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02-03-2006, 10:12
Ok I made a DG army last year (my first army ever) and it was al done with drybrushing and inking...
The results looked really bad (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/o1.jpg) Well Im back to re do them :) the test mini (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/asp2.jpg)
Well Im happy with the new scheme and started to convert alot, the main scheme is a fallen loyalist army not as the DF fluff in the choas codex. This will be a big army of how many points Im not sure but at least 3000, THe main thing is that I want to make all the deamons my self (to improve my sculping skills) and also scrach building all the tanks to make it cheaper

First up are some deamons, I started with this (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/pb1.jpg) and started to flesh it out with gs (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/DSC01195.jpg)
I went over them with small layers and Im pretty happy how turned out, finished and painted (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/DSC01227.jpg) some things left to do but you get the main colours. Hope you like it and have in mind this is my first mini made 100% my self

Next up was everyones favorite and the mini you make to get girls ;) the cut nurglings of papa nurgel. I read a great tutorial at dg.org so the credits goes to "TerminusEst". Im currently working on four at a time so my desk is full of these
littel buggers have a look (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/nugh.jpg ) well and my first nurgling base is almost done, hurgily nurgily (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/DSC01238.jpg) ,I still
need to add some guts to the guardmen. Think about it what could be wors then waiking up from a shell-shock and three nurglings eating on you blow of limbs XD

For the purpose of GUO Im thinking of repainting this ol guy (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/DSC01242.jpg) but Im more into buying the new WHFB giant and converting it to a guo its more fitting and my gs skills are far better
now, the guo I have look a it funky so I might rework some areas or buy the new giant and go nuts with gs n him what do you think?

As for the marines Ive done these (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/DSC01230.jpg) so far but alot more o the way. Im re making as said before so Ill strip as many of the ole ones as possible
heres a pic (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/o5.jpg) of how many they are. Alos some wips (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/wip3-1.jpg) and more wips (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/DSC01236.jpg)
Also a pic of the bases for all the minis, they are ment to be for a cityfight campain this summer so heres how they look (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/DSC01232.jpg)

So at last some heavy support. I wanted to be more like a second world war army with tanks and infantary (no sily walkers and such sci-fi stuff) so I started to make my own cheap defiler, made almost entierly of plasticart gs and glue. Its about 70% done but heres some pics
1 (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/de3.jpg) , 2 (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/de1.jpg)

And last a pic of my busy workplace (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/DSC01244.jpg)

so this is the beginning and I hope to have most of it done by 3/6 so some C&C would be great

02-03-2006, 11:09
I really enjoyed your Machine Cultist conversions, Animerik, and I must say your sculpting is just as impressive! Just wish I had and the talent to sculpt, I think doing your own Death Guard seems to be quite the thing at the moment! Looking forward to seeing how this one progresses.

02-03-2006, 11:23
So how many job offers from miniature companies do you get per month?

02-03-2006, 11:44
Very sweet, nice scratch builds. I wish I could that kinda stuff with gs. A few more threads like this and I'll be forced to give it a go.


Dead orc
02-03-2006, 15:17
Seems Deathguard are the latest trend. I really like your models, that defiler is really good and your daemon is cool. Seeming as the nurglings are little could we get some closer pics if your camera will allow it.
I think you would be better going with the new giant, that one you have is rather skinny but then again corpses aren't always bloated.

02-03-2006, 15:24
looking good, really like your conversions, have you got a timescale for completing this army.


Anvils Hammer
02-03-2006, 15:44
awesome work mate, very good sculpting and painting. Im impressed.

02-03-2006, 16:20
I.... Want..... Your.... Brain..... for those wonderfull skills with gs and painting.
I envy you, lots, and thats only for the stuff that you say, you can do better now.

02-03-2006, 16:30
That daemon was absolutly amazing.

02-03-2006, 20:36
Ohh so many replies I better start with some answers

Firestorm40k:Well Im happy you did... they are right now looking sadly at me most of them still in wip,,, but they will be done after the summer i promise ;). If you want to be good at sculping (wich I am not Im more of the regular guy) all you do is practice over and over and over again use lots of water and go nuts.

lord_blackfang:None yet and Im not suprised

AventineCrusader:thanks man they are my first and for the gs same goes fro you as for Firestorm40k

Dead orc:Yeah but I started dg a long time ago then added small troops alll the time everything I do ends up in nurgly things thats the way its. But the trend is very DG right now.... I hope people dont take me for being trendy :chrome:

spikyjames:Thanks man and from you saying that makes me all happy great job on your army btw. And for timescale Ill try and finish them before summer 3/6 but I dont think Ill make it in time.. alot to buld 7 squads of 7 marines as troops + nurglings and a PB squad well thats only the troops so I hope you understand how big Im aiming to make this army

Anvils Hammer:Thanks and you are a good scuplter I must say so the best of luck to ye and your IG army.

strv:Thanks and if I run out of money I could sell you my brain or at least a bit of it hehehe

Ok Im right no kneedeep in school work but I worked a bit on the defiler and a PB no pics today Im sorry to say since tere has been done to little but in some time there will be. Thanks for all the great c&c guys it really motivates me to continue.

08-03-2006, 18:18
Ok Im sorry for the lack of updates but Ive had alot of school work to do. Hopefully Ill have some time over the coming weeks so more updates to come.

I wrote down everything thats going o be built so following a list of my DG army.

Deamon Prince with manreaper*

Great unclean one*

Sorcerrer on steed

Lit wit d,speed and manreaper (for smaller games)

Chosen terminators (7)

Possesed with flight (7)

Possesed (7)+ rhino*

PMs with infiltration (7)

PMs with infiltration (7)

PMs with infiltration (7)

PMs with infiltration (7)

Plauge bearers (7)*

nurglings (7)*

PMs (7)+rhino*

PMs (7)+rhino*

PMs (7)+rhino*

Defiler (demolisher pattern)*

Defiler (swampwalker pattern)*

Preadator (lascannons)*

Preadator (heavy bolter + autocannon)*

Havocs (7) + rhino*

Ok I now some of these cant be taken in a normal army since restrictions but I want to make em so I can choose what I want :D

also evrything marked with "(number)" is the nummber of minis in the squad
"*"= it will be scrach built
well I may add some dreds and a knight titan to but Ill see later.

No pics this time but alot of things in work right now so Ill show some pics later. So any ideas?

08-03-2006, 19:17
I dont see anything that can't be taken, unless those havocs have HWs instead of special weapons. What this swamp-walker all about?


09-03-2006, 14:26
I dont see anything that can't be taken, unless those havocs have HWs instead of special weapons. What this swamp-walker all about?


Animerik is refering to the FOC. note in a army you can only have 2 HQ choices but he is making 4 so he has a choice. same with his HS choices.

anyway looking good. love the look of the plague bearers. very cool.
(maybe one day i will get around to posting my DG army -mind you first I will have to get around to getting a camera :D )

Anvils Hammer
09-03-2006, 15:13
you cant actuall have 3 DG squads in rhinos as fast attack until lafter you have two troops choices with rhinos, its silly, but thats how the codes ix written.

11-03-2006, 11:29
Just a heads up to any one that wants to go to deathguard.org...type it in just as I have now. If you type "dg.org" you get a religous/philosophical site or something.:eek: They have no idea what deathguard are...imagine their surprize the, heathen that I am, when they are asked about worshiping the Lord of Decay.:evilgrin:

(Apologies in advance to anyone who goes to the other site)

12-03-2006, 14:09
ok finally +UPDATE+ 12/3

Ive been working on lots of small things not even worth taking pics on but you will see the eventually

First up some Rhino doors (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/12%20mars/rhino.jpg) for my upcoming rhinos wich will be around 4-5 Im not sure yet. I made a plow (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/12%20mars/rhino2.jpg) for fun to a rhino (all will have it to enchant the cityfight atmosphere)

I came up with this for a fallen Chap (use as a asp. champion), its kinda rough but it was made during class ere ya go (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/12%20mars/chapskec.jpg) So with that in mind I went home and started the cutting. Now Im waiting for the cape to dry so I can add some things to make him more rotten well this is how he looks right now (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/12%20mars/chap.jpg)

Also some work on the defilers paint job (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/12%20mars/defilerwip.jpg) have in mind that its wip and I need c&c for this to get better... I made a plow (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/12%20mars/defilerw.jpg) for the defiler as well

Ive been working on my DP for a while now and here is the left arm about 80% complete (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/12%20mars/dparm.jpg)

Ok now another PB that looks like a undead-bellydancer (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/12%20mars/pb2.jpg)hoep you like it (wo ho second sculpt :) )

Some more drawings made during class some of the will be used other not pics (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/12%20mars/allmna.jpg) Also some heads (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/12%20mars/heads.jpg) ideas most of those will be used any ideas on soe more?

Also repainted the Pfist on the asp and finished his base happy asp (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/12%20mars/leader.jpg) from the same squad plasma gunner (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/12%20mars/plasmadeath.jpg) second try at lightning effects I`m quite pleased.

Thats it for now if you like or dislike anything please post and say so, Ideas and c&c welcome and needed

12-03-2006, 15:28
These are looking very good, Animerik! I particularly like the idea of having the dead body in the plow. Really gives that 'piling through the guard' effect! :evilgrin:

The Daemon Prine arm looks great too, I can't wait to see the completed model. My only bit of ciritcism is the axe on the Champion is a bit wonky, I know how difficult it is to take the axe/sword from one model and stick it on a different pommel, you might want to cut it about to get it level - that's what I've had to do in the past.

Otherwise, this is looking great, keep it up!

12-03-2006, 15:40
That DP arm is huge, how big is that thing going to be?! I like the doors alot. Can't wait to see more of your sculpting.


12-03-2006, 22:58
The DP arm looks sweet! Can't wait to see the rest of it.

Inquisitor Konig
14-03-2006, 07:55
i assume the great unclean one comes in off of the flighing possessed? i have that way in my list and i think it works pretty well to get him there quickly. however i dont take rhinos or infiltration so it they are my quickest unit in my force.

20-03-2006, 20:15
Ok some updates

Started to work on some possesed with demonic flight so first up a group shot (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/possesed.jpg)and also some close ups on them (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/posflifhgt1.jpg) . Remember they are al WIP andonly this (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/flightdone.jpg) has a backpack yet.

Also looked thru my pic archive (from DakkaDakka,B&C, Deathguard.org and dome more forums) and found a very nice standard bearer by Richt(is that his name?) well I made a look alike in Dg style have a look (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/banner.jpg) and another pic on him (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/bannerdude.jpg) .

Heres some various marines in rebuilding state wips (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/squad1.jpg) some in wip paint (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/wippaint.jpg) status to.

Also started on a new champ, a fallen apoto (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/apoto.jpg)

And finnaly a painted marine with plasma (second try with lightning effects) plasma death for loyalists (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/plasmaguner.jpg)

and thats about it for now I have some more stuff wip so pic will be coming in due time. C&C very appriciated

20-03-2006, 20:29
I like what I see. Keep it up...... By the way, how are the possesed keeping themselves afloat, jump packs, wings or gas. Just wondering.

21-03-2006, 11:30
Great. Keep 'em coming! :cool:

21-03-2006, 21:45
An idea Im thinking on maybe painting my tanks dark grey to get some definition.. good or bad idea?

22-03-2006, 18:17
Ok there has been some requests on a tutorial on my marines (conversion not painting) so I made one. Sorry for blurry and crappy pics also if the english is bad.

*Always wet your tools before modeling.

So first I started of with a loyalist marine torso and legs (I had no back pice so I made one of gs

heres a list of bits
1. A beak helm from the Space marine tacitcal squad
2 and 3. Botler arms from Space marine tacitcal squad
4.Bolter from Space marine tacitcal squad
5. Chaos warriors (warhammer fantasy battels) axe left handed
6. A shoulder pad form Space marine tacitcal squad

First up to do is the underslung bolter thing so first up to do was to take bolter arm (2) and shave of the handel under the fist and to shave of a bit of the elbow pad. Also cut down the shoulder so it can be glued on in a different pos
take the bolter (4) and cut shave of all the details on top and cut the handel. Cut the bolter in two as shown in pic, then glue the bits togheter wit hthe back pice the other way (have a look at the pic)
Next glue it to the hand and the underslung bolter is done

For the closecombat arm take bolter arm (3) and cut the shoulder down so it can be glued in place in a different angle. Now cut of the hand and the glove on bit 3 and 4 (as shown in pic) and glue the hand holding the axe on the space marine arm

Next glue the arms onto the body and it should look like this

So now before the green stuff (will be called GS later)a quick tool pic
In the Tool pic Tool E is the pin tool NOT the pincers they didnt get labeld

Mix som GS and make a blob and add it onto the stomache part and smear it out a bit so it looks like a part of the body use tool C for this
So a belly but whats a belly without any guts? so take tool E and poke smal holes in a cicle, next make tiny sausages inside the circle. Next use tool A to cut small stripes from the wound so it looks like the stomache will burst.
Now add a sausage of GS on top of the belly and smear it out with tool C
Add some cracks to the broken armor with tool A

Make another sausage and add it to the shoulder
shape it to a square like from and use tool A to add some damage and tool D for rivers and tool E to add some holes in different sizes (mm yum yumm looks like nurgelish stuff if done right),

Add a sausage of GS from the cut of beak helm to the back of the mini, use tool A to make small ribs (are the called that) on the tubing. start with makeing the ribs on first the left side then the right and last on top. Make sure to not push to hard.

Roll out some gs with the help of tool B and cut small stripes of it with a knife.
add this as a loin cloth

To beef up the shoulder pad, add a sausage of GS and use tool C to shape it like a L .
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/22mars/19.jpg Next use the pincers to pull up the high part of the shoulder pad

Ok now the basics are done, I added a seal to the backpack using the same tools as sthe loin cloth. I added som burst armor on leg using the D tool to make a rivert and then making smal cracks with tool A. Also added a reforced armor on the leg using same techniqe as on the shoulder pad.
The base was done by gluing a bit from the cadian sprue and some scrap plasticart with sand on top

The result


Hope this makes sence :rolleyes:

22-03-2006, 22:10
Ok some updates again

Looked around for a pre herest dread style so I found the great art on the "horus heresy" playing cards. I found a nice pic there and started to build.

Thats pre green stuff and heres a wip of the post


some detail of the shoulder pad (more to be added) right now its a text

"plague, ravange, rot, pestilens, and death"

Alot more to be added lascannons, fist and a engine so updates to follow.

24-03-2006, 10:04
Ok I dropped the text on the shoulder pad and went more for a classic SM ornament (defiled by nurgel of course). I added some GS to the back and a Adeptus mechanicus emblem (the loyalist ones have those right?

Also I shorten the legs to make it more dread like (looked a bit like a mini titan else... Patchment added on lots of places to make it a walking manifistation to nurgel (remember kids id does NOT have to be tentacels huuuge bloted bellys or other OTT stuff to make it nurglish)

Started to work on the base and I might add some nurglings to it (both to the dread and base :)

I made a test of the grey scheme for all the tanks and dreads and I think it worked out wonderus so Im going for it.

Im off to add more detail to legs, arms, back, shoulders and work on the base some more. C&C really appriciated (talking to my self seems pointless

24-03-2006, 13:37
I'm really enjoying this thread. The detailed WIP pics are very instructive, and the army is getting wonderfully gruesome. Please do keep it going.

09-04-2006, 18:32
Ok Updates again and this time a big one ^^

I did search my "old mini" box and found a old DG predator, 2 adeptus mechanicus razorbacks and a slaanesh rhino (got it from a friend and it was really **** up) none completly painted so I reconverted them to my DG army
the pred looks like this (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/13.jpg) now, mind it is only basecoated. The tanks 1 (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/14.jpg) 2 (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/12.jpg)

Started to work more seriously on one and its about 80% done have a look (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/1.jpg) (warning big pic) so what can be improved?

Started to paint my dread. Only the front (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/6.jpg) is seriously painted and the back (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/7.jpg) is only basecoated.

Started the gs work on my DP heres some stuff on him (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/9.jpg)
Alot of things going to be added and hes in heavy wip now.

I got my hand on some of the old PMs ^^ so I gave them a special place in my army as havocs. here they (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/8.jpg) are without guns and some without arms but the will be done pretty soon

I started on a display for the tanks (there wil be displays for all the parts of the army so heres my first try at a display base (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/17.jpg) . Heres a close up on the building (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/15.jpg) and the overrunned IG heavy weapon team (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/animerik/DG/16.jpg)

And at last a pic of the board with tanks on it ^^

so C&C welcome and hope you like em

Warboss Alex
09-04-2006, 19:33
wow man. all these project logs are inspiring me to get back to doing my DIY marine chapter (using space wolf rules). but I LOVE the death guard too. don't care much for the fluff but the painting and conversion possibilities are huge.

well done, hope to see more of your work soon! your scratch sculpting is insane(ly good)!

09-04-2006, 19:51
This is shaping up to be a classic Death Guard army! The Dread is looking suitably imposing, and the Daemon Prince is looking impressive so far :D

The tutorial was great, too - we love Tutorials here on Warseer! :cool:

10-04-2006, 07:20
I love the look on those models, they are really sick (like DG should). Eagerly waiting to see them all painted nice and sweet.

10-04-2006, 23:00
thanks guys ^^ great to get some feedback

Any tips on how to use a airbrush I brought a cheap one fro Humbrol and its not to easy to use :( (paint doesnt come out and so on)

11-04-2006, 07:15
Still looking awsome and thanks for the tutorial!

11-04-2006, 07:30
@Animerik: GW paint is too thick for an airbrush. Water it down extensively (well, at least 'til it comes out).

24-04-2006, 21:02
OK update time again ^^

Ive had lots of school work so this update is kinda small but still some new things that need c&c.

I bach painted up a squad only detaling on each of them left (small things but necesary)have a look

Started to do a helltalon since they look cool, but I changed some things so its more my taste... well its heavy wip but its getting there.

Started on a lord today hell be very speciall and only little work done on him yet so more pics to follow on him

Painted some parts of the tanks (playing around with the airbrush alot of the time....) heres some pics of them, first try with wetblending on the radar

But what keept me most distracted this week was these Death troopers of Krieg that Ive been working on for a army (me and a friend will complete it in the summer) so this are only test minis... Im not to fond of the srg and Ill do one more or re-do what one I dunno. enjoy.

As said not much but something and Ill try and do more c&c very appriciated as Im getting less and less motivated


24-04-2006, 21:13
Damn that is cool! I really like the hell talon, cant wait to see it painted. I think you're one of the only DG players with an hell talon :D :cool:

And as for the Deathkorps cant wait to see an whole army or atleast an squad of them :D

24-04-2006, 21:44
FDG, your sig font size is... shall we say obscene?

25-04-2006, 09:05
Great stuff as usual Animerik! I'm very impressed with how your scratch-built Helltalon's looking. Very nice Death Korps, too :D

Do you think if more and more people carry on scratch-building/converting amazing Death Guard armies, GW might get the message and release some better DG models themselves? ;)

25-04-2006, 12:42
Do you think if more and more people carry on scratch-building/converting amazing Death Guard armies, GW might get the message and release some better DG models themselves? ;)

Not a cat in hells chance.

Anyway, even if they did they'd look no-where near as good as animeriks or MFV's, and would cost halla lots to boot.

Oh yeah *motivate* there ya go.

Lords of Metal
21-03-2007, 23:30
The pictures aren't there anymore. Does anyone know where I might be able to find templates so I may scratch-build a Hellblade and Hell Talon fighters?

22-03-2007, 15:12
Holy Hell, impressive threadnomancy LoM!

*grabs the shotgun to put the zombi-beast down*

Though I too am sad I missed the pics :(

- Salvage

Still learning
16-03-2008, 09:53
Despite the accusations of threadnomancy, could we get the pictures up please. I'm a huge fan of your work, but i've been away from the hobby for a while and missed your log!