PENNY ARCADE DEATHWATCH COLLABORATION PROJECT
[Updated 3/12] [Progress section updated]
[Updated 3/19] [Drafts updated]
[Updated 3/20] [Goodbye Asher
, welcome Naile! Lawinator moved]
[Updated 5/16] [OP Updated. Terminators built and ready to mail. Assault marines assembly commencing. Scroll down for second part of OP]
[Updated 12/4] [OP Updated. SJ replaced by Leper. Search teams dispatched to search for a corpse]
[Updated 2/14] [Matev replaced by Vanguard, replacement search begins for Frothulhu]
This project started as my desire to have a Deathwatch detachment that not only had totally unique models, but also played well on the tabletop. Through chitchatting in the WH40K thread, I realized it would be a cool idea to have an army EXTREMELY unique in that every was painted by someone else. Nothing would make each Marine stand more out than having their own painting style. To this end, I asked the forum if they would be interested in painting the army I built, for a commission, to which I got an overwhelmingly positive response. Such is the awesomeness of our community, many members even offered to supply their own models, which is far beyond what I was looking for and is just another example of how awesome it is to have such a community.
The army has been mailed out, and more than half of the mans have been returned! We've accounted for all but one model, and hopefully this project can be finished by the end of December. It's been a long road, all timelines have been broken by, well, almost all of us. I've never been a stickler about the turn around, I'm just happy to see people participating and waiting to see the army all together.
Lord Inquisitor Xario Kuroi of Ordos Xenos (Counts as Kaldor Draigo)
Zero, the Vindicare assassin
Venerable brother Lotius, the Dreadnought
10 Unique Deathwatch Marines (Counts as Paladins)
7 Deathwatch Terminators (Counts as Terminators)
10 Deathwatch Assault Marines (Counts as Interceptors)
The Vindicare assassin will be this
Venerable Brother Lotius
The 10 Paladins will all be normal marines in "Artificer" armor. There's just more fluff to support that look than damn near 20 Deathwatch terminators, and I think we can get much better looking models that way.
The 7 Terminators will be, surprise, terminators.
The 10 Interceptors will be normal jump pack marines.
Powerfists/Thunderhammers will both represent Thunderhammers. The GK codex has no PF, and doubles S at I1 is pretty obvious.
Halberds/Relic blades will represent Halberds. If it's got more than a one hand grip and a spear/axe head, it's a halberd.
Swords/Axes/Lightning claws will represent Swords. If it's a basic one handed weapon, it's a sword.
Heavy Bolters/Assault Cannons will represent Psycannons. Deathwatch marines use both wrist/underarm mounted weapon systems and suspensor fields to cut the weight of weapons in half. With this, a heavy bolter weighs roughly 30% more than a storm bolter, something commonly seen wrist/single hand held. This means shoulder/underarm mounted heavy bolters are a go.
Storm bolters will be represented by whatever bolters your marine would be carrying. Chained up BT bolters, GK style storm bolters, combi-flamer bolters... it'll all represent storm bolters with no other effect besides aesthetics. This gives a wider range of modelling choices.
If Nealneal wants to use something unique to represent the warding Stave such as a massive shield, a crozius, etc. that's totally cool. Just has to be something no one else has.
Apothecary/Stave - Nealneal (Agrippa Lucilius of the Ultramarines)
Psycannon/Sword - Valhalla (Drusus Gaul from the Imperial fists)
Psycannon/Banner- Paradox Pope's Homie (Unknown from unknown!)
Psycannon/Halberd- Dr. Keenbean (Värmod of the Space Wolves)
head on a standard longfang body with the shoulder mounted heavy bolter up above. He'll have a Halberd in his left hand, just kinda hanging there like Coteaz style. The shoulder mounted HB leaves his left arm free to hold his weapon. The only caveat is that he'll require either a modified SW backpack or one of the smaller packs that come with the kit. I'll see what I can figure out.
MC Psycannon/Hammer- Dayspring (Griffin of the Iron Hands)
Halberd - Otakud00d (Blood Raven)
MC Halberd - Eldercat (Cattus the Elder of the Dark Angels)
Hammer - Sharp101 (Argos of the Salamanders)
MC Hammer - Naile
Sword - Ogotai (Black Templar)
Justicar/Hammer - Chrysis (Chrysistophf of the Exorcists)
Hammer - Ken O (Hieronymus Keeno from the Salamanders)
Hammer - FroThulhu (Crimson Fists)
Crimson Fist Terminator with an actual hammer. Have him rearing back to smash the crap out of something, wrist mounted storm bolter, but not pointing it. He's focused on smashing something's face in.
Halberd - J (Angels of Absolution)
Halberd - Custom Special (Brutus Tiberius IV of the Ultramarines)
Sword - Altmann (Alius Vir of the Space Wolves)
Draft probably never coming
Something with a terminator and a sword and stuff. Because Altmann doesn't read the thread he just paints models.
Incinerator/Sword - Saluksic (Marte Garrido of the Blood Ravens)
Justicar/Hammer - Extreaminatus (Horatio Caedo from the Raven Guard)
Psycannon - Paradox Pope's Brother (Marius of the Dark Angels)
Psycannon - Leper (Unknown of the unknown)
Sword - Denada (Denadus of the White Scars)
Sword - Halos Nach Tariff (Halos of the Blood Angels)
Sword - CorporateLogo (Flesh Tearer)
Sword - TheLawinator (Aldric of the Black Templar)
Sword - Mago (Mago Maximus of the Space Sharks)
Sword - Matev (Wrax Drake of the Mantis Warriors)
Sword - ParadoxPope (Red Scorpion)
Here are some images of DW marines for you to use as inspiration.
Think this one has a bit too much BA iconography
Keep an eye on the OP, I'll be updating and changing information frequently!