Finally got my Tyranid trygons painted, phew! I’ve been working on assembling my Nurgle Chaos marines for the last 6 months, and these guys have been sitting on my painting bench for that amount of time, half-finished. Glad to say they’re finally done (well, all except for the clear-coat that is).
My Chapterhouse Studios Space Marine heads just arrived today – they’re going to be for my Nurgle-themed Raptors. Can’t wait for the other parts to get here. Here’s the heads parts that I’m going to be using: http://chapterhousestudios.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=85_112&product_id=174 I think they’ll look sufficiently Nurgly / Death Guard-esque to be convincing helmets for Nurgle Raptors.
I’ve put several of these guys together now (see this post), so I felt like it might be a good idea to show how I’m actually doing this. It’s a pretty involved process. See the Project: Nurgle Obliterators post for the list of materials needed to make these guys. I’ll reference a lot of them in the step by step process laid out below on how to make them.
In my work building a Nurgle-themed Chaos Space Marine army, I’ve been looking for a uniquely-Nurgle way to have heavy support options for my list. Reading the Codex, and all the meta-game information on-line, there’s a real value in having Obliterators in one’s list. I wasn’t originally a big fan of obliterators from a fluff perspective, but they have certainly grown on me to the point that I’m actually a really big fan now of the concept behind them. To add to my oblit-fickleness, and something that I’ve been torn for some time, is that I’m not a huge fan…
So I set out on a journey to create Biovores. I originally did not like them – I wanted a purely close combat army that shredded everything in hand to hand. I didn’t want any goofy “gun-beasts” or odd bio-artillery mucking up my perfectly concocted “slashy bug death” list. Well, turns out that list can be made, but not always very effective. I loosened up a bit and decided to go ahead and start considering more gun-beasts (like Hive Guard and Biovores).