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24-12-2006, 20:44
A little bloggy of my own. It won't be updated very regularly, as my Plaguemarines are one of those little side projects that I work on whenever I get bored with my main army (WHFB Nurgle). Tonight I've picked the Band of Rotters up again after a five month pause ..... there's lots of inspiring Marine blogs over here which might have fueled my Marine love, hehe.

Anyway, I'm building the army in small steps. My entire painted army so far is this small warband consisting of an HQ and two Troops:

Some close-ups ...

... Lieutenant Cornelius Pox-spreader:

... and some quick-and-easy Wound Markers:

24-12-2006, 20:46
... Nurglings:

... Aspiring Champion:

24-12-2006, 20:49
Some lovely old school stuff there. Very inventive and funny work on the Nurglings. Look forward to seeing more of it.

24-12-2006, 20:50
... Plaguemarines:
... and their squad markings:

... WIP Plaguebearers:

... a very WIP Shakebearer ... or a Plaguespeare.

... and the Champion I'm painting at the moment.

24-12-2006, 21:42
hehehe I like the name of the thread, depending on your point of view the aspiring champion does actually look like David schwimmmer. I also like the nurglings scrambling over the snow men

24-12-2006, 23:49
Whoah, really a nice work, the models are great and that daemon-conversion is the funniest i have seen in years

25-12-2006, 01:00
Great work and some of the best Nurgle minitures I have seen in a looooooong time. Especially like the Aspiring Champion you are doing and cant wait to see it finished. Love the Nurglings, you have inspired me to add some to my army.....

25-12-2006, 07:15
Great approach to doing nurgle...they look gross and diseased, but still look well painted!

I like your mix of old figures, too.

25-12-2006, 07:20
Great stuff, i really like the nurglings. I like the paintjob on the aspiring champ, works great!

25-12-2006, 09:22
Cheers guys (altough I don't think David Schwimmer would appreciate certain comments :p).

Tiny little update ... finished the white stuff on the champion's armour last night and added some brown glazes. Next on the planning are Ultramarine Blue and Red Gore glazes to add some manky bruising effects to the armour, and then it's Boring Time (painting metallics is not my hobby ;)).


25-12-2006, 09:25
love the look you gave these plague marines, and i'm loving the nurglings! great concept.

25-12-2006, 10:14
These favored of Nurgle are great, the bruising effects, the old worn pre-heresy colour scheeme, and especially those Nurglings, they made me laugh.. Good work here, I'll be lurking around here from time to time.


25-12-2006, 12:55
Top notch work here.

I love the streaky armour plus you manage to make white armour look diseased and corrupted without lots of washes.

Very nice.

25-12-2006, 13:54
I love the snowman! and the champion is one of the best that i have seen for ages. keep up the good work, and i know what you mean... i hate metalics as well

vampires are cool!
25-12-2006, 20:27
Freeking sweet man, some lovely ideas mixed with a very high level of painting, very, very good work!

25-12-2006, 21:34
I´ve seen ´em before, but they´re still damn sweet! :D Love the "fresh meat" on the back of the flesh banner, copying that for a heresy ghoul right now.. :) Human skin loinclothes are in this winter, you know?

26-12-2006, 00:14
Hey, it's my partner in grime! ;)
Fresh human skins are trendy ey? A proper Warhammer bad guy can't be seen without one.

Well, I spent the evening watching Two Towers, digesting my christmas meal and slapping some more paint on my new Space Scoundrel. The metallics are as good as done now, though they need some more shading and grime.
Now come the fun bits ..... adding grime, gore and filth, coming up with something funny to paint on his shoulderpad, and painting his backpack and base.


26-12-2006, 01:35
These are awesome, very creative. I especially like the one with the snowman.

The Judge
26-12-2006, 16:12
That is a nice looking army indeed.

Lovin' the nurglings, and the Shakespeare plaguebearer!

The boyz
26-12-2006, 16:36
Those are some excellent looking Death Guard, squiggoth. Great paint job. I love the Nurgling base with the snowman on it. Looking forward to seeing more.

26-12-2006, 16:46
Some very creative conversions here, I particularly like the plaugebearer. Great stuff, keep it up!

26-12-2006, 19:08
Gorgeous stuff, really wonderful work. Love the nurglings - especially the one with the 'zerker shoulder pad as a mask - but the plague marines stand out the most for me. The blue eyes are a nice touch too, adds to the snow & cold effect.

More please!

- Salvage

26-12-2006, 22:38
wow these are great. I love the plaguebearer champion looking at the helmet. Can't wait to see him painted.

27-12-2006, 11:31
The title made me laugh, so I had to check out this thread... :D

Great stuff, this is a wicked looking army, it's one of those Nurgle armies which makes me want to start my own! :cool:

27-12-2006, 11:44
Wow mr.Squig I love it absolutly. They are all great and something else than the usual green with swamp bases.. it´s wonderfull to see something mixing old and new school marines and makes something very speciall. ´the painting and conversions are very good and in a very speciall style I love it give us more I crave for it :D

21-01-2007, 07:50
Yay, finished the little rascal yesterday. Apart from the base - my snow flock is in a box in the basement of my new appartment, and I'm not. :p


Chicken Pig
21-01-2007, 13:57
The freehand work on that shoulder pad is brilliant. As for the rest of the work on the Marines/Daemons there is little more to be said than this is going to be an exceptional army!

17-02-2007, 21:33
And within less than a month a new update. ;)

Started work on a Daemon Prince this week .... One of GW's best models in the past decade IMHO, apart from the weedy sword which had to go. I replaced it with a nice little mace, and today I've started painting the big guy.
Very easy so far - basecoated the entire model with Scorched Brown, then washed it with a mix of water, Scorched Brown, Chaos Black and Purple Ink, then painted the skin Rotting Flesh and the armour Vallejo Green Ochre and washed those areas with a mix of water, Scorched Brown and Dark Green Ink.
The face was then re-highlighted with Rotting Flesh and glazed here and there with some watered Purple Ink, then the lips and eye-sockets were painted Shadow Grey and washed with Purple Ink, and then the big eye was painted with Bleached Bone, Vallejo Ivory and Skull White. The blue bits are Regal Blue, Hawk Turquoise and Ice Blue (my regular colour for both Daemonic eyes and Plaguemarine eyelenses).

18-02-2007, 01:11
Those are some damn fine Death Guard there! Way better than the usual green ones you see. It's a shame you don't post on this log often. Oh well, will look again next month! :p

18-02-2007, 02:28
The Nurglings with the snowman (or should that be snow demon?) are going down as one my favorite 40k miniatures of all time! It's just brilliant!

I'm liking the conversion on the Daemon Prince's Mace, great idea there to emulate the symbol of nurgle. Can I ask where you got the mace heads from?

All in all a great project log and I think I speak for all of us when I say 'Keep it coming!'

18-02-2007, 08:16
love your converstions and awesome painting. seriously its like OMFG!!!!
my favourite one is the nurglings with the snowman :P

18-02-2007, 09:15
These are awsome mate simple awsome, can't wait for more updates

18-02-2007, 09:30
This army is just brilliant. All of it.

I agree that the converted mace for the Dp is more characterful. Nice one.

26-03-2007, 20:29
Cheers guys, back with a small update.

Well, work on the Daemon Prince has been postponed for a little while because I got bored (I've got a short attention sp-look, a monkey!), but I've been doing some small tweaks on my Chaos Giant (his horns are done, and the skulls/bones dangling from his sideburns are half done).
A little old school Renegade Plaguemarine from eBay is done, bar his base, and I've also dusted off an old Plaguemarine Sergeant to lead a meltagun squad.
The sarge was originally a Blood Angel Space Marine Berserker Thingy (no idea what they're actually called - Death Blabla?) but I added a raven-beaked Corvus helmet snout to his helmet, and some dangly bits to his gut to nurglify him a bit ... I found the end result rather boring ("real" Corvus helmets look better), so yesterday I've ripped off his beak and started sculpting a gas mask instead (with a lumpy piece of intestine instead of a tube - let's breathe partially digested food, lads! Yoho).

On his head will be a WW1 german Stahlhelme (clickyclicky! (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/28/Stahlhelm.jpg)), because somehow Stahlhelme look good with gas masks. It's all the rage in 40K-land now, or so I've heard. Everybody and his uncle seems to be doing a ******** Death Korps army at the moment. ;)

Oh, I'll probably get bored five minutes after starting work on the helmet, and get back to painting a Daemon Prince or a Chaos Giant for three minutes. :P


I'm liking the conversion on the Daemon Prince's Mace, great idea there to emulate the symbol of nurgle. Can I ask where you got the mace heads from?

Sure - the big top head is the mace from an old Marauder Giant Ogre (the really big old multi-part Ogres whose plastic counterparts were part of a BattleMasters/HeroQuest expansion set) and the two smaller heads are Chaos Ogre mace heads, which I got from one of the local club members. Chaos Ogres are ***** models, but at least their maces have a purpose. :)

27-03-2007, 14:36
Intestine Gas Mask = spooky awesome
Giant Nipple in the shot = horrific O_O

The super-deformed plague marine is fantastic though, what a weird, cool sculpt. How much have you added to it? The backpack and pistol only? I've never seen that model before, very very cool.

- Salvage

27-03-2007, 14:58
Cheers, the deformed dude is one of the original Chaos Renegades: http://solegends.com/citcat911/c2107chaosrenegades-h.htm
They're quite characterful models but their sculpts are sometimes a bit off ... This guy's original firearm looked like a sausage with a skull, so I replaced it with a modern Chaos pistol, and added a new backpack for good measure (altough the old Chaos backpacks are quite sweet, in a H.R. Giger sort of way ;)).

27-03-2007, 15:02
Ah, thanks for the pic. That reminds me that my brother actually has the "Displaced Head" and "Fungus Body and Plasma Hand" marines ... I'm sure he could be coerced into parting with them :evilgrin:

- Salvage

EDIT: I just checked out the other Renegade models, and OH MY SWEET HELL those are fantastic sculpts! I'm not usually the type of gamer to pine for the OOP models, but I think I may now need to begin collecting these old Chaos boys. The dread I'm not so hot on, but the rest, including the guys on horseback ... so good

27-03-2007, 16:35
Really nice army.

I love to see nurgle marines in power armor that is not green.

Big ups to the nurgling snowman!

29-03-2007, 22:39
Hehe, my snowplaguebearer seems to be everybody's favourite demon.

@Boss_Salvage: be warned that all those old Renegades are tiny. I love the Nurgle ones because Nurgle's followers look funky when they're stunted or fat or whatever, but a unit of Khornate Chosen made from old Khorne Renegades would look quite a bit like Ratling Berserkers.
Don't feel put off collecting them if you really like them - I'm just making sure you know about the scale difference.

Today I spent the weekly Warhamster Club Night working on my sergeant's helmet .... turned out to be a pain in the bottom to sculpt a Stahlhelme, but I'm happy with the result now. Tomorrow I'll try and find a big, nasty spike to put on his helmet and turn it into a Nurglesque Pickelhaube (the conceptual Deathguard helmets designed by Jes Goodwin featured a big spike to resemble a Plaguebearer's single horn, whilst the traditional german Pickelhauben featured a similar spike to deflect sabre thrusts sideways).

Anyway, piccies for now, and maybe a start of painting tomorrow evening ....

29-03-2007, 22:57
... a very WIP Shakebearer ... or a Plaguespeare.

I love it! And the name of the blog!

Inquisitor Konig
30-03-2007, 04:02
wow that sculpting looks really good mate! keep it up.

30-03-2007, 18:25
I'm keeping up already. ;)

Today I added a spike on the helmet and made a start on painting the sarge's armour ... the armour will eventually be white (my characters get white armour whilst the grunts get bone), and the left shoulderpad and helmet will be very pale green ... I use different colours on my Marines' shoulderpads to distinguish my squads (independant characters get no special colour, to make it easy to see that they're IC's).

The armour is a mix of Camo Green and Bronzed Flesh, with added Skull White for the highlights .... looks a bit sloppy at the moment, but that'll get fixed later on. I like to paint messy. :D

30-03-2007, 22:12
Small update .... 90 minutes of painting (and watching cheesy old Conan the Destroyer) and the little fellow is starting to look a bit more the way I want him to look. :)


30-03-2007, 22:47
The Sergeant is awsome. Great conversion.

31-03-2007, 08:27
Didn't noticed that you had this blog running here too, eh Squiggy? :p
Awesome work like I said on DG.org, the stahlhelme is a great idea. That might be an idea for my DG cult terminators.. :)

Keep up the good work!

31-03-2007, 09:41
Terminators with Stahlhelme?
Maybe I'll steal that idea from you .... I've been thinking about converting Terminators for the 1500 point mark, but I don't want to use Zombie heads (not before GW designs a plastic Zombie Regiment whose heads don't look like poo).

31-03-2007, 14:04
Brilliant piece of shading and even tho its not the usual Death Guard colours, it still stands out as Nurgle!

31-03-2007, 17:07
Fantastic work there squiggoth. The gs helmet remind me more of the old DDR ones than the WW1/2 versions, but the spike on top reminds me of all those classic old Deathguard/plaguemarine models.

And I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought the old chaos marine backpacks look Giger-inspired.

01-04-2007, 09:41
Thanks! :)

In my humble opinion, the old Renegade backpacks actually looked more Giger-inspired than the original Tyranids. ;)

Another small update ....
The guts were painted Shadow Grey with Space Wolf Grey highlights, and the big tube coming from his mouth got some extra highlights with Vallejo Ivory as well. Then I gave all gut-areas a couple of glazes of Red Gore mixed with Purple, Red and Chestnut Ink, then the guitar wire and tube-gut were washed with some pure Red Ink, and then the big tube was given a final glaze of Tamiya Clear Orange with some Red and Purple Ink and water.
Next update will probably see some tidying up done on the model. ;)

01-04-2007, 11:51
These are quite possibley the nicest Death Guard I have ever seen.

03-04-2007, 12:09
They're not nice. They're Chaos Marines and very evil and all that. ;)

I began working on the metallics yesterday ... they're not completely finished as I'm not sure wether to make them greenish (oily) or brownish (corroded). I'm finally getting the hang of doing orange rust. The rust on his sword and t-beam was painted with a Dark Flesh base --> VerminBrown stippling --> Fiery Orange stippling, and then some crude patched of Boltgun with Mithril highlights, followed by a wash with 25:25:50 Brown Ink:BestialBrown:water and a light re-stippling of Fiery Orange to get the orange bright again.


05-04-2007, 12:02
I did some work on the shoulderpad .... it'll be a Nurgling's grinning mug once I'm done.
I've done a similar one on my first squad, but I'm running out of ideas for unique shoulderpad iconography. It's the beer. :p
And the rest of the Meltagun squad ..... the beakie-headed meltagunner still needs some gap-filling and maybe an old school groin plate.:

05-04-2007, 15:16
Oh I just want to have sex with that rust effect. Very nice, bravo.

05-04-2007, 15:44
Thats how plague marines should look.


05-04-2007, 15:58
Oh lord, what does that tube force into his mouth? x(

Love the gasmask though, made me go out of lurking this thread and post ;)

05-04-2007, 16:40
Oh I just want to have sex with that rust effect.

Very strange!

05-04-2007, 18:03
Awesome work Squiggy, I'm looking forward to see the other squad members finished :)

25-04-2007, 21:24
Thanks guys ...... and it's almost another month, so here's another update from Mr. Speedy (that's me ... not :p ).

At the moment I'm trying to get my second Marine squad finished ....

The sorry lot as they've been standing in my cabinet for the past year(s):

I replaced one model for being ***** ...

... and touched the rest up/finished them.

25-04-2007, 21:25
(Notice how ridiculously huge a Warhammer Skeleton Warrior's head is? Why oh why do dead people in Warhammer swell up? Don't even mention plastic Zombie hands .... :D)

Two more Rotters to go and then it's time for snow bases and muddy legs.

(The unit's Champion that was finished about four months or so ago)

25-04-2007, 21:30
That banner is awsome! What is it? Hand painted or painted sculpt?

25-04-2007, 21:44
Thanks. :)
It's a plastic Loyal Beakie banner that I got from a club mate, I'm not sure what sprue it comes from but it originally has a big laurel relief on it and a little eagle on top (I replaced it with a spear tip from a 5th edition plastic Night Goblin).
Anyway, I roughly scraped away the laurel relief and then soaked the banner's front in polystyrene cement (a liquid kind, not the syrupy GW stuff). Then I simply dragged a blunt needle over the surface, let it harden a bit, and washed it waith poly cement again to smoothen it out (dragging a needle across liquid plastic creates spidery threads). This creates a wobbly surface - and it's quite a lot of fun to do on a rainy Sunday afternoon, when you've ran out of good ideas about spending a Sunday afternoon. ;)

I let the banner harden for a day or so and then sculpted some fleshy growths on top of the wobbly surface .... the big eye in the middle was simply a very big blob that I gave eyelids .... easy does it.


25-04-2007, 23:16
I'm even more impressed now! You've done a great job of it.

You got any vehicles for these guys yet? When you do them, you'll have to drape similar banners over them.

Inquisitor Konig
27-04-2007, 04:29
fantastic job making some really gross models.

27-04-2007, 10:46
Thanks. :)
@DigitsD: I've been assembling My First Rhino this week (I've always used pure footslogging armies in both 40K and WHFB but the new Rhino model looks quite sweet, so I've bought two of those and a Predator). Draping some banners over it might look good (and because Nurgle banners never got cleaned I can count them as Extra Armour :p).
I've also finished the last two marines from Squad Orange, basing will get done today or tomorrow or something:


I've put the Rhino on hold for a while though. Once I've finished this squad's bases I have to paint one more squad and the Big Fat Prince and that will take me to 1,000 pts:

Daemon Prince with some usual goodies, Rot and Visage
Lieutenant with a Manreaper/power weapon, Strength, Rot and Visage
7 Marines with frags, plasma guns and bolters and a Champ with Power Fist, Rot and Visage, Move Through Cover
7 Marines with frags, plasma guns and bolters and a Champ with Power Fist, Rot and Visage, Move Through Cover
7 Marines with frags, melta guns and bolt pistols and a Champ with Power Sword, Strength, Rot and Visage, Move Through Cover
7 'Bearers
3 Nurglings

It's been a fun list to play with so far (the Prince gets shot up all the time but I love the model), so I hope that Move Through Cover will still be available in the new Codex .... otherwise I'll probably start using Rhinos.

28-04-2007, 13:32
I finished a squad today!
Doing snow bases on a unit is odd when it's actually so warm outside that your armpits are dripping constantly. :p


28-04-2007, 16:10
Normally, I hate nurgle. I think making everything fat and rotted is too easy, and just not worth it in my book. But you pull it off really well. I can tell you put a lot of work into your guys and I like that. Can't wait to see plague-spear finished!

30-04-2007, 20:29
I finished a squad today!
Doing snow bases on a unit is odd when it's actually so warm outside that your armpits are dripping constantly. :p

Mmm ... nurgly ... :eyebrows:

Nice fast work, and here's to gloved chaos arms! Props on the shoulder pad freehand too.

- Salvage

11-05-2007, 23:43
Thanks guys. :)
I've finished a mob of Plaguebearers this week, and started work on my final squad.
After a couple of games with my 1000 pts. army I found that my Daemon Prince was a big lump of cheese, so I swapped him for a Termie Lord (which gave me a good reason to paint Typhus .... I've had a couple'o'Typhuses lying in my bit box ever since the model was released).
My Lieutenant already has a Manreaper, so this guy gets a power weapon/plague sword ..... I've never used a termie before so I had no idea what to arm him with but I had an old crude chainsword in my bit box that looked good on him. The right hand is a 2nd edition Loyal Marine left hand with the thumb removed and resculpted, and the left hand comes from the 2nd edition Plaguemarine Champion with Weedy Little Power Mitten.

Load of pics:


3rd Squad, two more members, three left to paint (and six boring backpacks)

11-05-2007, 23:43
Termie Lord:
And his first glob of paint:

11-05-2007, 23:46
The shoulderpad of the meltagunner was inspired by a picture that a club member posted on our club's forum, of him painting Sister backpacks.

Snotty fingers. :p

The Laughing God
12-05-2007, 01:30
The fingers are cool!
You have some great freehand, I really like these nurgle. THe baige color to me is way better than normaly green.

-The Laughing God-

12-05-2007, 14:47
Cheers. :)

I actually chose beige on my first models because I thought that Death Guard were supposed to be green and I wanted something different and totally unexpected for Nurgle. I read the Index Astartes about pre-Heresy Death Guard a few weeks later. :p

I'm having six days off at the moment, so I'm trying to get my last four WIP models painted before next Thursday (gaming night). People are always surprised when I show up with a fully painted army because it only happens once in every decade or so. :D

13-05-2007, 00:17
Well, two hours' worth of painting resulted in this.
I never realized how big and detailed Terminators are. The old ones most certainly weren't. :p


The Keeper of Secrets
13-05-2007, 09:59
That guy....so...awesome....and...

Damn this feeble undescriptive language!

13-05-2007, 19:55
Damn this feeble undescriptive language!

I also have no words to describe how ^%$^%^&% tedious and annoying it is to paint a Terminator's armour. After wasting five hours simply by painting one full suit of bone-coloured armour I feel sorry for Deathwing players. :p

Anyway, the armour is done. Time to paint some details and add grime. After finishing my triple-caffein coffe, that is. :)


Angel Robertson
13-05-2007, 20:07
But the time was worth it! That looks awsome!


Warwolt the skaven
13-05-2007, 20:52
that termie lrd makes me drool... O-O

14-05-2007, 19:11
Looks sweet as hell, and I'm so happy to see you convert up Typhus instead of using him straight like most everybody else. That chainsword is actually a favorite of mine, so nice and brutal ... The big guy's armor is really great too, well worth the time, I agree.

The plaguebearer with the skull-face is especially cool too, though the rest of his buds are pretty wicked too.

- Salvage

14-05-2007, 20:35
Thanks .... to be honest I don't really know where that sword comes from, I've just found it in my bit box (I guess it's an Ork/Chaos weapon from 2nd edition but I didn't play 40K during 2nd edition). Spooky, ey? :p

I've given the lord a couple of glazes with Ultramarine Blue, Red Gore, Green Ink and Chestnut Ink to make his armour more grimy .... now it's time for the fun stuff - Even More Grime And Gore. ;)


Warwolt the skaven
14-05-2007, 20:48
yaay! And when I finall get to start a chaos army. (Most likely Fantasy Slaanesh) im SOO looting your scheme! Its bloody fanastic!

And oh dear god. That is grim, I tought I could paint. Death to you!

15-05-2007, 00:03
Love all of it but gotta see your GUO with the old head finished. ;)

15-05-2007, 01:14
Excellent work still. I don't post in your thread often but I do watch it regularly.

I love the scheme as wel as your skill.

I rate this thread 5!

15-05-2007, 01:27
I really like your style of painting, its really amazing how well you captured the feel of nurgle's finest. The freehand on the shoulder pads are something else!

15-05-2007, 21:34
Thanks guys. And yay, my first 5! :D

@Warwolt: you don't want to use this scheme on an entire army, it takes hours to get that off-white colour done on a single model. My regular Plaguemarines' armour is Scorched Brown-->Graveyard Earth-->Kommando Khaki-->Bleached Bone, which looks almost the same but only takes fifteen minutes or so per model (with a HUGE brush). =0)

@Trygon: I've put that GUO on hold for a while, as I'm momentarily totally not into Fantasy Battle .... Nurgle in 40K can actually win battles, which is fun for a change. ;)
So far he looks like this: http://s13.photobucket.com/albums/a285/squiggothnurgle/Daemons/

Another evening of smearing paint on the fat guy resulted in this:
Almost done now ....

15-05-2007, 23:37
God I love that GUO, the horns are fantastic. Great work, can't wait to see more. :D I've got one of those heads as well and plan to do one like yours but without horns.

16-05-2007, 01:04
Looks amazing as usual. Any chance on a run down on that metal, looks wiked. Oh and you've made me want to start playing nurgle now, its all your fault (though thats not a bad thing).

Tsen Out

16-05-2007, 01:55
That Termie Lord looks just plain AWESOME!! if it was any more awesomer i would completely freak out to the point of explosion, and im ******* out pretty bad right now.

that is amazing.

16-05-2007, 05:12
Thanks! :)

@Tsen: the standard metal is Boltgun haighlighted with Chainmail and Mithril, and then washed a few times with a mix of woodglue, water, Terracotta, Dark Green Ink and Chestnut Ink. Adding a drop of woodglue prevents the "coffee stains" that often happen when you use a wash.
The funky bulbous bits on his back were painted Tin Bitz, with highlights of Brazen Brass, Old Shining Gold and Mithril Silver ... the old Shining Gold is somewhat greenish instead of orange like the current one (it's still produced by Coat d'Arms).

16-05-2007, 07:36
that painting is amazing...

*gets angry and throws a world class hissy fit, possible contrivening article 76 of the UN security resolution invoking the wrath of world powers...*


16-05-2007, 07:47
OK, who are you and how many golden demons have you won? These guys are awesome, your skills are quite enviable, both painting and sculpting!

16-05-2007, 10:44
I haven't won any Demons so far. I entered a BloodBowl team in Birmingham a few years ago, but that was mainly because people with Demon entries were allowed to enter the Games Day 30 minutes or so before everybody else, and after a 20 hour bus drive I didn't feel like waiting much longer .... also because they had coffee inside. :p
I've had a small Nurgle army featured in WD though, which was pretty sweet.

Nowadays I play a lot more than I used to, so I've started focussing on getting regiments finished instead of painting single models .... no chance at the Demons anymore but at least my armies no longer look like shiny silver tinboy hordes. ;)

@Schoolcormorant - beware of your blood pressure man, all that cropped-up anger is soooo 2006. You should really play a couple of battles. You know, to relax and all that. :D

16-05-2007, 11:04
Guess you come to the UK GD then! I'm only 20 minutes from there so easy to get to! I think after standing in the rain queueing for 2hrs, I'll enter anything into GD just to be dry this year!

Oh, nearlly forgot, as a Nurgle fan, awesome!

16-05-2007, 11:07
That thing is Puke-tastic! Big Poppa-Nurgle would be proud.

16-05-2007, 14:16
Big Poppa Nurgle already blessed me with a nose full of snot this week ... I'm not sure if I can stand more blessings from the big guy. =0p

@Jasevx: maybe I'll visit again, I've been to three or four GamesDays in the Birmingham Indoor Arena so far but haven't seen the new location yet.

He's done ..... took a bit longer than I expected, but I've just enough time left to cook dinner before I have to be back at work (aka shove garlic bread in oven and wait 7 minutes).


16-05-2007, 14:41
Whats to say that hasn't already been said?!

Thats one beautifully painted model :)

16-05-2007, 14:44
that hand just looks too puny for a powerfist, I'm sorry.

16-05-2007, 14:52
It's not a power fist ... I'm using it as a close combat weapon and Daemonic Strength (the other weapon he's holding is a power sword).
Power fists suck when wielded by IC's. ;)

16-05-2007, 18:39
I wouldn't mind a Typhus with that chainsword, maybe being held rather than balanced point down ... mine would never be so pretty though :D

Great stuff, love his nurgling friends too. Any idea what's next?

- Salvage

EDIT: #666 - Congrats Squiggoth :skull:

16-05-2007, 19:12
Glorious - Simply Glorious!!!

I'm waiting to do more with my Chaos until the new Codex. When that happens I'm almost sure to go Nurgle unless they become teh suk. You'r pait jobs are fantastic inspiration!!!


17-05-2007, 15:08
Thanks guys! =0)

@Fred: I'm curious as to what will become of Nurgle myself. As far as I know, the new Codex won't be dealing with the Legions but be more of a vanilla list. I'll be hanging on to my 7-man squads though. =0)

I wouldn't mind a Typhus with that chainsword, maybe being held rather than balanced point down ... mine would never be so pretty though :D

Yeah, I wanted him to point his sword forwards originally but couldn't find a proper hand for that. I found one a few days ago in an old bit box down in the cellar, but by then it was too late. =0p

Great stuff, love his nurgling friends too. Any idea what's next?

- Salvage

A squad with flamers in a rhino. Drive-by-flaming Plague Marines, yay!

EDIT: #666 - Congrats Squiggoth :skull:

Lol! Stop posting forever or you'll lose the blessing.

Today I whipped up a little tutorial on how I do freehands on my shoulderpads for Deathguard.org. Maybe people here will find it useful too. =0)

*argh, maximum of four images per post*

17-05-2007, 15:08
Step 1
Paint the shoulderpad in the basic colour (in this case Rotting Flesh with Skull White highlights)

Step 2
Draw the basic shape of your freehand with a darkish colour. In this case, I wanted a Mark of Nurgle made from skulls with three "linking beams" and I used Codex Grey for the skulls and Catachan Green for the beams.
Don't worry too muchg about getting the correct shape, that'll be fixed later.

Step 3
Fill in the shapes, and try to get more definition into the drawing ... In this case I used Bronzed Flesh to "flesh out" the skull shape. I also roughly dotted the eye sockets and nasal hole thingy with black.

Step 4
Start tidying up. Here I used Bleached Bone to make the eyes and nose more neat, and to make the shape of the skull look sharp.

17-05-2007, 15:09
Step 5
Final highlights, here with Skull White. Now the skulls look like skulls.

Step 6
Now I add some highlights to the "linking beams", and draw a black line around the freehand because I like the look of dark lines.
You can see that I got sloppy here and there, so the black line is quite thick in places. No worries, that'll be fixed in Step 7.

Step 7
Tidy up the black lines with your shoulderpad colour.
The tidying up is not completely done yet, but this is more or less the way I do my freehands in 90% of the cases. :)

Angel Robertson
17-05-2007, 15:11
Awsome little tut! Very simple! Now all i need is a steady hand . . .


17-05-2007, 17:56
Awesome job on that freehand. I just started doing freehand and your work is inspirational!

21-05-2007, 01:13
After wasting five hours simply by painting one full suit of bone-coloured armour I feel sorry for Deathwing players. :p


I dont ever want to paint Bone ever again after my 1200 pt DW army ;)

I really like that Termy lord though... looks horrible. Brilliant!

sin of damnation
21-05-2007, 01:44
Very nice looking models Squiggoth. The clour schemes looks great, and I think the character models especially look fantastic. Keep it up!

I like your take on the Typhus model as well. I'm going to be painting one soon, and wasn't planning on converting him, but after seeing yours I think I have to.

Bring on the drive-by flamers!

21-05-2007, 21:06
Thanks guys, it's good to know that I'm spreading some Nurglove here. ;)

I've finished two more guys from the third squad over the past few days, and I've been gathering bitz for a Havoc squad .... it's working title is "Big Bang Squad" .... count the plasma weapons. :D


21-05-2007, 21:06


21-05-2007, 21:07
And this will be fun to field - 4 plasma guns, 1 plasma pistol. Something WILL melt. :evilgrin:


21-05-2007, 21:33
If Nurgle snots out some nurglings then it'll be the enemy.

Nice Death guard models.

21-05-2007, 22:17
Nice job, excellent rust as usual. Awesome eyes and shoulderpads as well.

21-05-2007, 22:51
i love your army man. it reminds me of the old plaguemarines who had the pickelhaubs and the goggled facemasks. brilliant!


22-05-2007, 08:08
Amazing work, can't wait to see the dice rolls of one on this lot! ;)

30-05-2007, 19:59
Thanks guys! :)

Amazing work, can't wait to see the dice rolls of one on this lot!

I never, EVER roll any ones. And I'd certainly never roll twelve ones out of thirteen attacks. :p

Anyway, I've finished My First Thousand Points of Plaguemarines so I'm having a beer now.
Only to congratulate myself off course, otherwise I would never ever touch that foul stuff. I'm a milk man really!

And a group shot of the entire army: clickyclicky (http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a285/squiggothnurgle/Plaguemarines/1000ptsoverviews.jpg)

Now back to building a Rhino and a bunch of plasma-wielding Havocs. :)

Warwolt the skaven
30-05-2007, 20:10
Must.... start... old skool.... NUUURGLE!

30-05-2007, 20:11
Enjoy the well-deserved brew - more a vodka man myself, really - or maybe 7 because that army is faaaaaantastic. Now go! Get your game on! I demand to hear exploits of Sneezy Co. in action! Nurglings FTW!

- Salvage

31-05-2007, 01:07
Plasmahavocs are suicidal! Don't do it! That expensive T5 won't help at all. Meltaguns are good enough.

31-05-2007, 10:53
But I like plasma weapons ..... nothing is more fun than removing half of your most expensive unit after their first shooting phase. And it gives me a good reason to use Billious Green on a model. :D

I'll also be building a Meltagunner Havoc Squad because I found a sweet old (= crude and huge) Ork meltagun in my bit box last week ... it kind of looks like this old Orky plasmagun, only it's a meltagun instead of a plasmagun. :p

I'm running out of Troops choices by the way .... one squad of flamer boys left and then I'm on six Troops.

31-05-2007, 11:24
Enjoy the well-deserved brew - more a vodka man myself, really - or maybe 7 because that army is faaaaaantastic. Now go! Get your game on! I demand to hear exploits of Sneezy Co. in action! Nurglings FTW!

- Salvage

Forgot to mention, I've got six or so DG battle reports scattered throughout my bloggy here: http://www.deathguard.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7014

Nurglings FTW indeed, if only they were as nasty in 40K as they are in WHFB. They did eat a mob of Shoota Boyz and half a Warboss once though. ;)

31-05-2007, 13:25
And it gives me a good reason to use Billious Green on a model. :D
Don't you mean good old Scorpion Green? But then I need no excuse to use Scorp on every model I own :evilgrin:

And I'll check those batreps in a sec ...

- Salvage (1/2 of the Warwolt/Salvage Tag-Team of Doom)

31-05-2007, 14:02
I really like what you've done w/ the force. It makes me wanna drop what I'm doing and re-start my Nurgle. The free hand shoulder pads are brilliant.

01-09-2007, 20:20
Has it really been three months since I updated this? *bows head in shame*

Anyway, I've started painting Great Generic One a few weeks ago. I've kept a painting guide thingy (mainly for my own reference as I tend to forget specific recipes after about a week or so), might be of use to folks who want a Great Generic One for themselves. ;-)

Basecoat of Gretchin Green, roughly highlighted with Camo Green, a mix of Camo/Rotting Flesh and then pure RF. Then I painted some areas with Tallarn Flesh and wetbrushed those areas with a mix of TF/RF and then pure RF.
Then a glaze of Scorched Brown, then a second glaze of SB with some Purple Ink added. Re-highlighted with Rotting Flesh, and done.

The maggoty things were painted shadow grey with space wolf grey highlights, then washed with watered down Tamiya Clear Red and a mix of green ink, brown ink and some snakebite leather.

The skin also got some Tamiya clear red glazes, and the open wounds were glazed with several red, purple and brown inks. They still need some more of those, I guess.

The anus was painted Tanned Flesh, highlighted Dwarf Flesh, then glazed with succesively snakebite leather, bestial brown, scorched brown and brown ink. I tried to make it look as if he's had explosive diareah.

The spine and elbow were painted Vomit Brown, then washed with some scorched brown and purple ink glazes, then highlighted with a mix of Vomit brown and Fortress Grey, with added Bleached Bone for a highlight and pure Bleached for the final highlight.

The metal claw was painted Vallejo Russian Brown, with skull white added for the highlights and a final highlight of pure white. Then glazed with red gore and ultramarine blue for the 'bruised flesh' look, still needs some brown and green glazes to de-pinkify it. Rubbery tubes and such are Codex Grey with a black ink wash, nice and easy.

The bronze on the sword is Tin Bitz with highlights of brazen brass and mithril silver, and some jade green glazes. The jewels are Dark Angel green with a black ink wash, then highlights with Dark Angel, Snot, Scorpion and Ancient Billious Green (the original Billious Green is a bit paler than the later versions).

I'm not quite sure what to do with the tongue (I'd normally go for pink, but it blends in too much with the rest of the model), and wether the maggoty things need to be whiter (I think they're supposed to be intestines but they stick out of the model at the weirdest locations).

That'll be all for now.


01-09-2007, 22:28
I think I'm gonna be sick...that thing looks amazing Squiggoth! Fantastic painting, the blending is perfect!

Didn't check out the rest of your stuff yet, but judging by this I'm in for a treat!


HOLY CRAP!!! I just went throught the log this morning and :eek: this is one of...no, this IS the best Nurgle army I have ever seen, ever! I don't know what I like more, the characterful conversions, the fantastic painting, or the amazing freehand....it's all just sooo good! One of my favorite touches are the giant worms, they really combine the dirty, slimy, funny, unnatural, awesome feel of the army!

Absolutely stunning work, 5/5, 6/5 if I could.

Metal Fingered Villain
01-09-2007, 23:59
Yes yes, these photos are much better then the ones posted on the chocolate cake!

05-09-2007, 12:05
I'm starting with DG themed 40k army and I wan't to say one thing about your work: jaw-drop. :)

05-09-2007, 12:25

The fact that it looks like flesh just... lol makes it worse!!!

Kinda reminds me of how Tetsuo turned into that mutant thing, and blobbered all over the place...


05-09-2007, 12:43
That is...(tries to think of a more suitable word for the festering puss ball than 'stunning'...fails!)

Great work man I haven't had a look at this log for a while but it's getting better and better by the looks of it. This really is a great army :)

Lord Commander Eidolon
05-09-2007, 14:10
this thread reeks of putrefactating awesomeness

13-10-2007, 20:27
Woooooow, aha. Way to use some AWESOME talent there, mate. I love this log. consider me subscribed once my internet gets better. Computer virus ;)

14-10-2007, 05:36
Urg. That GD is disgusting.

Obviously a compliment in this thread...

15-10-2007, 17:23
Great Work! Keep it up.

15-10-2007, 18:22
You should really stick some small fly wings on the GUO and make him into a Winged Daemon Prince.. Really.. love the army.. =)

Now add some nurglified Obliterators.. atleast 3, and more Rhinos.. Rhinos ftw.. =)

13-02-2008, 09:04
my god! that is just disgusting it makes me want to vomit ! I LOVE IT!!!!!!! :cheese:

do you mind if i steal the colour scheme please ?

you are an inspiration. pure brilliants i wish i had your army


Mr Feral
13-02-2008, 09:44
Mad props for your skills, a great inspiration for all Nurgle fans.


(you do know I'm going to have to steal all your good ideas now :p)

13-02-2008, 09:57
Oh my goodness! I love how every model is completely unique, yet totally fits the entirety of the army. You obviously take a lot of time adding small and fun little details, not just on the model, but on the base as well! The Nurglings just look totally adorable and sweet!! I like the blue on your Plaguebearers, it just works!

It is a little bit too colorful for my taste, but that's just a matter of opinion. I like my models drab and dark. That has nothing to do with the obvious skill and love that goes into your models!
Keep up, you're doing an awesome job!!

17-02-2008, 02:20
I just started a Nurgle force and this is awe inspiring stuff.

Your work is really inspiring can't wait to see more.

Thanks for taking the time to share this.

This is one of the most original Nurgle schemes I have seen. Looks great !!

17-02-2008, 09:41
some great stuff here. i love the classic plague marine model, the one pointing with the fist! still looks great after all these years, and the paint jobrocks (i always love seeing plague marines that arent bilous green :D)

geek up the good work

20-02-2008, 20:25
must say your an inspriation but..... we need UPDATES!!!!!! lol nurgle is getting displeased with the lack of updates!!! lol


20-02-2008, 21:55
really sweet nurgle army and the painting is spectacular.

Metal Fingered Villain
21-02-2008, 07:20
Man this thread came back from the deep end. Still waiting for deathguard.org to come back...:mad:

05-08-2008, 08:41
OMG... your painting skills are amazing! I love the plog... SUBSCRIBED!

07-08-2008, 17:39

Totally amazing Death Guard models.

Superb paint jobs too.

Subscribed without hesitation (and I might steal some of your recipes for the nurgley bits of my collection).

Metal Fingered Villain
07-08-2008, 19:01
I'm gonna quote myself on this one again.

Man this thread came back from the deep end.

Adeptus Mechanicus
08-08-2008, 11:39
I love the nurglings, so full of mischief ^^

12-08-2008, 09:35
This thread is still alive after 11 months? I should have thrown it in a deeper end. ;)

Thanks for the kind words guys, and sorry for the lack of updates so far. The departure of Deathguard.org, GW's current fixation on spamming special characters down your throat rather than making interesting army lists, and their ridiculous lack of proofreading and FAQs have seriously dampened my enthousiasm for Warhammer for the past year (my old Nintendo consoles haven't seen this much action since the mid-nineties :D).
However, despite GW's best efforts to scare me away I'm slowly starting to get back into the hobby, not in the least thanks to a new Nurgle-only forum (http://papanurgle.freeforums.org/index.php) tickling my inner Nurgling again.

I'm currently building a squad of Nurglinators for the Band of Rotters, converting some old Plaguebearers into command groups to turn my old WHFB Nurgle army into a seperate Mortal and a Daemon army (since we all know that Mortal followers of Nurgle would rather hang out with Tzeentchian mortals rather than with Nurglings and Plaguebearers ... :rolleyes: ), and slowly repainting my old Deffskullz (most of which were speedpainted in a couple of evenings during the Armageddon campaign from a few years ago, and therefore look a lot like pro-painted eBay models).

Once I've got something more interesting to show I'll update this blog for real, but for now I'm rather busy with rescuing my paint pots from dehydration and trying to discover where I've left all my Useful Bitz. :D

12-08-2008, 10:49
amazing stuff you have here! you'r freehand work is stunning!

12-08-2008, 11:35
So many cool ideas. Best thread I have seen in ages

12-08-2008, 11:53
Your freehand is astounding!!!!

12-08-2008, 17:37
WOO! Squiggoth is back :) atlast! now we get to see some more of the worlds finest Boogies! i love your painting and your are a real inspration.!

hope to see an update soon!

Maggot out.

12-08-2008, 18:28
Great stuff. I like the nurglings with snowman. Good to see people having fun with the hobby.

14-08-2008, 01:28
Good to hear from you again Squigg, and glad that you're stilling trucking with Warhammer despite the latest rash of GeeDubbery :(

Be watching for that update :skull:

- Salvage

Kasrkin 666
14-08-2008, 03:55
Wow....I hella wanna do a Nurgle force now.


06-09-2008, 16:58
I usually hate all things Nurgle (c'mon, who wants to run around for eternity with a cold?) but this stuff is actually pretty nice. Some very nice ideas and a more interesting colorscheme than 90% of the Rotters out there.

Khorne and Tzeentch still kick rotten ass though ;D

16-06-2011, 12:57
love the army and colour could be so kind and share how you painted the armor?