Great Unclean One

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This was a joy to paint! This dude will be part of my ever-growing mono-Nurgle daemons army. The army has been on a back burner for some time, but somehow I got the inspiration to paint this.

 

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The miniature in question is manufactured by the Polish company Kromlech (www.kromlech.eu) and goes by the name of Rotting Butcher, but suits quite nicely to the 40K daemons line as a Great Unclean One. Kromlech ran a Christmas sale during Christmas 2013 and I snatched this fellow on a whim … having drooled over it on several occasions earlier. Money well spent.

 

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On the base I used … again … Vallejo’s Brown Earth acrylic resin, drybrushed it once it was dry, put some smoky ink on the crevices and applied a few droplets of liquid clear acrylic resin to represent the moisture of wet mud. I used Vallejo’s Still Water as the liquid resin.

 

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Rust is naturally an ingredient that goes well with this kind of a dude. I used Vallejo’s Oxid Paste which is a thick red acrylic resin paste and can be easily applied with old demolished brushes (that’s why I never throw away worn-up brushes).

 

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I used a heavy dose of Vallejo Water Effects (clear acrylic resin) to get that slimy and moist touch on the areas where skin has been ruptured. I applied perhaps half a dozen thin layers of the stuff all in all. I deliberately applied small dosages on skin areas as well to represent the fact that the demon’s inner moisture drips and oozes as he moves about.

 

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The big dude and some hangaround wannabes to show scale of the model. However since the model is made of resin and not metal, I was able to magnetize it to the base. Both feet are fitted with a 10mm x 6mm magnets and similar ones on the base. This I did because I may want to change the base some day. The magnetic force of the magnets is enough to hold the dude firmly – it can even be held upside down and pushed around without the magnets letting go. I also magnetized the arms, but that was purely to assist on the painting.

 

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A composite image of some of the details. I was pleased with the green/gray color scheme on the armor and will likely be using that later as well since it was easy and fun to make.

 

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