Scent of a Gamer

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Rottlings complete

Well, I got excited and decided to paint the Rottlings right away. My method was simply to get a bunch of the Contrast paints I have laying around, and see what worked together.

The lightest colour I used was Nazdreg Yellow and the darkest was Shysh Purple. The other shades are in between, with Militarum Green and Snakebite Leather doing most of the work.

I was happy with how they turned out, and decided they should be my entry for the awesome August (aka Awegust) blog challenge. They aren’t big, but they are monsters!

The models have plenty of details to play around with.

These guys can be the cute mascots for my plague marines!

4 comments on “Rottlings complete

  1. Azazel
    August 24, 2019

    They look great, Dave. Nice work with the contrasts as well. I’ve only just done a little start on some poxwalkers so far, so this is useful for me to see.

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  2. John@justneedsvarnish
    August 24, 2019

    Ah yes, “cute”, not really the word I was looking for! I really like them, I can see why you’d want to paint ’em straight away!

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  3. Ann
    August 25, 2019

    Well, they are cute! I think it is hard to get away from that because the sculpts are so darned adorable. Makes one wish one had a few animate examples as playmates for one’s cats, but come to think of it being that cats are often (though not always, my husband had a cat once who was clearly a devotee of Khorne) worshippers of both Slaanesh and Tzeentch, that might not go so well….

    I like what you did with the bases. I wonder if it might make them even better if you included perhaps some things like bits of slime, maybe one of them corrodes metal by its touch, and things like that; without overdoing it of course.

    They do seem worthy mascots for plague marines. I have a few creatures I use for that role myself and in addition to their mascot duties I find they are great for keeping track of effects or other things you want to remember. For example, having them trail along behind a daemon prince of Nurgle or even Mortarion as wound counters seems a fun way to use them in games. Or say having Typhus’s number of wounds remaining mixed in with him and his inevitable bodyguard squad. Once all the rottlings are gone, then so is Typhus. Much better than those shocking little pieces of paper or worse still, the ubiquitous dice people use, which I think is a loyalist plot.

    Anyway, great job!

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    • davekay
      August 25, 2019

      Thanks for the feedback Ann, I like the idea of using them as wound markers, that’s a great thought. I will do something similar with the bases for the Plague Marines.

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