Wednesday 28 September 2022

#DeathGuard #KillTeam Plague Marines - sessions 1 and 2

Afternoon #WarHamFam and #WarhammerCommunity I've been #PaintingWarhammer Death Guard Kill Team. Technically my #NewYearNewArmy for #ArmiesOnParade. Oh man time is short, AoP is round the corner, just 23 days days from today [although these pics are from a week or so back]. I've the Plague Marines, the Pox Walkers and the Foetid Bloat Drone to do for #DreadTober and trying to fit everything in and finding the time to write and publish blog posts about them is really challenging.

And that's not even mentioning the Ravenwing! So I got on with these Plague Marines, slapping on my Vallejo Game Effects Dry Rust, with some watered down Game Extra Opaque Heavy Red anywhere I thought was fleshy or sore.

The last tranche of Death Guard was 4 marines and here I am adding the Tallyman to the mix.

And a Lord of Contagion. I don't know whether this may end up too overwhelming. On top of that I am actually throwing some paint on the Pox Walkers simultaneously, although less judicious about the photo record for them [sorry].

With the base colours on it's time for my Colvin & Co 'Burnt Umber Artists' Acrylic'. Smooshed on and used as a wash in places it gives the best grimy effect.

I'll be adding more washes - red, sepia, purple, green, strong tone etc. Anything to add more tints, colours, splotches and filth.

I want the idea that these guys just live in filth. Their plague vessel just dripping with slime, gunk, and decaying muck with not a clean spot on board.

Then, trudging through this black tar field, they get even filthier. I must admit the Lord of Contagion has much more rust on him than I had been aware of. Add to that I have no idea if I can replicate the filthy purple cloak from my last tranche of marines and he's somewhat daunting.

Right, must crack on.


  1. The difference the washes make is astounding, well played.

    1. Thanks, although I think that Burnt Umber should take most of the credit. It's almost like an oil paint. I really hope when I need to get some more that another brand will work in the same way. Sadly my local Home Bargains no longer stocks Burnt Umber [or Vermillion for that matter] so I've no idea how long this will last for me.
      Anyway next updates I think are just as dramatic in their difference.

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    1. Ta, it's a fun project even if the urgency and and looming deadline is beginning to add a layer of frustration I won't get everything done. I've made compromises in the past for AoP, both delivered everything I wanted to and also sacrificed elements I knew I couldn't get done. However, I think its been obvious for so long what I wanted to do and 40k gaming was not a focus that my AoP board was. The fact I'm not going to get the Gellerpox done, or finish all the Ravenwing is deeply frustrating.