Monday, September 11, 2017

My first retcon

A while ago I created a large Dark Mechanicus model named Inquisitor Matthias Balthasar Harnak  . The model I converted was unfortunately broken while I was at work one day and subsequently left in a box in pieces. Unfortunately I could not find all his pieces so I had to reassemble him in new ways. With this new creation and my "new" army I decided to retcon his backstory, which I will keep for another model to be created.

Justinian Lorme was once a techmarine for the XIVth legion, the Death Guard. He was chiefly in charge of maintaining the mechanisms related to containment of the deadly biological weapons of the legion. After the Heresy Lorme's interests began to lead to the forbidden field of warp technology as well augmentic surgery which was usually left to the apothecaries of the legion. Lorme was no longer interested in simple machines and began to combine flesh with technology in disturbing ways. He also began researching the demon engines of the Dark Mechanicum. Now millennia later he has ascended to demonic heights for his contribution to Nurgle's cause. Throughout the millennia of the Long War Lorme has augmented his body beyond that of even the Death Guard plague marines physique. He now towers above those who serve him. His distain for the Poxwalkers often employed by other members of the Death Guard is shown by his chosen form of locomotion. Fit only as fuel for his experiments Poxwalkers find no place among his armies.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Nurgle Defiler wip

Here is little wip of my Nurgle defiler conversion. Nuclear symbol to follow. Lol

Monday, August 14, 2017

Death Guard Defiler

I've never liked the defiler model. I've always like the soulgrinder model better even though they use the same leg assembly. I just don't like how boxy it looks. So I decided to convert one for use in my Death Guard army since they are one of the few daemon engines that can be given the Death Guard keyword. I'm pleased with how it turned out, but I'm having difficulty with what colors to paint it. Here it is fully converted and primed.

Foetid Bloat-drone

I've just finished my first Foetid Bloat-drone from the Dark Imperium starter box. It is fun to paint. The next one I will paint may have some more color to it's armor, or it may just have different color flesh.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Necrosius the Apostle

I've been working on a Necrosius conversion and its pretty much done. I've decided to keep him a whiter color than the other Death Guard I'm painting in honor of his apothecary background. I like the model and it was a simple conversion. I've found that Dark Eldar blades make excellent scythe blades.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Death Guard Leviathan Dreadnought

I decided since I am starting a new Death Guard army that I should include some heavy support to the troops on the ground and so I have repainted my Salamanders Leviathan dreadnought as a Death Guard dreadnought. I painted the shoulder red in honor of the Dawn Raiders legacy as well as including their symbol on the right chest plate. The backstory on this model is that this particular Leviathan chassis was stolen from a loyalist chapter in the last few hundred years and a new inhabitant was interred into the sarcophagus, the last living Dusk Raider from the original 14th Legion.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Changing of the (Death) Guard

So, with the release of the new 40k rules set I was on the fence as to what army to make. Nurgle is my favorite chaos god, but it is currently EVERYONES favorite chaos god since the release of the new rules and models. So I was less inclined to make a Death Guard army. I have been feeling especially  Slaaneshi of late and so I decided to proxy an Emperor's Children noise marine army. I was very pleased with their performance, pun intended. The unfortunate downside of going that rout though, is that there are no new noise marine models and the bits for making them are fail cast resin and currently unavailable. The better alternative is the Kakophonii from Forge World. Unfortunately they are too expensive to get an entire army of them. The last alternative is to convert another model into a noise marine. Unfortunately a third time that rout is also too expensive in the end.

And then fate intervened and I was able to make an amazing trade for an unpainted Death Guard army. I traded some Bolt Action miniatures and rulebooks that I was not using for the army. So now I am playing Death Guard. My first game was pretty brutal and I may not use that list again, unless it is against someone I really don't like or a tournament. Scabiathrax plus Leviathan Dreadnought = win.

I've already started painting my new Death Guard. Here is the first fruits of my labor.