I originally started my little 40k nostalgia project as an excuse to acquire and paint up some of the old metal models that fascinated me as a younger person. And I am — you should see the pile of old vintage Death Guard Plague Marines I’ve got soaking in paint stripper.
But I’m also enamored by some of the newer models that have come along in recent years, particularly the stunning plastic kits. Like the Helbrute!
This walking sarcophagus is Drypsalion, the Font of Vengeance, a Helbrute in service to the Reavers of Deculon Prime (my Night Lords warband). Inside this accursed flesh-and-steel tomb lies an ancient warrior forever trapped at the very brink of death. Over the years, his proud dreadnought armor has been twisted and corrupted by the forces of Chaos, so that now he is a soulless melding of man and machine.
This model was fantastic and I fear I really haven’t done it justice. It was a lot of fun painting so much twisted flesh alongside more traditional Night Lords armor plates. (Suffice it to say that I’ve had my fill of painting the color BLUE over this past summer and autumn.) Next week’s a group of players is coming out to my place to try out One Page 40k, so I’m hoping to get this monster on the table! Stay tuned for a battle report…