Don’t Fear the Reaper, Mortarion of the Death Guard

By |2014-05-30T15:00:00+00:00May 30th, 2014|Categories: Chaos, Horus Heresy, Lil' Legend Studios, Nurgle, Painted Figure Showcase, primarchs, Warhammer 40k|

“But, you know, I feel more fellowship with the defeated than with saints. Heroism and sanctity don’t really appeal to me, I imagine. What interests me is being a man.”

Attributed to Mortarion [Unverified]

Like Typhus, Mortarion allowed me the chance to stretch my weathering legs. The armour was painted in a pale bone and shaded with green and red. Because these two and complementary colours this produced a grey shadow where the two overlapped strongly. I mixed a little weathering powder into parts of the armour for an extra oomph to the visuals. 

I wanted Mortarion to have a physical effect on his environment; vitrifying the rocks beneath his feet. The Scythe was painted to remind the viewer of wood using deep reds and purple in the darkest shadow. 



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