|It's a lot smaller than it looks on the box.|
The End Times models never looked better than the Nurlgle ones, in my opinion. Not that I didn't like the Stormfiends, Nagash and his boys and Archaon's ascension to giant chaos dragon. But the Nurgle stuff was the best. It stuck with the original fluff whilst updating the models to new extremes.
|Fly runes aplenty. Someone's sacrificed a nice juicy heart on this one.|
|Here's one made of skulls.|
|And another one.|
So I was well pleased to get a commission to do the Glottkin from Kas. If I was a bit iffy about the model at the time it came out, the years have mellowed me. Back then, it seemed busy. Too much going on, especially at the top, and rulewise it was a bit of a flop. Huge, tough, killy and entirely too vulnerable to getting wasted by the cray-cray spells that 8th Ed End Times Magic was made up of.
|"Hot dogs! Hot Dogs!"|
|It's like a tiny jacuzzi for Nurglings.|
Different story now, I think. A massive damage soaking tank that spews regenerative magic and bile in equal measure? Yes please. Lots of points, otherwise I'd consider it for the Woffboot, but I'd like to see it in action at some stage. I can think of some damn Tzeentchians who could tempt it out for a stroll in the future...
|I've painted some pretty gross model taints in my time. This rotting modesty cloth covers the bulbous horrors of the Glottkin's nether region, but not well enough. It is Fugly back there, I'm telling you.|
Anyway, the painting. A three-stage effort, this, he's actually been under way for two months. I did the hunchback-riding brothers during my marathon spree in February, and they've already appeared on GW's Flickr feed since then.
|Here's Otto, the brother with the inevitable scythe.|
|Just as blobby from behind, too.|
|This is Ethrac, the sorcerous one.|
|Nobbles and skulls and pimples, check. Lopsided horns, check. Fly rune, check. Tentacles and maggots, check. I'm not criticising here, GW, just saying good job with sticking to the IP, that's all.|
|And here's Ghurk, who we've been admiring all along, really.|
Just time for a little spot the difference challenge, as I leave you for this month. Still more of Kas's giant models left to do, but only a few to go.