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Plague Marine Champion

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The Plague Marine Champion, a grotesque embodiment of Nurgle's blessings, stands as a testament to the resilience and fearlessness of the Death Guard. Clad in rusted power armor and armed with a plaguesword and power fist, this champion leads his vile brethren into battle with unwavering determination.
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Plague Marines, devoted to the service of Nurgle, possess repugnant, decaying bodies emanating a putrid stench. The corrosive slime seeping from their sores dissolves armor and flesh, yet despite their gruesome appearance, they are formidable warriors. This kit allows you to assemble a Plague Marine Champion, adorned in bloated and rusted power armor, with customizable heads and distinctive Nurgle symbols. Equipped with a plaguesword, power fist, and boltgun, the Champion is accompanied by two Nurglings, one clutching a censer and another adorning the base with a comical Death Guard helmet.

What’s in the Plague Marine Champion box

  • x8 plastic components that make the Plague Marine Champion, accompanied by two Nurglings
  • x1 Citadel 32mm Round base

How to paint the Plague Marine Champion set

  1. Step 1: Applying a base
    Start by using a brush or airbrush to apply an even coat of Death Guard Green to the Plague Marine Champion’s armor. Make sure to cover all the surfaces, ensuring a smooth and consistent application. This dark, earthy color will serve as the foundation for the rest of the paint job.
  2. Step 2: Adding Details
    With a smaller brush, carefully paint the trim of the armor, such as the helmet, shoulder pads, and other decorative elements, using Balthasar Gold. This will add contrast and give the miniature a more ornate appearance. Take your time to ensure neat and precise application.
  3. Step 3: Enhancing Depth
    Apply a wash of Agrax Earthshade over the entire miniature, focusing on the recessed areas and crevices. This will add depth and shading to the model, emphasizing the details and giving it a more realistic look. Use a thin brush to control the application and remove any excess wash if necessary.
  4. Step 4: Painting the Sickly Skin
    Using a brush or a fine detail brush, carefully paint the exposed skin areas of the Plague Marine Champion with Rakarth Flesh. This pale, sickly color will contrast with the armor and enhance the overall decayed and diseased appearance. Be mindful of the details and avoid getting paint on the armor or clothing.
  5. Step 5: Adding Menacing Eyes and Teeth
    Using a fine detail brush, paint the eyes and teeth of the miniature with a bright and menacing color like Evil Sunz Scarlet or Warpfiend Grey. This will make the facial features stand out and add an element of intimidation. Take your time to achieve clean and precise lines.
  6. Step 6: Applying the Slimy Effect
    Using a small brush or a sponge, apply a layer of Nurgle’s Rot or a similar glossy, slimy effect to the areas of the miniature where decay and corruption are most prominent, such as wounds, sores, and oozing tentacles. This will create a realistic and disgusting look, enhancing the character’s Nurgle aesthetic.

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