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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

Thanks I thought of it pretty much as soon as I saw the bloat drone and it worked out much better than expected, the wings and head are just a perfect size and I think keeping the bloat drone 'eye' in there helps tie them together really well

I may well do some chopping on the 3 push fit minis but first I need to get through this lot (and the far to much other Deathguard stuff I've just ordered)

but from the set I've put together as designed, but they're just as easy to modify as the Dark Imperium versions so I'll have to see what bits are left over on my multipose Plague Marine sprue, then it will depend on what's cheaper to get more DI or those

 
   
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Destructive Daemon Prince





Melbourne .au

I'm very disappointed in you, Orlando. I don't know why you're putting in the effort to individualise these mno-pose models and make them look awesome when you could be spending that valuable time bitching about how mono-pose means all the models will be clones and the sky has finally fallen.

Seriously though - these are great, and I'll doubtlessly be coming back to this thread to find inspiration (steal ideas) when I get started on my "new" Death Guard models.

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

this chap is almost running, what a strange thing for a plague marine to do they're all about the slow plod across the field, but he's eager to hit something with his skull mace (I may end up redoing the photo as it's a bit blurred but I'm lazy so maybe not)




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and here's the plague drone I've ended up with after using it's large wings on my conversion above





I've used a couple of the thuribles (those incense burner thingies) to mimic a real flies halters (real flies only have a single pair of wings, plus a pair of little 'weights' they use for balance)

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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK



Meltyface the Malignant Plaguecaster, I imagine the bits of cloth on the backpack are meant to represent wings so used similar colours to my bloat drone conversion

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Veteran Knight Baron in a Crusader





Canada

Damn. Really really like the paint and conversions so far!

Astra Militarum: 7,500 Points
Adeptus Astartes: 16,000 Points
Questor Imperialis: 13,000 Points
Legio Titanicus: 10,000 Points
 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK



and starting work on a plague doctor, using the DI malignant plague caster as a base, first I removed as many of the tentacles from it as I could and built a clawed foot using bits I'd previously trimmed of DI marines

then I created a traditional plague doctor mask using one of the shoulder spikes from the DI plague marines as the beak and a genestealer cultist head to provide the goggles, which fit together really with with a bit of judicious cutting

this was then fitted into the hollowed out hood which had to be raised up a few mm as the head i'm replacing is smaller than a 'normal' one'

I've also added some syringes/vials/mystery things to the chest but have to decide if I need to show how they're held there (straps, tentacles) or if they look ok as is

I need to replace the staff with a knife/blade thing, and fit a right arm with the narthecium, not sure if I want to try and scratch build my own or buy a bit which would be easier but expensive (they tend to cost more than the whole plaguecaster), I also need to do an apothecary's backpack but i'm waiting for my box of multipart plague marines for a starting point


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lliu wrote:
Damn. Really really like the paint and conversions so far!


Thanks

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Destructive Daemon Prince





Melbourne .au

Fantastic work. I'm loving that Plague Doctor WIP!

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

and on Sunday I was mostly painting Hornhead Bigtongue throwing a blight greneade



and my retailer has told me GW has sent all the wrong stuff to him this order (my guess is they'd just run out so bunged in some overstock just in case he accepted it) so no Deathguard for me, I got to wait, Boooo Hiss

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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK



Leechorn Gutmouth is finished, I think he's got the coolest of the DI heads. He shows how i'm doing the 3 skull motif that's on a lot of these figures, one in tarnished bronze (decay), one in rusted out steel (death) and one in bright silver (life) for the cycle of nurgle

He's also got the body that is most badly compromised by the low number of parts GW was working with for these figures, the shape of the right leg is 'off' and disguised by a bunch of 'slime'

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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

A bit more work on my Plague Surgeon



he's now got his other arm (plague marine kit with a nurgle fly emblem added, forgeworld deathguard pad) and servitor head in a box hiding behind the staff (which will go when my Narthecium for that arm arrives in the post). I've got to find his big light too, I was hoping to use a bell to make one but don't have anything large enough

I've also got the Plasma Gunner for the squad painted up



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Veteran Knight Baron in a Crusader





Canada

Nice! Love it!

Astra Militarum: 7,500 Points
Adeptus Astartes: 16,000 Points
Questor Imperialis: 13,000 Points
Legio Titanicus: 10,000 Points
 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK



the narthecium arrived and was stripped and trimmed to fit, and I dug out a lamp from a cadian backpack, add a few power cables and the plague surgeon is complete

I really like the way he's come out as a complete contrast to the thin angular official model, instead he's bloated and bulky, and you can just imagine him chuckling into his mask (or is it really a beak) as he extracts the gene seed from a fallen marine

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Destructive Daemon Prince





Melbourne .au

Very nice work there, Orlando. I can see myself ripping you off there!

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

No real progress so far this week, too cold to paint when I've been in

but I did get a box of the Blightlord Terminators, and when you build a them with all the fancy weapons you're left with

3 heads
4 right stormbolter arms
2 left arms with bubotic axes
4 shoulder guards

so I wondered if I could combine them with standard Calth Cataphriactii terminator armour so I headed to ebay

they're annoyingly expensive here in the UK so unless you get lucky or have some hanging about you're probably better off buying more Blightlords,

but since I want to play around I was fortunate enough to grab a set for an almost reasonable price so I'll find out when they arrive

Edit: I suspect they may well be a little small too but we shall see

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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

The Calth Cataphractii terminators have arrived, and they are indeed a touch too small,

but at least some Nurgle terminators will have to start as 'regular' size if they're following the background and salvaging armour from the imperium and then rely on good old Papa to make them grow into the role

I am inspired to create so I shall see what I can come up with this evening

but my recommendation would be not to buy any extra normal terminator bodies to use up your spare Blightlord arms on, use any spares you already own by all means but unless you want to mess about saving up for another box of Blightlords and modifying them is going to be easier.

(and you'll get another Buzzy McBuzzface and you can never have enough of it!)

 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK



Work in progress with a couple of the real Blightlords to show the size differences.

The belly on the conversion is just the chest plate of one of the multipart plague marines which fits really well



On the march, another size comparison shot. You could gain a few mm without too much trouble by padding the waist joint (but I didn't on this one)



and just to show how big the standard plague marines are here's a painting WIP beside the conversion

 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK



My second Blightlord aspirant. I've grabbed the extra height I needed with a bit of putty inside the torso, but he's still not as 'bulky' as a genuine blightlord.

again it's based on a Calth cataphractii terminator with the gut plate made from a chest piece from the multipart plague marine kit and genuine Blightlord arms, all liberally corroded with a set of drill holes




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Veteran Knight Baron in a Crusader





Canada

I’d reccomend sculpting a joint for the left arm with the axe. It kinda looks like one of those old terminators you’d get with the monopole arms. Of course that’s just my two cents, and fantastic job as always!

Astra Militarum: 7,500 Points
Adeptus Astartes: 16,000 Points
Questor Imperialis: 13,000 Points
Legio Titanicus: 10,000 Points
 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

I'll certainly agree the pose on the first one does leave a lot to be desired but i'll probably leave it as changing any of the joints tend to run up against the perential problem of all the terminator armour

in that you just can't fit anything even remotely humanoid in to the as the shoulders/elbows just don't work (even worse than normal power armour which is bad enough)

 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK



Finished the Worm arm-ed (not armed) Plague Marine, used the citadel painting handle for the first time and found it very comfortable

the sticking out sides of the head are really useful to brace your fingers against, and remember you can move the mini round 90 degrees of the bit you're after if blocked by them.

Next on the painting list the Plague Surgeon and the second of the Blightlord Aspriants

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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

I thought i'd show you a bit about the basing,



very simple GW blackfire earth texture paint, with greenstuff worms/maggots

mix up your greenstuff and roll a bit into a small cone, pop it on the base, then press down along one side then the other with a cocktail stick or similar to fix it to the base, and form the maggot shape, use the point to add a mouth at the broad end and gently use the point to make the segment lines along the body

I then pop a bit more texture paint around the edges both to hide the greenstuff sticking it to the base, and to help make sure it stays put

I then wash the base with a green wash (old thrakka green), and drybrush with a variety of light colours, and a few patches of orange,

I add a patch of nurgles rot technical paint to the ends of the maggots to show the slime they excrete

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Veteran Knight Baron in a Crusader





Canada

Very nice! You've given me a few ideas for a new conversion project as soon as I finish reposing my Primaris Marines.

Astra Militarum: 7,500 Points
Adeptus Astartes: 16,000 Points
Questor Imperialis: 13,000 Points
Legio Titanicus: 10,000 Points
 
   
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Awesome Autarch






The plague mask is inspired...almost makes me want to do a totally different take on my next Plague Marines...hmmm...

 
   
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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





South Africa

This is great i thought I had converted my guys nicely but this is a whole new level of cool.

Facts are chains that bind perception and fetter truth. For a man can remake the world if he has a dream and no facts to cloud his mind. 
   
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Fresh-Faced New User




Yeah really digging where you have gone with these - agreed the plague mask add you made rocks...
   
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Thermo-Optical Tuareg





California

I like how these guys are coming along. I still need to scratch together three more Plague Marines to go with my Easy Build guys. This plog is definitely giving me some inspiration on how I could do it and still have some variety.

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK



The doctor will see you now (if you're unlucky), I'm jolly pleased with how this looks now he's painted. I don't know what's in those vials but I bet it's pretty unpleasant

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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK


The unit champion is now done, Nugle has blessed him with a swollen, bloated demonic head ripe with scabs and pustules. Isn't Papa Nurgle generous to his children

Note: Don't glue this backpack and cloak on before painting as it make it really annoying! I got carried away in my converting and have regretted it all week


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now on to the bell ringer, I love my conversion but i'm struggling with the paint on him, not sure why but i'll see if inspiration strikes now I've done the rest


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fixed the broken images on the first page (not sure why they broke)

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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

Well the bell ringer is still proving annoying, so here's a terminator



Blightlord Aspirant, this conversion based on a Calth terminator doesn't have quite the bulk of the genuine Blightlords so I see him as an aspirant, a new Geathguard with minimal mutations still able to squeeze into a captures suit of Imperial armour just beginning his change. The helmet with the decorative horn helps support this, something he wishes the grandfather would gift him with like some of his bretherin

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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

i'm clearly doing something right as the Grandfather has blessed me with some sort of Deathguard flu,

Despite vaccination (looks like it's a strain not covered), heating, plenty of blankets, an extra sweatshirt, a hot waterbottle and a cat (who is delighted the room is like a Saharan summer, not cold and wet Britain)

I'm shivering so much I can't hold a brush to do anything but shoddy undercoating

the blog will resume once I have something useful to show (and maybe once Santa has brought me some new easy build Blightlords, after all Lord Smiley Face has a unique weapon not available anywhere else!)

 
   
 
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