New Year, New Biologus Putrifier!

I’m counting this one as a self-rescue, and…I think it’s probably one of the nicer facelifts I’ve given a model I’ve build since I’ve taken to doing that. This was one of my favorite models from my original Death Guard, but as I started getting a better handle and…more of a practiced method to my Death Guard madness, the painted Putrifier no longer quite fit in with the rest of the group. Trying to get closer to that Horus Heresy color scheme and work in a little more red (and lots of little bottles), I set to work.

I went with an almost stippling effect on top of my normal Death Guard formula to try and add texture and a grimy look to the armor, and I’m very pleased with the result. I think that might become a new “standard” thing I do with my zombie marines. I wanted to add a little more color variety in the model in a few other places, too – now that I’ve been working with yellows a little more I wanted some nice bright yellows in the jars and on some of the pustules and pock marks on the miniature too. I’m also a lot happier with red as the lens colors compared to the original miniature, and it helps them read differently from the big plague pools and jars.

Pictured: The Biologus Putrifier and his buddy the Blightspawn. (His time will come.)

I think there’s still a lot of room for improvement, but I’m very happy with how the Putrifier looks and how the colors “pop” on this model now compared to what I’d done with it previously. At some point I might have to dig up the Foul Blightspawn, Plague Surgeon, and other characters I’d finished before to try and give them the same treatment. In either case, I think I’m going to keep building this as a Marine-heavy army – I’m enjoying the Horus Heresy paint scheme too much to do anything else at this point.

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