Some progress on the Death Guard project. Yesterday was Salute 2010 and I am happy to say that I achieved my primary goal of getting reinforcements for my growing Death Guard army, the event itself was really good and I was intending to write a review this evening but have found myself tired and settling with a sculpting update (progress is good!).
The shot above shows the progress on yesterdays loot, only one of the Drones is fully built but all three custom bases are progressing to completion. Typhus is really starting to look the part of bringer of plagues (and pain!) now that both arms are in place. I think the positioning of the arms give a eerie nonchalant look to the figure.
I am pretty happy with the way the arms turned out, they seem in proportion to the rest of the figure and were constructed from regular terminator arms, some plastic tubing and a bit of greenstuff to bulk it out. All that is needed now to finish this figure off is the Space Marine “victim”. Of all the bits to be short of it turned out to be regular space marine legs haha!
I am still considering my options with the regular shoulder pads (which are still very visible), I am thinking of sculpting symbols or leering daemon faces. Now that the thrown victim’s head is in place, the figure is starting to become more a diorama which was one of the considerations when i started working on this project.
This time readers can see the thrown victim’s clothing, I like the way it looks like Typhon has a handful of flak jacket gripped in his glove! The back of the figure is also the place where you see the least work, it is still plain and requires lots more detail work before it is ready, I am looking to sculpt lots of nasty things like maggots and more pustules to break the smooth surface.
I stand by my decision to leave the Manreaper weapon alone, I think size wise is works fine. The only consideration is the wrappings around the lower haft, it needs re-sculpting due to the removal of the original hand component.
Probably the most challenging part of the project so far, scratch sculpting a hand to grip the Manreaper. This was my first time sculpting the whole hand and associated digits. A lot of trial and error later I came up with the above result.
Compared to the previous shots, it does not look like much, the number of hours doing the smaller details is high, there is still lots of work to go but I am confident that by the end of next week (latest) he will be at a stage where I can prime and paint. There is still the base to consider but I will be happy just to get Typhon to a state I am happy with.
Thanks for reading
(a very tired) DiStudios