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.