Attack of Swamp Thing!



A SHORT Post today about my latest conversion for Grim Dark (WH40k). If you follow my blog you'll be aware that I run a pretty big (15,000+ points) Chaos army, and of the 'fractions' within that army that is steadily expanding at the moment is my Nurgle/Death Guard units. I'm right in the middle of painting some Plague Bearer daemons right now - so a post on them soonish. However, today I'm looking at my recently converted Chaos Helbrute of Nurgle.

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THIS MODEL Started out life as the Dark Vengeance Helbrute, I'll be blown if I'm paying out for the new in the box ones from GW. So. I went to ebay, picked up an on the sprure one from the dark Vengeance set for less than £10 including P&P (£33 to buy the GW in the box one). While I was at it I had a rummage about my bitz box and dug-out a Dreadnought Autocannon and some spare Nurglings and a spare Nugle Plague Bearer head (the one like a fly's head) plus a few other Nurgle looking bitz.

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THE NEXT thing to do was to glue it altogether in a pleasing way, glob PVA glue in places and scatter modelling sand on the glue (this gives it the rusted and corroded look).

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THEN I Sprayed the whole thing Chaos black.

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THE NEXT Job was to dry brush the pants off of it (I like dry brushing, it's a quick way to paint and it has a nice texture to it as well). This started as a heavy layer of Caliban Green, and then is gradually lighter layers of dry brushing, Castellan Green, Death World Green and Elysian Green. Here is where I go a bit off on a weird direction with the colour pallet, next a light layer, dry brushed, of Rakarth Flesh followed by a very-very light dry brush of Pallid Wych Flesh.

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FINALLY I Add the details with the GW technical paints for rust, which are awesome by the way, and pick out the bone and other areas. I finish off by 'dabbing' some Nurgle Rot (another technical paint) around the ends of the pipes, etc... to make it look like he has a bit of leakage....

ALL FINISHED...

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Artwork ©Simon Breeze 2014





 


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