I really like the Death Guard stuff from Forgeworld, but it gets a bit pricey, so I wanted to see if I could sculpt some stuff to make my own death guard conversion bits and add them to some plastic marine parts to make a convincing Death Guard marine on the cheap.
I thought that I might make a mold of some of the great Forgeworld stuff, but I didn't feel right about it and decided to challenge myself and do some sculpting work.
I really like the spiky "armorumferrum"helmets so I took a helmet from the Ravenwingsprue and went about converting it to look like a Death Guard helmet adding a spike and rivets and reshaping the mask and back lower edge.
I then took a front torso half and added a big belly plate
And I used a couple of blank shoulder pads and added the 3 skull motif.
after all that sculpting I decided that it would be a lot of work to make a bunch of these, and decided to give resin casting a go and see how hard it was to do at home with no experience.
I will go into the resin casting in the next post.
Here is one of the models I made from these cast parts and plastic marine bits.