Here they are finished, Ladies and Gentlemen! Three exquisite Plague Drones of Nurgle and of course their riders.
When these models were released I considered getting them to paint them up just because they look so nice. Luckily enough they were sent to me by a client to paint them up for him. Neat. I went for a more colourful look than the ‘Eavy Metal team’s, drawing inspiration from lots of real life insects.
The mounts reminded me much more of wasps of even grasshoppers and I thought that a green-ish colour would look very striking on the table and would contrast well with the turquoise carapace. The wings were interesting to paint. Would have been great if GW had included them as clear plastic parts but they work very well as they are.
Speaking of the properties of the models themselves – GW really have hit a mark with their plastic. It’s sturdy enough but also very soft and flexible so it won’t snap. With models as fragile as these, you’d expect them to snap easily. Well, transporting those surely won’t be easy but handling them isn’t a problem.
So – great models really. Fun to paint. Hope you like them. 🙂
I did the clear plastic fly wing look for my scratch built Daemon Prince of Nurgle about a year ago. I think it would have been cool for these models as well.
The join line on that one body is just horrible.. and I think I know which oher one Garfy is referring to *shameful face here*..
Great look in the end though, and the snow base does work nicely with the blue carapace that you did up! Nice work as always Sigur!
Hmm, now that was rather clear, thanks for the feedback.
As with many other minis, I got the models already assembled. It goes without saying that I prefer to build the commissioned minis myself. They weren't cleaned and there were considerable gaps to fill which I mostly did but at some point I didn't feel "in the mood" any more and the rest of the gaps showed only after a few layers of paint. So whilst basically it wasn't my job to "prep" the models I can see that in some regard I was lazy about them.
So over a constant background noise of my own swearing I fixed the models and filled the last gaps. You can find the new pictures here:
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Clear plastic wings would have been a very very clever idea. They've missed a trick there.
This is the second set of plague drones I've seen this week that haven't been prepped correctly. The join mark on the abdomen is really spoiling these. Sorry mate, apart from that these are a great blend of airbrush and painting skills.