Friday, April 22, 2016
This was a long time coming: Second Warrior for the team Nurgle.
Start of the build: scrap from three different sources. Firstly the main body parts from Kinder Easter Egg surprise Kai character for Kung Fu Panda 3. Left hand gauntlet and the head are left over bits from GW Ogre Kingdoms sprue. Base is a cork from some French cognac, wooden part marked with Fleur-de-lis.
The Kai figure had a rubber band operated swinging system, band removed and torso pinned and glued together.
Bits attached and some mould lines filed away.
Big holes on the back just called for some green stuff tentacles...
First layer of green stuff modifications.
Some more green stuff and texture paint for the base. This Nurgle Warrior is the first to get a leveling bonus: "Block" skill marked to the base.
Some painting in and the second skill advance is "Guard".
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
After first primary colors and few ink washes. Base still unfinished.
Brass on the gauntlet and knuckledusters ink washed with Citadel Thraka green.
Back view of the Nurgle infested boils, pus and tentacles. Arm band still missing colors and highlights all round.
Friday, May 16, 2014
Initial layer of Green stuff: Red Skull signature officer leather jacket. Knife and drill work to make the left hand gauntlet corrupted the Nurgle way. Chipping away at the legs to give room for sculpted boots.
Tentacles of Nurgle now control the animate body of Red Skull - added knuckleduster to the right hand. These hands are made for casualty score not ball handling.
Nurgle's Rot has taken it's toll - boils and puss ooze out of the leather jackets shoulders. Hail Hydra armband on the left bicep.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Starting to build Nurgle team from scratch - the initial inspiration came from Easter Kinder surprise chocolate egg. The figure that came from the egg was football playing Beagle Boy - the scale was just perfect for strength 4 Nurgle Warrior.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Build a new custom Treeman miniature for Wood Elf team. Lip base with magnet to show extra skills like Guard.
Start of the build was cutting of right arm from this plastic D&D figure. Most of the Big Guy miniatures have the disadvantage of being somewhat top heavy and tend to fall down a lot unintentionally during the gameplay. With this light weight plastic core even quite tall Treeman stays upright.
Some wire for the hands skeleton structure, found Ogre Kingdoms loose head in the bit box and Secret Weapon resin base with with something that might transform itself to a tree stump.
Greenstuff rope to give better grip for Milliput arms and filled some holes with the same stuff. Added hair around the Ogre head and some extra beard to hide the wire attachment.
Terracotta Milliput arms in place and few ink washes with dark brown. The lip base is magnetized for marking extra skills and giving better balance for the miniature.
The same lip base can used for the Take Root alternative miniature to show when the Treeman is stationary.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Werewolf miniature after first ink washes with two re-roll markers made from undead shields.
Base with basic green wash, figure undercoated with Vallejo cold grey.
Gap filling with extra fur bits, quick-n-dirty basing with Citadel Astrogranite .
Some green stuff additions of knee and shoulder pads, plus torn up pants.
Assembled miniature, the left leg position still under consideration, eventually moved it a bit higher.
Pinning the miniature was quite a handful - but with all the limbs as separate bits gives great variation options for poses.
Start of the build with sprue of the Werewolf from Heresy Miniatures sculpted by Andy Foster, clearly very talented guy with a knack of making striking dynamic poses for the figures he designs. And he was nice enough to send some candy with the miniatures so this post package was really a pleasure to open.