Realm of Chaos: Nurgle’s Lost & Damned #6 – Plague Lords and Plague Marines

Despite having collected rather a lot of them, I’ve only ever finished a couple of “normal” Plague Marines. These are those few.

Nurgle Terminator Lord Conversion

First up we have one of the Two Nurgle Lords in Terminator Armour. Both of these figures were shown in the very early days of this blog about 5 years ago – but as with several other models, new photos and a new context. This guy is a Terminator Champion of Nurgle. Converted for me by my mate Dave who had a good supply of figures and was willing to cut them up (I was unwilling to cut up my own metal models after a certain point in time.) Simple enough, it’s a Chaos Terminator base, Jes Goodwin Chaos Champion head, terminator combi-weapon and left shoulder with a Abaddon Lightning claw, with beckoning fingers to finish. I can’t remember if Dave put the tentacles on it or if I added them myself later on.

Nurgle Terminator Lord

Abaddon’s claw is still a fantastic “bit”. Makes for a great “come, try it” beckoning look.

Nurgle Terminator Lord

I left his shoulder pad plain black. Kinda tempted to go back and paint a design on it, but then again it’ll be a pain in the arse to do with that tentacle in the way. I thought the work metallic green looked quite good on him, and it was the thing that inspired me to paint the copper-tinted guys below. Who in turn got me started on a green-tinted squad based on the Terminator’s colour scheme that I never got finished…

Plague Marine Terminator Lord Conversion

Another Terminator Champion of Nurgle. I think Dave started this guy but I was unsatisfied with the result so extensively reworked it myself. Abaddon body, Chaos Warrior right arm with the original Chaos Terminator Power/Daemon sword on the end of it. I’m pretty sure I swapped out the original left arm for the GorkaMorka-era Ork Bioniks Claw and swapped in the plastic Chaos Champion head. I also drilled out the various tri-abcesses in the armour, added the bloated torso with putty over the top of some plastic Zombie intestines, added the dismembered heads, sculpted the simple hooves and added the tentacles.

Plague Marine Terminator Lord

Plague Marine Terminator Lord

This guy in his olive-coloured armour has much more of a traditional Death Guard Plague Marine colour scheme of the days when I painted him. When I get back to my Plague Marines and past the half-finished ones, I need to figure out a scheme to go with for the rest and then try to stick with it. Greens? Browns? Grungy Metallics? Death Guard White and Green?

Nurgle Plague Marine Terminator Lords

The Twin Powers of my Lost and the Damned Forces

Plague marine Combat Squad

This combat squad of 5 is all I managed to finish. I went copper/black with metal and some hazard stripes. This was years before I decided to build an Iron Warriors force (that I also need to get back to!) but the stripes will integrate the two of them nicely. The Plan (which never got finished) was for the second squad of these guys to have a very similar scheme, but with metallic green replacing the copper.

“Interest” shot of the Plague Marines

I didn’t want to go too nuts with pictures, so the group only gets one to show off their “best side” when they have one. GorkaMorka bionic bolter for the Sergeant, and some paint-over-decals for the others. And if you’re wondering just WTF that one Plague Marine is doing – he’s giving his enemies the crotch chop. Because I am nothing if not classy.

Plague Marines of Nurgle

Plague Marines “Family” shot.

 

Finally, the group shot. As always – click to embiggen.

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8 thoughts on “Realm of Chaos: Nurgle’s Lost & Damned #6 – Plague Lords and Plague Marines

    • Thanks Dave – they are indeed back-2-base-ix bases. I’ve got a bunch of them here that I bought for different projects that I planned through the years. I can’t remember which was which now, and I don’t like “too tall” bases, so I just plant models on them as appropriate nowadays.

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    • Thanks Alex. I’m hoping that putting them up here helps to motivate me to go back and finish off some of the other Plaguemarines and Nurgle stuff that I started years ago, in the same way that I’ve been spurred to finish a bunch of fantasy stuff. It’s also nice to finally get this stuff out and assemble an actual army with it.

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    • Thanks! It’s meant to be a metallic red, but it has a metallic pink look to it in practice. It’s an acrylic metallic red (Tamiya? Gunze? I cant remember! VMA have a metallic red these days, though) with a bit of the base mixed with a touch of solver for the highlight. I think a wash to finish might have been more effective in keeping them red, but c’est la vie.

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