My Heresy era Death guard.
I've been looking for a different project to work on. I'd like to try some freehand stuff. . . like ornate scrollwork, Land raiders with murals painted on the side, and delicate flowers. . . Um, scratch the flowers.
Don't get me wrong, my heart belongs to Papa Nurgle. . . his style just doesn't really lend itself to murals and scrollwork if you know what I mean. . .
I'm absolutely captivated by the artwork from the Horus heresy card game. I started looking into doing a Pre-heresy Thousand sons army. While looking on the internet I came across the Tempus Fugitives site.
Long story short, these guys run campaign weekends set during the pre/post heresy era using their own codex for Space marine legions. They can explain it better than I can. . .
I was blown away when I saw how well put together their codex is and immediately started writing out a Thousand sons army list. I passed the info on to a few of the guys I play with and now there are several of us putting lists together to try it out. I haven't really been to the shop for a while, so if I haven't seen some of you to mention it, I apologize!
Needless to say, after getting a better idea how much it would cost me to start just a new minimum sized two thousand point army, I decided it would make much more sense to build on the army I have already.
I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place with this one. I really like the look of the Pre -heresy Thousand sons. . . Red/gold and all kinds of cool opportunities for ornamentation! I'm really not in love with the Pre-Heresy death guard look. . . it's just kind of boring, with hardly any ornamentation.
I think i'm going to take up the challenge of finding some way to make the original Death guard a little more interesting. . .
Here's the new Heresy Death guard additions I've been working on:
The first of three Barbarus sting Drop pods:
Mmmmmm. . . nothing like a pod that spews Tox missiles and Filth on your opponent's army!
As for the anaphelactic shock part of the title. . . I've found out the hard way that I'm allergic to the resin that Chapterhouse studios uses. Both times I have used their stuff i've had really bad allergic reactions. This time I took some time off from them and came back using gloves and I seem to be alright. Damn if those Chapterhouse bits aren't worth risking my life to use though! :)