|Nurgle Chaos Chosen, work-in-progress (WIP) on the armour|
|Olive green and yellowish ochre colours dominate ...|
|... complemented by a complex wash comprising six different hues|
For my Nurgle Chosen, I went with the long established yellowish green hues that have always been associated with the warriors of the Plague Lord. As for the washes, I referenced a paint recipe used by the Games Workshop's dedicated painting studio ('Eavy Metal). It called for various combinations of old Citadel Leviathan Purple, Devlan Mud, Ogryn Flesh, Baal Red, Gryphonne Sepia washes as well as Golden Yellow and Scab Red acrylic paints. But because I wasn't too sure as to the way these washes/paints were applied to the model, I instead used my gut feeling in many instances.
|Right pauldron awaits a suitable freehand painting to signify the Chosen's dedication to Nurgle|
|Metal bits were painted to block off the underlying areas and in the early stages i.e. before weathering|
|Back view of the Nurgle Chaos Chosen, WIP|
You'll have to trust me on this but I expect the colours of the Chosen's armour to get better (or the technical term 'pop') as the other hues are layered onto the model, for example the bones and horns. This is a lesson I've had to learn the hard way. When I first started painting I tended to make frequent colour modifications to a particular part of a miniature without realising that its look will eventually change as other hues are layered on. Nowadays I trust my instincts more and even if the colours turn out wrong it's always, always better to make changes to the colours then and not before.
|Still deciding between a fully metallic bolter with rust vs worn down one with orange panels|
|Washes applied around bony protrusions on the left pauldron will become clearer when hues come into play|
|Next up for Nurgle's Chosen are the bones, horns and other calcified protrusions|
Painting miniatures in between sating my new found addiction for Bandai's Star Wars model kits is turning out to be a fantastic 2016 so far. It has been months since I've felt this invigorated by the hobby. I'm also learning so much stuff from the vehicle painting side of things. For someone more attuned to painting figures than vehicles, it finally took a modified Corellian YT-1300 light freighter to push me to try my hand at vehicles too. At the very least, it's going to be an interesting year ahead.