Jon’s Finished Death Guard Army
I pretty much finished painting the Death Guard army I’m planning to take to Astronomi-con this year for the mini-con at Meeplemart last week, so I figured I might as well post some pictures up to share with all y’all. I started planning this army after Astro last year, so it took a few months less than a year for me to done start to finish. The army was pretty fun to paint overall, but a bit frustrating at times (you mess up anything on a white base and it really sticks out). The army theme I was going for was a heresey/early post-heresy Death Guard scheme, where everything still was in the pre-heresy Death Guard colours but in a state of disrepair and decay. I tried a lot of new techniques for this in terms of painting: it was the first time I’ve painted anything with a white/off-white as the main colour, the first time I’ve tried to do a worn and peeling paint effect, weathering using oil paints and rust using pigments. All in all, I’m happy with how everything turned out but there are some things that I think I noobed up on, but that’s all part of the process of learning new techniques. The true test will be to see whether I can win more than one game at Astro this year. Preliminary results are not encouraging, mainly due to a tendency I have to man-mode charge up the middle regardless of situation.
Army shot with display board at mini-con:
Plague Marines: I used the Forgeworld Death Guard models with chaos and loyalist bits. The shields are boarding shields from forgeworld and are just for show.
Rhinos: These are the forgeworld remakes of the old school rhino.
Terminators: Again the Death Guard conversion kit from forgeworld. I had to do several subtle conversions and painting tricks with the plastic termi bits to make them mesh visually with the torsos.
Chaos Lord: My background is that he is the other traveller of nurgle, wandering the stars in search of the best deals and bargains. As such his armour and daemon weapon are from flea markets, which results in failed 2+ saves and accidents where his weapon slips and hits himself in the face.