Saturday, 27 January 2018


A big mouth full of teeth? Must be Crypt Angel time.

But no, you are mistaken! For it is in fact more Nurgle stuff.

This is a Mephitic Blighthauler, a weird little daemon engine for the Death Guard. I'm only half sure about the model, although the rules make up for any uncertainty about its look. Fast, tough and pretty competent at range or melee, it's going to be a pain to deal with for anyone fighting it.

This is from the Easy to Build set, a new venture for GW where they're charging you less for a model with fewer sprues and options. Good idea, I reckon - this one clips together (the guns are currently loose, probably for conversion options later), and other than sticking the base on, that's all the modelling skill you need.

Painting Guide:

  • Armour - Zamesi Desert, Agrax Earthshade, Zamesi again in a layer and some Zamesi + Tau Light Ochre as a drybrish
  • Spikes - Tin Bitz, Nuln Oil, Brass Scorpion
  • Metal - Leadbelcher, Nuln Oil, Agrax, bit of Ironbreaker detailing
  • Bone - Ushabti Bone, Seraphim Sepia, Ushabti again then Pallid Wych Flesh details
  • Skin - Barbarian Flesh, Druchii Violet, Reikland Flesh, a bit of Kislev Flesh in a very thin layer, Drakenhof Nightshade over the veins, Averland Sunset on the boils
  • Base - a watery layer of PVA glue with Rusty Ochre paint powder mixed in, sand on top, a little bit of the same powder brushed about with a drybrush as a weathering layer just before varnish

Only two weeks until the Swoffboot kicks off. And plenty more to do! So back to work for me, no time to get excited about the new Dark Elf range or the forthcoming Xenos codices.


  1. Your education is betraying you: you're spelling 'Myphitic' the wrong way (which is to say, the right way).

  2. A grim looking little engine, nicely painted. love the bulging red underbelly desperate to escape the carapace mmh