“Bolters Don’t Work, Jon” – Daemon Prince of Nurgle

To quote the immortal Bob Ross, “everybody needs a friend,” which is why I put my Garfield monstrosity together with a companion piece. These were the only two Death Guard models on my tray so I did them up as a group, and they were a relatively quick build that gave me a nice break and breather from working on my Sisters of Battle. This model is just a run-of-the-mill finecast Daemon Prince of Nurgle which I got second hand. I put it on a nice, fancy custom base and gave him a Jon-Arbuckle-esque toupee. The hair didn’t quite turn out as immediately identifiable as I’d hoped, and I jammed a set of pliers into my thumb building the base, but other than that I’m actually very happy with how this turned out.

Pictured: Garfield and friend.

In fact, with respect to this model I think I’m happiest with how the basing turned out – adding some leftover skulls from my Sector Imperialis bases was something I did on a whim but I think it turned out nicely, and the bubbles just ended up being broken up plastic pellets for a pellet gun and little bits of leftover green stuff. I think this might become my new “standard” for doing larger Death Guard character models, since it really conveys just such a Nurgly, sludgy mess.

Pictured: A somewhat less flattering angle.

Now, with that said, I think this might have been pushing the limits of what I can do with my usual Death Guard painting method involving sponges. For most of my models it’s worked just fine up to this point but I think the sheer volume of fleshy bits and the deep indents in the back of the armor might have benefitted from the use of a different method. It matches my army and I’m pretty happy with it, but I think if and when I get a hold of Typhus (or god forbid, Mortarion) I might have to change things up just a little or find a way to account for some of the areas that will be harder to reach in crevices, without overcomplicating the paint method or scheme. But…that is tomorrow’s problem, for tomorrow’s me.

6 thoughts on ““Bolters Don’t Work, Jon” – Daemon Prince of Nurgle

  1. Dave Stone says:

    Great work on the Demon Prince Mick, from the pictures it doesn’t look like your usual method failed at all, and as you say it ties in with the rest of your army

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    1. mick says:

      Thanks! If anything I think I’m optimistic now about when I move on to Typhus because Typhus isn’t as big a model as I thought he’d be. And I get to have a lot of fun and get messy with my usual method.

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