I have now finished painting the Plague Marines from the Dark Imperium boxed set – forward for the fly father!
There are some great details on these figures – I do like the new Primaris Marines, but they look positively minimalist and bland compared to these glorious servants of Nurgle. I need to dig out my older kit-bashed Plague Marines to do some group & comparison shots – there is undoubtedly some scale creep going on compared with the old finecast Plague Marines, but my kit-bashed ones are a bit bulkier than those and so they should not look too out of place alongside these new ones.
I’m still hoping for a proper multi-part Plague Marine troops kit to be launched when the proper Plague Marine Codex drops for 8th Ed. While I got quite far with chopping up my Dark Vengeance Chosen to add some variety, I think it would be harder to due justice with these guys. My other main hobby wishlist item would be some corrupted Primaris Marines (or whatever the daemonic rift infused truescale chaos marine equivalent ends up being called) – the Gal Vorbak are my favourite figures from the Horus Heresy range and I’d love something along their lines for 40k in plastic.