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    Hi,

    I'm starting a Death Guard army and was wondering how you guys out there paint yours.

    Any help will be much appreciated, thanks.

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    O.K. i don't actually play death guard or anything, but i can help you. yesterday, i decided to paint a regular space marine in deathguard colours and it turned out nicely, so here's what i done:

    black undercoat
    all armour in 40/40/20 scorched earth/dark angels green/chaos black
    now cover most of that in 45/45/10 bleached bone/goblin green/ chaos black, leaving a little of the last colour around the edges.
    now, water down some scorched brown so it's really thin, like ink, and give the armour a wash of this.
    now do the same again but with 45/45/10 bleached bone/goblin green/ bronzed flesh.
    finally, drybrush the armour with 30/30/40 scorched earth/dark angels green/bronzed flesh

    the overall effect is quite icky, kind of yellowey browney green, but it looks great! if i can work out my dad's digi camera, i'll post a pic.
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    I've been thinking of starting Death Guard and this is the scheme i will be doing. I found it off a site.

    Black Undercoat
    Drybrush Skull White
    Drybrush Graveyard Earth
    Drybrush Bleached Bone
    Black ink wash
    Brown ink wash in crevices
    Green Ink in some places where i want a green tinge (it will vary from model to model)

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    You guys have some very complicated painting techniques, although im sure they look brilliant (Y)

    I have a very simple yet effcetive paint scheme.

    Undercoat the whole thing Black
    Paint the whole thing Camo green
    Dark ink wash the whole thing
    Drybrush the whole thing Rotting Flesh
    Paint the trim/boltgun Tin Bitz
    Paint any bloody bits Red Gore followed by light Blood Red
    Any skulls etc. painting Bleached Bone.

    Hope that Helps.

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    Body:

    Undercoat Chaos Black
    Basecoat of Dark angels green
    drybrush of camogreen
    wash of flesh ink
    drybrush rottenflesh
    wounds done with red gore, then red ink.
    symbols and skulls with bleached bone.

    Weapons:

    tinbitz
    drubrush boltgunmetal
    wash of brown ink

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    True Death Guard colors I believe are supposed to be mostly bone color with a putrid green trim.

    I myself have a soft spot for Nurgle and though I don't usually paint in actual Death Guard colors I have found a technique that seems to look real good and with practice is fairly quick to do.

    Base of Cayman Green (vallejo game colors)
    Brown ink wash
    Re-touch up of Cayman Green

    Next step is to add striations of color on the armor
    Camoflauge green
    dead flesh
    Maybe bone white

    Depending on the level of detail you can stop at dead flesh or continue up to bone white on the straitions. Also on some character figures you may want to blend even further - if so I would take the base color (Cayman green) and mix it 50 50 with first striation color and then work through a steady transition of 50/50 mixes until you get to the lightest color.







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    hi!

    Ive been painting deathguard for some months now, and the look of the army is fantastic to be honest, I dont use the deathguard models from GW, i use green stuff to add texture and "nurgle" stomachs on the normal CSM models. I chose another color than the normal camo green everybody seems to use. I used Bubonic brown

    for the regular CSM: undercoat with chaos black, drybrush with scorched brown, drybrush with snakebite leather, then bubonic brown. to dilute the color i used kommando khaki, and then i highlighted with bleached bone.. on some areas i used a thin highlight of skull white. details in shadow gray, guns and weapons in silver and black. The eyes I painted in scab red.. in cracks around the eyes, shoulders etc i painted in green areas to resemble slime and disease

    plaguebearers and nurglings: undercoat with black, drybrush with catachan green, drybrush camo green, dilute the colors in kommando khaki, highlight with bleached bone.. on the intestants and tentacles i used dwarf flesh, ink it in brown, highlight with elf flesh. eyes in white.

    all vehicles and the dreadnaught is painted in the same way as my CSM.
    I then spray them in purity seal, and put gloss varnish on the slimy part of the army (only sublte details)

    I hope you will enjoy your DG as much as i do! and good luck

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    yuck, Plague marines! :o

    Anyway, how you paint em depends on what you want them to look like. I've seen brownish ones and more greenish ones. For the more brown, make sure you give it a slight greenish tint. For green, make sure you give it a slight brownish tint. Also, I think plague marines have a lot of rotting flesh, the color.

    Check the four colors of chaos on the GW site for more info.

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    O.K then, here's what i'm going to do;

    undercoat of chaos black,
    drybrush skull white,
    drybrush graveyard earth,
    drybrush bleached bone,
    wash with dark green ink,
    paint various detail parts specific colours, e.g: guns, weapons
    wash with brown ink in crevases to give idea of built-up dirt

    What do you guys think of that? Also i've decided to do a death guard army with different colours.
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    its pretty close to the scheme i posted but the differences you made seem as though they will turn out nicely
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