DIY: Great Unclean One

Here you have a preview of my secret project, a kind of true scale Greater Daemon of Nurgle.

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Made almost entirely of expanding insulation foam. He’s big. Bigger than a rhino. I’m a fan of the GUO’s that lurk hugely in the background of the old Slaves to Darkness illustrations and this guy is just the size for that. He also fits the GREATER daemon title more than that rinky dink GW model. He’s no contender vs the forge world guy, but he did only cost about $3.50. He is being painted now, at my regular frozen sloth pace, so expect pics of the finished piece this summer.

Below is a pic the middle stage, with a Plague terminator in for scale and some Great Stuff product placement. He’s holding a card board mock up of his soon to be plasticard great plague sword. Looking back I sometimes wish I had stopped at this stage, he looked less sinister and more jolly old grandpappy Nurgle, and I like that.

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Oh the delicious nook and crannies.

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Plastic tube toe nails.

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A close up of the finished head with horns and teeth carved from a sliver of pvc pipe and trademark mouth tentacle.

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I know this is another of my, “You’ll love it or hate it” projects, so let me know what you think.

Painted pics coming soon.

  • http://www.warhammer39999.com Warhammer 39,999

    You know, I'm not on the love it or hate it bandwagon. It's a decent looking model, but not spectacular.

    Looks aside though, I'm floored by the model in general. The creativity and skill it took to create this are out of this world! I've used this stuff before for some odd jobs (such as keeping a headlight in after a car crash), so I know that it's not very user friendly and expands like crazy. To get this level of detail from a simple can of spray foam is inspiring. This is certainly something to be proud of. All in all, how long did it take you to complete?

    • skeller

      It took me about and hour to get it to the middle stage shown in the WIP pics and another 1.5 hours to do the detail work (teeth, horns and sword). This was a real experiment, just to see if I could do it. I'd like the next one to be a bit smaller, with hopefully even more detail. Would you like me to try and make a tutorial?

    • http://www.warhammer39999.com Warhammer 39,999

      I'd be interested in seeing just how you accomplished it, but don't make a
      tutorial just for me. If other people want to see it too, by all means,
      make one though.

      Thanks!

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  • theHman

    This is awesome!!!

    Personally, I love it. How on earth did you do this?
    I mean, getting the foam into a shape you could actually use, like the head, or arms?
    I'd love to see a tutorial on it, or some tips on how to do one of my own.

    Can't wait to see it painted!

  • theHman

    This is awesome!!!

    Personally, I love it. How on earth did you do this?
    I mean, getting the foam into a shape you could actually use, like the head, or arms?
    I'd love to see a tutorial on it, or some tips on how to do one of my own.

    Can't wait to see it painted!