I found a “lost post” from just before my shoulder surgery back in April, 2015. I needed some plague bearers just in case I needed to summon them in a game. I’ll post a full tutorial when I work on the next batch of plague bearers, this is just a quick how-to. I have some older metal models that I need to paint as well.
I started with multiple thin coat of Vallejo Grey Airbrush Primer.
The flesh was a simple 3 step process (airbrush 1 & 2, brush wash 3):
- Basecoat – VMA US Dark Green 71016
- Zenithal Highlight – 7:5:2 VGA Dead Flesh 72.735, VGA Moon Yellow 72.705, Distilled Water
- Wash 3:1 – Citadel Athonian Camoshade: Distilled Water
I sprayed a thin basecoat on the Plagueswords, Instruments, Banners, etc. with Daler Rowney FW Ink (FW for short) Burnt Umber 223
After this I picked up a brush and hit all the nails, broken bones and teeth with VGA bonewhite 72.734
Then I brushed on a coat of Squid Pink 72.713 on the guts, tongues and about half of the exposed wounds.
Once it dried I used Citadel Carroburg Crimson heavily on all the wounds, and Citadel Agrax Earthshade on the nails and teeth.
One final touch was VGC Orange Fire on the pustules.
Quick and dirty, but still gorgeous! That’s some great looking plague bearers in rapid succession!
Thank you. I really dislike playing with unpainted models, so most of my models are “tabletop” which means I spent a lot of thought trying to figure out what would look good, executed the most important part and then never get around to finishing the details… About once every few months I head to an event where painting scores matter and I go through an army and try to finish all the missing details. Not sure when that will happen for these poor guys.