Death Guard Deathshroud Bodyguards – Part 2

Part one of this post can be found here.

Since we had all the shades done at the end of part one, I started on the longest part of painting Death Guard in this way, the armour. I used a mix of watered downWhite and Citadel Ushabti Bone.

Next came the corrosion. As these are pretty busy models I only did two layers, Citadel Seraphim Sepia:

And Citadel Agrax Earthshade:

Next I tried to get some of the detailing out the way:

Citadel Carroburg Crimson: The gaping mouth, tongue, head wounds, disembodied head wounds, cuts through armour
Citadel Genestealer Purple: Highlighting the tentacles and growths
Citadel Emperor’s Children: Highlighting the Genestealer Purple

Then came pustules, rotting heads and visors.

Citadel Averland Sunset/White mix: Pustules
Citadel Rakarth Flesh: Skin on the disembodied heads
Vallejo Light Green: gems in the haft of the scythe – not all of them were done at the same time. The gems were highlighted twice using Light Green with increasing amounts of white added.

The final parts of the corrosion came next:

Citadel Nijilakh Oxide: Used on all Brass areas
Citadel Typhus Corrosion: Used on areas I wanted to show rust
Citadel Dey Ryza Rust: Highlights to the Typhus Corrosion
Vallejo Pale Grey Shade: The exhaust smoke

For the bases I did a very basic but effective way of painting them. The Metal areas were all painted with Citadel Leadbelcher, and the stone areas with Citadel Mechanicus Standard Grey. Once dry I washed the whole base with Citadel Nuln Oil, Adding areas of Seraphim Sepia to the parts of the Leadbelcher I wanted to be rusty. Once that was dry I added some Agrax Earthshade to those areas. Once that was dry I used Typhus Corrosion and then highlighted it with Rust. After varnishing I added some Citadel Blood for the Blood God beneath the heads and wounds, and in spotted trails to the back of the base.

With the bases finished, I finished off the smoke by giving it another layer of Pale Grey, then highlighting it with watered down white. The flies had their torsos painted Citadel Abaddon Black, and highlighted with an Abaddon Black/white mix. The wings and eyes were painted with a layer of Vallejo Model Air Chrome, then a layer of Citadel Spirit Stone Red was applied to the eyes, and Citadel Soulstone Blue and Citadel Waystone Green.

I called it a day with them there. As it’s a tabletop army I didn’t want go too over the top, and I’m happy with how they look.

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