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Herod
11-05-2007, 05:57
Hi all,

OK, I have decided to start one of these progress threads. Looks like it is a good way to keep motivated, and maybe pick up some constructive criticism along the way.

I am working on a BoC/HoC Nurgle themed army, and I have just finished up my 1st unit.

My newest finished figures:

http://home.comcast.net/~xherodx/HBB1.jpg

Another:

http://home.comcast.net/~xherodx/HBB5.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~xherodx/HBB6.jpg

And here is the group:

http://home.comcast.net/~xherodx/HBB8.jpg

I've got a couple herds, minotaurs, dragon ogres, chariot and an exalted demon all on the assembly line. (eeek.) My goal was to get things done for the Nemesis Crown, although it isn't looking good.

Anyway, Thanks for looking!

H

Hideous Loon
11-05-2007, 07:52
Really cool Minotaurs, Herod, good job. Smooth, sleek, and probably not as Chaotic as we are used to (this is the only gripe I have).

Braad
11-05-2007, 08:01
Very nice indeed.
The middle two, what kind of models are they?

Hideous Loon
11-05-2007, 08:04
I would guess Reaper, because the models don't "feel" GW-y to me.

Warwolt the skaven
11-05-2007, 08:19
very old skool! Nice stuff :D
Its probably converted GW, old stuff.

Herod
11-05-2007, 19:52
I would guess Reaper, because the models don't "feel" GW-y to me.

Hi all,

Thanks for the feedback.

The one on the left is a Reaper sculpt "Cretus", and the one on the right is the body of an old-school Chainmail zombie minotaur, and the head is from a different Reaper mino.

I am spreading my GW mino's across all the units, and it is my deepest hope that at some point we will see some new >improved< plastic ones down the road which I can fill in. :)

As far as them not being "cahotic enough" - that's a valid point. Hopefully as my green stuff skill increases I can open it up a bit.

Thanks again,

H

Ninners
11-05-2007, 20:04
Ive seen you models on CMON and i saved them into my inspiration folder! I nearly did the same thing again:D

They look really great, the amount of nurgle is just right

looking forward to more pics

Boss_Salvage
14-05-2007, 19:17
Very very cool work, and the bases go miles towards pulling them together as a unit. Way to pull minos from different sources, especially as so few of the GW ones are all that great.

Looking forward to more of the herd!

- Salvage

natedogg710
15-05-2007, 15:57
Great job, I like the different take on the Minotaurs. I especially like the nurgle one with all of his guts coming out.

Great work and keep it up!

Pekel
15-05-2007, 20:22
Excellent painting! As for not being chaotic enough, I think that's fine. They look like scattered recruits, and the bases and Nurglings tie them together as a coherent army.

Any closeups of the other two?

Herod
16-05-2007, 01:11
Excellent painting! As for not being chaotic enough, I think that's fine. They look like scattered recruits, and the bases and Nurglings tie them together as a coherent army.

Any closeups of the other two?

Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad you think so, because that is my excuse to make each one unique so I stay interested!

Here are pics of the other 2:

http://home.comcast.net/~xherodx/mino2.jpg


http://home.comcast.net/~xherodx/mino5.jpg


http://home.comcast.net/~xherodx/pbull1.jpg


http://home.comcast.net/~xherodx/pbull2.jpg

ilikebmxbikes
16-05-2007, 01:29
could you use rat ogre parts for conversions? i havent looked into it, but it is just an idea. i like the bases. if you want the figures to look more chaos/nurgle, i would paint more green and decay on them. they look very clean and healthy.

Herod
24-06-2007, 02:02
OK another update.

This is a Heresy sculpt Minotaur, slightly converted to go for my Nurgle themed army.

All feedback is welcome -- even the tough stuff. :)

H


http://home.comcast.net/~xherodx/manbane1.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~xherodx/manbane2.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~xherodx/manbane3.jpg

odmiller
24-06-2007, 04:02
Really gross. In agood way.Those sores and pustules look revolting.

Herod
12-08-2007, 04:36
Hi all,

Finally some updates!

This is my 1st try at a chariot. This was a big learning experience about assembling pieces after painting them. A very frustrating lesson, but as I have a bunch of chariots on deck, hopefully they will go easier for me. :)

http://home.comcast.net/~xherodx/char1.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~xherodx/char2.jpg

Herod
12-08-2007, 04:37
Next up, my unit of Furies. Nothing fancy here, but my 1st try at a movement tray. It is a fairly rough, but I'll chalk it up to another learning experience. It is made primarily with sculpy (and magnets!).

http://home.comcast.net/~xherodx/furies1.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~xherodx/furies2.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~xherodx/furies3.jpg

Herod
12-08-2007, 04:38
These next pics are of my Great Bray Shaman, made from a Gorthor model. This I was actually pretty happy with considering it didn't take too long to finish up.

http://home.comcast.net/~xherodx/grtbray1.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~xherodx/grtbray2.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~xherodx/grtbray3.jpg

Herod
12-08-2007, 04:38
Last - this model I plan on using as a Wargor or Foe Render in my herd. This is a Reaper sculpt, and a pretty cool one (IMO).

http://home.comcast.net/~xherodx/wargor1.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~xherodx/wargor2.jpg

As always, feedback and criticism (even severe) is most welcome.

Thanks for looking!

H

DirtJumper
13-08-2007, 04:46
Man, I'm loving the bases. Are they made from epoxy sculpt with paint and varnish, or is it some sort of water effects product? Your painting style is very nice and smooth, not sure if it's nugle-ish enough, but looks fantastic all the same!

Angus
15-08-2007, 15:01
This is one of the best beast-chaos armies that i have ever seen, keep up the good work!

Herod
15-08-2007, 19:19
Man, I'm loving the bases. Are they made from epoxy sculpt with paint and varnish, or is it some sort of water effects product? Your painting style is very nice and smooth, not sure if it's nugle-ish enough, but looks fantastic all the same!

Thanks for the comments! I agree I have gone "Nurgle-lite", and in my defense it is mostly in the interests of time. Once I get a decent 2000 points finished, I'll spend more time converting and customizing new additions.

- In regards to the base:

Those bases are made with cork, and I use PVA glue to smooth the liquid part out, then paint and give it several coats of Future Floor Polish, which would be the same as a gloss varnish I imagine.

H

Boss_Salvage
21-08-2007, 14:40
Loving the new stuff Herod, particularly the bases. Way to be on the Reaper sculpt, and besides being really strung out and thin, it is a pretty happening model. The chariot looks rock solid, but I agree that sounds like trouble painting to that standard then assembling ...

Keep up the work, I guess we've got some small beasties in store!

- Salvage

Anardakil
23-08-2007, 00:20
I love those furies! I think I'll paint mine grey too.

Great paintin on everything :)

Herod
30-09-2007, 17:59
A long overdue update! The photo is a bit washed out, but I'd rather use what little hobby time I get to paint rather than try another round of pics. :)

Another BoC chariot - this time the rider is Gorthor with a head swap. Tried to keep it ambiguous enough so I could use it as a normal chariot, Beastlord or Great Bray.

http://home.comcast.net/~xherodx/cmonlg.jpg

Thanks for looking.

H

unwanted
30-09-2007, 18:02
Very nice Beasts, and I even like the Orcy face-mask, though I was a bit uncertain at first...

Great work!

mrtn
01-10-2007, 19:23
Very nice painting! :) I like most of the conversions too, very subtle, but the face mask doesn't really do it for me, too orcy.

SevenSins
02-10-2007, 17:28
all in all very good. Particulary like the way you individualize all your models.

Herod
08-04-2008, 06:47
My newest additions to my Chaos army:

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc292/xHerodx/shaggoth1.jpg

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc292/xHerodx/braysham.jpg

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc292/xHerodx/nurglings.jpg

Thanks for looking!

H

Saulot
08-04-2008, 09:09
Whoa! Even without hi-res pictures (hint, hint), one can still see that these minis are incredibly detailed and teh awesomness!

Hope you'll update this plog more often Herod!

snyggejygge
08-04-2008, 09:28
Nice to see you work on this again, you have some really cool & well painted minis!

Boss_Salvage
08-04-2008, 13:03
Digging the new stuff, and I'm always happy to see those older nurglings get some loving :D

- Salvage

SevenSins
08-04-2008, 17:51
yeah the nurglings look very good! I really like your basework!

odmiller
08-04-2008, 18:47
Beautiful painting, makes the wounds and other liquids look even more foul.

Urgat
08-04-2008, 19:23
Gorgeous (well, in a sense :p) army :) I love the bases especially.

blurred
08-04-2008, 20:26
Wow. A beautiful army on the way. Very beasty and very Nurgley. Digging the whole show. :)

Aflo
08-04-2008, 20:37
Awesome army. The bases are fantastic and the minis have so much character. Keep up the goodness :)

Herod
08-04-2008, 21:38
Thanks very much all! :)

Khabuldashudeth
08-04-2008, 23:39
Whoa! Even without hi-res pictures (hint, hint), one can still see that these minis are incredibly detailed and teh awesomness!

Hope you'll update this plog more often Herod!

Right-click the pics and select 'view image', then you can see them in all their close-up glory.

And its pretty darn impressive, I must admit :D