Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Project Nurgle part 19. Gutrot Spume - Finished!

When I first started to work on Gutrot Spume I had it in my mind that I might paint him as the leader of a squad of Putrid Blight Kings. So much for my initial intentions! Work got off to a slow start but once it got going it quickly became apparent that Gutrot was going to constitute a significant project in his own right.

I‘ve been working on Gutrot for the best part of a year and at a rough guess I'd say I’ve spent around 300 hours on the project! I’m perfectly happy about that as I made the decision to go all out on this mini, and to take as much time as I needed to do the job ‘properly’. That decision was in no small part influenced by my experience painting a Dark Eldar Haemonculus in two weeks for Golden Demon 2014. While I proved to myself that I can turn out a well painted mini at speed, I also confirmed a long held belief; when I’m painting just for myself, I’m at my happiest and do my best work when I take my time over it.

Although there are plenty of things I feel could be better (aren’t there always), I’ve had a very happy painting experience with Gutrot. I’ve experimented with a number of new materials and techniques and I feel that I’ve significantly pushed my boundaries on this mini. The end result is something I’m very happy with!


  1. This is simply stunning. I wish I could see it with my own eues really as we know the works on textures and shine as been puched very far on this model and no photo no matter the quality can show us the full extent of what you did.
    Every single detail shows the care and attention you put in all this and it truly is a work of art.
    My own personnal taste would have made me want a slightly darker water to enhance the deep sea danger feeling but I guess the colour balance would have been altered (probably not for the better).
    I'd also like to point out following the work in progress was really exciting and getting to see your process and thoughts was brilliant.

    Congratulations for this before the model wins an outrageous amount of trophies ;)

  2. Good Lord... 300 hours?

    Gorgeous (if such a word could be used to describe a Nurgle project) work! A triumphant return to the putrid theme that first made you famous. Congrats!

  3. Amazing work! Is it wrong that I look the nurgling and had to zoom In on it :)

  4. Jawdropping. You sling a mean brush, sir.

  5. beautiful work great to see it evolve, followed on cmon and here :)

  6. Just WOW,
    it`s just incredible what a great atmosphere you creat on such a small base.
    Love your way to build up your projects.

    PS: Have a great time at the weekend workshop and take some wishes with you to our friend John.

  7. An absolutely dynamic piece! I love all the little details you added, it really brings this nasty character to life!