This multi-part plastic kit allows you to assemble a Feculent Gnarlmaw, a grotesque tree that emerges from the blighted soil wherever Nurgle’s followers gather. With its chimes tolling mournfully, it releases clouds of daemonic spores and covers the ground beneath its boughs with rot-wet blossoms. The Gnarlmaw features three large bulbs adorned with a Nurgle icon, covered in chitinous bumps and boils that may be unsettling to those with trypophobia. Its trunk resembles a struggling creature, with a gaping mouth lined with razor-sharp teeth, and stunted branches adorned with dismal bells, tentacles, and more pustulent boils. A mischievous Nurgling emerges from the rear, and the base of the model is adorned with the skulls of unfortunate souls who dared to approach.
What’s in the Feculent Gnarlmaw box
- x6 plastic components that make the Feculent Gnarlmaw. It can be used in games of Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Age of Sigmar.
How to paint the Feculent Gnarlmaw set
- Step 1: Prime the model
Apply a base coat of black or brown primer to the Feculent Gnarlmaw to create a smooth surface for painting.
- Step 2: Basecoat the bark
Use a dark brown paint, such as Rhinox Hide, to cover the bark of the Gnarlmaw. Apply the paint evenly, making sure to reach all the crevices and textures.
- Step 3: Highlight the bark
Lighten the previous brown color with a mix of brown and gray, such as Dryad Bark mixed with Administratum Grey, and apply it to the raised areas of the bark to create highlights. This will add depth and texture to the model.
- Step 4: Paint the bulbs
Paint the large bulbs on the Gnarlmaw with a sickly green color, like Nurgles Rot. Apply multiple thin layers to achieve a smooth, even coverage.
- Step 5: Add details
Use a small brush to paint the chitinous bumps and boils on the bulbs with a pale yellow or bone color, such as Ushabti Bone. This will create contrast and make the details stand out.
- Step 6: Paint the mouth
Use a dark red or purple paint, such as Khorne Red or Genestealer Purple, to paint the inside of the Gnarlmaw’s mouth. Apply multiple thin layers to build up the color and create a gruesome effect.
- Step 7: Highlight the mouth
Lighten the previous color with a brighter red or pink, such as Evil Sunz Scarlet or Pink Horror, and carefully paint the raised areas of the mouth to create highlights. This will make it appear more fleshy and menacing.
- Step 8: Paint the Nurgling
Use a mix of green and brown to paint the Nurgling emerging from the rear of the Gnarlmaw. Add small details like eyes and teeth using White Scar or Abaddon Black.
- Step 9: Base the model
Apply texture paint or flocking material to the base of the Gnarlmaw to represent the maggot-churned earth. You can also add additional details like skulls or small mushrooms to enhance the theme. Stirland Mud goes nicely with the rest of the scheme.
- Step 10: Varnish the model
Apply a coat of matte varnish to protect the painted surfaces and give the model a finished look.