For a good portion of this year, I have been watching eBay like a hawk for Nurgle-suitable vehicles for my expanding Death Guard. After all, Plague Marines sometimes need to go places in a hurry and everyone likes a big tank, so Rhinos and Land Raiders were the way forward. I didn’t want to do any conversions myself (I would not be up to the job), so I was looking for some pre-modified vehicles – and, eventually, I found them!
These were not desperately expensive, though they were a little more than I usually like to pay (still cheaper than retail!), but I was prepared to go an extra mile for the right looking tanks. And I think the seller did an admirable job here.
He started with a simple base of Chaos Rhino and Land Raider, Chaos’d them up with the spikes and chains, then plastered what I presume is modelling putty over them – you will see a fair few such vehicles on eBay, but few are as nicely done as this.
You will note that most of the fleshy areas have blisters, which I painted a nasty yellow, but the others have great gaping wounds, which I chose to interpret as the blisters having burst – so great gobs of Nurgle’s Rot is dripping out of them.
In terms of painting, these were like most vehicles – really fast, really easy. The green is a simple base of Castellan, drybrushed with Ogryn Camo and Nurgling Green, the same as the Plague Marines themselves, but with no wash. Then you just do the metal and brass work, and the tanks are basically done,with just the fleshy bits needing doing.
I even desecrated the Adeptus Mechanicus cog at the back because, well, the Death Guard will not stand for that.
With the exception of Mortarion and the new Easy to Build kits, I thought I was about done with Nurgle for a while, but now we are getting previews of a new wave of Nurgle daemons early in the New Year, with pictures of a new Great Unclean One.
Looks like I will stick with Nurgle for a bit longer!