Sunday, February 28, 2010

Once upon a time...

I made all these conversions for the death guard and actually posted a few of them on Pit. I was in a 'groove' at that point in time, and thought 'I'll have these babies painted in up no time'. Then I started to play WoW. Then I started to have a woman in my life. Then I started to play more WoW (anyone else familiar with this story?). So here we are, about a year later, and I'm happy to say, they are completed!

I didn't take a picture for every single death guard, just three to show some cool conversions and give a general idea on paint schemes. In a previous post (also from a long time ago) I stated I was going to mix two separate color schemes into the Death Guard army. The first color scheme, as on the leftmost and center figure, consisted of overbrushing Scorched Brown, drybrushing Bleached Bone, smacking down some heavy Devlan Mud, and drybrushing Bleached Bone. The second color scheme, as on the right most figure, was overbrushing Catachan Green, slathering on that good ol' Devlan, drybrushing Cata Green and drybrushing with Camo Green. Any tubes were done with Mechrite Red followed by a 50/50 drybrushing of Mechrite Red and Dheneb Stone. The metal bits were simply Boltgun Metal and Devlan Mud. The skin on the Death Guard started of with Adeptus Battlegrey, followed by a wash of Asurmen Blue, highlighted with Elf Flesh. The trophy head held by the champ was given a further highlight of Skull White. The thing I love about the paint schemes above is they're relatively quick, and I was able to complete fifteen troops in the course of two evenings, probably eight hours total.

The other thing I completed was my 'Hulk SMASH!' Greater Daemon of Nurgle. The model itself was a conversion I decided to do after I did my Daemon Prince (see post of that from last year), as I had a complete body from the GD to work with. I just needed a head and arms. I rummaged through my bitz for a while trying to decide what exactly would fit on the body, when I remembered this now defunct game called Vor. Vor had these awesome creatures called Growlers, that were described as a cross between a gorilla and a t-rex. I was lucky enough to have purchased some of these before the game went to the wayside. So after relieving the Growler of his head and arms, I decided that wasn't enough. Fortunately, there were Growler Pups (lil' baby Growlers). I thought the three-headed look was great and each had a single horn to boot! Very Nurgle-y!

The paint job was done in the Catachan Green scheme as described above. The only thing to add is the open sores were painted with Dark Flesh and washed with Baal Red. Oh yeah, the whole 'Hulk SMASH' thing...well, initially I said that due to the look of the model, but it quickly became evident during a game with Oni that this thing likes to smash a lot of things, like dreads, termies, marines. Fun times :)


  1. I like the death guard with the scythe ... but my word! - the Great Unclean One is simply brilliant! An excellent conversion to say the least!

  2. Not only is the GD a brilliant conversion, it's the MVP in every game I play against Grendel. I'm still trying to figure out how to handle the foul beast in small games. Curse you Feel no Pain!

  3. These look great Grendel! I've struggled with my WoW distractions and wrote about them also! Good to see you're on the path of totally different (but not so different) social and free time endeavors!

    That GD is TOUGH!

  4. Fantastic conversions, both the GD and the troops. I'm particularly interested in the scythe marine. Excellent work.

  5. Got to agree with everybody else, that great unclean one is simply epic!! Great job!

  6. bsmoove-the scythe marine is a tactical marine with a reaper scythe. Converted the pose and slapped on some GS. Find any suitable trophy head for the other hand and you're set!


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