Nurgle Blood Bowl team Age of Sigmar conversion project

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Nurgle Blood Bowl team Age of Sigmar conversion project

Postby Trumpkin » Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:25 pm

Now that's a title!

They said it couldn't be done! They said the models were too large, the bases too huge, the poses too awkward!

Well, maybe they were right.

Either way, I'm currently working on a Chaos/Nurgle team using a bunch of models, specifically the Stormcast Eternals, as Chaos Warriors.

I thought it might be fun to blog the progress that I make, both for posterity and so I can show these nay-sayers that anything is possible!

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DAY ONE

So I received my chaps today, and there are a few snags that are obvious from the start.

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1. Their shields are hooge, and are fused with the arm.
2. Their bases are also huge.

Still, all is not lost! some of the models don't actually have shields, and instead have these great whacking two handed hamemrs. These seem like a prime target for conversion.

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I snip the weapons off of them and here they are.

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Its worth stating that some of the weapons have ribbons or other accoutrements, be aware these are often fused with the arms or legs.

I used green stuff to add a few tentacles and whatnot. Can't have them all shiny and polished, can I?

I only had 3 of these guys, so I needed to try my hand at shield-trimming. I chose this guy:

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and, with care, it seemed to work. I fished out an old Minotaur that I'd tentacled up and some Kings of War ghouls to use as rotters.

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So far so good!

The fella with the shield had a bit of mess on his shield forearm, so I used green stuff and a spike off an old chaos land raider to give him a punching spike. I also made his other hand a tentacle, as it looked unusual in the pose it was in. I realise I don't have a picture of him alone, for some reason, so I'll update with one once his tentacle arm has set. He's currently lying in a very strange pose with some halflings holding up his arm.

Now, the bases...

After a fair bit of experimentation, I reckon the drone flying bases from 40k are perfect. Not too small that the model looks weird, and not bigger than a BB square (just!).

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I contemplated having it round-side down. It would be easier to stick the now baseless sigmarites on them, plus swivelling and moving might be smoother, but opted for the round side up in the end.

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He's using Blue Tac at the mo. Once I get enough bases I'll stick them all onto them. I can't decide whether I want to leave them clear or not...

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Anyway, that's all for this update. I'll post another when the next load of bases arrive!

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DAY TWO

I bought some 30mm bases from war-bases in the end, got some 25mm ones too. They're in the post as I type this!

I've ordered some Gors from amazon, as I realised I didn't have any Pestigors.

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I'm using some Mantic ghouls as my rotters. More detail on them later.

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and I'm converting a Minotaur into a beast. That way I can use these as a Chaos team and as a Nurgle team. Woohoo!

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Here are a few more pictures of my tentacle armed fella to keep you all going. I know how eager you're all frantically mashing F5 to see updates! Maybe. A bit. Ish.

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I am not an expert with Green Stuff, though I doubt you needed me to say that.

So, bases and Beastmen in the post. Updates soon...

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DAY THREE

Pestigors next. The set of Beastmen Gors arrived, so I got to building.

No self respecting Nurgle Pestigor would turn up without at least some mutation or other, so after a few hours, some green stuff and some little metal rods I made these:

The 'normal' pestigor. Skull for a head and a worm for an eye.

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The Extra Arms pesti.

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The Two Heads pesti. (minor superglue accident, hopefully will be able to cover it up with Nurgley goodness.)

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And lastly the Claw (pomb?) pesti.

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I'll get these primed soon and will post updates on the whole project!
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Re: Nurgle Blood Bowl team Age of Sigmar conversion project

Postby Trumpkin » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:53 am

Update time! With my new airbrush arrived, I can finally get to painting. Spent about an hour, mabye an hour and a half getting a good undercoat on the team. Did a touch of airbrush highlighting, then applied a liberal coating of Typhus Corrosion all over the warriors.

While that was drying, I've been painting the Beast. So many teeth, eyes, tongues, warts and wounds!

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Big guys!

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Re: Nurgle Blood Bowl team Age of Sigmar conversion project

Postby nightwing » Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:46 pm

Looking good there Alex! Beast as a gibbering pile of gribblies is great
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Re: Nurgle Blood Bowl team Age of Sigmar conversion project

Postby Trumpkin » Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:20 pm

Cheers Matt! Hope to have them ready for crumb ;)
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