View Full Version : My Nurgley marines.

tristan the
27-03-2007, 22:39
Evening, have been working on these chaps for a few months, hoping to have a fifteenhundred point force by the late summer:

This squads finished, though in the final army I'll swop some troops around so they all have bolters or pistols in their respective squads:

Heres the start of a chosen terminator squad, will be adding one more obliterator based guy and one more ogre based guy with a flag:

Some deamons, went for the oldskool style ones, need two more, but I'm on a self imposed eBay ban till I reduce the pile of sprues in the corner:

tristan the
27-03-2007, 22:40
And the guv'nor, a deamon prince with speed:

Finally, I'll be able to use the army as either regular Chaos, Lost and the Damned, or traitor guard, heres part of the latter two options, smelly mutants:
One has a pan on it's head, and with that, I end my post.

28-03-2007, 00:41
Nice, I like the daemon prince, what is that torso made from?

tristan the
28-03-2007, 13:32
Cheers, the princes lower body is a stegadons two bottom halves, with milliput on top of it, the front body bit is from a warhammer ogre.

28-03-2007, 14:59
One has a pan on it's head, and with that, I end my post.

:D And a fine ending indeed!

A funny funny nurgle army - i like what you have done with different kits and minis.

Your DP, is he done or WiP? Reason I'm asking is that the blood and the skin looks great, but his stegadon body looks like it could use a couple of more layers of ink.



28-03-2007, 15:18
Man, Warseer has a real Nurgle infestation right now ...

But wow, some great great conversions in your army! Freaky awesome stuff, the squig head on the big guy is inspiring! Would like more pics of those painted CSM if you've got 'em. Looking forward to more mayhem! :evilgrin:

- Salvage

28-03-2007, 15:54
As Boss_Salvage just said, Warseer is indeed seeping in nurgle related projects. All of them have shown the strength of the father of disease to the modeller, for they are all so very different and I have enjoyed them all.

Your work is very witty and old skool. Many of your miniatures date from the day when GW were a little less po faced and humour regularly poked its head up through the horror.

I look forward to seeing more.

28-03-2007, 19:53
I can't say anymore to that, unique, and something thats missing sometimes, humour!

tristan the
28-03-2007, 22:16
Cheers guys, bit of encouragement goes a long way, the fruits of todays labours'll get stuck up tommorow.

PinD, Yeah, firmly WIP, Im going for a rhinocerous/lotr troll kinda look, he needs severe de-blue-ing, bloody shadow 'grey'.
In fact, only 10 of the above minis are fully completed.

Boss, must be some kind of epidemic :). As for more of my stuff, my photobucket'll contain various wips and other angles, though it's horribley disorganised, you can take a look if you like:

OrlyggJafnakol, indeed, one of the plaguebearers (the rightmost one) is nearly the same age as me:D

Jasevx, and others who mentioned it; I'm interested in the humour angle, I hadn't really noticed it, but I'd like to cultivate it. What models or things do you feel add to it?

28-03-2007, 22:22
Dude they look like the guys from GWAR

Inquisitor Konig
28-03-2007, 23:53
Dude I really like it. As far as really off the wall Nurgle stuff that can go tooooo far, your is really sweet. Your Mutant with a pan on his head reminds me of a Mutant named "Bucket Head" (for obvious reasons) that my friend made. I think I like your DP the most. Lots of character and looks like a fast nurgle guy... if there ever was one...
keep it up!

tristan the
29-03-2007, 21:07
My 'dreadnaught':
Actually, I'll be honest here, I'm not 100% into this guy, the giants frame is so recognisable that it just look slike one with stuff stuck on it, in hindsight I really wish I'd altered the pose significantly. For all GW making out how customisable it is I'm a little dissapointed, though he's only plastic so I cant moan.

A tank:
another angle (http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d170/tristanthe/PIC_00651.jpg)

tristan the
29-03-2007, 21:11
I really liked the FW hellhounds, but they're gonna be taking enough of my hard earned soon enough, so I had a go emulating them, very early WIP stage at present:

And here's a reapercannon toting terminator, reckon he needs more armour?
The base in front has Claude, my nurgling on it.

Who the hell gave the massive wooden gun to the bloke with one eye?

oh, that'd of been me.

sin of damnation
29-03-2007, 22:25
I really like this army. It's got a cool, oldschool feel about it, and as mentioned above, it's got some fun, characterful conversions. Keep it up.

On the giant, would it be possible to give him thicker arms somehow (like adding big fat power cables, wires or something). That might blend the weapons into his arms a bit more which might be enough to make him look less like a giant.
Love where the hellhound is going.

Overall, looking good!

tristan the
29-03-2007, 22:44
Cheers Mr. Dingo, jolly? can't wait to get started on a great unclean one now :D

sin of damnation: ooh I reckon that could be it, that right arm is really nasty at the moment, I'm sure I have an old dread powerplant somewhere though. a buncha cables leading to it should bulk up the arm nicely :)

Rabid Bunny 666
29-03-2007, 23:42
dude, consider you mutant ideas nicked :D

I'm liking the conversion work on the Marines, suitably Nurglesque

29-03-2007, 23:46
About that informal race you mentioned, Tristan - no way am I going to finish my 1000 pts. before you do. :D
Keep it up man, every update so far has been cool to see, Mr. pan on the head and Little Claude and all .... altough eyeballs growing out of a model's slottabase are soooo 2005. :p

Inquisitor Konig
30-03-2007, 05:06
the guy only has one eye? does that matter when he has a gun that shoots so fast?

30-03-2007, 15:56
Impressively beat-to-hell tank, I dig it. Claude the nurgling is another high note for me in this update, he's quite the guy. What's he doing on that nice big base? Perhaps he is the acting demon prince and is waiting for his impressively scenic base to appear????

Agreed on beefing up the giant's arms will go a long ways, and should be quite cool looking too.

- Salvage

tristan the
30-03-2007, 16:16
Claude was going to be on the boss' base before I knew what he was going to look like, I was saving him for a terminators base or something, but youve just given me an ace idea, a stand in deamon prince for when I have anal opponents that dont like squig'eads 60mm base:evilgrin:

=I= Konig, yeah, those Tau burst cannons make guns look ded blasty dont they.

Squig, I wouldn't bet on it, I dug up an old N64 in a cupboard so my nurgloids are getting neglected to the awesomeness of perfect dark.

Armour plates and cables are on the arm now, and I 'borrowed' some capacitators and stuff from college to adorn them.

30-03-2007, 18:52
Squig, I wouldn't bet on it, I dug up an old N64 in a cupboard so my nurgloids are getting neglected to the awesomeness of perfect dark.

"An old N64"? You youngsters call an N64 old? My old C64 is still running perfectly .... after almost 25 years. :p

tristan the
03-04-2007, 23:26
You may be familiar with this guy:
well I decided to bring him, kicking and screaming into the 21st century:
It was really quite painful to stick him in that godawefull pose, but I had to or my homage wouldn't of worked.

bulked up the giants arm, and he has cables now.
Yes I know that one on his p-fist arm is really short, and he wouldnt actually be able to smakc anyone without breaking his expenisive machiney stuff, lest just say it's retractable OK? :P

Painting this fellow currently
at first I really hated that stupid meat stuff all over him, but it's grown on me a bit (I could probably make some kind of joke there, cos you know, it's grown on him, but it's late so you'll have to imagine one for yourself)

tristan the
03-04-2007, 23:27
and finally, spare greenstuff syndrome:
no idea what that is, but if it was on my arm I'd want to go see a doctor

tristan the
04-04-2007, 13:53
spent from midnight to half two watching firefly and jiggling the weapon on this guy:
then from half two to three doing the head, which I am really proud of, I nearly laughed out loud when I saw how it looked.

Guess the parts, I'll be really impressed if you can get them.

tristan the
17-04-2007, 16:28
Been in the US so not a lot got done


Just this guy on the night before I went, nobodys guessed what his head is yet:evilgrin:

17-04-2007, 16:57
Great nurgle army!

All your pics have gone into my "inspiration folder for armies i'll never get round to". :D

I'm not sure of the guys head, maybe a fantasy ogre butcher seeing as you have butcher parts?

I know your lords head is a squigs! It's so damn cool!

17-04-2007, 19:43
I love what you did with that old plastic plague marine. I have one of those lying around and might have a go myself. All I can say is your conversion is a damn improvement over that awful initial sculpt.

I am enjoying seeing your giant dreadnought thing come together!

Keep it up!

tristan the
26-04-2007, 22:46
Thanks a lot for the comments guys, little encouragemeent goes a long way:D

In case you hadn't noticed by now, I am in fact a criminally slow hobbyist so here's this months meager update:

Coloured this in a bit more

Convertised this
I like the mouth I sculpted on the underside of his head but it's hard to photograph

tristan the
26-04-2007, 22:47
And finally gave claude a purpose, toe protector for my army standard bearer:

26-04-2007, 23:31
Some great ideas here. You've reminded me that I want to buy a giant to convert it into a deamon prince. Waiting to see more finished stuff.

27-04-2007, 18:55
Nice use of the giant feet bits, and nice hood on the standard ogre. Also, Claude remains The Man.

- Salvage

tristan the
30-04-2007, 20:36
Waiting for more finished stuff Digits? You and me both. Im still unsure on the awesomeness on the giant kit, on the one hand, assembled in the GW way it's an alright model, and you get plenty of bits to be creative with. However the plastics a really nasty brittle stuff, and the main model is not designed to be reposed, so it's convertable up to the level that GW lets you convert it, but anything past that standard pose and you have a major resculpting job on your hands.

Was originally going to be a meltagunner, but I liked his belly too much to cover it up, Am I the only one thinking he looks like Danny DeVito?

Left the background in this pic uncropped because I forgot the take a picture of the dreagiants progress, you can just see him there in the background:
God those proportions look horrible, thought I'd add the missing link between the regular plaguemarines and the ogres in my force. The putty is a mix of GS and milliput, looks luminous and I prefer working with it to straight GS or milliput.

Did pick up a paintbrush too, but I got distracted
Authentic eh :lol: