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Nurgle was always my preferred chaos god in warhammer :) Some time ago I wanted to painted a big army just to have it, hence the amount of different plague demons I have at home ::):

As for mixing different models, my army will go totally wild in this field... While nurgle models will form the backbone of it, there will be so many other things in it… Yeah, some Reaper too ^_^ Stay tuned!

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Life got in the way, as it usully does, but I've finally found some time for final highlights and details. Painting of my first three units is finished. No bases yet, I plan to do them in a batch, when I have more units painted. 

Few quick shots as a proof ::):

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The last one with a flash, hence the lighter colours.

 

What now? That big demon from earlier posts, I guess, and another rank and file unit

 

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Well, I didn't expect to paint 36 minis in one afternoon...

 

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Original Scarecrows from the Nighstalkers army look, well, like scarecrows and they are the cheapest unit (with expendable special rule). In my swampy army I decided to use goblins from the GW Hobbit game. I bought them second-hand, they were already primed white. So, I used different washes - brown, flesh and sepia (and combinations of them to introduce some variety again) for skin, black for hair and weapons, brown (actually brown lines with some wash medium) for leather and wood, added some GW blood effects for wound and eyes and olive paint for loin clothes, and there you go. Oh yeah, you need to forget about many details and don't care much about precision. I had to mumble "table-top, table-top" all the time to suppress a natural instinct to make paintjob better and better.

 

This is how they all look from a distance, good enough for gaming purposes, I hope.

 

 

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For me every painted army is impressive ::): I'm so happy to see the progress here, cause it will be the first time for me to play with a fully painted army. Not only that, it might be painted before I even start gaming!

 

Terror will be the centerpiece, so obviously I want to spend more time on it. Not to mention that is is just plain huge...

 

I have used black wash first, drybrushed olive and bone colours, and then washed/glazed some crimson. Lots of the blood effect in wounds and I plan to add even more. 

 

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On Saturday I got a package with my first quick unit, Shadowhounds ( well, swamp hounds in my army). GW Dire Wolves looked liked an obvious choice for my rotting army :)

Yesterday I them primed them. Today I painted base colours ...

 

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And used some washes (flesh for skin, stone and black for all the rest) bit later.

 

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WeI will drybrush some highlights tomorrow and call them done. At least that's the plan :)

 

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Yay, I have a painted/based army! It's only one model costing 150 points and it's illegal, because I can't use a monster with standard troops ::P:

 

The original mind-screech looks like this:

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Mine swamp-screech looks like this:

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More pics in this topic: https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/90350-kentucky-fried-cthulhu/

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