|Death to the False Emperor!|
|The third Death Guard terminator is ready to join his ancient brothers in the Long War!|
|No Deathshroud terminator is complete without their Manreaper scythe and wrist-mounted flamer!|
The most important visual element of a Deathshroud terminator is their wargear, so I knew I had to convincingly create a Manreaper scythe and a wrist-mounted flamer. The Manreaper scythe was converted from one of the scythes included in the Blightking kit itself. The haft of weapon was shortened and the hand was repositioned to make it appear as if the model was lifting the weapon aloft. To power the weapon I added a small power generator and cable to the base of the scythe blade. For model’s wrist-mounted flamer weapon, I made use of one of the plastic terminator apothecary arms. With a little trimming and greenstuff work I managed to incorporate a new nozzle to the weapon, taken from a Phosphor Blast pistol from the plastic Skitarii Rangers.
|Effort was taken to armor up the Blightking's rotting arm, adding torn webbing at the elbow joint along with an elbow guard.|
|I think the scythe I modified from the Blightking kit is much more interesting than to overused Typhus one.|
|I added a round shield to the terminator's shoulder pad to mimic to look of the Forge World Deathshroud. What do people think? Yes or no?|
Like the terminators before, for this one I needed to do a lot of cutting and greenstuff work to properly attach the terminator armor to the body and legs of the Blightking that I chose as the base for the conversion. Luckily, I only needed to replace one of the Blightking’s legs with that of a Cataphractii terminator because the other was a bloated wreck that burst completely from the armor. To make the addition of the Cataphractii battleplate convincing, I spent a fair amount of time adding small details with greenstuff, making the transitions from Blightking and Cataphractii terminator more seamless. Some of these details included adding torn webbing between armor joints, adding additional armor plating on this right arm, and adding boils/blisters to his back.
|The galaxy will burn.|
With this corrupt Deathshroud terminator, I finally have a full squad (3 is enough for Chaos!) of Death Guard terminators! It also marks the completion of the initial Blightking conversions that I started last year, a project that was a long time in coming. I suppose there are still pieces available from the Blightking box to make another terminator. Time will tell. We will see where my muse takes me!
- Adam Wier