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Title: The Visual Codex Project
Description: Thread for Submissions/Discussion


Mithras - January 30, 2008 05:20 AM (GMT)
This is a dedicated thread for submissions of work and discussion thereof related to the Visual Codex Project.

As a starter for discussion, fellow Death Guard enthusiasts, I'll once again volunteer to provide Mortarion and examples of the "Bare Metal" Death Guard Scheme. I've got a Captain Garro I'm working on painting, as well (Bare Metal).


-Mithras

Brother-Captain Basilus - January 31, 2008 08:14 PM (GMT)
Ah well, I could post it here too :lol:


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Is this what we're looking for ?

Mithras - February 1, 2008 06:52 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Brother-Captain Basilus @ Jan 31 2008, 08:14 PM)
Ah well, I could post it here too :lol:


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Is this what we're looking for ?

Looks great, Bas. An excellent start!

-Mithras

Brother-Captain Basilus - February 1, 2008 02:57 PM (GMT)
Ok, here's the whole Devastator Squad, advancing in the night on a swampy planet:

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I hope it is useful.

Kharn - February 2, 2008 01:30 AM (GMT)
Wow, I love the picture editing, they look almost like real guys in a real enviroment!
Looking great!

Mithras - February 6, 2008 07:54 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Kharn @ Feb 2 2008, 01:30 AM)
Wow, I love the picture editing, they look almost like real guys in a real enviroment!
Looking great!

I agree. We should use this as the title photo for the Death Guard file part of our project, assuming we use Shroud's document as a template. Damned impressive!

-M.

ShroudFilm - February 6, 2008 01:34 PM (GMT)
I was going to include this in the photo tutorial - it's a good start but 1) the pic needs to be bigger to edit into such a document, and 2) the digital stuff needs to be neater.

I'm hoping to get some info posted up on bluescreening and clever digital artowkr techniques which can be used to create the kind of artwork that GW produces for codex entries (like the IG tanks etc with muzzle flashes and smoke).

Iacton - February 11, 2008 12:41 PM (GMT)
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Here's 1 I did a little while ago. Posted in another thread but this is his home I guess. :)

Mithras - February 12, 2008 07:52 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Iacton @ Feb 11 2008, 12:41 PM)
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Here's 1 I did a little while ago. Posted in another thread but this is his home I guess.  :)

Beautiful as before, Iacton. Again, looks like a possible conversion of one of the old metals? I'm probably far off,but would love to know how you pulled this off. Wouldn't mind building a few in this style.

I'll have some better photos of my Bare Metal DG and Mortarion up shortly, I hope.

-M.

Iacton - February 12, 2008 09:31 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Mithras @ Feb 12 2008, 07:52 AM)
[QUOTE=Iacton,Feb 11 2008, 12:41 PM]
Beautiful as before, Iacton. Again, looks like a possible conversion of one of the old metals? I'm probably far off,but would love to know how you pulled this off. Wouldn't mind building a few in this style.

I'll have some better photos of my Bare Metal DG and Mortarion up shortly, I hope.

-M.

Thanks again Mithras.

No conversion work here. Just a straight forward paint job (a bit tidier than the Luna Wolf).

He is again an old school marine, 1 of 4 "Artificer" armour variants that GW did.

(http://www.solegends.com/citcat911/c2007smarmourvariants-m.htm)

Most of my paint jobs are on the old RT figures, they're not as clean as the modern sculpts but they are so much more characterful. You can pick up almost any of the models and think to yourself "He should be a......."
There's plenty more when I get them finished and photographed.

Kaleb 'Angelus' Dante - February 12, 2008 11:17 PM (GMT)
I remember on the old board a discussion about the colour scheme of the Death Guard so i though i would post this image as it is how i have always imagined them.

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Torg - March 9, 2008 09:18 AM (GMT)
Hey got a question?You know that army badge on the normal Space marine decals,
Would that be an easy way to do death guard decals? :huh:

Gagoc TheAncient - March 9, 2008 07:39 PM (GMT)
I'm still working out how to paint my DG, so there will be errors on these.

Apothecary, Tac squad member, and Flamer operator:
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DG Predator Destructor:
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Kaleb 'Angelus' Dante - April 18, 2008 07:03 PM (GMT)
Death Guard Characters:

Typhon
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Ignatius Grulgor
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The Death Shroud (Mortarions personal bodyguard)
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Anodyr - April 21, 2008 06:54 PM (GMT)
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From US Games Workshop Gamesday 2006 coverage. The minis are awesome, but I cant help being drawn to the bases too.

Magos Explorator - May 18, 2008 08:51 AM (GMT)
I finally had some time to paint yesterday, and managed to finish up a Death Guard Scout squad with sniper rifles:

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The models are just the plastic sniper scouts with Chaos Warrior heads. I trimmed the horns off, though left the stumps on the Sergeant as some sort of communications device. I scraped out the wings on the chest-plates, too, leaving a skull which serves as their Legion's symbol on these scouts, although on most of the models this area is covered by their rifles. The Sergeant got a purity seal/oath of moment over a gouge where I messed up slightly. ;)

I'm fairly pleased with how these turned out, although the white isn't as even as I'd liked.

First of all I did some block colours and first highlights:
- Scorched Brown and Dark Flesh on the brown (except the cloaks)
- Scorched Brown and Calthan Brown on the cloaks, followed by a couple of drybrushes with Bleached Bone mixed in
- Dark Angels Green and a mix with Gnarloc Green on the green
- Boltgun Metal and Mithril Silver on the metals
- Flat Dheneb Stone on the whites

This was then washed over with a 2:1 mix of Black Ink and Chestnut Ink. The black areas were then highlighted by mixing in white or bone, and pouches etc were highlighted with Dark Flesh. The armour had the Dheneb Stone reapplied, leaving the wash in the cracks, and then a couple of layers of Skull White painted over. I tried blending the Dheneb Stone with white, but settled on pure white as the mixture looked a little dirty for my tastes.

Lord_Mortirion - July 9, 2008 03:36 AM (GMT)
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I have done more, but this is the only squad that is virtually finished...

Iacton - July 9, 2008 08:26 AM (GMT)
They look really cool Lord Morty.

They look like you have improved quite a lot recently. ;)

Lord_Mortirion - July 10, 2008 03:43 AM (GMT)
thanks... lol
i really should get more painted.but i have split from the missus, and im trynna find somewhere else to live... when i do though i should have time to finish off my army as most of it is now basecoated...

Kharn - July 10, 2008 05:19 AM (GMT)
My much darker and greyer DG based on the HH artbook picture near the beginning showing all the different legions' color schemes.

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Iacton - July 10, 2008 08:23 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Lord_Mortirion @ Jul 10 2008, 03:43 AM)
thanks... lol
i really should get more painted.but i have split from the missus, and im trynna find somewhere else to live... when i do though i should have time to finish off my army as most of it is now basecoated...

Sorry to hear that. Especially with the problems that your child is suffering.

Horn - July 17, 2008 03:07 PM (GMT)
Decent res super heavy:

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Lord_Mortirion - July 18, 2008 05:47 AM (GMT)
Thanks Iacton, means a lot, luckily i have met someone, although i have lost my home and my job due to the split... she has managed to keep me grounded... and outta the pub... she knows about Alex and his illness and is helpin me through it... something my ex never did... enough degression from the topic now...

Got a vet squad painted, and some command squad members... just need to take photos of them now...

Lord_Mortirion - October 4, 2008 10:24 PM (GMT)
totaly off topic... my ex has binned all of my stuff, so i am starting from scratch17 yrs collecting down the tube, and my son has been diagnosed with cerebal palsy...


but my sculpting has improved, i have been doing bits for friends here and there, and a few people will be donating some stuff soon, so IM BACK BABY!!!


and i have loads of ideas planned for my Death Guard mk2!!!!!

ill post asap...

Falkus Kibre - November 18, 2008 07:12 PM (GMT)
Did this with B&C and gimp
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Algrim Whitefang - August 7, 2010 06:16 AM (GMT)
Since it sounded like a lot of people needed some good visual references for their Death Guard Space Marines, I thought I'd throw in my two-bits, and provide some visual stimulation! ;) Hope this helps inspires everyone!

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Death Guard Icon

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Pre-Heresy Death Guard Space Marine

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Death Guard Assault Marines

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Grigin Tactical Squad

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Gurtur-Fol Terminator Squad

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Heldon-Tai Dreadnought

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Icathus Grolgor

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Mortag Heavy Support Squad

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Mortarion's Bodyguards

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Moturg Tactical Squad

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Stealth Approach.

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Captain Typhon

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Darkhogat Heavy Support Squad

malika - October 21, 2010 10:33 AM (GMT)
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Algrim Whitefang - March 14, 2012 07:09 PM (GMT)
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Dusk Raider Iconography

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Dusk Raiders Colour Scheme

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Dusk Raiders Astartes

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Dusk Raider in Mk III 'Crusade' Armour

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Dusk Raider Assault Marine

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Dusk Raider battle-brother, Great Crusade era

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Dusk Raider Chaplain

Algrim Whitefang - March 14, 2012 07:12 PM (GMT)
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Algrim Whitefang - March 14, 2012 07:15 PM (GMT)
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Death Guard Endurance, Frigate

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Death Guard Strike Craft

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Death Guard Spectre of Death, Capital Ship

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Death Guard The Indomitable Will, Capital Ship


Algrim Whitefang - March 14, 2012 07:19 PM (GMT)
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Death Guard Korturg Attack Bike Squad

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Death Guard Sorrak Jet Bike Squad

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Death Guard Rhino Armoured Personnel Carrier

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Death Guard 'Purity of Will', Apothecary Rhino Armoured Personnel Carrier

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Death Guard Land Speeder



Algrim Whitefang - March 14, 2012 07:23 PM (GMT)
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Death Guard Kargul Dreadnought

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Death Guard Haldontai Dreadnought

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Death Guard Morrorg Support Bike Squad

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Death Guard Halgrop Heavy Support Squad

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Death Guard Kaltongul Tactical Squad

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Death Guard Karhkul Heavy Support Squad vs. World Eaters Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought


Algrim Whitefang - March 14, 2012 07:52 PM (GMT)
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Death Guard Locastor Veteran Squad vs. Emperor's Children Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought

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Death Guard Medun Tactical Squad

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Death Guard Mortag Heavy Support Squad

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Death Guard Osgarg Assault Squad

Algrim Whitefang - March 14, 2012 08:06 PM (GMT)
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Battle-Captain Nathaniel Garro during the Great Crusade

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Garro taking out his vengeance against a former battle-brother.

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Garro receiving the mark of Malcador the Sigillite

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Nathaniel Garro - A Legion of One

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Captain Holgoarg

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Commander Ignatius Grolgor

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The Deathlord - Primarch Mortarion of the Death Guard Legion

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Primarch Mortarion - Great Crusade Era

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Death Guard Iconography

Algrim Whitefang - October 16, 2012 01:11 AM (GMT)
Some more new artwork from the HH Book One: Betrayal:

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Death Guard Sergeant. Note: Crossed scythes on chest are a personal award granted to the sergeant from Primarch Mortarion himself.

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Death Guard Legionary in Mark III 'Iron' Armour. Note: Modified 'Iron' armour with enhanced life-support systems.

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Death Guard Legionary. Note: 'Iron' pattern armour utilising prototype Anvilus pattern backpack unit. This variant had enhanced stabilising thruster vents to aid in void operations, but inferior rad-shielding.

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Death Guard Legionary in Mark III 'Iron' armour. Note: Corroded damage to torso plate, likely to have been caused by an Ork cutting-tool.

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Death Guard Legionary in Mark II 'Crusader' Armour. Note: Enhanced breathing apparatus incorporated into reinforced helm.

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Death Guard Veteran in Mark IV 'Maximus' armour with scavenged parts from various marks. Note: Imperial Aquila incised on chest by hand on breastplate to denote Loyalist during Battle of Istvaan III.

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Death Guard Sergeant in Mark IV 'Maximus' Armour.




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