The very last figure I bought directly from GW was a Lord of Nurgle mounted figure. I was already into historicals by then, but while browsing paints at my local gamestore the figure caught my eye and I remember thinking it was the best thing I had seen from GW in years (I've since learned that it was sculpted by Jes Goodwin, explains the attraction!). It was really an impulse buy (a really expensive impulse buy come to think of it). I never got around to paint it, just the assembling seemed daunting, and so it went in the "I'll paint it one day" bin.
When I started my Chaos project it was the first thing I painted. A bizarre choice I will admit, as it is not an Oldhammer figure by any stretch, and because I never start with characters when doing a new project. However the figure, apart from being awesome, represented an interesting challenge. Those multi-parts pieces were my bane as a youngster, and usually they would end up unassembled in their boxes. I was notoriously bad (I still am, but now I can manage) at using miliput and such, and I was also impatient. Just a bad combination for assembling and painting those big multi-parts figures which Games Worshop loved to torture me with! So it's the perfect piece to keep up with one of my main objective; to do now what I could not as a child.
As it happens often, many pieces did not fit properly and so I had to use quite a bit of green stuff to put the whole thing together. Ah, thanks Games Workshop for the memories!
Quite a nice figure to paint I must say. The horse was actually painted using two very very old pots of my original set of Citadel paints! Yes, two decades later and still usable!
|24 years later...in those days, stuff was meant to last ;-)|
As for the actual Lord, the robe was painted using Napoleonic French gun colours...It's great when your two passions collide!
While "officially" a Nurgle Lord, I intend to use him as the Chaos Lord of my Chaos army.