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Nurglings

This page details every individual Nurgling model that Games Workshop have produced. Additionally I have included models that could be used to represent Nurglings without needing any conversion work, and also models that include Nurglings as part of their decoration (but note that these Nurglings are not separable without cutting up the models). Note that the majority of the models listed cannot be bought from Games Workshop any more as they are not part of the current range and are no longer available to purchase as "bitz". Note that the images are not necessarily to scale with each other.

Summary:

Individual Nurglings

1st release (1991) designed by Kev Adams with Aly Morrison
Nurgling 1 (1st release) Nurgling 2 (1st release) Nurgling 3 (1st release) Nurgling 4 (1st release) Nurgling 5 (1st release)
Nurgling 1 (1st release)
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Nurgling 2 (1st release)
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Nurgling 3 (1st release)
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Nurgling 4 (1st release)
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Nurgling 5 (1st release)
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Nurgling 6 (1st release) Nurgling 7 (1st release) Nurgling 8 (1st release) Nurgling 9 (1st release) Nurgling 10 (1st release)
Nurgling 6 (1st release)
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Nurgling 7 (1st release)
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Nurgling 8 (1st release)
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Nurgling 9 (1st release)
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Nurgling 10 (1st release)
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Nurgling 11 (1st release) Nurgling 12 (1st release) Nurgling 13 (1st release) Nurgling 14 (1st release) Nurgling 15 (1st release)
Nurgling 11 (1st release)
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Nurgling 12 (1st release)
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Nurgling 13 (1st release)
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Nurgling 14 (1st release)
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Nurgling 15 (1st release)
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Nurgling 16 (1st release) Nurgling 17 (1st release) Nurgling 18 (1st release) Nurgling 19 (1st release) Nurgling 20 (1st release)
Nurgling 16 (1st release)
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Nurgling 17 (1st release)
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Nurgling 18 (1st release)
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Nurgling 19 (1st release)
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Nurgling 20 (1st release)
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Nurgling 21 (1st release) Nurgling 22 (1st release) Nurgling 23 (1st release) Nurgling 24 (1st release) Nurgling 25 (1st release)
Nurgling 21 (1st release)
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Nurgling 22 (1st release)
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Nurgling 23 (1st release)
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Nurgling 24 (1st release)
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Nurgling 25 (1st release)
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Warhammer 40,000: Typhus
Typhus head sprue including Nurgling
Typhus head sprue including Nurgling
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2nd release designed by Trish Morrison
  Nurgling 1 (2nd release) Nurgling 2 (2nd release) Nurgling 3 (2nd release)  
  Nurgling 1 (2nd release)
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Nurgling 2 (2nd release)
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Nurgling 3 (2nd release)
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  Nurgling 4 (2nd release) Nurgling 5 (2nd release) Nurgling 6 (2nd release)  
  Nurgling 4 (2nd release)
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Nurgling 5 (2nd release)
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Nurgling 6 (2nd release)
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  Nurgling 7 (2nd release) Nurgling 8 (2nd release) Nurgling 9 (2nd release)  
  Nurgling 7 (2nd release)
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Nurgling 8 (2nd release)
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Nurgling 9 (2nd release)
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Additional 2nd release Nurglings?
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  similar size to Nurgling 8
(photo by Stelio)
similar size to Nurgling 9
(photo by Squiggoth)
slightly smaller than Nurgling 6
(photo by Squiggoth)
 
Mordheim: Carnival of Chaos
  Nurgling 1 (Carnival of Chaos) Nurgling 2 (Carnival of Chaos) Nurgling 3 (Carnival of Chaos)  
  Nurgling 1 (Carnival of Chaos)
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Nurgling 2 (Carnival of Chaos)
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Nurgling 3 (Carnival of Chaos)
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  Nurgling 4 (Carnival of Chaos) Nurgling 5 (Carnival of Chaos) Nurgling 6 (Carnival of Chaos)  
  Nurgling 4 (Carnival of Chaos)
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Nurgling 5 (Carnival of Chaos)
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Nurgling 6 (Carnival of Chaos)
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3rd release
Nurgling 1 (3rd release) Nurgling 2 (3rd release) Nurgling 3 (3rd release) Nurgling 4 (3rd release) Nurgling 5 (3rd release)
Nurgling 1 (3rd release)
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Nurgling 2 (3rd release)
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Nurgling 3 (3rd release)
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Nurgling 4 (3rd release)
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Nurgling 5 (3rd release)
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  Nurgling 6 (3rd release) Nurgling 7 (3rd release) Nurgling 8 (3rd release)  
  Nurgling 6 (3rd release)
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Nurgling 7 (3rd release)
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Nurgling 8 (3rd release)
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Epidemius, the Tallyman of Nurgle
  Epidemius Nurgling on tusk   Epidemius Nurgling on base  
  Nurgling on tusk
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(photo by Stelio)
  Nurgling on base
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(photo by Stelio)
 

Nurgling Substitutes

Other models suitable for use as Nurglings
Nurgle Classic FamiliarNurgle Classic Familiar
(1991)
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Model designed by Jes Goodwin. The celebrated range of classic familiars includes a set of familiars for each of the four major Chaos Gods that are shaped like miniature Greater Daemons. So the Nurgle familiar looks like a small Great Unclean One, and could also be used as a large Nurgling.
Epic Great Unclean OneEpic Great Unclean One
(1991)
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Model designed by Jes Goodwin / Colin Dixon. The Epic range's Great Unclean One is large enough that it uses a 25mm base. This makes it much bigger then any other Nurgling model, but it would work well as an Inquisitor-scale Nurgling.
Epic NurglingsEpic Nurglings
(1991)
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Model designed by Jes Goodwin / Colin Dixon. Included for the sake of completeness, the model produced for Nurglings in Epic-scale could never realistically be useful for modelling them in Warhammer Fantasy or Warhammer 40,000.
Epic Great Unclean One 2Epic Great Unclean One 2
(1992)
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Model designed by Jes Goodwin / Colin Dixon. This second Great Unclean One model was a later addition to the Epic range. It is also large enough to require a 25mm base, and again might be used as an Inquisitor-scale Nurgling.
Warmaster NurglingsWarmaster Nurglings
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Similar to the round-based model for Nurglings in Epic, there is an equivalent rectangular-based model for Nurglings in Warmaster. This model is part of the current range of Warmaster Daemons and is available to purchase from Games Workshop.

Nurglings as Decorations

Other Games Workshop models that include Nurglings
Tentacle Arm and Skull Head Nurgle RenegadeTentacle Arm and Skull Head Nurgle Renegade
(1989)
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Model designed by Michael Perry. There is a Nurgling nestling at the Nurgle Renegade's left foot.
Manikin Head Nurgle RenegadeManikin Head Nurgle Renegade
(1989)
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Model designed by Michael Perry. This model has a manikin as a personal chaos attribute, but with the appropriate painting, this could be used to represent a Nurgling instead.

You may wonder what a manikin is. Here's an explanatory description from Realm of Chaos: Slaves to Darkness (1988), Personal Chaos Attributes, page 125:
"Most of the mutant's facial features atrophy and disappear, until only the mouth is functional. Meanwhile, a miniature body sprouts from the mutant's forehead or crown. This manikin torso is perfect in every detail, with its own arms, head and face. This miniature torso and head do all the talking for the mutant, and the lower mouth in the atrophied face is used only for eating."
Plaguebearer Head 1 Nurgle RenegadePlaguebearer Head 1 Nurgle Renegade
(1989)
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Model designed by Michael Perry. There is a Nurgling poking out of a hole in the Nurgle Renegade's belly.
Tube Head Nurgle RenegadeTube Head Nurgle Renegade
(1989)
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Model designed by Michael Perry. There is a Nurgling sitting on the Nurgle Renegade's left shoulder.
Champion of Khorne with ManikinChampion of Khorne with Manikin
(1989)
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Model designed by Jes Goodwin. This model is a Champion of Khorne (identifiable by the technological weapon for a fantasy model) and has a manikin as a personal chaos attribute. However with the appropriate painting, this could be used to represent a Nurgling instead. The product code here is from the 1989 Retail Catalogue. This model last appears in the Winter 1990 Trade Catalogue as one of three figures in blister pack 073130/5 (on a page titled "Champions of Khorne").
Champion of Nurgle with HalberdChampion of Nurgle with Halberd
(1989)
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Model designed by Jes Goodwin. There is a Nurgling sitting on the Nurgle Champion's left shoulder.
Palanquin of Nurgle bearersPalanquin of Nurgle bearers
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(1991)
Model designed by Michael Perry with Jes Goodwin. The entire piece is a line of Nurglings, stacked in a vertical mass. This is from the first release of the Palanquin of Nurgle, which includes two of these components used as supports for the platform (the second release of the palanquin is the model for Epidemius).
Palanquin of Nurgle throne backPalanquin of Nurgle throne back
(1991)
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Model designed by Michael Perry with Jes Goodwin. There is one Nurgling sitting on the back of the throne, above the rider's left shoulder. There is also a second one poking its head around the left-hand side of the throne back.
Palanquin of Nurgle Chaos Champion with SceptrePalanquin of Nurgle Chaos Champion with Sceptre
(1991)
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Model designed by Michael Perry with Jes Goodwin. This is one of four different models that could be used as the rider of the Palanquin of Nurgle. There is a Nurgling sitting on the Chaos Champion's left shoulder.
Champion of Nurgle with AxeChampion of Nurgle with Axe
(1991)
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Model designed by Jes Goodwin with the Citadel Design Team. There is a Nurgling sitting on top of the Nurgle Champion's helmet, holding onto the horns.
Great Unclean One legs with Nurglings (1st release)Great Unclean One legs with Nurglings (1st release)
(1989)
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Model designed by Aly Morrison. The first release of the figures for Greater Daemons were multi-part models with multiple versions of most body parts, each interchangeable. This allowed a great deal of flexibility in customising the models however you liked. These components that include modelled Nurglings are options for the legs and belly of a Great Unclean One.
Great Unclean One belly 1 (1st release)Great Unclean One belly 1 (1st release)
(1989)
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Plaguebearer Poxspreader (1st release)Plaguebearer Poxspreader (1st release)
(1991)
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Model designed by Kev Adams. There is a Nurgling nestling at the Plaguebearer's left foot.
Plaguebearer Maggotgut (1st release)Plaguebearer Maggotgut (1st release)
(1991)
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Model designed by Kev Adams. There is a Nurgling nestling at the Plaguebearer's right foot.
Plaguebearer Sporestench (1st release)Plaguebearer Sporestench (1st release)
(1991)
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Model designed by Kev Adams. There is a Nurgling nestling at the Plaguebearer's right foot.
Typhus bodyTyphus body
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Typhus is a Chaos Lord of the Death Guard Legion usable in Chaos Space Marine armies. There is a Nurgling sitting on Typhus' right knee. This model is part of the current range of Chaos Space Marines and is available to purchase from Games Workshop.
Plaguebearer 1 (3rd release)Plaguebearer 1 (3rd release)
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Model designed by Aly Morrison. There is a Nurgling nestling between the Plaguebearer's feet. This model is part of the current range of Chaos Daemons and is available to purchase from Games Workshop.
Plaguebearer 2 (3rd release)Plaguebearer 2 (3rd release)
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Model designed by Aly Morrison. There is a Nurgling sitting on the Plaguebearer's right shoulder. This model is part of the current range of Chaos Daemons and is available to purchase from Games Workshop.
Nurgle's RotterNurgle's Rotter
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The Nurgle's Rotters are a Blood Bowl team consisting of followers of Nurgle (in fact Nurgle actually spectates in person at some of their games). This particular model is the only one decorated with a Nurgling. There is a Nurgling nestling at the Rotter's left foot. This model is part of the current range of Blood Bowl figures and is available to purchase from Games Workshop.
Carnival of Chaos HenchmanCarnival of Chaos Henchman
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The Carnival of Chaos includes a variey of Nurgle followers. The turbanned henchman wielding a flail includes a Nurgling as decoration, standing next to his right foot. This model is part of the current range of Mordheim figures and is available to purchase from Games Workshop.
Plague CartPlague Cart
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At least one of the windows (the rearmost panel visible in this image) has a Nurgling's bottom poking out of it. It is up to the painter to decide whether it is mooning, defecating, venting gas, or merely cooling an overheated rump. This model is part of the current range of Mordheim figures and is available to purchase from Games Workshop.
Epidemius bearers leftEpidemius bearers left
(2008)
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Model designed by Aly Morrison. Epidemius, the Tallyman of Nurgle, is a Herald of Nurgle that rides on a palanquin borne by Nurglings. This is a redesign of the original Palanquin of Nurgle, and is liberally festooned with Nurglings. Epidemius himself is an oversized Plaguebearer, obese and maggot-ridden.

Three components make up the Nurgling bearers and the base of the throne. These are modelled as a solid mass that lift and carry the palanquin itself. Note that the two individual Nurgling models listed above form part of this section of the model: one balancing on the right tusk protruding from the throne base, and the other fitting into a gap in the front of the bearers on the right.

The throne back is then decorated with five more Nurglings, clinging to the scaffolding that supports the standards. There are several maggots squirming amongst them, and note that the banner pole that forms part of this component is topped with the severed head of a Plaguebearer.

This model is part of the current range of Chaos Daemons and is available to purchase from Games Workshop.

(Component photos by Stelio, since component images are no longer available from the Games Workshop online store.)
Epidemius bearers rightEpidemius bearers right
(2008)
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Epidemius bearers topEpidemius bearers top
(2008)
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Epidemius throne backEpidemius throne back
(2008)
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Plaguebearer with Icon (3rd release)Plaguebearer with Icon (3rd release)
(2008)
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There is a Nurgling wrapped around the base of the standard, next to the Plaguebearer's left foot. This model is part of the current range of Chaos Daemons and is available to purchase from Games Workshop.
Festus the LeechlordFestus the Leechlord
(2012)
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Festus carries on his back a vat of organic matter. There is a large one-eyed Nurgling sitting on the right side of this, hoisting a severed leg into the pestilent brew. This model is part of the current range of Warriors of Chaos and is available to purchase from Games Workshop.

Forge World models that include Nurglings
Forge World Great Unclean One belly
Great Unclean One Lord
MA-WFB-M-014
(2005)

Model designed by Daniel Cockersell. This figure is the special character Daemon Lord Scabeiathrax the Bloated, Papa G'aap, Lord of the Blighted Pit, Maggotspore, the Wind of Nurgle. In this close up of the Great Unclean One's belly, there is a Nurgling hugging the extruding bowels, and you can see just the hands of another Nurgling further inside the body.
Forge World Death Guard Sorcerer
Death Guard Sorcerer
IA-CSM-I-006
(2008)

Model designed by Mark Bedford. This figure is the special character Necrosius. There is one Nurgling standing just behind the Sorcerer's head, to his left. There is a second Nurgling standing to the right of the Sorcerer's left foot.
Forge World Death Guard Dreadnought sarcophagus
Forge World Death Guard Dreadnought banner front Forge World Death Guard Dreadnought banner back
Death Guard Dreadnought 2
IA-CSM-D-023
(2008)

Model designed by Will Hayes and Simon Egan. There is one Nurgling standing on top of the Dreadnought's sarcophagus, dragging at some skeletal remains. There is a second Nurgling swinging from more skeletal remains that are tied to the front of the banner. A third Nurgling is then behind the banner, swinging from the rope that ties the skeletal remains to the front of the banner. (Banner photos by Stelio.)
Forge World Daemon Prince of Nurgle Forge World Daemon Prince of Nurgle
Daemon Prince of Nurgle
IA-CSM-M-001
(2009)

Model designed by Mark Bedford. This figure is the special character Daemon Prince Mamon, Arch-Corruptor of Vraks. There are two Nurglings sitting on the Daemon Prince's shoulders, one on the left shoulder facing forward, and one on the right shoulder facing backwards. There are two more Nurglings having a good wallow in the vat of toxic pestilence that is strapped to the Daemon Prince's back. Note that one of them is directly under the outflow pipe, head tipped back, drinking in the filth.
Forge World Herald of Nurgle
Herald of Nurgle
IA-CSM-M-001
(2009)

Model designed by Mark Bedford. There is a Nurgling sitting in the palm of the Herald's right hand.