The Tallymen – A Walkthrough on Painting Daemons of Nurgle and Other Gross Things
So, as I have covered before- I’m a hobby-whore I start one project and abandon it in favour of another and I’ve come to terms with this. In the last month or so something wonderful has happened, I have almost finished an army.
DUN DUN DUNNNNN
Surprisingly the heavens didn’t split and radiance hasn’t suffused my being- yet- but I guess I’ve still got a way to go.
So- here are some photos of what I’ve been working on and then I’ll give you a run down on how I’ve painted them, what’s left to do and how I intend to base the disease ridden beauties.
This is pretty much the starting point. Before I took these pictures all I had done was spray them all white and give each plague bearer a base coat of Rakarth Flesh.
This shot shows my asda own brand imitation Irn Bru- a must for painting and proof that I am indeed as poor as I claim to be:
So the next thing we need to do after getting sugared up is apply some ink. This was done in three stages- firstly I applied a thin layer of Athonian Camoshade, followed by a layer of Agrax earthshade.
That’s the stage below:
After all that inking you probably want some fun- well here it comes- slather watered down reds and purples all over the models. This will give them a bruised and haggard look once the final job is done!
So you’ve purpled them up? Well two more steps before your skin can be considered Nurgly enough.
Step 1: Dry brush Rotting Flesh
Step 2: Ink with a reallllly watered down Athonian Camoshade.
HEyyyyy Macarena! Your skin should be looking NURGLE TO THE MAX.
I don’t have any photo graphs of that stage but I do have these:
So this is what the skin will look like once you have done those final steps. What else have I done? Well I’ve painted the swords, horns and bases black. I have painted all the bits that I want gory white again and used a magical acrylic paint to gross them up a notch. I’ve then dry brushed any metal with Leadbelcher and applied random patches of Orange Ink to give them a rusty finish.
I will leave you with a couple of images of some of my more WIP pieces.
I wasn’t a huge fan of the original so I thought I would have a bash at my own!
I have some exciting Nurgle related news… But that can wait til next time!
Thanks for reading and if you have any questions please feel free to pop them in a comment.
May Nurgle keep your pustules ever seeping!