A couple of befriended bloggers asked me months ago if it would be OK to take over the mantle in charity drives for the wargaming community. After organizing the Storm Wardens Charity Drive and the Heroes of Armageddon, John and I had already decided not to do anything big this year, and we also felt our main man Dave Taylor was not ready for it this year. So I told Falk (from Table Top Fix) to go ahead and get something organized. And he did!Check out their blog: Black Crusade 2012.
The Black Crusade has the same setup as our previous drives: each dollar will become a ticket and every week winners will be chosen for gifts from sponsors. The main prize is the Chaos Army that all the team members are working on. Here you can read more about the goals and the charity of choice.
I asked Falk if I could help out in a modest way and he accepted my request to paint a Nurgle Character. My painting skills are not at the same level as some of the team members, but I figured I am going to try anyway. So I made a slight conversion to the Typhus Model, and here is a WIP; I painted some basecolors on, washed it once with sepia and reblocked some areas, then did some minor highlighting on the belly:
I swapped out his right hand and chose an old fashioned gauntlet, holding a Terminator head. For the head I used a standard Chaos rebreather head and positioned it looking at the head. He's saying "is that all you got, you punk?"
I wanted the scythe to be on his shoulder but in the original sculpt it's pointing down. Because the model is metal, I was able to twist the blade 180 without problems.
I also created a banner for him, using an old Chaos banner made of human skin. That will be fun. Underneath the terminator head I added some greenstuff strands, to imitate gore from underneath the head, where is was pulled off.
Anyway, it's due in the next couple of weeks or so, so I will be solely working on this project and I will need all that time to get something good.
Please donate to the Black Crusade NOW. Remembers, they are giving away prizes all the time, and you still have a chance to win the main army!