee boy this evening... I do need a bigger one now!Started to paint this wee boy this evening... I do need a bigger one now!
The Lloyd.  It is a bit patch work, but I'll blend it all together with washes and highlights over the weekendThe Lloyd. It is a bit patch work, but I'll blend it all together with washes and highlights over the weekend

Day 7 - Basing and Varnishing.

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Base dried brush with Tyrant Skull and some tufts applied.  All gloss varnished.  Will let it cure at least 24 hours.  Base dried brush with Tyrant Skull and some tufts applied. All gloss varnished. Will let it cure at least 24 hours.
Yes, I was stupid enough to paint dots on my boils!  Yes, I was stupid enough to paint dots on my boils!

Day 6 Basing Continued

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The final four Plague Bearers with Textured PaintThe final four Plague Bearers with Textured Paint
All 20 washed with Casanova Yellow.  Nurgling's bases got a wash with it as well.All 20 washed with Casanova Yellow. Nurgling's bases got a wash with it as well.
Good memories.  Hopefully this project can keep the hobby fires burning that the weekend set ablaze!  Good memories. Hopefully this project can keep the hobby fires burning that the weekend set ablaze!

Day 5 - Just a bit of Basing

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Spent 30 minutes or so adding textured paint to the bases.  Spent 30 minutes or so adding textured paint to the bases.

I’ve also caught up with a little more of the weekend’s coverage.  Gerry’s chat with Thomas Mennes was amazing – well worth watching.

Day 4 - Everyday I'm Nurglin'

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“Day 4, Robert?  What kind of crazy 4 day weekends do you have?”   Well, today was a extension of the weekend.  Had a lovely quick chat with OTT crew member Tom as I walked to the train and he was making his way to OTT HQ, then met Ad Mech Daniel at the station and had a great train journey talking about Star Trek and other sci-fi nerdy stuff.

I did have a seriously long nap late this afternoon, then had a look at a few of the 40K projects.  Just, WOW, some amazing stuff done over the weekend on the interwebs.  Really impressed with what people got done.  I also watched the bits of the live stream that I featured in.  Do I really sound like that?  Sorry if I spoke to you with my horrible voice.  I sound more manly and sexy in my head.  At least I didn’t swear.

 

Day 4 - Everyday I'm Nurglin'

I even did some hobby today, got those models above ready for priming.  More Nurglings and some of the Cultists from Warhammer Conquest.  I am going to try and do a little bit of Nurgle everyday for the foreseeable future.  Even if I only clip out a few models it is still progress.  It will unfortunately mean I will have this song in my head

Ended up adding a few extra slimy bits on the Nurgling bases. I need to learn to stop.Ended up adding a few extra slimy bits on the Nurgling bases. I need to learn to stop.
Day 4 - Everyday I'm Nurglin'
Day 4 - Everyday I'm Nurglin'
Day 4 - Everyday I'm Nurglin'
Day 4 - Everyday I'm Nurglin'
I made these at the weekend to use on bases.  Think I will use them and make more of them when I come to basing the Plague Drones, just to add interest to the base.  I made these at the weekend to use on bases. Think I will use them and make more of them when I come to basing the Plague Drones, just to add interest to the base.

Day 3

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I’m so shattered but in a good way. I’ll talk hobby first.

Didn’t get my Start Collecting Box finished but I did get three bases of Nurglings painted and based, and I also have finished painting 20 Plague Bearers.  I’ll get photos done over the next couple of days as well as getting them based!  I started to do a bit on my Great Unclean One but I just wasn’t energetic enough to get started.  So rather than push on and make a balls of it, I packed up and was social for a change!

After watching my fellow Slow Grow League German participant Gaz face off against Gerry’s Americans and pull off an amazing win in a game of Flames of War, Justin brought out the Cards Against Humanity. Having never played before I managed to pop my CAH cherry and I honestly haven’t laughed as much in years.  If Fan Cam had of broadcast that, no one would have been able to watch a certain tv show again!

That was then it.  Weekend over.  I’ll write more over the coming days, but I had such a great time.  Really enjoyed myself and actually painted models I am proud off and pleased with.  Thanks to Lloyd and Warren, and the rest of the crew for all the effort they put in to making this such an enjoyable experience.  Thanks also to the other attendees for making it special.  They really were a great bunch and hopefully I have made some new friends who I will play games with further down the line – Gerry and Paul are going to get stomped by my Kings of War Dwarfs when 3rd edition is released!

Yes, I also bought models I don’t need but we can talk about them and whether they ever get painted at a future time!

For Nurgle!

 

 

Nurglings Done! Plague for the Plague God!

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Nurglings Done!  Plague for the Plague God!

My Day 2

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The 40k weekend has created a massive buzz in Coleraine and the town seemed to have organised a big parade in its honour.  There was bands, banners, flegs – lots and lots of flegs – and well dressed men wearing some form of cultist apparel.

So this is how Day 2 began but thankfully I wasn’t diverted from my traditional route to OTT HQ and I actually was FIRST (staff excluded).  You know that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you are first to comment on the Weekender or XLBS… it is 100 times better in real life, so much so my  Nurglings nearly were having a white  sticky paint scheme…

Swiftly moving on… What a day!  Despite a few hangovers everyone (eventually…) piled into the hobby or playing games on that magnificent table. Every time I looked at the table I saw something new and Lloyd’s banners really are something to behold.  Credit were credit is due, it is stunning.

My hobby was productive – Nurglings just need finished off, mostly basing and varnish. Plague Bearers are getting there. I’m “Try Harding” a bit too much for stock infantry but these troops have been bestowed with so many nurgly bits from the Papa (the real Papa, not that fake one in Rome) that they deserve a bit of attention. The third Plague Drone is built but unprimed. Happy with my progress.

Another reason for the try harding is the big, black thing that keeps getting shoved in my face – the microphone!  It is nice when Lloyd, Gerry or any of the other crew say something positive about what you have been doing. What is less comfortable is when they sing Happy Birthday while on camera. It was nice and I still want my birthday kiss from Lloyd but maybe the beard is a turn off for him!

The social side was also great. Moon landings were discussed, Gerry regaled us with some great stories that will never be repeated and many laughs were had. A new paramilitary organisation may also have been form, thanks to Paul. Watch out for the UMA (Unpainted Mini Army) with Gerry as commander in chief!  I’m even getting to bore people about trains!  Sorry if you had to listen to me about that!

Credit to Warren as well. He resisted my battered sausage. It was laid out in all it’s glory but he somehow resisted. The second Johnson brother to turn me down over the weekend 🙁

There are some great paint schemes going on at the weekend.  Some great looking models on show!  It is also nice to see different schemes, the Orange and Purple AdMech by Daniel (I’m terrible with names, sorry if I am wrong), some amazing looking Screamers by one of the Caesar brothers and some of the other lovely demons and nids people have been painting. It really has given me food for thought for future projects.

I have also been very impressed by how well the younger attendees have been painting. The young man doing the Ad Mech has done a really great job as are the Guard, Eldar and Custodes that the other younger guys have been painting.

Oh, I won a prize as well, I might get some more Nurglings or maybe a wee Flames of War box of tanks!  So many shiney things in the store!

 

Some Day 2 Photos.

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Some Day 2 Photos.
Some Day 2 Photos.
Some Day 2 Photos.
Some Day 2 Photos.

Nearly done with these cute wee bois!

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Nearly done with these cute wee bois!
Nearly done with these cute wee bois!
Nearly done with these cute wee bois!

Nurglings - All the colours of the rainbow

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Nurglings - All the colours of the rainbow
Nurglings - All the colours of the rainbow
Nurglings - All the colours of the rainbow

Reflections on Day 1

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No photos this time, I didn’t take any… too busy cutting and glueing, chatting and avoiding cameras but Gerry got me in the end and he is too big to argue with!

So I arrived around 1pm and the members suite was already a hive of activity. Tom soon sorted me out with my goody bag and Justin kindly organised a chair and it was time to hobby!

The table is amazing!  Lots of credit has to go to the team for the skill and effort they have put in.  I could talk all day about it, it is really amazing.  If you do have a chance, visit when it is still up.

Hobby wise I have nearly the Start Collecting box built and primed. One Plague Drone to build.  The legs are a bit of a pain.  They are such nice models though. Today (Saturday) should be a good days painting!

Of course it wasn’t all glueing or cursing when I dropped bits or bits fell off, there are a lot of great people at the event and also me!  Was really nice to meet people who I have interacted with of the site and lots of new people.  If I have forgotten your name today, sorry!

It is also great having Thomas Mennes there.  He has such a nice way with people and you can see his love of the hobby as he has been wandering the Members Suite and taking such a interest in what everyone is doing.  He has also been tempting me with building and painting a Great Unclean One together!   If you have questions don’t be afraid to ask or send them in, he has a great depth of knowledge, not just on converting but on painting as well.

The AirBnB I am staying in over the weekend has two other people staying as well.  Well, didn’t they also turn out to be fellow hobbyists!  So myself, Andy and Marty had a great hobby chat until exhaustion finally caught up around midnight.  Both are really funny and nice guys!

Onwards to glory today and adding to Papa Nurgles putrid horde!  Hurrah!

Gathering Up Some Paints...

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Be prepared, the Apocalypse is coming!Be prepared, the Apocalypse is coming!
Will finish these over the weekend, and hopefully get a lot more done!Will finish these over the weekend, and hopefully get a lot more done!
I'm going to bring these as well, for shits and giggles.  Goodness knows what colours I will paint them!  Not pink...I'm going to bring these as well, for shits and giggles. Goodness knows what colours I will paint them! Not pink...

Why Nurgle and Some Prep Work

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First of all, I am going to be one of the physical attendees up at OTT HQ in Coleraine, so watch out for a round bald guy with a wee beard. I’ll also be wearing a black t-shirt.  Looking forward to getting stuck into some hobby and perhaps even playing a game, something I haven’t done in a while.  I will try and do a picture update or two over the weekend if I can steal some wi-fi from somewhere – otherwise you will probably have to wait to Monday.

Why Nurgle?  Well, I have wanted a Chaos 40k army for years, particularly focusing on Nurgle as I do love Papa Nurgle and his infectious ways.    This 40k Weekend seemed the ideal way to start and because I have all the Death Guard models from Warhammer Conquest, I decided to get myself some Nurgle Demon goodies.  Another reason for my choice would be being able to use the Demons in fantasy games as well if I so wish.

 

Following the brief musical interlude, I have also been doing a little bit of prep work for the weekend as well – mostly to just work out a paint scheme.  I think the way to go with Nurgle Demons is to try and “Contrast” the main skin, then pick out all the little details in normal paints.  Not only should it look good, but it should also be pretty quick to get a putrid pile of Plague Bearers and Nurglings painted up…  I plan on having quite a few of them.

I’ve tried 4 different contrast paints over a Grey Vallejo Primer and I actually quite like them all.  I also think units with different and random skintones will be more in keeping with Nurgle and also think it will look quite “chaotic” on the table.  In my head it is a good idea, but the proof is in the pudding…not that Papa Nurgle’s pudding is that appealing!

Why Nurgle and Some Prep Work

I may also gloss varnish the models after applying the contrast mainly for the reason that is it is much easier to correct a mistake when painting over gloss.  It will also protect the Contrast paints in case I want to put them down on the table before I have them completely finished as well.  I will have to think about it.