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40K: A Closer Look At The Great Unclean One Kit

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Jan 9 2018

The Big Green Meanie got a new kit and it’s got three impressive ways to build this model!

That’s right, we’re unboxing the Great Unclean One today–we were fairly excited to get our hands on this new kit. The new daemons have all been gorgeous, and it feels like with every new Nurgle model, the designers have been trying to outdo one another.

The big guy here is no exception. Though at first glance there’s a lot of flat surfaces, there’s s ton of detail hidden in the disgusting rolls of fat that define this massive kit.

You can see some of the gory details here. The pustules waiting to burst, the torn flesh revealing putrescent innards beneath. But the most impressive thing about the big guy here is his personality.

It’d have been pretty easy to just make him horrific/disgusting and leave it at that, but no, you really get a sense of the mood and tone and personality of Nurgle in this model. He’s crawling with jovial smiles and grinning intestinal mouths. The facial details in particular belie the jolly daemon beneath the fat, fetid bulk on display.


And of course, there are the ever-delightful nurglings who practically leap off the sprue. At any rate, this kit is fantastic, and you should check it out as soon as you can–not only does this model look grand, but the daemon hits like a ton of plague-ridden bricks as well. A great support and assault unit, the GUO can easily prove to be MVP.

Great Unclean One $140

The Great Unclean Ones are Nurgle’s mightiest daemons. Towering over their enemies, these living hillocks of rotting flesh lumber across the battlefield swinging their rusted weapons, vomiting streams of filth and unleashing diseased magics upon the foe. Great Unclean Ones are terrifying when roused to wrath, wading through enemy ranks, crushing foes beneath their bulk and pulping survivors with their enormous swords and flails. Some toll rusted summoning bells to draw forth fresh daemons, while others unleash terrible outbreaks of magical plague.

This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble a Great Unclean One. This is a truly vile model (in the most positive sense of the word!) – it celebrates its corpulence, with rotten, torn flesh slipping aside on its enormous gut to reveal winding intestines within. 2 different heads are available – one with symmetrical antlers and a foul grin, and one cyclopæan, featuring a hideous daemon tongue which ends in a sinister head – itself featuring a sinister daemon tongue! It can be armed with a massive bilesword or doomsday bell in the right hand, and a large bileblade or plague flail (a remarkable object which is essentially 3 skulls attached to lengths of heavy chain) in its left hand. 6 Nurglings are included, clutching items such as censers, or just hanging about – these can be added to the kit in any way that you see fit.

This model comes as 59 components, and is supplied with a Citadel 130mm Round base. The Great Unclean One can be added to both Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Age of Sigmar armies, and the kit can optionally be used to assemble the special character Rotigus.

What do you think of the big guy?


Author: J.R. Zambrano
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