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26-05-2006, 02:34
I have a tendency to start slacking off after painting a few models in an army so I figured that I would start a thread to keep track of my nurgle army I am working on to keep me motivated to finish it.

I have 5 Warriors finished so far...


I am currently painting the Champion of the unit of Chaos Knights just to see how my sheme will look on the knights. I did a couple of slight conversions to the model & it will have a sheild from the Chaos Warrior sprue, rather than one of the metal ones, as the plastic ones are a bit bigger to help further set him apart from the other knights. Here is a PIP shot, most of the colors are only blocked out.


Lastly here are WIP shots of the Champion for the unit of warriors that is started above & the test model for my unit of Chosen with great weapons in a very early stage (Don't ask me how they are going to rank up because I haven't quite figured that part out yet)


Any Comments, Criticism, or Words of Advice are welcome.

26-05-2006, 09:47
I'm a khorne / Undivided player, and well this is looking quite good, I haven't painted i quite some while and after watching this you got me motivated, thanks, and now to criticism:

I think the "bones" ( the colour you paint your bones, horns and stuff like that) on the helmets, horns and stuff like that should be a litle more cleaner, not so filthy as this makes the whole appearence look slopy, I would advice you to paint something that goes along every modell in your army in a cleaned and crisp way, even if nurgle is about sloppyness and filthyness you can still enhance the appearence by doing this.

Also the nurgle mark on the warrior's knee could use some work, just a little not much on the edges to make it look like a part of the armour, Everything else is just gourgeous, I like your green, not to bright and not to dark.

Sorry for my english, I not from an english speaking country.
Keep it going, Wiz ;)

26-05-2006, 11:04
I really like the Nurgle like feel of your army! It is nice and inspiring to see a Nurgle that is not so in your face green! Great work and I can't wait to see more!

26-05-2006, 11:48
Grandpah would be truly pleased... keep up my friend

26-05-2006, 13:16
Looking good!

27-05-2006, 23:29
I finished the knight champion last knight & started on the rest of the unit.


The color is a bit off on the last shot (not sure why didn't change any settings on the camera between shots)

I also did some more work on my chosen unit. Here is the unit standard bearer, still need to finish the greenstuff. I just have a marauder standard on the pole as a placeholder until I convert a proper one.


28-05-2006, 01:46
Looking great... Somehow that huge sword looks appropriate :)

28-05-2006, 11:11
very f***in nice :D

28-05-2006, 11:26
Awesome work! Especially that standart bearer.

29-05-2006, 08:32
your colour scheme is great and the quality of your modelling and painting is top notch. keep it up and you'll have one fearsome nurgle army!

Parka boy
29-05-2006, 13:12
Sweet I'd love to see it in the "flesh" I love the muteted colour scheme.

Dead orc
29-05-2006, 23:29
Fantastic work dude, keep it up.

The Orange
30-05-2006, 02:47
Very nice work, can I ask, how did you get that great washed green pattern? and what colors you used?

30-05-2006, 03:57
Very nice work, can I ask, how did you get that great washed green pattern? and what colors you used?

I used Reaper Master Series Paints for the armor.

I base it with a mix of Khaki Shadow and Blackened Brown in about a 3:1 ratio. Then I give it a wash of thinned down Brown Liner & then rehighlight with the original color (this step isn't completely necessary & I didn't do it for alll the models, but I find it turns out better if it is done). Next I add some Terran Khaki into the original mix thin it down & paint stripes down the armor to highlight, I do this twice adding more Terran Khaki in the second time.
Next I add the weathering. First I use Brown Liner with a little bit of Green Liner mixed in & put it into the creavaces of the armor & around the rivets & such, I also add a few stripes of it onto the plates to add shadow. When this is dry I repeat that process, this time with straight Brown Liner. Finally I rehighlight the edge of the plates with a mix of Blackened Brown, Khaki Shadow, & Terran Khaki in about the same ratio as my second highlight from before.

I know it sounds long and complicated, but its really simpler than it seems.

I'm almost done the chariot for my army, I'll probably post a picture tomorrow.

30-05-2006, 08:45
Totally jaw droppingly amazing.

I love your subtle colour scheme and I can't wait to see a whole unit ranked up and painted like this.

Keep up the awesome work!

30-05-2006, 13:22
what spikedog said, the subtle colour scheme is brilliant, says plague victims rather than 'woo we have green armour, we must be nurgle!'.

30-05-2006, 16:43
This is amazing but still, If you have something clean, Like the skulls, bones, horns everything skeleton, you can enhance the appearence, but it is just my two cents, but how do you feel about my suggestion?

31-05-2006, 03:12

Finished the chariot, here are some pics. I wanted to convert my own since the one GW makes is a bit old and doesn't really fit with the current range. The conversion is simple but I think works well for nurgle. I also used magnets to make the riders removable for ease of transport.

I am currently working on more warriors & trying to work out a scheme for a unit of trolls. I have to start over because my scheme turned out to be grey-ish blue, when I was looking for grey-ish green (note to self: Vallejo Dark Sea Green is actually rather blue). Also I'm going to have warhounds in the army, but I'm stuck on a scheme for them. Anyone have any suggestions?

This is amazing but still, If you have something clean, Like the skulls, bones, horns everything skeleton, you can enhance the appearence, but it is just my two cents, but how do you feel about my suggestion?

I think your saying that if one part of the model seemed cleaner it would make the armor look even dirtier. That is probably true, but I don't want the just armor to look dirty. I'm going for the corruption of Papa Nurgle causing everything around them to decay. Thanks for the suggestion though, I might take that into consideration for future projects.

31-05-2006, 09:21
Awesome work right there! The chariot is amazing. Pity Gw never redo the chariot but this conversion works well.

31-05-2006, 13:50
yeah the chariot really suits the theme so far.

As for warhounds, why not the dark colour you used for the horses for the fur, the bone for the horns etc and then greenish (like the armour) for the skin areas (fading to colour used on the horses again so they dont turn out too green, just decayed). I hope that makes sense.

31-05-2006, 22:39

Here is the champion for the unit of warriors. You can see I didn't use the WIP mini I showed, instead I used the parts I converted for it on the undivided hero model. I had the model & wasn't planning on using it for a character so I didn't want it to go to waste, plus it saved another plastic warrior for a chosen conversion.

Here is the unit so far. I just finished assembling, cleaning & ranking up the rest of the unit so now I just need to finish painting it.


01-06-2006, 00:00
lovely so far.

Now i know this isn't your fault, but i have to say for a champion, he's a bit on the short side. The only thing i can think of is putting him on something, but i cant think what.

I really like the detail on the face btw.

01-06-2006, 03:02
I know that he is on the shorter side, I was going to put him on something, but I wouldn't have been able to rank it up next to the standard if the model was higher so I just went with the functional. I do hate how the metal models are shorter than the plastic warriors though, I'm converting the Nurgle champion model to be the champion of my chosen unit (which are converted to be almost a head taller than the normal warriors). I'm trying to heighten the model without making it look lanky.

Speaking of my chosen unit, I finally borke the green stuff out and finished converting the first two memebers of the unit.


And a height comparison to regular warriors...


I'm working on the champion & musician for the unit now. I was going to give the musician the big horn from the old chaos warrior kit or maybe drums, anyone have an opinion on this. The rest of this unit is going to have to wait though because I just used my last plastic warrior & my local GW is out of the boxes.

01-06-2006, 09:27
looking really nice i must say, the standard is a great conversion, and the colour scheme is very nurgle-ish! what helpmets are you usin the in above post? do they come on the warrior sprue as they are really good, and goodluck in finishing the rest of the army

01-06-2006, 12:20
i like those chosen A LOT. I really like the material draped on the axe, nice touch. I think the helmets would benefit from larger horns though, but thats just me i think.

What other models do you have planned?

01-06-2006, 16:09
Ok, thanks for your reply, and well this is surley amazing, I love the chosen unit, you have given it not a overdone-mutation conversion but a elegant yet lethal position.

01-06-2006, 16:23
just noticed; the axe bearer's legs look tiny, try moving them apart. I think that would work.

01-06-2006, 17:32
what helpmets are you usin the in above post?

They are all from the plastic warrior box. The standard bearer's is from the command sprue; It's the one with two sets of horns, I cut the larger pair off. The other chosen's is just a standard helmet with the horns cut off & a spike glued to the top.

I think the helmets would benefit from larger horns though, but thats just me i think.

What other models do you have planned?...

just noticed; the axe bearer's legs look tiny, try moving them apart. I think that would work.

I don't know about the horns, big horns screams Khorne to me, I think they look more Nurgle-y the way they are.

And as for the legs on the one chosen, they do look a bit small but they don't look as bad in person as they do in the pics (they looked fine before I added the armor plates, which made the legs look smaller by comparison).

As for planned models, if you mean the chosen unit I'm working on the champion now. He is based on the Champion of Nurgle model, I made him a bit taller & added a cape. I think I'm going to give him a huge Axe & have him holding a severed torso/head in his other hand. Not sure about what I'm going to do for his head yet. I'm also working on the musician, he is going to have a buldging gut plate on his armor & I'm probably going to use the horn from the old plastic warriors as his instument. The rest of the unit will have big axes and the like in a similar fashion to the test model, I need to work the poses out so they will be able to rank up.

As for the rest of the army I wanted to try something different so I went for a small powerful army. Probably won't work too well in battle, but I really don't play that much anyway. The army will consist of units of...

warriors with 2 hand weapons (6 done, 9 more primed)
chosen warriors with great weapons (2 converted, 8 more to be finished)
knights (1 painted, 4 PIP)
chariot (done)
2 units of warhounds (painting test models now)
chaos trolls (test model almost finished)
Aspiring Champion BSB (still planning conversion)
Sorcerer (thinking of using a mordhiem carnival of chaos figure, not sure)
Mounted Lord (awaiting bitz)

Thanks for all the comments, keep them comming

02-06-2006, 19:10
disgustingly beutiful;)
really nice,mate!

02-06-2006, 22:20
Wow, your stuff is the best nurgle I've seen.

Keep up the awsome work.


03-06-2006, 00:23
Thanks guys.

Here is one of two hounds a did as a test. The other one is black (I used the same recipe as I did on the horses) but I cant get the picture to come out to actually show the highlights. I might try to get a better shot later & play around with photoshop to see if I can get the color to come out true to life so you guys can see it. I like this scheme better anyway, although I'll probably use both to add more variety to the unit.


Just a note on the how the chosen unit is comming along. I scraped the idea of using the metal nurgle champion converted into the unit champion, I just couldn't make him look impressive enough next to the others so I'm now using it with a few adjustments as just another chosen. I started on a new version of the champion using plastic bitz, but soon after starting the conversion I decided to change the equipment & use it as the aspiring champ BSB. Maybe the next attempt to create a unit champion will actually produce one :).

I'll post pictures of the above conversions as soon as I finish them.

03-06-2006, 02:36
How did I miss this?

I must say TheDarkKnight, I'm very very tempted to sig this, and once I've worked up the motivation to copy and paste the URL, I will.

Superb work, wonderful conversions, and very fast paced too boot.


04-06-2006, 06:52
I finished the unit of Knights earlier. I included a shot of the whole group as well. The top of the standard looks a little messed up because the ink was still wet on it when I took the pictures.


I also managed to get a semi-decent picture of the second test warhound.


I spent most of the day swapping heads on the chaos hounds to add a bit of variety. All those spikes on some of them make them hard to hold while sawing.

And to tzeentchgiant, thanks I'm flattered.

04-06-2006, 13:23
wow, i've been trying for a while to think of some suggestions on how to improve them, but i really cant think of anything. They're looking excellent.

04-06-2006, 14:26
b-e-a-utifal army mate! and also, the sword on the standard bearer looks a bit like cloud strifes buster sword. at least to me.

07-06-2006, 03:57
After a days break from painting to finish writing a term paper (Why did I decide to take summer classes), I finished the unit of warriors. Next time I'm definately going to paint in a smaller batch, 9 at a time gets mindnumbing.


Some more work on the chosen unit. The musician is done, I need to finish the greenstuffing on the other.


I also have been working on the aspiring champion BSB. I started sculpting the legs from scratch and things aren't going too well. At least the standard itself is comming along nicely. Still need to tidy up the greenstuff on it a bit.


Well after painting all that armor at once I need a change of pace so I'm going to finish the first unit of warhounds next. The only problem is the minis for my next project arrived today... must resist the temptation to start them until this army is finished. But they are calling to me...

07-06-2006, 10:49

It's all looking really nice at the moment, though i agree the banner might need more work.

07-06-2006, 11:57
i just sold all my hordes of chaos ''nurgle'' stuff to start an ogre army, but when i look at this splendid army,... father nurgle calls for me once more,....

07-06-2006, 12:21
Great work :D.

You can find this thread in the "n" of Brain in my sig.

Once again very cool work,


07-06-2006, 15:31
I must say I'm very impressed by your greenstuffing:eek:
Especially on your BSB,truly awesome;)

09-06-2006, 01:35

Finally finished the test troll, still need to base it though. I went through about 4 schemes before this one. I glazed this down and rehighlighted so many times before i was happy with the color I'm surprised the detail isn't obscured.

Well about half the army is painted at this point, I have to say that this log has really been helping me stay on track. I just need to make a bitz order now so I can finish the characters and chosen.

09-06-2006, 01:39
The troll looks great, and believe me when I say this, that's the only new chaos troll I've ever liked the look of, and I bloody love the look of it :D.

How did you paint the skin? A run down of colours would be great.


09-06-2006, 02:03
Well as I said I did a lot of experimenting so the final recipe is a bit odd, but here it is.

Base with Vallejo Model Colour Green Grey with a little Reaper Master Series Brown Liner mixed in. Next glaze with RMS Walnut Brown. Rehighlight with the original mix then mix increasing amounts of RMS Fair Highlight to add further highlights. It came out too bright so I glazed again, this time with a mix of Walnut Brown & Brown Liner (I didn't glaze the belly so it would be a little lighter). Once this was dry I went back with this mix again and used it to add deeper shadow in the recesses. Before I did the final glazes I used RMS Violet liner & red liner on the boils and such.

09-06-2006, 19:31

i just threw out every mini i have ever done

i plan to start over

hmm must buy paint

09-06-2006, 19:37
Very nice work!

I can't wait to see the Chosen finished, they look VERY nice.

Also it's good to see something other than "MY MARINES..." and something to do with WH in P&T for once.

12-06-2006, 00:31
Its been a few days since an update because I bought False Gods & couldn't put it down until it was finished :D. Anyway, I finished the Trolls & Warhounds.


I guess I'm going to start painting the chosen next because I have nothing else left to do until my bitz order comes. Since the army is nearing completion I figured I would show an army shot of what is painted so far.


hanginhigh <trands>
12-06-2006, 01:13
whoa... just whoa.
(i probably hav to include something so its not spam...) um great work, and as other people have said before, uve dont a fantastic job of using a subtle colour scheme that is obviously nurgle but not too in ur face.
my hat goes off to u. (if i was wearing a hat) :p

15-07-2006, 22:52
Hey :p what's happening? some progress?

15-07-2006, 23:35
it's all looking really lovely. Except the trolls, but that's just my personal taste against the actual models. When you finish this army, what are your plans?