View Full Version : The Stricken (Pre-Heresy Plauge Marines)

02-03-2008, 07:31
What emerged from the warp when the Death Guard fleet broke out bore little resemblance to what had entered.
The gleaming white and grey armour of Imperial champions was no more, burst and shattered from the horrific bloating of infected bodies, scabbed with boils, putrescence and the filth of corruption.
Their weapons and machinery of war were now powered by the sickly sorcery of Chaos, glowing with lambent green luminescence and oozing gangrenous pus.
The name Death Guard itself would pass into secondary use, as the walking pestilence-carriers became a terrifying sight across the Imperium.
To their victims, to their erstwhile allies, even to themselves, they had become the Plague Marines.

This is my take on the Death Guard during the Seige of Terra
Here is the first the Banner Bearer for the Squad
And now some troops

02-03-2008, 07:32
Here are a few more

It's funny now Forgeworld comes out with DeathGuard lol.
Well I know where the second 10 man squad will come from.

02-03-2008, 08:26
You have some nice looking marines here. I feel like I have something growing on me now.:(

02-03-2008, 15:47
Amazing looking. But technically they arent Pre-Heresy if its them emerging from the warp. they would be Heresy Marines at the Seige of Terra or something like that

02-03-2008, 16:38
Yeah your right Baz,They would be Heresy Era not PH.
I tend to say Pre-Heresy for anything up to and including the Scorgeing

03-03-2008, 05:07
I'm about to do my last Heavy Weapon should I go Plasma,Melta or Flamer from a modeling standpoint(coolness factor)

Col. Wales
03-03-2008, 05:17
Plasma with glowy bits.

03-03-2008, 06:31
Hmmm a flamer but instead of shooting out flames it shoots out pestilence. IE the puss cannon

03-03-2008, 07:23
wow those guys look awesome, love the banner, and solid conversions all around

03-03-2008, 08:36
Sorry to just come along and pick holes in this but..... Surely the fact that they're all corrupt means that this is after the heresy or during the heresy pluss the colours are wrong for pre-heresy DG.

Other than that some nice conversion in there

03-03-2008, 15:47
The colors are not wrong for Pre-Heresy DG.
Infact the way these guys are done I paint them first in untainted PH deathguard off-white/green/brass then I add many many washes and glazes of brown and black inks so when done it looks like they stood under a waste drain ,but in real life you can clearly see the white and green underneath.

And the Death Guard arrived at the Siege of Terra as Plauge Marines as stated in the first paragrapgh in the first post.

If a mod could change title from pre-Heresy to Heresy era I would appreciate it

Baz-The Pus thrower is a really good idea,I wanted to do a flamer but I was in conflict if a warrior of Nurgle would use flames(Nothing does quite clense like flame)And Nurgle hates clean things.

03-03-2008, 16:31
Here (http://http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=82187&page=3)is a nice conversion of a Plague Thrower or whatever you want to call it by Tyr_Nid


05-03-2008, 02:05
Here is how I went about making these guys
black basecoat
Dheneb stone/grectchin green/brazen brass
at this stage paint on all your details(ie badges,tac arrow)
Then I use a 1-1-1 mix of matte medium, brown ink,water and cover him
Then I use a 1-1-2 mix of matte/black ink/water
If you want them darker and dirtier just repeat the brown and black ink steps 2 or 3 times.
After this you would detail as normal color eyes,add rust ect