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Cresting the wave of hobby enthusiasm! Those of you who know me or have ever read any of my infrequently updated plogs in the past will know that I am really a collector at heart, a semi-infrequent gamer second and a painter a very distant third (and we are talking moons of Jupiter distance here!). But recently, a rare burst of creativity and enthusiasm has overtaken me and I have learnt from past experience to take advantage of it and get as much done as possible. I initially started the year with the goal of only starting a new army once one was done first and for a while, it worked. Sadly, I got a larger than expected work bonus this year and with that, the collector in me took over. Suddenly, I have Eldar, Tyranid and Mechanicum armies awaiting my attention (but that really is it until I am done with one, I swear!).

The first project was my 30K Imperial Fists which are dangerously close to completion and which you can see here should you wish. But I got to thinking, I need a counterpoint to the Loyalists should I ever actually, you know, play a game of 30K. So the idea of doing a Traitor army made sense. I decided to go for the Death Guard, normally something I would shy away from because I abhor the idea of trying to paint and shade white.

Anyway, I did have a Death Guard 40K CSM army in the past but at the start of the year, in line with my resolution and general frustration at not making in headway with the grey mountain, I got rid of pretty much all my 40K armies bar my 1K sons which I really wanted to hold onto. But this is really a 'tear it up and start again' moment as my old 40K DG army was a Nurglified colour scheme whereas I really wanted to stick to the original Horus Heresy colour scheme with little Nurgle-ness.

So, whilst waiting for my Mk III Marines to arrive from Ebay (and thanks to an Ebay seller, delayed again as he has sent me MK IV instead), I am making a start on Typhon, who is the test bed for the colour scheme. Here is the WIP so far - in the early stages, just a wash and drybrush so far:





Any potential colour scheme has to fit in with my credo, which is speed above all else. If it takes me too long to paint each mini, I quickly get bored, frustrated and lose motivation and then yet another army languishes awaiting completion. So to that end, this 30K DG scheme needs to be quick. The plan is:

  • Prime white using Halfords White Primer spray.

  • Wash using Seraphim Sepia

  • Drybrush white again which effectively provides the shading

  • Boltgun metal/Brazen brass on the details

  • Catachan green for shoulder pads

  • Finally - anything else stage - which will be some weathering powder.


  • I had some good experiences with Humbrol weathering powders on my IF vehicles so I am going to make use of them here too specifically the mud/dirt one and an iron oxide/rust one.

    Should be easy for my to reproduce the scheme and quick to knock each mini out so I remain hopeful. Next to do is to finish Typhon and make a start on Mortarion if my MKIII marines are still missing.


    Automatically Appended Next Post:
    Some further progress shots - colours blocked in and washes done. Last thing to do is to apply some verdigris wash to the base, some very light applications of Typhus Corrosion and Ryza Rust but I don't want to go too overboard with that. Then I'll look to do the weathering powder bits.





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    Finished Calas Typhon off to my satisfaction anyway and I was pleasantly surprised that it was quicker to do than I anticipated which bodes well for finishing the rest of the army. I tried not to go too overboard with the weathering, corrosion etc but maybe it could use a bit more? Not sure how well the iron oxide weathering shows up in the pictures but it looks quite good in the flesh. I still have the rest of his display base to do but that can wait for now.








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    Woah, Filbert with a blog. Sign me up.
       
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     whalemusic360 wrote:
    Woah, Filbert with a blog. Sign me up.


    I try to do stuff, well occasionally anyway but I am hoping to find the blog quite cathartic and a way of motivating myself to get stuff done. If I don't feel a kick up the arse, I tend to prevaricate!

    Finished the scenic base for Calas Typhon - I was going to leave it but I thought, best strike while the iron is hot. I was tempted to a bit more with the base but in the end, I stuck to KISS (keep it simple, stupid) and left it as plain, weathered brass. It looks OK, I'm happy enough with it. My only concern is that the iron oxide weathering looks too much like patches or dried blood rather than rust. I think for the future, I will stick to using GW Ryza Rust instead.



    Mortarion is next up. I have started with the wash stage.



    The debate for him is whether to use Brazen Brass, which ends up looking quite dark, or to use the GW gold - Gehenna Gold I think it is called, which instead looks more like brass than gold to me. Or alternatively, use one of the Coat D'Arms brasses I have? Decisions, decisions...


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    Mortarion - paint stages done - need to apply the weathering powders next and finish scenic base.

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    Mortarion finished and suitably weathered along with scenic base. Still not entirely convinced by the Iron Oxide weathering powder but I decided to stick with it. Might get the rust one for when I come to do the vehicles.









    My order of MKIII Marines has also arrived from Ebay so next up (once I have built some) will be 5 or so of them. Will be interesting to see if the paint scheme transfers easily enough. I don't see why not but you never know!

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    I think Morty could have used a splash or two of green on his armor, but looks solid over all.

    Do you have a plan for the force over all, or just what takes your fancy at the time?
       
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     whalemusic360 wrote:
    I think Morty could have used a splash or two of green on his armor, but looks solid over all.

    Do you have a plan for the force over all, or just what takes your fancy at the time?


    Well, I thought any more green than the cloak would be overkill but you may be right, I could have done one or more of the shoulder pads with the green spot colour too. I didn't want to make it too dark given that his base is also quite dark too.

    There is a plan for the army - as follows:


    ++ The Age of Darkness (Legiones Astartes: Age of Darkness Army List) [2475pts] ++

    + HQ +

    Calas Typhon [200pts]

    + Elites +

    Contemptor Dreadnought Talon [565pts]
    . Legion Contemptor Dreadnought: Multi-melta, Twin-Linked Heavy Bolter
    . Legion Contemptor Dreadnought: Kheres Pattern Assault Cannons, Twin-Linked Heavy Bolter
    . Legion Contemptor Dreadnought: Twin-Linked Heavy Bolter, Twin-Linked Lascannon

    + Troops +

    Legion Tactical Squad [175pts]: Chem-munitions, 14x Legion Tactical Space Marines
    . Additional Wargear: Bolters
    . Legion Tactical Sergeant: Bolter

    Legion Tactical Squad [175pts]: Chem-munitions, 14x Legion Tactical Space Marines
    . Additional Wargear: Bolters
    . Legion Tactical Sergeant: Bolter

    + Heavy Support +

    Grave Warden Terminator Squad [200pts]: 4x Grave Warden Terminator

    Legion Sicaran Battle Tank [220pts]: Accelerator Autocannon, Lascannon Sponsons, Multi Melta, Pintle-mounted Heavy Bolter

    Legion Spartan Assault Tank [305pts]: Quad Lascannon Sponsons, Twin-Linked Heavy Bolter

    + Legion +

    Legiones Astartes: XIV: Death Guard, Traitor

    + Lords of War +

    Mortarion the Reaper [635pts]
    . Deathshroud Terminator Squad: 5x Deathshroud Terminators

    ++ Total: [2475pts] ++

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    Less to do than my Imperial Fists army but still a fair chunk of work for me to get through!

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