Friday, May 11, 2012

Mighty Simo's Thunderwolf Completed

Hello and good afternoon to you all. As you may remember on 9th May we celebrated our first birthday here at Cupboard of Nurgle. Earlier this month we said we would celebrate with a single model painting challenge. Seeing as I got the most votes for our Nurgle Lord painting competition I had the honor of choosing the model we would paint. After some thought and some whispering in my ear by Dorn's Arrow I chose the recently released Thunderwolf Cavalry.

The multi-part plastic kits conveniently comes with models so that we had one each. I have to admit the kit itself is amazing with a wide range of options. My one gripe is that the model is not easy to put together. The wolf I used came in 11 different pieces, 12 if you count the saddle! It took me about 2 hours to assemble the model. I would suggest to people to leave the wolf and rider separate to make is easy to paint the model. If you choose the storm shield also keep this separate.

For the All Father!

If you would like to know how to paint your Thunderwolf Cavalry like this pick yourself up a copy of White Dwarf issue 387. I basically followed the painting guide in there. The only change I did was on the Space Wolf armor. The guide suggests a wash of Devlin Mud after the basecoat and then layering the basecoat. Instead I started with shadow grey, layers with a 50/50 mix of Shadow Grey and Space Wolves Grey. I then highlighted with pure Space Wolves Grey followed by a 50/50 mix of bleached bone and Space Wolves Grey.

I don't think I would fancy seeing this in front of me.

O'Shashar and Dorn's Arrow should have their Thunderwolves posted up in the next few days and we welcome our faithful followers to send in pictures of their Thunderwolves. We will then have a vote to see who has the best painted model.

That's all I have for you this week our follower minions of Nurgle. However, on one of my earlier posts I mentioned that I have another five of my Night Goblins done, which I hope to share with you all soon. May Nurgle's blessings fall upon you.

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