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In the darkest depths of the Warp, where diseases fester and pestilence thrives, the Plague Marines emerge. These abominable warriors, once proud Space Marines, have become instruments of decay and Nurgle's unrelenting plague.
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Embrace the Eternity of Decay with Plague Marines, the Indomitable Vanguard of the Death Guard. Through the countless ages of their existence, their ranks have swelled with unwavering loyalty to Nurgle. These warriors, grotesquely transformed and oozing with putrid corruption, exemplify the horrifying power of the Plague God.

Prepare to assemble a formidable 7-man squad of Plague Marines with this meticulously crafted multi-part plastic kit. Each model is dynamically posed, capturing the essence of the Death Guard’s trademark aesthetic. Their cracked and rotting armor reveals slithering tentacles, while severed heads are grimly displayed on belts as trophies. Backpacks slosh with vile diseases, and intricate pipework connects their rebreathers to unknown concoctions of Nurgle’s foul alchemy. To inspire despair, an Icon of Despair is included, allowing you to showcase an icon bearer among your ranks.

This kit offers an impressive array of weaponry and head options, tailored to each individual model. Among the selection are 8 boltguns, 4 plague knives, 2 bubotic axes, a blight launcher, a plasma gun, a meltagun, a plaguebelcher, a heavy plaguespewer (with backpack), a mace of contagion, a great plague cleaver, a plague flail, a plasma pistol, and a bolt pistol. Additionally, the unit Champion can be customized with either a plaguesword or a power fist. Furthermore, you’ll find a total of 16 bare and helmeted heads, allowing you to add unique touches to your Plague Marines. For added authenticity, two specific arms are included to depict a model primed to hurl a blight grenade, one hand clutching the pin.

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Plague Marines Datasheets

What’s in the Plague Marines box

  • x146 plastic components that make 7 Plague Marines
  • x7 Citadel 32mm Round bases

How to paint the Plague Marines set

  1. Step 1: Basecoat
    Apply a basecoat of Death Guard Green to the armor sections of the Plague Marines using a medium-sized brush. Ensure smooth coverage, leaving recesses and details unpainted.
  2. Step 2: Metallic Elements
    Use a smaller brush to paint the metallic elements such as weapons and trim with a color like Balthasar Gold or another suitable metallic paint.
  3. Step 3: Accent Colors
    Apply accent colors to specific areas, such as bone details, lenses, or filth. For example, use Rakarth Flesh for the flesh, Mephiston Red for the lenses, or a mix of colors for the filth to add variety.
  4. Step 4: Washes
    Apply washes to the different areas of the model to enhance depth and add shading. For the Death Guard Green armor, use a wash like Agrax Earthshade to darken recesses and create a weathered appearance.
  5. Step 5: Highlights and Drybrushing
    Using a lighter shade of Death Guard Green or a mix with white, carefully highlight the edges and raised areas of the armor. This step adds dimension and brings out the details. Additionally, use a drybrush technique with a light bone color to lightly dust the edges of the armor, emphasizing the weathered look.
  6. Step 6: Fine Details
    Focus on painting smaller details such as lenses, purity seals, and insignia. Use contrasting colors to make them stand out, like painting the lenses with a bright color or the parchment on purity seals with a suitable light tone.
  7. Step 7: Nurgle’s Rot
    To create the appearance of oozing slime or disease, apply a glossy, transparent paint or technical paint (Nurgle’s Rot is amazing for this) in select areas. This will add an extra layer of realism to your Plague Marines diseased aesthetics.
  8. Step 8: Base and Basing Details
    Paint the base using appropriate colors to match your preferred theme, such as a corrupted, diseased ground or a desolate battlefield. Add additional details like rocks, debris, or realistic texture paints to enhance the overall look.
  9. Step 9: Protecting the Miniature
    To protect your painted Plague Marines and ensure their longevity, consider applying a varnish spray as a final step. This helps seal the paint, guarding against chipping, and adds a protective layer to the models.
  10. Step 10: Personal Touches and Experimentation
    Don’t be afraid to experiment with different color schemes or techniques to make your Plague Marines unique. Add personal touches, like additional weathering effects or custom iconography, to truly make them your own.

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