Monday, 4 October 2021

Nepharite Sighting!


I've had this guy on my paint table for some time having picked him up for about £3.00 a few months back. I had primed him and made a start on the paintwork a while back but finally finished him and managed to get some pics.

Once a respected scientist with the Imperial labs on Proxima, Reginald Covinn was accidentally infected with a really unpleasant and virulent xenos pathogen while examining an ancient Mimjip artefact. Fleeing the lab he stowed away on an outbound ship and vanished from Imperial space for over a decade. 

When reports came in that the Warped had raided an Imperial settlement in the Farpoint Sector Inquisitor Fisher collected the surviving vid records of the attack and spotted the revolting creature directing a horde of pox ridden scavvies. Analysis on the images identified the creature as being Reginald Covinn. Somehow he had survived the Mimjip pathogen which had grossly bloated his form and turned him into a hulking, disease ridden horror.

Interestingly, Reginald seems to be operating with some method to his raids which seem to hint that he is searching for something more than unwilling test subjects. As yet Fisher has not been able to locate Reginald's current whereabouts but Inquisitorial investigators supported by local troops are searching for him as it is imperative that he cannot be allowed to spread contagion to any further settlements.

Originally a Demnogonis Nepharite from the old Warzone range, I repurposed him to act as a villain for my Inquisitorial team to fight as part of a mini campaign. I still need to get some infected troops and zombies as well as mad scientists to act as his underlings but I'm quite pleased with how he's turned out.

Infuriatingly I managed to drop him whilst painting him and broke off his halberd but a bit of glue seems to have fixed it. I also played around with some gloss varnish on his gribbly bits and weapons to give a more wet and unpleasantly diseased look to him.

The figure itself is a bit silly looking but was fun to paint and weighs an absolute ton!

I'm currently without a gaming table as we have to keep the spare room usable for a bedroom in the coming months so I doubt I'll get to use him in a game anytime soon but I'll keep plugging away with the odd figure until he's got an equally unhealthy retinue.

In other news, I made the most of the recent Ral Partha Europe discount day to pick up some more Battletech gubbins in the form of rulebooks and map sheets so I'm hoping to delve into them in the coming week once they arrive so watch this space!

In the meantime, All the best!


  1. Once again - really line paintwork on oldie piece!
    Halberd of mine piece also broke odd btw - has some really sweet time trying to pin both parts... 😉

    1. Many thanks!

      He's got loads of character but I must admit I was furious with myself when I dropped him and broke the halberd! I ended up using lots of superglue as the prospect of pinning it was beyond loathsome!

  2. Great work on this one. I like how he has a coat that says scientist… but everything else is nurgle’d out! Excited to see his warband grow.

    1. Thanks!

      I've been keeping my eye out for some suitable stuff to give me some Nurgly gribbles!

  3. What a piece of sh¡t! Literally. It looks like it's a turd golem (which I can't figure out why no-one has pulled that yet in fantasy).

    It's, argh. I have a hard time looking at him. I always hate but loved the mini. It's based on a Bertging sketch but while it looked menacing the mini plus the yellow official paint job made him look goofy.

    The skin looks weird (on purpose I know) but I can't stretch enough how mind blowing is the rest to me: finally something that looks like actual text descriptions of Demni's Nepharites... white robes, and such. That and the green works wonders. Really amazing.

    I'm stealing that sooner or later, you bet! 😏

    1. Glad you like him!

      He's got a lot of character and is one of those sculpts that can look really silly if they don't get the right paint job!

      I really want to get some more Demnogonis figures but they're getting increasingly difficult to source so may end up sculpting some of my own!