Sunday, 20 January 2013

Pre Heresy Death Guard Progress

Hi All,

So im back post christmas and new year blues.  So painting wise on the death guard i havent been able to do much over the festive period as i completed a couple of Necron projects for the code xmas bash.  (Ill post those separately).

After the purchase of Dark Vengenace at Games Day i set about taking off all the iconography using my new tool (xmas present from me to me!).  So to start this post off here is a couple of pictures of dark angel (DA) terminators minus the DA iconography.  Personally the standard terminator works for me not sure about the seargent the robes still make him look like a DA i think.  Particularly as im going to paint them white and green.  Any suggestions people??

Standard Terminator icons removed from shoulder pad, storm bolter and right leg.

Terminator Seargeant angel wings removed, icon removed from shoulder pad and storm bolter.
So i stated above havent been able to do much!  Well i have done some....  Heres a couple more painted marines. 
So this guy is a DA from dark vengeance cleaned up as above and painted.  I will order up some Death Guard transfers from forgeworld when i get the chance or may have a go using a skull transfers and free hand!  I think this shows it can work cleaning up the dark vengeance DA's and using them as something else!
Secondly another chaos marine figure painted up apoligies this shot is a little blurred.  Sorry i only have an i-phone for photography!  (one day ill put that right!)  I painted this one to get a feel as to whether of not fitting chaos marines and space marines together would work??  To illustrate this i took a photo with all three together.

Ok the bit where i ask do they work together or not??  My opinion is YES.  Put simply as i mentioned in the first post i cant afford forgeworld and im not good enough to convert everything so this is my compromise using a variation of model types.

Ive started 3 more... Some tips for painting white.  Finish painting the white armour last when washing try to get as little on the armour as possible it will save time later.  Several coats of heavily watered down white will give the crisp finish.  Lastly patience white is hard and unforgiving and im not the best painter in the world so you need to know when to leave it alone! 
Final picture is a sneak peak of some more in progress...  Well not really its a defiler claw.  I thought i need to know two more things will this work on a large scale model.  Secondly will the colour scheme work on the really chaosy stuff!
So it will be a few weeks before any more death guard comes out as it takes an age to paint them also as you will see from other posts ive got loads going on!  Lastly an appeal for genuine honest feedback; ultimately i put stuff on here to show others, help motivate myself with projects and also to improve my techniques.  Feedback can always help this.
Thats all folks


  1. Very nice work dude. The colour scheme works for me and the differing armour styles too.
    I'd consider using just the one type of backpack maybe to create a common feel for all your infantry. But then it's chaos so randomness works, certainly for the modern version of the game, when you play pre heresy it's a different matter, but we're all friends so you'l get no complaints.

  2. Thanks bud, back packs i concur might change them all to marine ones ill see what i can pick up off the interwebs.

  3. I like these a lot dude, the white will look even more impressive when a whole squad is finished, it'll give you an idea of an overall army feel.
    I would maybe do the eye lenses red or blue? I think it would compliment better than gold but thats just my 2 pence although gold does keep to the minimalist 3 colour palette scheme which is quite striking.
    When you come round to doing your chosen or veterans I would consider getting the red scorpion upgrade kit and mkIV-ing them out, it would give your army a more pre-heresy feel.
    I've gotta get one of those tools as well, they're sweet!