Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Death Guard Plague Marines Finished This Past Saturday!

May 29, 2013

I finally finished painting the 28 Forge World Death Guard Plague Marines last Saturday, May 25th, 2013, early in the evening!  I’d hoped to get them done last Thursday night, and indeed spent 5 hours working on them then, but ran out of time and steam and had to take the first hour and a half of my hobby time on Saturday to get them completely finished.

These are four units of seven Plague Marines, including two with plasma guns and one Plague Champion armed with a power axe:

·         1 Plague Champion – Bolt Gun, Plague Knife, Power Axe.
·         2 Plasma Gunners – Plague Marine with Plasma Gun, Bolt Pistol and Plague Knife.
·         4 Plague Marines – Bolt Gun, Bolt Pistol and Plague Knife.

This was accomplished with approximately 77 hours of work spread out between Thursday, April 18th and Saturday, May 25th, working many days of each week but not all days (usually every Saturday at least, but never on a Sunday and rarely on a Friday (Date Night)) with a week where I got no work done because I was out of town and another week where I got no painting done for these guys because I was working out how to assemble Plague Drones in such a way that I could transport them while taking up the least amount of space in a foam tray of a Battle Foam carrying bag (I’ll cover that whole process and results in another post).

So that’s 28 guys (including 4 Plague Champions, 8 Plasma Gunners and 16 “regular” dudes) from priming white to completely finished, varnished and based in ~77 work hours over 5+ elapsed weeks, which comes out to an average 2.75 hours of work time per guy.  The Plague Champions and Plasma Gunners took a little extra time over the “regular” Plague Marines, but in the end I’m very happy with the results, and very happy to be finally done with these four squads of Plague Marines!

I won’t go into the step-by-step process of how I painted these guys in this post, but I will soon in a future post, like I did for the Plaguebearers.  Right now I’m out of town on the other side of the country teaching a class for my employer, so my time is limited, and I wanted to get this post and the pictures I have up on this blog as quickly as possible.  Also, while I took some pictures with the crappy little Kodak digital camera (there’s an oxymoron for you) of different stages of the painting process, they came out a bit over-exposed, while the step-by-step photos I took with my iPhone are a bit under-exposed, so I’ve got to decide which are the best pictures to include in such a post and need to be home (and have the time) in order to do that.

For the time being, here are a few more group shots of these 4 units of 7 Plague Marines in different lighting.  Please feel free to leave some comments on what you think of them!

Please leave comments!  Too much information?  Too little?  More pictures?  Step-by-step pictures?  Let me know what you think, and thanks for taking the time to read this blog.  Tell your friends about it!

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