Nurgle Plaguebearers

Things have been very busy in the goldfish studio of late, and there’s been very little time to update the blog. Hopefully this will be rectified soon with a spot of help  in the blog update department.

The main project from the last couple of days has been a unit of Nurgle Plaguebearers. These were an absolute joy to paint and we’ll be getting some of these in again very soon along with the new plague flys that GW have just released.


I started by basing the models with mourn mountain snow (the new basing paints from GW are great and make rank and file troops much easier to base, it doesn’t matter what colour you use) then undercoated the unit with Tamiya Grey primer.

The next step is to dig the airbrush out and basecoat the unit in Death World forest green, followed by a zenithal highlight of Nurgling Green. If you’ve never tried zenithal highlighting before, it’s worth trying as it’s so simple. Just basecoat the entire model in a middle to dark colour all over, then pick a lighter shade and use the airbrush to spray straight down onto the top of the model so it mimics the way light would hit the model.

The skin was given an extra highlight with a mix of Nurgling Green + White Scar, while the gribbly bits were picked out, first with Baal red and Agrax Earthshade washes, then with Pink horror and Pink horror + White Scar

The metal standard was painted with a 50/50 mix of Scaly Green + Hawk Turquoise (if you’re new to painting miniatures, these are old colours from GW but you may be able to find them on Ebay). The standard was then drybrushed with Brass Scorpion and then Runelord Brass which creates a really nice verdigris effect.

This is a brief overview of what goes into our tabletop standard miniatures but if anyone wants a proper tutorial series then just let us know in the comments!

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