View Full Version : Pre Heresy Death Guard. A Warhammer 30k Story

09-09-2010, 04:12
Well, I think many of you will agree Forgeworld has solidified itself as the top Pre heresy bits suppliers after the releases this summer.... being a huge fan of the Horus Heresy Novels I fell in love with the Death Guard Fluff, and the suits that Forgeworld made were instantly bought.

I want to capture a well faded/semi source lighted look, but with chips and dirt upon the power armor. As you probably know, the Death Guard were not about looking perfect, and thats the look I want to replicate.
However I don't want an entire dirty looking suit of armor, just something with more realism.
Id love a chipped white marble look to all the armor I paint.

All that being said, here are my WIP pieces im working on. Bases and Chips really weak thus far...



09-09-2010, 04:13



Face Not really highlighted....


Shadow Nugz
09-09-2010, 04:14
Nice white paint job, although it could do with some dirtying up it is a very nice to look at paint color.

How many of these are you set out to do?

09-09-2010, 04:15




09-09-2010, 05:19
White like that from a black undercoat, now i'm intrigued.

Lovely models so far, and good to see i'm not the only one with this idea, look forward to more.



09-09-2010, 05:57
Looking very nice indeed and the white is especially good - particularly being done over a black undercoat!

09-09-2010, 06:04
sweet stuff man, totally loving it

Inquisitor Engel
09-09-2010, 06:22
Outstanding job sir!

09-09-2010, 07:55
SO will you be doing an entire army?

09-09-2010, 08:35
Very beautiful.
The new forgeworld miniatures work very well.

Magos Explorator
09-09-2010, 08:42
I like this a lot. :) What colours did you use for the armour? The tone's pretty much spot-on how I imagined them to look in my head.

Mega Nutz
09-09-2010, 10:15
Love the look of the armour, looks like it's been lifted straight from the book cover art!!

09-09-2010, 10:20
Those are great! As the others have said, the armour's colour is spot on, and I really like the extra effort you put in the bases.
I'm so subscribed to this!

Monsterzonk :skull:

09-09-2010, 11:23
I love your white! Any chance for a quick tutorial?

09-09-2010, 17:27
the BA head looks so cool! cant wait for more

09-09-2010, 21:05
WOW!!! These death guard are amazing!!!! you were talking about having the marble effect, i think by far you've captured it, if you wanted a "dirty" look maybe you could try some devlan mud in the Deepest recesses, also a tutorial on how you got that white would be nice, also how do you get your chips in the armour done?

09-09-2010, 22:43
Amazing color on the armor, its spot on! Really like this thread and like others have mention it would be great to get a tutorial on how you do the white armor :D

10-09-2010, 00:17
Looking good, brother. I like the grey colour more than the cream colour you see kicking around.

10-09-2010, 00:26
Great work. Like previous people have said, getting that strong a white colour over a black undercoat is in itself impressive.

Just out of curiosity, are you going to be doing any representations of characters from the background novels? eg, Garro, Temetor, or Typhon?

10-09-2010, 01:44
Wow... White from a black undercoat? I am intrigued...

10-09-2010, 06:32
Honestly. Its this simple.

Part One:
1.Black Undercoat.
2.Codex Grey watered down ( 80 percent coverage ) is good enough
3.Badad black wash ( 25 % water )
4.Paint all armour then watered down fortress grey ( like 10% water )
5.Re apply Fortress again watered down.
Until covered ( leave recesses the codex/blackened colour)

Part Two:
Fortress grey 75%/ White 25% For Highlights
Fortress grey 50%/ White 50% For Highlights
Fortress grey 25%/ White 75% For Highlights ( this is edge highlighting )

The Scheme is bright, which I like, but you could of course go even whiter.


I have another tutorial for white as well. I like this one for a brighter feel.


1. Shadow grey ( 15% h2o)
2. Fortress grey (15% h2o)
3. White ( 15% h2o)

Much simpler. Works epic. Also Astronomican Grey works well instead of fortress in that 3 step.

10-09-2010, 06:34
Great work. Like previous people have said, getting that strong a white colour over a black undercoat is in itself impressive.

Just out of curiosity, are you going to be doing any representations of characters from the background novels? eg, Garro, Temetor, or Typhon?

As a matter of fact, yeah.

I might do a diorama for GamesDay to be honest.
Also Garro has crossed my mind for Captain... sounds decent!

11-09-2010, 23:43
They are awesome!!!

12-09-2010, 00:11
This will be a sweet log. I will look on with interest...

How many points will you be aiming for? And might we see the appearence of notables such as Hakur, Voyen, Sendek, Rahl and Decius?



12-09-2010, 02:01
Thanks for the tut! maybe on the other black model you could do step by step pictures showing us the effectiveness of the steps?

12-09-2010, 09:10
Nice work, like the chips on the armour!

13-09-2010, 01:50
the white's fantastic, it must take a few coats to get it so smooth!
damn.. I gotta get me some FW power armour :(

13-09-2010, 04:48
i will be honest if this blog remains consistant, it will be amazing, the FW armour is amazing but as i true scale i can only really use the heads and guns :( but its great when you see it in full like it is here

28-09-2010, 03:04
My first attempt at lighting effects.

Very WIP . In future I hope to do the axe with a purple glow to it.




20-10-2010, 18:17
Looking good!

20-10-2010, 18:30
i love the glow caused by the plasma pistol

21-10-2010, 06:33
The glow is awesome, any tuts?

21-10-2010, 09:00
fantastic fella, these are really amazing models, top work!

the damned artificer
21-10-2010, 16:21
I really love this thread, it's damn fine :chrome:
The source lighting on the last marine is fantastic, so very subtle and understated but it works so great! It really defines the second just before the shot is released really well.
More of this stuff, it rocks !

Mega Nutz
21-10-2010, 17:32
Very nice source lighting, works really well!

30-10-2010, 21:13
Thank you for all the encouraging comments everyone. As for a tutorial, I would love to do one, however school/life seems to always interrupt painting! haha

I will try my best to provide some more pictures, as soon as more get painted.
Im also getting sidetracked with Imperial Guard as well...

Thanks again , and I will post pics as soon as I have time to paint more!