Plague on Wings

Just in time for the start of the campaign in the Realm of Life, I managed to finish off the Plague Drones, another daemon-type for Nurgle forces.

IMG_2829

It has to be said, these were a royal pain to put together. Nothing amazingly complicated, it is just that six long legs and four long wings on each drone can lead to a lot of frustration – stick one on, move to another, the first begins to sag and drop off…

I would recommend that anyone else does just three of these guys at a time. Eight is probably too many.

IMG_2833

The painting itself was not too bad. I hummed and harred about their colour schemes for a bit, but settled for doing the Plaguebearer riders in the same way as their on-foot counterparts, while the body of the drones themselves was copied from the Maggoth Lord I did a short while back – this provides a link between them and thus unifies the army as a whole.

IMG_2838

The hard carapace is a Rhino Hide base, and mirrors the saddle of the Maggoth Lord, though this was less of a concious decision.

IMG_2837

The wings are a base of Caliban Green which, again, mirrors usage in the rest of the army, specifically armour (when I do not start with a base of Castellan Green, anyway). This related/limited palette helps relate everything together but avoids everything being exactly the same which is something to avoid in forces as hodge-podge as Chaos.

IMG_2835

The Technical paint Nurgle’s Rot popped up again, as both dripping poison/gunk and leakage from the open sores of the drones’ abdomens.

IMG_2836

These guys should be getting their first (albeit limited) use in the first battles tomorrow, so we will see how they do!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: