Finally got me some time to put into the Epic 40k Death Guard. These 6mm beauties are always a joy to paint and I usually get carried away with myself if I have a small number of them to concentrate on over a couple of nights. I settled on a quick way to paint them using spray from brown to bone to white with a little drybrushing before detailing them in a fairly flat way with minimal highlights to bring out the detail a tiny bit more crisply.
Death Guard Devastator detachment with their commander – minus 4 rhinos!
There are 6 stands in the devastator detatchment, and they will be getting 3 Rhinos to cart them around. These chaps are part of a larger formation, the company, which is fundamental to choosing epic armies, so you tend to paint minis in formation groups, in this case 19 stands of infantry and 10 rhinos.
Captain looks a bit like he is conducting the choir…
Are you sure such a sensible colour for a cloak is allowed on a GW model from the 90s?
Note the heavy bolter here is converted from a land speeder heavy bolter and green stuff for new arms and the backpack. I really like that low slung heavy bolter look with the suitcase full of ammo on his back. I think I may try to create some more for other command stands later.
This group represents 3% of a codex chapters fighting strength apparently. Having said that this force is painted in a pre-(horus)heresy glory days of xeno-exterminatinon-happy-fun-time of the emperor scheme though, when men were more than men and even a chapters choir was thousands strong 😉 .
Sgt. Whitehead’s burly men
Sgt. Biff – He just looks like a Biff
Sgt. Picard’s compelling annunciations elicit acts of valor from the men
This is what a player generally gets to look at of their models during a game of epic, assuming they have not been obliterated by a barrage missile launcher rolling a 6.
Happy with the painting but the finish could be better. The side effect of spraying can be a slight texture on the surface which is apparent. I might try to do them by hand and drybrush them on the next batch to get better control on the finish.
So next up for this company is 6 tactical stands and 6 jump pack assault stands. I am saving the best bit till last, the 10 Rhinos. Painting tiny versions of 40k vehicles is satisfying stuff, and I can even throw in some minor conversion work!