Mortarion – Daemon Primarch of Nurgle, part 3

As I was saying in part 2, my initial plan to paint this in stages came unstuck because of how the model goes together, so my usual order of painting went out the window. This week, I’ve mainly been painting up the base and going over his cloak.

At the end of part 2, his cloak had been painted Vallejo Russian Uniform WW2, and washed with Citadel Seraphim Sepia. The first thing I did for part three, was water down some Russian Uniform WW2, and start building it up on the cloak.

Next, I added a little Vallejo Dark Flesh to the mix, and highlighted the Russian Uniform. I may add a further highlight later on, but I want to keep the cloak pretty dull and drab, so will see how the rest is looking when it’s nearly finished.

There’s a lot of things on the base, Nurglings, chains and stuff from Mortarion’s back, so I thought I’d probably best do that next. The stone that he’s hovering above appears to have fleshy tears in it, revealing some unpleasantness inside. First things first, I painted all the rips and openings in Citadel Mephiston Red, the stone in Vallejo Deep Seagreen, and the area around the rips in Dark Flesh.

Where the edge of the Dark Flesh meets the Deep Seagreen, I did three different mixes of the two colours to blend it in a little. Once done, I washed the fleshy areas in Citadel Reikland Fleshshade Shade, the stone in Citadel Nuln Oil, and the open wounds with Citadel Druchii Violet Shade.

I then started building up the Deep Seagreen on the stone, giving it two highlights once the base colour was done, one highlight of Vallejo Model Colour London Grey, and the next of a London Grey/White mix. After finishing this section, I decided to work on something else for a bit, before returning to finish it off.

As a break from the base, I used a little Vallejo Model Air Rust to paint up some of the trim on his armour, and also some of the details on his weaponry

The Scythe is huge, so I’m debating how to paint up the shaft of the weapon, while the rest of it will be painted using my usual Death Guard methods.

There’s a couple of posts and videos that may be of use if you’re working on Mortarion, or any Death Guard for that matter, and I’ve linked these below:

Death Guard Painting Techniques 1

Death Guard Painting Techniques 2

Death Guard Corrosion and Weathering

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