Deathwatch Assemble!

wh39kSternguardUpdate (1)In my previous post about stripping paint from plastics, I had alluded to the fact that I was going to be painting up my Deathwatch marines in the near future.

Well, that is going to have to wait a little while longer.  You see, though I had converted them up ages ago–the blog post was in 2009, but I menediont that they’d been sitting on the shelf years before then.  Anywho, before I went ahead and painted these up, I wanted to clean them up a little bit.

Granted, any work that I was doing was bound to be minor, but I fiddled around with the Space Wolf a bit (I tried out different heads, and then wound up pinning his arms), and noticed that the two heavy flamer marines both have heavy bolter backpacks.  Years ago I wound up procuring some multi-melta backpacks for this very purpose, but I’d never put them to use until now.  So, I wound up swapping those out (which involved bending around some very fiddly pieces of guitar string).

wh39kSternguardUpdate (2)I also pondered whether I’d use the heavy flamers, and though the answer is likely no, I’m not sure what I’d replace them with, so I wound up keeping them, just the same.  I’m contemplating filling out the squad to 12 models so I can get some other options for heavy weapons in case I feel like it.

Anywho, while I was fiddling around, I managed to plead a friend for a Salamander shoulder pad (Which is really an Alpha Legion pad, but it looks suitably thematic when painted up right).  That way my flamer makes sense in the squad, and I can reuse the Crimson fist pad with another deathwatch option (not that I have enough deathwatch shoulderpads, mind you, but those too will come in time).

So, with these relatively minor conversions done, maybe I can finally start painting them?  I dunno about that–but at least I did make some hobby progress this week!



3 comments on “Deathwatch Assemble!

  1. I just so happen to know that you have been working on these lately so looking forward to an update. Also, I gave you one of the forge world salamander pads since they don’t fit the rest of my army.

    • You know, I bet someone else has done something like this before, but that’s the first I’ve heard of it. If anyone could pull it off, it’s you though.

      See you Friday?

      On Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 10:22 AM, Warhammer 39,9999 wrote:


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