Guest Display: Dom Murray’s Warriors of the Northern Tundra

Fighting through the frozen wastes, Dom Murray’s Warriors of the Northern Tundra is the latest Armies on Parade Guest Display for you to see in the Warhammer World Exhibition. As well as the professionally painted miniatures and dioramas, the Exhibition has regularly changing Guest Displays, showcasing amazing personal projects created by fans of the hobby.

Red blood on white snow, with gleaming brass, this was an Armies on Parade display we had to show! Dom’s miniatures and display board combine into a great example of a simple goal beautifully executed.

“I’ve always loved the image of the frozen north and the Chaos Wastes from the world-that-was” says Dom, “but I’d never built and painted a Chaos army. This seemed like the perfect opportunity.” As well as bringing some of the background to life, Dom also used this opportunity to add another miniature to his ongoing mission to paint one of every plastic hero for Warhammer Age of Sigmar; ticking off the Chaos lord from the list.

Adding the Slaughterbrute as a centrepiece not only gave Dom’s army extra presence, it also meant he had the ball of energy left over from the Slaughterbrute kit. He used this to make the Realmgate look Chaos-tainted, “… like Chaos energy was floating through the gate. Of course, I painted it to look like blood!” Thematic touches like this are part of what brings miniatures and board together into a coherent display.

If you’re wondering how to recreate this slick armour on your own miniatures, Dom washed the Mephiston Red and Brass Scorpion with Agrax Earthsade Gloss, and the Leadbelcher metalwork with Nuln Oil Gloss, before adding a highlight to each area. It’s a striking end result from clever use of the different paints available.

Come and see this dramatic display for yourself at the Warhammer World Exhibition, before it leaves in  July/August (end date TBC). Of course, you also get to see the other Guest Displays, thousands of our professionally painted miniatures, and around 25 specially built dioramas!