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    22 May 2021
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    22 May 2021
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This is my take on the Corpsemakers Nurgle-aligned warband featured in the Death Guard codex for 8th Ed. 40k.

The main colours are tan and a oxidized copper.

General Information:

My general method is to lay down all the base colours for the model, then do all the shading in the recesses before moving on to the highlights.

I don't own an airbrush, so the recipe will mainly consist of brush on paints.


Prime the model with Wraithbone

Copper (Armour Trim):

  1. I generally start with the armour trim so that any time I get paint on another piece its easy to cover later.
  2. Base the trim with Balthasar Gold
  3. Shade the recesses and around rivets with Agrax Earthshade
  4. Add an oxide layer selectively with thinned Incubi Darkness
  5. Add a small layer of Kabalite Green allowing the Incubi Darkness to show through
  6. Highlight fine points and sharp edges with Stormhost Silver

Tan (Armour Panels):

  1. Base with Ushabti Bone
  2. Shade the recesses with Agrax Earthshade
  3. Highlight the edges with Screaming Skull

Black (Details - Armour Ribbing, Weapon Casing, Cables):

  1. Base with Abaddon Black
  2. Highlight the edges with Eshin Grey
  3. Add a fine highlight with Dawnstone

Silver (Details - Weapons, Blades):

For grenades, replace Nuln Oil with Athonian Camoshade

  1. Base with Leadbelcher
  2. Shade the recesses with Nuln Oil
  3. Add a rust effect with thinned Skrag Brown
  4. Highlight sharp edges and fine points with Stormhost Silver

Dark Pink (Details - Wraps, Cloth, Tassels):

  1. Base with Screamer Pink
  2. Shade the recesses with Agrax Earthshade
  3. Highlight the edges with Pink Horror
  4. Highlight fine points with Kislev Flesh

Brown (Details - Leather Pouches):

  1. Base with Rhinox Hide
  2. Shade the recesses with Agrax Earthshade
  3. Roughly highlight the edges with Skrag Brown
  4. Add a finer highlight of Ushabti Bone allowing for some Skrag Brown to show through

Red (Details - Lenses):

  1. Base with Mephiston Red
  2. Shade the recesses with Agrax Earthshade
  3. Layer the middle with Wild Rider Red
  4. Add a fine point of Fire Dragon Bright

Beige (Details - Horns):

  1. Base with Rakarth Flesh
  2. Layer the upper half with Skrag Brown
  3. Shade over with Agrax Earthshade
  4. Highlight the lower half with Rakarth Flesh
  5. Highlight fine points with Pallid Wych Flesh



Amateur tabletop painter of Warhammer 40k and Age of Sigmar miniatures.

Citadel Painting System 24
Base 8
  • Abaddon Black
  • Balthasar Gold
  • Incubi Darkness
  • Leadbelcher
  • Mephiston Red
  • Rakarth Flesh
  • Rhinox Hide
  • Screamer Pink
Shade 3
  • Agrax Earthshade
  • Athonian Camoshade
  • Nuln Oil
Layer 12
  • Dawnstone
  • Eshin Grey
  • Fire Dragon Bright
  • Kabalite Green
  • Kislev Flesh
  • Pallid Wych Flesh
  • Pink Horror
  • Screaming Skull
  • Skrag Brown
  • Stormhost Silver
  • Ushabti Bone
  • Wild Rider Red
Spray 1
  • Wraithbone
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