Kevin Rahman-Daultry. or Saint Imp was the first to successfully complete the #returntoisstvan project! Kevin is known for cranking out armies at an enviable speed, but I think this broke his personal best! Let’s hear from the Sonic painter himself.
What got you involved with the #returntoisstvan project?
Peer pressure, lockdown, and my need for a project.
Why get involved in the challenge?
Honestly seemed super fun and gave me enough of a force to play 30k.
I already own 40k death guard so it made sense to get some pre-nurgle death guard
How did you approach the collection?
100% rule of cool and narrative. Force was designed to be nearly all troops fitting the Death Guard approach to combat. From there it was what I thought was cool to paint.
What were the challenges in slogging through it?
No real challenges as I tend to paint pretty fast! Had a blast with the weathering, their aesthetic is very, very forgiving. I used streaking grime to weather the miniatures and lots of pigments to tie them together.
What were the strategies for getting an army together?
I approached this with the idea of trying to get as many troops as I could into a single list, big guns had to be troop operated and that was the basis for ending up with the quad mortars and fully scoped out squads.
I went basic with Death Guard colours mixed with heavy weathering. I’m very happy with the overall effect and think the army looks good together.
Moving forward – what are you going to add?
No plans to add at the moment but will likely add a dreadnought at some point.