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Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot






Southampton UK

Hello everyone! Well time to start a new blog. As the title suggests this will be a pre heresy Death Guard army. Basically no expense spared, everything is Forge World! The idea came about when I was doing a model for the pre heresy SM Conclave run by Smurfwedge. I converted a marine and painted him up as a pre heresy Death Guard.

Here is the final result and some of the wip pics to show you how he was done;













WIP pics;































So that was the model that started it all!

Currently I have the following models for the army;

1 Land Raider Proteus
1 Mk 1c Demios Pattern Rhino
1 Relic Contemptor Dreadnought
Tyberos the Red Wake
10 MK4 Maximus Armour marines
5 MK3 Iron Armour
5 MK2 Crusade Armour
5 Mk2 Assault Marines
5 Mk5 Assault Marines
10 MK6 marines
Character conversion set
Space marine boarding Armour set
10 Phobos pattern bolters
Early Mk space marine heavy weapons
Small brass etch eagles

I have started building and painting the Land raider;



















I've not got any further yet with the Land Raider.

I have trimmed up a squad of 10 marines and have made a start on the bases;





I took a squad of mk6 marines from my Emperor's Wings project;









So clearly plenty to be getting on with! Quite a lot of building to do and loads of painting, I always like white models but they are a lot of trouble to paint well! The progress on this army might be a bit slower than on others as I want to do it well considering how much just the models cost!

Any C&C so far is welcome and suggestions to go along with the theme. I'll update when I can, I can't wait to show you the Forge World jump packs! They are things of beauty!

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I really like the conversion of the helmet in the 2nd one, and I also really like all the old school armor used. The pre-heresy theme is being presented really well.
The painting looks crisp, and good, however the weathering/blood spatter effect is a little OTT to me, but that's just a personal opinion, the actual technical execution seems quite good..
   
Made in gb
Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot






Southampton UK

Thanks that model has gone for the charity auction, I don't think I will be using quite that level of weathering and blood. I had just been playing Space Marine on the Xbox and got a bit carried away! I liked that he looked as if he had been slogging through blood and bullets.


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Scotland

Not sure about the wonky schnozzle on the test fig but the painting is great!

Look forward to more!

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neat

 
   
Made in gb
Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot






Southampton UK

Perkustin wrote:Not sure about the wonky schnozzle on the test fig but the painting is great!

Look forward to more!


Thanks Perkustin for stopping by and posting. I wasn't pleased with the nose either but once painted up it improved the look. Never fear I have left the sculpting to Forge World this time, probably won't be any need for my amateur sculpting skills!

Capitansolstice wrote:neat


Glad to see you have come over to have a look Captainsolstice. Thanks for the compliment.

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Rogue





you gonna be doing the primarch?
Id like to see the death shroud too maybe use typhus sickle thing
anyhow brilliant army looking forward to more

"I'm making a Tau army in Warhammer 40k, is this a good idea?" No tau army's a good idea
 
   
Made in gb
Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot






Southampton UK

nurglerulesslaneshdrools wrote:you gonna be doing the primarch?
Id like to see the death shroud too maybe use typhus sickle thing
anyhow brilliant army looking forward to more


I'm very tempted, not sure if my sculpting skills are up to it. I could give it a go... I would like the model that Scribor did, not sure if he is selling it under a different name yet as he was told to stop by GW. He seems to be getting round a lot of that trouble by calling them Sci-fi knights etc. The other thing is that there are no rules for Primarchs but I suppose I would just play him as one of the Heroes from which ever codex I use to play these models.

There is an idea! Which codex should I use? The Death Guard are supposed to be relentless, hardy and durable, any ideas?

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I think I would use codex marines and coulnt-as veterans for them. I cant believe that you have so much forge world stuff

 
   
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Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot






Southampton UK

Capitansolstice wrote:I think I would use codex marines and coulnt-as veterans for them. I cant believe that you have so much forge world stuff


I'll have a look at it, I didn't know you could have a whole army of veterans. I'm lucky I suppose that I got people to agree to donate Christmas money towards the latest purchases, it really softened the financial blow. Also I got something cool for Christmas not socks or a scarf! Oh hang on a min I still got two scarfs! Damn!

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use marines and give them immunity to poison chapter rule thing say 2+ becomes 3+ to show they can handle poison ( then face dark eldar )

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Wow this is really exciting. Very cool minis bud. I spent a few days working on a Mortarion and Deathguard set and so am particularly interested to watch this army evolve!

You can them out here if you want -

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/414679.page

Love the paint job! Look forward to more updates.

Jarra
   
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USA-Illinois- the Chi

Reaper Man 2020 wrote:
Capitansolstice wrote:I think I would use codex marines and coulnt-as veterans for them. I cant believe that you have so much forge world stuff


I'll have a look at it, I didn't know you could have a whole army of veterans. I'm lucky I suppose that I got people to agree to donate Christmas money towards the latest purchases, it really softened the financial blow. Also I got something cool for Christmas not socks or a scarf! Oh hang on a min I still got two scarfs! Damn!

Actually you cant but... Or maybe have relentless USR?

 
   
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Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot






Southampton UK

nurglerulesslaneshdrools wrote:use marines and give them immunity to poison chapter rule thing say 2+ becomes 3+ to show they can handle poison ( then face dark eldar )


I take it you are saying I should just make some house rules up. Personally I prefer to play them as an official codex so I can do tournaments and just say, ok they are blood angels, he counts as Dante etc. but still make it all look really Death Guard.

asJarra wrote:Wow this is really exciting. Very cool minis bud. I spent a few days working on a Mortarion and Death Guard set and so am particularly interested to watch this army evolve!

You can them out here if you want -

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/414679.page

Love the paint job! Look forward to more updates.

Jarra


Thanks Jarra! I watched your mephiston video set and had a look at Mortarion. Great Mortarion model, he is epic! Scythe might be just a tad too big for me. I really like the Terminator guards, they are cool, I'm still considering what to do for terminators for my own project. I noticed when I watched your videos that you make casts of a lot of your stuff, does that mean you can reproduce another Mortarion? I would be interested if the price was right. Great work otherwise and Cruise control is delightfully sick!

Capitansolstice wrote:
Reaper Man 2020 wrote:
Capitansolstice wrote:I think I would use codex marines and coulnt-as veterans for them. I cant believe that you have so much forge world stuff


I'll have a look at it, I didn't know you could have a whole army of veterans. I'm lucky I suppose that I got people to agree to donate Christmas money towards the latest purchases, it really softened the financial blow. Also I got something cool for Christmas not socks or a scarf! Oh hang on a min I still got two scarfs! Damn!

Actually you cant but... Or maybe have relentless USR?


Again I think you are talking house rules but I would like to take them to tournaments so they should really be legal.

No new pictures as yet but I have under coated the torsos of the Mk4 squad and hoping to get some paint on today so there should be an update later.

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I think they might just have to be marines with a special character.

 
   
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Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot






Southampton UK

I'll have a think on what to use them as.

Well not a lot done today, did some work on some other projects so a rather lame update I'm afraid:(



That is the 2nd Tactical squad. Still got to fill in some chaos black where the spray didn't quite get into all the corners, done five, five to go!

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Looking good so I'm going to sub.
   
Made in gb
Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot






Southampton UK

MeatShield wrote:Looking good so I'm going to sub.


Thanks MeatShield more readers are always welcome!

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I don't know!

Hey reaper just noticed you have a new blog! Cpnsider me subbed!The blood effect is really effective man and there is a lot of forge world stuff too!Like it!

   
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Filipstad, Sweden.

That model is absolutely gorgeous! MUST... HAVE... MOOORE!!

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The test model is great, looking forward to seeing more!!


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The test model is great, looking forward to seeing more!!

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Nottingham, England

To return the kind remarks;

I finished reading The Flight of the Eisenstein last week. Were it not for my beloved Emperor's Children, the Death Guard would have been my chosen force!

Really looking forward to seeing this thread grow. You have an absolute gak-ton of FW models to go through!

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Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot






Southampton UK

HAZZER wrote:Hey reaper just noticed you have a new blog! Cpnsider me subbed!The blood effect is really effective man and there is a lot of forge world stuff too!Like it!


Thanks Hazzer, hope you enjoy this one and I look forward to your enthusiasm and comments.

Thatguy91 wrote:That model is absolutely gorgeous! MUST... HAVE... MOOORE!!


More coming, they will probably not be as quick on the production line though.

Tortured-Robot wrote:The test model is great, looking forward to seeing more!!


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Thanks, the test model is up for auction on ebay soon with the rest of the pre heresy legions conclave marines. See smurfwedge's thread for more info:

Pre heresy legion conclave

Eiríkr wrote:To return the kind remarks;

I finished reading The Flight of the Eisenstein last week. Were it not for my beloved Emperor's Children, the Death Guard would have been my chosen force!

Really looking forward to seeing this thread grow. You have an absolute gak-ton of FW models to go through!


Yes that amount of Forge World is a bit intimidating and I really don't want to mess them up considering the cost! We'll have to keep an eye on each others progress! Currently reading Deliverance Lost, Corax is quite cool and I'm getting a yearning for Raven Guard too now! Thanks for popping over to say hello.

Woah, almost forgot to put the pic of the first bits of paint going on!


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Reaper Man 2020 wrote:


Hi reaper just noticed a time line error! I thought you may want to know that that mark of plasma postle is mark 6 I belive. I'm liking your guys btw keep it up!

   
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Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot






Southampton UK

Thanks Hazzer, I had realised, this model was for my other project but stolen for this one. Somewhere I have the sprue that the power axe came from with an earlier MK of pistol.

Ok, a bit more paint on the first marine!





I must say that working on this model I'm not that impressed with the quality. Surprising I know but it has lots of little bits/bobbles/imperfections that I didn't notice when preping it. The back packs were the worst, really badly miss moulded to the point where I am considering talking to Forge world about them. Any way the wife has just got in so there probably won't be any further updates today.


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Well turned out I had a bit more time!

next layers of grey and white mix are on;



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Looking sweet!

 
   
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I don't know!

Likng the layer on that guy! Loving it keep up the gret work!

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Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot






Southampton UK

Capitansolstice wrote:Looking sweet!


Thanks!

HAZZER wrote:Likng the layer on that guy! Loving it keep up the gret work!


Yep I always work up from black now, I tried working down from white with some Tau and it was excruciating!

Well I've been working some more on the white but after uploading the pictures it doesn't seem like much has changed!







I've got to decide on what to do with the shoulder pads now, obviously Death Guard symbol on one side but what for the other? A typical tactical marking? Index Astartes wasn't written buy this time so I could put whatever I liked on there! not too much detail to see on the only bit of pre heresy artwork I have for the Death Guard.



Ant ideas?

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Wiltshire, UK

Somehow I've managed to miss this blog, well that wont be happing again.

Everything seems to be coming along great, really looking forward to watching the project progress.

   
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Southampton UK

GiraffeX wrote:Somehow I've managed to miss this blog, well that wont be happing again.

Everything seems to be coming along great, really looking forward to watching the project progress.


Thanks Giraffex, glad to have you on board!


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Ok decision time! I need to decide am I weathering these bad boys? I think I should as I have started weathering the land raider but that isn't irreversible. What do you guys think? Pristine or battered?


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So I have had a go at some battle damage and to be honest I don't like how it has come out. Here's a pic so you lot can judge but I think I will probably paint over it!

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