Hail the Undying God!
Well, I'm happy to announce these guys are pretty much done. I'm unsure if I'm going to leave the maggots pure white or wash them, I'm just afraid they'll blend in too much with the armour / flesh (more than they do now). Other than that, I think there's just a few places here and there I need to touch up but otherwise these guys are done.
First up is the Deathshroud. I really enjoyed painting these guys. Seeing as this army is the 40K iteration of my 30K Death Guard 3rd Grand Company, I decided to port over some themes here and there to tie them to one another a bit. One of those is the Deathshroud, mainly that they are clad in all white. The lore for my 30K Death Guard uses a lot of symbolism for rank and identification, one of those being color. With my 30K Death Guard, there are indicators on their armour that identify their Grand Company... the trim & right knee guard are Bronze, which is the identification metal of the 3rd Grand Company. On their left knee guard is identification of their origins. If an Astartes hails from Barbarus, they have earned the honor of bearing the green mists of their home planet. Those of Terra or tithed planets wear simple bare ceramite. This is used as a class indicator as well, those with the bare knee are seen as lower in the Legion... a feeling that intensifies and finally boils over at Isstvan III.
There are exceptions, however. The one here are Deathshroud. To symbolize their death, they are stripped of all rank and origin, thus their armour is bare of all coloration. As you can see, that tradition has continued into the 41st Millennium. In death, all are equal. As for the black on the rest of the Legion, I'll reveal that more in another post, possibly with some back story in general. So first, here's the Mortarion's Eyes.
Next is Harbinger Rustwyrm, my Herald of Nurgle. Rustwyrm is one of the seven Dark Magos' that oversee the production of Daemon engines on the Plague Planet. His assigned Great Company is the 3rd and thus, he usually accompanies them into battle to maintain and bless their infernal craft as well as lend his weight in the battle. At one time, he was a Magos of the Adeptus Mechanicum, some 10,000 years ago. His original name is lost to history along with much of his exterior bionic upgrades, save for his massive servo arm and whatever is hiding under that robe of his.
I'm... actually not really sure where Deacon Mamon would fall into my Grand Company, both considering he's a part of the Apostles of Contagion and also a former mere human (who ascended extremely quickly at that). Ah well... I suppose if Necrosius is represented, Mamon can be as well.
And finally... the Plague Angel. Yeah... I really enjoyed painting this model. He's also ridiculously difficult to photograph due to his sheer size. Apologies if the details in the pics aren't the best, it's as well as I could do considering I wanted to capture the model in it's entirety. Also, the base is just uhh... based. It's not done. I hate doing bases. Bleh.
And a group shot.. BFFs!
As always, comments, criticism or whatever is more than welcome and encouraged. Thanks!