Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Typhus the Traveller, Herald of Nurgle

I came across a miniature of Typhus and he looked like a real challenge to paint. Ordered him from Wayland Games and had to wait just a tad longer as he's GW Direct Order. I had always wanted to try and paint a bit of Nurgle, and wanted to do a test model. Probably should have used a normal Plague Marine to try out first haha....

I present to you, he who was once known as Calas Typhon, First Captain of the Death Guard and Commander of the ship Terminus Est....now known as....

Typhus, Host of the Destroyer Hive
I took the pic in the kitchen area, my other hand using the flashlight from my mobile for more light lol! It was again a rainy gloomy day over here. Not much light for the past 3 days...

I like the little guy sitting on his knee pad, its kinda cute. I have not done the base yet, but he's almost done :)

Back view of the Mouldy Man. I don't think he took a bath since the Horus Heresy.

I started to paint Manreaper, the power-scythe. Added some buboes on the blade. Also did some purplish wash and veining on the Destroyer Hive.

And last but not least, an action/heroic pose:

I am liking the ominous shadow in the background hehe!

Much to Read

I have read lots of books recently. And re-lived some really warm childhood memories. I read Michael Ende's Neverending Story and imagined what it was like to fly on a dragon. Watched Flight of the Dragons cartoon and that was really special too :)

Also finished Rynn's World recently. It was a great read. I'm inspired to do up a small Crimson Fists army. But i'm resisting the temptation...for now. Also journeyed to the old world via Garth Nix's Sabriel. And i just went from Colorado to Eredane in Mark Anthony's Beyond the Pale.

I was re-inspired for believing in the goodness in people by reading David Edding's The Belgariad. All in all an enjoyable month :)

And this is my 100th post! Woohoo!!

Have a great week ahead everyone! And good health to one and all!

"Every reader finds himself. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself. "
by Marcel Proust


  1. Congrats!

    100 posts already, and beautiful painting once again!

    Keep it coming =)

  2. Thanks bro :)

    Yup, time sure flies. Haven't been painting much cos of the time spent reading haha!

  3. FAST you also reached 100 posts lol.

    I like the armour and the highlights you done on it. The meat on the manreaper handle also nice.

    How did you paint the "meat", I could use it for pox and zombies meat.

    I had been reading also :)
    finished "path of the warrior" to prepare for DE release in nov.

    Waiting for "Prospero Burns" and "Dead Man Walking"

  4. @crazyrat:

    Thanks man :) Yea i also waiting for Prospero Burns. I quite enjoyed Thousand Sons.

    For the meat handle i used:
    a) 1:1:1 Dwarf flesh, Tanned Flesh and Dark Flesh (i just mush them together with Tanned Flesh being majority).
    b) 1:1 Tanned Flesh to Dark Flesh
    c) 1:1:1 Tanned, Dwarf and Bleached Bone
    d) Red Gore wash
    e) Bleach Bone watered down streaks
    f) Liche Purple watered down wash for last step

    Hope this helps ;)

    I'll be doing a Chaos Army next haha! Will be using Typhus in one list and Fabius Bile aka Mr Burns in another list :))

  5. Thx for the tip, quite alot of steps there. I got to look for the substitute for tanned flesh and dark flesh for vallejo line lol...

    OH NO!!!! more armies!!! hahaha how many pts of chaos marine are you building?

  6. No probs man ;)

    For me Chaos theres 2 lists i'm building. Each is 1500pts. So i guess 3K in total. First Necrons, now Chaos. Am slipping into the darkside ;P