After seeing pics of the new 8th Ed Death Guard Plague Marines I got excited, not to have more DG marines, I already have plenty of old metal and FW models. No, I was excited to find a new source for chaos terminator legs. The new models are based on the MKIII tooling, but they're all oversized at least 10%. This makes them about the same size as the basic Terminator models, of not bigger.
I've gone thru my new DG models and removed the legs, and sometimes chest plates and heads as well, from the rest of the model. I then combined the Chest to standard Chaos terminator backs, and remounted these on the legs. The plan is to build 5 Cataphractii and 5 Tartaros models.
I used some MK ii or Mk III heads, and scratch built the shoulders plates to build Death Guard Cataphractii.
I also chopped up some Mk III backpacks to detail up the back of the Terminator bodies. And added pipes to the top, as I really like the the look of the FW terminators.
Shoulder plate pattern is here
This is a good size comparison for the modified model with other terminators. The 8th Ed legs and chest are a great match for the terminator, and are indecently the same size as the Blight Kings as well.
I didn't toss the remaining DG parts. I combined them with plastic Mk III legs and chest plates to scale them down a bit. You can see the new Terminator size, compared to the resized DG and old metal model. The DG chest plates are 2mm widder then the Mk III . And the legs are ~3mm longer on the DG models.
The resized Plague Marines will make excellent champions and what not.
Some of the reworked Plague Marines, using HH Mk III legs. And in some cases the MK II or Mk III chest plates or heads and arms. The remaining models will become champions of some sort. The Icon is made from Vampire Count bits.
In some cases I just "stole" the legs. For these, I used the armored Blight King chest plates combined with Tartaros Terminator bodies. More on these at a later date.
Edited by Impact1, 30 June 2017 - 04:34 AM.