Plague Marine Painting Tutorial

It’s been some time since I’ve posted anything about painting Plague Marines the “Cranky Way”, but I received a request to describe how I do it, and not wanting to let a fellow gamer (and Nurgle follower!) down, I thought I’d put pen to paper to describe how it’s done. At some point I’ll do this with pictures and commentary to really show the techniques, but suffice it to say, that in general, if you follow this formula, you’ll have Plague Marines that look pretty close to mine. So here goes…

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Dark Apostle conversion with Tentacle Maker

So I am super stoked. Like, crazy stoked. Why? Because I am really having fun with a new conversion I dreamed up and working on, but the icing on the cake is that the conversion process got a lot simpler and cooler with new tool I ordered from Green Stuff Industries (GSI). It’s called “tentacle maker”, and it seems tailor made for Chaos conversions. Now, I am in the process of putting my 40 Chaos cultist together (3 hours of mold line scraping the other morning, thank you very much), and of course you need a Dark Apostle to go…

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“Mr. Skull-Head” Plague Marine Tutorial

So I was getting worried that I’ve now got a lot of plague marines for my Chaos Marines army, and of all the custom marines I made (non-Forgeworld torso ones) might be starting to look a little too similar to one another. I also was looking at other plague marines on the net, and seeing on the GW models that some of them have parts that are in full decay. A lot of my plagues have pallid flesh where flesh is exposed, but not a lot of actual “rot”, especially on the face area – for instance, they still looked…

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Nurgle Raptors Prototypes

My bits bucket was looking at me last night and given that I’ve finished painting the last 10 of my 60 (current) plague marines and I believe I have just about everything assembled I need for the 6000 point apocalypse game I have coming up in 2 weeks, I thought I’d start taking a crack at a project that I’ve had on the back burner for some time. A long while ago I posted about how I bought some bits from MaxMinu.eu and Chapterhouse Studios for creating some Nurgle-themed Raptors. Well, GW came out with a new set of Raptors…

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Nurgle Blight Drone Assembly, Pt1

Well, got some more work done on my 3 Blight Drones. These are beautiful models (beautifully rotten, gross, and decayed that is – Papa Nurgle would be proud). The one thing to keep in mind is that even though they are gorgeous models, they’re a little tricky to assemble. Not the worst I’ve ever seen (I’m looking at you, pewter Tyranid Zoanthrope), but a little tricky. I’ll go into some of the gotchas below.

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