Baby Shower (You’ll Get It)

One day, this box will be painted.
One day, this box will be painted.

Priming is my new favorite thing. I didn’t really understand what it entailed, before; largely this is due to not having touched a can of spray paint. Now that I’ve primed, after my…no, I won’t make that joke. Suffice to say that the instructions I received were helpful and I was able to wield spraypaint with some proficiency. So I did.

Lots.

I managed to run through my entire can in under a week…I think. I don’t know how long a single can of black spray should last, but eventually the can was spitting and fizzing and not really working. It gave up the ghost painting Ephialtes, so he’s got a variable-quality coat, but I think it’ll add some fun elements to actually painting his metal legs. I also have roughly 10 Seekers who need coatage, so at some point another can purchase is in my future.

This week, other than priming, my primary painting project’s been Nurglings.

My friendly five!
My friendly five!

I don’t actually run them, and am not sure I have any plans to, but I’ve had 3 bases’ worth since my first battleforce and with a second b-force in the house, I figured it was time.

Goo time.
Goo time.

I did up five, leaving the last base to be constructed as a toggle nurgling base/palanquin of Nurgle. I’m quite happy with how the buggers turned out. I know I could go in and add more detail, more colors, but that’s not really how I envision nurglings.

I mean, these speak for themselves!
I mean, these speak for themselves!

I see them as nascent, utterly disposable masses of chaos, larval masses, where the horns and even tongues are made of the same Warp mass as everything else.

Though I could see adding something to the green on these fellows.
Though I could see adding something to the green on these fellows.

If I was displaying “mature” nurglings, like on my chaos bikes, I could see going into more detail.

Themselves, though. The Speaking.
Themselves, though. The Speaking.

So this was a fun, harmless diversion where I got to play a lot with washes and layers and even base positioning. It also served, I think, as good prep for either going into mass formation painting (20 troops to paint, and more if I assemble the 5 plaguebearers who didn’t give their lives to the nurglings) or tackling my three honkin’ cyberdaemons.

Seriously, last one.
Seriously, last one.

Tonight I finally cracked into my daemon prince box, and for my first DP used a whopping two pieces from the box: a head and the CSM chestplate. He’s curing now, but I’ll get a picture of him up tomorrow; I think he’ll be my go-to DP for CSM HQ, so that my Ghastly Grinner’s tentacle arm won’t look out of place when he isn’t rocking the Lash of Despair.

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