Monday, October 8, 2012

Death Guard Possessed Vindicator: The Canker!


Old School here with a post about a model that is near and dear to my rotten heart ... I speak of course of my Nurgle Vindicator. This model has been through a lot and seen quite a bit of paint, but let's take a look at the fresh coat I laid down on it before we get all nastalgic.
I made this Vindicator back in early 2009 in the infant days of Dark Future Games and in fact, this was the first conversion I ever featured on the blog. It has been called many names, but it has found it's permanent name: Canker.




The big highlight was the use of the (brand new at the time) corpse cart bodies (which I bought with winnings from my first tournament victory). I basically took the two halves of the bodies that belong in the cart and laid them across the blade. I used some green stuff to stick them in and a few random skulls and guard bits to make them seem like they belonged in 40k.


The tank was then green stuffed. I don't mean a little here and there. I counted the total time and I actually put 24 hours of total green stuff work in. This is crazy to me now, but back then ... well, it was my first real green stuff work.


The tank was an absolute pleasure to build and has alwasy been a joy to field. People alwasy get a kick out of the sores and the nurglings.


I have and will continue to run this tank as a Daenomically possessed Vindicator. I just love not being shut sown by shakes and stuns and now my blasts are more accurate thanks to the blast rules!


At the end of the day, this really just goes back to my soft spot for old models I made. I really looking at something I made and seeing that it has stood the test of time. This model is just that!


Here is the model in the conversion process.


Here is it in June 2009 after getting it back from Goatboy ...

... and here is the paintjob I gave it in January of 2011. It has been some time, but I think that it is better than ever.

The Chaos Re-vamp is moving along and I am nearly done with my old Nurgle models and have started on the Iron Warriors. I would love to here what you think of this tank or what you are doing to re-vamp your own Chaos army!

12 comments:

  1. Awesome! I really like the green stuff work that you achieved on the Vindi. Do you have any pictures of the siege shield unpainted?

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    1. http://darkfuturegaming.blogspot.com/2009/06/nurgle-vindicator-conversion-update.html

      http://darkfuturegaming.blogspot.com/2009/05/this-project-began-as-just-vindicator.html

      Those two URLs will take you to the ancient posts where the photos you are looking for lurk!

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  2. I really like the new paint job man... looks real nice

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  3. The new paint is definately more expertly done. Looks great, sir!

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  4. This turned out excellent! Great conversion, terrific paintjob!

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  5. Stunning! I love the bodies pilled up in front of the dozer blade!

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  6. Awesome work! The redone paint job is even better. Definitely a piece to be very proud of.

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  7. Thanks a lot guys. I really appreciate it as this was one of the first things I ever really got feedback on back in the day and it may have kept me blogging back in the old days of 5 followers!

    The name canker is foreshadowing though as the Plague will spread soon enough!

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  8. I remember browsing through all the posts that have been posted on DFG ever, last year, and stumbled upon this one :) i must say your painting skills have improved to the impressive, i like this version the best.

    Keep it up OST :)

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  9. Awesome stuff man - that thing has been repainted so many times haha. I would love to do it again hehe - do some crazy effect stuff haha.

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    1. I believe it Thomas, yOu should see the nurgle answer to the drake I am working on!

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