|Nurgle Chosen, work-in-progress on the calcified protrusions (horns, bones and pointy skeletal stuff)|
If you look close enough, you may have noticed that not all calcified protrusions were painted the same way. To be specific, I went about painting these three types of calcified materials in three different ways. You might wonder why use such a time consuming approach? Well, simply because painting all of them in the same way would have resulted in an excruciatingly boring colour scheme.
|Exposed lungs peep out from in between the Nurgle Chosen's rib cage|
|Addition of the beige/yellow/brown layers has somewhat brightened the green armour|
|Still undecided whether to go for a rotting flesh look or bony look for the stripes on the boltgun|
For the bones, I used the old Citadel Khemri Brown, Bleached Bone and Skull White in various ratios; each applied as a thin layer from darkest to brightest always with part of the bottom layer showing through and all tied up with a Devlan Mud wash. For the horns, I started with Scorched Brown followed by a drybrush of Khemri Brown and Bleached Bone plus a Devlan Mud wash to give it a different, darker texture. Finally for the pointy skeletal stuff, I reversed the order of brightness from light to dark i.e. I began with Bleached Bone followed by Tausept Ochre, Calthan Brown, Scorched Brown and then Chaos Black to simulate a burnt tip look. All in all, three slightly different looks.
|Horns atop the Chosen's helmet extend partly to the heavy bolter on his back|
|Nurgle Chosen, back view of the latest work-in-progress|
|Spinal cord at the Chosen's back had the same colour scheme as the ribcage|
Next up will be the Chosen's fleshy bits as well as loincloth which may yet change the existing look and further tweak the existing colour scheme. I feel that the Chosen needs an injection of some semi-bright pastel colours to make it 'pop'. What I have in mind and what I may be able to execute are two different things entirely so I hope to find a middle ground and make a half decent attempt.
|Not much calcified protrusions from this angle apart from some pointy things on the right leg|
Currently, I'm alternating between working on Bandai's Star Wars model kits and my usual minis. While assembling a 1/12 scale Stormtrooper (something I'm able to quickly work on as I try to source paint supplies for the Millennium Falcon) I somehow stabbed myself pretty hard with a blade. The wound below looks innocuous enough but it was deep enough to cause a fair amount of bleeding. As tempting as it was to use actual blood on my Nurgle Chosen I wasn't that gross. Not really.
|An innocuous looking wound that was rather deep|
Other than being a klutz around sharp implements, I'm making good progress on both fronts. It's great to have variety in your projects as it keeps things from getting stale. On that note, here's wishing you an interesting week ahead hobby-wise. And be careful when using sharp pointy tools.