Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Nurgle Lord of Chaos - Voting

Good afternoon children of Nurgle and thank you for joining me today so that I can announce the voting poll is now up for which of our three Nurgle Lords you prefer ( found in the top right corner ).

For those of you which are unfamiliar with our competition if can be find here along with details of how to get yourself in the running to win one of our three versions of this gruesome brute.


First up is my contribution to our patron lord of Chaos and my post about my time painting him here.

Mighty Simo

Next we have Mighty Simo's take on the Nurgle Lord, a full post about this model can be found here.

Dorn's Arrow

Unfortunately Dorn's Arrow's picture if from his phone as real life has stopped him being able to get to Mighty Simo and his photography magic but a post should be up within the next few days with shiny pictures for your enjoyment.

So now you have seen the contenders for the crown and we would appreciate you taking your time to vote ( using the poll in the top right of the page ) over the next week and then I will announce who won the vote and our first winner.


Tuesday, 28 February 2012

O'Shashar's Finished Chaos Nurgle Lord

Good evening followers of Nurgle and welcome back to our pestilent domain. The time of reckoning is drawing closer and soon the voting will commence on which Nurgle Lord our followers find the most repugnant.

The final day for us to finish painting is the 29th at which point I will put a poll up for you to cast your vote for your favourite. Now you have all seen Mighty Simo's and I hear he is venturing into the dank dungeon that holds the shambling horror that is Dorn's Arrow to give his model a glamorous photo shoot for your twisted pleasure.

However this post is about neither of my fellow pawns in Papa Nurgle's games and is about my contribution to our competition. So without further ado here is my Nurgle Lord of Chaos in all his filthy glory.

As you can see I have tried to go with how I feel a Nurgle Lord should be rather than the artwork Games Workshop has provided us with. I went for a more rusted look to the armour without taking it to the point that it would crumble to dust if it was struck.

Next up was the skin, I imagine this brute to be constantly at war rather than recently converted, he is a Lord after all and not a freshly formed conscript. So a more advanced stage of decomposition was in order and I thought a green hue leant itself well to this.

The horn and skulls I tried to give a dirty appearance to as he doesn't strike me as the kind of chap who would take the time to boil the flesh off and bleach his trophies so much as throw it on his belt until all that remained was the bone.

With his loin cloth I went for purple to compliment the green while making sure it was suitably filthy while still covering his modesty.

I tried to keep the base simple as he is a rather large model for the base size he is on so rather than try to over crowd it I just picked out the rocks in a grey tone while giving the ground a muddy appearance as don't imagine much grass would survive his march.

Overall I really enjoyed painting this model and hope who ever becomes his new owner takes care of the ugly little monster.

The draw for the winner isn't far away but if you haven't entered already all you need to do is follow this blog for a chance. Also if you want an extra crack at the prize just link to the original post found here and post in the comments.

Until next time keep spreading his plague so all can enjoy his blessings.


Friday, 24 February 2012

Nurgle Lord Complete

Good afternoon fellow plague bearers, many of you may know that a couple of weeks back we reached 50 followers. Myself, Dorn's Arrow and O'Shashar are each painting a Nurgle Lord in a mini competition to commemorate this mile stone. The model was an obvious choice for the theme of our blog.

I have to say I have relished the opportunity to paint the Nurgle Lord. I have taken my inspiration for my paint scheme from the one by the 'Eavy Metal team. I have given it a slight twist and I am overall pleased with the outcome. The amour did not turn out as dark as I wanted and I am still unsure of the bloody pus coming from his belly. Anyway I am sure you all dying to see my Nurgle Lord so here are some pictures below.

If you wish to enter our competition in hope winning mine or my fellow bloggers Nurgle Lord all you have to do is become a follower to get an entry into the prize draw and you can get a 2nd entry if you post about our give away on your own blog linking to our original post. However to try and make it fair you can only win 1 of the 3 models.

I am sure my fellow bloggers will have pictures of their painted Lords soon. Thank you dropping by and remember to spread Nurgle's blessings far and wide.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Winsor & Newton Series 7 Brush Review

Good evening faithful followers of the Plague Father and thank you once again for joining us in the darkest reaches of Nurgle's garden. As I am sure you are all aware we are currently in the midst of a challenge to paint up three Nurgle chaos lords for our 50th follower give away and if you have been cut off from the warp and missed this please click here.

For those of you familiar with my dedication to painting miniatures I am sure you all expected me to keep putting this off until I really had to. To get around this I built this model up pretty much as soon as I got it and left it with a can of primer at the top of my painting pile for the first sign of decent weather. That wasted about a week of my painting time. However this did give me the chance to use Army Painter black spray as my previous can when I tested it before spraying the model was spraying clumps of paint so was binned.

Now the army painter spray goes on well but is very high gloss and would say more just a paint like Games Workshop than an actual primer. After that I filled in the block colours and he was left to relax on my desk.

Last night however I decided that instead of continuing another story on SWTOR I had to get some paint on the model as I was being teased by Mighty Simo & Dorn's Arrow with pictures of their models approaching completion.

As I planned to paint for an hour or two I reached for my brushes and remembered about my Series 7 size 1 brush and how it still looked brand new ( no it wasn't actually just brand new it has had a fair bit of use ). So with my trusty work horse in hand I was off and managed a good three hours of painting and have almost finished the model minus the base.

I tried these brushes out as I was sick of synthetic brushes from Games Workshop going frizzy and having bristles stick out at funny angles as found a basing brush quickly went to the size of a detail brush after sorting it out. Don't get me wrong these are not cheap but I have been using this for the last 6 months and it still looks new ( apart from some paint on the handle and is holding its shape ).

Using guides I found with different suggestions on how to use the brush has helped to minimise damage but I am not a particular delicate painter and keep it flowing in the right direction at the right angle rarely happens. However it hasn't collapsed into a heap of dead bristles or had the all too common lean to the left my previous brushes developed.

I thought it would be too big to use but so far I have only used this on my Nurgle lord from base coating to detail and it has performed well as it has a nice strong point and lets me use the pressure I want. It seems to suck up a lot of paint without developing a ball of paint on the tip either so is a nice bonus.

It is recommended to use these with brush soap however I have only cleaned it with water as I hadn't tried the soap before. I wasn't sure if it was worth the money and if anyone has experience with brush soap please let me know.

Overall I am very happy with these brushes, I have a size 1 & 0 and both perform very well and while they won't make you turn into a professional painter I do believe they have improved my painting by giving me greater control.

Until next time keep spreading the message of Nurgle throughout the warp.


Friday, 10 February 2012

Tale of Three Gamers Update (Orcs and Goblins)

Good day and welcome fellow children of the Plague Father. Today I have for you another update on my Orc and Goblin horde. I am more or less on track, about half way through my horde of green skins. I managed to finish my command for my Orc Boyz mob. I think they have turned out quite nicely as you can see below.

On another note if you are not aware, myself, O'Shashar and Dorn's Arrow are having a little painting competition in commemoration of getting 50 members. We have achieved this in 10 months, which I have to say I never expected so thank you all for sticking with us.

Now we came to decision that to bring in the theme of our blog it would be fitting to use a Nurgle model and after some discussion we went for the recent Nurgle Chaos Lord. I loved the look of this model as soon as I saw it and will find it a joy to paint, but I will admit it will be sad to see it go once I have it completed, but I might purchase another one just for myself ;).

I am going to try and replicate the 'Eavy Metal teams paint scheme, because I feel that it matches the model so well, I am going to make a few tweaks and obviously it wont be painted as good (as I wouldn't have my desk job that's for sure if I was). I have him sprayed and ready to start.

If you want to win one of the three Chaos Lords we will painting then get yourself signed up as a follower and as a bonus you get a second entry by posting about our competition on your blog.

Again thank you all and remember in the embrace of the great Nurgle, you will no longer be afraid, for with his pestilential favour you will become that which you once most feared: Death.

Friday, 3 February 2012

50th Follower! You Know What That Means...

That is right faithful followers of Papa Nurgle we now have our 50th follower! We thought that this is the perfect time to have a give away to thank all the people who have been following us and to possibly draw in some new faces.

When I discussed this with my fellow bloggers it was quickly decided that it would need to be one of Nurgles minions that was sent out into the wide world as our gift to the faithful. After a long look over what there was to choose from we decided on the new Nurgle Chaos Lord.

With the prize sorted we then had to decide who would be the one to paint it ( I suggested Mighty Simo as he does love him some painting ). In the end Dorn's Arrow suggested we paint one each and have the internet vote on their favourite. Now don't worry about the other two, they will not be melted down in shame. They will be given away as well! That's right three chances to win a painted Nurgle Chaos Lord.

So the gauntlet has been thrown down and from tonight we have until the 29th of February to have our model ready to go to the public vote. After a week we will know who paints the most beautiful ( or more likely gruesome ) model between us and then we will randomly pick a follower and let them have their choice of the 3 Lords. After they have claimed their prize we will do it again for second place with the choice of the two remaining and then third place will get which get the remaining model.

Now if you feel that one entry is not enough and that you just know luck is against you I am willing to throw you a second entry in return for posting about our give away on your own blog ( linking to this post ) and then adding a link to your post in the comments below. If you do you will be entered into the draw a second time, however to try and make it fair you can only win 1 of the 3 models.

Until next time keep spreading the world of Papa Nurgle to the masses.

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