This dreadnought, touched by Slaanesh and by Nurgle, joins the Daemonettes of Slaanesh to fight for Chaos!
Notes about me & 40k: First and foremost – I don’t think I ever really fully intended to paint this model. In fact, for a long time I was entirely ANTI-40k. Primarily this was because I already have too much invested in Fantasy/Age of Sigmar models, and secondarily because I prefer the sculpts/models (and the painting) of the Fantasy line. 40k never really interested me in a variety of ways – from a game perspective, I like the mostly hand-to-hand of Fantasy, and especially with the rise of Age of Sigmar it’s much easier and more fun to play (learning curve & ruleset). Also, none of the 40k models really interest me. Frankly, I don’t like them. I think some people paint them beautifully, but I just cannot get excited about the models. But as it turns out, no one in my area plays Fantasy (especially AoS). *sigh* So, I bought half of my friend’s starter box of Chaos something-or-other, the Daemonettes of Slaanesh, and a Nurgle Start Collecting box. I chose the Daemonettes & the Nurgle box because they can also be used in AoS.
Notes on the Hellbrute: Why did I paint this dude if I’m so “meh” on 40k? He was chosen by the Twitterverse! I added him into a poll about which to paint next (this is fun to do!), and he actually won. Anyway; when I put these 40k-specific guys together (Chaos Cultists, the Hellbrute, some Chaos Chosen), I completely botched the build of the Hellbrute. You’ll probably notice the very LARGE gap on the leg; the eagle-eyed of you may notice that I put the head & neck under the Chestplate/Horns piece together in reverse order. Whoops. But due to my attitude about 40k, I don’t much care, and just left it. So – despite this, I feel like this paint job actually came out quite well! It’s my first time using Citadel’s technical “paint” called “Nurgle’s Rot”, and it looks quite good despite the crummy build!
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