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Daemon Prince of Nurgle

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Prince almost done

It took a while to finish him up but it looks like that my take on a Daemon Prince is about to get done. The base is scratch built by myself and there is a couple of pictures of the progression on my Instagram. Feel free to check them out!

 

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The easiest step

Ok, maybe today’s update isn’t as hot as I made it sound in the last post but nevertheless it is an important one. I applied Vallejo Satin Varnish (70522), slightly diluted with Vallejo Airbrush Thinner (71161), over the models. I’ve heard a recommendation of a 7:2 mix but honestly I didn’t bother too much with exact numbers here. Simply put some varnish medium into the cup of the airbrush and drip a little thinner into it. Shake it a bit and spray it over the area you wish to varnish. It doesn’t have to be more complicated than that, really. This step of the project will need to dry overnight since varnish doesn’t dry as fast as acrylic paints.

The next step will be to use a wash on the models and the applied varnish helps out with that, making it flow nicely.

 

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Ready for the next step

Today I painted the leftover backpacks. I also did some details in metallic paints, which honestly felt like a reward. So shiny! For the metal detailing I used Vallejo Model Color Silver (70997) and Vallejo Game Color Brassy Brass (72058).

The next step will have me use the airbrush again. Can’t wait!

 

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Base coating

I managed to get some airbrushing and detail brushing done last night and it felt great! It has been quite a while since I painted the last time but most techniques just stay in memory once you have learned them; “A moment to learn, a lifetime to master”. I am far from mastering anything about painting miniature models but I am eager to learn.

I used my airbrush to put down three coats of paint and then I painted the eyes with a regular ‘fine detail’ brush. Here is the recipe:

  1. Prime the whole model with Vallejo Surface Primer Black (74602).
  2. Add Vallejo Surface Primer Grey (74601) from above at a 45 degree angle to – hopefully – add a little depth.
  3. Base coat the whole model with Vallejo Model Air Aged White (71132). This will be the colour of the armour.
  4. Use a fine detail brush to paint the eyes red with a very watered down Citadel Mephiston Red. A few thin layers should do the trick. Clean up any excess with some Vallejo Model Air Aged White (71132).

A good thing with Vallejo’s primers and the ‘Model Air’ colour-range is that they are ready to be airbrushed straight out of the bottle, without the need of getting thinned down. They also come in drop down bottles which makes it easy to put paint in the cup of the airbrush. Additionally, from my experience, Vallejo paint tend to react on airbrush thinner far better than the ones from Citadel, making it more simple to clean the brush afterwards.

I prefer drilling a small hole in the foot of the miniature I am going to paint, insert a paperclip with some super glue and then stick it in cork in order to have better control over it. Since I have only ten cork stoppers and fourteen models to paint I will have to go over these steps once more after the current batch is done.

This is how far I got last night before I felt to tired to continue and headed over to bed.

 

 

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Two squads of Plague Marines

I have now reached the point where I am ready to start up the painting process of my Plague Marines – yey! They still lack their shoulder pads and the two Plague Champions haven’t got their weapons yet, but I will sort that out later. The pads aren’t going to have the same colour as the rest of the armour anyway and the weapons should be easy to match with the rest of the models once they arrive from Anvil Industry. By the way, Anvil Industry have some pretty cool bitz – and more – and I recommend you to pay them a visit at https://anvilindustry.co.uk/.

 

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Homeworld Barbarus

“There was one who came to rest on a bleak moor, strewn with the dead and scattered with the carnage of battle for leagues in every direction. This was the world of Barbarus. A planet perpetually shrouded in poisonous fog, whose mountainous crags were ruled by warlords with fantastic powers and horrific appetites, and whose human settlers, stranded there millennia before, were crowded into the lowest valleys, beneath the choking mists. They lived lives of unrelenting terror, eking out a peasant’s existence by day beneath a dim sun which never burned completely through the fog, and cowering by firelight after dark from the terrible beings which moved unseen above.”

Find more at Warhammer 40K Wikia and the Lexicanum.

 

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Typhus the Traveller

“Look upon me and know that I can slay you at will. You have no defence save one: to look into the darkness at the back of your own mind. There, you will find Father Nurgle waiting to offer you life in return for your submission. Deny him, and you are mine.”

— Typhus the Traveller, Herald of Nurgle

 

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New list with zombies

Time has come for me to dust off the old paints and brushes. A friend of mine talked me into getting back to the hobby, and to be honest I have missed it.

As always I had trouble with deciding what force to go with but the Lord of Decay surely calls for me. I’ve decided to go with some kind of a zombie-list, backed up by a couple of fellows wearing power armour. Let us hope it turns out fun to play with, and against. I would love to win a couple of games but I am not very into the whole cookie cutting business.

For the minis I am currently looking for zombies. I am thinking of going Imperial Guard (or whatever they are called these days?) mixed up with some undead bitz. Not very unique, I guess, but they look good and make sense fluffwize. The marines will likely be kit bashed out of parts from Death Guard as well as other sources. I love the idea of robes so I will have to look that up. The HQ will come out of the Calas Typhon figure.

Wish me luck and come back later for further updates. Please leave your comments and thoughts bellow.

 

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Typhus

Typhus is the most feared of all the Plague Fleet commanders. From his ancient warship, the Terminus Est, Typhus has led countless attacks against the Imperium, spreading contagion and misery on scores of worlds.

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