When the rot sets in for real…

Hey everyone,

there I was, happily rediscovering the joy of painting while finishing one Plague Marine after the other, easy as you please. I should have known that Nurgle would visit his gifts on me sooner rather than later, but I was too enraptured by all the decay and rot.

Possibly as a consequence, I’ve been hit with a major case of the flu — that’s what I get, I suppose 😉 So, long story short, I cannot show you the post I originally wanted to show you because I didn’t manage to finish it. That’s the bad news.

The good news is that I can fill the update slot with yet another Plague Marine I painted, so you do get something new to look at, after all!

This time, the model in question was kitbashed in late 2010, so it was high time I slapped some colour on this guy. Here he is:

Crackle Plague Marine (34)
Crackle Plague Marine (30)
Crackle Plague Marine (31)
Crackle Plague Marine (32)
Crackle Plague Marine (33)
And a closeup of his lovely face 😉

Crackle Plague Marine (28)
Here are the three finished Plague Marines together:

Crackle Plague Marine (36)
Crackle or no crackle, painting these guys has really been a blast so far, so I am considering adding some more models to the squad: I have two of the 90s metal Plague Marines, plus that old icon bearer from the same time. Giving those models the updated painting treatment would bring the squad up to seven — Nurgle’s sacred number, conveniently enough 😉

But that’s a smaller project for the future! For now, let me crawl back to my bed and try to shake off the visitations of Papa Nurgle. And, of course, let me know what you think!

We’ll be returning to the regular content soon. Until then, as always, thanks for looking and stay tuned for more!

Crackle Plague Marine (35)

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6 Responses to “When the rot sets in for real…”

  1. Get a lap table thing and paint from bed and glory in Papa Nurgle’s gifts while you paint some more. Might help take your mind of illness.
    Get well soon.

    • I appreciate the sentiment, but when I am actually ill, I tend to sleep and do little else 😉 The good news is that I am already back on track …painting more Plague Marines — go figure! 😉

  2. Ha – I read that so often on peoples blogs after they have started a Nurgle theme off.

    The tentacle arm is a great mutation bit – I think I have a near identically posed mini sitting around somewhere.

    Great continuing work you have going on here

    • Yeah, it seems Papa Nurgle is quite liberal with his blessings! 🙂

      Making the most of those 90s mutation bits can be a bit of a challenge, but the tentacle works well enough, if you ask me. And even though I am usually rather relcutant to use mutations for my chaos models, a bit of body horror seems very fitting for a servant of Nurgle!

  3. […] we last saw my growing squad of Plague Marines, I’ve added two more models. And even though I have […]

  4. Really nice paint job can’t wait to see more nurgle!

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