Foul Daemons of Nurgle spew forth from the warp.
These Epic scale daemons have been something that I've wanted to do for a while now. They have been sitting in storage since the early nineties, and once I got my other armies mostly re-painted to a usable level then I planned to tackle these.
Thankfully that day has finally come, and the foul minions of Nurgle get a fresh coat of paint, probably much to their disgust.
The Great Unclean One is one of the original old ones from epic. I re-based him onto a 50mm round base, as these days he's a damage capacity 4 war engine.
The base is just a piece of plywood. I sculpted some nurglings onto it with greenstuff, and then flocked it with some washed sand.
Here you can see him summing forth a few more nurglings!
For the nurglings I wanted them to appear like a horde made up of tiny rotund imp's, so decided to sculpt some myself. I imagine them advancing on the enemy like a great carpet of filth, so didn't go with too much height, and kept them mostly running on the ground. I didn't really have a chance at sculpting tiny teeth and arms at this scale, so they remain as abstract little blobs. As I type this I just had the idea of sculpting some running over dead marines, wrecked vehicles etc, so I will definitely do that in the future.
These beasts of nurgle are the fairly cartoon-y looking original epic metal ones. I bought them in a blister (of seven) and used them with reckless abandon back in the day.
They don't really fit the more serious current aesthetic, but I have repainted them in my current scheme here. A base of darker brown, with a lighter highlight and a dark green wash. Teeth and claws picked out in bone and white, and red highlights with a purple wash.
Ready to slide forth and lick their enemies once again!