Showing posts from October, 2015

Some more progress on Horus Heresy Death Guard

Well, that's most of my inital collection of Horus Heresy Death Guard models built and painted, in the form of a 10 man tactical squad, a 5 man tactical support squad and two Praetors. There is one 10 man unit that is pending, which will be made into a regular tactical squad but will take a bit longer to do, as I bought the models from someone and have to disassemble them first before painting them up. ( I am one of those who prefers to paint, then build.)

The models do have a dirty appearance which is deliberate, as that seems to be in keeping with with the pictures I have seen of Death Guard marines in the Horus Heresy books.

So, here are some pictures.

The 'power fists' on some of the models were arms taken from the Cult Mechanicus Kataphron Battle Servitor kits.

One unit I've almost finished is a 10 man Tau breacher squad, along with a smart missile system turret that will be associated with a Fire Warrior squad. This was bought in the run up to the slightly update…

Chaos Helbrute and first Death Guard models

I recently decided to partake of the Horus Heresy era models and deliberated over what legion to go with. I ended up going with the Death Guard, as the colour scheme looked simple enough and I have used their 40k successors, Plague Marines, a lot in Chaos Space Marine armies. So, my first order was for 15 legion infantry (10 guys in mark 2 and 5 guys in Mark 4 armour) and the praetors set, just to get started.

Well, that's half of a pre-Heresy Death Guard unit done. 5 guys in Mk II armour with a sergeant armed with a bolt pistol & power fist (the power fist came from parts of the Kataphron battle servitors, which I built up as 6 destroyers). In line with what I have done with 40k Space Marines & Chaos, all of my regular power armour guys will be on 32mm bases, not 25mm. One intent was that the models were to have an intentionally dirty appearance, which is why I did not paint the armour white - instead, I painted up the main armour off-white.

Here is a picture showing the…