Friday, 27 October 2017

Project P30 - Death Guard Chaos Space Marine Part 2

I’d said this posting would be a more detailed look at my colour palette for the Death Guard Plague Marine but that will have to wait until next time! It’s half written but I’ve been too preoccupied with figuring out the said colour palette to write about it! When I last posted I thought things were pretty much sorted, but my use of blue for the verdigris shook things up.

This is pretty much the norm for me when I’m working with new, or unfamiliar, colour combinations; and it’s what makes trying new things out so interesting. I’m very happy with how the colours are working together now but I’ve really had to work hard at it! Almost every step of this paint job has presented some sort of challenge for me to resolve and, as a result, I’ve picked up a few new ideas for my Predator’s colour palette. Who’d have thought that blue and orange would play a key role in a Nurgle themed colour palette!

While my main focus was on sorting out the colours, I also gave a lot of attention to creating textures and material contrasts. This has been a worthwhile effort as it brings a lot of interest and a touch of realism to the paint job. I need to refine a few areas yet, but overall everything is coming together in a pleasing way.

For the time being here are a few up-to-date work in progress pictures of my marine.


  1. That is some gorgeous work, man - Nicely done!

  2. Stunning work.

    Did you find a replacement for baking soda?

    1. Yes, it's a combination of Typhus Corrosion and Micro Balloons (a lightweight powder used to bulk out epoxy resin)

  3. When 99% of the painter try to have the right light and shade you bid by texture... I'm stunned by this mini.
    What's your recipe for the NMM copper ?

  4. Truly incredible work. Are you creating the contrast primarily through stippling or are you getting gradients down and then stippling over the top? Thanks!