Greetings Terrans, and sorry it has been such a long time posting this, truth is, I just haven’t felt like painting much. I’m pretty busy, but when I’m not, I’m struggling to find much motivation to paint & am generally having a bit of a dry patch in terms of motivation for the hobby. I have also been having a good clear out of my hobby stash – several boxes of plastic have been gifted on to fellow hobbyists in the area – I had been storing them for years, waiting for that ‘one day’ project that I know will never come. I will be doing a similar thing with some of my lead pile in BOYL this year, so if anyone fancies some freebees, come and see me on the Saturday!
Anyway, all this ennui will pass, and this last weekend was quiet enough that felt able to sit down and push some paint around. I looked through my Primed pile, grabbed a few minis that were earmarked for my Nurgle RoW Warband & got on with it. Most are still half painted, but I did finish this big fella:
Wow, what a mini. I picked up this resin gem a while ago & have been looking forward to and dreading painting it in equal measure. There is a lot going on here, and it’s quite an intimidating piece to tackle. That said, once I got started, it was actually pretty straight forward, with lots of fleshy areas to play with. I didn’t want to do any converting here – mainly because I reckon it’s a great model as-is, but also I’m always a bit wary of faffing around too much with resin. As is now usual for me, I used Contrast paints to block out the main areas before shading & then highlighting back up with ordinary layer paints. I went back in for another round of finer shading & highlighting, and generally messed around for a while before calling it done. Here’s a few closeups of the head and face, including the lil’ critters living in it’s hair:
I’m pretty chuffed with how he turned out, and am certainly feeling a bit more motivated to paint again after getting such a big model ticked off the to-do list. Hopefully more Nurgly goodness to follow in the near future!
Awesome mate. 🙂
Thanks mate, I enjoyed this one
Dave Stone said:
Excellent piece Alex, the variation in the skin tones and subtle use of green in it helps denote the allegiance to Nurgle, shame the critters weren’t Nurglings, but your painting of them brings them close enough, maybe they’re lesser Nuglings and haven’t earnt their horns and pestilence ! LOL
Cheers mate, yeah, I think they are supposed to be sprites or something like that, but in my world they can be skinny ginger proto-Nurglings 😂
Well, I have no idea what it is, apart from brilliant! :-) I really like it!
Cheers mate, I’m pretty chuffed with him 😊
Excellent work and the little chaps in his hair have come out great!
Thanks dude, they are bloody tiny so I’m glad they came out as well as they did! 😂
Love the scheme on this beast and the painting is sublime sir.
Best dragon ogre sculpt GW’s released since the 80’s armoured original. I have a metal one of these still in a box, completely intimidated when it comes to the thought of painting it!
Never saw those critters in his hair before though. If not for this post I doubt I would have either.
Cheers mate, and wow – I love the old armoured version! I’ll paint it for you if you don’t want it mate 😁
(kidding – I couldn’t afford it!)
Awesome stuff again, Alex – once again you’ve painted a model I’ve had sitting around for years, making me want to get onto my own sooner rather than later with the quality of your work. :D
Cheers dude, that’s a good thing – it’s a joy to paint 😉👍
Fantastic stuff Alex. I’ve long had a soft spot for Dragon Ogres since they received a surprising amount of attention in The Lost And The Damned, and this is surely the epitome of their miniatures. I love the way you’ve painted it in somewhat naturalistic colours. He’ll make a worthy addition to your champion’s tale on the way to ascension or damnation!
Cheers dude, they are rather cool as a concept aren’t they? Sadly, the current official minis are a bit meh, but this guy is an absolute gem 🤘
Man, that’s scary as hell! I love the attention to details. What an awesome job!
Cheers mate, I do enjoy cutting loose with flesh tones 😉
Brilliant work again mate! I have been checking out your work for some time but I’m still amazed at how you use the paint brush!
Cheers mate, I’m not very precise or neat, but I do enjoy washing, shading, etc.Looking at some of the colours used in the shading, I think I was channelling my inner Frazetta here 😂
I have to say I did steal a lot of his work back when I did my Fantasy Decoupage’s 😉
Wow, that a great job for not really wanting to paint! Looks like he stepped out of Boris Vallejo painting!
Cheers dude, high praise indeed!! 😊