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Your pictures are rather small and it is hard to see the details - but here are my thoughts. The figures as I can tell lack any real definition. It looks like you have taken a lighter green, a medium brown and silver. The green and brown are applied hodge podge without any real shading or definition.
Here is what I would suggest. Ink is a quick method to shade a figure. You can dilute it with water so it isn't as dark. Play around with it to get it to the consistency you like color wise. Brush it on the various areas - A green ink for the green areas (or even brown). Brown ink for the brown areas. Pretty much any color for the metal.
Next take your base color and mix it with a lighter shade. Apply this to the higher edges. Just doing this alone will make your figures stand out much more than they do now. I would also think about doing accent colors. Maybe a little red here and there. Maybe some bone or ivory on any open sores (these can be tinted easy enough with inks as well).
I have painted A LOT of Nurgle stuff and have found any number of colors (purples, reds, browns, and greens - even flesh tones) can work well with a Nurgle themed army.
Umm, thanks there Mike, will do.
Try drybrusing them all with some Bleached Bone a little.
Also, a wash of some deep green won't be out of place.
Finally, you can achieve an appearance of pus / other filthy liquids by adding paint to varnish and making a very uneven mix out of that, then applying that mix to the miniature with a rather rough brush.
I would also recommend going back and starting with a darker base color. The reason behind this is that you will have an easier time finding lighter colors to highlight with. This would be especially true if you wanted to use several highlights. As it is - it is rather light to begin with. I would also recommend dark lining around the metal areas - because as it stands right now it is too light and blends in too much with the lighter colors around it.
I usually start with Cayman Green (vallejo Game color) which is a darker green. To this I add a brown ink wash. I then go back and fill in the majority of the area with the cayman green and start highlighting with camo green and finally dead flesh. I have found it to be a rather quick and easy process. I personally add striations to the armor but the color choice would still look bold painting the armor solid.
This is what the color choices look like:
Seems very effective, I'll try it out tonight, thanks a bunch, once more.
I also have a dreadnought to finish, I'll post up a picture of it.