Thursday 17 August 2017


Hello Again Everyone!

Following on from my last post, we again today progress through my models from the Dark Imperium starter set.

Having worked out my colour scheme, more by luck than design I moved onto painting the Lord of Contagion. And as before he is starting to grow on me, but the posing could be a tad better. I image the artwork was the leading factor in this, in such a way that the models themselves could be presented as per the box artwork for Dark Imperium.

Trying to build onwards from the Noxious Blightbringer, I decided that with such excessive distension of certain parts of the Death Guard range, specifically the gut on the Lord of Contagion, I wanted the armour to look rotten, but the flesh to counter balance it with a fresh bloody look.

This invariably lead into thinking about the weapons that the Death Guard characters are holding. The Manreaper the Lord of Contagion wields is a horrific weapon when you think about it (try not to think too deep about whoever it was at GW that designed it... I am sure they are completely cogent and not in any way a secret maniac 😜). So getting it all bloody... It's going to make on helluva mess to the Lords armour,so I've tried to draw the blood in arcs across his armour to mimic the blood spray.

Let me know what you think in the comments, I'd love to hear your thoughts.


Wednesday 16 August 2017

Fighting back from the brink

Hi Everyone!

Long time no rant at. It's been a tough couple of months since my last post, and oh boy did things change! I shan't go into the specifics of why things have been tough, but I will say, keep your friends close when you're feeling down, you may not talk about what is wrong, but it's good to have those who care about you close by. Even if it's just to talk smack about your army or give you encouragement on how your painting is coming along. And if you do need to talk, they will and should be there for you.

So! What has been going on with me you ask? Well, funnily enough I've been painting; painting a long lost friend from the hazy days back in time when I first started in the hobby... The Return of the Death Guard!!! The Slimy Doom!!! The Fecund Fellowship of the Flu!!! (OK... I'll stop! I'll stop!...).

Having nabbed the Death Guard half of the Dark Imperium box, I felt it was a good time to rebuild my forces of the sons of Mortarion. I won't be talking about the Primaris half of the box as I've only seen the pictures and not the models, but I definitely think the Death Guard won in the aesthetic department, solely on the fact the lanky space marines just looked bland next to their Heretic counterparts.

I will caveat the above with the fact that the Lord of Contagion model (which is slowly growing on me now I've started painting him) is probably the least appropriately posed. The Lord has a strange sideways pose the makes him look quite thin, but we'll discuss that more in a future post.

So, finally after skirting the main thrust of this piece of rambling, we should get it on to what I am doing. Which is not actually what I am doing... Because it's already done. (I'm out of practice with this so you'll have to bear with me 😜).

The Noxious Blightbringer!!!


This is actually probably my favourite model in the whole of the set, and strangely enough has another wierd pose... Almost like he's leaning back after blowing something up with shocks at how much damage his plasma pistol has done... I guess the overcharged shot worked haha. I also have only 1 photo in decent lighting and only at one angle, all being well I cam get some better images at a future date.... Really need that decent camera...

The model is based in Zandri Dust, and washed with Coelia Greenshade, before dry brushing a light dusting of Zandri after drying. Finished with a very very very light edge drying brush with Flayed one flesh. Tarted up with the standard paints for bronze trim and he's pretty much done.

If you have any questions on other paints used drop me a comment below, and I'll be happy to answer.

And as always C&C are always welcome!

Now back to the painting table... Those poxwalkers aren't going to paint themselves...