Beasts of Nurgle

So I really really really dislike the Beasts of Nurgle models both the old and new ones. So decided to make my own, yes not original using the drones but I do like them and I think they work so well.

Plus the idea of the stubby little legs pulling themselves along makes me smile


Great Unclean Slug One…part 2

For those keeping up my GUO is getting there from where it was in post number 1 GUO1

So I am at the stage now where I think he is done! As hopefully you will see..

The next stages I had to do were the arms which you can see came out very very well, thanks to some blue stuff that let me make some molds of the arms just to help me get the scale OK, as I was nervous about getting them right especially the right bend/lengths.


The other side of things was to ensure the size of him matched the official model.

As you can see I think I have that nailed from the Birdseye view, so at least my original sketches are measuring up OK 🙂



I also ensured that I kept checking things sat OK and as you can see the hands are almost perfect fits as is the head, however I then knew that the belly needed to be more substantial!

Then the fun could really start, the green stuffing of the details, as you can see I did go mental but hopefully not too mental that details are lost in the crazy!


But then I also wanted to make sure I didn’t create something too large and next to his brother Rotigus I think we have this nailed 🙂


So something I did learn from this is Green Stuff is shiny and can be difficult to actually see some details. So anyone out there wanting to give it a go on any sort of big scale then make sure you undercoat the model at a stage you start to go green blind. As it helps immensely.


Which leads me to the stage I am now, some more work on bits I had missed before undercoating.

The spots of white allowed me say I am happy with an area, as I am now at that stage in which I could keep adding more and more detail when really I wont get any benefit for it other than I dont get to paint him.

So soon he will be hit with paint and hopefully I dont mess him much.







The Great Unclean (Slug) One

So the idiot I am decided that I didn’t want more than 1 Great Unclean One to the look the same. This had nothing to do with me watching Star Wars at the weekend either…

So I decided a F’off slug would look cool and with the spare belly plates and heads from the GUO kit I figured I had some tie-in there as well.


What I didn’t have at the time was the GUO kit (on order) so I knew we had 130mm base and so I needed something that fit. So out came the kids drawing stuff which gave me a loose footprint to work on.

Once this was done I started chopping up leftover sprue to give me a frame to work on, I did this for recycling purposes and also I am cheap 🙂


Once the rough frame was done on went the milliput to again give me a cheap way of getting an organic shape to the slug but also means I have less green stuff to use. So I can apply it as sheets almost to work on.

Which meant I could use an old tutorial I have been hosting for ages;

So I am slowly building up the details as you can see.


I have not finished the tail yet as again waiting on a base (also on order).


I have never done a project this big before I am certainly enjoying it, but it is also hurting my patience as I am having to wait for layers to dry before I move. Mainly as I am clumsy  and forget which bits are set and not. FINGERPRINTS EVERYWHERE!!!


Alas after some more measurements I found I was a little short so have added more sprue to the top to get me closer to the same height as a the new GUO.


My challenge next is to work on organic pipes/intestines to have hanging out of the nature holes/crevices I have created.

Hopefully I will have an update soon 🙂

P.S. any sugesstions are welcome.

Sculpting with the Fellhand

We have a special post today from the one and only Jason ‘Heldrake Lover’ Santiago. Also know as @TheFellHand  on Twitter and also co-host on noobhammer and ODAM.

Well he loves him some nurgle and well some of his work is stunning so I convinced him to do a little tutorial on here, so enjoy 🙂

So you want to sculpt Nurgle? First off, you’re sick in the head. Who in their right mind would want to know how to sculpt boils, scabs and the like? What’s wrong with you!? Well whatever it is, I’ve got it too.

Making Nurgle stuff is a fairly easy process. The paradox of Nurgle is that while well sculpted guts, boils and poxes look amazing on the models, just smashing a blob of green stuff on them usually doesn’t look too bad either. I’m going to show you some simple ideas that, when grouped together will look pretty disgusting.

First up we have the recessed scab. This can be achieved with the blade of your x-acto knife by making light cuts into the surface.

  1. Continue this until you have a circular pattern.
  2. Then with a sculpting tool, push around the edge of the circle to make it rough and irregular.
  3. You can also add texture to the actual scab surface, just making some rough indents will look gross.

Feel free to combine the scab with the rot I demonstrate below, that’s really disgusting!


Boils. These are simply made by blending a small lump of clay/putty onto the surface and smoothing it into the skin. For a typical boil, try to get the blending completely seamless, keeping in mind that it is under the surface of the skin.

What gets really nasty is when you put groups of boils together. Try to vary the sizes somewhat so it looks more realistic.


As you get more comfortable making this foulness, experiment with stretching the skin around the edge, just a few light grooves will do the trick.


You’ll see in this picture that I have made a boil that erupted through the first layers of skin, but not yet popped. Once you have placed the boil, take a bladed tool and cut in around the edges, slightly flaring up to show ragged skin that broke open.


Lastly and my most favorite pox to sculpt, is the Rot!

This is probably the easiest one and requires the least finesse, but you really want to be careful to make sure it looks “natural”. Use a circular object (the end of a paintbrush is great) and make some round holes in the surface. You can vary the depth slightly if you like, in fact that adds to the effect nicely, so go ahead and do that.

  1. Next, take a smaller round object and repeat this process, around the first set of holes, then yet again with another smaller round object.
  2. Lastly, take the smallest round tool you have (not even gonna touch that one) and repeat this process yet again, this time purposefully going back over the larger holes you already made.
  3. Note that I completely obscured the original holes, this is by design.

Nature is rarely truly uniform, and with the unnatural Nurgle plagues, strive to hit a balance between “that looks like it could happen” and “that looks like the work of a sinister Chaos god”.


As with anything, practice makes perfect. But don’t worry if your work doesn’t look completely how you imagined it. Like I said at the start, Nurgle can look like literal crap, and yet still be exactly what you want!

One last item of note. When I’m sculpting these things, especially with Nurgle, I’m thinking ahead to the painting stage. Having an idea of how you will paint this pox or that pox will really help you get a good look at your sculpting of said pox. If you have any questions please contact me at



And may Nurgle bless you and keep you.