maandag 30 mei 2011

"A Regiment a Month" part 1

For this first part of "A regiment a month" I chose to paint up my Nurgle Chaos Marines.
Unfortunately they're not entirely finished yet but I'm pretty pleased with my progress already.

Main feat on these models was to get them from regular Chaos Marines and Space Marines to sick Nurgle Marines!
For this I chose a combination of green stuff and a rather unique though unconventional method of melting plastic...blistering buboes and fleshy metal forges being the result.

As far as painting goes, I tried different varities of green, in the end going for a mix of three spraycan greens applied liberally and thus getting different shades in different places.
Next step was the nurgle's rot. Painting over all irregularities with a dark shade of red and working my way up through a light fleshcolour to Bone white.

For the metals I opted for boltgun and copper, wich contrasts nicely with the greens.

Still need to tone down some of the colours and the copper, and most impotantly, give them a thorough wash with brown ink and adding some grime wich will complete that all important Nurgle look!

In the end, although very nice, I thought they would end up differently and I would have liked to see them in another shade of green...but this spraycan method was way faster!
Still need to get them based and shaded and hope to get a playable army af these guys together!

I always liked Nurgle and finally getting around to building an army around it, hope you like it too!

zaterdag 7 mei 2011

Look out below!

Here is another one of my finished projects, soon to be used in 40k Apocalypse.

There's a little bit of a history behind this little thing. I bought the model kit in Omaka, New Zealand where I was visiting the WWI aviation heratige centre (
...after seeing all of those excellent flying displays I came by the famous "Red Baron" and seeing that funny red plane I thought :

"I oughta make me sumfin like that!"

And so I did! Here is my Ork Fighta!!!

The whole kit was put together as it was intended, the only major difference being the wings which I attached upside down so they were angling down instead of upward giving the whole thing a very different dynamic feel.

As you can see I also added some sort of turbine/jet engines 'cause the propellar just wasn't gonna cut it, so I left it off. I had to fill a gap behind the pilot where there should have been a gun turret, but I didn't need that for my Fighta. The whole kit was then plated over and I could start with details such as guns, wires, nut & bolts, more plates and the likes

Most of the Fighta's I've seen have either some open cockpit or just a frame on top, but the glass cockpit frame really suited this model and so after squeezing an ork model in there (wich required some cutting and grinding) I glued the thing in place. The result is a damp, foggy window through wich you can just make out the crazed pilot, excellent!!!

This thing needed a solid base so I "salvaged" a cap from some sort of light fitting and set out to making it into a propper base.
The pole is actually a wooden meat skewer, the best and most solid thing I could find at that time. The entire base was then loaded with sand, rocks, rubble and the occasional debris lying around.
When I glued on the oil drum, I had no intention of painting it up like a toxic waste barrel but when I chose the colour yellow to paint it, the toxic theme introduced itself and after painting the symbol I couldn't resist adding that "Simpsons-style" green glowing ooze...

After I decided to make myself a Fighta the first thing I did before I started was looking up how a Fighta was armed. So two twin-linked big shoota's, two rokkits and a bomb later I had everything to make this regular little airplane into a speeding bolt of death!
Now tell me, who doesn't like a bomb with a gnarly smiling face on it?

I know I do!!!

Some of the finishing touches are always the red 'cause red ones go fasta, the checks and dags and of course skulls and kill-counts!

I'm very pleased with how it turned out! It was really fun and not too hard to make. I already bought myself a second model kit so this mad ork doesn't have to fly all by himself!

Hope you like it!