40K: NEW TYPHUS Mini Spotted

At long last we get a glimpse of Mortarion’s right hand man – Typhus and his new mini.

We’ve all been anxiously waiting for Typhus to show his one-horned head with the impending arrival of Codex Death Guard.

Today we got both a cover shot of the codex and a spread of it’s new minis led by Mortarion.

But sitting in the middle-ground, surrounded by a bunch of Death Guard terminators was this guy, who we’ve blown up for you:

I’ll let you compare it to Typhus’ current model:

and artwork:

Everything on that model matches, right down to the white helmet with single horn.

~I think we have a winner.

  • Ray Carruth

    Like the old model. He really doesn’t need a new model.

    • raul

      Yes I know. GW showed up at my house and confiscated my old model after breaking in my door.

      • ZeeLobby

        Those Jerks!

      • Red_Five_Standing_By

        Monsters! I bet they melted your metal Typhus down and used the pewter to make a my little pony doll for you.

      • blackbloodshaman

        If only I could magically make it bigger, I have a whole unit based on that model that looks waaay out of scale

        • lunahula .

          Everyone in the unit muttering: ‘Is that Typhus then? I don’t know I thought he’d be taller.’

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      • rtheom

        And you just replaced that door after the 8th edition break in, too!

    • piglette

      Agreed. I often wonder how the decision making process works for re-sculpts. Here we have a timeless Typhus model being redone whilst eyesores like Abaddon are still trotted out year after year.

      • Red_Five_Standing_By

        Typhus is tiny.

        • Severius_Tolluck

          Fair point, but so is Abbey

          • barry sadler

            They’re probably updating each of the 4 God specific characters first then abaddon will be the coup de grac of the updates

          • SilentPony

            Pfft. At this point, I’d rather they just kill Abby off and bring all the Primarchs back. No point in the Despoiler if Lorgar and Angron are kicking around…

          • charlie

            This. TS are done, Kharn is done, Death Guard are coming in September. Then they’ll probably move onto Lucious and Mr Fabulous. After that Abby? I’d like to see some Word Bearers stuff, but that’ll be years off.

      • BrianDavion

        well rumor has it Abbaddon is in the works. my guess is he’ll be part of a “Trimvirate of chaos”

        • charlie

          Angron, Abby and Fabious?

          • BrianDavion

            Doubtful as the deamon primarchs look to be getting their own boxes (which is fair they tend to be bigger and more elaborate then the Primaris whom aren’t deamon princes) assuming it’s existing character though Abby, Fabius and Huron would work nicely.

          • Brutus Motor

            FA-BI-US! FA-BI-US!

      • rtheom

        I’m honestly surprised we didn’t see a new Abaddon with the Gathering Storm stuff. It makes me wonder if there was another GUO mishap and they just couldn’t release what they had, so they said screw it and put him off for the future.

      • Suicidemaniac

        Eyesore? Abaddon? *Foams at the mouth*

    • Johaad

      Its likely just a part of the transition off of finecast

  • blackbloodshaman

    Hate the pose love the mini

  • BrassWitch

    The more I look at it the less I like it. Hopefully better pictures will improve my opinion….but so far it looks like poor Calas took a downgrade.

  • benn grimm

    Not too shabby, though I think I’ll wait for a clearer image before making my mind up.

  • ZeeLobby

    Sigh, what’s with all the blue bobbles? Smoke? Decapitated 1K Sons?

    • Hussein Alobaidi

      Destroyer Hive

    • bobrunnicles

      Yeah my first thought seeing those colors was some kind of dead Thousand Sons guy. Really needed a better palette if it is the Destroyer Hive.

      • ZeeLobby

        Yeah, blue just seems really off. GW painters are just incapable of adding bright colors to everything they touch, lol.

    • Dennis J. Pechavar

      More clutter on the model. Bells and such also added as they keep trying to “push what CAD sculpting can do”. Sad but true. I get that some like the style and direction that the GW art studio is going but IMO they are leaving the balance of dark/light and space on their models behind.

      • I_am_Alpharius

        GW aren’t trying to push anything. CAD sculpting can do pretty much whatever they like. Its only limited by the sculptor imagination and the time a sculptor has to work on a project to meet the deadlines.

        • ZeeLobby

          Really? Cause I feel like they’re giving them too much time. They finish a model. Then they add a bell. Then they add a smokey magic effect. Then they add a nurgling on the hip. Then they make them strike a stage girl pose. Etc.

          • CloakingDonkey

            Oh stop being grumpy. If you don’t like it you can always buy a nice old Typhus in Finecast 😛

          • ZeeLobby

            I just wish they weren’t doing it with every new character model… I want to buy more at some point.

          • kobalt60

            The smokey/magic effect is almost always a fail, but is usually easy to clip off, thankfully

  • SilentPony

    God, what is with these vibrant, alive and active posses for the Death Guard?! Its completely off base!
    They’re shambling, gross, overweight, barely alive corpses in heavy, barely working power armor. Yet here’s Typhus, literally filled to bursting with flies and maggots in heavy terminator plate, doing his best Efface Derriere from The Sleeping Beauty.

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      You can’t raise your arm up when you work for Nurgle?

      • Severius_Tolluck

        Thought that was only Mccain

      • SilentPony

        Its too active a pose. He looks alive and energized. Literally the opposite of what he’s supposed to be

        • Hussein Alobaidi

          He IS alive though, he’s still mortal. I partially agree however. Maybe a decent conversion to correct his stance would work

          • SilentPony

            Is alive, technically. Meaning kept alive by space magic. Outside of Nurgle’s lifesupport, his diseases would have killed him in a second.
            So alive in the same sense a zombie is. Would be dead, except something is technically keeping the body moving.

        • Fergie0044

          All the chaos gods have a positive side they also embody. I thought for nurgle it was the joy of life?

          • benn grimm

            Nurglings and beasts, possibly Great unclean ones definitely embody that gurgling, filthy joy. Plaguebearers are grim tallymen and the Death Guard (particularly Typhus) are also a pretty grim bunch, much like their primarch. Which, tbf, is pretty understandable.

    • I_am_Alpharius

      Is the studio style so models “pop” and all the details standout in photography well.

      • SilentPony

        A good photo at the cost of a bad model? Not sure that’s a good trade. Yeah sure, it photographs well, but no one wants to own it.

        • I_am_Alpharius

          I feel it’s hard to label it a ‘bad model’ until closer and full pictures are published.

          • Nyyppä

            The stance alone does it. The rest is just taking it deeper in to the no go-zone.

          • Valourousheart

            Nyyppa, I was enjoying our other conversation about WB. Are you on Bolter and Chainsword?

          • Nyyppä

            I think I am, but the convo is kinda pointless don’t you think? Your idea of WB is unmotivated random people not willing to do their job, which fits WB rules perfectly and I’m going with the fluff. As long as I don’t accept your idea of them and you don’t accept the fluff as it is the conversation leads nowhere.

          • Valourousheart

            IMO conversations are never pointless. Open dialog is what makes societies great. I do accept the fluff, what we seem to disagree on is how best to implement that fluff with game mechanics.

            I never said that WB cultists were unmotivated. But I do think there is a difference between the resolve of fanactics and the resolve of highly disciplined soldiers. I also think that there should be a distinction between those 2 groups and resolve for non-autonomous units.

            Should they all function the same? Is the game system capable of distinguishing motivation and resolve? Is every unit behaving the same good or bad for the game?

            See, not pointless at all.

          • Nyyppä

            Well, please do tell us how to make WB worth of consideration since now it’s almost literally just a legion without legion traits. As I have repeatedly said, atsknf just does not do what it’s supposed to do, which is to make large units a working tactic for CSM.

    • OldHat

      I mean… you see that art above of him dynamically moving right? He may be gross, but he is still a terrifying transhuman supersoldier. Raising his gigantic scythe to signal/rally his troops seems within his capabilities.

    • lunahula .

      Because he has to sing and dance now!

      There’s no business like entropy business and I’m toiling under the name of Grandfather Nurgle ♫

      Every life I take, another plague he makes
      Feeling like just another brick in the pyramid scheme of chaos ♫

      Even the Rubric have more motivation than I
      Shut down by Ulfric, that wolfy guy ♫

  • Red_Five_Standing_By

    Looks good to me.

  • I_am_Alpharius

    I don’t quite understand why GW has not also published full images of the new kits along side this first look. It means our first impression are from zoom in photos that don’t show off kits in the best light. It like when set picture leak on films and a costume looks bad when in reality is probably not.

    • NNextremNN

      They want to build up the hype slow and steadily until they are released don’t worry you will see them soon.

  • Prospero 4life

    I quite like that he has Cataphractii pauldrons now. Makes sense and fits, overall a solid model IMO.

  • Fergie0044

    I suppose we’ll have a new article tomorrow about the terminator guys around him? :p

    • Mr.Gold

      breaking news!!! GW is releasing Death Guard Terminators with large scythes… you heard it here first!!!

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  • AEZ

    Isn’t he smallish for a special character in comparion to the rest?

  • Tim Finton

    Old one is MUCH better IMO

  • Locomotive breath

    I personallly like it especially his nurgling “pet”

  • mhtsaropinigitakis

    looks really bad

  • templarboy

    In a larger picture there are multiple Terminators with scythes and the infestation tubes on theie backs. I think this is going to be a new kind of Death Guard unit. Not Typhus.

    • karloss01

      No, it’s Typhus. He’s on a larger base then the other terminators and is in a much more dynamic pose then the others.

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  • pokemastercube .

    looks like a re-posed version of his FW model with some little things added…………..and why not the HH character series models are awsome plus it makes the transition between 30K and 40K more solid

  • bfmusashi

    He’s so proud of his pointy stick!

  • Simon Bates

    In fairness, the one does not necessarily contradict the other.

  • Richard Mitchell

    So where is the picture of the new model?

  • BloodAngel

    I’m glad I have the old model.

  • mrbleak

    Watching the cover and after seeing Mortarion´s color scheme i wonder: is this “Death Guard” or “Rainbow Guard”?? Identity crisis cause daddy didn´t love him enough is it?

  • rtheom

    That’s the biggest problem with all of the new plastic stuff… they just can’t replicate the fine lumps, scratches and hard edges that actual sculpted models had. Everything coming out is so smoothed and round even when it’s pock marked and etched.

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  • Nyyppä

    Yeah, going to make my own. That is just….no….

  • Atogrim

    I really hope it’s not a clamp pack. Because if you can’t change the pose, Typhus will be known from now on as LoLphus, no matter the rules he gets.

    • CloakingDonkey

      40K fans are a really weird bunch.

      muh ten thousand souls a day – awesome.
      80% of factions being the same, silly 1950s sci-fi robot men with different hats – totally awesome.
      Giant future super soldier chooses antiquated garden tool as a weapon – MEGA AWESOME.
      Decides to lift said garden tool in the air like a rock star – lolno totally lame omg wtf…

      REALLY weird. 😛

      • Atogrim

        I spotted a battletech player 😛

  • Kiskatona

    Now this looks more like Typhus. I don’t know what it is about GW these days, but their initial photos seems to bring the worst in their models. Happened with the Plague Crawler, the Redemptor, the Repulsor and Morty yet the later pictures did them justice (still don’t like the Repulsor though, may have to see the mini in person with that one) . Definitely going to need some more pictures before making a call on it one way or the other.

    • CloakingDonkey

      It might be that these leak photos are always so crammed full of stuff and wide angle that the “close up” ends up being the quality of a 1998 camera phone on a cloudy day… It’s easy to do a model justice when you do a single shot in a light box.

  • wesley570

    Looks great. Can’t wait to start working on this army.

  • MechBattler

    It looks like me’s trying to flag down Morty and have him land on the scythe blade like a giant plague peacock.

  • Bigalmoney666

    They really like the awkward Guilliman pose over at GW these days don’t they?

    • CloakingDonkey

      I dunno what you’re smoking but that’s nowhere near Girlyman’s pose.

  • Rasheed Jones

    He actually has thought that since all the way back in the Heresy, it’s even mentioned in the Flight of the Eisenstein.

  • Spacefrisian

    Anyone stating that other model was the new Typhus…Let me rub it in ‘I WAS RIGHT‘

    But this is one weird model, now get of Typhus lawn, darn kids.