I needed a break from Scions and with the announcement of more Primaris coming down the pipe I figured I'd hold off on painting more power armour. I wanted something I could finish quickly because I don't want to get bogged down. A 1-2 day palette cleanser as it were. I've had some Nurgle kits about since Dark Imperium came out as I thought it might be fun to supplement the Death Guard in there.
This has to be the most satisfying unit I've painted in such a swift time. I assembled it and primed it yesterday and got the unit painted up today. No portions required more than three steps to do and a lot of the smaller steps that aren't on all the models I managed to keep down to two steps. The details are crisp enough that it's pretty easy not to stray onto areas you don't want painted.
White Primer Spray
Gryph-Charger Grey Contrast Paint
Athonian Camoshade wash
Light Drybrush of Pallid Wych Flesh
Those three steps take care of a huge portion of the model. Any sloppiness is easy to paint over or can be worked into blending up colours.
Pallid Wych Flesh on the toe nails, horns, exposed bone, and teeth
- The horns kind of get an edge highlight and kind of get a blend; I did it by eye.
Corax White on the eyes
Nuln Oil or Purple recess wash around tummy teeth.
Mechrite Red on the tongues and guts (followed by Baal Red wash and Evil Sunz Red hightlight between other steps)
Mechanicus Standard Grey on the swords
Heavy Drybrush Administratum Grey
Only a single highlight step for the guts and that's not really an edge hightlight.
The head bundle was done by heavily diluting a light green paint and putting it on the heads and once it was dry hitting the entire bundle with Guilliaman Flesh contrast paint.
Guts and Gut Nurgling
Here's an example of the Mechrite Red - Baal Red Wash - Evil Sunz Highlight on the guts. The gut nurgling was Warpstone Green and a Thraka Green wash.
I've definitely caught the bug - pun intended and wallowed in like a filthy nurgling - and I look forward to doing another unit after my next Scion unit.