A quick little blog update. I have been painting a lot of different odds and ends from my Rogue Trader Traitor Legions, as well as some Turnip28 stuff, and I thought I would just share a Death Guard test model.
I have decided that instead of slogging through the painting of one Legion at a time, I would keep things more interesting by painting items from each, and interspersing that with some Turnip28 nonsense. I know that this will mean I will probably take longer to paint a Legion, or at the very least it will mean a delay in having a Legion painted, however I don't want to get bogged down in just focusing on one this. Also, it means that I can still tinker with the Legions compositions as I go along.
This stops me making the mistake which I often make in that I try to make a perfect army and army list, and then plough through the painting, often resulting on something with which I am not happy with, and having an unhappy hobby experience. So far it's been more fun, which I think is the whole idea! Intermixing other projects in as well breaks up the monotony of painting one thing, allows me to tackle 'bite-sized' projects, and enables me to address both the different areas of my collections, as well as providing some, hopefully, more interesting, varied, and more often blog posts. I might even get a few Goblins painted!!!
I have painted the Marine in the old Death Guard colour scheme from the side of the Space Marine box (see picture below), using Citadels Nurgling Green as a base for the armour. This is in line with me wishing to keep the Legions paint schemes as close to the original Rogue Trader colour schemes as possible, regardless of the later post Rogue Trader background. In this case the original colours are a scheme which Games Workshop re-used in later background as the Dusk Raiders, the Death Guards name and colour scheme before they were reunited with their Primarch. When painting the rest of the Death Guard I will keep to this, and some of the other Rogue Trader Nurgle era paint schemes, mixing up the look for different squads in the army.
This Death Guard/Nurgle Marine will end up as a squad leader due to his power fist.
I have chosen to give the Death Guard the standard Space Marine backpacks as I shall be filling out some of their ranks with suitability painted RTB01 plastic Space Marine. Also, I like the idea of them being less baroquely mutated than some of the other Legions, just a plague corrupted version of normal Space Marines.
Next update might be some more Chaos Legion item as I am halfway through painting some, and just putting the finishing touches to some Robots. I am also converting more Turnip28.
Great looking Death Guard marine Lee, great colour choices.ReplyDelete
Thank you Dave.Delete
This might be one of my favourite minis of all times, so I can't but praise your work! Right choices for colours and magnificent work :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Suber, he is a lovely miniature. I always liked the pose. I responded to someone on the one of the Facebook Oldhammer groups that:Delete
"I always whimsically thought he reminded of a parody of Michelangelo's Adam and God, but with him reaching out to Nurgle! However he is probably just pointing at something he wants dead".
I think that might be a little too much, but the Nurgle Marines of this era all do have a personality to them which brings out the dual nature of Nurgle, with the plague horrors and the joy aspects which is detailed in the Lost and the Damned.
Glad you liked the colours. I wanted to go for the Heresy era colour scheme, but affected by Nurgles plague influence.
Oh, my. Now I need a vignette of this Plague Adam and the RT Great Unclean One with his finger extended too!!Delete
Nicely done, using the old colour scheme works really well. And that mini is such a classic!ReplyDelete
Thank you Matt.Delete
It is a lovely miniature and I just wanted to paint it now rather than wait until I was going to paint a batch of Death Guard Marines. I was surprised how nice the old paint scheme looked, but I think giving it a muted aspect helped down down any clash between the red and white.
I already subscribe to your blog. I knew I knew what I liked. What I've lost patience with is Twitter, never read the comments.ReplyDelete
Thank you, glad you're enjoying my blog.Delete
Yes you're right, twitter is not great, and it's best to avoid the comments.
Such a cutie, very well done!ReplyDelete
Thank you, he is kind of sweet in a weird way!Delete
Very fascinating miniature: in addition to the pose and the color scheme, the horn on the forehead gives it that extra touch (even Adam is missing) ... And we fully agree with your work schedule: better to go slower but enjoy the result of painting every single miniature; and the parallel and lateral projects are a panacea to avoid getting tired. Let's wait for the next Marines!ReplyDelete
Thank you, glad you like him, I'm quite pleased how he has turned out.Delete
The new work schedule is paying off as I am getting much more painted, and I am really enjoying painting again. I have enough painted and in progress for another five blog update (and not just updates of a single miniature).