I’ve been in the game a long time, despite my relatively tender age… I’ve been actively involved since 1995, and continue to be many years on. I was fortunate enough to start young with Chaos, and Nurgle was my first love. Since then, I’ve added and added to a sprawling collection that spans comfortably over twelve thousand points (and counting), and gone through myriad editions of the game we know and love, with success on the battlefield a priority over how my minis actually looked.
After a brief hiatus from painting, I returned to find that if I wasn’t so impatient, I could produce a decent, tabletop quality miniature that was relatively pleasing to the eye – at least, to mine! However, with the new edition in-bound, I had resolved to repaint basically everything that I owned, and have stripped model after model… and am starting to repaint each of my armies, to a good standard complete with basing, to take the world by storm. This blog will be will and testament to my Death Guard army, whilst others will chronicle the various other armies I’ve owned that require a similar level of TLC, but won’t be a priority until everything here is done.
I’ve chronicled most of this through threads on various forums, including PapaNurgle.com and the Bolter&Chainsword – but it felt appropriate to migrate this to a blog. It means we’ll be heavy on content at the start, and go from there! I’ll try not to post those updates verbatim (to account for that fact that some of this should now be referred to in the past tense…), but will be cross-posting the latest stuff as we go. I’m still in the process of stripping job lots of models, cleaning off junk and crappy painting that’s been sat there for the past two decades. These models, sparkling clean, in addition to the models from the new release (Dark Vengeance, etc.) have received this love and attention, with the long-term ambition of competing on the tournament stage. So, with your blessing, I’ll take your tutelage and advice wherever possible to make my minis the best that they can be.
The scheme I’m going for is a variant on the Pre-Heresy style, similar to what many people have done in past. To you, I tip my hat – that is what I aspire to do. The intention is to get it to a similar standard… but who knows? As ever, any constructive criticism will be welcomed with open arms throughout!
The focus of this blog will naturally be on my Death Guard, whilst most other things take a back-seat. Obviously, when trying to paint about 9k of Raven Guard, 10k+ of Imperial Guard and about 12k+ of Iron Warriors, this makes it a difficult proposition – but long-term, it’ll totally be worth it. Bear with me!