Saturday, October 23, 2010

Skaven Plague Furnace finished!!

How many of you are familiar with Murphy's Law ? The main concept of this law is that nothing is as easy as it seems, and it definately applies with this model too!

Following my latest post I have decided to rebuild my Skaven army and I thought that this would be a somewhat easy task, having all this wood and metal and skaven fur to paint... little did I know when I was undercoating this monstrosity.

Clan Pestilens was always one of my favourite skaven clans. My army lists always include at least one unit of crazed plague monks. The latest book of Skaven gave me one more good reason to include even more of these fellas, and that was the almighty Plague Furnace! I've played several games with this crazy warmachine and I must say that each game would manage to surprise me in a good way. But I always included it as a proxy, using the screaming bell model, although I had the kit laying around somewhere in my closet.

First of all I must say that this is a magnificent model. It has to be one of the best plastic kits GW has ever produced. Everything sceams in detail and motion. Its like watching an animated film come to life. But all this come with a price in terms of difficulty. When I realised all the amount of tiny details this model had, I knew that this wouldn't be as easy as I originally thought it would be, but then again, I always loved pesky and difficult models. Either way this would be a centerpiece to the army and it deserved all the attention I could give it!

So here it is in all its fuming glory... the Plague Furnace;

I am generally happy with how the model turned out. As always I am not happy with the picture but I think I am improving in this field, hopefully I will manage to get decent pictures one day :P 

I would really like to hear what you think and see your votes in CoolMiniOrNot as usual!


  1. Great job! I like it.

    That kit is awesome and if I was ever to do a Skaven army, Clan Pestilens would certainly be the way I would go.

  2. Many thanks slipwing! I appreciate your feedback!

  3. holy crap! sick!


    p.s how did you paint the wood?

  4. I love those lovely green cloaks. SO neat!

    and agreed, SICK. as in, wow I wish I was that good, you make me sick (sticking tongue out)

  5. Thank you so much for the feedback!

    @CanoliCrusader; Thank you so much for following m8! :) The wood was made starting with a basecoat of GW's scorched brown followed by successive highlights of a mix of scorched brown and snakebite leather up to a point of using only snakebite leather. Then I started mixing snakebite leather with bleached bone again from Cidatel range of colours picking up only the edges. Hope it helped ;)

    @Loquacious; :P :P :P

  6. I love this model, you r right its just so dynamic, really looks like its in motion. You painting has really done it justice, hope I get to paint one someday.

  7. I'm glad that you liked my painting. I'm happy that I was able to do it justice!

  8. Thats gorgeous, extremely well painted i love it, if i had half that painting skill i would be happy, great work.