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!