Greetings Terrans, how goes it? I’ve got a bit of a photo dump for you today – I was looking to add a bit of a centrepiece to my Nurgle warband & found a zombie elephant from the Circus of Corruption Kickstarter (still available from Old School Miniatures). I figured that it would make an excellent base for a warband banner, and after a goodly amount of gluing & painting, I ended up with this beauty:
The painting was really nice and easy, just Contrasts & plenty of drybrushing. I think I used just about every technical paint I own, as well as having a nice bit of freehand fun on the banner:
Morbin also fits nicely in the howdah, so I have a readymade option if I roll (or chose) a Chaos Mount at some point in the future. I can even game with him in this guise by using the Warcry card for the Ogre cavalry leader, (such is the flexibility of Realm of Warcry!):
Here’s a pic to show the scale of the thing:
I decided to go with a three-eyed fly head on the big banner, and I really liked the look of it, so I went back and added the third eye to the smaller banner… It nicely mirrors the three holes on Morbin’s helm, and I will formally choose a third eye as a Chaos Attribute when the option presents itself :-)
Anyway, that’s all for this week, have a good’un!
Yo! A mace-wielding elephant who seems to be, ahem, shitting its own entrails. This is too much in the best, nurgliest, way. :) Great work on the banner, too.
Cheers mate, pretty cool hey? And yeah… that is an unfortunate shart 😂
Dave Stone said:
Excellent looking centre piece Alex, looks vey fitting.
Cheers mate, lovely thing to paint
It really does look the part! :-) Gets the message across that being a zombie is more than a bit grim!
Cheers mate, grim indeed! I bet the stench of a zombie elephant is awful 🤢
Oh mate – that heffalump is in a bad way! Very grim – looks amazing! The grumpy sun on the banner is the cherry on the top of this very disturbing cake. :-)
Cheers dude, the sun is a nice bit isn’t it? From that Empire Celestium thingy I think 👍
Man, that beast is ace! Both the composition and the paintjob are amazing, congrats!
Cheers dude, and I’m absolutely loving your blimp turbines!! I’d love to get a game on some of your amazing terrain one day🤘
There’s something quite cool about war elephants but a zombie one is taking it to another level. Great figure Alex. 🙂
Cheers mate, she makes a suitably gruesome centrepiece I reckon – great fun to paint too! 😊
Whoa man this is fantastic. One of your best I reckon. The freehand is phenomenal
Cheers mate, very kind 😊
Truth be told, the sculpt is so good that it was a doddle to paint, so credit where it’s due!
Pete S/ SP said:
That is fantastic- really like that… trying to think how to 40k it….
Oh yeah, I’d like to see that! :-)
Oh man, not something to read while in the midst of breakfast! 🤢 Haha, great job and love the freehand on that banner!
😂 Cheers mate & sorry about that 😁
Haha, no worries! It was funny, usually I have a cast iron stomach. But I guess the combination of not sleeping well last night and seeing the bloody entrails just didn’t combine well with my breakfast cereal. That which does not kill us, only makes us stronger though!
Wow. That’s a pretty amazing (and disgusting) centrepiece mode – marticularly the trail of intestines at the rear. I do love the banner work as well, and the Ungor banner bearer is sublime!
Cheers dude, glad you ‘like’ (appreciate?) her 😊
I’m pretty hyped for this project so putting in all the extra little touches is just fun 👍
Wow, what a perfectly Nurgle centrepiece for your warband! She looks amazing, if rather far from the western ideal of beauty.
Cheers mate, she’s certainly eye-catching eh? 😂
That is a truly disgusting looking mount, well done!
😁 Cheers mate
I was going to say that Elephant was wonderfully disturbing, but I didn’t want to sound like a proper “Nellie”!!
Oh dear… 😂
I’d love to know how you built the palanquin, thats an amazing use for this model.
Cheers mate – it worked out well I think 😊
Is it all scratch built?
Yup – coffee stirring sticks, some Greenstuff, odds and ends from the bits-box and some wine bottle foil for the banners 😊