Monday 5 September 2022

#DeathGuard #KillTeam Four Plague Marines - sessions 1 and 2

Afternoon #WarHamFam and #WarhammerCommunity I've been #PaintingWarhammer Death Guard Kill Team. Technically my #NewYearNewArmy for #ArmiesOnParade. With my muse totally gone on Dark Angels Ravenwing I thought I'd try some Plague Marines. And what an absolutely wondrous breath of foul foetid air this turned out to be. I chose to work on 4 of the marines at once [should have gone for 5, with what remains, but nevermind]. I'd done all the red bits in some previous random fit of painting and on a Monday evening the other week added all the Vallejo Game Effects Dry Rust to the weapons, banding, backpack and anything else I wanted rusty metal.

Despite having painted a test model I didn't consult it, otherwise I'd have noticed that not all the backpack was rusty, some was also cream. But, I'm not that bothered now I've compared them.

The following night I went in with my out of print Home & Bargain, Colvin & Co, Burnt Umber art acrylic. This stuff is so good, when i run out I hope I can find something else which achieves Blanchitsu level oil effects. I also went back in with some Vallejo Game Extra Opaque Heavy Red.

Again, it's an irony that thinning it down gives a great effect. It will be shaded back but I needed better coverage at this stage. The browns though, there's part of me that wishes I could leave the armour like this and just work on all the fine details.

I still need to decide on how to handle the cloak on the marine on the left but this felt so easy to do, really quick and the results are already satisfying - bring on the next session.


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    1. Literally just the half of it! They get so much grimmer and also darker ;) I love how they've come out, already done and I'm onto the next 6!