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I've just stared with Warriors of Chaos and I'm giving all my units the Mark of Nurgle.
I have a unit of Chaos Marauders and want them to look like they have the Mark of Nurgle. I'm painting the armors in green rotten colors to look like the stink and the weapons rusty and all that and I want the skin to look really diseased. Like the dudes were infected or something..
I would appreciate some help of how to do it. Recipe of colors would be cool.
i think light browns and greys are good for skin. greenish skin seems logical for infected people, but i think it wont look as good with the green armor. how are you doing the rust?
A Base of Catachan Green is good, if you mix in elf flesh to get the main colour thats usually quite good. For the highlights just add some rotting flesh and you should be sorted.
Or another one which is quite good. Codex Grey with Elf flesh and then highlight up mixing in skull white, it Works well for 'dead' vampire esq flesh.
If you paint really thin purply/blue lines on the skin to repressent veins that can help a diseased look. If you water that mix down and put it over the eye area it makes them look like they're bruised.
Hope that helps
For the rust I tried out a method yesterday which was really simple and fast to do and looks pretty good:
1. Drybrush Tin Bitz
2. Drybrush Brazen Brass
3. Drybrush Chainmail
I'm kinda highlighting the Tin Bitz with the Brazen Brass and then highlighting the Brazen Brass with Chainmail. I will post pictures this weekend if nothing goes wrong so watch out for me in the painting forum.
No Problem, Thats a cool way of doing Rust by the way Although keep hold of that Brazen Brass!!!! They don't sell that anymore!!! I always found a really watered down bestial brown wash was good for rust as well. If you're doing it on Plain metals put a dap of Bolt gun metal in with it.
The metalic paint seperates and floats on top so when it dries on the model you get tiny flecks of silver paint on the rust that look like chips and scratches. (If you ever use Boltgun metal take a look at your paint water, you'll know what i mean)
On a random note, If you do a light dry brush of Orange on your brazen brass before the chainmail you get the orangy oxidised look. (Mix it with bestial if you don't want it to bright)
tallarn flesh basecoat
rotting flesh heavy drybrush
(skull white for the eyes, bleached bone for the teeth)
thraka green wash
rotting flesh light drybrush
You could give it a try, and see if you like it as skin for your marauders; the skin really looks like it's sick and decaying.
Could take a knife and make some knicks into their skin and color them to look like festering wounds. Might add alittle extra to the guy.
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If you don't mind drybrushing I'd recommend this.
Base of green (a dark earthy one, not scorpion or such)
Drybrush it with Bleached bone. Make sure the brush is dry enough not to make it all to spotty.
Then give it a gentle wash with scab red or red gore.
Maybe another very gentle drybrush of Bleached bone.
It's quick and looks both rotten and organic