Plaguebearer Painting Techniques, part 2

Welcome to the second part of the Plaguebearer Painting Techniques guide, where I’ll be showing the remaining parts of how I paint the Plaguebearers. Part one is here, so if you haven’t had a look yet, go and check it out, it covers all the rest of the miniatures that aren’t covered below.

Blight Swords

The Blight Swords were a very simple method following the methods below;

1, Vallejo Model Air Steel
2, Citadel Nuln Oil Wash
3, Citadel Agrax Earthshade to discolour
4, Citadel Typhus Corrosion
5, Citadel Ryza Rust to highlight the Typhus Corrosion
6, Add some Model Air Steel along the edges of the blade where the rust would be worn away.

1, Vallejo Model Air Rust
2, Wash with Agrax Earthshade
3, Add some Citadel Nihilakh Oxide to the recesses
4, Highlight the edges of the blade with a little Retributor Armour.

Icon Bearers

As the box of Plaguebearers comes with a choice of two icons, I’ve painted up both below.

1, Undercoat (white or Black)
2, Model Air Rust,
3, Wash with Agrax Earthshade,
4, Touch up some areas with Model Air Rust
5, Add Nihilakh Oxide to the recesses.

1, Undercoat (in this case Death Guard Green, but black or white will do)
2, Paint the Silvery and Bronze metallics as above
3, For the skulls – Paint with Citadel Rakarth Flesh
4, Wash with Citadel Seraphim Sepia
5, Reapply Rakarth Flesh, leaving Sepia in the recesses
6, Highlight with Citadel Ushabti Bone

Severed heads

Where would the evil guys be without some severed heads?

1, Undercoat (in this case, Death Guard Green)
2, Paint with Citadel Deepkin Flesh
3, Wash with a mix of Vallejo Blue and Gray Washes, or Citadel Reikland Fleshshade
4, Reapply some Citadel Deepkin Flesh, and highlight withCitadel Ulthuan Grey
5, Paint boils with a mix of Citadel Averland Sunset and White, surround infections with Vallejo Red Shade. Paint cord with Vallejo Beige Brown and wash with Averland Sunset
6, Paint all wounds with Citadel Mephiston Red and wash with Citadel Druchii Violet
7, Add Carroburg Crimson to the wounds and add trickles from them.


The pipes of the musician blast out a merry tune, bound to make even the strongest of stomachs turn.

1, Undercoat
2, Paint the bones with Rakarth Flesh and the straps with Beige Brown
3, Wash the bone with Seraphim Sepia and the straps with Agrax Earthshade
4, Reapply the Rakarth Flesh, leaving the Sepia in the recesses
5, Highlight the bone with Ushabti Bone.

That’s all for this post, and I hope you’ve found it useful.

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