Over 8 weeks ago our Warhammer World Staff were challenged to build brand new Warhammer armies, in a step by step process of 500 points each month. At the end of each month these miniatures are displayed at Warhammer World (no pressure) and the public votes for their favourite. We now have two entire collections on display for you to admire, as the challenge has spread further than the staff of Warhammer World and reached hobbyists with collections of all shapes and sizes…
Gathered from the darkest of sorcery and virulent of plagues, Tom Mitchell has become inspired from his love of all things Nurgle to create an incredible infestation (that we may need to call the professionals about).
“I like the fact that they just don’t care. Characters like Heath Ledger’s Joker portrayal and Sid Vicious really appeal to me and this is how I see Nurgle champions: charismatic, grungy, zero empathy lunatics.
The techniques I used for the army were mainly washes; Nuln Oil and dark browns mixed together. The armour and metals were actually something me and James Rose (from the Warhammer World Store) talked about very early on and I think the oxidation, rust, chipped and corrosion effects add texture to what would otherwise be a very flat armour plating look.
By far my favourite part of the project was the Glottkin. Three fated brothers living the chaos dream. Indeed, The Ends Times are here….” – Tom
When building kits such as this, we always recommend using Citadel Plastic Glue thin, Citadel Fine Detail Cutters, a Citadel Mouldline Remover and a Citadel Drill (for any necessary pinning). You can also grab hold of Warhammer Worlds free Hobby Supplies Guide to keep track of your collection and help select the hobby products you need.
The spread of this Challenge has become unstoppable…
Into the maelstrom of battle march the armies of Archaon Everchosen. First among them is James Karch with his very own powerful and Putrid plague.
“The project is for our Tale of Gamers campaign. The thing I enjoy most is seeing armies building up and being completed, there’s a lot more to come for this army.
The main conversion in the army is my Daemon Prince, I just wanted to make him look slightly different from the plastic kit with a Nurgle spin so he would fit with the army slightly better. As for painting, I used most of the techniques from the Daemon painting guide on iBooks, along with the guides in White Dwarf (adding my own touches of course).
To learn the hobby skills required for building your own dream collection, pop down to the Warhammer World store where we can help you with all your building and painting needs. You can even join in with our Tale of Gamers! All you need to do is head to the Warhammer World store and pick up any supplies and miniatures you want to complete by the end of the following month – the choice is all yours.
Tom and James’s collections will be on Display at Warhammer World from January 17th – February 14th, so make sure you visit us, as we will also be running live demonstration pods that are free for you to attend! Sign up to the newsletter to keep up to date with what events we will be running, and to ensure you don’t miss out on great displays.
If you’ve become infected with the Putrid Father’s fever, or would like to be our next guest Display, head over to Warhammer World now and tell us what you’ve been working on. Don’t miss out!