Saturday, 14 October 2017

Blight Lords? Back to the drawing board.

I've had an epiphany. Well... Okay, maybe not an epiphany per se, but a realisation.

The Blight Lords just don't cut it. They're okay models at best, but the whole idea of me selling my old Death Guard army, and building a new one, was that it should showcase the concept of my ideal DG army, no holds barred, full throttle, and modelled to the best of my ability. I've learned so much since 2011 when I built the old one, and I want this army to be the best I've ever done.

And the Blight Lords just don't cut it. I realised this when I started to paint them. They're too mish-mash, too many weird mutations, bad anatomy and weird stuff. So I'm scrapping them.

The good news is that I think I can make some awesome Terminators. The bad news is that they'll be made from Death Shroud, which will make a hideously expensive Terminator unit, since I need two boxes. But let's look on the bright side; the unit will have 6 models, which, when combined with Typhus, will bring them up to the number 7 - Score!

Expect to see some mockups and progress very soon.

On another note - I just got hold of the Plague Marine kit today (2 packs), and they. Are. Beautiful. Well, not really, but holy crap, even without having put one together yet, it's such a great looking kit, that I can easily forgive GW for not putting enough options in the box. I'm looking forward to putting some together tonight. :)

Last thing - I've decided that I want to share some of the great stuff I find on my interwebz travels - some of it being great inspiration, and some of it is just plain awesome - this time it is a combination. Unfortunately, I can't give credit, since I found it on the pinterest with a broken link, but if you know whose it is, please say so in the comments so I can give due credit.

It is a (looks like it) quite simple conversion of the Typhus model, but rethought in such a refreshing and cool way, that the previously comical pose seems incredibly threatening - it's just such a case of "Damn, why didn't I think of that?".

Please note - NOT MY WORK, I'm just sharing it.


  1. You could probably get creative with a few of the Lord of Contagion models from the starter set and make 2 extra terminators to go with one box of Deathshroud would keep a sqaud cheap. Or just include one with 2 boxes of Death Shroud for a squad of 7...

    Anyway, really looking forward to all the new stuff for your new Death Guard army!

  2. Yeah, I can understand that reaction to the BlightLords. I look forward to what you do starting from the DeathShroud.

    And that Typhus is fantastic. I feel like I couldn't take that route, tho, since I already have a DG Chaos Lord with a very similar theme, just with a Power Fist that the unfortunate Guardsman is about to meet rather than a Scythe.

  3. Ahoy! I thought I would drop you a quick note to let you know it was myself who was the creator of the Typhus conversion! Greatly appreciate your kind words on the conversion job! He is almost finished being painted and will be up on my Instagram in the next week! Also love the conversions on the Death Guard on here!!!