Friday, 1 February 2013

Nurgle Heldrake – part 4


The 1st of February already and our next big 40k game is only 10 days away!

Nurgle  Heldrake – part 1
Nurgle  Heldrake – part 2
Nurgle  Heldrake – part 3

As promised, here's a first proper look at the Nurgle Heldrake mid-paint. I'm several highlights in – to the point of an off-white colour – and just waiting for a final wash to knock them back a bit. You can also see above, the right eyeball basecoated in anticipation of some details. Hoping to go with something rather Lord of the Rings with the eye.


The boils all over the model were painted up with a brown/orange basecoat then highlighted to almost white. I then washed them and the surrounding areas in a thinned orange ink. I need to add a limited amount of red ink to represent inflammation around these areas.


The fungal vents at the back of the model were painted up in exactly the same way as those on Typhus. Privateer Press Cryx Base and Cryx Highlight, both mixed with a little Black and washed in green. I haven't done much to the flesh elements other than give them a Dark Flesh basecoat, plus the tail bone and horns are still brown.


The overall effect is looking good and, once those highlights have been blended in a bit, it should look the business. I've purposefully tried to match the colour schemes used on the Plague Marines so that there is a visual coherency on the battlefield.

Still lots to do but, once complete, this model will serve as the colour guide for all the Nurgle vehicles in my army.


15 comments:

  1. Nice work mate, I like it a lot. Definitely an improvement on the original model too!

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    1. Thanks mate.

      He still looks a bit on the chicken side, but he definitely looks more organic than the original.

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  2. Wow that looks brilliant!!

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    1. Cheers Simon. It's taken me a while to get it this far but should be finished this weekend, then I can move onto the next project!

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  3. Splendid! Really like your work on this Templar.

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    1. Thanks Anne. Not the best painting that I've done but he looks the part for sure. Been an enjoyable project so far.

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    1. Cheers Fran. I'm going back to re-paint the Forgefiend in a similar style. Was going well this evening but had to stop due to back ache!

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  5. Awesome job on the Heldrake! Been following its progress and seeing it painted makes it even more organic and Nurgly. The colors also blend together very well.

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    1. Cheers Skanwy – got to finish off some details yet so hope to have a final "ta-da" post of this guy in the near future.

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  6. Just got to say that you have done a fabulous job here! Truly outstanding and probably one of the best and bravest 'green stuff' conversions that you have done. Amazing!!!!!

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    1. It all came good in the end to be sure, but after I destroyed the shiny new model I did wonder if I'd made a terrible mistake!

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  7. I love what you did with this! I didnt like the original model much, feels a bit cut-off (seems a lot of people have the same opinion) but your version doesnt look nearly as weird, fits the rotten theme really. Been a nice project to follow, thanks for sharing the documentation.
    I kinda like the eye as is tho, looks a bit zombielike :)

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