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Could someone give me a good painting rundown on these armies. I like the regular colors of both, i just suck at deciding base coats and what colors to highlight and ink with.
Basically I'd recommend a black undercoat for both.
Here's a GW article on the Death Guard. Click!
Furthermore if you mean with 'regular' colours the ones GW uses, the colours listed in the codex should work.
Since it could be the paint scheme I'm using as well, I don't think posting this info is a problem, but if it is, please tell me!
For the Word Bearers they recommend Red Gore as a base colour, Magenta Ink for Inking, Chainmail for the metals and Bleached bone for the horns.
If you want to put some more effort in your guys I'd say mix some Boltgun Metal into the Cainmail, so you can highlight it with pure Chainmail. For the horns start with some kind of brown, maybe bestial brown and lighten it up to bleached bone. Then highlight with bleached bone-skull white or even pure skull white.
For highlighting red you could use blood red, but I'm not totally sure about that, red is no colour I use regularly.
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for death guard i was hoping for more of the green armor, not the gw brown. sorry i was not very explicit with that. kind of like the models in the e-store for GW.
Here is how I have been painting my Nurgle marines (not exactly true Deathguard colors)...
I start with a base of Cayman Green (Vallejo Game color), brown ink glaze, then I start highlighting with a striation pattern, basically I paint lines in Cayman Green leaving some of the darker color showing below, then I take camo green (vallejo game color) and do another set of fine striation lines. Lastly I do dead flesh (vallejo game color) striation lines. If you are going very detailed you could mix a 50/50 color mix between each shade you use and add more lines/layers...
I then paint the metals in a deep gold color - base of brass, brown ink wash, darker gold, purple ink wash, final highlights with the lightest gold and maybe a touch of silver.
That is what i was talking about slorak, thank you very much. Btw, i'm a huge fan of your death guard models ! ! !
The striations really aren't as complicated as I made it out to be. Just make sure you use a brush with a sharp point. I would also paint the armor first then go back and do the trim and the other details. That way if you over paint with the lines it is easy to clean up.
Also thin paint really helps. You don't need a lot of it.
Wow thats the best painting of a Deathguard I have ever seen. No clue how word bearers look, so sorry (aren't they usually daemon bomb armies though?).
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The Typhus you have in your galley is very well done and i hope mine can turn out remotely like that. I will start working on him this weekend (he is the only death guard model i have right now). Hopefully i will receive me troops soon so i can flesh out a nice rotting army.