Monday, September 25, 2017

Deathwatch Sergeant Dukas

Finally managed to get this guy finished! It took seemingly forever to paint, but ultimately I think it was worth it.

Went for a slightly sleeker, less gritty, look for this one compared to the other Metatron marines as befits the technologically advanded black opsy Deathwatch.

The Metatron and the Ordo Xenos have extremely close ties, and almost all veterans in the chapter has served in the Deathwatch. Many of them are granted the right to wear the black livery even when they return to their home chapter.






23 comments:

  1. That is absolutely exquisite!

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  2. Wow, he is great. I'm really liking the brass, rather than the usual silvery deathwatch detailing.

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    1. Thanks!

      It's not brass actually, apart from the small reliquary, but the rest of the metal is grimy steel.

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous. Those grimy metallics are some of the best I've ever seen. Also those Primaris models are really incredible, it is somewhat hilarious how comprehensively they've replaced the standard Marines in my mind, they just look so good. Especially next to non-Marine models. The scale's just perfect.

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    1. Cheers!

      I quite agree - they´re exactly the right size for "truescale" astartes. Now that we got them it painfully apparent how weirdly proportioned the standard marines were, with their long arms and cartoony big heads. The only thing that bugs me with the design is the unnecessary "pectoral-plate" on the torso. I like the simpler chestplate on the classic armour.

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  4. I love this marine! Your small additions and changes make him look great as a Deathwatch marine. The head looks like a particularly good size too. Very nice color choices too; all told, and excellent model.

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    1. Thanks Eric!

      It's all standard bitz really, apart from the backpack which is from the Iron Hand marine in the Deathwatch Overkill box. The head is from the reivers. All on all there's very few actual comversions - it's more or less a straight up kitbash.

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  5. Jäklar!

    Great job on him, I'm glad I'm not the only one making Deathwatch Marines out of the Primaris marines, I bought the Dark Imperium box just for things like this.

    Keep it up!

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    1. Tackar tackar!

      The deathwatch bits and the primaris go extremely well togther. The DW arms are bigger than normal marine arms so they're perfect for the new scale.

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    3. Yes they really do! Perfect for us who want larger scaled Astartes for our builds. I too used the Deatchwatch parts for my conversions over at my own blog.

      Like you say the scale of the arms fits perfectly with the Primaris, and the armour doesn't feel off in any way at all either.

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  6. Such a elegant crisp model , more please

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  7. May I ask how you do the red dust on the feet? I'm attempting something, similar but with a brown.

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    1. It's pigments. More specifically vallejo burnt sienna.
      There's lots of different colours and forgeworld's also got a line of similar powders.

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  8. Where is the backpack from? It is a bit like the one from High Marshal Helbrecht but it's not the same. I don't know any other backpacks that have this design.

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    1. Like I answered Eric above, it´s from the Deathwath Overkill Iron Hand marine.

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