Thursday, January 22, 2009

Death Guard Plague Champion: Cariosus

To create Cariosus, a plague champion from a Death Guard squad / warband, I selected a number of components from various sources.

The legs are from loyalist marines, but made suitably Nurglesque by adding in cleft hooves for shoes. I left in the oath-of-the-moment parchment - Cariosus has some dark promises to carry out for Nurgle. The lower parts near to the base have some grit glued on to them to create a dirty appearance.

The body is that of a standard chaos space marine champion with the chainmail draping at the front. The backpack is the special (one per boxed set that is) backpack from the standard chaos space marine boxed set, as is one of the shoulder pads. The second shoulder pad comes from the Death Guard upgrade shoulder pads from Games Workshop direct. The power fist is a standard chaos space marine one. The other arm comes from the warhammer fantasy battle zombie sprue and is holding a standard bolter that is roughed up with some grit glued on to it.

The "blight grenades" (death heads) are also sourced from the zombie sprue and glued at the tip of the gathered hair to the champion's waist, alongside a bolt pistol holster. Finally, the head comes from a spare head off the chaos spawn set.

Overall, I like the miniature! The head is a little disproportionate compared to the rest of the body, but that's okay - its chaos. The paint job follows my standard approach to Death Guard marines - greens and rusted brown colours accentuated with bleached bone for the raised parts of the armour.

6 comments:

unforgivenangels said...

Great looking model mate, any chance of a larger picture though to see the full detail?

jabberjabber said...

ooops - I should have posted the other version of that jpeg - it iss now double the previous size!

natsirtm said...

Very nice, I feel a touch of the flu coming on just looking at him.

Matt said...

sick model (literally) hes so nurgle I can almost feel the puss. He looks awesome Jab, great job.

unforgivenangels said...

Ah I see him full size now, and he definately looks awesome! Great work jabber!

jabberjabber said...

thanks folks! :)

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