40K: New Death Guard Pics

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Check out the new Deathshroud and Blightlord terminators, and a closer look at the new Typhus Model.

With the release of the Death Guard, we’ve got a chance to see some of the new stuff all painted up and ready to go to town. Jes Bickham has done a lovely job of painting these blightboys up, so come check them out!

via Warhammer Community

First up, let’s check out the Deathshroud Terminators, Mortarion’s ablative wounds Chosen Bodyguard.

With their scythes and cowbells (the only known cure for a particularly feverish Nurgle affliction) they are ready to tear up a unit that they get close to, or soak up a Volcano Cannon hit for the boss man.

Next we have the Blightlords, who are bloated and blighted and full of plague pustules, bubos, and slime.

They look super pretty though. I love the fact that their armor seems to have warped as well, that guy 2nd from the right looks like his armor has become more like an insectoid carapace. And you may be noting that this isn’t the studio’s paint scheme (after all that plague smoke is a radioactive, sickly green, not a plague-ridden pale-blue) but it really shows off the bulk of these models. Nurgle’s blessings have been given.

Speaking of Nurgle’s Blessing, let’s talk about the bringer of blights, the mouthpiece of Mortarion, the yeller for yellow fever, the one, the only, T-t-t-t-t-t-Typhus (echo effect echo effect echo effect).

This big, hefty boy is here in all his glory–look at his hoofed feat, and the plague pustules bursting through his heavy, archaic looking armor. His scythe looks just as likely to give you tetanus (and kill you) as it is to behead you (and kill you).

And from the back, you really get a good sense of the detail on this model. The plague smoke looks gorgeous–like some kind of diseased coral reef just hanging out from the back. It’s delicate–but–the effect of Typhus steaming ahead is just killer.

At any rate, that’s the Death Guard for you.

Stay tuned for our pumpkin themed conversion of these guys–the Death Gourd.

  • Pl4gu3 B4st4rd

    Old Typhus is way better.

    • mrbleak

      I think it´s GW fotographers that for the past 2 years have been doing a terrible job at representing the minis, almost everything looks far far better in person. For, Typhus looks like he is pregnant in the front picture but it´s most likely the angle and he will look proportionate in real life 🙂

      • Severius_Tolluck

        For me it is the back, it looked better on the old model, it had more organic feel. this one takes elements but the details are lacking in the tubes, and then its spewing that cloud thing that doesn’t work for me.

        • Randy Randalman

          It most certainly didn’t look more organic. It was poorly sculpted tubes that looked like nothing more than a child attempted to sculpt terminator armor in art class. Plus the old Typhus was static looking and tiny.

          Furthermore, you don’t have to put the smoke on. You can leave the tubes as-is.

          • Severius_Tolluck

            Who peed in your Wheaties this morning? Way to get hostile. The only thing I will agree is that it, by today’s standards is small. However it is still one of the best sculpts GW, and again, in my opinion (see opinion and definition of subjective in your English dictionary). The pose on this although dynamic makes me think its campy and looks more like it belongs on the cover of Evil Dead, with Typhus proclaiming it is his boom stick. Further more, the addition of the new deathshroud termies look more characterful then Typhus, he really doesn’t stand out unless you do the plume of smoke, which again is silly. Again, that is my opinion, way to tell someone that an opinion is wrong 😛

          • ZeeLobby

            Here’s RANDY!!! lol. I’m starting to think he only likes his Wheaties with pee…

      • Spacefrisian

        No this Typhus pose is actually bad, unless dancing like a silly man to get those darn kids from his lawn is a thing now.

        • Michael Cameron

          I agree. Looks like is getting jiggy with it. Cue the Will Smith song.

    • rtheom

      If only they had used the “scale” feature on CAD to make the original 50% larger…

  • Heinz Fiction

    Why is there green bubblegum attached to this model?

    • benn grimm

      Like meatloaf once sang; ‘you took the words right out of my mouth’.

      • Spacefrisian

        Like a bat out of hell?

        • benn grimm

          By the dashboard light…

          • TheDirtyHippy

            I demand a karaoke duet with the two of you now!

    • Matt Razincka

      If you look close, theirs a bunch of flies in their that the painter chose to paint the same color as the smoke. I think if they were picked out it would look far better.

  • I_am_Alpharius

    I wonder if the Toxic fume detail coming of Tyhus’s vents is buildable to different sizes? i.e. none, small puff, medium smoke and smoking like a champ?

    • ghazdreg

      I think it is and if it isn’t, it wouldn’t be too hard to trim up. I hate typhus’ paint job in these pics. It’s way too clean and I’m pretty sure I can see loads of detail in that smoke that isn’t popping because of the color scheme (flies coming out of grey/blue/dark green smoke will frame the kit better).

  • SilentPony

    Typhus looks like he’s about to start singing opera

    • I_am_Alpharius

      From the revolutionary themed operetta based during the Horus Heresy: Les Misma-lables

      “I dreamed a blight of plague and flies,
      When hope was gone and life worth infecting,
      I dreamed, the epidemics would never die,
      I dreamed that Nurgle would be sickening,
      Then I was young and traitorous,
      And contagions were made and used and wasted
      There was no affliction to be infectious,
      No germ unleashed, no virus untasted”

      Lyrics from the song I Dreamed a Blight

      • SilentPony

        Is it wrong I gave Typhus the voice of Susan Boyle?

        • I_am_Alpharius

          I’d wager Typhus has a fabulous falsetto voice.

      • Spacefrisian

        You mean lessofmylawness darno kidles right?

  • Crablezworth

    I’ve always wanted a typhus model with green popcorn coming out the back of it…

  • Red_Five_Standing_By

    I’d clip those fumes right off.

  • Kritarion

    “Allright guys, we all had fun, nuw put away the silly string and get back to work!”

  • artty

    i’d like to be able to see the 3D version that GW puts on their website of this model. the smoke looks kind of silly…

  • Yup Nash-Shannon

    The Typhus mini is sculpted in a way that makes him look like he’s celebrating finding his Scythe after misplacing it, and then finds it between the couch cushions.

    • ZeeLobby

      In a teddie bear pose!

  • Imo GW needs to stop with those over-the-top flames and smoke effects. They just don’t work for me.

  • ZeeLobby

    He pooped himself.

  • ZeeLobby

    In all seriousness, what a horrible model. The pose, the back. Just bad, bad GW! LoL. I mean the bulbusness of the legs and arms makes him look like a stuffed animal…

    • Son_of_Corax_XIX

      Is this in regards to the Typhus model? If so I agree I thought the other one in the video with the Tally man looks alot better

      • ZeeLobby

        yeah, just Typhus. Others look OK, but woof.

        • Son_of_Corax_XIX

          Typhus is abit dump to say the least.

  • thegreatmoronos

    Does anyone know if these new termies are one box set or 2, if they are posable, and how they compare in size to the old plastic?

    • I_am_Alpharius

      Well standard plague termi’s should be 5. The Deathshrouds is a little unclear; it could be 2, it could be 3 – my money would be on 3, since that’s how we’ve generally seen them. As for posability, thats a unknown; however, the trend with a lot recent kits is having lots of optional components and some flexibility with pose; typically through heads and arms, and not necessarily at the waist. Size wise both Termi’s are roughly the same, just with the added bloat the Deathguard have; imagine a Plague Marine next to CSM.

  • thegreatmoronos

    Oh another question when did the death guard decide to repaint there

    • I_am_Alpharius

      The models are not a ‘Eavy Metal painted set of models. They’re paint by Jes Bickham, the Studios’ Head. So it will be his custom colour scheme.

  • Spacefrisian

    Lets keep it simple Typhus is one ugly posed mini, now the community has the job to fix it.

    • Crevab

      The problem with a poorly designed model is that no matter how many of them we fix, that’ll always be the official version :/

  • banana raccoon

    Typhus used to look like a rock, as if there was nothing you were going to do to phase him. Forge World’s Heresy version as well, you get that Death Guard feeling of the unstoppable force slowly creeping forward. His new pose is almost that of a Khorne model, and it makes him seem really out of place among the Death Guard.

  • kobalt60

    Typhus aside…… That brundle-fly Terminator is excellent. Nice to see nurgle mutations other then tentacles and bloat

  • kaptinscuzgob

    new typhus model doesnt look so bad in that scheme

  • Rafał Pytlak

    Typhus looks fantastic!
    Kharn, Ahriman, Typhus…now we wait for a revamped Lucious 😉

  • Ish

    I’m thinking that Typhus led look better if his hands where swapped. Have his raised arm be a clenched fist for that “At last revenge in mine!” pose or maybe a splayed hand for that “Onward my minions!” look. Then have his scythe in his other hand, for that casual “between kills” look.

    • Crevab

      Or maybe the fly cloud leading from his open, raised hand

      • Ish

        I feel like that might be stepping on the toes of the Plaguecaster’s puke-belch-fly-cloud.

  • 301stFeinminsterArmoured

    I know what parts I’d be chopping off.

  • BloodAngel

    I’m glad I have the Finecast Typhus.

  • E65

    Has not painted the flies in the …..smoke???

  • NagaBaboon

    Maybe it’s GWs inability to take photos from flattering angles but why the hell is Typhus performing a show tune? He looks terrible. I WAY prefer the old model.