Repainting an Old Pewter Great Unclean One

Back in 2003 I was just beginning to build my Death Guard Army. I was 15 3rd Ed was still current, but there were rumblings of a new edition in the coming year.

Back then there weren't too many options for Chaos HQ's (aside from over pointed Characters), but one of those HQ's that I had some success with was the Great Unclean one.

They were solid pewter, and the mini existed somewhere between Warhammer 40k and Warhammer Fantasy in their design. Soon Forge World introduced what became the standard and current model for this figure, but back then this pewter fellow was all I could afford.

Even at the time it was considered a goofy model, that all hoped would be replaced by the Forge World model soon, and I considered myself among them. I thought the mini looked bad, I painted it badly and so it was a bad mini all round. But honestly I couldn't have been more wrong.

With a more modern paint job, rather than the woefully 90's scheme the old figure was regularly painted in, I think the mini is actually really cool! Covered in open sores and maggots, with rows upon rows of grinding teeth; I think it all makes for a cool mini!

Since I am playing 8th Edition these days (though I do hope to have a throwback game to 3rd Ed soon.) I am not actually running this model as a Great Unclean one. Frankly the Chaos Daemons in 40k are bring knives to a Gunfight, so I actually use it as a "Counts-As" Daemon Prince of Nurgle.

I have been using it in that role (in it's poorly painted form) for some time now, and I am more than happy with the results.

Written by: Andrew Gregory

Repainting an Old Pewter Great Unclean One Repainting an Old Pewter Great Unclean One Reviewed by JADE Gaming on 1/11/2019 02:05:00 pm Rating: 5

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