|Demonic face on the Nurgle Chaos Chosen's right shin|
To mitigate these effects, I tried to put some bright pastel cheer back into the miniature without turning it into a Hello Kitty moment. For that, I chose a light purplish fleshy hue for the loincloth. I meant to simulate necrotic flesh but in a more cheerful kind of way. Not making much sense am I? Well, to put it another way, I wanted the hues of decaying flesh without inducing a vomit reaction.
|Nurgle Chaos Chosen, work-in-progress at about 65% (or less) completion|
|Yet to be lit up, his eyes will need to be of a colour that stands out and blends in - an oxymoronic hue if you will|
|Right pauldron is in need of a symbol ... no idea yet what it'll be at this moment|
Meanwhile, more demonic fleshy bits were added to the bolter on the Chosen one's left hand. To harmonise with the existing hues, the colour scheme for this flesh-on-weapon fell between the sickly green of the face and the purples of necrotised flesh. The best (or worst) of both worlds.
|Demonic flesh is also corrupting the Chaos Chosen's bolter|
As a scale comparison, I placed a standard 31 mm paperclip next to the Nurgle Chaos Chosen miniature. Individually, both the demonic face and loincloth barely came to one third of the paperclip while the flesh on the bolter was even smaller. At this scale, getting the right hue was a real pain.
|Scale comparison between the Nurgle Chaos Chosen and a standard 31-mm paperclip|
Even at this fairly advanced stage of completion, I have so far managed to resist the urge to randomly splash washes and technical paints such as Nurgle's Rot to 'dirty up' the model. Currently, the most I plan to do is to introduce rust to inject some orangey hues into the overall scheme. Hopefully, I will be able to stick to my original plan of making him look 'eewwy' without the 'gooey' stuff. Easier said than done but hopes springs eternal. Hope and Nurgle, now that's a laugh and a half.