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It seems that painting blogs are the new trend, so I've decided to follow suit.
A while back, I converted a Forgeworld Space Marine Predator into its Chaos counterpart (Nurgle inspired). Since then I've decided to modify conversions used to illustrate daemonic possession. The original conversions looked too much like a mixed fruit-salad plate from Luby's.
To start, I removed as many as the conversion parts as possible, but this left the model with large 'bumps and bruises from the green-stuff. For this reason I had to cover these large areas with newer conversions, but now the model looks ‘over-converted.’
Here was the predator with the original conversions. Unfortunately, these two images are the only ones I have that are large enough to post on the thread.
(note: the turret & side sponsons are magnetized and can be switched between the basic weapon options available to chaos players):
For the new conversions I decided to give the predator pustules filled with various contagions, rot, and of course...pus. In order to create the pustules, I used imitation grapes- the ones found at any arts and crafts store. The grapes are made of rubber and are semi-translucent. I halved the grapes and used each half to form a single pustule. The one in the image below has been placed over a previously existing conversion.
For the ooze and slime I used a water effect mixed with green and yellow paint. Here's where the problem arose. In order to cover all of the previous conversion, I had to use lots of the water affects. Consequently, the predator now looks over-converted. Here are some images:
I'm open to suggestions on what can be done to salvage this model. It doesn't look *that* bad, but it definitely needs some more work.
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I think that what you have done with the giant chaos zits is really cool. I don't think that this model is over converted but some areas have clearly recieved loads of attention and other areas are near untouched.
The effect this is giving you is that one area is foulness of Nurgle given form and then it suddenly gives way to a smooth and clean tank hull. You need to blend the two areas together more. Make them work with one another not against each other.
I suggest for starters that you make the paint work of the rest of the tank work more closely with the mutated parts. Connecting the colours more will make the two areas look like part of the same tank and not make the chaos zits look like they have simply fallen out of the sky and landed on top of the tank.
You could also try to add some green stuff to it. Some giant vein (painted red) could be used. They could be made and placed so that they are on both the cleaner areas and moving into the chaos zits. Possibly have some curling into one of the zits that has burst, as if it is alive and sucking nourishment from it.
Somethink like that which is moving from one area to the other and doesn't belong to either area will hlp to bring it all together. Hope this helps.
Thank you for the constructive criticism. It helps out more than you know. Upon your advice, I'm going to add the red veins. Also, I think the transition between tank and the ooze would look better if I aded 'realistic water' in between the two. I may try this out on an experiemental model first, and if the affect is good, then I'll go ahead and add the 'realistic water' to the predator.
Again, thanks for the tips.
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this is probly a bit late,
but it looks like it should have a demonic head of some sort, just to give it a bit of character as a demonicly possessed tank rather than a corrupted one
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That is really gross.
Is this for your Red Corsairs? I only ask because it looks very Nurgly.
Obviously it's personal preference and all that, but I don't really see the Red corsairs as being that mutated/corrupted. I always think of them more as renegades who just happen to worship chaos, rather than fanatical believers. My opinion, of course :tongue:
I think the idea of adding a face to it somewhere (or a selection of faces, for that matter) would add a lot of character to it, maybe you could do something with the turrets?
The other thing I would reccomend is adding some bent and broken armour plates half-sumberged in the daemonic goop, so it looks like the daemon is bursting the tank apart from the inside, and holding the whole thing together at the same time.
Will definately be keeping an eye on this blog matey, can't wait to see what else you come up with
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whats going through your twisted mind?:tongue:
obviously nurgle is proud with you
you could add a face in a bare area and make it so the puss/goop/veins seem to be pouring out of it, just a suggestion!
I'm debating the fluff behind making a Red Corsairs army with Nurgle influence. The army would fall under the Black Legion rules set. I'd use basic chaos marines (i.e., newly gathered loyalist converts) as my ranged units, such as havocs and plasma troop squads. The older veterans would be comprised of heartier plague marines- i.e., those marines who have journeyed to the warp and been corrupted by the Daemon Princes devoted to Nurgle.
The fluff would revolve around a Nurgle lord with a declining population of plague marines. Without sufficient numbers to fill the holes forming in his ranks, he's no longer able to maintain his territory inside the warp from the encrouching hordes of daemons and other chaos corrupted beasts. Consequently, the plague lord ventures into Imperium space in search of new recruits. Among the loyalists, he finds ample opportunity to spread rot and decay, slowly gathering numbers from among the Ultra Marines, Blood Angels, and Imperial Fists. As new recruits these converts have yet to manifest the signs associated with Nurgle, that is, they still show the physical signs of the loyalist marines; their armor still holds a shine, their helmets still repell rust, their swords sparkle, etc. For years, the plague lord increases his numbers from the Imperium. Even though these new chaos marines have been corrupted, they still have not made the journey into the Eye of Terror, and as such they have not yet been 'toughened' by Nurgle and given his gift of resilience. Without Nurlge's mark, these new recruits are not permitted on the front lines of war. They must instead keep towards the rear of the battlefield, where they take on the role as havocs.
As you can see, Nurgle has a firm grasp in my army. I want most of the vehicles to take on the appearance of the Plague God in order to maintain a consistent look throughout the ranks. The ex-loyalists will retain a decent amount of their original Space Marine look. With a little luck, I can bring these two themes together under a single army. I hope this explains why the predator has been 'Nurglfied,' as they say, even though it is for a Red Corsairs army. Honestly, I'm not very familiar with the Red Corsairs history. My fluff may go entirely against them. I may end up just calling the army a Black Legion build with newly corrupted recruits.
Several people have mentioned putting a head or head-like obect onto the predator. Most of the conversions that I've seen similiar to heads look very bad, so I'm naturally skeptical. I wouldn't mind hearing a little more on this subject. Brainstorming goes a long way with me.
Thanks for the comments.
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It looks disgusting in that beautiful Nurgle-ish way.
I have only one little suggestion though.
If the tank is a huge pustuled mass of weeping sores and buboes, you might want to think about having some pus or ooze finding it's way through the seals of the side doors. Just little rivulets of slime sliding down from the door seal (half way up the door).
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Okay... first off... that's just freaking disgusting.
I would suggest more slime... I'd like to see some slime seeping out from under the track guards, down the front of the tracks.
I have mine done like that. It looks really cool.
The pic isn't the best in the world, but it'll give you a good idea.
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