Sunday, 17 May 2020

Warhammer 40,000 Death Guard Reinforcements

I have a Warhammer 40,000 Death Guard Army, which I built in an escalation tournament at our club recently.  

As with these things though there were a few bits and bobs left to be done (as I didn't use them in the tournament).  

I also occasionally acquire "reclaimed" figures from time to time and have a good few boxes of the stuff.  While a lot simply gets chucked out as too far gone to reclaim, I can usually get some use out of some of it.  

In this lot, I noticed some good old Nurgle figures that with mix in with my Death Guard.  I also noted a dash of Chaos Possessed figures, and as I understand the Chaos Possessed bomb is a current meta-thing, I figured I'd do something with them.

With a bit of effort and some replacement bits from my Bitz Box, I got all the Death Gruad looking stuff together, made up, based, and undercoated ready for painting.

A couple of hours painting and washing and the figures are done.  I still have to put the basing material on, but I like them to dry overnight before i do that.  Shouldn't take more than 15 mins.

I painted these old "vintage" Plaguebearers to match my modern figures.  They're lovely old sculpts and will match very well into my army.

These three Terminators are actually new figures that I had left over fromt he escalation tournament.  I still have 6 to build and paint. 

The Possessed were a lot of fun to paint.

And the marines are older models so smaller than the current Death Guard figures I have, but they'll fit in well ont he tabletop.  Reclaiming these was difficult as they were poorly put together, and had been done with plastic glue.  The thing with plastic glue is that it actually melts the plastic together, making it very difficult to break the bond without destroying the figure.  I managed to get things sorted though.

Its also worth noting that I simply painted over the existing paint rather than stripping the models.

Only a few figures left to go and all the Death Guard minis i have will be painted up and ready for action.

Edit: I finished up the remaining Terminators, so all I think i have left now are 5 more possessed and 3 Plague Drones.


  1. Those are some darn good paint jobs, sir! Always satisfying rescuing reclaimed figures, at least for me.

  2. Great work on repurposing those old figures!