In the vast expanse of the 41st Millennium, where armies vie for dominion over the stars, none embody foulness and corruption quite like the Death Guard. These warriors have been transformed into grotesque monstrosities by their patron god Nurgle, the lord of plagues and harbinger of disease. They are the living embodiment of decay and entropy, a relentless force that embodies hopelessness and despair.
Introducing the Death Guard Plague Marines, a box set that includes three plastic models, offering alternative options for your Plague Marine squad. Let’s delve into the details of each unique character:
Blight Stalker: A master of trench warfare, the Blight Stalker is a sinister figure adorned with a gasmask that strikes fear into the hearts of their enemies. Armed with a bolter and a blight grenade featuring a skull motif, this Plague Marine is accompanied by a mischievous nurgling carrying a stick coated in disease. It’s best not to ponder too deeply on the origins of that stick.
Dipteron: Embodying the quintessential Death Guard theme of mutation and corruption, Dipteron is covered in grotesque growths and writhing tentacles. Wielding a potent meltagun and a blight grenade, this formidable Plague Marine even boasts additional meltagun nozzles on their back, showcasing their unwavering dedication to the eternal war.
Corpulux: Bloated, diseased, and in an advanced state of disrepair, Corpulux epitomizes the repulsive nature of the Death Guard. Their armor teems with decay, held together by patches of chain mail. Armed with a plague knife and wielding a blight bomb made from an unfortunate victim’s severed head, Corpulux exudes an aura of horror and revulsion.
Embrace the twisted allure of the Death Guard Plague Marines and unleash them upon your enemies. These models serve as striking additions to any Plague Marine squad, showcasing the relentless and grotesque nature of Nurgle’s chosen warriors. Witness the decay and corruption firsthand as you assemble and paint these sinister miniatures, bringing them to life on the battlefield. Prepare for the unrelenting onslaught of the Death Guard, as they spread pestilence and despair across the galaxy.
What’s in the Plague Marine Reinforcements box
- x15 plastic components that make 3 Plague Marines: Dipteron, Corpulux and a Blight Stalker
- x3 Citadel 32mm Round bases
How to paint the Plague Marine Reinforcements set
- Step 1: Prime the Miniatures
Apply a thin and even coat of primer to the Plague Marine reinforcements using a suitable color, such as Chaos Black or Mechanicus Standard Grey. This will provide a smooth surface for the paint to adhere to.
- Step 2: Basecoat the Armor
Start by basecoating the armor of the Plague Marines with a dark color, such as a deep green or brown. Examples of suitable colors include Death Guard Green or Rhinox Hide. Apply multiple thin coats until you achieve good coverage, allowing each coat to dry before applying the next.
- Step 3: Paint the Details
Using a lighter shade of the basecoat color, paint the various details on the miniatures, such as the trim, accessories, and weapons. For example, you can use a brighter green like Nurgling Green or a lighter brown like Gorthor Brown. Take your time and use a small brush for precision.
- Step 4: Add Rust and Corrosion
To create a weathered and decayed look, you can add rust and corrosion to the armor. Use colors like Typhus Corrosion or Dryad Bark to simulate the effects of time and neglect on the metal surfaces. Apply the paint sparingly, focusing on areas that would naturally accumulate rust, such as edges and crevices.
- Step 5: Highlight the Details
To add depth and definition, apply highlights to the raised areas of the miniatures. Use a lighter shade of the color you used for the basecoat or details. For example, if you used Death Guard Green, you can highlight with Ogryn Camo. Apply the highlights sparingly, focusing on edges and prominent features.
- Step 6: Paint the Skin
If your Plague Marines have exposed skin, such as faces or hands, paint them using a flesh tone color, like Bugman’s Glow or Cadian Fleshtone. Apply multiple thin coats for smooth coverage, and add shading by applying a wash of Reikland Fleshshade or Agrax Earthshade.
- Step 7: Finish with Details and Basing
Inspect the miniatures and make any necessary touch-ups or adjustments. Add any final details, such as painting the eyes or teeth, and apply washes or drybrushing techniques to add depth and texture. For the base, you can paint it to match your preferred theme, whether it’s a desolate wasteland or a Nurgle-infested battleground.